Friday, August 29, 2014

Holstein Cows Gleaning the Corn Field 8x8 Daily Oil Painting


"Cows Gleaning Corn"
8x8" oil on gesso board

This will be my last 8x8 for a little while.  I really enjoyed the "bigger" paintings.  However, it is back to the 6x6" tomorrow.  Here the cows were put out in the newly harvested corn field.  I am not cow savvy, do they eat corn?  They seemed pretty happy to be out there.
Have a Great Weekend!






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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vineyard Landscape 8x8 Daily Oil Painting Heidi Malott



"Midwest Vineyard"
8x8" oil on primed gesso

Today I tried to keep in mind that less is more.  Keep it simple.  In other words, put down as much as I can with as little as possible expressing it all with shape, tone and color.  I have been painting for years and still have to remind myself of this little tidbit.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good one!



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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bird's Eye View 8x8 Landscape Contemporary Impressionism



"Bird's Eye View"
8x8" oil on gesso board

I am really enjoying these 8x8 sized paintings.  You wouldn't think so, but they are so much bigger than the 6x6 I normally paint on.  Anyway, this clear, crisp day up on a ridge was a lot of fun to paint.  You could just feel in the air that Autumn is right around the corner.  Of course, today is a different story.  Very warm and humid, kind of like a rain forest.  Like "they" say in so many places, "if you don't like the weather, stick around it will change". 





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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Longhorns 8x8 Daily Oil Painting Heidi Malott


"Longhorns"
8x8" oil on gesso board

Another larger painting for me.  That's two in the last week, I am on a roll!  I had to do a double-take when I saw these guys on an Indiana farm.  When I think longhorns I think Texas.  Sure enough there are longhorns in my area.  Of course I stayed on my side of the fence this time!



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Monday, August 25, 2014

Beach Cottages Oceanview at Sunset Daily Oil Painting






"Beach Cottage Getaway"
6x6" oil on gesso board

These colorful, quaint little cottages are almost extinct.  Most have given way to the high rise.  Lot more money to be made that way.  These 50's reminiscent structures take you back in time.  Here the sun was setting on the palm tree lined strip behind the cottages.  You almost had to squint to see them.  However their silhouette of "muted" color was awesome. 





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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sheep Study Daily Painting Heidi Malott


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"Friendly Sheep"
6x6" oil on gesso board

I love taking pictures of cows and sheep.  They are so curious.  Painting them on the other hand is a handful.  The wont to get into everything.  Best to have a fence between you.  As tasty as art supplies look they are not healthy to eat.



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Blue Ridge Mountains Daily Oil Painting Heidi Malott


"Mountain Dew"
6x6" oil on gesso board

My older kids have helped out with volunteer work with their youth group for a few years now.  They travel to West Virginia in the Spring and always come home with great stories and pictures.  Kind of like home, the weather would change drastically within a few hours.  Here the cold, misty morning was breaking into warm sunshine.  Thanks for the great pics guys!



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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Honeybee in the Garden Daily Painting Heidi Malott



"Honeybee Heading Home"
6x6" oil on gessoboard

Glad to see some honeybees in the garden this year. 



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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Convertible Sunset Contemporary Impressionism



"Convertible Sunset"
6x6" oil on primed artboard

This was a lot of fun.  I am pleased that I can "feel" the atmosphere in this painting.  The sky was so amazing on this unusually cool evening in August.  There is nothing like cruising down country roads in a convertible.  The perspective is so different.  If you ever get a chance to take it!




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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

8"x8" Smalltown America Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott


"Smalltown America"
8x8" oil on primed artboard

A larger painting than my typical 6x6.  Anytime we are on a road trip I am clicking away.  I have thousands of images taken on these little excursions.  Some will get painted many wont.  Just the other day I was sitting in line at a Walgreen's pharmacy and took a few pics.  You never know when inspiration will catch your eye.
Have a good one!






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Monday, August 18, 2014

August Sunset Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott


"August - Parking Lot Sunset"
6x6" oil on primed artboard

Monday in the Studio:  I wanted to do some exercises in simplifying very detailed landscapes.  I snapped this amazing sunset (of course which sunset is ever not amazing even over a parking lot) and knew I would want to paint this soon.  My goal was to capture the essence and subtleties in the dappled sky.  I am enjoying picking up the paint brushes after a long break.  A little rusty so bear with me.  Thanks for stopping by!





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Friday, August 15, 2014




"Fields of Summer" 
6"x6" oil on primed artboard

Hello!  I am so excited to be back in the studio.  Looking forward to a busy year.  The soybean fields look beautiful and lush in August.  I am a bit rusty on the technical side of posting so I wanted to show an inside and outside photo of this new painting in that order from top to below.  I missed being here and I look forward to hearing from you!  Have a good one!






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Wednesday, June 18, 2014



"Sisters"  2012 6x6" oil on primed artboard (masonite)

Hey Friends!  I hope this post finds you well.  Summer is here.  The kids are home on summer break.  We are busy, but hope to stop and smell the roses and enjoy the dog days of summer after that wild winter.

As some of you may know, my baby will be starting school in the fall.  I am not sure I am ready.  I do miss painting.  I decided a while back to put my paints away until my youngest heads to school.
I may post a few things here this summer, but please stop by this fall to see what I am up to.

Miss You!  Have a great Summer!

Heidi

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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Cyber Monday Christmas Gifts Original Unique Ideas Heidi Malott


"Evergreen Bliss" 
6"x6" oil on primed masonite artboard
originally posted Dec. 2010
available

Wow!  What?!  I just celebrated Thanksgiving and now it is 24 days till Christmas?  Hmm...I need to make a to do list.  





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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Just in time for Christmas! Original oil paintings by Heidi Malott




"The Holy Family" 
6"x6" oil on primed masonite.

This one is sold, however, I am taking special orders at no additional commission charge, on this painting only. If you feel you would like to purchase one similar to this let me know at:  malottmadhouse@hotmail.com

I normally charge extra for commissioned pieces but for Christmas I will be charging my regular price for these impressionistic Nativity paintings. They are signed and dated on the back and being original, they will vary.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Horses Autumn Field Impressionism Daily Painting Heidi Malott



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"Autumn Grazing"
2013
6x6" oil on primed masonite

The horses seemed quite content in the pasture on this crisp autumn afterrnoon.  I enjoyed painting the gray/blue greens with the warm hues of the dry grasses.

I was surprised when I downloaded this, that I don't have many horse paintings posted.  There are plenty of chickens and cows but horses, not so much, yet...

Monday, November 04, 2013

Autumn Fall Colors Impressionist Oil Painting Heidi Malott



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"Early November"
2013
6"x6" oil on primed masonite board

Hey, I made it into the studio today.  Had a busy weekend of yard cleanup.  So many leaves, acorns and walnuts to move.  I am always a little sad to put the garden to bed for the long winter.  First summer in a long time that we didn't get many tomatoes.  Good thing I still have a few jars canned up from last season.

Oh well, back to today's post.  I am always so inspired to paint during autumn.  The colors are amazing.  I feel a bit out of practice, but it felt so good to pick up those brushes.  One thing about all those glorious fall colors, it is easy to get overwhelmed and go all out with bright hues everwhere.  I love the challenge of holding back in areas, letting toned down color prop up those high notes.  Let them sing.

Happy Day!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Do You Miss Me Yet? I Certainly Missed You! -Heidi Malott


This painting previously posted 9/25/11

Well, I think it has been quite a long time since I have posted here.  So long, in fact, that I couldn't remember my passwords, Hah!  No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth.  Just out of the cyber world for a while.  I just felt that I better poke my head in here and say Hello and let you know I am doing just fine.  The good thing about painting is that it will always be there when you find the time to pick up a paint brush.  But, and yes, I just started the sentence with that, you can't get those days back of your children's fleeting childhood.  So, I guess that is the main reason I have not been in the studio.  I multi-task quite a bit, but, when I focus on things there are many things that fall to the way side.  Unfortunately, painting is one of them, sigh.  Painting takes my full concentration and I don't want to half commit to painting.  So for the last year + I have had to walk past the door to my studio.  I do miss it so much and that is usually a sign for me that I will actually pick up a paintbrush very soon.  

So please, let me know how you are doing.  I would love to hear from you and hopefully I will be posting a painting on occasion.  

God Bless!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Snow Sledding Child and Dog Heidi Malott


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(previously painted)

Stay warm today!  I am back in the studio and hope to post some new work for 2013.  My family started the new year under the weather.  Nothing too severe but never seemed to end.  I injured one of my fingers the other day requiring 4 stitches!  Thankfully not my painting hand.  Boy oh boy do we know how to kick of the year, huh?  It is all up from here, cheers!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from Heidi Malott



Merry Christmas
2012

Blessings to you and yours on this special day.  I hope your day is filled with warmth, love, and happiness.

Sincerely,
Heidi


This painting is sold, however, I am taking special orders at no additional commission charge, on this painting only. If you feel you would like to purchase one similar to this let me know at: malottmadhouse@hotmail.com

I normally charge extra for commissioned pieces but for Christmas I will be charging my regular price for these impressionistic Nativity paintings. They are signed and dated on the back and being original, they will vary.



Saturday, December 08, 2012

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Winter Oil Painting Frosty Morning Impressionist Landscape



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"Frosty Morning"
6x6" Oil on primed art board

Painting winter landscapes can get challenging due to the lack of color from summer and fall.  There is also the challenge of many overcast days.  Sometimes you have to dig deeper to notice the subtle beauty.  Such as the softened glow across a snowy field.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Marshmallow World Winter Oil Painting Impressionism Heidi Malott



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"Marshmallow World"
6"x6" oil on primed art board

"It's a marshmallow world in winter
when the snow comes to cover the ground
it's the time for play, its a whipped cream day
I wait for it the whole year round"

ha ha, no I haven't been painting in a poorly ventilated room...this song was on while I was painting today and I found it quite fitting for this scene.  The name of the song is "It's a Marshmallow World" by the one and only Dean Martin from "Dino's Christmas"

I really wish this painting could be seen in person.  The photo does not pick up the softness and subtle color very well.


Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Small Impressionism Paintings Original Art Heidi Malott



"December Sunset"

6x6" oil on primed art board

This winter sky is from my studio window tonight.  I am not getting used to the sun setting so early, about 5:30 pm.  By 7:00 it feels like bedtime.  Does anyone else have this problem?  I suppose depending on where you live, you do.  Oh well, the sunsets are gorgious at least.  I may do a series of these sunsets.  Have a great night!

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Monday, December 03, 2012

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Sisters Beach Painting Best Friends Original Art Heidi Malott




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"BFF"
(Best Friends Forever)
6x6" oil on masonite

I love painting people enjoying on the beach.  The figures in the sunlight against the vast ocean can be so colorful. 

Saturday, December 01, 2012