Sunday, December 26, 2010

win the new years painting give-away

goodbye Claifornia

Ok, here's the big moment.  I want to thank all my loyal visitors, collectors, and even the wonderful lurkers, for visiting my blog and especially for taking the time to comment. I do realize everyone has so many things to do each day and I love the fact that you use some precious moments visit.  What best way to thank everyone??????? Give a painting away, of course! My first painting give-away!
You probably wonder, "what do you have to do to qualify to receive this?" It's easy, just add a comment to this post and you will be entered. All new subscribers will get extra entry. (We love subscribers.) On New Years Day I will write everyone's name on a separate sheets of paper and place them in a "hat". I will present the "hat" to Luchianna, the famous paper chewing kitten. This will be her big chance to use that talent for fame. (So far she ate a check I was given -envelope and all.)  I will try to get photos of the big chomp as the Luch chooses our winner.
Anyone can enter. If the winner is not from the USA I will simply ask that the winner pay postage. Us residents will get a freebee. The winner will choose from my California collection of paintings. It will be shipped unframed.


Now I leave for the airport in hopes that my plane actually goes home. Looks like the pineapple express has turned to a big time snow event.

63 comments:

My Camera World said...

Well how could I miss out on such a wonderful opportunity to win a painting of yours.

Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings.

Niels Henriksen

Brian McGurgan said...

Hi Loriann - what a wonderful give-away! Your work from California is gorgeous. I hope you are able to travel home without a hitch despite the snowfall - we're just starting to see heavy snow now in NYC. Safe travels!

Anonymous said...

Hi Loriann

i am one of those lurkers. I have been following your blog and work work for awhile now and after reading your post this morning and getting a chance to possible win one of your wonderful paintings, I thought is was time I came out from the shadows.

Thanks for being so creative and inspiring. Hope you make it home safe and sound

Christine

Della said...

Loriann. . . How generous of you to offer up one of your beautiful paintings. Have a safe trip.

Della

Nika said...

What a generous gift to all of your readers, thanks for giving us such an awesome chance.

Just noticed the painting from Dec 24th, it's also a beauty. I recognize that light, you've portrayed it so convincingly.

A paper-chewing kitten, lol. It'd be great to show up in class and say that the cat ate my homework. Yikes, check and envelope in one sitting, that's an expensive kitty:)

I will keep my fingers crossed for you, have a speedy, feather light flight:)

Leah said...

Well, I'm feelin lucky. Have been listening to the Washington weather and thinking of you. Hope you get home safe, sound and soon!
We'll get your weather tomorrow.

SamArtDog said...

Throw my name onto that hat! I'm also feelin' lucky. The dog ate 2 big plates of Christmas cookies last night and is still alive to lick his chops. Good luck, Luch!

joanne said...

Hi Loriann,

What a thoughtful gift! Please put my name in the hat :)

Happy travels and wishing you a FABULOUS new year.

Donna T said...

(pick me Luchianna, pick me because I love Loriann's work so much!)

I hope you make it home safely. I'll bet those kittens will be all over you!

mamipdx said...

the gift of artwork is always such a wonderful, generous gift! please put my name into the drawing.
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

i subscribe to your rss feed
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

RRoseman said...

Happy New Year! Snow is on the ground back here in the east-we had about 2-3 inches on the farm in N.VA-3-4 down here in Richmond.Looks like winter here! R(egina)

Casey Klahn said...

You are generous! Hope the weather is okay in Maryland, at least. Take care.

KC

Anonymous said...

I hope that you made it out OK THE big guy called from CO. ths morning Great vist. love Daddio AND Mae

Sara Mathewson said...

I have been looking on in interest while you have painted CA. I know you didn't have the bes weather but you sure did paint some nice paintings. I hope you have a safe3 flight back:)
Sara

DMannion said...

Can't pass this one up, Loriann! Looking for a new year filled with your paintings.
Safe travels,
Diane

Sarah Bachhuber Peroutka said...

I hope I win because I love your work and you have been an inspiration to me. Sarah Peroutka, Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR

karen said...

Hello Loriann,
I just found your artwork and can't wait to see it every day.
Karen

Carol Lee Beckx said...

A most generous New Year gift - as well as my daily gift - to be able to share the great paintings you do.
Safe journey home
regards
Carol

Orit Reuben said...

I love your paintings. You keep topping your self. Love the one from yesterday. Keep on inspiring us.
Orit

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Wow! What a generous idea!!

Congrats, btw, for having your painting "Canal Sunrise" in the running for best Landscape Painting 2010 on the Making a Mark blog!

If anyone reads this but hasn't voted, be sure to DO IT! http://makingamark.blogspot.com/

Kvan

Anonymous said...

Here Kitty, Kitty....did you miss me? Enjoy your snow daze......Love, Mae and Dad

Anonymous said...

I love your wonderful paintings -- please put my entry in and happy travels and new year!

Vicki

Maggie Latham said...

Love the image of your kitty pulling a name out of the hat! Happy New Year to you, Loriann and many creative blessings for 2011.
Maggie

Teri said...

Loriann,
I enjoy your paintings and am learning from the comments you write. Please enter my name in the hat for the big chew!!
Happy New Year! Happy Painting!
Teri

Anonymous said...

I couldn't miss this! Your California paintings are amazing! Hope you get home safely!!
Happy New Year!!

Paula

Marie said...

Loriann, What a wonderful gift for your readers! What a treat it has been to watch your progress over the past year. You are a very fine artist but to see the changes daily is quite remarkable and very encouraging and motivating to me as I paint. Thank you!
Marie

Julie Broom said...

Hi Loriann, what a generous give away! I've been following your blog for most of the year and think I have probably left you comments before to say how much I enjoy it. Good luck with the making a mark award. :-)

Caroline said...

Angus the cat insists I add my name here, he can't wait to see your kittie pull out the winning comment without eating it! The atmospheric weather conditions in the California series were very different to those painted on your home turf, I think it is great to see how the light and weather does indeed affect how we work. A lovely collection of works Loriann.

brian eppley said...

how'd I miss this post? Throw me in the ballot hat.(Smear some catnip on the slip) We both mised the snow but just east got hammered.

Bob Lafond said...

Loriann, This is an amazing painting, from someone who usually does amazing paintings.

Bob

Jala Pfaff said...

Luchianna, pick me, pick me!

loriann said...

Hello all my new and old friends! I wish I could give everyone a painting, but alas it will come down to Luchianna! Thanks for reading, subscribing and voting! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Loriann, I have been following your blog for about a year now from Scotland. I love your work, its so poetic and dreamy. I'd be over the moon if I won but if not at least I can still feast my eyes daily!
Have a happy new Year

Nadia Djavanshir

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Please may I enter? I hope I'm not to late. Here pretty kitty....here kitty kitty.

Linda Foltz said...

Hi, Loriann. Off you go, out of the snow and back into your home life! Enjoyed your visit, many congrats on your nomination for art blog award.

Your paintings rock; I love the colors and the life they give to your 'scapes.

Have you ever painted the kitties?

Katherine Tyrrell said...

What a brilliant idea Loriann! :)

Tell Luchianna my kitties like eating paper too! ;)

critiquecorner said...

Hi Loriann:
I'm new to blogging and in my search to find blogs of interest I found your blog. What a great concept (A painting A Day)! I'm now a subscriber and very much looking for your posts. I like "Infatuation" oil on wood for the contrast and the great use of negitive space to draw the viewer gently into the composition. Safe travels, Mike

Tia said...

I hope your kitten chooses me! I love your work! Happy Holidays, Tia

loriann said...

Hi Everyone!
I am blown away by how many people have entered!
Thank you Niels, Brian M., Christine,Della, Nika, Leah, Sam, Joanne, Donna, Shenais, Regina, Casey,Daddio and Mae, Sara, Diane, Sarah,Karen, Carol, Orit,Kvan, Vicki, Maggie,Terri, Paula, Marie, Julie, caroline, Brian E, Bob,Jala, Nadia, Lisa L, Katherine, Linda, Mike, Tia!
PS Thanks Kvan for alerting me about my painting nomination on Katherine's awesome Making a Mark Blog. And thank you Katherine for nominating me.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Well, crikey! I am a little behind the times... have been busy christmas travelling and catching up... but here I am... maybe I am too late... Oh well!

loriann said...

Hi Lynne, You are not too late. I will add you to Luchianna's pile. The cut-off time is New Year's Day 12:01 AM. It's always good to hear from you. How are things in the UK?

Pam Holnback said...

Loriann, Please add me to your list! So, you're enjoying the Chicago cold! We lived in that area when I was little, girls didn't wear pants back then, but it was way too cold to wear just a dress to school, so we wore pants under the dress. Had to be feminine!

B Boylan said...

Count me in Loriann! I would love to hang one of your pieces in my home!

Karen F. Rose said...

Awesome a chance to win one of your beautiful inspired works. Luchianna, here's my name to go in the hat. Can you smell the tuna on the paper!!!
Loriann all the best for the New Year one of your DP online class friends!

Barbara said...

Hi Loriann,

I've been a subscriber for a number of months, and I so look forward to your daily postings. I always enjoy your comments and love your paintings, as I too am working in pastel.

Barbara Barrick

Marilyn R Miller said...

I so admire the work you do! I tried to register as a subscriber, but the great computer guru wouldn't allow it because I already am....

Good luck with your flights.... Stay warm!

elly said...

Wow in that cold you do have to move fast before you freeze. Welcome back home! In choreography I sometimes work in a similar way. First thought best thought...first move best and go from there. Edit later..

Anonymous said...

I'm a very new lurker on your blog--a couple of weeks I think. Toss my name in the hat please. What fun!

Anonymous said...

i have been looking at, enjoying, and learning from you and the art you make. i have been doing this for a couple of years now. very sweet temptations...
linda b

loriann said...

Hi Pam, You are in. And I certainly understand how fashion is thrown aside in that cold!
Hi Brenda, Karen, Barbara, Marilyn (thanks for subscribing),Elly, Anonymous and Linda B.
Will the anonymous who just started following my blog please comment back with his/her name so that I will know who to notify if he/she is the winner? Thanks! I appreciate all my commenters, subscribers, followers and lurkers. hugs, loriann

Anonymous said...

I receive a new image in my email each day and always look forward to both the art and your comments. I often wonder how you can work so quickly and yet continue to offer fresh views and insights.... remarkable and also very generous. l would so love to own one of your works ... nice kitty!

barbara heile art said...

just checking to make sure my comment came thru!
your work has been lovely to see this year.
your dedication is inspiring,
barbara

loriann said...

Hi Barbara H, your entry came through!

Anonymous(above Barbara) please identify yourself so that you might win. And thank you so much for your kind words about my blog!!!!

Celeste Bergin said...

CHEWse me Luchianna! :)

Laura Campbell said...

Oh wow Loriann, that's is GORGEOUS!

Pat Brookes said...

I just signed up to receive your blog last week. Your work is one of the treasures of blogging. I look forward to more educational and beautiful paintings from you.
Thanks, Pat

Pat Brookes said...

Whoops! I guess I've been peeking, but now have signed up. Looking forward to your updates.
Pt

Carol Flatt said...

How exciting and generous of you. I just "found you" via the "Making A Mark" blog. Love your style and comments you make regarding your work. I love this sharing of joys and frustrations!

Carol Flatt said...

I look forward to receiving your posts. I'm so delighted to be able to participate. Happy New Year!

loriann said...

Hi Celeste, Laura, Pat and Carol! Thanks for reading and seeing..I appreciate all of you! Good luck in the Big Chew!
PS Chewse me ...heehee that's funny Celeste... I'll tell Luch She had her third distemper shot this more and would like some cheering up.

Melinda said...

Yes! I'm guilty of lurking regularly with occasional, but heartfelt comments! Always enjoy your words and work.

Wishing you all the best in this coming year.

I'm really excited about your working on the floor, working large.

You're one of the most dedicated artists online and it is a pleasure to see your work.

Happy New Year!

loriann said...

Hi Melinda! You are in and just in the nick of time.
Lurk as much as you want.I love your comments too!
Thanks so much for all your kind words!!! Happy new year!