Monday, February 18, 2008

Old Wagon, Daily Painting

"Old Wagon"
6 x 6 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
NOT FOR SALE

This is the old wagon that sat up in the corner of Grandma's yard. I didn't see what the big deal about it was at the time. Just an old broken down wagon to me. We were not allowed to play on it or near it. Now I am sure it must have been an antique.
The Blue Spruce off to the left is a tree my Grandma planted. She loved the bluish green hue. I didn't see different shades of green until she pointed that out to me.
I have started a larger painting of her back yard with the deer in it. May take me a while to complete it. I have a couple of shows coming up and this week will be full!

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Love Flow, Abstract Flower

"Love Flow"
6 x 6 inches
Acrylic on cradled hardboard
Sides are painted- framing is optional



This painting started out as a geometric abstract design, kind of looked like a cliff and a road in the beginning. After I added some curves it started looking like a flower. So I added some petals at the top, and created the center. Then I gave the petals some highlights. It was fun to just see where the paint would take me.
Just felt like we all can give love and help others......

Enjoy


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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Early Snow, Winter Barn, Daily Painting

"Early Snow"
6 x 6 inches
Acrylic on cradled hardboard
Not for sale

I have been going through the old photos. This is a side view of the old bunkhouse where my brothers slept at night in the summers. I was up early after the first big snow that season and took lots of pictures. I was fascinated with the snow and ice clinging to the twigs and branches.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Heavy Laden, Daily Painting

"Heavy Laden"
6 x 6 inches
Acrylic on cradled hardboard

Did this from memory. The snow used to pile up and bend the trees over in interesting shapes and clumps.
My last winter in Libby Montana (years ago) it was 40 below zero for about a week! It was 20 below the week before and the week after. I can still hear Grandma say "Hey look, it is UP to zero today!" Then she laughed. That became our saying after that. "Is it UP to zero today?" It hasn't been that cold for that long again, but this year they have had more snow than they have had in over ten years!
I know Grandma has to be laughing because they couldn't have a grave side burial service! So we are going to have a memorial for her at the end of May when the mountain passes aren't closed and most everyone can be there. My whole family has not been together in over twenty years.


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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Heaven's Harmony


"Heaven's Harmony"
6 x 6 inches
Acrylic on cradled hardboard
SOLD



My grandmother passed away this past week. I was thinking about heaven and wondering how happy she must be to see Grandpa again.


I started this painting as a simple abstract of warm analogous colors. Slowly the painting evolved into mountains and grass. Then I added the trees.


My grandmother loved the pine trees, and she loved the mountains. She saw beauty in everything, even things that I thought were so insignificant. She gave me a thirst for nature and it's grander. The deer would come down the hill behind her house and eat from her garden, and I would get up early so I could watch them with her. She wouldn't let me get to close to the patio window because she didn't want me to scare them away.


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Poem for Grandma Willi

Grandma’s Garden
Vegetable gardens
flower beds galore

Home cooked meals
very few chores
Horses to ride
Rocky Mountains to explore
Freedom to laugh, to run, to grow,
never any beatings to endure
Saddest days at summer’s end
when Grandma’s gardens are no more



By Fawn McNeill Barr
In memory of Willi Bassett (1919-2008)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Polo

"Polo"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on canvas
$350.00

This is for a fund raising event coming up. I will probably tweak it a little, but I like the over all effect.

We went to a polo game a few weeks ago, and I have been anxious to paint some of the pictures I took that day.



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Monday, February 11, 2008

Winter's Edge, Wildlife Art

Winter's Edge
5 x 7 inches
Acrylic on Canvas
Not Available

I was just playing with these soft colors in the grasses again. Actually it was a cow that I saw, but wanted to paint a deer instead. I painted this from memory.
I love the few months that we get some change of color in the winter. Most things are green most of the year down here. With the drought and a few cold spells the grasses right now are lovely.

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

The Lion and The Lamb

"The Lion and the Lamb"
SOLD

This is an original oil painting I did years ago. I am posting it because I have prints of this painting available.


Jesus is said to be the Lion of Judah and the Sacrificial Lamb for our sin. This is also symbolic of the peace of heaven when the lion will lay down with the lamb and will not harm it.

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Water's Edge Too, daily painting by Fawn

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


Love this square format. Framing is optional.
I like the way the lily glows against the dark water.

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Goldfish, abstract, Daily painting

"Goldfish"
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
$475.00
I wanted to get the feeling of looking down in the water and the feeling of looking at the side view through the water at the same time, so you can't tell which view it really is. It was a fun challenge.
This painting is all knife work., which is great for that abstract quality I was after.

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Shoreline, 2, plein air painting

" Shoreline 2"
5 x 7 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
SOLD

This is the second painting I did last Friday at the canal at lock G-36. It was windy and the water was difficult to render. I think I got the feel of it though. I really like the cypress trees on the right.


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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Shoreline, Plein Air Painting

"Shoreline "
5 x 7 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
NOT AVAILABLE

Went back to lock G-36 yesterday (which is still closed due to lack of water). It was cool and breezy in the morning, and I wanted to capture the cool, blueish shadows in the rocks. The egrets were all around, so I added one here on the shore.

The water in the rim canal around the levee is getting very full. The water in the lake is still very low. They are not opening up the locks and letting the water flow because all of the canals and creeks will stay too low. I guess they figure people can at least get their boats in the water this way.
It is sad to see what was once a grand wetland with tons of wildlife shrink away to dry land. Lake Okeechobee seems to be disappearing.

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