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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Jan. 2016 Daily Paintings: Day 2 “Bird of Paradise”

  Today’s painting was inspired by a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, ON.  I took many reference photos for future use.  I love the contrast of bright complimentary colours and unusual angular shapes of this flower. “Bird of Paradise” Oil on gesso birch panel, 8″x8″   Note: …

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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 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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Jan. Daily Painting Day 20: Grey Goose in Water

My Day 20 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Grey Goose in Water”.​ My husband worked with a fellow whose father raises these beautiful geese.  Every night they come to eat bread from his hand before being secured for the night in the safety of their …

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Jan. Daily Painting Day 19: “Disco Duck”

My Day 19 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Disco Duck”.​ We saw this white crested duck at the Norfolk Fair and the girls thought the little puff on his head looked like an Afro and gave him the name “Disco Duck” “Disco Duck” acrylic on …

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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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