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
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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
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Healing Waters, stream with flowers


"Healing Waters Again"
(original class demo)

Created this for the kids summer art program last June (2016).  We used it to create knife paintings.  (This painting was not done with a palette knife.)  Students toned their canvases with base colors of browns and blues with a large flat brush first, then added colors over the top with a knife.  It was a great lesson in texture.

Media: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 11 x 14 inches
$450.00  ready to frame


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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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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Poured Out, waterfall, knife painting, class demo


"Poured Out"
(Original demo)

Created this painting with palette knives with my students.  Tough project, but great results!

Medium: Acrylic on hardboard
Size: 9 x 12 inches
Price: $195.00, ready to frame

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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

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Quenching the Darts, Abstract, knife painting, faith and prayer


"Quenching the Darts" (Ephesians 6:16)
© Fawn McNeill 2008

Just made this palette knife painting available in prints and cards! 

This original knife painting was done alla prima (all in one session) which creates unique mixtures of color and thick texture.  Usually they are fun and exciting to create.  This one, however, came from frustration and cries for mercy.

I cried out to the Almighty as I struggled through marriage problems, (which we didn't know was due to my husband having hydrocephalus and a tumor in the back of his ear canal that was growing into his brain.)  Just a few months later he had the first of two brain surgeries, and he is doing well now.  We have overcome huge obstacles.  I am grateful for the lessons learned and the peace that the Lord gives even in the midst of the struggles.

Media: Acrylic on hardbaord
Size: 10 x 10 inches
$1,000.00  ready to frame

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Smoky Mountains, impressionistic landscape, knife painting


"Smokies"
© Fawn Mcneill 2010

Little original palette knife painting, fun colors, nice depth.  Created from my own photos.

Medium: Acrylic on hardboard
Size: 8 x 10 inches
Price: $790.00, ready to frame

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall Path, class demo


"Fall Path"  (Demo)

Inspired by Kit Mahoney,  She uses wonderful colors!  Didn't do it justice.  Changed it up by reversing it, and added a path.  My students loved painting it.

Medium: Acrylic on canvas panel
Size: 9 x 12 inches
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dawn's Light, impressionism, palms



"Dawn's Light"
© Fawn McNeill 2008


I painted this alla prima, all in one session. Wet-in-wet, fast and loose . . . so fun to do. Very impressionistic. I saw this little palm tree glowing in the early morning sun, the shadows where intensified by the light. It was so beautiful to me. It reminds me of that feeling when you are out camping and it is hard to make things out with all the shadows, then the sun eats away at the darkness and even seems to bite through some of the objects in its path.

Size: 5 x 7 inches
Acrylic on hardboard

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Peppers Study, watercolor, still life



"Peppers Study"
© Fawn McNeill 2003

From a few years ago, found this in storage and framed it up,  love all the colors.  Just made prints available. 

Media: Watercolor
Size: 17 x 11 inches
$525.00  Framed  (see below)

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Clown Fish, class demo


"Clown Fish"  (Demo)

Finished this up a few weeks ago, just got around to posting it!  Fun little painting, framed and ready to hang.

Media: Acrylic on Hardboard 
Size: 8 x 10 inches
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