Monday, October 26, 2015

Original Fox painting on eBay, Nibblefest art contest ends Tuesday night!

My entry for Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC) on eBay ends tomorrow night.  Theme is Creatures of the Night.

I LOVE foxes..  I have painted them before after having a family of fox live under our driveway in 2010 that spurred some fox paintings, so when this theme came along painting a fox was my first thought.

All entries start at 99cents (contest rules, no reserve!) and end on the 27th each month. You can always find my entries on eBay each month by searching "NFAC Sims"

To Bid on the painting, Click the eBay auction link HERE
 The Fox
8x10x1 3/8" 
Acrylic on Gallery wrapped canvas
Painting continues on side
Hanger on back and varnished
Ready to hang! :)

Sunday, September 27, 2015

New Polish Pottery painting!! Original ends on eBay tonight. Dragonflies!

My latest painting in my Polish Pottery Still Life Series was done for the monthly art contest I do each month and LOVE on eBay!  This contest keeps me in check from going too long in between paintings.  Theme this month is Dragonflies!   Last month I did a stacked teacups painting and placed 2nd in the contest.  Thank you to all who bid as each bid counts to placing in this contest! :)

My entry this month and ends tonight!!!  

Note: NibbleFest Art Contest (NFAC) runs from the 20-27th each month.  My entry is a 3 day auction.

Dragonflies: Polish Pottery XCII
8x10x1 3/8" 
Acrylic on canvas
Ready to hang (wire on back)
** You can also search , NFAC Sims , on eBay to find this entry***

Thank you for last months placing!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Nibblefest NFAC on eBay "Teacups: Polish Pottery XCI"

My entry into the Nibblefest art contest for August theme, "Tea Time".  

All auctions start at 99cents.    This auction ends on Thursday, August 27th evening.   You can also search eBay for my entry by searching, NFAC Sims

I set my Polish pottery teacups stacked high.   Almost a disaster of a still life as I caught them falling at one point!  Whew!

Teacups Stacked: Polish Pottery XCI  (91st in the series!)
9x12x1 3/8"
Acrylic on canvas
Hanger on back

Bid on eBay HERE to own the original! :)  

Prints will be added to my Etsy Shop after the original is sold.     

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Rooster sunrise and stars original painting for Nibblefest AND a Giveaway!

My entry this month for Nibblefest theme of " Stars/Planets/Space"   I painted my Barred Rock Rooster Terry crowing in the wee hours of the morning.   If anyone knows or owns chickens they know that roosters like to crow ALL DAY...

My entry and bidding started at just 99cents for a 3 day auction ending tomorrow.  I'm a bit late to blogging but it ends tomorrow evening!

"Wake Up!"
11x14x1 3/8" 
acrylic on canvas-varnished
wire on back and ready to hang!
Sides painted black , no need to frame!

Note: You can search my entries from the 20-27th each month on eBay by searching "NFAC Sims"  

Giveaway to newsletter subscribers
Winner gets to chose from a 3x6" matted print (to fit 8x10" frame) 
of "Colorful Daisies: Polish Pottery LXXXVII"
$15 Etsy coupon to use in my shop

This print is beautiful!

(ends May 2nd)

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Surreal Cow painting for Nibblefest on eBay / New Polish pottery still life painting on Etsy!

My Nibblefest Art Contest entry this month on eBay.  Starting bid at 99cents!  No reserve.. ends Friday evening!
Cowbert Moo-ney
8x8x1 3/8"
acrylic on canvas
sides painted black 
varnished and ready to hang (or stand on shelf)

Cowbert's muse:
Robert Southey poet.. painting by John James Masquerier ( 1800- public domain image)

Original acrylic painting for Nibblefest art contest theme of "Black and White"- February 2015

My entry is  "Cowbert Moo-ney  " based on poet laureate, Robert Southey's portrait , painted by  John James Masquerier ( 1800- public domain image).   Robert Southey was known for his poetry and documenting his dreams in letters, often based on death.   What a coincidence!!  Cowbert is also known to document dreams of death in a book of poetry  and written tales of cattle that have left the ranch. Cowbert likes to munch on grass while recording these dreams..  T-bone, Sirloin and Meatloaf Moo-ney to name a few are in Cowberts book titled, "The Mad Cow Dairy"- by Cowbert Moo-ney

I painted this portrait of Cowbert just like his favorite poet Robert Southey.  He was honored to be have his portrait painted.

NEW Polish Pottery Still Life painting and number 87 in the series (13 to go to #100!!!!!!  Yay!!!)

Colored Daisies: Polish Pottery LXXXVII
6x12x1 3/8"
acrylic on canvas
varnished and ready to hang on a wall or display on a shelf!  Deep canvas makes it easy to just stand on a shelf! :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Painting #9 in January 30 in 30.. finished in February? ;D

Ok.. I started this painting to be completed in January but then life got in the way. A very busy week and I just didn't have much time to paint but I did hope to finish this one in January to post in the challenge. I'll see if I can even add it to the challenge? Maybe  it's too late.   The thing about this challenge that is so wonderful is it gets me out of my painting lulls.. I have been in a bit of a funk since the end of 2014.  I was really only completing my Nibblefest art contest entry each month.   This year I'm wanting to blog more (yeah I know I've said that in the past).  Facebook is making it harder and harder for art pages to be seen so maybe blogging more is the answer?

My goal this year is to work on my Polish Pottery still life series, add new items to my Etsy shop
 ( that I hope to announce soon) , paint more animals (great break in between still lives to not get burned out) and keep at my abstracts.  Really enjoy the abstracts.

Anywho.. this would of been my 9th in January..  but I plan to keep up my painting momentum and blogging more.. So please follow my blog.

"Cherries: Polish Pottery LXXXVI"
8x10x 1 3/8"
acrylic on canvas
for sale on Etsy HERE 

Print listed HERE

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Painting #8 30 in 30, Nibblefest entry, Polish Pottery Still life

My 8th painting this month for 30 in 30 and also my Nibblefest contest entry for the (third letter in your first name  theme).   So for heAther , I am doing "A is for Apple" and on a Polish pottery plate in the flowering peacock pattern (pattern 166A- Zaklady).

5 day auction on eBay ending on the 27th and starting at 99cents, NO reserve!!   Winners are the entries with most 'unique' or individual bidders, so if you like this painting! Bid.. very low start price!  Great monthly art contest I enjoy participating in each month on eBay.   Consider signing up for my newsletter to get my monthly entries and coupon codes.

"Apples: Polish Pottery LXXXV"
6x6x 7/8"
acrylic on canvas
Bid HERE on eBay
You can search me monthly on eBay by searching "NFAC Sims"
Thank you for looking! :)

Print coming soon to Etsy!! :)

Monday, January 19, 2015

painting #7 , 30 in 30

Painting #7 for me this month was painted from a friends photo of a newborn baby longhorn cow named, Summer..   She said I could paint from her pics! Thank you Deb! I do really enjoy the cow paintings and need to go out and take some references myself.  I do have a good reference photo I took and one day I will paint on a huge canvas!   Can't wait!   Nibblefest  art contest on eBay painting is up next..  starting at 99cents no reserve..  stay tuned .. :)

5x5x1 3/8"
acrylic on canvas
no frame needed
available on Etsy HERE

print available HERE

Friday, January 16, 2015

Painting #6 .. day 16..

Ok.. you are thinking it.. only 6 paintings?   LOL.. yep!  I have painted every single day so that is a good thing although some days I didn't paint for very long..    I didn't want to burn out too bad but I'm feeling behind to be honest.   My personal goal is to paint every single day and at least get to 15 by end of month.. so i better step it up.. YIKES!! 

"Bowl of Lemons: Polish Pottery LXXXIV"
6x8x1 3/8"
acrylic on canvas
painting continues on sides, no frame needed
Available on Etsy HERE

Print of this painting available HERE

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Day 14.. painting #5 in the 30 in 30 painting challenge

Day 14 and only on my 5th painting! Yikes..  yes I need to step it up..  Making a personal goal to get to 15 paintings this month.   I have painted everyday this month ,which is wonderful, as I haven't been doing that in way too YAY!

My 5th painting is a  Polish pottery still life painting.   Cut up kiwi fruit and fork set on a Wiza daisy patterned plate.    I love the patten of the pottery being the background of the fruit..  so fun to paint these patterns!   I love the vibrant colors in this one..  a fun painting to do!

Kiwi: Polish Pottery LXXXIII
acrylic on canvas
sides painted black
no framed needed

Available on Etsy HERE

Print of this painting listed HERE

Monday, January 12, 2015

day 12 .. painting #4 this month

Playing with these abstracts and trying new things.    I'll keep working on doing more with the still lives and a few animal paintings too.

Escape II
Acrylic mixed media on canvas
Original unavailable.  (my son claimed it for his room! LOL)

Print of this painting available on Etsy HERE

(image on wall NOT to scale...  just example)
Prints sized up to 11x14" available with mat option

Thursday, January 8, 2015

30 in 30, day 8.. 3rd painting.. Polish Pottery still life

Been a hectic week and I'm behind and I doubt I'll have 30 paintings but I am painting everyday.  Monday evening we were watching the Killing on Netflix and my 12yr old made popcorn and I was eating some and broke my tooth!!  Yikes!   2 dental appointments and a crown later.. I'm posting my next painting, a Polish Pottery still life..     I'm trying to juggle the pottery still life with the abstracts I'm experimenting with so this will be a fun month.

Enough rambling.     Here's my 3rd painting this month.

Pomegranate: Polish Pottery LXXXII
8x8x1 3/8"
acrylic on canvas

Available on Etsy HERE

Print of this painting available HERE

Monday, January 5, 2015

30 in 30 painting challenge, day 5, abstract painting

Day 5 and my 2nd painting of the month.

I have always loved abstract paintings.  I never paint them but I love them.   I am really happy with this abstract piece I finished yesterday.    Lots of impasto textures, scratches and movement in this painting.    Blues, reds, oranges, yellows and whites.     I'll be painting more abstracts this month to mix in between my other paintings such as my Polish Pottery still life series.

16x20x 3/4"
sides painted black
hanger on back..  
no frame needed. 

On Etsy HERE

Print of this painting available on Etsy HERE

Saturday, January 3, 2015

30 painting in 30 days.. January 2015!

So I signed up on New Years Eve  to do the 30 paintings in 30 days painting challenge.   It is a big commitment and while I love it.. wipes me out to keep up.    Here we are on the 3rd of the month and I'm posting my 1st painting but I didn't start till late on the 1st ..  Ok.. I won't give a bunch of excuses but I'm going to get as many of the 30 paintings done that I can and also plan to get farther in my Polish Pottery Still Life Series!     One of my paintings in the series will be included in a Polish pottery annual magazine and I really want to get farther in the series as it's been since August that I painted one last.  Yikes.

Ok.. enough rambling!  I have lots of painting to do!  My plan is get farther.. hopefully in the 90's of this series, experiment with abstracts as they are something that I love and want to experiment with those


My 1st paining on day 3 of the challenge is:

"Eggs: Polish Pottery LXXXI"
acrylic on canvas
6x8x 1 3/8"

Original available on Etsy (prints will be added also).  HERE

Prints of this painting on Etsy HERE