June 2018 Newsletter

June Newsletter
Hello everyone!  The monthly newsletter is here!  Included in each monthly update is art that I’ve completed in the past month, links to videos that I’ve created (timelapses or instructional videos) this month, art that I’ve put up for sale and that which will be going up for sale shortly, a description of the next monthly raffle and how to enter (it’s at the bottom if you’re antsy!), and any other artsy news.

If you like to see my work as it comes out or as I’m working on it, I post almost-daily on Facebook, Minds, Instagram, and Gab, and my videos will also be posted on my Youtube channel.  My original work is currently for sale on Etsy.

Thanks as always for subscribing and feel free to leave a comment or send me a message if you have any questions or just want to say something; I will do my best to answer.


June Plans:

Last month’s theme was “Forests,” and since I had a bunch of requests for some space-themed paintings, this month I’m returning to “Space” 😀  For July, I think I will choose a new theme from some suggestions that I received when I polled my followers on social media, so weigh in now if you have ideas!

Last Month’s Artwork:

Here are all the fun forest paintings I’ve painted this past month.  A few of them are large versions of mini-paintings based on votes on favorite paintings on social media.  I was surprised every time – each one that won the vote was not the one I expected!  I also made a mini-painting of a larger one that a lot of people liked (the trees with the Milky Way).  I really love exploring forest landscape ideas (I also painted a lot of forests last February), so I wouldn’t be surprised to see a forest or forest-related theme every year or so.

I’m posting the “minis” separately, because they’re a part of the raffle and I thought some people might like a closer look:

I also caught up on some Art-o-Mat pieces – and I’ve now surpassed ONE THOUSAND mini space blocks!  I’m also planning on sending in two prototypes for new themes (in addition to space!) – a forest theme and a skull theme (for Halloween!).  Here are some new ones that are drying and will be on their way to Art-o-Mat soon! 🙂

Last Month’s Videos:

My full videos (and a few real-time clips!) are available on YouTube and Facebook, and short clips of the full videos and real-time videos are also available on Instagram.
Full videos from this month:

  1. Oil Painting Timelapse – Fireflies
  2. Oil Painting Timelapse – Log Cabin

Artwork for Sale:

If you’re interested in buying any of my original pieces, they will often be available on my Etsy site a few weeks after they’ve been painted – I will now be posting new items every Thursday.  If there is a piece that catches your eye that has not yet been put up for sale (such as any of the artwork posted in “last month’s artwork” above), feel free to send me a message and I will be happy to let you know what the price will be and you can have the chance to claim the painting before I put it up for sale officially!

Upcoming Raffle:

Every first Friday of every month, I will have a raffle, which you can enter to win something for free!  This month’s raffle will be on Friday, June 1st.  Let me know your top 3 favorites of these for a chance to win one (also let me know which is your most favorite)!  “Bonus points” for spelling a word (keep it clean, please) – if you win AND spelled a word, you’ll get a little surprise with your prize!  See pictures above if you don’t watch my social media and want a closer look at any of the minis.  All you need to do to enter is to comment or send me a message on any of my social media posts, on my website, or directly to my email address (scenesbycolleen@gmail.com).  I will check everything before deciding the winners on Saturday.  Good luck and thanks for watching! 🙂


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