Showing posts with label Animals and Wildlife. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Animals and Wildlife. Show all posts

Saturday, September 12, 2020

At the Edge, mixed media, blue heron

"At the Edge" (Lake Okeechobee)

© 2020

Original Mixed Media 





A few years ago, I did some plein air studies during a drought at Nubbin's Slough.  This experimental painting came from those studies.  Here I used paper-clay for the rocks.  (Paper fibers are added to the clay for more strength).  These hand sculpted rocks have a cool looking 3-D effect.  I also enjoyed building up the weeds with gel medium to create interesting patterns of texture.  

I hid some angels in the sky and used tiny brushes for the distant birds and extra details.


9 x 12 inches

Custom wood frame (see below)

225.00 plus shipping


This painting is also available at Unique Boutique, Okeechobee Florida!




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Saturday, February 01, 2020

Timeless Moments, sunset beach, seashells


Timeless Moments
"His mercy endures forever." Psalm 136

Finished this painting a few months ago.  I haven't posted anything here in a long time (posting on my website and busy at work, which is a good thing).  

This painting is full of thick impasto layers. I also added actual seashells, sea glass, sand dollars, and two hand sculpted clay items (a turtle in the foam, and a starfish on the shore.)  The clay items are a new element. I truly enjoyed creating them and painting them after adhering them to the canvas.  I'm using paper clay, which is clay with paper fibers added to make it stronger.  It is a lightweight clay and is something I want to explore further.

I was going through some personal issues when I painted this and thought about how somethings seem to transcend time. Some memories are as fresh as yesterday even though they happened years ago! Some things can happen in no time and seem like forever.  This led to the concept that we make time, it is in us and not just something that happens to us.  We choose to enjoy it, use it wisely, or do nothing with it.  So all of that is  flowing through this painting as the woman contemplates the vastness of it all.

I hid an angel in the sky, but not in the clouds per say, it is in reverse. The blue of the sky is in the shape of an angel by the clouds around it.  Makes it harder to find, but I wanted to make it bigger than the small ones I usually paint in the clouds.

24 x 36 inches
Mixed media
Elaborate custom frame (see below)







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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

At Riverside, Egret, Palm, Indian River, Florida


"At Riverside"
(Stuart, Florida)
© 2018
Here is an older one I just love! Used some pictures I took during a paint-out at Riverside Park.  I walked all over the park for an hour in the morning, soaking in all the inspiring views before doing some sketches.

This egret was wading along the shore, and I got some pretty good photos of him catching fish.  I liked this one where he jumped up a few times.  

This palm tree was one of two jetting out over the water.  The other palm was bent and crooked, but it was hard to get a good photo.

About this painting:
16 x 20 inches
Acrylic on canvas
Sold



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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lifting Fog, cardinal, turkey, deer, Florida art


 "Lifting Fog"  
 


I worked on this painting off and on for a couple of years.  Just finished it in January, 2019, when I added the cardinal.  He was the whole point to begin with, so I was glad to finally put him in there!

The cardinal kept posing for me while I was scouting the area for a good place to set up my easel.  I did several small plein air (on location) studies farther down this muddy road.  I actually got my shoes wet taking photos of this old fence!

16 x 20 inches
Acrylic on canvas
Framed in a unique rustic custom frame (see below)
Sold

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Thursday, February 07, 2019

Art Show


Had a great show at the end of January! (Been so busy that I didn't get a chance to post it.)

Showed some of my new mixed-media series, and some of my older originals. I  had such a large variety going on that I didn't think I would be in the mix to win an award.  Often times judges like to see a coherent body of work.

I sold some art, won a blue ribbon, and shared my testimony to many who asked about the meaning behind the paintings.  It was an awesome day.

Thank you Lake Placid Art League!  It was encouraging to be so well received by so many people!


Here are some pictures, Enjoy! (Click on an image to enlarge it).












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Monday, December 31, 2018

Little Critters, azaleas, flowers, mixed media


"Little Critters"


Part of my new series of adding found objects to my paintings: This is actually an older painting that I reworked.  First I made some corrections to the painting, then added a few beads and gems.  What a delight when the gems reminded me of tiny frogs!  After that I added some glitter paint to tie it all together.  This one makes me laugh!

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


Original Art, 
8 x 8 x 1.5 inches
Mixed Media on Gallery Wrap Canvas


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Happy New Year!

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Rocky Shore, plein air, birds


"Rocky Shore"  © 2007



I recently repainted part of this older plein air painting.  (Done on location.) 

The water level was very low, and the rocks made interesting patterns. It was challenging to say the least!  


The little blue heron stayed off to the far right most of the morning, and just before I finished up, the water turkey (anhinga) poked his head up a few times (near the bottom).


I loved all the colors and the rhythm in this painting, but I went back and toned down some of the rocks, mostly on the left and a little near the top, in order to direct the viewer's eye toward the bird on the right. 


8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
$425.00, ready to frame


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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Maggie Mae, yellow labrador, animal portrait

"Maggie Mae"
24 x 30 inches
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD


In  memory of Maggie.  Combined different images to put this custom painting together.  The rocks were very challenging! Wanted them to look just like the rocks on her wall.  So many wonderful contrasts: soft fur and hard rocks, pink azaleas and green grass... Yellow butterflies for added accents, just love co-creating custom orders with my clients! 

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Chloe and Sweetie, macaw and green-cheek parrot


"Chloe and Sweetie"


So excited to finally get to post this!  It was a custom painting for a Christmas present, so I didn't want to spoil the surprise!

Used different photos of these two, and combined them into one setting.  Had to figure out the size relationship between them... Love the colors and simulated textures.

About this painting:
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on canvas
Original is sold
Prints available here


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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New Hope, Brahmans, cattle, Florida Art





"New Hope"

Painted this a couple of years ago, but didn't get to post it because I couldn't get a good image of it.  I  wanted to make it available in prints, so I tried again. (This painting includes a unique custom frame.)

I actually took pictures of this calf peeking around a tree.  The mother was a little farther away.  Took a lot of nice images of different cows and bulls as well.  Next, I sketched out some ideas before drawing this composition onto the canvas.  I added water and mist to the back ground for that foggy morning haze that is so common around here. The flowers add the feeling of spring, a time for new life and hope.

About this painting:
12 x 16 inches
Acrylic original, exclusive
$950.00
Unique custom frame

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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, 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.



Exclusive art
Acrylic on canvas 
12 x 16 inches
Unique custom frame (see below)
$950.00

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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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Monday, March 13, 2017

Easy does It, Florida Art, palms, turtle, gator



"Easy Does It"

Love the little turtle on the trunk of the closer palm and the birds in the dead tree. I was inspired to paint this while out on a fishing trip.  It is cool how the palms grow upward after being blown down in a storm. Cycles of life are so fragile, and so evident.

Enjoy!

Size: 24 x 30 inches
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Winter Marsh, Florida landscape with egrets


"Winter Marsh"

This is an old favorite.  Something about it speaks to me.  Florida winters give way to some fall colors, and the memory of this day is windy and cold.  Well, cold for us is in the 40's, but still, it is a nice change from the normal humid air.  I also like the way the birds are flying out of the picture, you get the sense that they will be gone in a moment.

Acrylic on hardboard
9 x 12 inches
$525.00
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Great Egret, knife painting


Great Egret,  class demo
9 x 12 inches, acrylic knife painting.
(Not Available)


Donated this painting for one of our raffles for the 
Top of the Lake Art Fest,
 as part of a fund raiser for Okeechobee Main Street, 
who puts on the show every year.

This demo painting for my adult class did not start as a knife painting.  We used brushes as I demonstrated each step.  Then I added more detail to finish it up later and got carried away with the thick chunky paint (using a palette knife) for the bark on the tree.  Did more knife work to the rest of the painting also.  But I used a brush for the soft feathers of the egret, and the flowers.  Love the contrast of the thick and thin applications of paint.

Congrats to Gloria Pitsch for winning this painting!


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Monday, January 16, 2017

Kitty Cat, class demo, pets


"Kitty Cat"
(original class demo)

This was a fun example for my kid's class.  Students did a realistic drawing of an animal up close (free hand): bunnies, cats, puppies, birds, lion cub, fox, etc... Then we transferred it to watercolor paper drawing very lightly with pencil.   We used pen and ink to exaggerate the details before adding fun and/or strange colors with watercolors!  They turned out great!

I have a show coming up Saturday the 28th of January in Sebring, Florida. I'll be indoors at the agricultural center on Hwy 27, south of town.  It is sponsored by the Lake Placid Art league.  Hope you will come see me!  I'll have some reduced prices and they give away door prizes from the artists every thirty minutes!

On a personal level; I'm excited to partner with Lynne Barletta, and her Visionary School of Arts in their out reach:  Catch the Wave of Hope! 

About this painting:
9 x 12 inches
Mixed media
$175.00   
Ready to frame

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Fond Memories, horses, mountain landscape


"Fond Memories"
18 x 24 inches
Acrylic on canvas

Just updated this image for prints and gifts!

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.   I added less mud and more water to clean it up.  

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Winter Warm Up 2, winter mountains with eagles, bunny, angel


"Winter Warm Up, 2"
© Fawn McNeill 2014

This image is now available in cards and prints!  (Also in coffee mugs!)

Sunrise colors glowing on the snow...

This is the second painting of "Winter Warm Up."  Hid a bunny in the snow, added an angel and the eagles also.  Love it!  Reminds me of Montana, near my grandmother's old house.

Media: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 9 x 12 inches
SOLD
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Piece of Paradise, turkey, hogs, cattle, palms, Florida Landscape


"Piece of Paradise"
© Fawn McNeill 2013

Here is one of my favorites!  So much detail, hours and hours of work!  Well worth it.  There are three paintings in this series.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Media: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 24 x 36 inches
SOLD
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