Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Water's Edge, daily painting by Fawn

"Water's Edge"
6 x 6 x 3/4 inches
Acrylic on cradled hardboard
(painting continues on sides)
$300.00

Saw this plant one day while I was out painting en plein air. I was taking pictures of some birds and saw these little flowers glowing in the sun. They stood out so nicely against the water. I painted this from one of those photos.


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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New Day, Atlantic sunrise, Daily painting

"New Day"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

I painted this from photos I took at the beach. I love to get up early and watch the sunrise. No people are around, and everything is quiet. The colors range from pastels to dark shadows. It is so surreal.


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Monday, January 28, 2008

Storm Watch, abstract art

"Storm Watch"
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
NOT AVAILABLE

Just goofing around today. This type of painting is fun to do, just put down colors and see where it takes me.


I started with a rainbow type of layout, and then just started pulling colors together. I lost the yellows in the red and green, but thought it looked like grass, so then I added more grass.


The rocks started showing up with reflected lights, which I thought was too cool, so I added more purple in the shadows to strengthen them.

The water looked like an ocean right from the start, so I added the waves to make the storm surf.

 The sky changed about three times, and when the dark shadows showed up I thought it was perfect for the way the grass was so blown about.


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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Out to Pasture Too, equine art by Fawn


"Out to Pasture Too"
18 x 24 inches
Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas
(painting continues on the sides, framing is optional)
$5,000.00

I have been working on this painting all week. I am getting ready for two more shows, and wanted some larger work than my small Daily Paintings. This is a repeat of a painting I did years ago. I reversed the whole composition and made the colors softer this time (which I really like). I used a different horse and used a larger canvas. I have added a blue heron instead of an alligator in the foreground. This painting has a more impressionistic quality to it as well.

Lots of symbolism: End of summer, last season of life for the horse too. Time to slow down, time to retire. The colors emphasize that.


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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Lavender Dreams Again, Daily Painting


" Lavender Dreams Again"
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
SOLD

This is the fifth in a series I started back in July 2007. I love painting from my imagination. This is completely from memory.

Yellow is symbolic for joy, and purple is symbolic for the unknown or spiritual things. So this painting combines both of those ideas.

This is a commissioned painting. If you see a painting you want to have that is not available, I can do something similar. Just email me for current prices.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Simple Faith, Wildlife Art by Fawn

"Simple Faith"
24 x 30 inches
Acrylic on canvas

$2,000.00


The painting was created in 2003 as part of a series. I began with thin washes of paint on a canvas. Then the great blue heron was added in thick opaque paint. I like the abstract feel of the background against the detail and realism of the heron. The whole painting is then sealed.

The drips and runs are symbolic of tears and sorrow. The heron is symbolic for rising above the rough times and trusting God to see you through it all. He promises to use trials for our ultimate good.



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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Devil's Trumpet, plein air painting


"Devil's Trumpet"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
(ready to frame)

Did this one en plein air (on location). This is a truly beautiful flower!


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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Inner Beauty, Orchid #4


"Inner Beauty"
(War Paint Orchid #4)
6 x 6 inches
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

I started very abstract and then got more impressionistic and painterly with lots of nice brush work. But as I was drawn into the center of the flower I began to refine the painting more. It became a tedious and all absorbing thing, I guess I got lost in it for a while. That is a great experience, kind of like a day dream that you don't want to come to an end.


The painting continues on the sides of the canvas, and the staples are on the back. I like that because it makes framing optional.


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Monday, January 21, 2008

At G-36, Plein Air painting

"At G-36"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
ready to frame
$650.00

Haven't been out on location in quite a while. I know there is probably a neat name for this area of the levee, but the sign just says G-36. The lock in this area is still closed, the lake is still too low. The canals and creeks are filling up, but not the lake.
It was too windy today so I only did one painting, then I packed up. At one point the painting actually blew off of the easel and onto the palette! No harm done, it missed the blobs of paint, just scratched it a little and I touched it up.
This is a palette knife painting, lots of thick paint and lovely texture.

Enjoy!


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Sunday, January 20, 2008

War Paint Abstract

"War Paint Abstract"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
$400.00
(ready to frame)

This is my palette from the war paint orchids. Before I completely mucked up the whole palette I stopped using it and started a new one so this one would keep the colors of the orchids. I thought it would make a nice painting on its own!
I used Acra Violet and Acra Crimson, as well as Cadmium Red Medium. Next, I used Cadmium Yellow Light and Cadmium Yellow Medium along with Phthalo Green and Green Deep Permanent. I also used Ultrmarine Blue and of course white.
I used a brush to apply the paint to the canvas so in some places the colors got lost. Before it dried I used my palette knife to finish up the edges and join the colors where there were blank spaces. so besides being used as a palette it then also becomes a new painting. This is a fun way to experiment with color.



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Saturday, January 19, 2008

War Cry, orchid

"War Cry"
6 x 6 inches
Acrylic on canvas

This is the third painting of the War Paint orchids. I explored the realism first, so then I was comfortable with a more expressive approach. I love painting with thick loose brush work. This is alla prima, and has a nice abstract feel to it. I may do this one in a much larger format.
Tell me which style you like best!


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War Paint 2

"War Paint 2"
5 x 7 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
Not available

Just wanted to do more of these lovely orchids.


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Thursday, January 17, 2008

War Paint, orchid, still life by Fawn

"War Paint"
5 x 7 inches
(ready to frame)
Acrylic on hardboard
$400.00
My husband grows orchids. He used to have 15 or so healthy plants, but after hurricanes and moving to a new place, he has about three left. This war paint is in full bloom right now. I was so taken by it's varying shades of purples and reds (contrasting with all that those lovely greens) that I just had to paint it. hopefully I will do a few more before it stops blooming. I love the graceful movement of these flowers.

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