Thursday, December 26, 2013

Last Painting of 2013?

Maybe, maybe might be the last painting of 2013 but gets finished in all depends on how much time I have to myself in the next few days.

But the sun came out here today for a little while (in between snowstorms..another scheduled for tomorrow), so I put a nice sunny painting back up on the large easel.

I don't have much done except basecoating in the major shapes yet....But it is certainly a nice bright change from snow, more snow and freezing cold temps!

May have a snow day yet tomorrow from we'll see if any painting gets done then.

This painting is one of the few flowers that I didn't take the photograph of....thanks to my Aunt Michele's friend Shannon who entered this unique view of a sunflower into one of my contests and was kind enough to give me permission to paint it.

Keep checking back to see the progress on this painting. I'll probably need some help naming it as well! Hint hint!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Last Minute Art Gifts! Gift Certificate SALE!

Please SHARE this post. Pop-up Art SALE Continues! 

Gift Certificates - Purchase a $40 gift certificate on or before Dec 23 and receive a second gift certificate of $10 for FREE! 

Gift certificates available in any amount to fit any budget! Can be used for original artwork, art reproductions, art coasters, and Artist Choice Classes and Workshops.

UP TO 75% OFF select Originals, Art Reproductions and Artist Proofs. Prices starting at just $5!

Only a couple of days left before Christmas Eve! Sale ends December 23rd.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Pop-Up Art Sale

Pop-up Art SALE!

UP TO 75% OFF select Originals, Art Reproductions and Artist Proofs.

Prices start at $5, yes just $5 for an Art Reproduction or Artist Proof unframed. Originals starting at $10 unframed.

LIKE my FB page Brenda Rowe Artworks to win a special art gift.

Sale ends December 23rd. Prize draw on December 24th.

Check it out!

Some of the artworks available:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Open Studio Sunday November 24, 2014 1-4pm

I've decided to host an Open Studio this year. It is an opportunity for you to come down to my Studio, view my artwork in person (which will be on SALE and TAX FREE!), chat about art, watch me demo a few painting techniques, check out my Winter Workshops (at a special price), and enter to win prizes!

Come on down for a visit. I'd love to see you!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall 2013 Newsletter is Available

Did you know I have a quarterly Newsletter? The most recent edition was released just last week.

In my newsletters you will learn about:
  • New Artwork;
  • Upcoming Events;
  • Art Exhibitions and Sales;
  • Contests;
  • Workshops; and
  • Free Painting Tutorials.
You can check out the Fall Newsletter by clicking HERE.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Coasters!!! Special Pricing!

I'd like to introduce the first of my new coasters.

This 4-piece set is "Mom's Favourites" - all 4 coasters are the same artwork.

The coasters have a gloss finish on front with black edges and cork backing. Measures 3.75" x 3.75" x 1/8" thick with slightly rounded corners.

Packaged ready for gift-giving with gift tag.

I will also be ordering other 4-piece variety sets, which will include 4 different pieces of my artwork in one set. These may include flower, lighthouse, and landscape themes.

I can also custom order a set for you with almost any of my artwork. Please allow 3-4 weeks for production.

Regular price will be $30/set, but for a limited time I'll be offering these at a special introductory price of $25/set. Only until October 31st, 2013.

I can also offer a further discount if ordering more than 2 sets of coasters and/or on shipping - please contact me for details.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall has Arrived and Painting is at the Forefront

It's been a while since I've had a chance to post....summer weather, vacation planning and then actual vacation has made me remiss in posting. I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer.

However, I haven't been absent from my artwork or planning for Fall events! I'm going to catch you up quickly and let you in on some secrets coming soon!

My art group Arts Northeast have been busy planning an event which is confirmed for December 1st. More details on this event will follow in the next weeks.

I was busy painting several paintings for a gallery (by request of the gallery) and a couple of commission paintings were in the works as well. One of these commissions is complete and in the hands of the new owners and the other is a large mural which is still in the planning stages...this looks like it will be my winter project.

Family vacation planning and then the actual three week vacation took up some of August and all of September. Safely home yesterday and I have started in earnest confirming class registrations for next week.

While on vacation, I was thinking of my plans for the Fall. Well, thinking of this in between purchasing new paint supplies while away. Some great finds and have even managed to use some of them while on vacation. I'll be posting my watercolour painting of a chickadee from my travels in the next day or so.

I've planned a few contests to reward my students and also my loyal followers and customers. More details on these contests will be released in the next few days and weeks as well!

And I'm working on an exciting event for November...I'll be releasing info on this event later in October.

And my quarterly newsletter is due out in October as well.

I look forward to posting more often now that Fall is upon us and sharing with you the events, artwork and other news with you on a more regular basis.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Christmas in July SALE - Last Week!

Friendly reminder that my annual Christmas in July SALE is almost over...only 1 week remaining!!!

And don't let the name of the SALE fool you, art is a great anytime gift!
Birthday, anniversary, new job, housewarming, name it!

You will find all of the Christmas in July artwork on my website under ARTWORK - CHRISTMAS IN JULY.

This year I am retiring several of my Open Edition Prints and will not be reprinting those artworks. I am offering the last few I have in stock at 50% off the retail price. Several of the originals of these reproductions are sold, so it is your last chance to get your favourite one!

I've also taken a few of my Original Monotypes that have not been offered for sale before now are also being offered for 40% off!

Sale ends July 31st.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

304 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico - New Artwork

Santa Fe doors are like no doors anywhere else....they are all very unique. Most of the walking tours mention the doors numerous times. It's not anything I can describe, you have to see it to believe it.

My favourite door was at 304 Canyon I had to eventually paint it!


I took some artist license on cleaning up the foliage next to the door so that the focus would be on the door itself.

Many of the doors in Santa Fe and in New Mexico in general, lead to the garden and is not the front door to the house itself, which is the case for this door.

Some other doors I found on Canyon Road.....

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Grass is Greener

Today only on ArtBomb....The Grass is Greener. Special starting bid price.

Almost everyone knows the saying "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence", which means that someone's perception of another's circumstances is seen as more desirable than one's own reality. Well this ladybug doesn't think so and is thinking everything is bright and green enough right here! I hope this painting brings enough green to your life everyday and you will be as content as the ladybug and will not need to ponder what lies on the other side of the fence.  

"The Grass is Greener"
30" x 40"
Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

Detailed view of the Ladybug

Monday, July 8, 2013

Annual Christmas in July SALE is Here!!!

It's that time of the year again!!! Christmas in annual SALE! Great for Christmas gifts or any other type of occasion - birthday, anniversary, new job, housewarming, name it! Sale ends July 31st...but shop early to get the best selection.

You will find all of the Christmas in July artwork on my website under ARTWORK - CHRISTMAS IN JULY.

This year I am retiring several of my open edition prints and will not be reprinting those artworks. I am offering the last few I have in stock at 50% off the retail price. Several of the originals of these reproductions are sold, so it is your last chance to get your favourite one!

I've also taken a few of my ORIGINAL MONOTYPES that have not been offered for sale before now are also being offered for 40% off!

Here's a sampling of what is available:

"Beckoning" - 2 sizes - 11 remaining

"Canadian Maple" - Original Monotype - One of a Kind

"Summer in Flatrock" - Small only - 11 remaining
Original Sold

"Grapefruit II" - Original Monotype

"Calla Lily" - 4 remaining

"Canada Lily" - Original Sold
"Hint of Yellow" - Giclee print - 8 remaining
Original Sold on ArtBomb

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Truly Canadian

Today on ArtBomb is my painting "Truly Canadian" for a special starting bid in honour of Canada Day.

Being Canadian means different things to different people. Here are my musings as to why I painted this one....

"Truly Canadian"
Acrylic - 2011
24" x 36"

In celebration of Canada Day, east coast artist, Brenda Rowe thought this work honoured our Canadian heritage best.

"The Maple Leaf has been a symbol of Canada from as early as 1700. In the 1800's organizations, newspapers, military, coat of arms, and currency all contained the maple leaf. "Maple Leaf Forever" was considered the national song for many decades in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The photo I took of maple leaves in fall on the steps near the courthouse here in St. John's Newfoundland, always make me think of Canada. I always knew I would have to paint this photo. Maple leaves are "Truly Canadian"."

Check out my symbol of Canada today on ArtBomb. And don't forget to remember what Canada means to you this weekend.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Hint of Yellow Original Painting Available for First Time

Today on ArtBomb, "Hint of Yellow" ONE DAY ONLY! Special Pricing!!!

This painting was from a photo I took in a pond, just as you head down towards Flatrock on Wind Gap Road. I was on my way to take photos for "Summer in Flatrock" commission. The frogs were in full singing voice, yet we could not see even one.

There was also a duck and her brood further out in the pond, but I only had eyes for the lilypads. I've always loved lily pads, especially the yellow ones that are most common here in Newfoundland.

So I needed a large painting for my front entrance of the house and thought this would be perfect! After many hours of painting, the lilypads were completed. I chose a gallery canvas (my first of many gallery canvases) as I wanted to paint around the edges (which is uncommon, but I love to do it on all of my gallery canvases).

I had no intention of selling "Hint of Yellow" (shout out to my sis-in-law Lisa for naming this one). But Teri of ArtBomb loved it so much, she convinced me to let it come out of my private collection just for ArtBomb.

Check out "Hint of Yellow" TODAY ONLY on ArtBomb. And I'm excited to announce I've got another painting with ArtBomb on June 27th....stay tuned!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

New Contest for Mom's Favourites

In honour of my newest Limited Edition print, "Mom's Favourites", I will be holding a contest on Facebook and Twitter.

On Facebook, all you have to do is Like AND Share my art-related posts. Or you can Like my Facebook Page for Brenda Rowe Artworks.

And all you have to do on Twitter, is re-tweet my tweets OR use @PainterGalRowe in your tweets. Or you can Follow me on Twitter.


"Mom's Favourites"
Artist Proof 8" x 8"

Every time you Like AND Share my Facebook post and/or Re-tweet my tweet and use @PainterGalRowe, you will be entered to win. And when you Like Brenda Rowe Artworks or Follow @PainterGalRowe on Twitter, you will also be entered to win.

You can also subscribe to my Newsletter to enter the contest as well.

And what do you win? The Artist Proof of "Mom's Favourites" which is 8.5" x 8.5". One of a kind!!! Valued at $30.

Contest ends June 30th, 2013. Good luck!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Name the Painting and you could WIN!!!

Day 3 of my mini-contest to name my newest painting...All you have to do is...Send me your suggestions of a title and not only could you have named a painting, you can also win an 8"x10" print of "Canada Lily", valued at $20. Deadline for titles is MAY 31st, 2013!!!! I've received several great titles already....share this with your friends...the more titles the better!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sneak Peek....New Flower...Yet Untitled

Well, my previously yellow 24" x 30" canvas changed a nice light purple. Just right for building layers of darker shades of purple to create an up close and personal view of a flower.

I just finished the last layers of the are going to see the first photo of it!'s monochromatic!

So all that is left to do is sign it, drop it off to be framed and title it...Yes, I need a NAME for it!!!

So, I'm asking for your help. Submit your title suggestions to me by May 31st. Not only will you have the distinction of having a painting with your suggested title on it, but I'll throw in an 8" x 10" print of "Canada Lily", valued at $20. 

So put your thinking cap on!!!

"Canada Lily"
8" x 10" print

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Simply Susan meets ArtBomb

Sneak peek!!! From Teri Walsh, East Coast Curator for ArtBomb.

TOMORROW on ARTBOMB we feature East Coast artist Brenda Rowe and her gorgeous piece "Simply Susan". A great introductory piece and price for Brenda's first ARTbomb auction! Imagine waking up to this beauty everyday!... ART=HAPPY

Acrylic on Canvas
24in × 30in × 2in — 2lb

"Simply Susan"

The Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbechia hirta) is a bright yellow flower that symbolizes encouragement, motivation, and justice. Flowers are a favourite subject of Newfoundland and Labrador artist Brenda Rowe. She is an award-winning visual artist who produces many of her works of art from her own photography. Details in nature is the foundation of many of her paintings and a unique approach to form, texture and colour of this subject is her signature style. Rowe's artwork can be found in private and public collections internationally including throughout Canada, Germany and the United States. Active in the local art community, she has devoted time to local art associations as a board member and founder and is an arts mentor with community groups.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Certificates

Mother's Day is just around the corner....and I'm sure many haven't picked out anything for Mom yet. It is always hard to pick out the perfect gift for Mom...she usually already has everything.

This year, why don't you help Mom start her art collection or add to her existing one!

Give the gift of art with a gift certificate for her on Mother's Day!

You pick the amount and you can even pay by credit card.

Give Mom her most unique and thoughtful gift yet!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to everyone! I know Easter means different things to different people and just one symbol usually will not suffice.

My group, Arts Northeast, completed an Easter challenge on what Easter symbolizes. I tried to choose something I didn't think anyone else would pick, although I had no idea what anyone would pick. Well, it worked...and no one picked the same thing!

I decided to dabble in the digital realm again, this time producing an Easter Basket.

A friendly reminder that my SALE ends today on my website on Original Artwork. Tomorrow, I'll be updating my website with something new...stay tuned!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Icicle Shadows - New Painting in Monochromatic

A friend gave me permission to paint from a photograph she had....I was fascinated by the shadows the icicles were casting on the houses. I HAD to paint it!

Shocker - it's monochromatic! This time, it wasn't my choice, that was how the picture was taken. Sepia (browns) were the "colours" in the photo, so that is how I painted it.

"Icicle Shadows"
Monochromatic - Acrylic

Friday, February 22, 2013

Tutorials Now as Flip Books Online!

I've found this great tool that converts my PDF e-book tutorials into online flip books. So now you can view the tutorials online OR download them!

So check out my website to view the flipbook online and if you like it, why not download it too?

Go to and click Tutorials to find the Acrylic Paints, Brushes, and Colour Wheel Tutorials.

Share with your friends and/or download for your own reference.

Watch for more online and downloadable tutorials soon!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I Heart Valentine's Day!

One of my fellow Arts Northeast members threw us a challenge 2 days ago...create artwork with heart as the theme. So I did....

I wanted to do a shadowed heart on white paper with colour surrounding it.

So I proceeded to tear a heart out of art paper and placed it on another sheet of art paper. Then I used various colours and techniques to apply the colours.

When I was finished, I had 2 pieces of artwork - the shadowed heart I had intended to complete, and the hand-torn heart itself!

"Shadowed Heart"

"I Heart Colour"
I think I like "I Heart Colour" best. I also had created a monotype print a few months back that is also Valentine's Day related....

"Shades of Love"

I hope you had a great Valentine's Day and I hope you enjoyed my holiday themed artwork!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Palette Knife Painting Adventure

A few weeks ago, my fellow artists of Arts Northeast got together to explore some artwork creating using only our palette knives.

For someone like me, who enjoys painting details (like in my Swallowtail), palette knife painting is somewhat out of my comfort zone, as it is usually a more loose style of painting.

I managed to produce one finished painting of a yellow dory (below) and started an accompanying painting of an orange punt. Once I got into it, I didn't mind it too badly and would like to try some more paintings using this technique. A larger piece would probably be better, as the canvas I was using was 6" rounds.

Stay tuned for some abstract paintings from this weekend's adventure with the ladies in Arts Northeast! Really outside my comfort zone, so we'll see how that goes!!!

Acrylic on Canvas - Palette Knife
6" round

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Acrylic Paint Tutorial - Download for Free!

Acrylic Paint Tutorial - NEW

Ever wonder what the difference is between paint brands? What about Student and Artist Grade paints? What is all of that information on the label of the paint tube? All of that and more in my newest tutorial!

You can download this FREE Tutorial on my website. Click here to go to the Tutorials page of my website for this new tutorial and the Colour Wheel and Brushes Tutorials.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

2013 Poster Calendars Still Available

My poster calendars have been selling very well again this year....but I still have a few left....get one before they are all gone!

These calendars are 11" x 18" on glossy poster paper and are now only $7.00 each!

Contact me to order yours today!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2013 Artist Goals

Below you will find the list of what I am striving to accomplish in 2013 with my artwork.
This year, I'm going to focus more on learning activities....there will be other goals, but they will fall in place behind learning and practicing.

2013 Goals
I will participate in several online courses or local workshops. My goal is at least 6 during the year.

Work with the other members of Arts Northeast to hold our "create and learn together" monthly meetings. We have a schedule complete for the first half of 2013, with most of that being artwork opportunities, but some marketing as well.

Get back to Art Basics....practice these. And create some ePub books to share online as I explore the basics again. Check out my website to download the 2 ePubs (Colour Wheel Theory and Brushes) that I have already completed - for free!

Go outside my "comfort zone" more often when exploring and producing artwork.

Work on the defined body of work that I have already started.

Maintain my presence in the Galleries where I am already represented.

Participate in at least one exhibition and sale with Arts Northeast.

Submit artwork to juried and non-juried art competitions/exhibits locally and globally.

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Website - Check it out!

For those who have not yet heard....

On January 1st, 2013, I re-launched my website. You can check it out using my regular website addy or my new website addy at

I wanted to offer something to everyone for checking out the website. You can enter to win one of thirteen (1 of 13) $20 gift certificates for Brenda Rowe Artwork. Here's how to enter (you will get one entry for each method you use to enter):
Your friends and family can enter too...and for each person you get to enter, you will get 1 extra entry.

So, check out the new website and subscribe to enter.

DEADLINE to enter is January 13th, 2013. Winners will be announced in the January newsletter.


Sunday, January 6, 2013

12 Days of Artwork - Day 12

Day 12....It was hard to pick only 12. This one has already gone to live at a new home, and I am happy for that...but I was very partial to this piece, so I was also sad to see it go. Thanks to Five Island Gallery in Tors Cove, NL for representing my artwork and finding a new home for "Afloat".

I hope you have enjoyed my favourite paintings of 2012. I'm looking forward to what 2013 will bring! Stay tuned.....

Saturday, January 5, 2013

12 Days of Artwork - Day 11

The way light hits the cliffs is very striking....especially at dawn. This painting is inspired by the cliffs that I can see from my house in Torbay.

It is one of my favourites from is listed on Day #11, but I think if I was truly ranking them in order, it would be much higher on the list.

"Breaking Dawn"
8" x 10"

This painting is framed and is available at House of Diamonds Art Gallery, 1 Main Street, Glovertown, NL.

Friday, January 4, 2013

12 Days of Artwork - Day 10

Another monotype print has made it into the favourite list for 2012. This time, the subject is the natural world found in the sea, or in this case at the seashore. Sea stars and scallops in the sand.

"Sandy Shells"
6" x 6"

This unframed original monotype print on glossy velin paper is available for purchase. Regular price is $25...and for a few days, until January 6th, it will be available for only $20.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

12 Days of Artwork - Day 9

Cape Spear....the most easterly point in North America. The Portuguese named this location "Cabo da Esperan├ža" which means "cape of hope", which became "Cap d'Espoir" in French and finally "Cape Spear".

As many of you know, I love lighthouses and enjoy painting them....this is my 5th lighthouse that I have painted. I guess it should have been my favourite painting #5 of 2012...but it is #9 instead.

"Cape Spear"
9" x 12"

This painting is framed and is listed at $225. Until the end of the 12 days of Christmas (January 6th, 2013), I be offering it for only $185.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

12 Days of Artwork - Day 8

The wild west...the last frontier...America's western frontier has been a vital part of the country's history. We have had the opportunity to travel through much of America's wild west by car...and one of the most recognizable areas is Monument Valley. Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best known films, including many John Wayne movies. You may even recognize the are from the movie Forrest Gump.

The trip where we visited Monument Valley was a great trip and I really enjoyed painting a piece from my photos of the area. So this is #8 of my favourite artworks in 2012.

"Wild West"
5" x 10"

I'm of two minds on selling this piece...the regular pricing is $120 for this painting (on gallery canvas). But until January 6, 2012, I'm going to offer it for only $100. But I think if it doesn't sell by then, I'll be taking it off the market. So best get it now before I change my mind!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

12 Days of Artwork - Day 7

Wishes.....everyone has them....for themselves and for their friends and family. Remembering back to childhood, when everything was much easier, we wished on the mature silvery-white sees of the dandelion.

This was my first painting of 2012, so it is not surprising to me that it has made my 12 favourite pieces of artwork list for this year. This painting was featured in the first blog post of 2012....check it out here.

8" x 8"

Another painting available at House of Diamonds Art Gallery, 1 Main Street, Glovertown, NL. This one is painted on gallery canvas.