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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Winner of The Art Giveaway

Congratulations to our Winner #5
Great Art Selections from our Dawg Group
Picked by

Annamarie Armstrong
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Dawg Team On Etsy

Have a Blessed Day! Come back to our Blog Soon!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Blushing Delight

This is one of my latest paintings called Blushing Delight. I painted it in October and finally got around to taking a photo of it to get it ready for the web.
My daughter and I went to a flower garden this summer to take pictures, and this baby was there, looking irresistable. It is my favorite colored rose.
The original painting can be purchased through my Etsy Shop.
I will be creating products in my Zazzle Shop tonight. Just look under the Flowers catagory.
Last night I went to Michaels to purchase more Prismacolor colored pencils. I bought ten. When I came home with my new pencils it was like Christmas! That seemed to unlock the funk I was in with painting. I am so excited to start a new painting!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Win Free Art From The Dawg Group

Our Giveaway is happening next week!
We need more comments, so get a chance to win this wonderful art! Don't miss out!

and commment and follow our blog!

You can't win if you don't comment!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Painter's Block?

Do you ever get painter's block? I sure do. Sometimes I can go for hours without an idea. Or worse yet I'll work on several pieces of art and since I'm not inspired they turn out terrible and end up in the trash can.

So in one of my art block moments I was looking for ideas online and found some interesting ideas that I'll share with you. I found them at Suite101: 14 Creative Ideas for Creating Art: Two Weeks of Painting Exercises

The  site suggests going on nature walks, picking up pebbles and painting them. I was thinking with all these trees dropping their leaves it might even be fun to do one of just leaves. And another suggestion, looking out your window and paint whatever is there. I have done that on occasion but you can only have so many paintings of your backyard LOL!

Another tip was to  look through your frig for some pieces of fruit or vegetatbles or to paint just blades of grass.  I was thinking well even anything just close up could make a good piece of art. One time I just painted a zoomed it, closeup of two Christmas ornaments. It is pictured to the left.
Now if you like the steam punk kind of thing this idea might speak to you (but not to me). The idea was to take a natural element and paint it as if it were made from a man-made material. Like painting a flower as if it was made of metal. That just sounds strange to me but I'm sure there are people it would appeal to.

The webpage also talked about ideas for painting humans. Like painting a human form no bigger than 2” tall. Well we ACEO artists know all about 2.5 inch sized subjects! LOL

One idea that I thought might be fun to try one of these days was to paint  a human form by painting only negative space or painting just half a face, filling the whole canvas with the subject. It kind of reminds me of some of those profile photos on Facebook.

Well hopefully these ideas will help stimulate your creativity. It did mine!

Read more at Suite101: 14 Creative Ideas for Creating Art: Two Weeks of Painting Exercises

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Art Giveaway From The Dawg Team

Time for a New Art Colletion Giveaway
 from the Dawg Team
Here is our Facebook Fan Page

When you are shopping on etsy, please type in
DAWG TEAM and you will find all our goodies that we
sell!! We have some wonderful artists and crafts that are for sale! Time to start that Christmas Shopping!

Ok So let's start this great giveaway, just comment!! here and please pass it on to others so they can get in on it too!

These are the wonderful ACEO Artcards that you will receive if you are the winner
Donaters are
Gina Sutton
Mary Fox
Barbara Haviland
Sue Taylor
Lisa Parker
So Comment to Win!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Winner of the DAWG TEAM Art Aceo's

Well our entries were LOW this time, but the winner is Marlene Hawkins!  LazyHawk

I will be mailing them off to you this week!

Thanks to our Dawg Members that donated for our Giveaway!