Thursday, February 26, 2009

watermelon dreams

A customer had requested a couple crushed cans with watermelons painted on them so thats what I did today, tomorrow I get to do an Abraham Lincoln on a crushed can!


Enter My Giveaway (1 post down!)

I have been on artfire for a couple months now and I am amazed that according to google analytics my shop traffic has grown 890% in the last few weeks! I am now getting more views on artfire then on etsy! Someone is doing something right. Anyway, if anyone wants to join artfire, they are $7 a month for life, but they only have 1500 $7 spaces left. If you want to consider joining, i would appreciate it if you used this link
Register on
So I can get credit for the referal. Anyway, happy shopping and selling.. im off to paint a few crushed can request.. I'll post them later today!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

End Of Month Giveaway!

Art Print Giveaway!

Its the end of the month and I have decided to host a giveaway of any print in any of my shops! Its simple to enter! Browse my shops located at 1000 Markets, Artfire and Etsy and leave a comment here on my blog about what you liked best!

I would also love to know what you would like to see me do more of! It would be great if you could blog and/or twitter about this giveaway! Be sure to leave a way to contact you so I can let you know if you won, winners will be choosen by

If you are the winner, you'll receive one print of your choice from the shops listed!

Contest Ends March 2nd, Winner will be announced March 3rd!

IF you find any item you would like to buy during this
contest in my shops,
email me and I will give you
20% off the entire purchase!

artbyjoni [at]
(use the @ symbol and let me know you came to my site through this contest)
Open to everyone, anywhere :)

Good Luck!

Monday, February 23, 2009


This past week I did a portrait of my vets dog, I'm hoping he'll hang it in his office for customers to see and maybe, just maybe, get a sale from it. I do have flyers there, advertising my Pet Portraits. His name is Gator and he i a cutie. Unfortunately I only had a somewhat blurry photo to work with but I think it came out ok.

9"x12" Pastel

Monday, February 16, 2009

Gallery Opening on Saturday

I had my gallery opening Saturday night and it was alot of fun. The theme is Red White and the Blues. None of mine sold that night but I did meet a lovely couple who purchased an $11,000 painting that night, a large abstract.. really large. The show runs till March 31st at

This is my sister outside the gallery

A view of the Gallery

2 of my pieces

the flag is one of mine

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Painting Snow Creek

I finally got back to doing some more serious painting and started off with an ode to winter. The snowfall we had last week inspired me to get out and get some reference photos. It isn't often we get more then a flurry or dusting down on the shore. It was good to be painting again and my next one is a dog portrait for my vet.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

NEW Obama crushed can art

I did some crushed art cans today, something to get me into the swing of things again. I went to lunch today with a friend and she suggested I do some Obama themed cans so I figured what the heck. So here are some
Obama cans for Obama fans

Click on photo for larger view and purchasing options
Planning on doing some real painting tomorrow so check back!

Lucky Day!

Arts Afire recently had a contest to win a free painting to celebrate her 50th follower and guess what? I won :) Go check out her blog and etsy shop, she is a pretty amazing artist and apparenty it runs in the family. Her grandfather Jay is also a wonderful artist and has a shop on etsy too.

Thank you Sara!

As for me, I haven't been painting in the last 2 weeks but have a few paintings planned and ready to go. See you soon!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The New Show I am in at JAG fine art

You are invited to an early cocktail reception at JAG Fine Art
on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14th from 5-7 pm.
Wine, cheese and chocolate. Stop by before your hot dinner date.

“American Colors:
Red, White and the Blues“

Paintings and photographs that celebrate and critique American culture in a time of severe economic turmoil and great political hope under the first black President of the United States.
Remember to support the arts and artists of your community!

Painters: Gwen Gavios, Rachel Gavios, Melissa Bartlett, Katelyn Schuh and Joan Swanson

Photographers: John Andrulis, Ariana Lance, Gene Szucs and Alison Dunlap

Visit for more information!

Monday, February 02, 2009

more soda pop art :)

A few more crushed can designs I did this weekend. Im planning on doing some serious painting in the next day or two (since it is "supposed" to snow) as well as organize and begin marketing for the classes I will be teaching later this month.
All my crushed cans are available for sale on