Square Foot Paintings

I’m working on a bunch of 12″ x  12″ panels for shows in Toronto and Kitchener.

Here are some of the works in progress…

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Catholic Art

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Thank you, ChurchPOP, for the article about my Catholic artwork!

Here’s a link to the article…

The Stunningly Beautiful Modern Catholic Art of Sheila Diemert

 

 

Attention Realtors

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Wouldn’t it be great if people visiting the homes of your clients started asking them who their realtor is?

Here’s how that could work…

I’ve often had strangers see my art at an art show and tell me that one of their friends has a painting of mine in their home.  When people see original art on display in a home; they inquire about it, remember it, and make connections through that artwork.

Realtors have used my artwork for staging and as client gifts.  This can lead to some wonderful opportunities to connect with new clients.  The painting that you give as a gift is a beautiful billboard for you–24/7 soft sell advertising.  People notice original art.  They ask questions.  Conversations begin…  “I like that painting.  Where did you get it?”  “It was a gift from my realtor.”  “Wow.  Who’s your realtor?”  …and then the conversation is all about you–what a wonderful job you did for them, how quickly their old house sold, how you found them the perfect home to purchase, etc.  It’s a conversation that starts because of the gift of that painting–a very positive conversation and one that people remember.

To view more of my work, please visit my websites:

http://www.sheila-diemert.pixels.com

http://www.sheiladiemert.com

Let’s get those conversations started.                                                                                                               DSCF4837 copy 2

Looking Up Again

 

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Here are some more paintings in the “Looking Up” series.  These three original paintings are available to rent or purchase and are each 4 feet by 6 feet.  They are painted on board with acrylic paint and are braced at the back and ready to hang.

To see more of my artwork, please visit http://www.sheila-diemert.pixels.com .

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I love painting trees.

I love painting with bold colours.

I love painting LARGE paintings.

I love painting LARGE paintings of TREES with BOLD COLOURS.

These 2 paintings are 4′ x 6′.  The originals are sold, but prints are available at my website…

http://www.sheila-diemert@pixels.com

Stay tuned for more LARGE paintings of TREES with BOLD COLOURS in the series, “Looking Up”.

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Some More California Dreamin’

This is the winter that keeps on giving.   While the cold and snow continues, I’ve been adding paintings of warmer days to my Daily Paintworks gallery.  Here are some more paintings in the “California Dreamin’ ” series which was inspired by a walk along the Los Robles Trail in Thousand Oaks, California.

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And here’s a link to my Daily Paintworks gallery:

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

California Dreamin’

Occasionally there are some pretty good perks to being an artist.  One for me was when I was flown out to California as a guest for the 2nd Anniversary of a bookstore opening…   during FEBRUARY!  While there, I walked along the Los Robles Trail in Thousand Oaks and took a multitude of photos.  These are some paintings in the series, “California Dreamin’ “, which was inspired by that walk along the trail.

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DSCF4544I’ve been adding these paintings to my Daily Paintworks gallery.  Some of the originals are available for sale.  Here’s a link to that gallery:

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

And here is a link to my website, where prints of many of my paintings can be ordered:

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

Live Music

I love going out to hear live music.  Last night I was at Maxwell’s Music House for a terrific concert by “Frank Deresti and the Lake Effect”.   Frank is a talented singer/songwriter/musician and a really nice guy.    All the guys in the band (there were 6 playing last night as well as Andrew Muncaster, who was the opening act) seemed like really nice guys, and they’re definitely all talented musicians.  They said they had had an Olympic day the previous day–curling (I think) and doing some sort of snowboarding in the wee hours of the morning…  and joked about it being a feat for them to be able to lift their instruments and make it onto the stage after their Olympic day.  The mix of instruments–saxophone, drums, stand up bass, percussion, keyboards, trumpet, fiddle, guitar and banjo–was impressive.  Add to that the vocal harmonies and the clever lyrics of the songs and it was a real treat for a wintery Wednesday night.

Check out the facebook page for Frank Deresti and the Lake Effect:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/frank-deresti-and-the-lake-effect/149417015174492

If they’re ever in your neck of the woods, I highly recommend attending a show.  They’re from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; but they do get to Southwestern Ontario now and then.  I’ve seen them twice in K-W in the past year.

Also worth keeping an eye on are the concert listings for Maxwell’s Music House.  It’s a great little venue where they feature first class musicians.  They also host rockstar camps during the summer and March break which are very popular for budding young performers ages 8-13 and 13-16.

Here’s a link to their website:

http://maxwellsmusichouse.ca/

Now for the pictures…

Here are some paintings I’ve done of local musicians.

Douglas Watson:

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Douglas’s facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Douglas-Watson-RB-Revue/220600638007832?ref=profile

Jamie Warren:

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Jamie Warren’s facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jamie-Warren/31901938920

Cuneyt Yetkiner:

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Cuneyt’s facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cuneyt-Juneyt-Yetkiner/75849924838?ref=profile

And here is the link to the painting I added to my Daily Paintworks gallery today:

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/sheila-diemert/three-amigos/202800

and a picture of the painting…

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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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