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SALE: 15% Off Prints Through May 12th

Hey there, lovely people! Mother's Day is quickly approaching! From now until Sunday, May 12th at midnight, you can snag a fantastic 15% off all prints. This is the ideal opportunity to treat yourself to that beautiful piece you've had your eye on or show some love to a special someone with a meaningful gift. Your ongoing support and kindness have meant the world to me and I couldn't be more grateful. With love, [...]

2024-05-02T19:08:58+00:00May 2, 2024|News & Events|

Paint a Huge Painting With Me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um7TTqC4isI In this video, I take you through the exciting process of creating a large vertical painting on a 4x8 canvas. I start with chalk sketches, then block in shapes with burgundy paint and use Prussian blue for dark branches and negative spaces. You'll see me build up the trunks and background, discussing the importance of varied shapes, contrast, and value to guide the viewer's eye. This is just the beginning—watch as the painting starts [...]

2024-05-22T16:41:49+00:00March 6, 2024|News & Events|

Paint a Floral With Me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYcDhYlNsCw In this video, I dive into creating a larger floral painting inspired by a smaller 12x12 inch reference piece. I'll show you my technique, starting with thinning out a red canvas base, then blocking in darker mid-ground colors and mixing colors directly on the canvas. I use a limited palette within the same color family to keep things cohesive. I'd love for you to provide feedback and engage with the video. Join me and [...]

2024-05-22T18:28:18+00:00February 26, 2024|News & Events|

Steal Ideas To Use In Your Own Studio!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8q1VI9oaNA Join me on a virtual tour of my studio, where I bring my paintings to life! You'll get an in-depth look at the layout, organization, and the various tools and materials I use for my acrylic painting process. I'll discuss my storage system, reference materials, and unique features like the cleat system for canvas display and my customized splatter-friendly floor and walls. You'll also see some of my completed artworks and books, showcasing my [...]

2024-05-22T18:28:47+00:00February 11, 2024|News & Events, Uncategorized|

How To Get Your Art Into A Gallery

https://youtu.be/k1X-fN661oo?si=4LevFoDkYdvZAVdW Join me as I visit Hamilton Galleries in Kelowna, BC, and chat with Megan, one of their knowledgeable employees. We discuss the gallery's focus on contemporary Canadian landscape art, especially from the Okanagan and Alberta regions. Megan shares their curation process and emphasizes the importance of artists researching a gallery's aesthetic before submitting work. She also provides valuable tips for artists, like using the gallery's submission portal and understanding their clientele and style. Don't [...]

2024-05-22T18:33:06+00:00January 25, 2024|News & Events|

Giveaway Contest with Shepherd’s Fashions

I'm thrilled to announce a special collaboration with Shepherd's Fashions, a name synonymous with contemporary chic. We're combining the world of expressive art with the realm of fashion! Up for grabs: A personalized Julia Veenstra package, which includes an Original Painting, a Coffee Table Book, a Home Decor Cushion featuring my artwork, and an Artist Notebook (combined value of $800). OR Indulge in a shopping spree with a $600 eGift Card from Shepherd's Fashions! [...]

2023-09-21T15:22:05+00:00September 19, 2023|News & Events|

Sep 9th: Garden Party and Studio Tour!

Hi there! I want to personally invite you to join my friends and me for a garden tour and studio open house from 10am until 5pm on September 9th! I'll be joined by Rick Veenstra, and Just One. We'll be there with original paintings, prints, home decor, one-of-a-kind woodworking pieces, world-changing gifts from Kenya and Uganda, and a bunch more. I hope to see you there! Date: Saturday, September 9th Time: 10am - 5pm Address: [...]

2023-08-15T16:00:34+00:00August 15, 2023|News & Events|

My very own show at Crown & Press!

I'm excited to share that I'm going to be having my very own show at my new gallery, Crown & Press. I'll also be present on the 18th from 5-9pm for a lively reception filled with great company, inspiring art, live music, and hors d'oeuvres. See you there! August 18th 5pm to 9pm Crown & Press 303 Ottawa St N Hamilton, Ontario

2023-08-15T15:01:53+00:00August 15, 2023|News & Events|

New Website & Spring Sale!

🌸🎨 Exciting News! I am absolutely thrilled to share some incredible news with you all. Drumroll, please! 🥁🥁 I am beyond excited to announce the launch of my new, updated website! 🎉 It's now easier than ever to find originals in prints in exactly the size and style you need! To celebrate the launch of the new website and the arrival of spring (finally!), we've put all prints on sale from May 20th to May [...]

2023-05-19T19:54:11+00:00May 19, 2023|News & Events|

Studio Tour! Check out my mess!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJdCiIGOkYI Welcome to my studio! I'm Julia Veenstra, and I'm excited to give you a behind-the-scenes look at where the magic happens. You'll see my beloved cleat wall system for hanging paintings, clever storage solutions, and my various work areas. I'll share some insights into my favorite materials, like Golden paints, Liquitex varnish, and square brushes—my trusty tools that bring my visions to life. As you explore with me, you'll notice the joyful chaos of [...]

2024-05-22T16:29:46+00:00April 27, 2023|News & Events|

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