Showing posts with label Lakes and ponds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lakes and ponds. 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, 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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Friday, July 06, 2018

Autumn Bridge, fall leaves over water



"Autumn Bridge"
14 x 18 inches
Acrylic on Canvas



Fun impressionistic painting lesson.  This is an original class demo, created before class as an instructional guide.  It was the first, then I painted another, similar one, with my students step-by-step.




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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Woodland Stream, demo painting


"Woodland Stream, Demo"
12 x 16 inches
acrylic on canvas
$395.00 ready to frame
  

Love the feeling this demonstration painting emotes as well as the contrast from the shadows against the grasses. This lesson went well and my students did an awesome job! 

HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!


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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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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Next Morning, Florida landscape


"Next Morning"
Acrylic on canvas board 
original  8 x 10 inches
$350.00

Finished up an old one that I had in the studio for a while.  Added mist and the nice little sunlit trees in the distance.  This started as a plein air painting, but I have rearranged everything and added the pond.  Like it much better!

I'm also working on getting stronger focal points, with a nice lead into the painting.  I think I achieved that goal this time.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Over the Dike, Lake Okeechobee, Florida Art

 "Over the Dike"  
9 x 12 inches, 
Acrylic on hardboard
©2006     $350.00

Here is another older one of the Lake.  Below is a comparison to the same area (lock G36) when we had a drought for a couple of years.  I was fascinated with the new bright greens that showed up more and more as the water receded.  Haven't seen anything close to that since.




"Over the Dike, 2"  ©2007
9 x 12, Acrlic on watercolor paper

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In the Morning, Lake Okeechobee


"In The Morning"  © 2007 
Acrylic   12 x 16
Sold

Had a request for paintings of  Lake Okeechobee.  I have done a lot of them, but it has been a while.  This one is probably my favorite of all of the lake paintings I have done over the past 30 years.  Hard to believe I have been here that many years! (I moved 15 times as a child and 5 times as a young adult.)  I guess I wanted to settle down, ha ha ha! 

As I painted it, I was singing a song that has this verse in it: "Oh Lord in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee and will look up . . ." Psalm 5:3

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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
Sold

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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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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Rocky Edge, shore line,watercolor


"Rocky Edge"
© Fawn McNeill 2012

Originally, I was attracted to the contrast of the cold rocks against the warm glow in the little bushes, and the hard rocks against the soft water.  But mostly I love it when life grows in the middle of hard places.  Somehow they overcome the lack of soil, and they grow anyway.  Kind of like people who turn out to be dynamic and inspirational when they had very little to help them get there.

 This is an original watercolor painting, done with many layers of professional color on acid free paper. 

Enjoy!

Ready to Frame
Media: watercolor
Approximate Size: 7 x 9 (image size changes with the matting)
Price: $225.00
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

No More Tears, mountain path, angels, lake, fawn


"No more Tears"
© Fawn McNeill 2005


This is the last of my "drippy" series.  I did ten or so of these a few years ago. I like the contrast of the somewhat abstract background with realism added over the top.

It is symbolic on so many levels. 

The most obvious comes from a Bible verse (Rev 21:4) that says He (Jesus) will wipe the tears from our eyes in heaven.

The fawn is my name sake, so it represents me on a path to better things.  

The path is about choices and free will.  I have made my share of regretful journeys.

The drips and runs are all about tears and sorrow bringing about growth.  I poured my heart and my sorrows into this series for many months.  Then I got it all out and moved on!

The mountains represent the good things in life, and heading for higher places spiritually.  Better choices.

The angels in the mountains represent the spiritual battle.  One of the angels is praying, and one has a shield and sword.  They fight for us!

Using acrylics this thin jeopardizes the integrity and quality of the paint, so the finished painting must be sealed with at least 2 coats of acrylic sealer.  I prefer a semi-gloss, which I make by mixing two thirds gloss medium and varnish (Liquitex) with one third matte medium.  

 (I started a palette knife series with bold strong colors and thick textures after this painting.)

Media: Acrylic on canvas
Size:18 x 24 inches
Not for sale 



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Friday, October 21, 2016

Lead Me to the Rock, sunset, rocky shore, seascape



"Lead Me to the Rock"
original demo

(Prints are available with or without scripture)



Did this as a demo during class, we made it up as we went along. Started with titanium white, cadmium yellow and a small amount of naphthol crimson. First we painted the center of the canvas (mixing on the canvas), then added some naphthol crimson with white for the clouds (which needed more yellow mixed in). Used dioxazine purple and ultramarine blue with white for a nice cool contrast. We let it dry and then added a second layer. The black was painted last, it has bits of orange and green mixed in.  This is a great lesson on blending and mixing. Hint: use small amounts of darker stronger colors!


Media: Acrylic on canvas

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Angel lake, sunset


"Angel Lake"
Original demo © 2011

This painting started as a class demo.  Went back later and added stronger colors, and more detail along the shore line.  Added the angel in place of the sun. I also gave it more contrast by darkening the foreground tree.  

I'm posting it again, in honor of my Mother-in-law, Dorothy Barr, who just went to meet Jesus.  She was 98! I miss her.

Thanks for your time.


Media: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 11 x 14 inches

$825.00  

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Playful Pony, impressionism landscape


"Playful Pony"
© Fawn McNeill 2007

Here is an older painting that I love!  I have framed it and put it in my gallery for sale. It was created from memory, just for fun.  See below for frame.
Enjoy!



Media: Acrylic on hardboard
Size: 9 x 12 inches

$595.00  Framed (See below)

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cypress Shores 2, original landscape with egret, impressionism


"Cypress Shores 2"
© Fawn McNeill 2010

Created this from photos I took on the boat.  Robert and I went on a fishing trip down the rim canal near J & S fishing camp. Exaggerated the brush strokes to make it more impressionistic, really love that style.  I just framed this one in a custom made, hand painted frame (see below).

Enjoy!



Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $525.00 USD  Free Shipping in the US

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Great Egret, marsh, knife painting


"Great Egret 3"
(© Fawn McNeill 2009)

Recently reworked this palette knife painting.  Added more water and used a small brush to add more detail.  Also just framed it!  See below.


Media:  Acrylic on hardboard
Size: 6 x 6 inches
$500.00
 Framed and ready to hang (see below).




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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Down Stream, pasture, cattle, palms, Florida art


"Down Stream"


Did this painting entirely from memory.  I've seen many places similar to this.   I wanted to create a strong contrast along the bank and added the fence to break it up.  There is also a gator hiding in the water.


Enjoy!

Ready to frame.
Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 9 x 12 inches
SOLD

Framed in dark brown/pewter (see below).


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Morning Rush, pasture with egrets


"Morning Rush"


Started as a demonstration painting, but I went back and changed it quite a bit.  Love the colors of morning, creates great shadows and strong highlights.  Love the birds too.

About this painting:
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
$570.00
Framed and ready to hang! (See below.)

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