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About six months ago, this charming watercolor painting of Burger showed up as a surprise Christmas present in our mailbox. Ain’t he cute?
Fast forward to the present day. The thoughtful artist, Gadora Wilder (the snappy alter ego of Stephanie Lewis) is back to offer up a fun YHL giveaway. Which means one of you will score an artistic still life of your very own canine, cat, canary, chameleon or even chair (yes, Gadora does pets and still lifes a plenty)! That way you can capture your favorite furry friend or proudest decorating decision as one-of-a-kind artwork.
Based on a photo you submit, she’ll digitally enhance it, print it on watercolor paper, over-paint it with watercolor, mat it, and send it back to you all ready to frame.
So here’s how to get your shot at this week’s prize:
- PRIZE: One 8×10 custom watercolor of your pet (or any other still life) by Gadora Wilder
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “WATERCOLOR THIS!” and…
- BONUS QUESTION: …tell us what pet photo or still life you’d love to have rendered as a painting. An especially cute pic of your feline snuggled in bed? A goofy photo of your pup in the snow? Or that favorite cozy corner of your living room? Feel free to include a link or post the pic over on our Facebook page too.
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, May 5th at 8pm EST
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: ONE
- PRIZE SHIPS: This prize ships anywhere in the world!
- USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday. Good luck!
Find more freebie info on our Giveaway FAQs page. Pics courtesy of Gadora Wilder.
oh, now that’s an easy one…
naturally a pic of the sweet hairy baby and all her cuteness!
maybe a great one in the backyard with her sweet tail wagging
maybe the pic of her sitting pretty in the hubbies pocket…
one things for sure…it would be of the tiny yorkie, Miss Zola Belle!
cheers YHL for a perfect giveaway – CC
I have a very cute picture of my cat in the empty bathtub staring down the drain…
Jennie Rokni says
We have a 1 year old Cavalier King Charles who has only one spot over his eye. Traditionally, Cavaliers have a spot over each eye, however, given his darling appearance, it makes it impossible to find any Cavalier art of his likeness! We have a cute picture of him in a field of buttercups taken just last week.
WATERCOLOR THIS!!! The Hubby and I currently have 4 furry babies. (3 dogs and a cat) The oldest of our pups is surprisingly very similar to Burger in the looks department. I think ours, Paco aka Face (long story), might just be a tad more pathetic though. I’ll be sure to post a pic on your facebook this week.
I’d get one done as a surprise for my sis – of her crazy little albino chihuahua mix!
liz @ bon temps beignet says
Watercolor this!! I think I’d get a picture of our little baby, Gus.
Best. Dog. Ever.
Adopt from a shelter!!!
I would love a watercolor of the exterior of my house!
I have the cutest picture of Finnegan, my Jack Russel Terrier, when he was a baby. What a great idea.
Annie P. says
Lauren Gray says
Oh my goodness! My husband adored our cat William (and adored is an understatement!). Well William got very sick last year and right before our daughter was born we had to put him to sleep. My husband has been asking for a portrait of William ever since (I am a figurative artist and have told him countless times that I just can’t paint felines, and it would be a horrid rendition if I tried). He still asks for a portrait of William and this would be an amazing father’s day surprise! I would be honored to have this amazing artist paint a portrait of our cat William.
Thank’s for the chance!
I think I’d have to get both of my critters (dog and a rabbit) to snuggle up together so I can squeeze them both in!
Erin Marie says
Watercolor this! I’d love a pic of my pup Teddy:)
I would love to have a painting of my desk.
I would LOVE to have my little chihuahua Romeo done up on a painting!!!
I’m getting ready to move away from home for law school and would love a watercolor of my favorite furry friends to take with me.
Mary Anne says
My mom’s beloved German Shephard had to be put down last month and I would love to give my mom her image in watercolor!
Not that we need another picture of our sweet pooch, Annabelle, in our house, but these are so beautiful I’m sure we’d be able to find the space.
I would have a picture of my little dog Ellie, she’s a mutt and we lover her to death!
I would get one of my little dog Pete.
Kate G. says
A picture of Zoe, my feline child! :)
My kitty Lil’ten cuddled in bed.
Lori K says
WATERCOLOR THIS! Our beautiful golden retreiver and his brother Vincent the cat!
Mike at The Big Stick says
I have a picture I took of my yellow lab this past year during goose season (he hunts with me). He looks so serious and noble and the camo vest he wears makes him look all that much cooler. MY wife says I love him more than the kids. That couldn’t be right…could it?
Ahhhh! I’d love to have a WATERCOLOR picture of THIS: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WVfKhZQLbO0/SzrJgXezDQI/AAAAAAAADxo/MMZbIkrm4Ug/s1600-h/E4.jpg
I’d have one done of our terrible min pin. He has so much personality and I know that can shine through.
She does amazing work!
april Z says
I’d love to have a picture of my cat Chuck that I grew up with. He died many years ago, but I still miss him.
Our sweet golden retriever, Ripken!
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a watercolor of my gorgeous pup Georgia! (or as we call her Gorgeous George)
I’d definitely get one of my sweet kitty Sophie. She’s beautiful but every picture I have of her shows a messy desk or messy kitchen table in the background.
mary b says
watercolor this! id love to have a water color painting of my childhood pups
I have a picture of my cats sleeping on the sofa side by side, with their heads resting on each other’s paws. That would be so sweet to have as a painting.
Lauren F. says
Just this weekend I took a picture of our beloved chocolate lab, Mango, sitting on our hardwood floors. When she sits on the hardwoods her back “feet” slide out and she ends up on her haunches. It’s the cutest thing!
Emily M says
I’d love to have a painting of my dogs, Might have to take a special new picture for this!
I’d like to have one done of a picture of my dogs squished together on one dog bed. I actually have several to choose from since they do that fairly often.
Our golden retriever, Scout, would look so handsome!
I don’t have a pet, so I’ll be looking around for some still life inspiration. I really love my house plants… maybe something of that nature…
My dog, Pepper, for sure.
Picture of my dog in the lake!
Liz M says
Man, I wish I was talented like this! I would LOVE to have a watercolor picture of my cat! I’m glad I am not the only person who loves their pet so much you become a bit obsessed :)
I have the best photo of The Boy’s dog running down our favorite beach. Would love to see this as a watercolor (especially since she won’t be with us much longer).
I have the most snooty crippled-from-birth Siamese that would look great in watercolor :)
I would love a painting of the front of our first home together.
I would love a painting of my calico cat. She’s very photogenic.
Ashley G says
I’d have one of our cat Bella (assuming I can get her to sit still long enough for a photo).
I would LOVE one of these pieces, but I would have a very hard time deciding. I have three doggies (two of them are chihuahuas) so I might have to find a pic with all three of them present!
Heather R says
Especially our two little furbabies, Coogee and Sadie. I’d have to go through hundreds of photos, but a snuggley one for sure!!
WATERCOLOR THIS! I’d ask her to do one of my snapshots of the Eiffel Tower.
Yvonne P. says
Oh, it would definitely be an action shot I caught of my apricot toy poodle running through the yard. So cute!
I’d love to have a watercolor of my muttly mutt Libby. She’s so good at lounging, that’s the natural pose I’d love her to be in!