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I entered a contest for's November Artist of the Month.  Even though I didn't win, I did get the most votes and am the "Viewers Choice" winner.

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Day 30 of 30 for 30

Day 30 of 30 for 30.... A few people wanted me to do a fall centerpiece. I saw this one and liked it so decided to do this.  I can't believe the 30 days is done!!!  Stay tuned!

Day 29 of 30 for 30

Day 29- Thanks to my friend  Linda Marino for posting this adorable cat.. one of my favorite subjects to draw.

Day 28 of 30 for 30

Day 28 of 30 for 30.... Still trying to catch up... I wanted to do something I haven't done before and someone posted a cupcake so I thought that would be a great idea.

Day 27 of 30 for 30

Day 26 this is dedicated to my cousin Catherine Mattei who lost her battle with PTSD.  She was a hero to all who knew her!  I hope you have found peace.  We miss you!

Day 26 of 30 for 30

Day 26- This is for my friend Julie Begin who posted this cute picture today when I was feeling down. I didn't know what to draw/paint.   Thanks Julie

Day 25 of 30 for 30

Day 25-  Danielle posted this rainbow colored eye on my blog for me to do..  I wanted to do something really different and this looked fun.....

Day 24- of 30 for 30

Day 24-  My friend Tom posted a very small picture on my blog for me to paint.  I couldn't see it very clearly so I made up my own version..

Day 23 of 30 for 30

Day 23-  I didn't have a lot of time tonight to get a "masterpiece" on paper so I chose a single strawberry so I could keep going with my challenge.  I haven't done drawn one before so I thought it would be fun.  :-)

Day 22 of 30 for 30

Day 22-  Today is the first day of Autumn and thought it would be nice to celebrate the fall season.  I asked some friends and with all their suggestions... I found this and thought it would be fun.  Done in soft pastels.

Day 21 of 30 for 30

Day 21- Wanted to paint some fall things so here in New England nothing is more New England than apple harvest time!!

Day 20 of 30 for 30

Day 20 -   Still playing with color pencil on black....

Day 19 of 30 for 30

Day 19 - Playing with a colored pencil on black....  Candle with flame...

Day 18 of 30 for 30

Day 18- Didn't have too much time so I did a quick sketch in color pencil of a window box sent to me by my friend Laurie when I posted that I've always wanted to draw one.  

Day 17 of 30 for 30

Day 17 of 30 for 30-Say hello to Harley!... My friend Carolyn's pup. I hope she likes him...He's almost done.. just a little more to do on the bottom but since I'm a day behind I thought I should post him.

Day 16 of 30 for 30

Day 16- Trying to catch up... saw a picture of a butterfly and wanted to draw it....   I kind of made it up as I went.... Hopefully today I can get back on track!

Day 15- of 30 for 30

Day 15 - I was thinking of the end of summer and thought of boats...  This one looked lonely so I thought I would do a quick color pencil picture.   

Day 14 of 30 for 30

We are almost half way done and it's gone by so fast....

Day 14 was a picture of a cute cat posted by Danielle.  Drawing cat faces are one my favorite things to draw along with butterflies.

Day 13- of 30 for 30

Day 13-
The picture I was working out wasn't coming out like I planned so I ditched it and did a simple daffodil for my mother in law who's Birthday it is today.  She left us way too soon.    Happy Birthday Lisa.

Day 12 of 30 for 30

Day 12- I saw this picture of a swan and it's reflection and found it so simple and pretty.  This was done in color pencil with a highlight of pastels.   Looking forward to what's next......

Day 11 of 30 for 30

Day 11 of 30 for 30.  I was playing with my color pencils and nothing was turning out quite right... so even though it was hot as blazes I was thinking of the autumn colors that will soon be falling,   I decided to do a colorful leaf.  I also found a new blending technique for color pencils and tried it.  I think it came out alright.

 I will be back to getting back to doing some drawings/paintings from the many photos from my friends who posted on this blog soon.

Day 10 - of 30 for 30

Day 10 - Paying my respects to those lost on that awful day  9/11/2001  the only way I know how!  Done in Pastels!

Day 9 of 30 for 30

Day 9- I couldn't concentrate on doing anything new so I actually finished a previous piece of my favorite bird... Done in pastels/color pencil.

Day 8 of 30 for 30

Well today I didn't draw or paint since  I was feeling under the weather so I brought out one of my recent graphite drawings that I still have around here.  It's of Bert McCracken of "The Used".  It is one half of a commission that never was completed/paid for.   I hope to get back on track for day nine.

Day 7 of the 30 for 30

Day 7 of the 30 day challenge.    I was out in the morning in the morning to some tag sales and all I saw was lighthouses, figurines, books and pictures.  I thought it would be great to do a quick lighthouse.  I'm still working in pastels especially after going to Jerrysartarama and buying $59 worth of pencils for this challenge.

Day Six of 30 for 30

Some how this didn't post this morning like it was supposed to for Day 6...

  Today I didn't have too much time and wanted to draw something I never drew before.  I wanted to keep it simple and see if I could accomplish something good.  I decided on a simple orange in colored pencil. 

I'm hoping to get some great drawings done this weekend., we'll see.

Day Five of 30 for 30

Well I tried my hand at a handsome horse who belongs to my friend Melissa.  It still needs a little work on the shading but I'm running out of steam and wanted to post something for the day.

Day Four of 30 for 30

Today is day four of the 30 day challenge.  I was feeling lazy and needed to keep it simple.  My friend Laurie mentioned a stargazer lily and I thought that might be fun... Still playing with pastels too.  Maybe tomorrow I'll get serious....

Day Three of 30 for 30- Sunflower

Day 3 of 30 for 30.  Still playing with pastels... thought I'd switch it up away from animals and work on a sunflower..  Maybe tomorrow I'll be back to animals!

Day Two of 30 for 30

Day two of the 30 for 30  I chose one of the photos sent to me on my blog by Tina Thomas.  It's her puppy Camo.  I did this in charcoal and pastels.  I hope she likes it.!

Day One of 30 for 30....

Well September is here and so is the 30 day challenge.  Today I finished a colored pencil piece of an eagle that I've been working on all week.    I wanted to spend some time today planning the next few days pictures and I have many ideas from my friends of things to paint.    Stay tuned for day two....

Show for a show - Artwell gallery

The latest news is that I have my lion drawing "King" hanging in the Artwell gallery.  It happened quick and it was a great experience.  Galleries from all over came to the opening to choose artists to display in their gallery.  I'm not expecting much but it was fun.  Everyone at Artwell was great and I hope to do more with them in the future.

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I may paint your photo for my 30 day challenge

 I'm working on plans for Leslie Saeta's September's 30 day painting challenge.  I thought that I was going to use a theme for the 30 days.   I heard an idea from a fellow artist and thought it would be an awesome way to involve my friends/family in this challenge.

You send me one of your favorite photos and I may paint it as one of my daily paintings.  You will have first choice to buy it if you want but you are under no obligation to buy.   Please post a comment with your name and photo.  Everyone who enters a picture for me to paint will be entered in a raffle to win and original small painting.

***Add your photo below:***

An InLinkz Link-up

August news- Art Studio/Artist Reception and more

Well, it's been an interesting few months.  The good news is that I now have my art studio almost set up.  My daughter moved out and I am turning the room into a computer room and studio.  I have a long way to go...

I also have my artwork up at the Cafe Atlantique on River Street in Milford for the month of August.  The artist reception will be August 13th from 6-8 pm

Contest extended...

***The contest has been extended***... Since I haven't had a chance to finish my newsletter I'm extending my contest to June 30th....

Sign up for my mailing list to be entered in a contest to win your choice of either "Froggie" or "Lady Bugs"

Sign up for my mailing list at:

I promise not to load your email with junk. You will hear about my latest adventures with my soon to be art studio. I will also offer discounts for my mailing list customers from time to time.

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Also, If you like my facebook page- Blue Clover Art by Lisa Bauer, you'll get a second entry!

Maine Lighthouse

My latest painting, inspired by a photo of a lighthouse in Maine taken by my friend Laurie.
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Contest- Drawing!!!

It is day 14 of Leslie Saeta's 30 Day Marketing Challenge.  Today's challenge is to offer an incentive on my blog. I thought it would be a great idea to give away an original painting.

    If you sign up for my newsletter (to start I hope in June) you get entered into a drawing to win y -  "Froggie".   If you like my facebook page- Blue Clover Art by Lisa Bauer, you'll get a second entry!

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30 Marketing Ideas in 30 Days - Day 6 The Day Six Challenge is to create a few photo badges for your website and blog. These are created almost exactly like yesterday's collage but are even easier to create!

Instead of using words to link to a page on my website I use photo badges.  Statistics show that your visitors are 50% more likely to click on a photo link vs. a text link.

You can create the photo badge in ipiccy or picmonkey. All you have to do is upload a photo, add a frame and then add some text. Save the photo badge as a jpeg file and then add it to your website or blog or Facebook page. To add the badge to your blog, use the "add a gadget" option on the Layout page and select "Image". Be sure to include a link so that the badge will take your follower to a page on your website.

Once you have created your badge, post your favorite below and include a link to the appropriate place on your website or blog. Enjoy!

Art Marketing.. A way to validate yourself as an artist.

I found this on an article about selling your art. “How to Increase Your Art's Market Value and Make the Most of Your Career as an Artist”. One of the many things I should be doing regularly.It’s one way to validate your self as an Artist. As an artist, you know what your art means on a personal level and you can certainly convey that to people, but if someone asks, can you also make a good case for your selling prices? Explaining why your art has value from a monetary standpoint is an essential part of convincing buyers that your art is OK to own, especially when they're on the fence, not that familiar with your work or are just beginning to buy art.
Many buyers need assurances because they often don't know that much about art. They're unsure or insecure and want concrete facts about your work that they can understand. Some people, of course, buy art on the spur of the moment and according to whatever strikes their fancy, but they're in the minori…

Online sites, communities and resourses for Artists

I've been looking around at sites to help in my art marketing efforts and came across this list....

I was unaware of how many online sits are out there...I have only used Daily paint works and for and I haven't used any of the other sites but did verify that they are active sites as of today 5-6-13.

I would love to hear people's comments as to how these sites are if you have used them.

Online Art Galleries, Resources and Directories
WetCanvasThis is an excellent site with areas for all kinds of art forums.  You can post your work, get critiques etc.  There is also a photo reference gallery, weekly challenges  and so much more... Daily paint works Online website where you can post your artwork and everyday one of your pieces will be on the featured front page and goes out to all their subscribers.  Monthly cost is $12.50.
Epilogue – Online community of artists specializing in the creation of sci-fi and fantasy art. After signing up for a free account you will have…

Marketing challenge day 4 & 5

We are up to day 4 & 5 of the 30 day marketing challenge (Leslie Saeta)

Day 4 was to set up google alerts.  What is a google alert?Google Alerts are email updates sent to you of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries. A google alert is a great way to monitor what is being said on the internet about a particular topic.

I set up my google alerts to include my name, my company name and art marketing, art business

Day 5 - The Day Five Challenge is to create a collage featuring some your paintings.  I've done one previously with paintings so decided to showcase my drawings.

To create a collage go to the website ipiccy and click on "collage". Your collage can include two pictures or 30, it's up to you! It is so easy and when you are done you just need to save the collage to your computer. You can add text as I have done here by adding a frame and adding space for a caption. 

Market challenge day 3 (Leslie Saeta's Marketing challenge.)....The Day Three Challenge is to add twenty new contacts to your mailing list.

 Here is the link:

Todays challenge is to add at least 20 people to my mailing list for my newsletter which I'm in the process of putting together. The first 20 people will be offered a discount on a purchase of my artwork. If you are interested please click on the link and you will help me with this.

Marketing Challenge (Leslie Saeta) days 1 & 2

It's day two of the Marketing challenge and today the challenge was to find an older painting and repost it to my blog along with a link to buy it.  I think one of my oldest ones is my butterfly.  It is indeed one of my favorites.

Here is the link to purchase it.

The Day Two Marketing task is meant to help you promote an older greatpainting that just hasn't sold. Go through your gallery of paintings (hopefully you have one on your website) and pick out your favorite painting that is still for sale. It doesn't have to be a recent painting. Find one that has perhaps not been on your blog or Facebook in a while. Then post it on Facebook and write about it on your blog. Please be sure to post the photo of the painting with a link that goes to the place (on your website, blog or group painting site) where someone can buy the painting. Ideally, this would be on your website. After you have done that cli…

Cat and butterfly

Someone asked me what was my favorite thing to paint and draw was.  It was hard to pick just one so I picked two, cats and butterflies.  I found a picture and used it as a reference.  I loved the cat looking at the butterfly through the branches. 

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I've been sitting back and watching for a while.  Wondering what is next in my journey.  I had my artwork up in a restaurant which was a proud moment for me, I thought it was cool.  Well the restaurant was having financial troubles and was forced to close.  Luckily for me the owner who is also a fellow artist took my artwork down and messaged me.  I picked up my artwork and now it's back in home in boxes.. oh what to do now. Keeping it positive,  it certainly was a learning experience.

It's Spring time, and that means everything is new.  The flowers are blooming and life is beautiful.  It's my journey and I have control.  So I picked my brush and started to paint again.  I'm looking forward to going out and taking pictures of things to paint here in my area and surrounding towns.  It's just the beginning.

Also, I'm doing the 30 day Marketing challenge that fellow artist Leslie Saeta is putting on.  I am hoping it's going to improve my own art marketing.


When I look for pictures to use as a reference for painting or drawing, I find something that catches my eye.  I've always wanted to paint a frog.  This little guy caught my eye...

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The Lion King

Breaking out the color pencil artwork for tomorrows entry... 

Color pencils are an awesome medium for artwork.  It doesn't get the credit it deserves.  I wanted to do one of my favorite animals, the Lion in color pencils

Classic Car time..... Had some fun finishing this one....Hope to put this one up at the Winchester Restaurant next month....Let me know what you think...

Lily of the Valley

I've always been fascinated with the flower of my Birth month. The lily of the valley.  They are pretty and delicate. 

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