Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Daily Painting Giveaway Winner Announcement

Thank you to all who entered the drawing for my free painting giveaway.

 In case you're curious, Carolyn in Missouri is the winner whose name was drawn. She picked "Above the Trees". Congratulations, Carolyn!

If you missed out, keep watching my blog for more giveaways. I do these on a whim some months! It's always fun for me, seeing the entries come in from all sorts of places and lets me know who my fans are reading this blog.

At left is "Lake Reflections", an original 3.5"x5" oil painting of Fall trees reflected in water.


Cyndy Carstens said...

How do you get such luminosity in a little tiny space? This is painting is one more reason I am such a fan of your work. This particular piece reminds me of the landscapes I grew up with in Minnesota - beautiful.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

How nice of you to say so, Cyndy!

As for how I paint these little 'uns, it IS a challenge to do something beautiful in a miniature format. I became enamored with the minis a few years ago and enjoy the specific perimeters of painting this small.

Reading glasses help, but it can feel a little crazy sometimes working so small, especially when there is a lot of detail!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

This is a lovely painting.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Thanks, Bill. I'm looking forward to seeing the little easels you told me about!