Friday, January 31, 2014

Teeter Totter Temperatures by Pamela Blaies

An Apple, An Orange and a Single White Rose
oil on linen
5" x 7"

One thing they say in Texas is, "If you don't like the weather, just wait and it will change." That has certainly been true this week. Last Sunday had a high of 76 degrees, then two days later the low of the day was 22! Now, today has been in the 70s and by Sunday it is forecasted to have a low of 30. This see-saw weather is taking a toll on me and I've been feeling a little under the weather, but I thought I would share a little petite I finished this week. Hope you have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Blue Glass and Berries 24x20 Oil by Tina Calle, Hickory, NC

I painted this as a birthday gift for a lady in Chesapeake VA. The looseness and freedom of it made the painting a joy to pull together. :) Prints are available on under my name.

Floral Painting by Atlanta Artist, Jill Saur

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©1990-2014 Floral Art by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

When I'm not rendering aspen trees, I love to paint flowers!  This 16"x20" acrylic painting is loaded with texture and painted entirely with my palette knife.  Inspired by the smile that flowers bring when given to a loved one, I've titled this painting, "Summer Love".  

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Warmth on a Cold Day by Pamela Blaies

Warm Glow
18" x 14"
oil on linen

Painting light and air around these objects gave this whole composition a warm glow. I had an intentional purpose in exaggerating the light and reflections around the orange. I wanted to make sure the edges of the metal pitcher right up against the dark of the background drew the eye into the focal point, but didn't steal the focus. I love the drama it created of intense light. After I finished up the painting, I had to get out to run some errands and it was cold! Below freezing. I wanted to be back in my cozy studio in front of the "warm glow."  Hope you are all keeping warm!

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Flower Still Life Painting by Atlanta Artist, Jill Saur

flower painting
©1990-2014 Flower Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

Rendered entirely with a palette knife, my new 16"x20" acrylic painting, "Happy In Blue", is loaded with vibrant hues and lots of texture.  To inquire about how to purchase this painting, EMAIL ME.  To see more of my work, please visit my WEBSITE.  Thanks for viewing, Jill Saur

Flower Painting, Daily Painting, "Peony and Pitcher" by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil

It has been a long, cold winter and I was ready for a little escape. A flower painting seemed like just the thing!

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 I found an image of peonies from my garden and started painting.  I used all my favorite colors of pinks, purples, corals and blues.  The more I painted, the happier I felt.
My hope is that this little flower painting will bring some joy to you today.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Vegetable Still Life Painting, "Artichoke and Radishes" by Carol Schiff

It's Wednesday again and time for another  budget-priced painting.

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This charming 9x12" oil on stretched canvas is filled with sunlight to brighten up your kitchen.  Gallery price on this piece was $225. and it is already reduced to $130.  Today only, purchase and receive $20.00 rebate.  You MUST WRITE "WILD AND WACKY"  on the order as they are the magic words that tell me to credit your account.  Offer expired at midnight EST Wednesday Jan.22, 2014.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Color and Light Reflections by Pamela Blaies

Antique Glass and Red Tulips
oil on linen
24" x 18"

These red tulips begged me to take them home from the market. I had fun painting them all last week. In this composition, I put some antique bottles right up next to a bouquet of them which created some beautiful color and light reflections.

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Still Life Study--Wine,Apple,Grapes


Oil on 8x10 canvas
all 4 sides of the canvas board are painted, so there is no exposed canvas on any of the sides, and is suitable for displaying with or without a frame....due to computer resolutions that vary, & adjustments to make suitable for the web, there will be a slight difference between the image you see here & the physical original painting.
please contact me if interested in buying the original
I accept Paypal & shipping cost will be calculated according to your location.

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Flower Painting, "Geranium Joy" by Carol Schiff, 10x8" Oil

What could be cheerier on a cold snowy day that a bright red flower painting?  Geraniums are always a favorite in my home.  This one is painted on stretched canvas and looks fantastic in a bold black frame.

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This will brighten up even the darkest, most boring corner of your home.

Once again, my goal was to keep my colors clean and bright and my strokes simple and bold. I think I achieved my goals in this flower painting

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Small Still Life, "Pink Pear" by Carol Schiff, 5x7 Oil

I painted this a few years ago and recently found it my studio.  It was a fun piece to do.  I wanted to experiment with color and bold negative shape.

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I placed the pear on a window sill with strong sunlight pouring in behind it.  Then the fun started.  I took a photo, uploaded it and started playing with color and contrast on the screen.  A great exercise, give it a try some time

FUN FACT:  35% of people are born without wisdom teeth.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"Sunflowers and Wine" Original Still Life Flower Oil Painting by Texas Contemporary Fine Artist Lunell Gilley

Original Still Life Flower and Food Oil Painting 

30"x24" Oil on Canvas/Available

 $299.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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"Blue Bowl with Apples and Orange" Contemporary Still Life Oil Painting by Arizona Artist Mary Opat

"Blue Bowl with Apples and Orange" Contemporary Still Life
Oil Painting by Arizona Artist Mary Opat
11" x 14" Oil on Canvas
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Small Still Life, Bottle Painting, "Antique Bottles" by Carol Schiff, 10x8" Oil

I have recently become fascinated with antique and vintage bottles as reflected in this small still life.  I see lots of them in the antique stores of North Carolina.  Most have been reclaimed from the earth and carry the results of spending years under ground.

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I have been told that the smaller bottle started life as clear, uncolored glass, but because it contains magnesium, it has turned this glorious purple color.  It comes from Ohio.
The larger bottle is a mystery.  It carries only the imprint of a small sailboat (not visible in the painting).  I liked the shape and the sailboat, so I brought it home.  Are there any bottle experts out there who could give me a little history on it?  I would love to know the history involved in the subject matter of this small still life.

Daily Painting, Painting on Sale, "Pear Reflection on Glass" by Carol Schiff, 6x6 Oil

This is the final week of my NewYear25 sale, and I wanted to show you one of the paintings still available.

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I painted this pear several was the only one I could find with a leaf still attached.  In this piece, it is sitting on a glass table with natural light pouring in behind it.

You may use Coupon code NEWYEAR25 at check out for a 25% discount.  This coupon code is good for any of the paintings in my MAKE ME AN OFFER section of my Etsy store.  All the paintings in this section have already been reduced, so you will be getting 25% off the already reduced price.  This is the last week of the sale.

Enjoy and STAY WARM!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Guitar by Barbara Haviland | Barbara Haviland - Blog

Guitar by Barbara Haviland | Barbara Haviland - Blog
 I thought I would paint a guitar realistic and paint an abstract backgound. I like the effect it gives the guitar. The painting is very textured.  It is available,signed, and framed.
Title  Guitar
Medium oils on canvas
Size 24"x12"
Signed and framed by Barbara Haviland

Daily Painting, Hibiscus Painting, "Pink Power" by Carol Schiff, 5x7" Oil, SOLD

This is a small commissioned piece that went to Australia.  It's always fun to think about my art hanging on walls around the world.  You just gotta love the internet!


FUN FACTS.  Did you know.......Zebras coats are just black...their undercoats have white stripes!  Strange but, true.

It's in the thirties as I write this.(I actually wrote this on 1/07/14)  I know, I know, you are at 50 below, but this is FLORIDA!  Fortunately for us, we only have one day of weather in the 50's and tomorrow they are forecasting 70's with 80's by the end of the week.  No wonder, Florida is now the third largest state!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

"Orange Flowers in Blue Vase" Contemporary Still Life Painting by Arizona Artist Mary Opat

"Orange Flowers in Blue Vase" Contemporary Still Life
Painting by Arizona Artist Mary Opat
14" x 11" Oil on Canvas
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Saturday, January 11, 2014

New Year's Resolution by Pamela Blaies

Bright Rosy Morning
24" x 18"
oil on linen

Playing, staying up way too late and sleeping in was fun over the holidays, but I'm glad to be getting a little order back in my life. My New Year's Resolution is to work on keeping a peaceful balance in my life between all that I am trying to juggle. I find when I am disciplined about the time I spend in the studio, I am able to keep my art from taking away from my family and "mom" time. It worked pretty well this week, except I ignored all housework. Oh well - I guess something's gotta give!

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Christmas Cactus, an original painting by contemporary artist Sunny Williams

Christmas Cactus
12x16 acrylics on canvas

Small Oil Painting, "Trio of Radish" by Carol Schiff. 6x8 Oil

This is a painting I did several years ago.  It has been sitting in my files of paintings to post since then,  but somehow I never got around to posting it.

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I get excited when I go to the grocery and find fresh vegetables and fruits with leaves attached!

The holidays are gone and things are starting to get back to normal, but I still have my New Year's Day Sale at my Etsy site here.  Use coupon code NEWYEAR25 to receive 25% off the already discounted prices in my "MAKE ME AN OFFER" section.  Help me to clear out the studio and make room for all those new paintings I am working on.  I have a nice selection of paintings there for you to choose from.

I'm a little late, but I do want to thank all of my readers for supporting my blog, facebook page and my Etsy site last year.  It was a challenging and exciting year and my internet friends and clients played a very large part.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Out of Season by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Out of Season by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
Among the paint props that my daughter gave me for Christmas was this little snowman. I was gonna wait until next Christmas to paint it but sitting there on the shelf I just couldn't resist along with the fact that every time my daughter came over she said Hey mom, when are you gonna paint the snowman. Well here it is. With the snow storms occurring recently this really isn't out of season.

tropical Blend, an original painting by contemporary artist Sunny Williams

Tropical Blend
by Sunny Williams
12x12x1.5 Gallery wrapped acrylics on canvas
ready to hang in your home or office.

Prized Possessions by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Prized Possessions by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
10x8 oil on canvas panel. Still life,

Thursday, January 9, 2014

"One for the Lady's" Still Life Oil Painting by Texas Artist Lunell Gilley

This painting is one of Emin's still life's I tackled. So glad I did!

 20"x16"x1.5" Oil Painting/Available

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Fruit Still Life Painting, "Le Bol de Poires" by Carol Schiff, 14x18" Oil

Time for another Wild and Wacky Wednesday sale!

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This luscious bowl of pears in a dark and mysterious environment is painted in oils with glaze after glaze after glaze.  It's on stretched 14x18x.5 canvas.  Gallery price was $400.00

As you know, Wild and Wacky Wednesday involves an additional discount.  So, although this piece is already discounted $175.00, for today only, it can be yours with an additional rebate of $20.00.  Just follow the link here to my Etsy listing and purchase the painting.  You must write Wild and Wacky Wednesday on the order.  As soon as I receive notification of payment, I will refund your PayPal account $20.00.

This offer is good only until midnight EST January 7, 2014.

Thanks for viewing!

Lone Lily

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"Pink Carnations" by Santa Fe painter Annie O'Brien Gonzales

"Pink Carnations"
acrylic on panel

Annie O'Brien Gonzales