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PYHAS2019 FLASH Sale

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FLASH SALE!

PYHaS2019 IS SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE: FROM THE BEGINNER TO THE EXPERIENCED ARTIST

♥  55 LESSONS!

♥ 28 AMAZING ARTIST INSTRUCTORS!

♥ unlimited access with Downloadable Videos and PDFs!

PLUS:

♥ A password protected CLASSROOM online.

♥   Private FACEBOOK GROUP for students with supportive, friendly and inspiring online Art Community and much more!

** PYHaS2019 is still ongoing, there are a few lessons that haven’t been  posted yet (my floral lesson is one of them) and the FB group is still very active.

* All sales are final, no refund/exchange

Doc May 03, 2019, 12:28-1

“Nesting” is the painting I did for my first lesson. It had a great response and I enjoyed seeing  everyone’s version on my painting.
Some things that people have said about my PYHaS2019 lesson:

“This is a fabulous lesson. I am trying to get the courage up to try it. So many beautiful paintings are being created and watching Maria Pace-Wynters paint and draw is delightful! Today I will at least get out some inks and see what colors I have. Finish watching the lesson And look at all your beautiful work again !”

“Almost passed up on this lesson because I was a little intimidated with the acrylic ink. But I LOVED it! What an awesome lesson Maria Pace-Wynters! Thank you so much!”

“Back from moving and jumping in with Maria Pace-Wynters “nesting” lesson. First time on birch panel and using inks. I had inks, just hadn’t used them, so thanks much for the lesson; I really enjoyed working on this and learned a lot.”

My attempt at Maria Pace-Wynters. I love Maria’s work, I am a true fan. Thank you very much for sharing your art! ❤️❤️❤️

 

My second lesson is a floral, ‘Red Poppies’, and is coming up soon.  I cannot wait to see how you guys like it and what you do with the lesson.

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Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! This sale only last for four days!

Use this link: https://bit.ly/2w8vhYu


Mark Your Calendars

This is such a busy time of year for all of and I don’t want to add to your already busting calendars but I also don’t want you to miss out on some really amazing events that I am involved with in the next month.

Open Studio/ Holiday Sale

Nov 16 10 am-5pm

11520 94 st

This is my annual Open House for the Winter Season. I have calendars, bags, pillows, paintings, reproductions, cards and more. All price points for shopping for a loved one or for yourself ( I’m not judging!). I am opening my doors form 10 am to 5pm to coincide with the other events going on in my area (The Carrot’s Christmas Art’s Bazaar, The Edmonton Potters Guild at The community centre and Jeff Collin’s studio). I have treats and a nice warm beverages to entice you too. A feast for all your senses! HA HA! maria@mariapacewynters (studio usually open by appointment only) More info HERE

The Handmade Holiday Auction

Nov 17- 25

Online

Once again I am participating in the online auction, Handmade and Holiday Auction. I will be in part one (November 23 is my day). I will be sharing the paintings that  will have available, both originals and reproductions, here in the next week or so. Let me know is you are interested in an invite to the  online event or you would like a tag for a certain piece. More info HERE

PART ONE ARTISTS ARE:

Veronika Swanepoel Olivier, Louise Williams, Marianne Velis Goodell, Robin Dalmiras, Micki Wilde, Tiare Smith Woods, Joss Rossiter, Dena Adams
Lindsay Vanhove, Nikol Wikman, Patty Huskins MacLeod and me!

 

My Soul Is A Hidden Orchestra MPW

This painting, My Soul Is A Hidden Orchestra, is one of the paintings that will be available in The Handmade Holiday Auction Part One.

Dickens Fest 2019

Nov 27, 28, 29, 30

I am so excited to be taking part of this festival. Here is some more info on this festival ❤

HOLIDAY MARKET

SPECIAL EVENT: SIP & SHOP
Wednesday, November 27 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sip & Shop will be open to the public, but you can purchase a $15.00+fees&GST ticket for a voucher for a special beverage and access to exclusive Market Vendor offers for one night only. Tickets for this event must be held at will call at the Citadel Box Office.

• CLICK HERE for Sip & Shop tickets!
• CLICK HERE for our list of vendors

REGULAR MARKET SCHEDULE
• Thursday, November 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Friday, November 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Saturday, November 30  from 11 a.m. to  7 p.m.

 

Don’t miss out on the 2020 online classes that I am participating in. More info HERE


LOVEBIRDS AND FLOWERS / DECO ART DEMO

I used this painting to do a short demo of the acrylic paint that Deco Art sent me. I don’t use acrylic paints in tubes very often so this was a little out of my comfort zone. I really do love my acrylic inks but sometime I wonder if they are a bit of a crutch. So maybe this was a nice little push for me to experiment. I did end up reverting back to my inks but I AM a mixed media artist so playing with a variety of mediums within one piece is not unusual. In fact, I ended up adding some encaustics to the final piece (not shown in video) because I felt the painting just need something more. All in all though, I am happy with the results.

So Deco Art sent me my primary colours, Red, blue and yellow, and a tube of black and white. They also sent my an extender, a matt medium and some varnish.

I have to say, I thought the coverage was pretty good. It is really hard to get a yellow to have much coverage at all but this one was not bad, and I loved the actual hue. This goes for the red they sent me too, that was a beautiful colour. Absolutely gorgous red orange.

I also like the way they dried, nice and matt, not shiny.

The acrylic medium was great, as good as liquidtex or Golden, which is what i usually use.

The extender …. nope… I just don’t like extenders I think. I am too impatient. I want stuff to dry faster, not slower. It isn’t anything against this brand, I just don’t think extenders are for me.

The only thing I would say that I didn’t like was the tubes of paint are difficult to open and the paint kind of squirted open when you did finally manage to open them. My daughter, Scarlett, had the same problem when she tried them. I often squeeze my paint into jars because I really hate tubes so this remedy this but we did end up wasting paint.

NOOOOO! I HATE WASTING PAINT! HA HA!

This was a nice little push for me to experiment with traditional acrylic paint but I did end up reverting back to my inks half way through. I AM a mixed media artist so playing with a variety of mediums within one piece is not unusual for me, in fact, I ended up adding some encaustics to the final piece (not shown in video) because I felt the painting just need something more. All in all I am happy with how this piece turned out.

AND that is my little review.

Thank you Deco Art!

 

 

Don’t miss this!

Early Bird Prices are still available  for both online classes I am participating in next year.

Here is some more info so you don’t miss out not these amazing year long classes!

This course is now open for registration !

If you register by November 31st, you will get a discount on the price!

Please use this link https://karabullockart.com/ref/84, it is my own special link and is how I get paid for the class ❤ Everyone that registers using my link will get a set of 5 postcards! Just message me after you register.

As you know,  LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock. It is for anyone that wants to practice creating portraits and figurative art, but is especially designed for those of you that have felt scared or intimidated to do so at some point in your life. Together, we want to share with you our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our portrait and figurative artwork. You will leave this course feeling confident enough in your skills to never feel intimidated again. In 2020, we will be studying style development and the course will equally focus on portraits AND figures! I personally  will be teaching a figurative piece which is something I don’t do as frequently as portraits so it will be a learning experience for me too! I will be doing a main lesson and a min lesson. It’s going to be awesome!

Click HERE to find out more about LET’S FACE IT – 2020.

Remember to use the above link that is in this blog post. This is how you support me  and ensure I get paid for doing this course ❤ AND … Everyone that registers using my link will get a set of 5 postcards! Just message me after you register.

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JUST A REMINDER FOR PYHAS 2020

Registration is now open for PYHAS 2020. I will be doing something very different in this lesson, using another artist’s work to springboard  an original artwork in my own style.

If you would like to join me in this lesson, please use this link https://tinyurl.com/yyj9u9bm

DO IT NOW… earlybird prices still apply! IT is such a good deal. Go HERE for more info on this class.

 


Handmade Holiday Auction 2019

Doc Jun 05, 2019, 10:31-1

I’m so excited to be involved in PART ONE of  The Handmade Holiday Auction this November.

It is always a fun ride and I get to share that ride with a group of amazing artist, all curated and run by Stephanie Gagos. The artists included in this section  are as follows:

Louise Williams, Marianne Goodell, Robin Dalmiras, Micki Wilde, Tiare Smith Woods, Joss Rossiter, Dena Adams, Lindsay Vanhove, Nikol Wikman and Patty Huskins MacLeod. WOWZA!

Part one start off on November 17 and ends November 25. Stay posted, I will be putting up the pieces that I will be putting in the auction. https://www.facebook.com/events/551384022282204/The Polka Dot Dreamer

“The Polka Dot Dreamer”

This is a 12″x16″ mix media painting on wood that will be in the auction. She is 1.5″ deep and the sides are painted red. Let me know if you would like to be tagged for the above paintings ❤ https://www.facebook.com/events/551384022282204/

(Top painting: “Lucky 13″, 12″x12″ mixed media painting on wood, sides are 1.5” deep and painted red).

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Early Bird Prices are still available  for both online classes I am participating in next year.

Here is some more info so you don’t miss out not these amazing year long classes!

This course is now open for registration !

If you register by November 31st, you will get a discount on the price!

Please use this link https://karabullockart.com/ref/84, it is my own special link and is how I get paid for the class ❤ Everyone that registers using my link will get a set of 5 postcards! Just message me after you register.

As you know,  LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock. It is for anyone that wants to practice creating portraits and figurative art, but is especially designed for those of you that have felt scared or intimidated to do so at some point in your life. Together, we want to share with you our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our portrait and figurative artwork. You will leave this course feeling confident enough in your skills to never feel intimidated again. In 2020, we will be studying style development and the course will equally focus on portraits AND figures! I personally  will be teaching a figurative piece which is something I don’t do as frequently as portraits so it will be a learning experience for me too! I will be doing a main lesson and a min lesson. It’s going to be awesome!

Click HERE to find out more about LET’S FACE IT – 2020.

Remember to use the above link that is in this blog post. This is how you support me  and ensure I get paid for doing this course ❤ AND … Everyone that registers using my link will get a set of 5 postcards! Just message me after you register.

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JUST A REMINDER FOR PYHAS 2020

Registration is now open for PYHAS 2020. I will be doing something very different in this lesson, using another artist’s work to springboard  an original artwork in my own style.

If you would like to join me in this lesson, please use this link https://tinyurl.com/yyj9u9bm

DO IT NOW… earlybird prices still apply! IT is such a good deal. Go HERE for more info on this class.

 

 

 


Dreams In Gold

Dreams in Gold, MPW

This is a 6″x6″ mixed media on gold canvas. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are gold. This painting will be available in the upcoming Handmade Holiday Auction online. Stay tuned for details.

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If you missed my last post

…Let’s Face It 2020  is now open for registration !

If you register by November 31st, you will get a discount on the price!

Please use this link https://karabullockart.com/ref/84, it is my own special link and is how I get paid for the class ❤ Everyone that registers using my link will get a set of 5 postcards! Just message me after you register.

As you know,  LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock. It is for anyone that wants to practice creating portraits and figurative art, but is especially designed for those of you that have felt scared or intimidated to do so at some point in your life. Together, we want to share with you our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our portrait and figurative artwork. You will leave this course feeling confident enough in your skills to never feel intimidated again. In 2020, we will be studying style development and the course will equally focus on portraits AND figures! I personally  will be teaching a figurative piece which is something I don’t do as frequently as portraits so it will be a learning experience for me too! I will be doing a main lesson and a min lesson. It’s going to be awesome!

Click HERE to find out more about LET’S FACE IT – 2020.

Remember to use the above link that is in this blog post. This is how you support me  and ensure I get paid for doing this course ❤ AND … Everyone that registers using my link will get a set of 5 postcards! Just message me after you register.

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You can also still register for PYHAS 2019, it will be on SALE for $99 starting November 11 noon eastern  for 4 days only! My floral lesson for the painting below is coming soon.

Use this special link to take part in this amazing year long course. https://bit.ly/2w8vhYu

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JUST A REMINDER FOR PYHAS 2020

Registration is now open for PYHAS 2020. I will be doing something very different in this lesson, using another artist’s work to springboard  an original artwork in my own style.

If you would like to join me in this lesson, please use this link https://tinyurl.com/yyj9u9bm

DO IT NOW… earlybird prices still apply! IT is such a good deal. Go HERE for more info on this class.

 

 


Let’s Face It- NOW OPEN!

LET'S FACE IT 20 RECT REG OPEN(1)This course is now open for registration !

If you register by November 31st, you will get a discount on the price!

Please use this link https://karabullockart.com/ref/84, it is my own special link and is how I get paid for the class ❤ Everyone that registers using my link will get a set of 5 postcards! Just message me after you register.

As you know,  LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock. It is for anyone that wants to practice creating portraits and figurative art, but is especially designed for those of you that have felt scared or intimidated to do so at some point in your life. Together, we want to share with you our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our portrait and figurative artwork. You will leave this course feeling confident enough in your skills to never feel intimidated again. In 2020, we will be studying style development and the course will equally focus on portraits AND figures! I personally  will be teaching a figurative piece which is something I don’t do as frequently as portraits so it will be a learning experience for me too! I will be doing a main lesson and a min lesson. It’s going to be awesome!

Click HERE to find out more about LET’S FACE IT – 2020.

Remember to use the above link that is in this blog post. This is how you support me  and ensure I get paid for doing this course ❤ AND … Everyone that registers using my link will get a set of 5 postcards! Just message me after you register.

Finding Balance

JUST A REMINDER FOR PYHAS 2020

Registration is now open for PYHAS 2020. I will be doing something very different in this lesson, using another artist’s work to springboard  an original artwork in my own style.

If you would like to join me in this lesson, please use this link https://tinyurl.com/yyj9u9bm

DO IT NOW… earlybird prices still apply! IT is such a good deal. Go HERE for more info on this class.

 


It Smells So Good In My House!

Oh, MY!

Its smells so good in my house right now! Scalloped potatoes, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrot cake and pumpkin pie … we like our root vegetables! HA HA.  I have been doing lots of paintings lately about roots, so this shouldn’t surprise you. YAY! Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

I just wanted remind everybody that I’m having a 30% off sale for all my fellow Canadians in my Etsy shop.  HERE

Also free shipping for some pieces ❤

Thanks, eh!

OH, OK, I love you Americans too so if you use the THANKYOU20 coupon, you can get 20% off. ❤ So thankful for you guys!

Believe in Magic, maria pace-Wynters

Oh, and here is a little video of me getting my Vistaprint order this last week YAY!

PSSST PSSST…

registration for Let’s face it  2020 opens tomorrow October 14, 2019. Do you have my link bookmarked? Remember to use my own personal link so you can support me  ❤ https://karabullockart.com/ref/84


Canadian Thanksgiving sale ❤️

This weekend is thanksgiving here in Canada and I’m so thankful for so many things. Have you ever done a gratitude journal? I have kept one on and off for over 25 years. It’s a great way to stay aware of your daily blessings. One of the things I’m consistently grateful for is being able to make a living as an artist. It is truly a blessing.

YAY! Happy Thanksgiving!  I’m having a 30% off sale for all my fellow Canadians in my Etsy shop.  HERE

Thanks, eh! OH, OK, I love you Americans too so if you use the THANKYOU20 coupon, you can get 20% off. ❤ So thankful for you guys!

“Deep In Their Roots, All Flowers Keep The Light” (quote from Theodore Roethke)

8″x16″ mix media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep.

This painting is available in my Etsy shop. HERE


To Be Seen And Heard

Being safe is about being seen and heard and allowed to be who you are and to speak your truth.

Rachel Naomi Remen

 

To Be Seen And Heard, mariapacewynters

12″x12″ mixed media painting on gold canvas. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are gold.

This painting is available in my Etsy shop. HERE 

The last few months have been such a struggle. I have fallen out of step with myself. I am not sure if it is my age (turned 51 this year) or my kid’s age (13 and 16) or that I feel like a huge transformation is coming.  Maybe it is noticeable in art, maybe it isn’t. I can’t tell because I am too close to it. My girls are becoming so independent; these amazing, opinionated, goal oriented people. They are not mini me’s or mini Chris’, they are their own people. They have their own likes, their own thoughts, their own style …I mean, they always did but it has become so much more apparent as of late.  They are getting ready to leave me, they are preparing themselves for schools they want to go to and cities they want to live in. I am happy for them but I am sad too. I just wish that they could stay this age a little longer. I know that I have always wished this, at every age, but I want them to stay with me a little longer. I think that is why I found it really hard to work this summer. I wanted to spend all of my time with them, drinking in all of this special togetherness that we have right now. I know how fleeting this time is. I try to live in the moment, but I’ve never been good at it.   I know we have a bond that will never break, I know that red string can go on stretching forever, I know all of these things. I also know that as they transform themselves, I too am going to have to transform myself. These are the growing pains that I am feeling right now. That is how life works. That is the beauty of being alive. I will transform, I will heal and I will transform again.

 

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Registration is now open for PYHAS 2020. I will be doing something very different in this lesson, using another artist’s work to springboard  an original artwork in my own style.

If you would like to join me in this lesson, please use this link https://tinyurl.com/yyj9u9bm

DO IT NOW… earlybird prices still apply! IT is such a good deal. Go HERE for more info on this class.

 


Let’s Face IT Free spot Winner…

…IS…

Dianne Lacourciere!  Congratulations!

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This course is not open for registration yet. However, you can read more about this course and bookmark this page  so that on October 14th, you can come back and register. What is even better is that if you register by November 31st, you will get a discount on the price!

Please use this link https://karabullockart.com/ref/84, it is my own special link and is how I get paid for the class ❤

As you know,  LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock. It is for anyone that wants to practice creating portraits and figurative art, but is especially designed for those of you that have felt scared or intimidated to do so at some point in your life. Together, we want to share with you our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our portrait and figurative artwork. You will leave this course feeling confident enough in your skills to never feel intimidated again. In 2020, we will be studying style development and the course will equally focus on portraits AND figures! I personally  will be teaching a figurative piece which is something I don’t do as frequently as portraits so it will be a learning experience for me too! I will be doing a main lesson and a min lesson. It’s going to be awesome!

Click HERE to find out more about LET’S FACE IT – 2020.

Remember to use the above link that is in this blog post. This is how you support me  and ensure I get paid for doing this course ❤

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Registration is now open for PYHAS 2020. I will be doing something very different in this lesson, using another artist’s work to springboard  an original artwork in my own style.

If you would like to join me in this lesson, please use this link https://tinyurl.com/yyj9u9bm

DO IT NOW… earlybird prices still apply! IT is such a good deal. Go HERE for more info on this class.