Looking back this year, it's been a strange combination of complete immobility and crazy busyness. I have dealt with major back pain issues, yet somehow managed to paint more portraits this year than ever. Needless to say the combination of the two let me to neglect my free portrait offer to those who follow my blog. I am a person of my word and once the Christmas rush of orders is done I will have more time to paint the portraits of your loved ones. So today, I figured I sit down and select the winners for the months I have missed. My last announcement was done in June, so the names I will be mentioning are for the months of July through December. By the way this is the last year that I will offer a 16x20in portrait.
Winners receive a 16x20 hand painted Digital Portrait File that can be printed on canvas or paper. A digital portrait is a portrait that is created using a stylus and tablet on a computer. Once the painting is finished a high resolution file is send via email. The portrait is of either one person or one pet with a semi solid colored background like the example below.
THE WINNERS ARE
Alan Bryant ~ Nancy Still
Margaret Garrett ~ Rodney Sumpter
Gina Cordova ~ Katherine Mika
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PORTRAIT
1. Submit your information via the Contact Form
2. I will start on your painting and make a layout suggestion, which I share via email for your approval.
3. When the painting is done and you are happy with the overall look of your portrait, you will receive a 150 dpi jpg file via email that can be uploaded by you to any print on demand service. Your painted image can be printed up to a 16x20in canvas or poster size.
GREAT NEWS FOR EXISTING SUBSCRIBERS
Your name is automatically entered once a month in the Portrait Giveaway. All you have to do is open your weekly newsletter and see if you have won. This month's winners were chosen by a random number generator.
HOW OFTEN CAN I ENTER IN THE GIVEAWAY?
Once you are a subscriber and remain a subscriber to my weekly newsletter, you are automatically entered in the monthly giveaway. Of course you can invite friends and family members to enter as well. However only one email address will count towards the random drawing.
WATCH THE NEW PORTRAITS BEING PAINTED
Throughout the year all my readers will get to see the new portraits being painted via my blog posts that are send out in the weekly newsletter. I would love it if you pop in and leave a comment on the blog to let me know what you think. This is a great way for you to see what is possible with a custom painted portrait, since a portrait can be painted in many styles and finishes. I am sometimes asked to paint very modern looking pieces like "Charlie's Portrait" for example, which is full of bold and colorful brush strokes. Hard to believe this is a digital portrait isn't it?
Thank you all for subscribing and following my work. I look forward to see who I get to paint next. Person or pet?!