The Winners Are…

Rosemary, Lavender and Thyme

I love giveaways…the only hard part is that I want to give everyone that entered something… 🙂

Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments…

Here’s how we did it. I wrote everyone’s name from both my website and this blog on little pieces of paper and then folded them up and put them in a bowl…

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Then I asked my daughter to pick the winners…

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And the winner of the calendar is… Aunt Red…Congratulations!!!

Next was the winner of the Pamela Jeanne Studio painting…  Willow Creek Farm … Congratulations!!!

Pamela Jeanne has a new Etsy shop… Blue Pumpkin Studio, if you are wanting to purchase some beautiful made in America gifts…this is the place to go. 🙂

If you would like one of my calendars they are for sale  on my website… Knaylor Oil Paintings. I think you will love the quality of these calendars. I…

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Two Giveaways :)

Rosemary, Lavender and Thyme

Friends, I’m really excited about this, and I want to share my joy with you. You know those wonderful dream come true stories that don’t happen very often in our lives?  Well, I just had one of those dreams really come true, and I still am not quite sure I’m totally awake.

I’ve dreamed of being an artist and having my paintings accepted in a gallery…a dream that I never really thought was reachable for me. Yesterday, I submitted seven of my paintings to a gallery!  YES!!! So, to celebrate I have two giveaways…

#1 – A 2014 calendar of my paintings. I’m really happy with the way this turned out and I think you will be too.

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Here’s what the inside looks like…

All of these paintings, except one, were painted during my 30 Paintings in 30 Days this last September.  This calendar will also be for sale  for …

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a million little ways ~ emily p. freeman

You were born to make art. You were made to live art. You might not see yourself as an artist, but you are—in so many unexpected ways. In what you create, whether poetry or pie, sculpture or sand castle, calligraphy or conversation. It’s time to uncover the shape of your soul, turn down the voice of the inner critic, and move into the world with the courage to be who you most deeply are. ~ emily p. freeman

I love this little video and I’m reading emily’s new book…

Visit her website and see more…Chatting at the Sky

Pantone Painting ~ Autumn Bouquet

fall bouquet 311″ x 14″ oil on gessoed panel

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There we go…I hope you can see all the colors in there. This is from the previous post Pantone Palettes . I had picked a wild autumn bouquet from from the  pastures and woods out here, and when I thought about what to paint I realized most of the colors were in the bouquet… I think the added color yellow for marigolds really brightens it up. 🙂

Pantone Palettes

I have been spending a lot of time lately getting a website set up and an Etsy shop and putting the finishing coats of varnish on my paintings to get them ready for the gallery. But today I  just happened to be looking at the pantone app that can make color palettes from your photos when I saw the 2013 Fall Pantone colors…

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So I thought I would have some fun and mix up a palette of these colors…

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And I also made one up on photoshop…

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And now I’m going to use all these colors in a painting.  Something  for fall… You never know what will be the inspiration for a new painting.