Everyday Art 

Social Experiment

There have been several scientific studies on how art enriches our lives. 

According to Professor Semir Zeki, neurobiologist at the University College of London, when you stare at great artworks, the part of your brain that is stimulated is the same as when you fall in love.

 

 I want to conduct a less scientific more grass roots experiment.

 

A simpler approach by asking everyday people to engage with me in a social experiment.

My goal was to reach people who are perhaps not art experts or regulars at art galleries and museums. 

 

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My name is Linda Finstad and I am an artist 

Starting on January 8th 2020 I decided to create a new painting every day for 100 days.

The paintings were to be a mixture of subjects and assorted mediums.

 

I will sent the painting of the day via e-mail to almost 300 people who had signed up to be a part of this social experiment.  I also included, what had inspired me to create that particular image and also how it was created. Part of the experiment was to incorporate things other that professional art supplies in these creations such as materials found at the hardware store and coffee.

 

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Everyday Art

As each painting is completed I will add it to this page. 

Day 1 - Coffee art attack 

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The Original paintings are for  sale, however
The price does not include shipping.
Note: Some larger pieces are pick up only. 

The look on the face of the subject (you) made me smile.  It's clear that this is your joy and it shows in your art.  The coffee medium is pure genius - I think a LOT of people live for coffee and so can appreciate the beauty you create with something we enjoy every day.  Coffee=joy and the depiction in this art = joy <3

I also like the caption. You could also say "Every day is a new opportunity to SEE something beautiful"  You've created a piece of art with a coffee stain - something we generally look at and wipe away to "keep our homes beautiful"  The artist in this  piece is completely oblivious to what could be construed as chaos around her.  It doesn't matter though because all she sees is beauty.   We need a lot more of "seeing the beauty all around us."  In the smallest things.  


-- 

Warm Regards,

Karen

Original art 8x10 matted to 11x14

$55 plus shipping

Day 3 - 16x20 UK blues 

acrylic on canvas

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Original Sold

Day 2 - Wind in your sails

Pallette knife painting

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Sold

Original painting 8x24 on wood panel
$ 95 pick up only ( Edmonton)
8x10 matted prints $32 + shipping

Day 4 - 20x20  Ballerina

Heavy texture /acrylic on canvas

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Sold
Original Painting $ 650
12x12 print no matt
$32+ Shipping

Day 6 - 24 x18  Simplicity

heavy texture acrylic on canvas

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Original Sold

Day 5 - 24 x18  Passion

Simply Equine Style

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Original Painting - Pick up only $250

Day 7 - 5x7 watercolour painting

created for my daughter for her birthday

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Matted prints to fit 8x10 frame $20
Original Painting $ 275

Day 9 - 5x7 Giraffe coffee  art

Inspirational art for book "Coffee Time with God"

matted prints are available for a donation

click on the image to learn more 

Day 8 - 20x8in  heavy textured Angel on a wooden panel  $85

Pick up only
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Day 10 - 11x14 Fox n Hen   $145

Framed, acrylic on canvas

The original paintings do not have text

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Day 11 - 11x14 Hipster Chick $145 

Framed, acrylic on canvas

The original paintings do not have text

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Day 12 - Sunflowers $175 

14x14 heavy body acrylic / palette knife painting on canvas 

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Day 13 - Butterfly $175 

14x14 heavy body acrylic / palette knife painting on canvas 

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Day 14 - Mystic waters $275

 

The original painting is 16x20 acrylic on canvas ( no text)

 

8x10 matted prints (with text) are available $32

plus shipping

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Day 16 - Frazzled $145

The original painting is 11x14

 acrylic on canvas board

 

8x10 matted prints (with text) are available $32

plus shipping

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Day 18 - End of summer

Black and white photograph  - hand painted with acrylic paint

If you would like to learn more about "How to Hand tint and colour photographs  - check out a book I wrote 

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Day 15 - Balance $345

The original painting is 20x24 acrylic on canvas 

 

8x10 matted prints (with text) are available $32

plus shipping

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Day 17 - Catastrophe $145

The original painting is 11x14

 acrylic on canvas board

 

8x10 matted prints (with text) are available $32

plus shipping

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Day 19 - End of an era

Black and white photograph  - hand coloured with oil pastels.

Hand colouring photographs is fun and you can use a wide variety of art supplies to achieve very interesting effects.  This art form is perfect for those who struggle with "photo-realistic" drawing

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Day 20 - Daisy  Daisy

16x20 acrylic painting - Painted using q-tips

Original painting  $225

Day 21 - Golden tree

16x20 acrylic painting - Painted using q-tips

Original painting  $225

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Day 23 - Procaffination

11x14 acrylic on canvas board $145

8x10 matted print $32 plus shipping

Day 22 - Coffee Time

Illustration painted on water-color paper with coffee

original painting 5x7 matted $29

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Day 25 - Cosmic candy

14x14 acrylic on canvas $85

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Day 24 - Stone Henge

16x20 acrylic on canvas board $250

8x10 matted print $32 plus shipping

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Day 26 - Moonlit pony

11x14 acrylic on wooden plaque  $145

8x10 matted print $32 plus shipping

Day 27 - Snow day

16x20 acrylic on canvas $275

8x10 matted print $32 plus shipping

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Sold

Day 28 - Indian pony

16x20 acrylic on canvas $375

8x10 matted print $32 plus shipping

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Day 29 - Howling Cyote

16x20 acrylic on canvas $375

8x10 matted print $32 plus shipping

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Day 30 - Heavy textured poppies

               Original painting sold

8x24 acrylic painted on a wooden plaque  $175

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sold

Day 32 - The art of looking busy

11x14  acrylic on canvas board - framed $145

8x10 matted print $32 plus shipping

Day 31 - Irridesent tulips

8x24 acrylic painted on a wooden plaque  $95

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Day 33 - Cheers Chickie Poo

11x14  acrylic on canvas board - framed $145

8x10 matted print $32 plus shipping

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Day 34 - Polar bear family

8x24 acrylic painted on a wooden plaque  $145

Pick up only - for wooden plaque paintings
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Day 35 - Penguine family

8x24 acrylic painted on a wooden plaque  $145

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Day 36 - Valentine Tulips

8x24 acrylic painted on a wooden plaque  $145

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Day 37 - The heart knows

11x14  acrylic painted on canvas $47

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Day 38 - Love changes everything

5x7 water-colour doodle  

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Day 39 - Love who you are

5x7 water-colour doodle  

I have a large selection of water-colour doodle prints available from my sister web site www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

Original paintings are also available but as you can imagine they sell fast 

contact me if you would like to make an appointment to see the current selection Linda Finstad

Day 40 - dream horse

22x28 hand painted gicleee  $245

Day 41 - All I need is Horses and Coffee

8x10 original coffee painting $65

Prints available from www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

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Day 43 - poppy field

16x20 original painting - acrylic on canvas  $225

Prints available from www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

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Day 45- Coffee art - "Life force"

Prints available from www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

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Day 47 Small summer time paintings

4x5 on wooden blocks  $35 each 

Blue background

Lilac background

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Day 48 Heavy texture blue poppies

14x14 Acrylic on canvas  $225 

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Day 42 - Solitude

16x20 original painting - acrylic on canvas  $225

Prints available from www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

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Day 44- Red parrots

18x24 original painting - acrylic on canvas  $375

Prints available from www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

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Day 46 Fun nail varnish experimental art

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Day 49 Heavy texture yellow poppies

14x14 Acrylic on canvas  $225 

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Day 50 Letting go 

11x14 acrylic on canvas board framed $145

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Prints available from www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

Day 51 wine is essential for life

11x14 acrylic on canvas board framed $145

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Day 52 Jewelled elephants

16x20 acrylic on canvas $275

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Day 53 Authenticity

16x20 acrylic on canvas $225

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Day 54 Home sweet home

14x14 ( house paint) acrylic on canvas $125

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Day 55 Resurrected

16x20 ( house paint) acrylic on canvas $85

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Day 55 mysterious dancer

Painted with q-tips - possible paint party project

Day 56 Heart horse

Painted with q-tips - possible paint party project

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Day 57 Sport of Kings

16x24 acrylic on canvas $375

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Day 58 Scarlet slippers

8x10  acrylic on wooden panel $89

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Day 60 more wine on the way

16x20 acrylic on canvas  $375

Day 61 Drinking buddy

16x20 acrylic on canvas  $375

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Day 62 Fly into the light ( painted with glow in the dark paint)

11x14 acrylic on canvas  $85

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The painting glows 
when you turn out the lights
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Day 63 endless circles ( painted with glow in the dark paint)

11x14 acrylic on canvas  $85

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The painting glows 
when you turn out the lights
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Day 64 out of the shadows

16x20  acrylic on canvas  $175

Day 65 Healthy lifestyle

11x14  acrylic on canvas  $85

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Day 66 Coffee art 

5x7 prints available from www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

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Day 67 Radient Sunflowers

24x8 heavy texture acrylic on wooden plaque $165

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Day 68 Playful Ponies

24x8 heavy texture acrylic on wooden plaque $145

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Day 69 Diamond horse

Special commission for Delaney Vet clinic - Sold

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Day 70 Watercolor veggies

5x7 matted watercolor paintings $65 ( the pair)

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Day 71 Watercolor Flowers

5x7 matted watercolor paintings $65 ( the pair)

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Day 72 Butterfly Elephant - paint made from 

recycled make up

8x10 matted up to fit 11x14 frame $ 65

Day 73 Girls best friend - paint made from 

recycled make up

8x10 matted up to fit 11x14 frame $ 65

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Day 74 Moonlit forest

16x20 acrylic on canvas $225

Day 75 Northern Lights

16x20 acrylic on canvas $225

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Day 76 Amateur drinker

11x14 acrylic on canvas board $145

Day 77 Eggsentic

11x14 acrylic on canvas board $145

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Prints available from www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

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Prints available from www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

Day 78 Spirit Horse

16x20 acrylic on canvas  $250

Day 79 Prism - Unicorn

16x20 acrylic on canvas  $375

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Day 80 Spirit of Japan - Heritage Horse

30x24  acrylic on canvas  $750

Day 81 Birds on a wire

24x8  acrylic wooden board  $165

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Day 82 Koi pond - finger painting

16x20 acrylic on canvas  $185

Day 83 Into the meadow

16x20 acrylic on canvas  $275

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Day 84 Coffee Time with God

Art from book cover

12x12 heavy texture acrylic on canvas

Sold

Sold

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Day 85 Summer breeze

10x10 heavy texture acrylic on wood $145

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Day 86 Colours of the raven

16x20 acrylic on canvas  $285

Day 87 Raven spirit bird

12x12 acrylic on canvas  $185

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Experimental art - acrylic on paper these paintings are 8x10 and matted to fit an 11x14 frame 

I have never created art like this before so really do not how to price it  - open to offers

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Day 88 blue roses  - abstract

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Day 89 Quite connection  - abstract

Day 90 Fruit bowl  - abstract

11x14 acrylic on canvas $125

Day 91 Blue Elephant

11x14 acrylic on canvas $125

The original art has no text

Prints with text available from 

www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

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Day 92 Gift from God

11x14 acrylic on canvas board $145

The original art has no text

Prints with text available from 

www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

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Day 93 Bend to the moon

24x8 acrylic on wooden board $185

heavily textured

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Day 94 Problem #56

11x14 acrylic on canvas board $145

The original art has no text

Prints with text available from 

www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

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Day 95 Chickadee

8x10 acrylic on wooden box mount $65

Day 96 Surprise

8x24 acrylic on wooden board $185

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Day 97 Hot Chick

11x14 acrylic on canvas board $145

The original art has no text

Prints with text available from 

www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

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Day 98  Mystical moon16x20 acrylic on canvas  $245

The original art has no text

Prints with text available from 

www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

Day 99  Island get-away 16x20 acrylic on canvas  $245

The original art has no text

Prints with text available from 

www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

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The everyday art project started with a painting made from coffee - so it seemed fitting to end with a coffee painting.

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Day 100  Roll of the dice

8x10 painted with coffee

Original coffee paintings are $89 

Prints with text available from 

www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com

This has been an incredible journey for me - I have explored many new techniques and styles in an attempt to inspire and encourage the people participating in this everyday are project to become more creative themselves.

Thank you for taking this journey with me