Friday, December 27, 2013

House of Refuge Beach, rocky shore

"House of Refuge Beach"

Created this painting from photos I took at the paint-out a couple of weeks ago. It was stormy and windy in the morning when we got there, and by the time we were leaving it all cleared up! This was the scene I originally wanted to paint.  The little bird in the rocks was running up and down the the rocks searching for lunch!

The lookout tower and the House of Refuge museum is located to the left of this area. 

Enjoy!

Ready to frame
Acrylic on hardboard
8 x 10 inches
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Monday, December 16, 2013

Shore of Refuge, plein aire painting



"Shore of Refuge"

Got to go out on a paint-out last week.  It was windy and cold, so we painted under a pavilion on the inter coastal side (at the House of Refuge) instead of the actual beach.  Tried to capture the feeling of stormy weather, with the sun breaking through.  By the time I finished up, the sun came out and it was absolutely beautiful! I have one in progress from the photos I took on the ocean side of this area.  It looks like completely different days!

Enjoy!

Acrylic on hardboard
8 x 10 inches
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Waiting Orders, guardian angel

"Waiting Orders"

Painted this angel with a brush instead of a palette knife this time.  Wanted a softer look.  Love the color scheme.

I wanted him to look like he was finished with one assignment and waiting for the next.  I have always thought that I must have some very serious warrior angels looking out for me! 

This small painting is done on cradled hardboard, the sides are painted, so framing is optional.

Enjoy!

Acrylic on hardboard
6 x 6 inches
$750.00  Framed


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Sunday, December 08, 2013

Ocean Breeze, seascape with palm tree

"Ocean Breeze"

From a painting demo I did a while ago. Just added details and birds. Love the colors and feeling of the wind blowing.

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Acrylic on canvas
9 x 12 inches


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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Mama Bear, Florida black bear with cubs







"Mama Bear"
Drew this idea many times on sketch paper, then drew it on the canvas.  After two years of changing my mind, re-arranging/adjusting, and working on it off and on, I finally finished it! 

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Ready to frame
Acrylic on canvas
20 x24 inches
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Lavender Abstract, purple flowers


"Lavender Abstract" 

This one is a take off of a series of these lovely lavender plants. It was done as a demonstration for my adult class.

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Acrylic on hardboard
9 x 12 inches
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gone Fishing, Little Green Heron


"Gone Fishing"

I have tried for years to get a good image of this painting. Finally I have one that doesn't have a glare on it!  This painting is now available in print.

Lots of tiny details, and hours of work! I even painted little fish swimming in the water. Too much fun.

Enjoy!

Ready to frame
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Price for original: $1,000.00 (includes shipping in the US)

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Passing Through, rainbow landscape, knife painting




"Passing Through"

The first one like this was on watercolor paper for my kid's summer art classes. The inspiration came from Van Gogh. It was done with a paint brush and didn't have much detail.  I liked the idea, however, and painted it again on hardboard with a palette knife.  Lots of fun!  Then some of my older students painted one like it with a palette knife too. I added the butterflies to finish it up.

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Acrylic on hardboard
11 x 14 inches
$475.00 (includes shipping in the US)
Ready to frame


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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Flutter By, landscape with butterfly

"Flutter By" 

Created as a class demonstration from one of my student's photos. I left out some of the flowers, and exaggerated the hills. I also placed the butterfly at a different angle.  This  is one of the few demos that turned out nice right off the bat.  Didn't have to add very much to it to finish it up.

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Acrylic on hardboard
11 x 14 inches
$350.00 (includes shipping in the US)


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Sunday, November 03, 2013

Rollin Through, mountain landscape with barn


"Rollin' Through"

Originally a demonstration painting for my adult class, but I changed it quite a bit when I started adding details.  Got caught up in some good memories of a place I saw in the mountains near my grandmother's house.  My friends and I rode horses in the Rockies, and this looks a lot like one of the driveways we passed on the way. I remember watching the clouds move up along the sides of the mountain and thinking how cool that looked!

Enjoy!

Ready to frame.

Size: 9 x 12 inches
Medium: Acrylic on Hardboard
Price for the original: $550.00 plus shipping 

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Unclaimed Trophy, bass catching a dragonfly


"Unclaimed Trophy"

Actually painted this a couple of years ago.  Could not get the photography of the painting to come close to the painting, but this image is very close to the original.  (Of course monitors vary from computer to computer, but it should be a close representation. ) 

This was a very challenging commissioned piece.  I took pictures of my husband's stuffed trophy fish (he has 3 on the wall) to get the main idea, but I wanted the tail to flip, so I had to draw several sketches before I got it just right.   I also used pictures I had taken of our many trips out on Lake Okeechobee to add the lily pads. took me a few weeks just to get the composition drawn up on sketching paper! I free-handed it onto the canvas once I knew what I wanted.

 I have painted things under the water, but this was a first for something jumping up out of the water!  The splash and spray would get much to much and I had to take it out and try again.  In the end I decided I liked the effect and finally left it as it is. 

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Size: 14 x 18 inches
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
original painting: SOLD

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Saturday, October 19, 2013


"Another Piece of Paradise"

This is the third painting in this series of large sunsets.  It is symbolic for the journey we are on.  Many times we come through the dry and harsh places before we find a season of beauty that is overwhelming. Maybe we wouldn't have recognized it if we hadn't struggled to find better things.

This is a palette knife painting, full of texture and bold color.  I added horses running in the distance as a celebration of life.


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Size: 24 x 36 x 2 inches
Medium: Acrylic on Gallery WrapCanvas
original painting: SOLD

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Up to Zero, winter mountain landscape

"Up to Zero"

Memories of living in Montana with my my Grandmother, who loved to say, "It's up to Zero today!"  This always got my attention because I had just moved back in with her after living in the tropics for almost 5 years! 

This started as a demo for an art lesson. It was created from different photos and memories.  Love the warm and cool contrasts.




Size: 9x12 inches
Medium: Acrylic on hardboard
$595.00 plus shipping
Framed with a wide custom frame. Photos coming.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tested, old barn after a storm


"Tested"

This one started as a demonstration for a beginners class last spring.  Love the mood it sets. 

My demos are done for follow-along classes.  Sometimes we use my pictures, or pictures that my students bring in. Sometimes we use art books or calendars.  We do not copy exactly from the image.  We move things around.  I encourage them to use their own colors, add more trees, flowers, birds, or whatever they want.  I love they way they all look a little different at the end of class.




Size: 9x12 inches

Medium: Acrylic on hardboard

Not available



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Sunday, September 01, 2013

Paradise at Sunset, Florida landscape with wildlife

"Paradise at Sunset"

This painting is the second in a series I started this summer.  I created them both from memory.  The animals are free-handed onto the canvas after I practice drawing them on paper first.  This time I reversed things and brightened the sky. Also included deer, egrets, turkey, hogs, and a gator. This is a truly original painting.  Most of mine are (unless I am doing one for a client that wants something from their photos).  I use my own images and /or my own sketches and free-hand everything.  Many artists today copy from photos, literally.  They get enlargements trace it off -- and sometimes it is not even their own photos!  You can read more about that by clicking here.  



Size: 30 x 40 inches
Medium: Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas
original painting: SOLD


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Piece of Paradise, Florida wildlife



"Piece of Paradise"
© Fawn McNeill 2013

Colorful painting I have been working on for a few months now.  Enjoyed adding all the critters!


Enjoy!

Size: 24 x 36 inches
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
original painting: SOLD

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Sunday, June 09, 2013

Of Thee I Sing, indigo bunting with flowers

"Of Thee I Sing"

This indigo bunting is the second in a tryptic I did quite a while ago.  Just made it available in print.  

The title speaks for itself.


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Size: 8 x 10 inches
Medium: Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
original painting: SOLD

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Make a Joyful Noise, oriole song bird with flowers

"Make a Joyful Noise"


This oriole is the third in a tryptic I did quite a while ago.  Just made it available in print.  

Titled it based on a song my youth group used to sing, from the Bible.  Psalms 100: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye, all ye lands! Bless the Lord, the Lord with gladness, and come into his presence with singing, for the Lord, the Lord is good and it is He that hath made us.........


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Size: 8 x 10 inches
Medium: Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
original painting: SOLD

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Song birds, tryptic

       
 "Then Sings My Soul"                                  "Of Thee I Sing"                   "Make a Joyful Noise"    

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Sunday, May 05, 2013

Sabbath, landscape with egret

"Sabbath"


Love the peaceful feeling of this one. Tried to make it impressionistic by exaggerating the brush strokes.  It is now available in print! 




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Size: 12 x 16 inches
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
original painting: $800.00  
Ready to frame

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Falling Fast, waterfall


"FALLING FAST"

This started as a demo for my adult class.  I got a little carried away with the details when I finished it up a week later.  put in way to many hours.....Love it when it becomes timeless, like a daydream and you loose all track of time!


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Size: 9 x 12 inches
Medium: Acrylic on hardboard
$375.00 plus shipping


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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Easy Does It, Southern sunset, palms, wildlife

"EASY DOES IT"

Been working on this one for a couple of years, off and on.  Finally decided to add a turtle instead of birds on the trunk of the closer palm. I was inspired while out on a fishing trip.  Just love the way the palms grow upward after being blown down in a storm. 

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Size: 24 x 30 inches
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Peppys Picasso, animal portrait

"PEPPYS PICASSO"

Finally finished up this painting, which I started before I had to have major surgery. Had a month of being in bed, and then trying to re-open my gallery, so it has been one of those things that I kept working on in between everything else. It really turned out nice, however. 
Peppy is a two time world champion in the western reining events. He has won other honors as well.  He is a magnificent horse. I think I have done justice to him.

Just before Christmas, my appendix ruptured and encapsulated my ovary.  I went around for over two weeks with pain, thinking It was my ovary. I was diagnosed with an ovarian tumor and cysts, which are common. My ovary was swollen to the size of an orange because all the poisons went into my female organs.  Needless to say, when they went in to take out the tumor they found a mess! A large sticky ball of goo instead of a tumor.  They took out everything. Ended up with a hysterectomy and an appendectomy, and they cleaned out all the poisons.  I am fortunate to be alive, as often the toxins kill people.  I am two months into recovery, and still battle the pain from it, although it is not nearly as severe.

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I thank the Lord for giving me a new lease on life, and I look forward to what he has for me next!


Media: Acrylic on hardboard
Size: 18 x 24 inches

SOLD 

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Country Barn

"Country Barn"

This painting started as a demonstration for my adult painting class, added more fog and details before posting it.
Enjoy!

Media: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 9 x 12 inches
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Headed Home, country path, fall scene

"Headed Home"

This painting started as a demo for my adult painting class, just added the fence and some more details to finish it up.  It has a nice feel of good memories.

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Media: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 11 x 14 inches
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