January Photo Contest Winner: Sadie

For the month of January I held a photo contest. Since January is my dog’s birthday month, the theme for January was Dogs!  Everyone posted their dog photos on my Facebook post, and I  had the daunting task of picking the winner.  I had no idea how hard picking winners for this photo contest would be!  Thank you to all who entered the contest – your dogs are all beautiful!  If your dog didn’t make the “winners”, “finalists” or “contenders” list, it is no reflection on your dog, but could be the clarity of the photo, or even the format.

The winner was Sadie, and her owner wins this  original  6″x6″painting!

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“Sadie”, 6″x6″, acrylic on canvas

Sadie’s owner shared her story with me:

Sadie came into our lives ten years ago as our first family dog. She is smart, energetic, happy and a tad bit stubborn! She is full of personality and always keeps us on our toes. Her friendly nature brings a smile to everyone she meets. You could say she is an all-season dog as she loves playing in the snow in the winter just as much as she loves swimming or being outside in the summer. She will be ten years old this year, but she is still a playful puppy at heart! – Kait B.

Congratulations Kait!  And for those who didn’t win this time, follow my blog and  Artist facebook page for more contests and a chance to win.

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January 2019 Photo Contest: Dogs – The Results

If you missed my prior post, for the month of January I held a photo contest. The theme for January was Dogs, since January is my dog’s birthday month!  Everyone posted their dog photos on my Facebook post, and I have had the daunting task of picking the winner.  I had no idea how hard picking winners for this photo contest would be!  Thank you to all who entered the contest – your dogs are all beautiful!  If your dog didn’t make the “winners”, “finalists” or “contenders” list, it is no reflection on your dog, but could be the clarity of the photo, or even the format, since the winner gets a free 6″x6″ original painting, and some photos didn’t crop well to a square format.  Keep in mind the photo requirements:

Photo should be a close up of the face, at the dog’s eye level, not looking down at your dog, but not so close that the nose appear bigger than it is.  Photo should have a good range of lights and darks, show the dog’s eyes and expressions and capturing his/her personality.  A little background around pet is fine, but the pet should take up approx. 3/4’s of the photo.

So I saved all submitted dog photos to a folder as they were posted, then after the deadline, Jan. 31st, I went through and chose “contenders”, then “finalists” and finally the top three.  So the winners are……

 

First Place – Sadie

1st Place Winner receives a free 6″x6″ original painting on canvas, or the choice of upgrading to a larger size with the price of a 6″x6″ deducted from the larger sized price.

 

2nd Place – Harley

Third Place – Amber

Third Place – Tripp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd and tied 3rd Place may received 50% off a 6″x6″ original painting on canvas, or deduct that value for a larger size.

 

Finalists receive 20% off a 6″x6″ original painting on canvas, or deduct that value for a larger size.   And all local contenders may receive 10% off a Paint Your Pet event – just email me for a coupon code!

I will be posting photos of the winning painting, and any others as they are finished.

See all the entries, finalists and contenders on my Facebook Jan. Photo Contest Album.

Note: painting prices are on the Commissioned Art page

 

 

 

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Jan. 2016 Daily Paintings: Day 13 “Roxy”

Today is our dog Roxy’s first birthday, so I painted her.  Last year for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge, I painted our old beagle, Deuce, who died just before Christmas, a month before the challenge. I waited until the last day, because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to paint him, since I am a softy and have a hard time when our pets die.

I have decided to put “Roxy” and “Deuce” up in a -special place in our house, so this painting is not for sale.  However, I do a lot of commission paintings, so if you have a favourite pet, location, building, etc. you would like me to paint for you, all the details are on my commissions page.

Happy 1st Birthday Roxy!

roxy-dog-oil-painting-malowany“Roxy” Oil on canvas, 8″x8″ NFS

 

Note: For the rest of my 30 Day Challenge paintings, framing can be added so the painting is ready to hang, for an additional charge depending on frame. And for the Challenge, I will ship within Canada & U.S. for free or include a wood frame if you purchase a “30 Day Painting” during January, 2015 using “Buy Now” or your winning bid is over $100

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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 have been 13 years old this January, 2015, but died just before Christmas.  As he got older he got quite white in the face and we jokingly said he was turning into an albino beagle.  The reference photo I chose for this painting, however, was a picture I took of Deuce in his prime.  He was about 3 or 4 years old.  He was less than a year older than our youngest daughter, and only 10 months old when we got him.  He immigrated to Canada with us, and loved life on the farm.  He will be greatly missed, but not forgotten.

deuce-beagle-dog-painting-malowany“Deuce” acrylic on baltic birch, 8″x8″

I will be posting a collage of all 30 Daily Paintings for the January 2015 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge, and be printing them in a book. This was a fun, and challenging start to the new year.  Follow my blog and sign up for my newsletter to see more of my new work and upcoming events.

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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” when we have chance to visit, or if they bring the clan to visit us and our farm.

Note: the image is a little darker than the painting.  I’ll need to retake the photo in the morning.

albert-old-english-sheepdog-painting-malowany“Albert” acrylic on baltic birch, 10″x10″

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Note: Framing can be added so the painting is ready to hang, for an additional charge depending on frame. And for the Challenge, I will ship within Canada & U.S. for free or include a black wood frame if you purchase a “30 Day Painting” during January, 2015 using “Buy Now” or your winning bid is over $100.

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