Friday, 2 October 2015


I've been chosen to host a Daily Painting Challenge this week.

"This challenge is all about frills and frippery. This is the time of year when every little girl gets a special dress to wear for family gatherings. I envision red velvet, white stockings and black patent shoes. Even the big girls are planning what they will wear for Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Have you been shopping for yours yet?

This week paint a special party dress real or imaginary. This could be something you've seen in a shop window, in your closet or on your favorite niece. Make it as pretty as you can. Add colour, collage, sparkles or whatever takes your fancy. For inspiration go to and search for dress, party, fashion etc.

For artists of the male sex you can either paint something girly or a very smart suit, waistcoat, tie etc. Paint that outfit you know your wife or girlfriend would love to see you in. Let's do it proud."

Anyone can enter a Daily Paintworks challenge. There is no fee. 
If you want to join the fun and get some free advertising, click here to submit your painting.

LOT 22
by Sea Dean
7" x 5" Canvas Panel
Bid $15 or more


My popular silent auction is back for the holiday season.

There are over 40 paintings in the Silent Auction. See them all here. Bid privately by clicking on the email button at the top of the page. Or leave a comment here. Bidding is in $5 increments but you can bid as high as you choose. Low bids sometimes spark a bidding war and higher bids may discourage competition. You may bid on as many pieces and as often as you choose. Please include the name of the painting you are bidding on and your email address.

The auction runs till midnight PST 30th November 2015. Bidding is available online and at all my seasonal shows. I will try to keep you informed, but you may email me any time to ask for your current standing or increase your bid.

You will be contacted if you win. Auction prices are for pick up in Kelowna, BC. Canada. If you would like your painting shipped I'm happy to do so at cost. Payment is with Cash or Paypal.