Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Thankful, shore line


"Thankful"


I wanted the word 'thankful' to feel like a whisper, so I glazed over it to soften the dark bold color of the letters, but I didn't want it to completely disappear, so I put  less waves and sand over the letters.  I liked the effect, so I left it alone and didn't add too many details. 

Original art on cradled wood
Acrylic
11 x 5 x 1.5 inches
Sealed with clear semi-gloss sealer
SOLD


Thanks for stopping by!


 

Friday, September 24, 2021

Working the Edge, tricolored heron, mixed media


"Working the Edge"

I saw this heron while we were out fishing in the rim canal at Lake Okeechobee.  He fished that edge for quite a while and I got some nice pictures of him.  This was a fun little impressionistic painting with lots of loose brush strokes and bright colors.

I hid some clear colored beads in colors that match, so it is a somewhat hard to see them until the light hits them.  There are some peach and orange beads on the hill, green ones among the lily pads, and a few blue ones near the rocks in the water.  The blue ones show up the best, which was the goal, so it adds more sparkle to the water. 

 Framed it in a nice wide custom frame and embellished it with silver lace along the inside lip (see below).

Enjoy!

5 x 7 inches
Mixed media
$75.00



 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Seahorses, mixed media, starfish and shells


"Seahorses"

This is a fun little piece.  I inverted a deep cradled board (wood block) and used the outer edge as a frame.  I painted all sides, including the back.
The seahorses and the white starfish are resin. My friend, Carol Jones, made them for me. You can find her art at: https://www.facebook.com/CarolsTreasuresFromTheSea/  
They are perfect for mixed media!  I added shells that Carol and I found together.  The tiny starfish are real.  I also added some beads and pearls for that extra sparkle. 

Mixed Media
6 x 6 x 1.75  inches 
$45.00 plus shipping
Sealed with a clear permanent sealer for protection.






 

Fluffy, bunny portrait, knife painting


"Fluffy"


This is a take off of "Peter" which I did years ago.
I thought I would add mixed media and thick layers of impasto, but I stopped here because I really liked it and didn't want to mess it up by adding too much.  It is much harder to undo mixed media than it is to change knife paintings.

I apologize for the glare on the images. I usually do my photography with a professional camera, but these were taken with my cell phone, because they were spoken for before I had a chance to get a better capture. The glare is in a different place on each image, so you can get a good overall idea.  (Images never capture the way it truly looks in person because the camera can't capture the subtle changes in values and hues.)

I made the little custom frame for it.  I mitered, joined and then embellished it.  I love the little bit of gold lace on the inside lip.  It adds a nice texture and enhances the painting too.

6 x 6 inches
Knife painting
Not Available 

Email me if you would like a portrait of your pet or livestock: fawn@fawnsartstudio.com

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Near The Window, mixed media flowers

 


"Near The Window"

Nice little mixed media painting. I only added a few beads this time.  Wanted to keep it simple but then I put it in a beautiful fancy frame (see below.) Really sets it off.

Thanks for looking!

Mixed media
5 x 7 inches
Custom frame
$85.00 
Please email me for availability: fawn@fawnsartstudio.com



Morning Path, knife painting

 


"Morning Path"



Just updated this little palette knife painting. I love the way the plants light up when the sun hits them just right, the orange and yellow really caught my eye along this pathway. I added a couple of palms, a bird, and a little bunny.  I also put it in this custom frame, which I painted with a lacy gold trim.  I love it!

Enjoy!

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Unique custom frame
$85.00 (free shipping in US)

Please email me for availability or if you are interested in having something similar in a size you would like, I would love to create an original with you!  fawn@fawnsartstudio.com



Sunday, September 12, 2021

Back to the River, mixed media


"Back to the River"

I've been revisiting some older works. This is a scene on the Kissimmee River.  I was interested in the  blue shadows on the sandy road from the morning sun.   This is a somewhat of a knife painting with beads and charms for added interest.  I did some parts with thick texture by using a palette knife and I left other parts smooth for contrast.  I love the way the beads catch the light.  Too much fun!

Mixed media 
5 x 7 inches
Unique custom frame
(Not available)

Email me for a custom painting done similar in a size you would like!  Fawn@fawnsartstudio.com



 

Monday, September 06, 2021

Mountain Air Too, colorful knife painting


 "Mountain Air, Too"
© Fawn McNeill July 2020

This was originally a demonstration painting for an art lesson last year.  I was doing semi-private lessons after everything closed down.   I went back later and repainted it as a knife painting to add more texture and details.  It quickly became one of my favorites!

Acrylic on canvas
11 x 14 inches
Ready to frame
$225.00


Please email me for availability: fawn@fawnsartstudio.com

Heaven's Grace, Knife painting, Dove


 "Heaven's Grace"
© by Fawn McNeill, Dec. 2020

This is a demonstration painting from last year. I was using the knife to paint over a smoothly painted background (used a brush for the background).  I wanted to exaggerate the contrast of the smooth texture against the rough texture. 
This painting is special to me because I sign my name with a dove as a thank you to God the Father.  The dove is symbolic for the Holy Spirit.

Acrylic on canvas
11 x 14 inches
Ready to frame
$225.00 (Free shipping in the US)

Please email me for availability: fawn@fawnsartstudio.com




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