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!