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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Monday, January 01, 2018

Royal Poinciana study, Florida art


"Poinciana Study"
Original class painting
16 x 20 inches, acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Happy New Year!  

This painting was created during a class, while teaching my students how to create similar trees. We used my own photos and sketches as I demonstrated each step of the painting.  

My students are encouraged to move things around, use different colors, and add extra plants or animals to their paintings. Each painting turns out very unique.

Did you know these trees also come in yellow?


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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Maggie Mae, yellow labrador, animal portrait

"Maggie Mae"
24 x 30 inches
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD


In  memory of Maggie.  Combined different images to put this custom painting together.  The rocks were very challenging! Wanted them to look just like the rocks on her wall.  So many wonderful contrasts: soft fur and hard rocks, pink azaleas and green grass... Yellow butterflies for added accents, just love co-creating custom orders with my clients! 

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Chloe and Sweetie, macaw and green-cheek parrot


"Chloe and Sweetie"


So excited to finally get to post this!  It was a custom painting for a Christmas present, so I didn't want to spoil the surprise!

Used different photos of these two, and combined them into one setting.  Had to figure out the size relationship between them... Love the colors and simulated textures.

About this painting:
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on canvas
Original is sold
Prints available here


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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New Hope, Brahmans, cattle, Florida Art





"New Hope"

Painted this a couple of years ago, but didn't get to post it because I couldn't get a good image of it.  I  wanted to make it available in prints, so I tried again. (This painting includes a unique custom frame.)

I actually took pictures of this calf peeking around a tree.  The mother was a little farther away.  Took a lot of nice images of different cows and bulls as well.  Next, I sketched out some ideas before drawing this composition onto the canvas.  I added water and mist to the back ground for that foggy morning haze that is so common around here. The flowers add the feeling of spring, a time for new life and hope.

About this painting:
12 x 16 inches
Acrylic original, exclusive
$950.00
Unique custom frame

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I Am, true immortal, Jesus


"I Am"
20 x 24 inches
Acrylic on canvas

By far the Most challenging thing I have ever painted.  More than a year of work, and many tears went into this painting.

I kept thinking about the focus of Halloween: fear, death, blood, the un-dead, etc....  I thought about the one who brings love, life, forgiveness, joy, and restoration.  I'm not talking about religion or rules or tradition.  (I'm talking about the man who gave us two commandments: Love God Almighty with all your mind, heart and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself.) So I wanted the focus to be on him!

"Very Truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I Am!"  John 8:58






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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Rough Water, Pelican, Wildlife, realism




"Rough Water (Pelican)"
©FawnMcNeill 2004
11 x 14 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
SOLD

I created this painting quite a few years ago-- from some photos I took at the Fort Pierce inlet. It began as a palette knife painting. But then I got into the brush work applied over the cool textures that the knife made. I love the hard rocks against the feathers, and all of that against the moving water. Nice contrasts. Added lots of details.

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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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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gulf Breeze, seascape, sandy shore


"Gulf Breeze"


Just finished this one this morning!  Worked on it for a few weeks. I used some of my older photos as a spring board, then moved things around for a stronger composition.  Originally wanted to keep it more impressionistic and painterly, but once again I added more and more detail.  

Exclusive Art
14 x 18 inches
Acrylic on canvas
Unique custom frame (see below)
$1,200.00

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

Rock Wall, mini mural, stones, faux finish




Acrylic Mural


I've wanted to paint rocks on the wall above my counters for years!  So this summer I finally did it!
I love the colors and the texture, but most of all the way it actually tricks the eye to look like real stones piled up on each other.  The wall was textured, so that helped with the illusion.

Here is how I started.  The far right side was the hardest to reach:



I removed the switch plates and sanded them with sand paper to roughen them up some, then I primed them with gesso, so the paint won't be as apt to peal.  You can see how I matched the left one into the mural below.  

Red oxide, ultramarine blue, burnt umber, white, black, and yellow oxide turned out to be the colors I used the most.  I used Liquitex Basics (not the Matte series). I kept the paint moist with a small spritzer bottle of water, misting a little bit more often instead of a lot all at once, so as to not make puddles.  Used a palette knife to paint some extra texture now and then, also used a crumpled paper towel for some of the texture.  Had to leave it alone and let it thoroughly dry between coats before painting over the extra texture or it would just take the paint off.  The textured wall made it easy to add more texture, and I didn't need much.  It also made it interesting, trying to use it to enhance the rocks.  I kept my shadows consistent with the light source of the window, giving the rocks some depth.




This took me a week, 3 or 4 hours every time I had a chance.  
Approximately 25 hours
(click on an image to enlarge it).









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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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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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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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