Sunday, April 13, 2008


Finally ~ my 300th post giveaway!

Here is the painting I'll be giving away for my 300th post giveaway!
All you have to do is leave me a comment between now and next Sunday and you'll be entered in the drawing. Tell your friends to come on over and when they mention you sent them you'll be entered again.

This is an 11x14 studio wrapped canvas painting of Hydrangeas that I painted last month. I painted it with High Definition paint that mimics oils but is actually waterbased like acrylics. It's a fabulous medium with great dimension and the most beautiful sheen finish and a paint that I have grown to LOVE!














































Our boys have been on spring break all week and we've had a very low key, fun week. My DH's sister and daughter came down from Atlanta and his youngest brother and son came down from up near Augusta. We had a wonderful time filled with games, food, movies and fun! My S-I-L makes the most amazing brownies and cheesecake and of course she brought that and an awesome ham with her. My B-I-L stopped by this amish bakery on the way down and brought some incredible sticky buns, cinnamon rolls and pecan rolls! YUMMY!
The cousins had a fabulous time as they always do playing football, basketball, poker, and video games.
Got a busy week with 5 paint classes so will post periodically throughout the week. ALL comments left from my April 7th post about my giveway until next Sunday will go into the drawing for my hydrangea painting.
Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Sandy

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sandy:
The painting is beautiful and I'm glad you are enjoying working with your new found HD paint. The work you and your students do is amazing to one who doesn't have the slightest idea of what to do.
Keep on, take care and stay well.
Grandma

Alison Gibbs said...

What a fun filled family time you have been having.
Love your painting count me in for your 300th Post Giveaway.
Congratulations on 300 posts
Alison

Jennifer said...

You do beautiful work. I'd love to win this gorgeous painting for the new place I'll be moving into next month. Thanks for the chance!

Jennifer :-)

justabeachkat said...

Oh Sandy! What a beautiful painting. I'd love to win, but since I won another time, I guess it wouldn't be fair, right? Of course, if my name was drawn.... LOL I think of you everytime I walk past your painting. Love it!

Happy Sunday sweet friend.
Hugs!
Kat

Dragonlady said...

WOW, Sandy,the painting is so beautiful....and I love the colors too.....glad you had a great time with family.....
Hugs
Brenda

Kim said...

I've seen this painting in person and it is even more gorgeous than the picture shows! I've love to win! Glad you've had a good week. Looking forward to our paint day next month! Hugs ~ Kim

Mary Isabella said...

This is an incredibly Beautiful painting. I would be one happy happy lady if I won it.......Smiles

Robyn said...

OH I how lovely first the painting and that you reached 300th post! WOW! Great job Sandy! Thanks for stopping by the other day! I always like seeing your there! *hug*
Robyn

Susan said...

What a beautiful Painting. I'm a new blogger and your posts inspire me! I wish I could take painting lessons from you.
All the best, Susan

Sandi McBride said...

Sandy I love Hydrangea but for some reason, they've all died here...I think it was the fire ants and wish them a wonderful hoome in hell, lol...just far away from me! Please enter me in your giveaway, may be the only way I get to have Hydrangeas around here...k, time to go feed the kitten...hugs
Sandi

Sugar Bear said...

Congrats on 300! I love the painting. Hydrangeas are one of my favs.
Karla

Chris said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful time with your family! Of course, I'd LOVE to win your painting - it would look great in the house we're moving into next month (heading back to the Pentagon). Many blessings and much love always, Chris Comeau

ThePeachTree said...

I just love the purple of those flowers :) So detailed and textured. I can almost catch their beautiful fragrance!

carolyn said...

This is certainly a beautiful and generous give away. The paint sounds amazing. Thanks also for the warning re. comments, although I blog on Typepad it's good to be forwarned.
Congratulions on reaching your 300th!

joan said...

Love the painting Sandy. Have a great week!

petrii said...

Sandy,
What a beautiful painting. I love hydrangrea's, they grow beautifully in my front garden bed.
Thank you for posting this pic.

Blessings to you,

Dawn

Rosemary said...

What a pretty painting Sandy!!
Congrats on 300!!!
I am having a giveaway as well.
Rosemary

Kerri Norrod said...

The painting is beautiful!

Donna said...

Hi Sandy
Love the painting and the beautiful colors!
You do wonderful work!
Hugs,
Donna

Jeri said...

I love the hydranga painting - plese do enter me Sandy!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hi Sandy!
Of course I will enter your giveaway - Hydrangeas! They're beautiful. I have never seen this High Def paint you are using. Who makes it?

Scrappy Jessi said...

holy smokes girl!!
300!!! yeah!!
congrats!!
oxooox,
jessi

Kari & Kijsa said...

300 posts filled with wonderful inspiration, lots of talent, beautiful paintings, and fabulous student work as well!! Thank you for all 300...and we are looking foward to so many more!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

KarenHarveyCox said...

Sandy, your painting is so beautiful. Happy 300th post. Karen

Gail McCormack said...

Congratulations on your 300 post!! WOW!
The painting is a fabulous prize Sandy.
Your weekend sounded very enjoyable. Sounds like back to work for you now though.

Renee Donson said...

Sandy,

Congrats on the big 300! You keep up with your BLOG much better than I do and it looks GREAT.

The Hydrangeas are gorgeous. Your use of HD paint blows me away. You look like you have mastered this one! I would be proud to hang this in my house, and it is my husband's favorite flower!

Can't wait to see you at convention!
Renee

Miss you,

Chris said...

OK, I'm entering again since there's no daily posting going on! ;-) Love the painting!! Chris C.

Daughter of the King said...

Oh I would love to win this..congratulations ...
HAve you ever thought of doing some notecards with your paintings..just do one and then have it reproduced?
I just love your work.
Deby

Theresa said...

Hi Sandy,

I just found your blog tonight and love it! Your paintings are amazing and I would love to be entered in your drawing. Congratulations on your 300th post.

Thank you.... Hugs,

Theresa

Rhondi said...

Hi Sandy
300 posts is quite an accomplishment and a reason to celebrate. What a great giveaway!
Rhondi

ADELE said...

Congratulations on your 300th post! How exciting. Okay, I totally love this painting!!! Count me in for the giveaway. That is my favorite flower ever.
Have a great week.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Lovely painting! Please enter me in the drawing.

Sounds like you all had a great time together....who can resist those amish sticky buns & treats?
Love your painting, you busy gal, Hugs, DebraK

Mermaid Queen said...

Congratulations on your 300th post! Your painting is beautiful. Also thanks for the warning about the viruses. I've seen those on other blogs and wondered what they were. Take care. ~Martha

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hi Sandy! What a beautiful painting, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to hang that in my house! Oh, pick me! Crossing fingers and toes in hope! :-)

Blessings to you this week!

PS. Congratulations on reaching the 300 post milestone! Wowzie! You are way ahead of me girl! And I thought I had a lot to say! :-)

Melissa

Julie said...

Please enter me!!!

Please stop by my blog and read about a creative contest I am holding with a great prize. If you are not interested - please forward it onto as many people as you can. Thank you!

Terri and Bob said...

300 posts. I am so proud of you! I love the painting, I am hoping that when I die, I die in lilac season! Anyway, it is a gorgeous painting!

Linda said...

sign me up. Nice painting of course you always do great work.
Love ya,
Linda

Lori said...

I love the painting. It would go beautifully in my living room. :) I came across your blog a couple of weeks ago. Congratulations on 300! Painting is a talent that I wished God would have given me. It really is amazing.

Sandi McBride said...

I don't know, if I comment more do I get more chances of winning? No? Okay, worth a shot...
hugs
Sandi

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hi Sandy!

Wow 300th post...that is certainly a milestone!! :o) The hydrangeas are beautiful, you are indeed an incredible talented lady! Wishing you many many more post to come!

Smiles....

Beverly

Angela said...

Sandy your painting is beautiful! Congradulations on your 300th post! I'm so glad that you began posting!
Brownie...ohhh just the word make my mouth start to drool...lolol
Sorry that I have not been able to post lately. I have had alot going on.
*HUGS*
Angela

~*~Patty said...

Wow how very beautiful! Please do put my name in the hat...oh to be the lucky winner of such a lovely piece of art!

Terri and Bob said...

I said lilacs but I knew they were hydrangeas. Wishful thinking is all!