Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bunnies on Plaid - the Poster!

The 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge has ended. There were 1403 artists from around the world participating... wow! I appreciate Leslie Saeta, the creator and host of this challenge. Thank you, Leslie.

Now I get to make my challenge poster, showing all 30 paintings together. How colorful and fun this turned out! (as usual, can click image to enlarge)


"Bunnies on Plaid"
by Retta Stephenson



Thanks for following along, and I hope you enjoyed my Bunnies. And here is the link to Leslie's blog so you can enjoy collages from the other artists. They are so colorful!

Retta


PS:  I'm putting the bunnies all together in a Facebook photo album (click on Photos then Albums, and you'll see the album titled Jan 2016 Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge). It's fun and colorful to see them altogether!  

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Day 30 - Dare Greatly - Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge

It's over! 

I made it to the end of the 30in30 painting challenge. I truly appreciate the support and comments given. Some days were a real bear, and your interest helped energize me. Thank you so much!

My husband said this last bunny should be named "The End". But it's title "Dare Greatly" is taken from the famous speech by Theodore Roosevelt, which means a lot to me. 

So, I'd like to share the complete version here, hoping it will inspire you also:

"The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."




"Dare Greatly"
by Retta Stephenson

6x6 inch acrylic on wrapped canvas
Special challenge price of
$30 includes it's own FREE wooden 
mini display easel and 
FREE shipping in the continental US

(other locations please email artbyretta@gmail.com 
for shipping costs) 


These mini art paintings are being sold on a first come first served basis, so anyone interested please email me at artbyretta@gmail.com with any questions. If you'd like this daring bunny to come and live with you, simply click on the Button above (you don't need a Paypal account).

Pricing note: These original mini art bunny paintings will soon be listed at an online gallery (I will post the link when it's finalized) therefore the special challenge price will no longer apply. They will revert to normal pricing, around $72 each for the 4x4 inch bunnies, and around $108 for the 6x6 inch bunnies. So if you think you'd like a bunny to come live with you, please consider deciding before the change is made, so I can give you the direct-from-artist best pricing. :-)

As always, thank you for visiting, and I greatly appreciate any and all comments. I hope you've enjoyed following along on this adventure!

Retta


PS:  I'm putting the bunnies all together in a Facebook photo album (click on Photos then Albums, and you'll see the album titled Jan 2016 Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge). It's fun and colorful to see them altogether! 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Day 29 - Curiosity - Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge

As an artist, I enjoy asking the question "What if?"

What would happen if I combined two things that I like: rabbits and madras plaids.

When I was a teenager, we raised rabbits. Then again, early in my marriage, my husband and I raised Rex rabbits.

As a kid, I remember loving the bright and colorful Madras plaid fabrics.

So... I combined those two things, and the result was this series!



"Curiosity"
by Retta Stephenson

6x6 inch acrylic on wrapped canvas
Special challenge price of
$30 includes it's own FREE wooden 
mini display easel and 
FREE shipping in the continental US

(other locations please email artbyretta@gmail.com 
for shipping costs) 

These mini art paintings are being sold on a first come first served basis, so anyone interested please email me at artbyretta@gmail.com with any questions. If you'd like this curious duo to come and live with you, simply click on the Button above (you don't need a Paypal account).



As always, thanks for visiting, and I truly appreciate the comments and support.

Retta


PS: I invite you to watch my daily Facebook posts for photos of my bunnies, where I'm putting them all together in a Facebook photo album (click on Photos then Albums, and you'll see the album titled Jan 2016 Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge). It's fun and colorful to see them altogether! 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Day 28 - Joyful - Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge

From a singer/songwriter I grew up with, Bob Dylan:

"May your heart always be joyful. 
May your song always be sung."



"Joyful"
by Retta Stephenson

6x6 inch acrylic on wrapped canvas
Special challenge price of
$30 includes it's own FREE wooden 
mini display easel and 
FREE shipping in the continental US

(other locations please email artbyretta@gmail.com 
for shipping costs) 


These mini art paintings are being sold on a first come first served basis, so anyone interested please email me at artbyretta@gmail.com with any questions. If you'd like this joyful bunny to come and live with you, simply click on the Button above (you don't need a Paypal account).


As always, thanks for visiting, and feel free to leave a comment or ask a question.

Retta

PS: I invite you to watch my daily Facebook posts for photos of my bunnies, where I'm putting them all together in a Facebook photo album. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Day 27 - Authenticity - Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge

And now for some wisdom from Dr Seuss:

"Today you are you! 
That is truer than true!
There is no one alive
Who is you-er than you!



"Authenticity"
by Retta Stephenson

4x4 inch acrylic on wrapped canvas
$30 includes it's own FREE wooden 
mini display easel and 
FREE shipping in the continental US

(other locations please email artbyretta@gmail.com 
for shipping costs) 


These mini art paintings are being sold on a first come first served basis, so anyone interested please email me at artbyretta@gmail.com with any questions. If you'd like this authentic bunny to come and live with you, simply click on the Button above (you don't need a Paypal account).


As always, thanks for visiting, and feel free to leave a comment.

Retta


PS: I invite you to watch my daily Facebook posts for photos of my bunnies, where I'm putting them all together in a Facebook photo album. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Day 26 - Love - Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge

Here is truth that touches me deeply:

"I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help. There is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fiber of life, the flame that heats our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives. It is our Connection to God and to each other."
--Elizabeth Kulber-Ross, The Wheel of Life



"Love"
by Retta Stephenson

4x4 inch acrylic on wrapped canvas
$30 includes it's own FREE wooden 
mini display easel and 
FREE shipping in the continental US

(other locations please email artbyretta@gmail.com 
for shipping costs) 


These mini art paintings are being sold on a first come first served basis, so anyone interested please email me at artbyretta@gmail.com with any questions. If you'd like this loving bunny rabbit to come and live with you, simply click on the Button above (you don't need a Paypal account).



As always, thanks for visiting, and feel free to leave a comment or question.

Retta


PS: I invite you to watch my daily Facebook posts for photos of my bunnies, where I'm putting them all together in a Facebook photo album. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Day 25 - Courage - Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge

I've long been inspired by this quote: "We cannot discover new oceans until we have the courage to lose sight of the shore." --Andre Gide



"Courage"
by Retta Stephenson

4x4 inch acrylic on wrapped canvas
$30 includes it's own FREE wooden 
mini display easel and 
FREE shipping in the continental US

(other locations please email artbyretta@gmail.com 
for shipping costs) 


These mini art paintings are being sold on a first come first served basis, so anyone interested please email me at artbyretta@gmail.com with any questions. If you'd like this courageous bunny to come and live with you, simply click on the Button above (you don't need a Paypal account).


As always, thanks for visiting, and feel free to leave a comment, question, or your own favorite quote.

Retta


PS: I invite you to watch my daily Facebook posts for photos of my bunnies, where I'm putting them all together in a Facebook photo album.