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.