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Friday, April 4, 2014

My Art This week, Easter Lilies, Ladies in Bonnets, Seascape and FREE ART

How about a trip to the Seashore? 
6x6 Acrylic on Gessobord 1/4 inch thick

Another Challenge on Daily Paint Works, this time to do a painting which is a cross between Impressionism and Expressionism, Mid-ism? Anyway, I tried. I have no idea if I succeeded, but I just love this one. Much less detail than my realistic pet portraits. They provided the reference photo.  Auction Here

"In Your Easter Bonnet, with All the Frills Upon it . . . "
Pink Polka Dots
Big Yellow Hat

My little Chihuahua dog, Lily, is named after this flower, 
because she was born on Easter Sunday 11 years ago. 

A quick sketch of the rickety old wooden swing in my backyard.

FREE ART:  The winner of last week's FREE ART contest is Lynn Cohen of Paper, Paint, Pencils and Pens.  Congratulations, Lynn! She will be getting 9 of my ATC cards and supplies to make her own.


Update, 4/11/14, and THE WINNER IS:  Sharon Bright.  Congratulations!

This week, if you want to win adopt a FREE Painting (shipping included), all you need to do is sign up for my online Art Newsletter below or on my website www.craftylady.com.  A winner will be randomly chosen in one week, on April 10. If you are already subscribed, you will receive an email this week telling you about the FREE ART contest.  All subscribers are automatically entered.

This is the FREE Painting that someone will win: 
 "Two Easter Lilies," 9 x 12 Acrylic on Canvas Board.  

Subscribe to our mailing list to be entered to win this painting.


  1. Lots of beautiful work Penny. Happy PPF, Annette x


  2. Hi Penny,
    I see you are really on a mission, good for you! I just dropped off a truck load of stuff at a local mission and still working on purging the house of more stuff, feels liberating however I run the risk of returning home with more. I can't leave without checking for art supplies but I told myself I will not bring non- art stuff home lol…I'm not so sure that rule will stick!

    Nice selection work Penny, the beach scene is gorgeous!
    Take care and have fun with painting and donating, both two wonderful soul enrichers!

    Annabelle : )

    1. Thanks, Annabelle! I am still painting more pieces than I am giving away, so I am not sure how much I am accomplishing!

  3. Penny, the huge envelope FILLED with goodies for ATC making arrived in my home! I am simply thrilled to have all of this wonderful gift from you. Thank you so much and I will be putting it all to good use. I didn't realize I'd be getting a huge amount of art from you of your ATCs. Thank you for that too. I am beside myself in knowing how to thank you enough! Lucky me. Lucky me.

    And seeing all of your art here simply delights the eye as well! Happy Saturday!

  4. Really enjoyed my visit to your blog and seeing all your paintings... So productive and great sense of colour

  5. Lots of beautiful works,love your paintings,very beautiful!!
    Happy PPF!

    XXX Jeannette

  6. Penny
    All very nicely done. You have been art busy. LOL


More doodle art ACEO cards.

For sale in my Ebay store It seems to be working, doodling and lettering every day, and my Mojo has returned!