Showing posts with label Birds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Birds. 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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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Wild Angels, egrets, stream, knife painting


"Wild Angels"
© Fawn McNeill 2007



This is an older painting that I always loved.  I just put it in a new custom frame. (See below)

9 x 12 inches
Palette knife painting on hardboard
Elaborate Gold Frame
$425.00 



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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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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.

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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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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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Cardinal demo painting


"Cardinal"
11 x 14 inches
Acrylic on canvas
$295.00 ready to frame


This is a little demonstration painting I did for an art class.  Not an easy lesson! 

Happy 4th of July!

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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, 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, October 21, 2017

Flame Tree demo, Florida art by Fawn


"Flame Tree"  (Study of Royal Poinciana)
9 x 12 Acrylic painting 
Original demo on canvas panel


I have several variations of this beautiful tree!  I have many photos I have taken of these trees over the years and love to paint them! This painting was started during class (with my students) and finished up later.  If you are interested in something similar, please let me know!


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gulf Breeze, seascape, sandy shore


"Gulf Breeze"


Just finished this one this morning!  Worked on it for a few weeks. I used some of my older photos as a spring board, then moved things around for a stronger composition.  Originally wanted to keep it more impressionistic and painterly, but once again I added more and more detail.  

Exclusive Art
14 x 18 inches
Acrylic on canvas
Unique custom frame (see below)
$1,200.00

More on this painting


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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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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

At the River, landscape with egrets



"At the River"  © 2009
8 x 10 Acrylic
$325.00


Love the brushwork and impressionistic mood this painting has! Did it a while ago, but it's now available in a nice wood frame, see below.

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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
Enjoy!


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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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Friday, December 09, 2016

Snowy Morning, winter sunset with cardinal

"Snowy Morning"
© Fawn McNeill 2016

This painting is an original class demo.  I painted it while teaching my students, then went back and finished it up and added the little cardinal for more interest.

Enjoy!

11 x 14 inches
Acrylic on canvas
$350.00
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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
(Prints available.)

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Inlet Shore, plein air, Florida landscape


"Inlet Shore"
© Fawn McNeill 2009

Challenging little Plein Air Painting (done on location) from Fort Pierce.  Little Jim's Bait Shop is located just to the right of this scene. 

The wind kept blowing things over, and the lighting changed drastically several times with the clouds blowing through. Have to paint fast and stick with the plan, because you cannot keep changing the painting to keep up with the changing elements.  
I like the way I captured the wind and choppy water.  

The sea grapes were finished back in the studio, and the pelicans were added later as well.  There were more pelicans fishing that day than what I added to the painting.
Enjoy!

Media: Acrylic on hardboard
Size: 8 x 10
Price: $425.00
Unique custom frame, see below

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Green Parrot, pet portrait

"Green Parrot"
©Fawn McNeill 2008


I drew this guy freehand, then did an under painting in black and white. This was a study in complimentary colors.  Corrected quite a few errors as I painted the under painting. Then I went in with green and red glazes (added Liquitex semi-gloss medium and varnish to make a transparent glaze) after the under painting was dry. It made him glow.  Adding the red tuft on his head was fun too.




About this painting:
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on canvas
$325.00   
Framed and ready to hang

Thanks for looking!


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