Wave Study / Oceanside Watercolor - GIVEAWAY

watercolor study waves Oceanside, giveaway painting free
This 9" x 12" watercolor painting started out as a wave study and I just ended up turning it into a painting. It was an accident, I swear. So here is the weird part; since I was just doing a watercolor experiment, I grabbed the paper that was closest to me; Bienfang Canvasette. It's a 182 lb paper-impregnated canvas - usually used for oils or acrylics.

Canvasette makes the painting look different. It has lots of texture, for instance. And for all I know it will easily last for the next 500 or a thousand years but I can't be completely sure. So I've decided to have a contest and give this painting away to some lucky person or sentient being.

Yep, it's a giveaway of a probably otherwise collectible piece of original art.  I've given a little thought as to how to do it so here is my idea:  Comment on this posting. You just have to do it in a way that will make it possible for me to identify  and contact you if you win.  See my suggested routes below...


  1. You must comment on this post to win, and don't do it anonymously or I won't be able to figure out who you are to send your painting to you. However, I do NOT want you to post your email address because you'll get spam. So please do one of the following:
    • Friend me on Facebook (see sidebar for a link) then tell me your facebook name in the comments below.
    • Follow me on Twitter and give your Twitter @ handle in the comments below. As with Facebook, you'll find a link to my Twitter in the sidebar of this site.
    • Follow this blog using the Google Friend Connect panel in the sidebar, and mention your Google ID/name below.
  2. One entry per person/follower/friend.
  3. There must be a minimum of 10 entries in order to have this giveaway, otherwise it seems silly. I mean, if fewer than 10 people care, why bother, right? So tell your friends! The more the merrier.
  4. Not open to family members, sorry. You guys already get freebies from time to time.
  5. Contest ends on April 15, 2011 at 5 PM Pacific US time. Shortly thereafter, if we've had at least 10 separate people entering for this painting, I'll have a third party draw a name from a bowl and I will attempt to notify the winner. If I don't hear from you by the following Monday, I will have my third party draw a second name. One way or another, this painting is going to a new home!
  6. Oh, and you have to promise to send me a picture of you, posing with your new painting. :)

    It is an experimental work, as I said. It's kind of  a weird surface for watercolor - but it still could have some value someday.

    So lets see some comments/friends/followers whatever, k? And as I said, tell your friends. I think I'm supposed to add 'no purchase necessary and void where prohibited by law' so there you go.

    Spread the word.