Sunday, June 26, 2011

FREE GIVEAWAY and new plein air oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Rushes and Reflections", 12 x 12", plein air oil on gallery canvas
$625 beautifully framed in a deep shadowbox frame, free shipping and handling

This is a new place close to my home that I just discovered, and I am in love with it! I know it will be the scene for many paintings to follow as there is just so much to play with. As a matter of fact, I am going to film a new plein air DVD on the long weekend, and I have chosen this location to paint. More to follow on that big news, so stay tuned!

I am off to Benalto (near Red Deer) to take my second workshop from Carol Marine. I will not have access to the internet where I am staying (camping actually) so I will have lots to share with you when I return. I may just repeat my "Workshop Lessons Learned" from the end of August into September 2009. If you are new to my blog, you might want to check them out. You can get there easily by selecting "Carol Marine" from the categories list on the side of my blog.

This is the LAST WEEK - If you 'share' my blog on your Facebook page (or 'like' it -always confusing what FB is doing with these things!), send me an email to let me know and I will include your name in a draw for a FREE PAINTING!!! Make sure you hit the 'share' button AT THE END of a post in order for the post to be shared properly. I will be making the draw when I get back on July 2nd, so don't delay!!

Have a great week of painting and I will talk to you next week.
Enjoy!

To purchase this painting, or commission your own painting, please email me.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

FREE GIVEAWAY CONTINUES and new plein air painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Elbow Falls Ledge", 9x9", plein air oil on board
SOLD

Elbow Falls is one of my favorite places to paint as it has many moods in different seasons and conditions. There was a lot of water flowing over it on this day, and I was taken by the colours of the water in the sun and in the shade. I think I will do a large painting from this one!

Remember - If you 'share' my blog on your Facebook page (or 'like' it -always confusing what FB is doing with these things!), send me an email to let me know and I will include your name in a draw for a FREE PAINTING!!! Make sure you hit the 'share' button AT THE END of a post in order for the post to be shared properly. Draw will be made at the end of June, so don't delay!!

Today I am painting at Vale's Greenhouses in Black Diamond. There are 43 artists in this show, and many will be doing demonstrations, so it should be a fun time. The artwork is displayed amongst the flowers in the greenhouses, so rain or shine, it will be great.

Enjoy!

To purchase this painting, or commission your own painting, please email me.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

FREE GIVEAWAY and new plein air oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Bow River From Bearspaw", 7 x 12", plein air oil on board
$495.00 beautifully framed, free shipping and handling

I love what water does to land as it snakes its way past over years and years. The far cliffs of the Bow River were in great contrast to the rich farmland on the other side. Got to love the patterns and colours created everywhere you look, if you really look for them.

I have just finished updating the text part of my website. You will find my fall teaching schedule there complete with registration links, along with a new artists statement, CV and exhibition schedule, and a few new galleries I have been accepted in to (Swirl Fine Art & Design in Art Central in Calgary; and Art Beat Gallery in St. Albert). I am in the process of working on the painting images, but that is a huge job so will take a while. Especially since I keep messing things up so that it takes me even longer. My lovely daughter built that site for me as a birthday gift a couple of years ago, but unfortunately it only came with a minimal amount of HTML teaching :)

Remember - If you 'share' my blog on your Facebook page (or 'like' it -always confusing what FB is doing with these things!), send me an email to let me know and I will include your name in a draw for a FREE PAINTING!!! Make sure you hit the 'share' button AT THE END of a post in order for the post to be shared properly. Draw will be made at the end of June, so don't delay!!

Enjoy!

To purchase this painting, or commission your own painting, please email me.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

FREE PAINTING GIVEAWAY and new plein air oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Across The Prairie", 11 x 14", plein air oil on board
$625 beautifully framed, free shipping and handling

I couldn't believe this sight when I first laid eyes on it. It is the view from Rock Point Church out past Bearspaw on the 1A highway. I loved how the middle ground was gone, leaving this lone farm to front the fabulous Rockies. It was a very happy day :)

Remember - If you 'share' my blog on your Facebook page (or 'like' it -always confusing what FB is doing with these things!), send me an email to let me know and I will include your name in a draw for a FREE PAINTING!!! Make sure you hit the 'share' button AT THE END of a post in order for the post to be shared properly. Draw will be made at the end of June, so don't delay!!

Enjoy!

To purchase this painting, or commission your own painting, please email me.
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Monday, June 20, 2011

FREE PAINTING GIVEAWAY and new plein air oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Afternoon Light", 8x10", plein air oil on board
$150 unframed plus shipping and handling

Another painting from Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, this one done at the end of the day after the teaching was done. The light was actually better on this scene earlier in the day, but I thought the challenge of painting the waterfall in the shadows would be a good one, and I had great fun making up all the colours in it.

Remember - If you 'share' my blog on your Facebook page (or 'like' it -always confusing what FB is doing with these things!), send me an email to let me know and I will include your name in a draw for a FREE PAINTING!!! Make sure you hit the 'share' button AT THE END of a post in order for the post to be shared properly. Draw will be made at the end of June, so don't delay!!

Enjoy!

To purchase this painting, or commission your own painting, please email me.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

FREE PAINTING GIVE AWAY & New plein air oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Morning Light", 9 x 12", plein air oil on board
$595 plus GST, free shipping and handling

This is the demo I did for my FCA plein air workshop, day 2. We went to Big Hill Springs Provincial Park and it was a glorious day. I had 9 eager painters in the workshop, and I spent my day climbing up and down the trails along the waterfalls looking for painters to help. My chief tip for the day was "Figure out who/what your STAR is, and then orchestrate the other elements around it". Great advice for plein air painting.

A reminder - If you 'share' my blog on your Facebook page (or 'like' it -always confusing what FB is doing with these things!), send me an email to let me know and I will include your name in a draw for a FREE PAINTING!!! Draw will be made at the end of June, so don't delay!!

Enjoy!

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

New Plein Air Oil Painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Twisted", 8x10", plein air on panel
$150 unframed, shipping and handling extra

This is the second painting from the first day of my workshop last weekend. As you can see, the weather straightened out by mid-afternoon and we had a lovely paint-out. I taught another plein air oil workshop today, this one for the Leighton Centre, and it poured buckets all day until the workshop day was over, at which time the sun came out. Is nature trying to tell me something???

A reminder - If you 'share' my blog on your Facebook page (or add me to your blogroll), send me an email to let me know and I will include your name in a draw for a FREE PAINTING!!! You are starting to get it -thank you :)

Enjoy!

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Friday, June 10, 2011

New Plein Air Oil Painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Foggy Morning At Lloyd Park", 8x10", plein air oil on board
$150.00 unframed, shipping and handling not included

Last weekend I taught a plein air workshop for the Calgary Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. The workshop was open to all media, as the focus was on how to handle all the complexities of plein air painting. When we arrived at Lloyd Park it was 6C, drizzling and very, very foggy. I thought it was a great opportunity to paint fog as we so seldom experience it here in Calgary. Well it lifted quickly and I had only a bit of it left by the time I finished this painting. I was impressed that all the students turned up, complete with winter coats and hats!!
Ah, the joys of plein air painting :)

A reminder - If you 'share' my blog on your Facebook page, send me an email to let me know and I will include your name in a draw for a FREE PAINTING!!! I don't know why, but very few people have taken me up on this offer, so your chance of winning is VERY good!

Enjoy!

To purchase this painting, or commission your own painting, please email me.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Oil Painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Falling Water", oil on panel, 11 x 14"
$625 beautifully framed, free shipping and handling

My painting buddy Jan Chalupnicek and I have decided to share a booth on downtown Calgary's Stephen Avenue Mall on the first Thursday of each month until September. We are part of the "Canadian Artists For The Poor" fundraiser, so the profits from the rental of the space will go to help those in need, which is really a good way to use our talents and gifts. Below is a photo of my half of the booth. It was a fun event and I think I made some good connections. While I was there I painted the above painting. Our booth was set up in front of a very nice restaurants' outdoor patio, so many watched the demo while they ate. Sweet.

Hey, don't forget! If you 'share' my blog on your Facebook page, send me an email to let me know and I will include your name in a draw for a FREE PAINTING!!! How cool is that!

Enjoy!

To purchase this painting, or commission your own painting, please email me.

Monday, June 6, 2011

I am a WINNER!


I just found out that I have won the Grand Prize in the Canadian Brushstokes Magazine's Landscape Competition! I am in shock... To be acknowledged by my piers here in Canada is an awesome privilege. Some of the finest artists (some of whom I know personally) are amongst the finalists, and that is really humbling. I am on top of the world!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

New Oil Painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Setting Sun Over The Floodplane", oil on board, 12 x 16"
$695 framed, free shipping and handling

This is the demo painting that I did during last weekends' 'Sunset Soiree' at the Leighton Art Centre. I took the photo that I worked from the night before. The rivers here are flooding their banks in low lying areas due to all the rain we have been having (and some of which made it into my basement -but that's another story). The sun was just going down and it appeared beneath the dark cloud layer and made a wonderful scene. I find I can work easier from photos when the feeling of the scene is fresh in my memory.

By the way, for those of you who are on Facebook, would you please hit the share link at the bottom of this post? I would love to have others find out about me. To thank you for doing this, if you email me to let me know you have shared me with your friends, I will put your names in a hat for a draw for a FREE PLEIN AIR PAINTING! Is that incentive enough?

Enjoy!

To purchase this painting, or commission your own painting, please email me.