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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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 12: “Kersty”

My Day 12 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Kersty”.​ Kersty 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 named…

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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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Jan. Daily Painting Day 7: Highland Cow

My Day 7 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Highland Cow”.​ This is one of the Highland cows I came across in West Lincoln about 20 minutes from our farm.  I was excited to see a small herd of highland cattle here in Ontario, Canada.  I…

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Jan. Daily Painting Day 6: “Little Stinker”

My Day 6 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Little Stinker”.​  This little fellow visits regularly to get a meal from the barn cat’s bowl.  We use an old hubcap for her bowl because the wildlife have a harder time stealing the bowl.  Our skunk friend…

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