Showing posts with label Sunsets and sunrises. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sunsets and sunrises. Show all posts

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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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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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 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!




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
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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)
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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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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Eternal Joy, angel, butterflies, mixed media painting


"Eternal Joy"

        This is inspired from a small painting I did years ago called "Endless Song".  This one is less abstract, and the colors are lighter.  I used thick gesso to build up the hair, wings, and plants for an impasto feel.  Also added beads to the headband and the belt, as well as on the gown.  The 3 metal butterflies were the most fun, because they fit so well with the colors I had already painted.  It is like a nice surprise when you see them. Adding a little iridescent paint on the wings, gown and above the head gives it a nice shimmer. When the painting is viewed at different angles, some things really catch your eye.
      Can't explain how tickled I was when I added the extras, I felt like a kid.  I played with  many combinations until finally I was satisfied with this layout.  The butterflies actually made me laugh! 

Original Art, 
11 x 14 inches
Mixed Media on Hardboard
$325.00 plus shipping
Elaborate custom gold frame, see below




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Monday, October 15, 2018

Spilling Over Again, abstract, mixed media


"Spilling Over Again"


This is a take off from an older abstract painting called "Spilling Over." It is part of a new series of mixed media paintings.  This one has aquarium stones, beads, and tiny pearls. 

I'm experimenting with adding found objects and/or impasto techniques (thick raised texture to paint over.) 

I did some of this in college, but that was a few years ago.... 

Starting small, and learning so much about gel medium, heavy gesso, and acrylic modeling paste!  Way too cool.

This one is framed in a black shadow box.

Mixed media
5 x 7 without frame
8 x10  overall dimensions 


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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Flaming Sunset, poinciana, impasto, Florida Art


"Flaming Sunset"

These royal poinciana trees are gorgeous, and really over painted.  Not hard to see why. 
I found this old palette knife painting that needed a few more corrections (it has sat around my studio for a year or so).  I have done a lot of these, so I wanted to do something a little different this time. I built it up with gesso and impasto effects, so the raised flowers really jump off the painting! Very interesting texture and color contrast.

Original Acrylic, on hardboard
9 x 12
$270.00
Framed (see below)


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Spring Shoreline,colorful morning


"Spring Shoreline"
(original demo)
11x14 inches
Acrylic on canvas

This was the first of 2, painted this past April.  I created it as a guide, then did the step-by-step painting during class for the second one.  Lots of strong colors, which I love to paint.

The challenging part was getting the waves to curve on the beach,  but everyone captured it nicely.  Each painting turns out unique and different, as I encourage my students to move things around, and use their favorite colors.

$250.00, ready to frame




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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Soul Searching, sunset, beach, Florida art


"Soul Searching"


This painting was done mostly from memory.  Added the lone woman on the beach to suggest times of reflection and questioning. She also implies the vastness of it all.  I actually saw a heart shaped cloud in the sky recently, so I added it to suggest the cool ways that Father God sends reminders of his love for us, especially when we are struggling.  Most of the time we miss it.  He sends so many people and remarkable things our way, so if we do ask, or search, we can find him.

About this painting:
24 x 30 inches
Acrylic on canvas
$2,700.00
Ornate custom frame (see below)

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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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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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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Early Joy, sunrise seascape, inspirational art



"Early Joy"
10 x18 inches
Acrylic on canvas


Finished!   I had suggestions to add dolphins and angels..... decided not to add birds this time, as I didn't want to take away from the suggestion of an angel in the light source.

Yellow is symbolic of joy, and orange is warm and inviting.  Pinks and blues are calming and peaceful.  This painting goes out with prayers for emotional healing, restoration, and joy.

Enjoy!



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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In the Morning, Lake Okeechobee


"In The Morning"  © 2007 
Acrylic   12 x 16
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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
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Jesus Christmas, snow, Christmas tree, watercolor

"Jesus Christmas"
© Fawn McNeill 2016


Merry Christmas!

Just a little mixed media watercolor I did for fun.  Drew it in pencil, then painted the colors, added some salt for the cool effects in the sky. I used extra fine sharpies for the words, after the painting dried of course!

Enjoy! 

9 x 12 inches
Mixed Media
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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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