Friday, January 27, 2023

Streams of Joy, knife painting

"Streams of Joy"
© Fawn McNeill 2020

From a demonstration painting originally. It is a little harder for students to get the hang of when you take the brushes away! Too much fun!

I added extra details and some butterflies later to finish it out.  


  • Original Knife Painting
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 11 x 14 in
  • Ready to frame
  • Not Available
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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Cliffside, ocean, trees

© Fawn McNeill 2019

Never posted this one, not sure how I overlooked it! 
Playing with texture, I added gel medium with a knife to create a buildup for tiny branches and bark on the trunks. When that dried it was interesting to add colors that enhanced the effect.
Enjoyed the whole process!

  • Original mixed media
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • Custom frame
  • Professional materials
  • Sold
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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Look Up and Pray, beach sunrise with Jesus

"Look Up and Pray"

Happy New Year!

This is my first painting of the year, what an awesome start! It is amazing how it came about: it was a rush order and I happened to have something similar in progress so I agreed to do it. I added Jesus, in place of the sun, and was able to get it to the client in a few days instead of months!

I have done angels in place of the sun, but this is the first time I painted Jesus there. Had to use tiny brushes, and redo it several times.  I also added more clouds and highlights before I signed it. I love the way it turned out!

  • original art
  • Acrylic
  • 11 x 14 inches
  • Not available
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First Snow, fall scene, path, demonstration painting


"First Snow" 
© Fawn McNeill 2022

Life is crazy busy!  I created this for an art class after Christmas, and I'm just now getting a chance to post it! 

This painting is a take-off from an extremely bright fall scene, "Fall Path" (2016), which I toned down a bit.  I wanted my students to see how they could change the format to vertical, use softer colors, and/or add snow.  Very enjoyable lesson!

  • Original Demo
  • Acrylic on stretched canvas
  • 11 x 14 inches
  • Ready to frame
  • $225.00 (Free shipping in the U.S.)