So, if you're on Facebook and haven't "liked" my Artist Facebook Page, then head on over there (even if you already "liked" it you can still participate).
When you're at my Artist Facebook Page, "like" it, look at my timeline and find the above image, share it, and you will be entered in my "Christmas in July Giveaway" for one free* 8" x 10" custom watercolor painting.
This means you can't send it to people in a private message or email or newsletter forwarding, etc. All shares must be public on Facebook from friends/fans of the Artist Facebook Page.
If you're interested in this giveaway, you must share this image from my Artist Facebook Page between now and the end of this month (July 31st) to have a valid entry. Again, I must be able to see this share, and sharing and then deleting the share will be an invalid entry.
The winner will be randomly chosen and announced in early/mid-August.
The painting will be created in time for the upcoming holiday season, so it can be a fantastic Christmas present or one for yourself.
*Winner is responsible for any applicable shipping costs and taxes. Winner must also provide suitable reference photos in a timely manner.
My watercolor painting "Lavender Field #2" was selected to be in the Currents Gallery for their Oregon Lavender Festival Art Show. The show is up July 17 to August 13 at Currents Gallery, 532 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR. The opening reception is (tomorrow) Saturday, July 21 from 4-8pm and it's during McMinnville's Art and Wine Walk.
Yes, I have a horse fetish. Some people may have never realized it, but I got it when I was at the Grand Canyon with my family during Spring Break. Isn't he cute? I got him at the Hopi House and he is made by a Zuni indian and you can see the "signature" on the underside of the little guy. I'm not sure what kinds of stones were used, but I'm pretty sure the hooves are turquoise. What do you think?
This weekend I was able to spend time working in my studio. I worked on a commission and some other 8"x 10" watercolor paintings of some horses I have worked with at Camp Baldwin.
This is a 2 hour study I did for a commission. My idea for the composition is a little different then the bride might have had in mind, so I'm having this "sketch" approved before I work on the 16" x 20" watercolor painting. It is going to be a one year wedding anniversary present, so if you know about them, then "mum's the word."
I'm going to let these two paintings sit for a little bit before I deem them finished.
So tonight was the day for me to enter my lavender paintings into the Yamhill Lavender Festival Plein Air Art Show. Last night I cleaned the glass of my frames I found on sale at Michael's and prepared my entries.
After the judging by Jennifer Diehl was the artist reception and awards ceremony. I got there just in time for the announcements. As they were calling out the Honorable Mentions I heard "Elizabeth Zimmerman" and I walked up to receive the first ribbon/award I've won since graduating in May. My vertical painting "Lavender Field #2" received the award, because it's the best our of my three. After awhile I realized that only eight or less paintings out of maybe fifty received Honorable Mention. I'm so proud and thankfully my cousin(-in-law) was there to witness the occasion and snap a picture of me, my ribbon, and my paintings.
Well, it's official; we have internet. I came home early from work today to let the internet installer man into our apartment to finally install the internet. YAY! So, I will now be able to regularly post images of my art and art in progressed. This past weekend I went to a couple Lavender Farms and did some Plein Air painting for the first time. I also worked on Lucee, the Basset Hound; my most recent commission. I'd have to say that commissions are my favorite to do because I love it when my art finds a good home, and that always happens for commissions. Well, I'll be posting pics of my art soon. :-) I hope everyone has a fantastic Fourth of July!