Monday, January 19, 2009

Win this Painting!

The Train to Sioux Center | 5"x7" | oil on hardboard

Would you like this painting for FREE? Well, there's a chance it could be yours if your name is drawn out of the hat. Here's the plan:

If you are a current subscriber, e-mail this blog info to friends and family and encourage them to subscribe (and send a copy of the e-mail to me at the same time so I know that you are responsible for their subscription. My e-mail address is

Anyone who becomes a new subscriber to the blog will have their name entered in the drawing, and if you are the person responsible for getting them to sign up, you too will have your name entered in the drawing. Get multiple people to sign up and you get your name entered multiple times. More chances to win. Your chances of winning are much better than playing the lottery, right? The drawing will be held on January 31.

It is a blatant marketing promotion, but I'm hoping it will increase my number of subscribers as well as traffic on the blog.

This past week was the coldest week in years here, so I thought I'd paint something that reflected that. This scene is about a block away from our house. Yes, we hear trains frequently every day as they rumble past.

It has been cold, but the landscape does look great all dressed in white.


  1. Go ahead and print my name on a lot of paper as I am trying to win this! Great painting!
    Aunt Betty

  2. Hey John,
    I've really never got a chance to see your paintings...they are wonderful!!! The lone tree is my favorite, but the Train to SC really depicts this time of year in NW Iowa. I'll put a link to your giveaway on my blog, I'll enjoy your upcoming posts!

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  4. Hi John,
    Beautiful picture!!
    I have seen your work before and would love
    to hang it up in our home!!
    Say "hello" to Becky from me!
    God Bless!
    Kristi Van Voorst