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The Degas Paintings are finished...

27 July 2009 39 comments

My daughter, Charlotte and my Mum with the Degas Paintings...
the three paintings (6 panels) will be attached to the walls of the Ballet Studio and framed with gold frames...
This studio will be called the Degas Studio...

I hope to start a mini portrait of Mariuca this week..
Mariuca is my top Entrecard advertiser at laketrees, PoeARTica and Top Artists' Directory....thanks Mariuca for being such a wonderful friend and sponsor ...
as you can see by her gorgeous photo Mariuca is going to be a very easy subject to paint ..


I'm offering my readers the opportunity to win a Free Mini Portrait this month..
# the Mini Portrait is 25cm x 25cm (10" x 10") - acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas..
# free postage
# value: $250 (au)
# one person/subject of the winner's choice
# winner will be selected from a random generator at the end of this month

What you can do:
1. leave a comment here =1 entry per comment
2. post about the competition at your blog with a link back to laketrees = 10 entries
3. RETWEET this post on twitter = 1 entry per tweet
4. Subscribe to laketrees by Email = 5 entries

please let me know in this post what you have chosen to do so I can allocate your entries by the 31st July...( I know most of you have ..thanks )

I will announce the winner on the 1st July 2009 1st August 2009
Good luck everyone!!!

Last Chance to enter: 3 days until the competition closes!!

I came across this classic piece of music at Val Zdero Art and couldn't resist featuring this for Music Monday...this is one of my Mum's favourites...

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.


39 comments: to “ The Degas Paintings are finished... so far...

  • Admin T.H 27.7.09


  • Admin T.H 27.7.09

    hi kim, we got the car but something wrong.. .

  • Admin T.H 27.7.09

    the light is on and off while driving!

  • Admin T.H 27.7.09

    I mean the board one where you see the meters and oil fuel

  • Admin T.H 27.7.09

    Mariuca is pretty!

  • Kim 27.7.09

    whoo hoo TH
    you're FC :)
    grats... I hope you get the car working..I'm having similar problems with the new washing machine grrrr

  • Kim 27.7.09

    I've sent you 500 ecs ...and yes :)
    Mariuca is pretty :) :)

  • jafabrit 27.7.09

    the Degas series is fabulous, I bet they will look gorgeous in their frames and up on the wall.

  • David D'Angelo 28.7.09

    Simply a song that reaches the soul and keeps you relaxed.

  • Unknown 28.7.09

    Hi Kim - that's a perfect photo to work from, fantastic shadows and a beautiful subject.
    The Degas look amazing. Congratulations on a job well done!
    Christy DeKoning

  • Kim 28.7.09

    thanks very much Corrine :)
    looking forward to the timber (for frames)arriving any day "_

    it's lovely Shen and the animation is pretty cool too :)

    it's a classic photo Christy... and Mariuca is a perfect subject :)
    thanks for the compliments on the Degas :)

  • Ayie 28.7.09

    I hope to see the framed and mounted paintings by the time they had it done there in the studio. Those are lovely pieces.

    That photo for mariuca is really good, I am sure it will make a very nice portrait.

    =( I'm not too familiar with the music

  • Speedcat Hollydale 28.7.09

    CHOP !!!!!!!!

    ... well, I was kinda close

    Things are getting very exciting around here Kim ;-)

  • Kim 28.7.09

    thank you Ayie..
    me too :)
    I'm looking forward to starting Mariuca's portrait :)
    the music is an oldie ;)

    hi Speedy..
    lol only missed out by a dozen on the chop ;)
    yeah..lots of stuff happening atm :))

  • Jackie 28.7.09

    Oh my maybe I will be first one of these days!

    Today was stormy all day and the forecast is for more. As I am on satellite that means no internet.

    Congratulations on completing this marvelous project!!

    And congrats to Marzie. I am so glad she chose that picture...she's just looks so soulful and lovely. She is so deserving!!

    Great pick for a tune. It's the very first one I learned how to play on piano...way back about 100 years!!

    Happy week Kim!

  • Admin T.H 28.7.09

    hi kim drop by th corner if have time as tagged for ya

  • Admin T.H 28.7.09

    no hurry do whn have time :)

  • Mariuca 28.7.09

    Kim! I'm here finally yay!

  • Mariuca 28.7.09

    Ha ha ha Speedy! U were nowhere near the first CHOP lol! Hmmmmm neither am I! ;)

  • Mariuca 28.7.09

    Awwwwww THANKS a MILLION Kim! I am so happy to see my pic here and I am even more thrilled that it's YOU who will be painting this for me! I am just so honoured and both B and I are so excited! :):):)

  • Mariuca 28.7.09

    Well B is excited for me of course LOL! And I know u will do a terrific job so I really am thrilled! This is my very first portrait Kim! Thanks so much! Love and lotsa hugs! :):):)

  • Mariuca 28.7.09

    Happy painting sweetie and remember, no hurry! :):):)

  • John M. Mora 28.7.09

    chops - why all the chops?

    lovely degas - on point and to infinituy and best.


  • Amy Lilley Designs 29.7.09

    I know I left a comment yesterday...but mysteriously...not love love the pic w/ Charlotte and your Mom (Mum), AND oh my, the Degas panels will be over the top w/ the gold frames...wonderful to have your work up in such a permanent way...I would venture in to the Degas Studio in a NY minute...:)))

  • Amy Lilley Designs 29.7.09

    AND...what a beautiful beautiful photo of peaceful, thoughtful...looking forward to see what you come up w/ for her...:)))

  • Unknown 29.7.09

    Pretty nice paintings. I love it.

  • Jackie 30.7.09

    According to your clock and mine we have a 12 hour time difference.

    I assume you are sleeping well. I hope you are having sweet dreams!

    As for me I am headed for a little afternoon nap!

    Cheerio mate!:-)

  • Jackie 30.7.09

    No wonder I never get the first chop! But, then of course, Marzie is internationally famous for FC!!

    Big hugs,

  • Jackie 30.7.09

    Crimeny Kim I am still looking for a link button for laketrees.

    I can't find one. so if the weather improves I will grab your EC button and email you the code to add one for us to pick up!!:-))))

  • Kim 30.7.09

    hi Jackie...
    thanks for your lovely comments :)
    I don't know how to make one of those hot links eek!!!
    I'm organising the entries for the mini portrait will probably take me most of the day eek!!!...
    and frames and mini portraits to paint...and only 16 days to Charlottes 18th arghhh!!!
    oh dear I hope the storms are mild.. happy I mean...Wednesday ;

    hi TH..
    thanks I popped over to AM and voted on your poll ..have a lovely day :))

    xxxx @ Mariuca....
    looking at the gorgeous photos that you sent :))
    I hope to start tomorrow...fingers xxxxed (hugs)
    have a great Thursday Mariuca :)

    hah John
    first commentors like to say chop :)
    thanks for your compliment...painting the frames today :)

    hi Amy..
    I don't know where your comment hoo...I've been getting tons of spam lately..I hope it didn't get deleted accidently :0
    haha wouldn't it be nice if you could see the Degas IRL ..
    I'll be sure to post when the studios are finished...meanwhile I have signs to do for six of the it's sure keeping me busy :) lovely pic of Mariuca eh...still working on it :))
    have a happy day Amy :))

    thanks Mariancalago ..
    enjoy your day :))

    enjoy your nap Jackie and thanks heaps for help with the're a life saver :)) xxx

  • Admin T.H 30.7.09

    hi kim, morning!

  • TH 30.7.09

    saw the toy car at the Carrefour lucky is at other floor if not sean will want to ride on it. Its open air with people walking around so not good idea for kids to play there.

  • TH 30.7.09

    having headache.. :(

  • Netster23 30.7.09

    I want Mini Portrait!!!! hehehhehe Speedy told me he pray for me everyday so that I could win!

    Mariuca, you're gorgeous!

    What's the chop? okay


  • Netster23 30.7.09

    The painting on the wall is really beautiful Kim!

  • Kim 31.7.09

    hehe thanks Netster..
    I'll be announcing the winner tomorrow morning :))
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you ;)
    the first commentor on my posts usually says chop.... I give away 500 ecs to whoever comments first ;)
    have a great day :)

  • Kim 31.7.09

    hi TH :)
    hope you're feeling better xxxx

  • Jackie 3.8.09

    hi Kim,
    I hope you are off to a good start with the week!:-)

  • Shez 3.8.09

    Wow,Kim the Degas are going to look "So Fine!!!" hanging up there, fantastic work my girl.:)
    Hope you have a Great Week......Cheers :)

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Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news