Day 7: Purple Irises

Day 7 painting for my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, is “Purple Irises”.  This will be a fun Paint Party painting, with a lot of variation in flowers and colours.  The colour of the photo is a bit off, with the flowers looking a bit more blue, and back …

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Day 6: Pine Trees at Sunset

So for Day 6 of my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, I created a Paint Party painting, “Pine Trees at Sunset”, inspired by Tom Thomson.  I saw a great exhibit of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven at McMichael Art Gallery several years ago, and love the freshness, …

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Day 5: Wildflower Field

For Day 5 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, I have created another Paint Party painting, “Wildflower Field”.  This will be a fun Paint Party painting with lots of variations, depending on what colours and types of flowers people choose to include. Day 5: “Wildflower Field”, Acrylic on …

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Day 4: Hidden Robin Nest

For Day 4 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, I have created another Paint Party painting, “Hidden Robin Nest”.  I have had a lot of requests for a robin nest Paint Party painting after people have seen one of my fine art oil paintings, “Robins’ Nest”. Day 4: …

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Day 3: Spring Tulips

For Day 3 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, I have created another Paint Party painting, “Spring Tulips”.  After the extreme cold we have been having here in Southern Ontario, I am really looking forward to spring! Day 3: “Spring Tulips”, Acrylic on Canvas, 9″x12″ $50 (CAD) and …

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Day 2: “Cardinal Couple”

For Day 2 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, I have created another Paint Party painting.  “Cardinal Couple” will be a great individual painting for my paint parties, but also as a Couple Painting, with each person painting half of the painting on a vertical canvas, so when …

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Day 1: 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

Happy New Year! If you missed my prior post, today is Day 1 of my 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. This year I have decided to create small Paint Party studies and fine art paintings and studies exploring new techniques or ideas.  This way I will be adding new …

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The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre Members Show

Two of my January Challenge paintings, “Sharing the Box” and “Polish Crested Rooster”, are on exhibit and for sale at the Pumphouse Art Gallery Members Show in Niagara-on-the-Lake. If you have not been to the Niagara Pumphouse Art Centre on Ricardo St in Niagara-on-the-Lake, it is a wonderful historic building …

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 30: “Deuce”

Wow, last painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge! My Day 30 painting is “Deuce”.​  I saved Deuce for the last because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to paint him.  Deuce was our beloved little beagle who we had for almost 13 years.  He would …

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 29: “Sharing the Box”

My Day 29 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Sharing the Box”.​ Gem and Dixie, our two hens are sharing the nesting box.  We have a retirement home for chickens, here on our hobby farm.  We don’t eat meat, so our little chicken lay the occasional …

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 28: “Tawny”

My Day 28 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Tawny”.​ Tawny is our little barn cat.  She used to be a bit shy, but in recent years has been following us around and quite vocal.  We figure she is probably blind or close to blind i …

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 27: “Albert”

My Day 27 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Albert”.​ Albert is my cousin’s d in Vancouver, BC.  He is a loving member of the family, happy to be climbed on and loved by their 5 beautiful children. I look forward to meeting him “in person” …

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 26: “Tickly Bob”

My Day 26 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Tickly Bob”.​ We have a lot of little chipmunk friends here on our hobby farm: under the barn, studio and near the well.  But we like to think that the recent ones are Tickly Bob’s descendents.  Our …

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Jan. Daily Painting Day 25: Benny

My Day 25 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Benny”.​ Benny is one of our three black cats who immigrated to Canada with us.  Funny that people often ask how we tell them apart, yet they are so different! Benny steals the other cats food by …

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 24: Benjamin

My Day 24 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Benjamin”.​ Benjamin is our youngest daughter’s dwarf lion head rabbit, named after the Beatrix Potter character.  He and our daughter have had fun and won awards in 4-H rabbit showings for the last several years. “Benjamin” acrylic …

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 23: “Turtle Pile”

My Day 23 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Turtle Pile”.​ While at the Floral Showhouse in Niagara Falls, we observed these turtles piling on top of one another enjoying the sun through the greenhouse one March. “Turtle Pile” acrylic on baltic birch, 8″x8″ Note: Framing …

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Jan. Daily Painting Day 22: Kimono Koi

My Day 22 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Kimono Koi”.​ We saw this handsome fellow at a local restaurant in Welland, ON.  I love his complimentary colours and patterns. “Kimono Koi” acrylic on baltic birch, 8″x8″ Note: Framing can be added so the painting is …

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Jan. Daily Painting Day 21: Scottish Wildcat

My Day 21 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Scottish Wildcat”.​ I remember the Scottish Wildcat in the Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum and how he reminded me of one of our large cats. We have a few part feral cats we adopted that have the …

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