Showing posts with label Beaches and Seascapes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beaches and Seascapes. Show all posts

Saturday, November 28, 2020

New Every Morning, shore line, shallow waves


"New Every Morning"
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; 
they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)

I just updated this little beach scene.  Originally I had painted the sides of the cradled hardboard and left it unframed, but then I found this larger cradled hardboard, which I had planned to use for a mixed media piece.  When I set the 10 x 10 inch painting next to the 12 x 12 inch unpainted board, I thought, "Wow! That might fit perfectly if I invert it..." I stained the back and painted the frame piece in the front and the sides before joining the two boards. How cool is that?  It makes a beautiful floater frame! (See the images below.)

I have become quite fond of painting on wood.  I look for patterns in the grain and use that to find the waves.  Then I layer the different effects of the transparent water.   It is exciting to see it all come together! 

I measured the back precisely for where to place the hanger brackets.  They hold the whole piece together and hold the wire nicely.  

Original acrylic on cradled hardboard
12 x 12 inches (including frame)
$225.00 (free shipping in the US)

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Star of the Sea, shore line, mixed media


 "Star of the Sea"
© Fawn McNeill 2020

Absolutely love this piece!  A little harder to put together, but well worth the extra effort!  I painted the outside edges and the back of the tray.   I also added a wire on the back if someone wanted to hang it on a wall instead of setting it on a shelf or table.  

Most of the objects were found at the beach, except the starfish. I found it at Walmart, all bleached white.  I painted it the colors I wanted.  Before adding it to the tray, I used a painting knife with gel medium to build up interesting textures in the sand and the water.  Then I added different shades of colors to get the textures to show up better.

Enjoy!


Mixed Media
8.5 x 11 x 2.5 inches
$225.00




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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Deep Calling, shells on the shore, mixed media


"Deep Calling"


This painting went through a few phases.  It started with an underwater scene, which became very dark and uninviting.  So then I added more sand and deep blue water to get a better bird's eye view of the transparent water on the shore, which has been a recurring theme for me lately.  I love the challenge of getting things under the water to show up and still capture the feeling of movement in the water.  Plus I love finding shells and sea glass at the beach.

I used the brush for most of the painting and then used a palette knife to build up some interesting textures in the waves and sand.  I used gel medium for the thicker impasto areas, and then did a dry brush technique with white paint to enhance it. 

I decided to add found objects after leaving it alone for a few days.  (I wasn't sure if it was finished yet.) I set a few on and took them off.  I didn't want to take away from the painting.  But in the end the little girl in me showed up and dictated the outcome!

I finally adhered the seashells and the aquarium stones with gel medium.  Something about that always makes me laugh.  I feel like a kid while arranging them.  I think it has something to do with breaking all the rules of fine art and making something more of a fine craft.  I was never crafty, and I was taught that it devalues the painting when it looks more like a craft project.  But I have found it to be a wonderful expression of art, and I feel comfortable with lowering my prices on the mixed media pieces.  This is because they are smaller works for the most part, and they don't take as long to create compared to all the hours of adding tiny details to my realistic paintings.

10 x 10 x 1 1/2 inches
Mixed Media on cradled hardboard
(Painted sides, framing is optional.)
$225.00

Enjoy!



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Thursday, November 05, 2020

Along the Boardwalk, seascape, mixed media


 "Along the Boardwalk" © 2019
9x12 inches Mixed Media
SOLD

Last year I reworked this painting from a few years ago. The sea-grapes definitely needed some attention.  I enhanced the shadows and added more detail to the boardwalk and the sandy path.   I couldn't wait to add some charms and beads in the flowers! I camouflaged them really well, so they are not very noticeable until you see them at an angle.  It catches the light and then you want to look for others.  I also added a few shells.  I love the way it turned out!

I made a custom frame for it in rustic wood, which complemented the boardwalk perfectly.  (See below)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Breathtaking Impact, beach sunrise

 

"Breathtaking Impact" ©2019

"...the breath of the All Mighty gives me life."  Job33:4


When I came around the corner and got that first glimpse of this scene before me, it stopped me in my tracks!  The salt air blew across my face and the sunlight danced on the water.  It was just incredible.  I wanted to capture that moment of awe when all of your senses are engaged in absorbing so much information all at once.  I was also interested in the shadows from the fence falling on the footprints on the sand.

I used modeling paste to build up thick impasto relief on the fence and in the waves.  I used gel medium on a painting knife to build up the textures in the sand and then painted the highlights and shadows over the top with a drybrush technique. This causes all kinds of interesting effects and is fun to create. 

The fence was very challenging.  Trying to get the edges straight and the posts to stand out with thick layers had me adding many layers.  The image doesn't capture the textures.  

This painting didn't get posted last year because it was at a show in Wellington in December.  Then before the show ended (the first week in April, 2020) everything was closed.  I couldn't pick it up for months!  

18 x 36 inches (plus frame)
Mixed Media
Framed (see below)
$1,500.00 plus shipping  


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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Shoreline Treasures, mixed media, beach scene


 "Shoreline Treasures"
10 x10 inches
Mixed Media on Cradled Hardboard
Sold

This painting is actually done on the wrong side!  I flipped it over and primed the back so I could use the cradled edge as the frame.  I gave the '"frame" a faux finish to create the illusion of woodgrain. 
This is probably the longest I have ever stuck with a series.  It is endless.  Each painting sparks a new idea, or a new experiment!  I think I will keep going with this theme for a while!

FYI: I use professional artist grade materials for priming, painting, adhering, and sealing my work.
This one has shells and beads added.  I like the way the light catches on the beads in the water, and how the shells really stand out on the beach.  

I would love to create a painting for you of your favorite place!  

I am accepting orders for custom paintings.  If you want something before Christmas we need to get started!  I need more than a month for larger paintings.  Early orders get a 20% discount!





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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Morning Treasures, seashore, mixed media beach with shells




 "Morning Treasures"

This painting went through several stages. It started as a simple painting of a sandy shore with no texture. Then it became a knife painting with some texture.  I still wasn't satisfied.  It seemed to need more waves and more impasto type of texture.  

I used gel medium to build up areas of the sand and make the waves  raised up off of the canvas.  I liked it much better, but then I decided to add clear beads in the water for extra sparkle and real seashells on the shore for more interest.  Finally I added tiny details and stronger shadows.  

This was originally a gallery wrap canvas with deep sides, so the sides are painted.  I usually don't frame a gallery wrap because I want the painted sides to show, but this one turned out to be way too cool, so I added that extra protection that a frame gives.  I decided to put it in a floater frame.  This type of frame is harder to build and can be quite expensive.  The frame doesn't touch the sides of the painting and it literally looks like it is floating in the frame!

10 x 10 inches (plus frame)
Mixed Media
Framed (see below)
$375.00 plus shipping  



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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Joyful Turmoil, beach and transparent waves


 "Joyful Turmoil"
(Count it all joy when you face trials of many kinds...
the testing of your faith develops perseverance... James 1:2-3)

I have been working on this for a few months now.  I took some cool pictures at the beach  from odd angles and this one was my favorite from that day.  I have combined two images to exaggerate the splash and the crashing transparent wave.  I absolutely love the shallow water  on the sand and the clear wave in the foreground.


18 x 24 inches (plus frame)
Acrylic on stretched canvas
Custom frame (see below)
$1,700.00  


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Saturday, September 19, 2020

shoreline, miniature, beach on wood




Shoreline on wood
3 x 3.5 inches

Creating some small original works.  This was a fun little project. I have a couple of miniatures ready, as well as a few painted seashells.  I use the wood grain, or the patterns in a shell, to find the waves or landscape.  In this one, I let some of the colors of the wood become the sand and used the pattern of the wood grain for the waves. 
 I clean, sand, and prime the wood first. I use professional artist grade materials for the paint and the clear sealer as the final coat -- front and back.

 

Acrylic on wood
Sold
Ready to hang (see below)


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                                                                       Ready to hang!
 


Saturday, September 12, 2020

New Display



 With everything shut down these days, just when I have a new series of mixed media art I want to share, I have decided to rent a small space at Unique Boutique in Okeechobee Florida.  It has been a really good experience for me. I am looking forward to making more of these fun creations available! 








"At the Edge"


"Shoreline Treasures"




"Morning Treasures"


Friday, July 03, 2020

Beaches hand painted on wood


   
 Heart Beach, 8.5 x 10 inches on wood,
 $125.00 plus shipping

     Beach Shore, 8.5 x 11 on cheese board, 
$125.00 plus shipping

I did these just before the Covid19 shut everything down. I never had a chance to post them!
Original hand-painted art (not a pour!)  I use professional artist grade materials.  I also sand the wood and clean it before priming it with a clear primer.
These were interesting and fun to paint.  My personal challenge was for the wood grain to become the sand.  I love the way they turned out: the wet sand illusion and the color changes.


These paintings are also available at Unique Boutique, Okeechobee Florida!



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I ended up closing my gallery and teaching center because all the art classes were canceled. It was very difficult after 7 years of pouring my life into it.  But it is turning out to be a good thing!

I am renting a room in town to take orders for custom framing because I live quite a ways out of town. I am building the frames at home in my garage.  That has worked out very nicely!  Much better than I expected actually. I also moved the large matting table into my small art studio at my house, so I can still cut mats and glass too.  This makes the corner for my easel a little crowded, but it works.

I am also taking commissioned orders, and creating custom designed paintings for my clients.  I take orders via email or meet at the new office. I am working in my studio at home to paint the animal portraits, vistas, ranches, etc. . .  The response has been amazing, I am so blessed to have so many followers and collectors! It has also been surprisingly nice to work at home again!

I miss teaching classes, but I do have some private lessons and semi-private lessons for friends and siblings going on, so that helps.
 

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Reconciled, beach scene on wood


"Reconciled"
Hand painted, not a pour!

First of a new series I just started, I have several in progress....
I painted this on a cutting board.  Had to clean it up, sand it some, and seal it so the paint doesn't peal off. 
I'm experimenting with the wood grain showing through for the sand.  This calls for thin layers of paint.  As always, I'm using professional mediums and paints to make my own transparent colors.
Loving it!

9 x 12 inches
Original painting on a cutting-board
$175.00 plus shipping




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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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Friday, July 19, 2019

A Crab's Life, rocks and waves, mixed media


"A Crabs Life"

This is a take off from a painting I did years ago at the Bathtub Beach in Stuart, Florida.  It is part of my new series of mixed media art.  I zoomed in and abstracted it a little compared to the first painting ("Rock and Roll").

I used the large aquarium stones this time, with beads that catch the light at different angles. I painted a little crab in the rocks, which was totally spontaneous.  It made me laugh when I put the red beads on him for eyes.

The splash was built up in layers of paint.  I used more gel medium this time instead of the thick heavy gesso because the gel medium dries clear.  It also dries shiny, which was good for sparkle on the water.


9 x 12 inches
Mixed Media on hardboard
Wide Custom Frame (see below)
$375.00 


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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Treasured Memories 2, seashore painting, video










"Treasured Memories 2"
11 x 14 inches, 
Mixed media on hardboard,
Unique custom frame.

This is my first YouTube video!  Enjoy!



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Monday, July 08, 2019

Just Breathe, seascape sunset


"Just Breathe"

This painting has been through 3 phases over a few years. 
First it was just a calm sea with soft sunset colors and a few clouds.  Then I added stronger colors and more detail, including bigger waves.  Finally, I added the girl and decided it was finished!

Enjoy

About the original:
11 x 14 inches
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD


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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Broken Bricks Mural, ocean scene



I have been wanting to paint stones or bricks (or something) behind the stove for a few years now.  Once I got started it was really fun.  I decided to break the bricks open so I could look at more than just bricks on the wall while cooking...


My husband wanted birds, so I added the water and some birds!

 Hard to see the angels, but there are two angels in the clouds.  That was my favorite part.


I made the wall look like broken plaster around the bricks to tie it all together.  Just sealed it with two coats of clear sealer.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Beach Sunset, mural


Got most of this mural done in my guest bathroom last fall.  Just added some more finishing touches and decided it is finally complete.   I love the way you can see the palm in the mirror in this shot.

(We've been making repairs and painting walls at my house.  I have discovered muscles in places I didn't know I could have muscles! Not fun at all.  So I had to get some murals going in order to help my feelings!  I have a new one in the kitchen too.  I'll post it soon. Want to make sure I'm finished first.)

The colors are much more intense than the images show.  It was fun!




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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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Treasured Memories, seashore, mixed media


"Treasured Memories"

This is the third painting in my new series: found objects and mixed media.

I added some of the seashells my grandchildren found with me.
The clear beads hardly show in the photo. Wanted extra sparkle in the splash.  When the light hits it at different angles it shines.

Not sure if I will sell any of these yet or not.  Will make a few more and then decide, so far they are too precious!

Size: 8 x 8 inches
Mixed media on cradled hardboard


Happy Thanksgiving!


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