Posted on March 5, 2014
As most of you know this is my first GIVE AWAY. Because of my lack of experience doing this, I need to set some new Rules… Sorry :(
- It was brought to my attention that I should mentioned that this give away is only for those people leaving in the US and Canada, shipping issues. So, I do apologize for those that are overseas or outside the country.
The other remark was that not because people like my page, it means they necessarily would like this particular piece. With that said, all of you that would like to participate and get chance to win it, the steps are below:
**** LIKE my page first ( to do this, you need to have a FB account)
**** LIKE the post on Facebook (the one with the give away)
**** and leave a comment under that same FB post.
This way, I know you like this piece and would love to be included on this draw. For those of you that already comment… no need to do it again.
I apologize for the change. Please, bear with me, it is my first!
Thanks for understanding!!!
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This is my first give away, so I have no experience on how to do it.
However, after thinking about the many possibilities on how to make this easy, without going crazy, include followers from all social media and be fair … I concluded that Facebook was the solution. Consequently, I would be able to have everyone’s name interested not only in this piece, but those that want to know about my latest work.
In other words, if any of you would like to be part of this give way, the only thing you need to do is like my Facebook page, if you haven’t already. This will automatically enter your name for this venue.
So, if you haven’t LIKE my page yet, there is still time.
The artwork shown here, titled “Low Tides” is the chosen one. I believe it represents very closely what my style is about… lots of color. Also, the winner will get a coupon code of 20% OFF to use on any item listed on my Etsy Shop.
I will announce the winner at the end of March. I wish you all good luck!!!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful and blessed week!
- Signed Original hand painted piece * Medium: Acrylic on encaustic board (flat) * Measures: 8″ x 10″ inches * Value: $100.00
Posted on February 27, 2014
Yes, I dedicated the entire week to my 2004 4Runner, which I love.
I guess it was time for new spark plugs and oil change, but it has also been about a wobbling engine and faulty windows. I love my car, but I must admit that when it comes to dealing with mechanics, in general, is a pain. I took my car for one thing, and left with five other issues, which I still need to resolve.
Yesterday, to top it off, my washing machine broke.
By the way, I am not complaining.. heehee… just stating the reasons for my absence here and in my studio I am actually handling the break and repair situation well. It is not affecting my mood and I still have peace of mind.
Because I had no time to paint until today, I thought I could just grab the brush to make a couple of corrections before my appointment at Toyota. Those corrections turned into an hour worth, which I was pleased, even though I had to reschedule .
Anyway, I will be revealing the blue portrait soon. In the meantime, here is my hand after working on the painting… what a mess! But I love it! Next time, however, I need to put on gloves, even if it only for a “couple of corrections”.
Have a wonderful Thursday!!
Posted on February 20, 2014
This piece is from an amazing artist, Mary. Click the picture to read her posts.
Originally posted on Oil Pastels by Mary:
Today I finished Golden Pears (5×7) using Mi-Teintes Bisque tinted pastel paper, with a limited palette. This was fun, quick and proved to me that light and shadows are big players in helping to determine the type of edges to use in bringing the viewer to the focal point.
Let me apologize upfront because the photograph is a little fuzzy – had a difficult time in getting the camera to provide a clear focus on the painting. But you get the idea ~
Posted on February 20, 2014
I needed a break from painting the portrait.
I need to see it with fresh eyes. I think that will help me find what I need to do to bring this piece alive.
In the meantime, I painted these floats, a subject completely different. I took the idea from the picture below, taken by Valavan Manohararajah from PMP.
For this piece I used oils on a 16 x 20 canvas. I changed the background color to white, to give a more ocean feel to the painting.
Thanks for visiting!
Posted on February 18, 2014
Originally posted on Striking Photography by Bo blog:
Lightning thunderstorm extravaganza above and striking the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in North Boulder County, view west across McIntosh Lake in Longmont . It was an incredible night of lightning strikes. It was a very special night for me as it was the one year anniversary of my fathers passing so I felt he was up there putting on the show for me. Thanks Dad! This is one exposure. Here are the setting ISO 200 – 15 sec – f7.1 – 90mm – 08-05-2019 10:42pm – ( Prints for sale online – Rocky Mountain Foothills Lighting Extravaganza )
Posted on February 14, 2014
I’ve painted portraits before, but not of real people. Always been afraid of the challenge, thinking… what if I cannot get it to look like “them”. But lately, it seems fear has eluded me, which is always a good thing :D, so I am taking advantage.
In any case, I will be posting pieces of the painting, like a puzzle. Showing you the progress, including the mistakes I made and corrections. I can tell you that whether I get it right or don’t get it at all, I am loving the challenge.
I started this portrait on Monday. I am not done. In fact, I still have a way to go. I am including the same part of the face, the eye, before and after pictures. I will reveal it’s identity at the end, when I am done and fully satisfied with the outcome (hopefully this year.. heehee). In the mean time, I hope you enjoy the process with me.
Happy Valentine’s to all and enjoy your weekend!
Posted on February 12, 2014
Reading an Etsy article made me realized that a new look was available for all Etsy owners.
So, without delays, I updated my shop.
This is how it looks and you could check it out by clicking here
Below is a sneak peek…