Tuesday, August 4, 2009

GIVEAWAY - Twin Birch


Today is my 1-year blog anniversary. To celebrate I'm conducting a random drawing for this 5" x 7" watercolor painting in an 8" x 10" mat.
I feel compelled to tell you all that I painted this picture following step-by-step instructions in a book called Watercolor For Everyone by Teresa Ascone. It is not my original idea although it is my original painting. I took a 3-day watercolor course from this Alaskan artist about 10 years ago. I don't want anyone to think that I am misrepresenting this painting as something other than it is. I have painted a few projects from her book and have learned several techniques that have helped me greatly in painting with watercolor. While taking her course she informed our class that we could use her lessons to create art to give away, but not for sale.
To enter this drawing, just post a comment below. I'm planning to leave it open for comments until I do a random drawing to select the winner which should be around 5:00 pm Alaska time on Wednesday the 5th. I'll post the winner and then you can contact me by email to claim your prize and give me your mailing address. I hope you enjoy it!

15 comments:

soulbrush said...

am i the first? yay! i love it, doesn't matter where you got the inspiration from, or how you got it, the end product is wonderful
happy 1st annie (i just had my second in may)...and may there be many more. YAY!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy first Bloganniverary. You did a great job on this. It doesn't matter that you had instruction. I can't wait to see the cactus that you are going to paint. Good luck with all.

Teri C said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! Isn't that what instructions are for? To learn to do something? And you did GREAT!

purplepaint said...

Hi Patty! Happy Blogversary!!! This is a fabulous painting! I agree, it doesn't matter where you get the inspiration in the end it is your artwork and it's beautiful! Please enter me in your giveaway. Marva

K. said...

I'll also add the "Happy Blogiversary" wishes. :)

The painting is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hey mom, Your painting is very nice. I really like the colors u used.

Jenny said...

Hey Sis

It always amazes me how you can do the art thing. You get the art, I got the music.....sometimes I get jealous I will be home in Alaska within the week barring any breakdowns in Canada....Leaving tomorrow AM early, north I will see ya when I get to Anchor town

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Happy Blog-a-versary! You taught me a lot this past year! I wouldn't trade one single moment. Here's to another 365 days of Love, joy and creativity!

Love and hugs
China

Teena in Toronto said...

That's lovely!

Happy blogoversary!

Kellie said...

Happy blogoversary!

I think your birch are very birchy!! Don't see very many of them around here.

Aunt Krissy said...

I have always liked that picture.
But don't enter me in. I get plenty from you.

tainterturtles said...

Wow, it's been one year? I still remember when Aunt Krissy told me she started her blog....and then I started my blog last September. How time flies. Congratulations PA.

Margaret Ann said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! I want you to teach us a few of those techniques...may you artistic Muse contine to flourish and shine!

crochet lady said...

I hope I'm not to late to be in your drawing! The painting is fabulous and i would love to have it.

Alicia said...

Happy blog-a-vesary!

I'm a day late and a dollar short but hbv anyway!