august giveaway no. 4 - a commissioned portrait by David Terry - MY FRENCH COUNTRY HOME
[blank]Here is another very very special giveaway, the fourth in my August series.
  A huge thank you to each of the generous readers who sponsored these giveaways
 – you are wonderful!
Today I am thrilled to offer you the chance to win a commissioned portrait … of a pet or of a person dear to you.[blank]
[blank]This amazing prize is offered by the über talented artist David Terry.
 David’s name may be familiar to you as he often leaves generous and amusing comments on MFCH.  He is an established artist, selling his art through galleries and on line at his website[blank]


[blank]Getting to know him via the blog and the occasional phone call has been a joy, and I was delighted when he offered to take part in my giveaway season.

When you visit his website, you’ll notice many French landscapes; this is because his partner Hervé is French, and they visit most summers.[blank]

[blank]He has many achievements he could boast about, just one of which is his talent as an artist.  His favoured medium  is pastels, combined with pen and ink.
Recognise these mutts?!  Yup; Gibson and Ghetto have been immortalised by David, I just love this picture ….[blank]
[blank]and Gibson got special treatment with an individual portrait![blank]
[blank]David sells his paintings at the “The Dog and Horse Fine Art Gallery” in Charleston, South Carolina, and in October he’ll be staging a show of his work at his own home, The Webb House,  in Hillsborough, North Carolina .
 This lovely portrait is of Ben and Kipling, the two beautiful hounds belonging to Heather at Lost in Arles[blank]
[blank]So to the giveaway:
 David is offering to paint a portrait of a pet or a person, the format will be approximately 10″ by 12″ .   

David is also happy to paint a ‘portrait’ of your own home or garden, or a favourite scene from your travels.  This is, after all, a commission, and the subject should be of your choosing.

 The medium will be a mixture of oil pencils, pastel pencils, and watercolour….or , upon request,  pen and ink (black and white).  The winner will receive the original painting by post.

 Just so you know, David’s portraits normally retail at up to $800, yes, this is a very generous giveaway![blank]
[blank]To enter the giveaway just take a tour of David’s website and come back here to say which piece you like the best, and who you would like David to portray?
For a second entry, spread the news of the giveaway on Twitter or Facebook, then come back here to tell us.
This giveaway is open to everyone, all that is needed is your comment as an entry.  And if any of you are still having problems leaving comments here, just send me your entry by email and I shall add your entry manually.[blank]
[blank]Finally, as is the giveaway custom, I am happy to announce the winner of last week’s amazing prize: the professional photo shoot by Rebecca Sehn.
The lucky winner is Mei Bel who was hoping for a family photo with her two children and their cocker spaniel – congratulations Mei, please get in touch as soon as you can![blank]


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