This past weekend I was able to go see “The Big Comic Gnome Show” at The Joy and Whimsy Depot in Lewisburg, Ohio, where it is on display until October 31! This was pure joy for me after spending so much time planning, praying, and painting on them. Jane and Dave showcased them really well with good lighting and placement so that as one walks through the gallery, the bright and bold colors in the paintings peek out in between the art display units. Please go see the show in person if you can, as this is the best way to see them – all hanging up at once in a large space, because they are large canvases at 3ft x 3ft each. Many thanks to Jane and Dave for their kind attention and willingness to display such funky work!
Also, as many of you know, my husband and I are in another time of transition as we work towards moving to Florida from Ohio. Our date has been pushed back from September to Mid-October, and now again to late November or early December. I choose to walk in obedience with the Lord, but this has been a trial for sure. I won’t get into all the things, but one thing that’s hard is that we packed up most of the studio so I don’t have access to my video equipment and most of my art supplies. I’m pretty much working strictly with watercolors and inks, doing some fun lessons from Awesome Art School and the Celtic Collective, when I get a bit of time.
God has given me my next assignment too, which I’m totally excited about…I’ll be opening my new shop! Stay tuned for more information in that.
In the meantime, you can still see the work I’m sharing fairly often on Instagram and Facebook and contact me there if you like.
As always, wishing you all of God’s blessings in humor, joy, and peace,
Join me tomorrow at 1PM EST for the premiere of the Mini Metallics Abstract Collection reveal video. There will be 18 original mini paintings, 4 x 4 inches or smaller, each with a bonus tiny easel to display it on. They are priced at $25 each plus tax. U.S. shipping will be included but shipping outside of the U.S. will be an additional charge.
Proceeds from the art show will go to benefit a young family who’s baby needs brain surgery. Please help if you can.
Each painting is numbered and is listed on a directory page at the end of the video. To purchase a painting, contact me here on the website via the contact page, on any of the relevant posts on the Facebook page, through Facebook Messenger, or at my email DAWNPAUL@mail.com. Here’s the link to tune in tomorrow and I hope to see you there: https://www.facebook.com/DMPaulWriterArtist
As I finish the third in “The Big Comic Gnome Show-You are a Being, Not a Doing,” I decided to change the first two paintings’ names to the names of the gnomes rather than what they represent. While they still represent those sentiments of being hope, being still, and being kind to me, using their names helps the viewer connect a little better to the gnomes’ personalities.
The first two paintings are on the Home page here on the website, but I wanted to include the third painting, “Kedrick.” I still have to paint the edges, but I’m so excited with how this one turned out!
2020 has been a crazy year, but I’m so excited to be taking a little vacation with an art friend. I’ll blog about that when I get back. Thanks for tuning in and keeping up with me!
I thought I’d try a new thing. I like useful products so I have opened a shop on Society6 called DMPaul. It looks like art prints come up first, but as you scroll down you can see links to other products, such as cards, bar stools, and coasters. I’m going to add more images to the shop as well.
I’m thinking that people will begin Christmas shopping soon, but also that as we are still confined more to our homes, some may want new art for their walls to look at. Higher quality art prints are still available in my shop here, and I’d be happy to sign them for you.
As my art journey continues, I have joined an 8-week oil painting and drawing class with Milan Art Institute. Oil painting and I have not gotten along in the past, so it was a great pleasure to understand the lesson easily and paint pears! Thanks for checking in.