30 Paintings in 30 Days January 2017 – Day 8 & 9

Monday and Tuesday I was leading two of my Paint Parties, so I was still painting and am counting those days in my 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge since not only was I painting those days, but leading groups of people to create their paintings too! I may put up an auction of my Paint Party paintings soon, so follow my posts and facebook pages, if you are interested.

beneath-the-coconut-treeMonday night we had a great time at Mokus Restaurant in Fonthill. Mokus is a fantastic Hawaiian restaurant, so all of the paintings I am creating and leading have a Hawaiian theme too.  Monday’s painting was “Beneath the Coconut Tree”.  Everyone had a great time!  Mokus has a great variety of Hawaiian foods to appeal to everyone and has tropical drink specials on the night of our Paint Parties. They play Hawaiian music and with the power of the internet, even broadcast a Hawaiian radio station in the restaurant.

I always take pictures as we progress and post them on my Art Studio Facebook photo albums.sunbathing-sea-turtle

If you live near the Pelham/Welland area, our next Paint Party at Mokus is on Monday Feb. 6 and we’ll be painting “Sunbathing Sea Turtle”.  Tickets can be purchased on the Paint Party’s event page of my website, but are selling fast so get them soon so you are not disappointed!


italian-vistaLast night I was leading my Paint Party at Julia’s Bistro and Catering in Dunnville, ON.  So I moved from the Hawaiian theme to an Italian theme.  Julia’s offers great Italian food, as well as more Canadian fare, like her top-rated hamburger, which will be featured on the “Burger Wars”.  They are coming to her restaurant to film on Jan. 28 and 29.

Last night our painting was “Italian Vista”.  This painting is fun because there is a lot of room for variation in colour mixing, what is included, or left out.  It does have more steps than a lot of my paintings, but everyone did great and had a fun time!  Sorry that two of our guests had to miss the fun due to illness, but I’ll look forward to seeing them at the next event.italian-vineyard

We’ll be painting “Italian Vineyard” on Tuesday Feb. 7 so if you live near the Dunnville, ON area, or are visiting, get your tickets on my website on the Paint Party’s event page and join in on the fun! The great thing about my Paint Parties is you don’t need any experience.  I walk everyone through step-by-step, but all the paintings are different in the way people mix colours, create brushstrokes, or add their own creativity.



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Fall Paint Parties

Wow, the summer has flown by; I can’t believe it is September already!  We’ve had a busy summer, and Fall Paint Party dates, both public and private,  are filling up fast.  My Alibi Bistro in Welland is Mare of Many ColoursFall Birch Trees having their first Paint Party on Tues., September 27th from 6:30-8:30pm and we’ll be painting, “Fall Birch Trees”, by request.  Their 2nd Paint Party is schedule for Tues., Oct. 18th from 6:30-8:30pm and we’ll be painting “Mare of Many Colours“. My Alibi Bistro has a wonderful atmosphere, great food, and friendly staff, so I am looking forward to having them as our newest venue to date. Tickets can be purchased on our Events page.

Prismatic Tree Fall Birch TreesDebb’s Cuisine on Queen in Dunnville had a sold out Paint Party for August and has another  Paint Party on Mon., September 26th from 6:30-8:30pm and we’ll be painting, “Prismatic Tree”.  Their October Paint Party is schedule for Mon., Oct. 24th from 6:30-8:30pm and we’ll be painting “Fall Birch Trees”. Everyone always has great things to say about the food and staff at Debb’s, and our Paint Party guests always have a great time, so I am happy to continue having such a great venue for our Paint Parties.

Red Maples on the HorizonWhisky Run Golf Club has been a wonderful venue for our Paint Parties this summer!  Everyone has a great time and the staff are friendly and helpful.  Their season coming to a close at the end of Fall, but we have a Paint Party scheduled on Tues. Oct. 11th from 6:30-8:30pm, painting “Red Maples on the Horizon”, and may squeeze in one last Paint Party in November, with more coming next season.

We have a lot of private Paint Parties being scheduled, so if you are thinking about scheduling any Fall or early Winter dates, contact Wendy to reserve your date.  We can come to you, or you can reserve the studio for up to 16 guests.

Also, we are busy adding new venues and dates, so check our Events page often to see upcoming Paint Parties and other events. If you have painting or venue requests, you can contact Wendy or post comments on our studio facebook page.



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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Paint Party May 30 at Debb's Cuisine on Queen

Paint Party May 30 at Debb’s Cuisine on Queen

A gift of art of makes a great Mother’s Day gift!  You could purchase a ticket to one of our upcoming Paint Parties, or give a gift certificate which can be used for a painting, a commissioned painting, or art workshop.  You could purchase two Paint Party tickets, and take you mother out for a fun evening together!  Or perhaps she has a beloved pet or special place and would like a commissioned painting.  If you purchase a gift certificate or Paint Party ticket for a Mother’s Day gift, just let me know and I can make a printable gift certificate with my validation number and signature if you aren’t able to pick up the gift certificate before Sunday. Gift certificates can be for any denomination, so if you don’t see the amount you would like in the website Art Store, just contact Wendy.

Paint Party June 14 at Whisky Run Golf Club

Paint Party June 14 at Whisky Run Golf Club




Paint Party June 27 at Debb's Cuisine on Queen

Paint Party June 27 at Debb’s Cuisine on Queen












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