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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spring Giveaway/Help Pick My New Blog Banner

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax and have a cup of tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art.  For Spring I am updating my blog with a new painting for my banner and WHO better to help me pick out the painting than YOU my readers.  I painted two garden paintings and as a thank you for helping pick one for the banner I am having a GIVEAWAY of a $50.00 TARGET GIFT CARD.

Let's join Bentley, My Studio Assistant, in the garden to show you the inspirations for the paintings.

The yellow watering can and green chair were just waiting to be painted.

My little potting table is always inspiration.

White daisies always add light to the paintings.

I love to add Gladiolus and use them a lot for height in my paintings.

        I love the little glass cloche and old seed box and added them  to both of the paintings.

The green chair with red Geraniums was just waiting to be painted.  I decided to paint the chair red for a pop of color in The Garden Shop painting.

  To enter the giveaway simply leave me a comment or send me an e-mail as to which one you would like to see as my new bog banner - The Garden Shop or The Potting Shed.  The winner will be announced on Friday - May 4th.  Thank you for your participation.

Thank you for visiting.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, e-mails and those of you who follow my blog.  I will be back on May 4th to announce the winner of my Giveaway.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings,  Erin

"Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy all you upright in heart."  Psalm 32:11


Shannon said...

Love all of the colors in your garden and in your paintings. Both of them are so gorgeous buy I will have to go with the potting shed painting. Look forward to seeing which painting wins!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love them both, but my choice would be The Garden Shop.....

Cindy Adkins said...

I LOVE them both--Your art is phenomenal, Erin!!! Truly, it is!!! I love the potting shed because it's just so earthy--They are BOTH precious!!!

Sonia said...

Love both but I vote for the Garden Shop painting ...love the red chair...beautiful!
Miss Bloomers

ShirleyC said...

They are both beautiful! However, I have to vote for the potting shed because I have been wanting one so bad. I have been searching and trying to come up with a really easy and cheap way to build one, or at least a potting bench.
The thing is - we've pretty much potted everything for the spring! LOL
Thanks for a chance to win!

Jen said...

such a colourful beautiful post!!

the potting shed :)

Terry said...

I love both pictures but I pick the painting that says 'The Garden Shop' - you are super talented! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! TGIF!

Merri Jo said...

I choose the potting shed painting. All of your paintings are truly lovely!

SolDucky said...

I love them both, but The Garden Shop really stands out. It has a very bright and welcoming quality to it. And my eye is drawn to that red chair, and then the yellow flowers, and back again.
soluckyducky at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

You truly have chance to do one of the things that I think are the best things in life...be inspired by your creations in nature and your love of color and texture. You have captured both in your work. I persoanlly love the potting shed becasue it reminds me of the love of our work in the garden. LOL Cynthia

Ruth Welter said...

They are both so pretty Erin...I would vote for the potting shed.


Brook said...

I like them both, to make a choice????
The Garden Shop... It appears to be a little brighter.
Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Brook

Janet said...

I just love all your paintings, Erin... but, I really love The Garden Shop and the little red chair!

Irene said...

I like the Potting Shed better because the background color makes the flowers pop. Your paintings are awesome.

Tracey said...

I just found your blog and love it!
Your paintings remind me of Erin Dertner's paintings but brighter. I really liked the the garden shop but one of legs seemed to be missing. The Potting shed was more relaxed and soothing with the softer green. Both would be equally perfect!

Anonymous said...

I loved the first one with the yell0w watering can. It was just so soothing.

Leslie Peaire

Anonymous said...

I loved the very first one with the yellow watering can - it was very restful.

Leslie Peaire

jeanj said...

I love the watering can in the potting shed; both are beautiful!

AubreyLaine said...

I love the Garden Shop
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CHERI said...

I just found your blog and can't wait to check it all out! I love what I see already. I also love BOTH of your paintings...just beautiful...but if I have to choose it would be THE GARDEN SHOP. I will be out in my garden first thing in the a.m. to see if all this wind has done any major damage...hopefully not!

Anonymous said...

I vote for the Garden shop painting.

Anonymous said...

Very very beautiful. Love them both. You forgot Bently on the banner. ;) The Garden shop is my vote.



Dee said...

I vote for The Garden Shop but both are beautiful! :) Thanks for the chance!

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Paula said...

I like The Garden Shop because of the chair, but both are beautiful!

Lady Jane said...

I have to go with the watering can also. I just love watering cans. They both are beautiful though. I dont see Bentley in either of them, :-(.... LJ

Heirloom treasures said...

Both are so lovely,but I lean more to The Garden Shop.
I live in Australia,and picked up an old magazine of Country Sampler and found you and your beautiful garden were in there. I was so pleased that I know you through your blog. :)

Unknown said...

Good Morning Erin. You and Bentley certainly have a beautiful garden full of inspiration. I'm new to your blog and I'm enjoying the beauty of your talent. Thanks for sharing you grace filled positive outlook with us too.

As hard as it is to choose, I think the Garden Shop has that burst of color that represents Sprng.

Thanks for letting me enter your generous giveaway. I'm having a few right now too. I hope you'll stop by and visit.

Hugs…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

Cathy said...

You have such a eye for color. I love both but I vote for The Garden Shop.I love the red chair . Great work .Love dropping by and looking at all of your paintings ... They always make me "SMILE" Thank You :-)

Wildflowerhouse said...

I truly love them both. Oh my I shall have to pick straws......OK "The Potting Shed". I just found your beautiful blog and all your wonderful paintings. I must follow you.

Connie said...

Yes, they are both lovely, but I would choose the garden shop. The red chair in the foreground is such an explosion of color and gives a lot of interest to the piece. Your work is always so bright and happy. I think it is sweet that you asked all of us to take part in this choice. Have a great week, Connie :)

Vicki Boster said...

Oh Erin I love them both- really I do- but I'm casting my vote for the Garden Shop. Either way your blog banner will be fabulous! Your flower photos are magnificent-- I'd love to spend the afternoon in your little cottage garden!