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…

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 7 “Animal Spirits”

This is Day 7 painting of  the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.  “Animal Spirits”, is painted on canvas, and the painting wraps around the canvas, so no need to frame, but would look great in a floating frame.    Day 7: “Animal Spirits”, Acrylic on Canvas, 6″x6″ $75 (CAD)…

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 6 “Violet Flame”

 Today’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days painting, “Violet Flame”, is painted on canvas, and the painting wraps around the canvas, so no need to frame, but would look great in a floating frame.    Day 6: “Violet Flame”, Acrylic on Canvas, 8″x10″ $100 (CAD) and FREE shipping in Canada and…

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30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge 2019

A number of  years ago I started doing a 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge in January and it is a great way to start out my year.  However, because this year I have an especially busy January with Paint Your Pet fundraisers, Paint Parties, and catching up with record…

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Customer Appreciation Paint Your Pet Fundraiser Party

So I have been doing Paint Your Pet fundraisers for a number of years now and have helped many local animal welfare organizations, such as Welland Humane Society, B.A.R.K., Beamsville 4Paw Rescue, Lincoln County Humane Society, Dreamers Dog Sanctuary, Black Goat Farm & Sanctuary, and more!  The owner of the…

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Port Colborne Art Crawl 2018 & Fundraiser Paint Party

I will be a participating artist at the Port Colborne Art Crawl again this year.  Some of my artwork will be in the Canalside Kitchen Store on West St. and I will be having a Fundraiser Paint Party at the new Breakwall Brewing Company on Clarence St., helping to raise…

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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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2018 Fundraiser Paint Parties

My plan for 2018 is to have two fundraiser Paint Parties each month: one regular Fundraiser Paint Party, and one Paint Your Pet Fundraiser which benefit animal welfare organizations.  For 2017, fundraisers that benefited  from my Paint Parties were:  The Arts in Medicine program at the Walker Family Cancer Centre…

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Small Feats 2017

Two new paintings of mine will be up for sale at the Niagara Artists Centre’s Annual Small Feats Show & Sale. This is a fun and exciting art show, the largest in the Niagara region, and the major fundraiser for NAC. “Happy Pig” and “François II”, both oil on gallery…

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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…

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