Standing Strong Canvas or… Blog Hop with Dina Wakley

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I am very proud of and happy for my friend Dina Wakley who just launched her own signature line of acrylic paints with Ranger. So when she asked me if I would participate in a blog hop and show some work using her paints, I said of course yes.

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I had planned on doing a canvas on the Flatiron Building in NYC – as many others I find it highly intriguing – the more as I learned through the PBS show “Treasures of New York” about it’s history.

 

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The name “Standing Strong” is the name my artist friend Tanya Watts Wedhorn gave it after I posted a sneak on my Facebook page and asked people to help me with a name. She is fighting returning cancer and what she said really touched and resonated with me„I remember seeing this building when visiting New York and it just seemed like a building that has really had to stand it’s grounds in a quick growing and changing city. It reminds me of strength and not changing for anything or anyone. So my title would be Standing Strong! Xxx“ Stand Strong Tanya – Lot’s of Love!!

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I had fun painting with Dina’s paints, and using her brushes and the Gesso and Gel Medium.  Love the colors she included in her line- I used almost all colors she sent me.

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Check out the other, super amazing Mixed Media artists that are participating in this blog hop today – and be sure to not miss the giveaway of two complete sets of the paints on Dina’s Blog:

Dina Wakley http://www.dinastamps.typepad.com
Dyan Reaveley http://dyan-reaveley.blogspot.com/
Roben-Marie Smith http://www.robenmarie.com/
Mystele Kirkeeng http://www.mystele.com/
Dawn Sokol http://www.dblogala.com/
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer http://balzerdesigns.com/
Nathalie Kalbach http://www.nathaliesstudio.com/  Permalink: http://wp.me/p3Cnxf-4nr
Kirsten Varga http://www.smilingeyestudio.blogspot.com/
Traci Bautista http://www.treicdesigns.com/

Hope you enjoy the artwork created with Dina’s new line!

Have a gorgeous day

Nat

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Comments (72)

  • Delores

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    I always enjoy seeing what you have created. It’s a double treat to see you use Dina’s new wonderful paint line! Here’s to your friend and all who are standing strong!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Love the colors that her paints come in and I also like the title of your painting. Best wishes to your friend to stay strong.

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  • suzieq23

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    Fabulous painting Nat. You are so creative and talented. I hope you are enjoying the USA!

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  • MaggieM

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    OMG Nat, you painted this?!! It’s amazing! Most of your painted work seems some what abstract, this is so fine…you never cease to amaze me :) I can’t wait to try Dina’s paints and mediums-they seem perfect for the stenciling I like to do in my art journals:)

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  • Janelle Rourke

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    Just amazing…. I love this! Can’t wait to try the paints!

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  • Julie S

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    Fabulous painting. Great story and title as well. Positive thoughts for your friend. Battle on!

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  • Caroline Duncan

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    Gorgeous canvas and great rendition of the iconic NYC building!! Some of the best shows are on PBS and other stations like National Geographic….

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  • Trish Hilbrand

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    I really love this painting! The colours and design are just fabulous. What did you use to draw the buildings?

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  • Robyn C.

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    WOW – that building sketch is AWESOME! I am new to your work and am SO glad to discover you through the blog hop. Thank you for showing your work!

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  • Barbara Albrecht

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    Love your painting! Love the story behind the name! Stand strong, Tanya!!!

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