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)

  • Tracy

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    Wow! Gorgeous! Although I haven’t live there for 30 years, I grew up in NY and this is an evocative and joyous painting reminiscent of a feeling I had about the city before 9/11.

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  • Dina

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    Your piece is amazing!! Thanks sooooo much for being part of the hop!

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  • ros

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    wonderful your art work is amazing the colours just jump out at you

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  • Colleen O

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    Great canvas cityscape. I love the circuit stencil you used too.

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  • Denise Luscan

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    This is wonderful! You did an amazing job with the paints! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • lynnk50

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    Gorgeous cityscape! What vibrant colors! Will have to checkout these paints.

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  • Sandy W

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    The paints you chose from Dina’s new line made my heart flip – all my favorite colors there together! Very nice work, as usual!!!

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  • Shari T

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    WOW!!! Standing Strong….a sentiment that I can understand, because, sometimes, I just feel like crumbling to the ground and giving up. BUT, as women, we can’t and must continue to Stand Strong no mater what!! Your friend Tanya knows that in a deeper way than what any of us may ever know. I’m finding soooo much inspiration and Nathalie, you have set the tone for me today!! I’m so glad that I found you through Dina’s blog hop!! Thank you for joining in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win Dina’s fab paints! Who knows what we may create?? XOXO-Shari

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  • Denise Huntington

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    Ooooh, I love the layering and detail you get in your painting! Dina’s paint line is so yummy and you really took advantage of all the colors. Thanks for showing us how you used it!

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