Sunday, December 09, 2012

Savanna Skies, Florida landscape with egrets and palms

"Savanna Skies"

Created this from some small studies and photos I took at a plein air paint-out at the Savanna's Recreational Park in Fort Pierce.  The digital image really doesn't do it justice.  Tons of detail.  

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Media: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 20 x 24 inches
$1,200.00  plus shipping
Ready to frame




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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Fond Memories, mountain landscape with horses running


"Fond Memories"

Made most of this painting from memory. Actually I created it from a few different memories of my summers in Montana, and I also combined different horses.  I put the Swede mountain range in the distance, but used the gorge from  Libby Creek to set it all off.  I made the stream bigger than I remember it too. It was always a muddy mess right here where the horses crossed it regularly.  I added less mud and more water to clean it up some.  Plus I love all the splash.  I used some photos for the horses, but left a few of them out and changed their colors to symbolize my childhood dreams.  This painting took months to complete, and then I went back and reworked it too.  

ENJOY!

Media: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 18 x 24 inches
Price for original: $1,200.00  plus shipping 
Ready to frame




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Monday, October 22, 2012

Fawn's Studio, a teaching center and art gallery


So excited to be opening a teaching center! Here is a link to find out more about it:

Trying to get opened by next month.  So far the Good Lord has put the whole thing together and it has been amazing how many people have gotten behind me to support it!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Still Waters, Wood Duck with reflections

"Still Waters"

I was caught up in the movement of the water mostly, and of course the wonderful feel of soft feathers and tiny details.  This is one of the few oil paintings I still have available. 

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want (for anything); He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul. 
Psalms 23:1-2


This painting is one of my early works from when I used to paint in oils.  Severe allergies to the solvents caused me to fall in love with the water clean up of acrylics.  I use the paint in a similar way, only everything moves much faster now. Oils takes 2 weeks to dry, and acrylics dry in 10 or 15 minutes, so corrections and layers of colors are made  quickly, and the final details are much easier to add now because I can rest my hand on the dry painting while I sharpen up areas that need more interest. What used to take months to complete takes a week or two if I stay with it! 

Media: oil on canvas
Size: 16 x 20 inches
Price for original: SOLD 

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Morning at the Jetty, path at the beach, Florida art


"Morning at the Jetty"

Had my first paint-out of this season Monday at the Fort Pierce Jetty.  It was a lovely morning. 

You can see the painting in progress below.  I strengthened the shadows and added some wildlife when I got home.  

Size: 8 x 10 inches
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
The original is  SOLD

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pig in a Bucket, animal portrait

"Pig in a Bucket" 

Combined a few different ideas and photos to come up with this fun little painting.

This original is on display at Crossroads Restaurant, Hwy 70, Okeechobee, Florida. 

Enjoy!

Media: acrylic on hardboard

Size: 14 x 18  inches 

SOLD

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Returning Thanks, wildlife art, blue heron

"RETURNING THANKS"

I did around ten of these runny and drippy paintings.  They are done with acrylics on canvas, at a standing easel, so all the paint runs down.  It's a messy and fast application of layers of paint. Then I add the details over that once it is dry, so the contrast of warm and cool colors is played up against the contrasting thin against thick paint.  It has to be sealed with a few coats of clear sealer because the integrity of the paint has been jeopardized.  

Just made this older painting available in prints and cards. You can order what ever size you want.


Media: acrylic on canvas
Size: 30 x 40  inches 


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Monday, August 27, 2012

A Country Mile, landscape with barn and pond


"A Country Mile"
This is a take off from my last post.  It is larger and I made some significant changes. I wanted to add more depth, so I used the path and the barn to create a focal point.


Ready to frame
Media: acrylic on canvas
Size: 16 x 20  inches 
Price for original:$700.00 plus shipping
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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Spring Time, Irises


"Spring Time"

Just touched up this little demo from last spring.  I did a similar painting based on this one, but it is larger.  I added a barn and a path to it and used slightly different colors.  I will post it in a day or so.

This one is not available, but I will try to make it available in prints soon.  I can do something similar for you also.  I price custom paintings by size, change colors or mix and match ideas, and I can work from your images or mine.



Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 9 x 12 inches

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Tootsie, horse portrait, equine art


"Tootsie"

This is a portrait of a filly I did for a friend of mine.  Tootsie was a yearling for this pose.  I added a better background and really enjoyed creating the details of fur and hair.  Love her expressive eyes too. 



Media: acrylic on canvas
Size: 11 x 14 inches

Only available in cards or prints.  Click here  for information about  various sizes and purchasing info.


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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dolphin Daze, seascape, beach sunrise


"Dolphin Daze"

Just finished this larger composition last week. Have worked on it for over a month. Loved creating all the colors. I especially enjoyed adding the pileus clouds. I have seen them before with rainbow colors looking almost like rings of Saturn, so I added them here for a fantasy effect. I also hid dolphins in the clouds. It is hard to make some of them out on this small screen, but in the prints (and in the original) they show up nicely. 

Enjoy!

Media: acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Size: 24 x36 x 1.75 inches

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Past the Boardwalk, stormy beach scene


"Past the Boardwalk"

Went back and made some corrections on this older painting. The sand had too much texture and too many foot prints, which was more realistic, but less pleasing to the eye.  I simplified it and brought the weeds growing down into the path.  I also worked on the clouds.  


Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 10 x 8 inches
Ready to frame.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day's End, sunset seascape on a rocky shore


"Day's End"

From a painting demonstration. The colors turned out better than I had hoped. (Teaching a lesson often leaves my work in  need of many corrections by the time I am finished helping everyone else.)



Ready to frame.
Media: acrylic on hardboard 
Size: 9 x 12 inches
SOLD


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Friday, July 20, 2012

Sun Down, sunset seascape


"Sun Down"

Created this painting alla prima, or all in one session.  It was done from memory with a palette knife a few years ago.  This one has an abstract feel to it.  Wanted to capture the fleeting moments of the end of the day and the movement in the sky and water.  It really poured out of me. I love it when it flows like that.


ENJOY!



Ready to frame.
Media: acrylic on hardboard 
Size: 8 x 10 inches
Price: $175.00   FREE SHIPPING in the US



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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Inlet Park, plein air painting, Florida seascape


"Inlet Park"

Did this a few years ago with my plein air group out in Fort Pierce. It was far more challenging than I imagined to capture the windy day and the changing colors of sky and water.  I love the end result, however, and think I captured the effect I was after.




Ready to frame.
Media: acrylic on hardboard 
Size: 8 x 10 inches
$570.00   FREE SHIPPING in the US


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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Evening Delight, Florida sunset with palm tree


"Evening Delights"


This is my view from my back deck.  I get to see the most amazing sunsets on a regular basis.  Now and then I just have to share it.  ENJOY!


Ready to frame.
Media: acrylic on hardboard 
Size: 5 x 7 inches
SOLD



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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Green Pastures 2, Florida landscape with cattle


"Green Pastures 2"

This is from the Adams Ranch. It is a huge cattle ranch, with hundreds of acres, natural springs, tons of wildlife, and of course horses and cattle. I created it from the photos I took while I was out plein air painting (out on location). 



Ready to frame.
Media: acrylic on hardboard 
Size: 8 x10 inches
SOLD


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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sun Up, palette knife sunrise landscape


"Sun Up"

I did this knife painting a few years ago. I was interested in the way the sun came from the other side of the bank and of course the reflections.  I like using a knife for unique color mixtures and textures.



Enjoy!


Ready to frame.
Media: acrylic on hardboard 
Size: 8 x10 inches
SOLD

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Eternal Love, angels at sunset, palette knife painting


"Eternal Love"


This was a custom order I did last year. It is a combination of some of my other palette knife angel paintings.  I love the unique textures and colors the knife gives to a painting.  I have currently made this one available in prints and greeting cards.

Enjoy!


Ready to frame.
Media: acrylic on canvas
Size: 12 x 16 inches
SOLD

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Saturday, July 07, 2012

Platt's Bluff,Florida landscape


"Platt's Bluff"

Added a fence and more cattle to this older painting.  Also added more detail in the trees. I have always loved this area. It is located West of Okeechobee city off of Hwy 70. 


Ready to frame.
Media: acrylic on canvas
Size: 12 x16 inches
Price for original: $850.00 USD  Free shipping in the US
Ready to frame

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Angel Lake, sunset landscape

"Angel Lake"

From a demo I did a while ago.  Just made this one available in cards and prints. Added lots of detail, and the angel for more interest.  Really like the colors.  Enjoy!

Ready to frame.
Media: acrylic on canvas
Size: 14 in X 11 in (35.6 cm X 27.9 cm)
Price for original: $750 USD  Free shipping in the US

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Be Back Soon

I have been working two part-time jobs: teaching art after school, and substitute teaching during the day. I am also taking 2 college courses, and I had to re-take my subject area exam for my state certification.  (Found out I could still get it re-instated if I got caught up on every thing before the end of June.)  I am half way there!  Passed my big exam on art history, teaching strategies, and developmental stages of children in art education.  It was a two and a half hour test!  And it was a two hour drive to get to the testing site.  Studied for a couple of weeks. Glad that is over with!

Robert laughs at me, says it is my own fault for letting things get so far behind.  He is right, but I was honestly taking care of him through all of his brain surgeries.  Oh well, it is good to have him back, and hear him laugh again.

At any rate, for the first time in many years, I have not been painting at all these days, but I will get back to it when my final exams are finished.  I have six new paintings I can't wait to finish, but I have to stay focused on getting these courses done.  Summer courses are twice the work in a short amount of time......

Friday, April 27, 2012

Late Lilies, lotus flowers, lily pads


"Late Lilies"

These lilies were blooming by the hundreds.  Everywhere I looked there were wonderful splashes of color.  Here I tried to contrast the warm and cool hues from the sun peeking out from time to time.  Thoroughly enjoyed this palette of colors.


This painting is now available in customizable prints. Click here for prices and info.

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 10 x 8 inches
Price: $770.00    Free Shipping in the US
Ready to frame.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Secret Stream, creek, spring landscape


"Secret Stream"


This is a palette knife painting, done from memories of mountain streams. I wanted to capture the water dancing over the rocks and the light sparkling as it rushes down stream.

This painting is now available in customizable prints. Click here for prices and info.

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 6 x 6 inches
Price: $275.00    Free Shipping in the US
Ready to frame.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Abstact Hibiscus, exotic flower

"Abstract Hibiscus"


This was done alla prima (painted in one session). Lively impressionistic style. I like the distorted and abstract feeling it has. It is a take off of the first one I did called "Out Front" which is quite realistic. I wanted to capture the light dancing around the leaves this time. Very fun to paint the whole thing all at once, gives it the wet-in-wet look of an oil painting. Lots of thick brush strokes, nice texture.



This painting is now available in customizable prints. Click here for prices and info.


Media: acrylic on hardboard

Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)

Price: $650 USD Free Shipping in the US

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Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bear Side, mountain landscape

"Bear Side"

This was fun to paint because of the thick paint and texture created with a palette knife. The scene continues on the sides, so framing is optional.

Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas

10 x 10 x 1.75 inches

$350.00 Free Shipping in the US


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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Water Daze, sunset reflections

"Water Daze"

Just finished this last week. It took a while to figure out, but I wanted to capture that daydream feeling you get when you stare at the light dancing on the water. I took a bunch of pictures while we were fishing on Lake Okeechobee. The sun went behind the clouds and peeked through here and there. It was cold and windy, but beautiful.


The painting continues on the sides, so framing is optional.

Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas
9 x 12 x 1.75 inches
Price for the original: $375.00 plus shiping fees

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