Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I Am, true immortal, Jesus


"I Am"
20 x 24 inches
Acrylic on canvas

By far the Most challenging thing I have ever painted.  More than a year of work, and many tears went into this painting.

I kept thinking about the focus of Halloween: fear, death, blood, the un-dead, etc....  I thought about the one who brings love, life, forgiveness, joy, and restoration.  I'm not talking about religion or rules or tradition.  I'm talking about the man who gave us two commandments: Love God Almighty with all your mind, heart and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself.  So I wanted the focus to be on him!

"Very Truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I Am!"  John 8:58


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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Rough Water, Pelican, Wildlife, realism




"Rough Water (Pelican)"
©FawnMcNeill 2004
11 x 14 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
SOLD

I created this painting quite a few years ago-- from some photos I took at the Fort Pierce inlet. It began as a palette knife painting. But then I got into the brush work applied over the cool textures that the knife made. I love the hard rocks against the feathers, and all of that against the moving water. Nice contrasts. Added lots of details.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Flame Tree demo, Florida art by Fawn


"Flame Tree"  (Study of Royal Poinciana)
9 x 12 Acrylic painting 
Original demo on canvas panel
SOLD

I have several variations of this beautiful tree!  I have many photos I have taken of these trees over the years and love to paint them! This painting was started during class (with my students) and finished up later.  If you are interested in something similar, please let me know!

For a limited time my demo paintings are on sale, 50 to 60 percent off!

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I use professional grade paints, quality canvas, primed hardboards, and/or acid free papers. My original works are truly original, created from my own photos, sketches, or life studies. These images can not be used without express written permission.  

(My Demo paintings are usually original: using my own sketches or photos, or photos my students bring in for that class. Occasionally they are created from an art book or calendar image.  Some of the materials used when creating demos are student grade. For example: the less expensive paints may fade in time, and a canvas panel is not the same quality as stretched canvas or hardboard.  This is why I price the demos at lower values.)


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Friday, September 29, 2017

Woodland Stream, demo painting


"Woodland Stream, Demo"
12 x 16 inches
acrylic on canvas
$395.00

Love the feeling this demonstration painting emotes as well as the contrast from the shadows against the grasses. This lesson went well and my students did an awesome job! 

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cardinal demo painting


"Cardinal Demo"
11 x14 inches
Acrylic on canvas
$350.00

This is a little demonstration painting I did for an art class.  not an easy lesson! 

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gulf Breeze, seascape, sandy shore


"Gulf Breeze"
14 x 18 inches, Acrylic on canvas
Prints available

Just finished this one this morning!  Worked on it for a few weeks now, used some of my older photos as a spring board, then moved things around for a stronger composition.  Originally wanted to keep it more impressionistic and painterly, but once again I added more and more detail.  Oh Well!  I guess that is just my style.

The original is not yet available.


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Saturday, August 05, 2017

Rock Wall, mini mural, stones, faux finish




Acrylic on a wall

Also available without the scripture verse.

I've wanted to paint rocks on the wall above my counters for years!  So this summer I finally did it!
I love the colors and the texture, but most of all the way it actually tricks the eye to look like real stones piled up on each other.  The wall was textured, so that helped with the illusion.

Here is how I started.  The far right side was the hardest to reach:



I removed the switch plates and sanded them with sand paper to roughen them up some, then I primed them with gesso, so the paint won't be as apt to peal.  You can see how I matched the left one into the mural below.  

Red oxide, ultramarine blue, burnt umber, white, black, and yellow oxide turned out to be the colors I used the most.  I used Liquitex Basics (not the Matte series). I kept the paint moist with a small spritzer bottle of water, misting a little bit more often instead of a lot all at once, so as to not make puddles.  Used a palette knife to paint some extra texture now and then, also used a crumpled paper towel for some of the texture.  Had to leave it alone and let it thoroughly dry between coats before painting over the extra texture or it would just take the paint off.  The textured wall made it easy to add more texture, and I didn't need much.  It also made it interesting, trying to use it to enhance the rocks.  I kept my shadows consistent with the light source of the window, giving the rocks some depth.




This took me a week, 3 or 4 hours every time I had a chance.  
Approximately 25 hours
(click on an image to enlarge it).



I thought it would make a cool poster too, so I published it!  Enjoy!
Here is the link for the one without scripture:


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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Rise and Shine, dairy cows and deer at sunrise


"Rise and Shine"
©2014


 I created this painting for the new year quite some time ago. I used to live out on Rucks Road, and the Dairy was just around the corner. Took lots of photos and did some plein air studies too. Bright sunlight is breaking through the cool morning shadows. Symbolic for a new start, putting off the old and walking in the light. It is about overcoming depression and finding joy again.



About the original:
Acrylic 
12 x 16 inches
$850.00

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Old Barn, pond, duck with ducklings


"Old Barn"
14 x 18 inches, 
Acrylic painting
Sold

This painting started as a demo for my adult class last spring. Added lots of extra details, like the ducks, hay in the barn, a fence, and birds flying overhead.  I don't always finish the demo's, but I liked the way this one turned out, so I stayed with it. 

Enjoy!





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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Early Joy, sunrise seascape, inspirational art



"Early Joy"
10 x18 inches
Acrylic on canvas


Finished!   I had suggestions to add dolphins and angels..... decided not to add birds this time, as I didn't want to take away from the suggestion of an angel in the light source.

Yellow is symbolic of joy, and orange is warm and inviting.  Pinks and blues are calming and peaceful.  This painting goes out with prayers for emotional healing, restoration, and joy.


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Monday, June 12, 2017

Early Light, seascape in progress


"Early Light"
10 x16 inches
Acrylic on canvas
$500.00

Love this one already!  Not sure how much more I will do to it, but I want to add more of a beach with some waves.  Needs some birds too.  Open to suggestions! 

Had my granddaughters this past week, and we painted together.  We all painted a sunset/ sunrise from a photo my older granddaughter had taken.  We added more pink and less gray.  The girls added a hill at the bottom, and I reflected the colors in the water instead.

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Next Morning, Florida landscape


"Next Morning"
Acrylic on canvas board 
original  8 x 10 inches
$350.00

Finished up an old one that I had in the studio for a while.  Added mist and the nice little sunlit trees in the distance.  This started as a plein air painting, but I have rearranged everything and added the pond.  Like it much better!

I'm also working on getting stronger focal points, with a nice lead into the painting.  I think I achieved that goal this time.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

From the Depths, inspirational art, seascape


"From the Depths"
20 x 24 inches
Acrylic on canvas
$750.00 (plus shipping)

This is the original idea I did for a much larger (30 x 40) demonstration for a worship service, which was awesome to be a part of!  

The painting changed drastically.  It started with negative words, as I struggled with doing things out of my comfort zone.  I wrote "Too Hard"  instead of "Hurts" during the worship service.  




As the Lord encouraged me that I can trust him to show me the way, I painted the cross and lifted the girls head, and arms.  As my soul let go of the fear, the water also calmed in the painting.  The light of the cross began to wipe out the negative words. 




The grass and flowers started growing, and the girl went to her knees.  So did I!  Tears slipped out and I continued with adding the path down the cliff.  This path was part of a vision I had a while ago, but now it was becoming clear that my Heavenly Father has new directions for me, if I will accept it. This has been a powerful symbolic painting from the depths of my soul.  I hope it inspires you also!


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The larger painting will be available soon.

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