Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Moon Over Lake Powell_3.75 x 3.75"_mixed_landscape

January 30 in 30
Liquid Visions
[Alcohol Inks on Yupo]
January 1, 2014
Moon Over Lake Powell © Donna Pierce-Clark

Happy New Year!
Moon Over Lake Powell is the first of 30 paintings I will do in January.
Each day, a new painting!
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Check out the auctions -------->>>>>>

Taming alcohol inks on yupo is a bit more difficult than watercolor on yupo!
The inks are constantly changing, and have a mood and mind of their own!
This is my challenge to myself for January: Tame Alcohol Inks!
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

12 Days of Christmas (Day 12)......oh, no, the last day!

12 Days of Christmas (Day 12)......oh, no, the last day!

Our Final Day!
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Today's Gift
An Original Watercolor!
(you will be surprised and pleased)
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Please answer 
3 Questions
If you took part in this 12 Days of Christmas:
  1. What was your favorite question?
  2. What was Your favorite painting?
  3. What would you change about this experience? (suggestions appreciated)....I might want to do this again!!  It was fun for me!


Sunday, December 22, 2013

12 Days of Christmas (Day 11)

12 Days of Christmas (Day 11)

Day 11
Can it be here already?
This wonderful time is almost to an end.
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Today's gift:
Another professionally printed giclee on canvas of 
the image above (minus the snowman and all of the twinkles).
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Enter to win this beautiful print; share your 
Most Memorable Christmas Family Gathering
and tell why it was so wonderful, or funny, or..........



Saturday, December 21, 2013

12 Days of Christmas (Day 10)

12 Days of Christmas (Day 10)


Well, our snow in Ohio is melting!
So, here's a little of that white stuff for you to enjoy.
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Today's Gift:  
A giclee on canvas, of the image above
(without the snow man of course).
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To be eligible for this beautiful print on canvas,
leave your comment below.
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Tell your favorite memory of 
Playing in the Snow!




Friday, December 20, 2013

12 Days of Christmas (Day 9)

12 Days of Christmas (Day 9)


Well, here we are getting closer and closer to Christmas!
Day 9 is here!

Today's Gift - a notecard of
"Breathless Glory,"
another favorite from my many paintings in 2013.
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To receive this little gift,
Please Comment below about
Something amazing that has caused you to become breathless!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

12 Days of Christmas (Day 8)

12 Days of Christmas (Day 8)


Today's FREE GIFT is an
Original Watercolor
of the image above:  "Baby, it's Cold Outside!"
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To be eligible for this painting,
please share (in the Comment Section below) 
your most memorable experience
of playing in the snow.
Tell us about a happy, joyful time in your life!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

12 Days of Christmas (Day 7)

12 Days of Christmas (Day 7)


Today's FREE GIFT is a 
Giclee of this image on canvas.
(without the snow flakes and the words of course)
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This is the scene I enjoy every winter,
just outside my back door. The fields are resting
under a blanket of snow, waiting for spring.
A thing of beauty.
I hope you are looking for beauty in your surroundings.
No matter how large or small, there is 
something beautiful to find. And, in my humble opinion,
I think we all should be looking for these moments.
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Find it.
Talk about it.
Share it.
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To be eligible to win this Giclee above,
In the Comment Section below,
Please tell us about a thing of beauty that you have found in your life.



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

12 Days of Christmas (Day 6)

DAY 6_12 Days of Christmas


Winners for our first five days are listed below.
PLEASE email me with your contact information,
so I can send your gift to you! 
I'll need an address please.
Day 1.........Christi Wildman
Day 2 ........Barb Sailor
Day 3.........Cindy Osborne
Day 4 ........Marie Reinhard (a Face book entry)
Day 5 ........Alisa Burke

Today's Gift is
a bookmark and a notecard
of this painting from the Marian Series:
"Innocence in a Dark World."
Mary knew that one day, she would have to give up her son.
But, for this brief time, she would hold him close to her heart.
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To receive today's FREE GIFT,
in the comment section below, please tell 
about something in your life that was
very hard to give up. Tell how you knew that
by giving up, you would actually gain more.


Monday, December 16, 2013

DAY 5_12 Days of Christmas

Day 5 of 12 Days of Christmas


This morning, I would like to share a short but true story with you. 

When I was a sophomore in college, I met a family I fell in love with. They had 7 children and very little money, but they always found something to be happy about, and always something to give to someone on special occasions. One day I went to visit, and the oldest sister (a dear friend of mine), told me it was her younger sister's birthday that day. Her sister was a down syndrome child of 7. She was the sweetest little girl, always full of smiles and hugs. I looked into her twinkly little eyes and asked, "What did you get for your birthday?" Her older sister said proudly: "She got a birthday cake!" My dear friends, that is all she got, but the entire family was overjoyed. I realize many of us in this country are suffering in one way or another, but let's all be thankful for each other, for our health, and whatever else we have been blessed with. 

This is Day 5 of the
12 Days of Christmas Free Give-A-Way. 
Todays's Gift is a beautiful notecard of one of my rose paintings last year:

Teardrops and Rosebuds

To enter the 12 Days of Christmas Give-A-Way

Please tell me about Your Most Romantic Christmas!  

Or, maybe you would like to tell a similar story as the one I just told you?



Sunday, December 15, 2013

12 Days of Christmas_Day 4 FREE Give-A-Way

12 Days of Christmas_Day 4 FREE Give-A-Way


Today's FREE Give-A-Way:  
a note card of Poinsettia Sunrise.
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WINNERS FOR DAY 1 and DAY 2!!!
DAY 1:   Christi
DAY 2:    Barb Sailor
Please email me, girls, and include 
your home address so I can send your gift!
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To receive the Poinsettia Sunrise notecard gift, 
in the comments below (or email me), and tell me
what YOUR favorite Christmas flower is, and why.
Please do not use "anonymous." 
I need to know who you are 
so I can send you today's
FREE GIFT
(if your name is chosen)!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

12 Days of Christmas, Day 3_FREE Give-A-Way

DAY 3 of 12 Days of Christmas! Free Give-A-Way

 PEACH EARTH (sold)
Today's FREE Give-A-Way
  • a Brush Carrier for the artist in you 
  • and a notecard of this painting 

To be considered for this little gift,
scroll down to the comments section, and
Tell 3 things each of us can do to make the world a more peaceful place.
Please don't use "anonymous" because I can't contact you for your gift!

Friday, December 13, 2013

DAY 2 of 12 Days of Christmas Free Give-A-Way

12 Days of Christmas, DAY 2

ROOTS (sold)

Roots is sold, but for today's FREE Give-A-Way,
I have a beautiful notecard of this painting for the winner.
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To be considered for this little gift,
scroll down to the comments section, and
tell why you like or dislike the color green.

12 Days of Christmas Give-A-Way_Happy Little Tree_5 x 6.5" other_Landscape

12 Days of Christmas Give-A-Way!

"Happy Little Tree" 5 x 6.5" Alcohol Ink
© Donna Pierce-Clark
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12 Days of Christmas Give-A-Way!!!
This is the season for giving and that is something I love to do!
Today's FREE GIFT is a card set of 4 images. This is a $20.00 value!
Here is just one of the images:
All you have to do is answer this question (in the comment section below):
What is your most favorite Christmas memory?
Scroll down.
Leave your comment!
[And,......Stay tuned for tomorrow's FREE GIFT!]










Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Rooted in Wonder_4.5 x 4.25_other_landscape

Liquid Visions!
Rooted in Wonder © Donna Pierce-Clark

I just love this time of year!
While anticipating our first big snow,
and instead experiencing warm winds and rain,
I created my own little snow scene!
And then, it came!.......Snow!
And lots of it!
And..........cold, cold, cold temperatures!
Whew!

Announcement!
Liquid Visions Workshop!


Saturday, November 30, 2013

Deeply Rooted_5 x 6.5" Alcohol Inks_Landscape

Liquid Visions!
Deeply Rooted © Donna Pierce-Clark

Another in my Liquid Visions Series.
Search your inner soul, your inner spirit.
Delve deep into yourself.
How deep are your roots?
What matters to you?
What is the deepest held belief you hold?
DEEPLY ROOTED 
echoes our deepest beliefs,
our reason for being.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Night Roots_4.75 x 5.25"_Ink_Landscape

Liquid Visions!
NIGHT ROOTS 
© Donna Pierce-Clark

Third in the Liquid Visions Series, Night Roots 
continues the theme of "roots." 
I hope "Night Roots," alcohol inks on yupo,
will give you pause, and cause you to 
consider your ancestry, and the depths of your own soul.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Peach Earth_3 x 4.75" Ink_Landscape

Alcohol Inks on Yupo!

Peach Earth
[Liquid Visions 2] 
© Donna Pierce-Clark

My second publication of Liquid Visions:  Peach Earth.




Sunday, November 17, 2013

ROOTS_4.75 x 3.5_ink on yupo_landscape

More Yupo Fun! Alcohol Inks on Yupo!

ROOTS 
[Liquid Visions 1]
© Donna Pierce-Clark

After purchasing a beautiful painting by June Rollins
I fell in love with her Dreamscapes !
So, of course, I had to give this a try.
ROOTS is the beginning of my new series: Liquid Visions.
Stay tuned!
Much more to come.
But, in the meantime..........




Monday, November 11, 2013

Night Passage_13 x 15" watercolor on yupo_landscape

Studio Fun!
Night Passage
[13 x 15" watercolor on yupo] 
© Donna Pierce-Clark
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Night Passage was created as a demo for the Yupo Workshop.
Below are photos of the studio preparations and the motley crew!
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Preparations were made well in advance.
Tables, supplies, and handouts were set up, and waiting.
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The Studio Beverage Center was well-stocked!
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About midway through the second day, students were intensely into their work.
Although painted from the same fall photo, each was uniquely beautiful.
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Using a hairdryer from a distance.
Too hot or too close, and yupo can melt.
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Table is all set for our scrumptious lunch.
Yes, that's a Christmas tree!
I know, it's not even Thanksgiving, yet!
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Each day, by 12 noon, we had worked up quite an appetite.
I so enjoyed preparing not only a unique workshop experience in the studio;
but as well, I loved being creative in the kitchen!
LizzyT was busy, so I managed on my own; but, they were only a text message away,
with wonderful advice to help me present a pleasant experience.
Thanks, gals, for a great time!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fall Reflections_20 x 24"_Watercolor on Yupo_Landscape

Studio Fun!
Fall Reflections
20 x 24" Watercolor on YUPO
© Donna Pierce-Clark
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Fall YUPO Workshop
November 8 & 9
FULL
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FALL REFLECTIONS above is one of the paintings
we will do in our workshop!
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All supplies, Lunch and snacks are provided
 in this two day event.
It's loose, it's colorful, and I'm sure there will be much laughter,
amidst a few groans! 
Yupo:  a love-hate relationship for sure!
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I enjoy preparing for these events.
I guess I have the holiday spirit!
The trees are up (though not totally decorated),
White twinkly lights are shining and pine-scented candles are burning.
Hot chocolate, or hot cider are brewing.
The oven is astir with new and fun recipes.
Ummmm!
Can't wait for our fun!

Below are a few more paintings I have done in yupo.
The house is full of them!
Of all of them, only Bubbly is for sale.
If you see any of the others on the website as for sale, please alert me!
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OLD THORNY
This one won Best of Show 

Look for faces in this one!

This one won First Place.
Look for the frog in this one.

I love our family hikes!

Bubbly

Maddie said I couldn't sell this one!

OPEN STUDIO NEWS
Some very nice paintings were sold:





Sunday, November 3, 2013

Star Pear_8 x 10 watercolor still life

Back in the Studio!
Star Pear 
© Donna PierceClark

Now, with cooler weather here, my plein air gear is in limbo. 
I'll be doing more work in the studio.
Today's is "Star Pear."
Thanks to Barb, who loaned me the photo.
I love the reflections and the shadows!
This was fun to paint.
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OPEN STUDIO
was an amazing success!
(photos below)
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Everyone that came, left with something they loved.
We all had a great time laughing and visiting.
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LizzyT's repast was to die for!!
Yum, I love truffles!
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Not only did 6 large paintings fly out the door from our fun raffle,
but several were purchased, and one commission is planned.
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Prior to the event, I made all these tags 
for each painting (well over 100).
Four floors of paintings!
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The next set of photos is from the entranceway and on into the livingroom:

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The one above the piano, to the left, with a dark frame,
is actually Maddie's!
I just love looking at it!
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Yes, the kitchen and dining room were full of paintings and
scrumptious goodies as well!
I just didn't get photos of that area.
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These on the stairway up from the entryway, to the bedroom area,
are from the Marian Exhibit at UD a couple of years ago.
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This one is a partial area of the upstairs hallway.
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 Across from the hallway paintings, one can enter the guest bath,
where I have most of my Marblehead, and Block Island paintings:
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 Down the hall, the master bedroom.
Many lovely paintings here!
This is just two walls.
There are more!
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 Above our dresser,
I have a misty, fog series:
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Back downstairs, to the family room, one can see many more!


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And, once you get to the bottom most level,
The actual studio space:
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Of course, this is all "spiffed up" for Open Studio.
The studio during working hours, is not arrayed 
in such finery!
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I hope you enjoyed your little visit!
Please leave your comments below.