Sunday, 1 February 2009

February "Win a Painting" Competition

Well, here it is. The first competition to win one of my original paintings. The work I am offering is one of my Whitby paintings.

Outside the Pavilion, Whitby
Artist quality watercolour on watercolour paper
8.3" x 11.7"

This painting shows the view looking down onto the "big beach" at Whitby from outside the Whitby Pavilion. The pavilion itself is built into the west cliff (hence the wall - stops you from falling down the cliff!) and offers stunning sea views along the coast.

In addition five other lucky people will win one of five signed limited edition prints of the painting.

To qualify you must:

1. Subscribe to my email posts.
2. Comment on this posting.
3. Mention this posting in one of your posts this month. The post does have to be only about my competition, but it should mention it with a link back to the competition post.
4. Comment on at least 5 other of my posts for this month.

This painting has been produced specifically for this competition and the edition will be limited to 5.
This is a great opportunity to own an original artwork.

Please note:
One entry per person
The painting and prints will be unframed and unmounted.
The prints of the artwork will be printed on A4 paper and will have a small white border on all edges.

The competition will run from the first of the month to the last day of the month.
The winner and runner-up prizes will be determined by a draw from all qualifying names and will be announced during the first week of March.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any inquiries about the competition and Good Luck!!


Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi John,
Your paintings and yourself have been featured in my blog- Literatti. I don't create links in my comments on your post but it is blogger (blogspot) who does that. Come over to my blog to see your paintings and review. God bless.

Babette said...

Wow, this is beautiful! :o) I'll post about your contest this week.
Btw, thank you for your EC drops.

storybeader said...

Oh that's wonderful... a landscape! It's beautiful! And I love the sea, as you'll see {giggle} in my post tomorrow! Wish me luck!

Babette said...

I wrote about your competition in my blog "Definitely Maybe". If I write a post about it in my other blogs, will that count as extra entries for me?

Anonymous said...

I love your work and this is a beautiful painting. I will mention it in a post on Friday. Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

I love your work and this is a beautiful painting! I will post about your contest this Friday.

Have a great week!

Unknown said...

Mel - thanks for featuring my work on your blog. The post looks wonderful.

Babette - thanks for the post on my competition.
An interesting point about allowing extra entries for multiple blogs. I'll have to think about this for future competitions. For this competition I am going to keep it at 'one entry per person'.

Storybeader and Dallasmarketing - look forward to seeing your posts.

Best of luck to all of you.

Unknown said...

Hi john, lovely painting. The colours are very pleasant for the eye and the sun is coming through this paitning!

S. A. Hart said...

This is a lovely piece of work! You can almost smell the scent of the sea wafting past the wallflower. Well done!

TOMAS said...

Just the AWESOME watercolor. The beauty talks loudly here. While the colors warm my heart, the drawing warns - that sounds like a riddle, but that puzzle doubles the impact of your art to me - while only 5 people will become the winners, totally all viewers of your picture already became the faithful barriers of your artistic palette - Thank you. Thank you in name of us all.

rkdsign88 said...

I love this one, so pretty :)

Unknown said...

Petra - the sun was starting to go down and left lovely warm colours in the sky.

Sharon - yes, it just reminds me of summer holidays!

Tomas - thank you for your comment. I love the idea that 'beauty talks loudly here'

Thanks rkdsign

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Very nice picture. I think I will play... what the heck... I might win!

cherylnchains said...

An absolutely beautiful painting, it stirs the mind and senses! Thank you for giving us the oportunity to enjoy this wonderful piece of art!

Unknown said...

Thanks for your comments Sharkbytes and cherylnchains.
Good luck in the competition.

Rita T. said...

Your paintings are beautiful. How nice to give someone a chance to win one.

I'm subscribing now. Will work on a post soon.

Unknown said...

Thanks Rita.
Best of luck in the competition.

One Creative Queen said...

John -

To have talent like! I am an artist as well but cannot paint like this to save my life. Maybe that is why I concentrate on mixed media? lol

This is a beautiful painting and the winner will be very lucky to own it. Very generous!

I also agree with Tomas - only 5 people may be technical "winners", everyone who views this painting has won by having beauty injected into their lives.

(I'm now a subscriber via email - looking forward to you brightening my days!)


Rita T. said...

I've just posted about this contest at Writing with Wings. Sure hope you get lots of entries!

Unknown said...

Katherine - thanks for your comment. I have to admit, I really like mixed media too. Gives you plenty of opportunities for experimenting.

Rita - thanks for the post.

Patrice said...

How can one resist? I remember when I first saw your work, I was struck by how you use yellow/s so successfully. I couldn't think of anyone else who does this, and it gives you a unique "look."

I'll post on your contest at the rabbit hole. Now if I can only remember to get my comments in!! Most of us artists can't afford to buy other artists' work so this is a fun opportunity.

Unknown said...

Patrice, thanks for your comment. Yellows are an important element in my work. You're right, it is so frustrating when you see art that you would like to buy, but can't afford it. Best of luck in the competition.

Amariah said...

Awesome giveaway. I would love to win one of your paintings or prints :-)

Unknown said...

Hi Amariah.
There is JUST a little time left for anyone who still wants to enter this competition. I will run it till midnight (GMT) 28th Feb.
I will be starting a new competition on March 1st.

lubasa said...

luv the water color the colors u used in this piece r awesome
long time don't use tradiotinal media =/

Anonymous said...

A feeling of 'drawing' one into the picture. Lovely, you.

Unknown said...

Lubasa - thanks for your comment. Great sketches on your blog.

Sarah - thanks for you comment. I loved reading your poetry. More, please!