30 Paintings in 30 Days January 2017: Day 4

Today’s Day 4 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge is another pot belly pig.  He looks like he is smiling, hence the title, “Happy Pig”. I needed to paint something to make me smile today. “Happy Pig”, oil on canvas, 6″x6″ $75 (CAD) and FREE shipping in …

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Jan. 2016 Daily Paintings: Day 3 “Piper”

Today’s painting is “Piper”. Piper is a ruffed white lemur who lives at Ringtail Ranch and Rescue, near us in Wainfleet, ON, Canada. Ringtail Ranch is a non-profit organization which provides a safe home for an abundance of wildlife. The animals have free range of their property and often follow …

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Celebrating Wine Country Exhibit & Sale

I will be one of six artists exhibiting artwork for the upcoming art show & sale,”Celebrating Wine Country”, at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre. My theme is vineyard animal helpers. A number of Niagara area vineyards combine quality winemaking practices and ecological principles by, ’employing’ sheep, hawks, chickens and other …

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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 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 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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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 17: “Polish Crested Rooster”

My Day 17 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Polish Crested Rooster”.​ We first saw this rooster at the Norfolk Fair in Simcoe, ON while my daughter was goat showing with 4-H.  The girls thought he looked like Cruella DeVille.  I love the wild hair and …

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Jan. Daily Painting Day 16: “Yeti”

My Day 16 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Yeti”.​ A friend I worked with when I was conducting small business marketing training has been following my daily paintings and sent me a picture via Facebook of her cute little poodle as a subject for one …

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Jan. Daily Painting Day 15: “Great Horned Owl”

My Day 15 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Great Horned Owl”.​ Our friend has a Great Horned Owl he hatched from an egg 20 years ago. Boo was at my 25 Years of Inspiration solo show as a guest. Visitors could hear her from outside …

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Jan. Daily Painting Day 14: “Baby Skunk”

My Day 14 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Baby Skunk”.​ Our cousin Melanie messaged me to post a baby skunk image on Facebook, so of course,  I chose to paint one. “Baby Skunk” acrylic on baltic birch, 8″x10″ Note: Framing can be added so the …

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Jan. Daily Painting Day 13: “Gabby”

My Day 13 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Gabby”.​ Gabby is one of our three studio cats. She and her sisters were rescue kittens from Ker Church, a location in which Wendy was commissioned to create artwork for the Niagara HERE project. She was originally …

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Jan. Daily Painting Day 11: “Mikki”

My Day 11 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Mikki”.​ Mikki is one of our three studio cats. She and her sisters were rescue kittens from Ker Church, a location in which Wendy was commissioned to create artwork for the Niagara HERE project. We nicknamed her …

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Jan. Daily Painting Day 10: “Fair Sheep”

My Day 10 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Fair Sheep”.​ This beautiful black-faced sheep reminds me of the kind I would often see in Scotland.  I saw her at the Norfolk Fair in Simcoe, ON while there with my youngest daughter during goat showing. “Fair …

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Jan. Daily Painting Day 9: “Godchild”

My Day 9 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Godchild”.​ Godchild is one of our six horses here on our hobby farm.  He is was a race horse until about 8 years old, and has been on our 8 acre hobby farm for his retirement for …

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Jan. Daily Painting Day 8: “Pancake”

My Day 8 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Pancake”.​ Pancake is a Vietnamese mini pot belly pig who came to our 8 acre hobby farm recently.  She is 4 months old and hangs out in my studio with the three studio cats most days, and …

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