With all the commotion and busyness of the holidays, I’ve neglected to announce the monthly giveaway for December. The painting study I’m giving away for December is a Koi fish monoprint! I will name the winner December 31st. I call this monoprint “Beloved Koi”. I have a poll out on my Facebook page to see whether I should add some color or not to these three Koi fish. Voice your opinion! Here or on my Facebook Page.
UPDATE: I decided to add a splash of color on the koi, here it is!
Beloved Koi is a monoprint and here’s a little about how I make mine:
I create it by first coming up with a design, then I carve that design into a rubber like material made especially for this type of printing technique. After the design is fully carved, I apply paint or ink to the raised carving with a brayer. I then turn the carving over onto a high quality piece of paper and press with my fingers or a roller. Finally, I pull apart the paper and carving to reveal the single image it produced.
After it dries, I sometimes hand embellish the mono print with inks and/or paint.
Each and every one turns out differently and is a unique piece of art.
To win Koi fish, read the details below:
If you’re interested in my art and would like to get the occasional email (usually monthly) from me featuring my paintings and what is currently going on, then please sign up for my newsletter (Art & Antics of Jaime Haney)
In return, anyone who signs up or is currently signed up will be in the drawing for a FREE study by me (mat and frame not included). Studies are small paintings that I use to sort out ideas for larger paintings, color ideas or just playing around with the paint while loosening up. Most will be about 5×7 or smaller and will be signed by me. Each one will be an original and perfectly frame-able (by you).
This is important:
The winner will be announced at the end of each month (first name with last initial and city). I will notify the winner by email, post it here on my blog, also on FB and in the newsletter. I’ll be posting a photo of the study that is being given away that month here and on various social media that I’m on like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, even Pinterest.
The winner will be chosen at random by random . org. I’ll announce a winner the last day of each month and they will have 5 days to contact me acknowledging they’ve won. Shipping will be covered by me. So, it will be important to open your emails from me in a timely manner if you’re hoping to win! Also, I think I’ll let people who’ve won still have another chance each month. If you’re lucky enough to get randomly selected twice, then who am I to question the universe? Let’s go with it!
Please share with anyone you think would like my art! It’s very much appreciated!
If you’re new to my blog and website have a look at my ‘About’ page in the menu at the top. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I also enjoy painting abstracts in the form of expressionism.