Submissions from Artists Who Blog- an Open Call

This is the last post on January's theme of Artists who Blog- Favorites of 2012. I want to give a huge thank to all the invited blogging artists who took some time to look over last year's paintings and select their two favorites, and for often sending me thoughtful reflections on their choices. 

Today's post is the result of an open call for submissions by artists who blog. Thank you for sending in your choice of one personal favorite painting from 2012. The name of each artist (under their image) is linked directly to their blog. 

Jesse Rasche Cooing 5"x7" oil on gessoed hardboard 2012

Jessie Rasche Baby Carrier  3.5" x 5.5" 2012

Elizabeth Wagner Green Lane Water 12"x9" acrylic August 2012

Maria Baluis Three's a Crowd 12"x12" oil on panel February 2012

Ellen Walton Tasting the Waters 12"x16" oil September 2012

Fay Terry Pear Stack 6x6 oil on archival panel 2012

Barbara Newton Heartbreak Morning 25"x25" pastel on paper Feb 2012

Carlene Dingman Atwater Starr's Cave Creek 12"x16" oil on panel 2012

Vandy Massey Girls' Best Friends 48x38 cm watercolor October 2012

Susan Garriques Beach Walk 20"x16" oil on canvas December 2012

Kathleen Williford Garlic and Gingham 6"x6" oil December 2012

Pamela Sweet Group Hug 6"x6" oil October 2012

Joke Klootwijk Nasturtiums watercolor 40 x 32 cm December 2012

Carol Lee Beckx Nymphea oil on linen 610mm x 910mm October 2012

Sharon Rose Smith Hierarchy oil 6"x6" July 2012

Kristin Enck  Falling oil on panel 8"x24" December 2012


  1. Thanks for posting my and other artists work, Nice to discover other, for me unknown painters through your website !
    Your blog is a favorite one.
    Cheers from Holland

  2. Fascinating collection and a lovely way of discovering new artists. Many thanks.

  3. Thank you, Taryn. I am so pleased to be included in this and look forward to further investigating the work of these artists.

  4. Thank you Taryn! It was very generous of you to give us an open call and I'm pleased to be a part of it. I love seeing and discovering new artists through your blog!

  5. I do appreciate being included in this post - thanks, Taryn.

  6. Hi Taryn!

    Thanks for including me in your post. It's lovely to see the work of new artists and encourage them.

  7. Thanks for including my artwork. I just started following your blog and enjoy all the posts.

  8. Taryn,
    Thank you for including my artwork in your blog yesterday! Since this was an open call, I was so happy to be included along with the other hard working artists. There are so many talented artists out there whom I have never met or even seen their work, so you have changed that for me with this posting.
    Yours in art,

  9. Thank you so much for including my work, Taryn! What a great collection of artwork!


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