Monday, April 26, 2010

Niagara peach blossoms - Win this painting

Our peach blossoms are out in full force. Orchards and orchards of frosty pink petals. It's quite beautiful.
This weekend I reached 100 followers! I love art-blogging. Sure, there have been times where I've been frustrated beyond measure but I have to say, I have been learning. I've met many generous, insightful artists who have encouraged me with their comments. And I have learned vast amounts from studying various artists and their work. It has really helped me develop my skills, which was my reason for starting in the first place. It's also nice to get feedback - kind of like group critique back in my school days (although decidedly less harsh ; )
So today I just want to say thanks! Tomorrow night I'm going to pull a name and send this painting out to the winner of the draw. All "followers" are automatically entered, as well as anyone who leaves a comment in the 24 hours. I will draw the name around 10pm (eastern) on Tuesday. Thank you everyone! Kim
6" x 6" / oil on archival panel

21 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful painting - hope I win!! Congratulations for getting 100 - now 101 - followers!

shelly said...

Kimmer - what a lovely gesture! And a beautiful painting! I know as a follower I'm in the draw - just wanted to give you a virtual hug! :)

Katalin said...

Wow Kim! 100 followers!! congratulations!...it seems like you just started this blog! :)
It is an everyday pleasure to visit your blog and see what inspires you for the day.
This newest painting is just lovely...I was driving around the blooming orchards today and it is really just like it! I'm crossing my fingers to win it!! haha :)
Wishing you many more followers and happy art blogging! ;)

LindaHunt said...

I definately want to put my name in on this beautiful painting! I agree wholeheartedly with your reasoning. It is the same for me.
Always look forward to each and every entry.

Crystal Cook said...

I truly love your blog and look forward to each painting :) And you are just plain awesomesauce!

Yay for 100!!! And I LOVE this painting, it is gorgeous! The color just shouts spring to me :)

Kim, your work amazes me :)

Kim said...

Thanks you guys! Now this is what I mean by "generous" artists : ) Very, very kind. You all rock too by the way. And Crystal - I LOVE the word awesomesauce. Never heard that one before. It actually made me giggle. Nice cap to the end of a long day.

Janie B said...

What a great idea! I love this one. The colors are beautiful.

Dawn Sherman said...

Congrats! It's been a pleasure checking for your daily paintings every day!

Pick me! Pick me! ; )

Ralph said...

I am not at all surprised that youhave 100 followers. You are a very kind and caring person who inspires in work and word. Whoever you give this work of art to will be filled with such joy because once again you have captured the beauty. It seems to me Kim this is an act of one who just by being you follow the Tao. Now I am teasing but you know just what I mean.Thanks again for you comments on my blog.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Absolutely gorgeous painting. Nice loose brush strokes making the blossoms look like they are animated in a soft breeze on a sunny day.
I agree too that we can learn so much from studying other artists. And feedback helps us keep at it on days when we are totally frustrated.
100...fantastique!

Alice said...

An absolutely beautiful painting ! The colours just SING !

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Kim!... Noticed that you had become a Follower on my site! "You" are so right about using blogging to "connect" with others who share your passion for painting!

Love the colours in your peach blossum piece and the design and well. Nicely done!

Good painting!
Bruce Sherman

Jen said...

Beautiful use of colour. I look forward to your post every day! Jen.

Kerri Settle said...

Thank you for sharing your art with us, I always look forward to your new paintings. Congratulations on 100 followers!

Gwen Bell said...

Kim, the reds in this are outstanding! I love the way you've filled the entire surface with blooms. Just gorgeous! Hope I'm the winner.

Congrats on reaching your first 100! I look forward to following your blog for many many paintings to come.

Sandy Byers said...

Hi Kim,
I'm just glad you have archives so, even though I am late to your blog, I can still enjoy your past posts. Thanks for sharing so much and congratulations on your 100!

Kelley Sanford said...

Love this piece. I have painted a few like this and have the best time with the negative spaces. Good work and congrats on reaching 100 followers.

sharisafari said...

Congrats! My kids and I love following your blog. We have it on our bookmarks, one of us will click on it, usually call out for others to gather around the computer and see a lovely painting is displayed on the screen!

Kim said...

Thanks for your comments everyone! I really truly appreciate the feedback. Have to say again how much I love this community. And Shari - you've really been there from the beginning! Thanks to your kid too : )

Dennis Dame said...

Wow! Super job!

Jane said...

Kim, I absolutely love your site and I love this painting. Way to go!