The Beauty of Winter

Well, it’s another cold winter day with a fresh snowfall.  This year the snowbanks are high and there always seems to be more shovelling to do.  I was never a big fan of winter, but I’ve come to appreciate the beauty much more since I’ve been painting winter scenes.

Here are a few of those scenes…

“February”…

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“December”…

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“January”….

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“Winter in Waterloo Park”…

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“Winter in Bechtel Park”…

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And here are the links to the paintings I’ve added to my Daily Paintworks gallery:

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/sheila-diemert/african-mother-and-child/202254

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/sheila-diemert/red-pepper-1/202517

and the pictures…

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“Red Pepper 1”

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Still Life Paintings for a Birthday Present

Today I sold 4 still life paintings for a present for a 60th birthday.  I like grouping the paintings with some black backgrounds and some textured backgrounds (as in the picture below showing the ones purchased today).

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Here are the links to two of them which I added to my Daily Paintworks gallery today:

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/sheila-diemert/were-bananas/201544

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/sheila-diemert/squash-anyone/201552

And here are some more pictures of the paintings:

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Day 4 on the Daily Paintworks Site

Here’s a link to the painting I added to my Daily Paintworks gallery today:

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/sheila-diemert/country-drive/201342

And here’s a picture of the painting:

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“Country Drive” by Sheila Diemert

This is a painting of a country road outside of St. Agatha, Ontario. I grew up in St. Agatha and spent many hours going for long walks along the country roads. Those country roads are depicted in many of my paintings.

Daily Paintworks… Day 3 on the Site

It’s my third day on the Daily Paintworks site.  Here are links to the paintings I added today:

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/sheila-diemert/pear-pair-2/201089

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/sheila-diemert/apples-of-my-eye/201115

I’m determined to add artwork to the site each day (or at least each weekday).  There’s such a wealth of opportunities to market artwork online.

For example… I’ve created a business facebook page, and  here’s a link to it:

https://www.facebook.com/ArtBySheilaDIemert

And I’m also on a print-on-demand website, where prints of many of my paintings can be ordered.  They have options for framing as well.  Here’s a link to that website:

http://sheila-diemert.artistwebsites.com/

While we’re at it, here’s a link to my pinterest profile:

I don’t want twitter to feel left out.  This is a link to my twitter account:

https://twitter.com/SheilaDiemert

Finally, here are pictures of the still life paintings I added to my daily paintworks gallery today:

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I have no idea why the picture of the apples is smaller than the picture of the pears.  Let’s just pretend that I meant it to be that way.

Daily Paintworks… Day 2 on the site

Here’s a link to the painting I posted today:

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/sheila-diemert/smile-from-honduras/200783

Here’s a link to my Daily Paintworks gallery:

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Artists/sheila-diemert-4591

And this is a picture of “Smile from Honduras”–the painting I added today.

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There are only 2 paintings in my Daily Paintworks gallery right now, but I’m hoping to add 5-7 paintings a week.  Stay tuned to see if I follow through on this!

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I just joined the Daily Paintworks site and am hoping to add a few new paintings each week. Starting things off by selling original still life paintings at an introductory special price of $55/each (including shipping in Canada or to the US).

Here’s the link to my first painting:
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/sheila-diemert/untitled/200477Image

Trying this again…

A long time ago, I thought I would start a blog.  And I DID!  I even made a couple of posts to it…   and that was it.  I forgot my password, dug around to find it again, forgot it again, thought about making more posts, thought about posting only pictures (because then I wouldn’t feel pressured to think of something clever to say)…   didn’t post any pictures…   didn’t make any more blog posts…   forgot my password again and tried to forget about having a blog.

Time went by…   Seasons changed…

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And THEN…  Last week I attended a Creative Enterprise Initiative workshop called “Social Media:  Introduction”.  Amidst the twitter/facebook/pinterest/how-to-make-a-video-and-post-it-on-youtube talk, at some point–maybe more than once–it was stated that “Everyone should have a blog”.   By “everyone” I think they meant artists, musicians, the MUSEUM (where the workshop was hosted), cultural organizations and the like.

I went home and thought that at some point in the distant future, I would start a blog.  YES!!  I would do it this time!  I would become super-blogger, my alter ego, with ever-ready witticisms flowing from my typing fingers.  The day after the “CEI Worshop Wednesday”, my enthusiasm had somewhat dwindled.  It seemed that my blogging career might never begin.  Then…  to the rescue…   Darlene arrived at my place.

Darlene showed up with 3 canvases, a palette, some brushes, many jars of paint, and various and sundry art supplies.  Darlene is my new art student.  Her first class was last Thursday.

Here she is putting paint on her palette:

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And here she is getting started on one of the canvases:Image

Darlene and I talked about lots of “stuff” while she painted.  One of the things  that was discussed during the art lesson was that “Everyone should have a blog”.  By “everyone”, I think Darlene meant “me”.

If there was audio with this next pic, you would hear Darlene saying, “Sheila, by next week I want to see a blog post”.Image

You might also hear her saying, “Sheila, I want to be in your blog post.  I want you to write ALL about ME”.  She didn’t actually say that, but she did mention that someone else in the Kitchener area had just featured her in a blog post.  I think she may have aspirations of being the most blogged-about resident in the Waterloo Region.

And here are the three canvases that Darlene worked on:Image

She is painting a triptych of some trees.  I think it will be great!

And now I’ve written my first blog post (besides those two lame posts I wrote ages ago, which I need to delete once I find my password)!

…because “Everyone should have a blog”.

Here’s the website for the MUSEUM (where the workshop, “Social Media:  Introduction”, took place):

http://www.themuseum.ca/main.cfm

And here’s a link to future events hosted by Creative Enterprise Initiative:

http://www.eventbrite.ca/org/2861339143?s=Style%20object

“Creative Enterprise Initiative is devoted to making Waterloo Region a vibrant and exciting place to live, work, play and stay by creating an exceptional environment for arts and culture to flourish.”