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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

It's that magpie again!

When I painted this magpie it was just for a bit of fun one evening but it's brought me quite a bit of luck - maybe because I painted two of them, two for joy and all that!




Magpies
© Sharon Whitley

Both magpies were selected to be used as prints in a hotel in Bedfordshire via Seeking Artists after they were seen on my facebook page - I received the royalty payment on that today which was very nice ....and the top one shown above was entered into the Seeking Artists Sunday Shares competition a few weeks ago - and won!   All nine weekly winners over the Summer have been put forward to another competition for which there is a prize of a gift voucher to buy art supplies so my magpie is up again against some really excellent paintings.  This is where I'm hoping you fellow bloggers can help me out!  I need votes if I've any chance of winning, the competition is featured on the Seeking Artists facebook page and to vote all you need to do is like the painting, leave a comment or share so any of you who have a facebook account and would like to give me a vote I'd be reeaallly grateful!!! Here is the link to the page where you can vote.


I'd be thrilled if I won and what a treat to be able to buy a few art supplies without feeling guilty about it !!  Why do we feel guilty when we spend money on ourselves I wonder?  I've also had an enquiry about buying the original although I'd rather sell them as a pair - they need to stay together don't you think? I'm off to the Lakes on Friday so probably won't be posting for a few days but will have loads of scrummy photos of the Lake District when I get back - hopefully sunny ones! and maybe a couple of plein air paintings if the weather stays dry.  Until then I thank you in advance if you decide to give me a vote, thanks soooo much, til next time, have a lovely weekend ..........

32 comments:

  1. WOW! I too follow seeking artists on FB and am a contender for this sunday's share. That is awesome that you got some real business from them! Congrats!!

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    1. Yes I did although I was a little dubious at first but they were brilliant to work with and hope to work with them again in the future

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  2. Congratulations. the paintings, the birds, are great.

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    1. thank you for your comment Anthony, much appreciated

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  3. These are quite fantastic paintings, Sharon, no wonder they won. I love magpies they are real characters,

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    1. I have a fondness for magpies too John but then I love all birds!

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  4. Sharon; these magpies are wonderful; you are a fine artist.

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    1. that's a lovely comment Titania thank you!

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  5. I'm so happy for the success of your magpies, Sharon! I really like them. Good luck with the competition too!

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    1. thank you Blaga, I'm up against some fabulous paintings in the competition and there is a definite winner but I'm thrilled to have got the votes and support that I did. The one that is sure to win is my favourite so I'm happy!

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  6. beautiful paintings! I love the colors! have fun this weekend!

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  7. Congratulations, Sharon! Your magpies are great!

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  8. Love the Magpies. Good luck with the competition.

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    1. thanks John, have just commented to Blaga that the one that is sure to win is my favourite of them all but really chuffed to have got as far as I did

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  9. These magpies are beautifully painted!!

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  10. Mornin' majesties, hope your well, hope you wife's well!! (saluting!)
    Well these are a pair of beauties...liked and commented and crossed fingers for you...mmm vouchers for guilt free art supplies, bliss! :)
    xx

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    1. thank you Mimilove - looking at your blog I see you've painted and stitched a fabulous magpie yourself, love him to bits!

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  11. Stunning. You have really captured their characters here

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  12. Com carinho para você!

    SALMO 23

    O SENHOR É MEU PASTOR,
    Isto é relacionamento!

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    Isto é suprimento!

    CAMINHAR ME FAZ EM VERDES PASTOS,
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    Isto é direção!

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    Isto é propósito!

    AINDA QUE EU ANDE PELO VALE DA SOMBRA DA MORTE,
    Isto é provação!

    EU NÃO TEMEREI MAL ALGUM,
    Isto é proteção!

    PORQUE TU ESTÁS COMIGO,
    Isto é fidelidade!

    A TUA VARA E O TEU CAJADO ME CONSOLAM,
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    PREPARAS UMA MESA PERANTE MIM NA PRESENÇA DOS MEUS INIMIGOS,
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    Isto é eternidade!

    Que o Senhor te abençoe e te guarde!

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  13. Congratulations Sharon, two beautiful watercolors indeed, wish you best of luck.

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  14. Sharon, hermosas aves, cuanta suerte te deseo, mucho cariño. Eres una artista delicada y dulce.
    Abrazo afectuoso.

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    1. thank you for your comment Ruben and your vote

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  15. congratulations sharon ..welldone.

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    1. thank you so much Jane, lovely to see you here

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