Saturday, May 12, 2012

1st Ever Give A Way

Alright, I have put my thinking cap on and thought cards or something like that for my first give a way.  Celebrating my 10,000 plus views on my blog.   Now 6 of you have already commented on my last post so I will be sure and put your names in the hat. 

Please remember the rules, don't you hate rules?   Please leave a comment here or on the post to Braleigh and you must be a follower.  That is it pretty simple.  Then on the stoke of midnight on the 31st of May I will have some winners.  (Well maybe just the next morning, depends if I am up or not at midnight.  : )  )  Now if you prefer a certain image please tell me in your comment , in not it will all be random.  

I actually won a give a way and was so excited so I thought that was fun and I needed an excuse to give y'all one.  These are some digital paintings I did.  Loved doing them and certainly don't look like the original photos I used.   Now what is digital painting you ask, just in case you haven't gotten to explore it ?  A computer program, a stylus, an Wacom pad and your fingers and brain get to play together .   Mine are not the automated paintings but stroke by stroke one each lovingly put on the canvas.  Oh I admit sometimes not lovingly  but still the same the strokes are on there.   I can thank Karen Bonaker and Marilyn Sholin for the teaching of their techniques in Painter.   I did also take a little started class with Jim Cunningham  and some DVD off of Jeremy Sutton, so I should be good to go in the educational part of it.    When I first started without help, I opened the program and thought where do I start ?  So I just grabbed a pastel in Painter and went to town.  That is the medium of my choice when I use to paint a million years ago.   I used all knowledge I knew from being an artist of traditional medium.   Karen and Marilyn taught me the program.  Now sorry Photoshop,  but Painter is running you a close race in being a giant of a program.    That is a tad of the history of what I did with these fun paintings. 


The 6 images to be used for the drawing.  Good luck to you all.  

There you go, thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world today.  xoxoxo

15 comments:

  1. Hi dear friend!! I never realized I wasn't a "follower" of your blog until today...so here I am, and am following! Love your give aways and perhaps I will get lucky...maybe you should consider an online digital class...lord knows, I sure could use it!! Mary Jane xoxo

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  2. I would love to win your very first give away

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  3. Hi MJ and Denice, yalls name is in the Hat. Thanks for coming by. xox

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  4. Delicious work as always Annette!! Love when you let your creativity flow! Guess I wasn't a follower yet, just always clicked on the links you posted on fb. :)

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  5. Hello Annette, Already a follower so I'm part way to getting in on your first ever giveaway. I love giveaways and I need to get back to doing one again. Your digital paintings are great and I would love to win some of your work. I don't know much of anytihng about digital art. Love that pink crysantheum.(sp?)

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  6. Annette I know nothing of digital painting so I am unable to judge difficulty/skill etc. but these cards are all lovely...but my favorites are the rose and the pink flower. Wish you a glorious Sunday ! xox

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  7. Hi Annette love the paintings this is your friend from downunder Elizabeth Watson have a happy mothers day i have been spoilt out for breakfast ,lunch and going to my youngest daughter for dinner will check out your blog properly when i get back love and hugs Betty

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  8. Annette, I know I already commented on the other post, but I just have to say WOW! I love every one of these digital paintings. You amaze me with all your talent! I'm crossing my fingers that I get picked!

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    2. Marla don't know why my comment was deleted to ya, oh well. Anyway you are definately in the hat draawing for a painting my dear. hugs.

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  9. All are so beautifully made Annette, love them all.
    Anni

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  10. Hello Annette, your work is fabulous as normal. I can't pick between any of them, I like them all......
    Melva

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  11. Annette, I want to win one of your lovlies! Congrats on your 10,000th view!! Wow! THat is big! Oh My, I need to learn more about this Japanese binding technique, I love it!! Where did you learn it!!? I just learned a coptic stitch and made a nice journal for myself using watercolor paper and the covers were chipboard covered in canvas that I had painted myself..,.it is rad as Amy would say ; ) I do need to catch up on blogging so that would be a good blog post for me!
    Take care my friend! Hugs!

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  12. Annette, I really like the Japanese binding, so creative.. I am working on a 15" vase for Norm, a tiger on one side and a leopard on the other. I still like a pecan wash on the background and the gold, but I never count the # of fires...ha... Come see us..Nelda

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    1. Love it Nelda, nope never count the fires we put on the china painting, would scare us to death.
      xo

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