Oh summer weather where have you gone…please come back. But until then I am painting away. I didn’t get a painting completed in time to share here. Yes I am not so good at this keeping my work secret until my show. I think I might have to work on that! ;)
Tim and Mary won the original 5×7 painting for the month of March! Thanks for the fabulous photo!!!!
You should check out Tim’s Blog. He also does watercolour painting and he just illustrated a book. So cool. I can’t wait for my copy!
I have 13 painting days left! The show is in 18 days!
So how many days do you have left to get your name in for the May Draw. 11 days! You can get your name in to win by commenting on my blog, or signing up to follow my blog, or signing up to receive my Art newsletter.
See you on Thursday! Until then I hope you have a lovely week.
I had a great morning session. I have never painting a white flower before. I was surprised at how much blue is in the shadowed areas! I think I captured the “fragility” of the cosmos flowers.
On to the next painting…only 22 days until my sale…only 18 painting days left…
And we are past the 1/2 way point of May and only have 15 days left to get your name in to win an original 5×7 watercolour painting. Comment, sign up to follow my blog or sign up for my newsletter…the more comments, the more chances to win!
It is 16C out in Yellowknife today…I am off to play in the sunshine!!!!! See you on Monday.
Happy May Long Weekend to those who have one this weekend.
If you are new to following my Facebook Fan page WELCOME. If you are new to finding my blog I WELCOME you as well!
Each month of this year I am giving away one of my most recently created 5x7s! You could win something like
or like this
or like this
Past paintings that were claimed and went to new homes:
Johanna from Yellowknife won this in January
Tim from California won this in March
And here is Stina from Sweden who is a happy winner of one of the sets of cards!
Stina’s response when she received the cards -
“The cards are beautiful! Don’t know if I should frame them, or give them away (when there is a very special occasion)… maybe that’s better… to spread the joy of owning one.”
There are three ways to get your name into the draw. 1. Make a comment on my BLOG. Each comment gets your name into the hat! 2. Sign up to follow my blog. You will receive an email with my blog post and your name will be put into the draw on a monthly basis. I generally post 2 times a week. 3. Sign up to receive my bi-monthly Art newsletter and have your name in for another time!
Thanks for dropping by. I am working on creating my press kit this week. I will talk about that on Thursday! See you then.
Oh how I wish I could go to Newfoundland this year. The Rooms are holding a 50 year retrospective of Mary Pratt’s paintings. The opening was this past weekend.
Check out these two interviews: CBC tv and CBC Radio on Sunday Edition. And there is a new book out.
So today I was playing with making a video of my latest 5×7 painting. I made a spelling mistake at the start of the video…not so easy to correct…so annoying! It is really interesting to watch the development of a painting. Check it out!
Nasturtium, 5×7, Watercolour on 140lb Arches Cold Press
I do “Live from my Studio” posts pretty much daily on my Facebook page. If you want to keep up with what I am creating in my studio as I prep for Fleeting Moments Show/Sale in June “like” my fb page!
We are now really getting into May. Remember that to get your name into my monthly draw for an original 5×7 watercolour painting you have three options…comment, follow my blog, sign up for my art newsletter.
Have a great weekend and see you on Monday!
Monday night we have the Yellowknife Watercolour Society May meeting. This winter we did a bunch of fruit and veggies so it seems a perfect time to do a pretty spring flower! So this is kind of the one they will do. We have enough time to one tulip and a leaf during our meeting. It will be fun to teach something that I am finally understanding quite well.
Oh the light here is just fabulous and is lasting longer and longer. Watch for more info on a draw for Summer Solstice! I will have more details on June 10. I have to get through my sale first. My brain seems to not be able to add anything more into it right now.
See you on Thursday. Have a great week.
Here is a collage of some of the watercolour paintings that I have created for the sale that is in just over a month from today! I am busy painting many hours. I am excited and a little nervous about it all.
This morning I now have 294 FB fans. Thank you to those who are following me here and on Facebook. I have a new goal! I would like to get to 400 by June! So here is my very brazen request. I would appreciate if you would support me, just head over to my FB fan page by heading over to “Like” my page by to visit my FB fan page. I post a daily update of what I am painting “live from my studio” on my FB fan page!
I have been reacquainting myself with watercolour painting after being out of my studio for a couple of weeks. How quickly one gets rusty!
The base painting of the flowers is done…
I really found it challenging to create the shadows on the yellows. Black doesn’t work at all!!!!
The base of the leaves…TaDa…I am really pleased with how this painting turned out. I love the variegated tulips. They were so fun to paint.
We are into a new month. To get your name into my monthly draw for an original 5×7 watercolour painting you have three options…comment, follow my blog, sign up for my art newsletter.
Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday!
This morning I called my friend Sarah and asked her to do the Random.org number draw.
Drum roll please….
The Original 5×7 Painting winner is blog follower MonaD’E. Email me!
The cards are won by commenter Max and blog follower Nadia (mypointofview1978). Nadia please e-mail me!
Well back to my studio! See you tomorrow. Working on tulips!
Well I have to say that I tried to start painting on the large tulip piece and I experienced a bit of panic… After two weeks of not painting I feel totally rusty and worry that I may just ruin this painting. So I prepared a number of new paintings and decided to do a 5×7 piece.
I had started the background before I left but needed to do a couple of glazes to finish it today…then comes the colour!
I can’t believe that it is the end of April. One more day to leave comments, sign up for my newsletter (and if you want see my sneak peeks of completed paintings for the rescheduled show in June…sign up for my newsletter) or sign up to follow my blog! Each thing gets your name in the draw that will happen on May 1st!
See you on Wednesday May 1st! Can’t wait to see who wins the Original 5×7 watercolour painting. Maybe it is you!?!