Monday, March 30, 2009

Painting Giveaway

For months now I've been toying with the idea of having a painting giveaway, egged on by Jen at Sprite's Keeper. With my upcoming move I've decided to give away this painting:

Since, I've never done this before I'll try to make it easy and fair for everyone though I make no guarantees.

I do have to say that I rarely give my paintings away ( it's kind of like giving away a child or letting them move out of the house. You never really trust what is going to happen to them once they leave the nest. Plus, what if someone doesn't want it later on? then what? It's not like they can move home. Jesus, am I over thinking this whole thing?). I want them to go to someone that will really enjoy them. I'm just like that fretful parent watching their child head off for college. The loss of control is terrible.

So in the words of my friend Sher: "leave a comment about a favourite artist, piece of art, if they ever dated a dude named Art, are big fans of Garfunkle, you know, what do you call a man with no arms and no legs hanging on a" I will use a scientific method of random generation with whatever boy is in the house pulling a name out of a hat. (This will be the hardest choice since I have tons of hats).

One entry person please. Contest ends on Friday April 3rd.

BTW, this painting is unframed. I'll paint the edges so if you don't want to frame it it won't look so stupid. It has also been curing for about 3 weeks so it should be good to go but I wouldn't varnish it for another 4 months. You don't have to at all but varnishing it will make it so it won't fade. Also this painting is 16" x 20" which is a nice standard frame size. You'd think I planned it that way.



  1. Yay!!!!
    I like art! I like all kinds of art! I like art so much that I won't let John fart near it, which I hear can make the paint peel. I've never seen it happen, but I won't take chances.
    I want!!!!

  2. Most of the "art" in our house is in the form of prints - I have some very cool abstract "jazz" prints in the guest bath (of all places) and some funky "Cajun Chef" watercolors in the kitchen. We have a painting in our bedroom that was Beloved's before I met him but I don't remember the artist (it's of the White House during the late 19th century) and we have several paintings of my mothers - she painted mostly still life and landscapes.

    I like yours - quite a bit, actually. I'm sitting here wondering which room it would go well in. *hint, hint*

  3. Maxfield Parrish is one of my favorites. His print "Ecstasy" is the best

    I don't have anything witty to say about art. But, I can tell you that your painting would look perfect in my dining room.....

  4. You painting is beautiful! A part of Arizona!


  5. Congrats on your first giveaway, what a great idea (and the painting is beautiful but so are all of your paintings). I'm dying at SK's promise not to let John fart on the painting. Ha!

    We don't have any framed art in the house since I'm young-ish and it took a few years to get all of the cheaply framed Dali posters gone after college.

  6. I am just now starting to learn a bit about art.

    I have a few paintins by local california artist that my dad left me and I love them.

    Congrats on the big giveaway.

  7. That's a beatiful piece of art.

    I didn't know how much I appreciated art until I studied french art in college. I particularly love impressionism. :)

  8. The only Art I know recently became a Mary Ann. Does that count?
    Seriously, my Great Aunt was quite an artist but the talent never made it's way down to me.
    This lovely painting would go wonderfully in my private office. Count me in!

  9. Art you glad we had the big long gmail chat the other night???
    Get it?? 'cause see, right there...makin' jokes....

    Ya. I'll keep my day job.

  10. My favorite piece of art is not by a famous artist. It was painted by my former roommate (and maid of honor) and while it will never win any prizes nor make her famous after she dies it is a prize to me. It is called Still Life With Potatoes. I'm not kidding - she painted a quiet calm beach scene complete with sand dunes and instead of rocks she added large potatoes (potato eyes and all. I absolutely love it and it makes me smile whenever I look at it. So much for my appreciation of all things art. Some might call this particular work more fart than art, but I love it. Cheers!

  11. As I'm playing catch-up with all the posts I haven't read the last one, I just now stumbled upon this one. Is it too late, I hope not.

    You know who my favorite King was? King Art(hur)

    Wow, that's lame even by my standards. ;)

  12. Okay, so I just found this post and somehow I'd missed it. I feel just so butt-hurt and left out. How -- of all blog posts -- could I have missed this one?

    Most of the art in our house comes from our dead relatives who had money but not a lot of taste, or at least not my taste. I love your painting. I promise to take a picture for you to paint one day if only I could be let in your giveaway a day late.

    Story of my life.... day late and several dollars short. :)