Sunday, April 26, 2015

Coca Cola Vintage Sign on Brick Building al Fresco Cafe



"Refresh"
6x6" oil

I am so happy to post this little painting.  I actually started it years ago and was never really happy with part of it.  I changed the foreground and bumped up the values and am much more pleased with the results.

This downtown scene is similar to towns across America.  Vintage signage painted on old brick buildings are still enjoyed by many.  However, many of them are fading away from time and in some cases change.






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Friday, April 24, 2015

Delicate Skies Serene Landscape Original Oil Painting



"Delicate Skies"
6x6" oil


I used one small brush for this painting.  The size of the brush I grab for a painting, I find, really does dictate the direction of a piece.  I hold the long handled brush at the end and paint at arms length with out bending the wrist.  This keeps me from getting caught up in the details throughout the painting.  Then at the very end I may use the small brush a bit more like a pencil and put in a bit of detail, like here in the trees and a wisp here and there in the clouds.  
With a larger or wider brush, my favorite, the painting has broader, bolder brushstrokes that really help keep me from getting to tight with details.  If you look through my paintings you can really see if I used a large or small brush.  Very rarely do I use more than one size brush in a painting.  Not to say there is a right or wrong way, just a preference of mine.
Have a Great weekend! 






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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tree Line in the Golden Sun Original Oil Paintings



"Golden Treeline" 

6x6" oil

I am really glad to be back at the easel.  I felt quite rusty at first but I now feel like I am getting back into a rhythm.   The kids will be out of school in about a month so I will try to keep up this pace.  Looking ahead, my June and July is so chock full with graduations, weddings, enjoying the kid's time off etc.  My goal is to carve out a bit of painting time throughout the long awaited summer season.    
Enjoy your day!




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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Setting Sun Landscape at Dusk



"Setting Sun"
6x6" oil

Complimentary painting to yesterday's landscape at dusk.







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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Violet Clouds at Dusk Contemporary Impressions



"Violet Clouds"
6x6" oil

I divided and attempted to conquer a busy, detailed scene by simplifying and blocking in the bigger shapes.  Something about these scenes cut down to the bare bones is very relaxing and harmonious.






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Monday, April 20, 2015

Front Porch Homestead Painting Contemporary Impressionism


"Front Porch"
6x6 oil


Who doesn't find a front porch relaxing?  Especially if there is a porch swing and maybe a glass of ice tea.  I am so ready for summer.  I painted this in my studio today for it is very windy and rainy outside.  This scene is from some reference pics I took in my neck of the woods last summer.  






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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Orange Umbrella Daytona Beach Vacation Series



"Orange Umbrella 2015"

6x6" oil

This was painted from the same day on the beach as "Clouds Oceanside".  However the day got windier and the sea mist started to blow in.






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Friday, April 17, 2015

Ormond Beach Florida Spring Vacation Series



"Ormond Beach"

6x6" oil

The sand of Ormond Beach is so soft and a lovely orange hue.  A nice quiet place to set up and paint.





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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Seaside Skies Spring Vacation Series



"Seaside Skies"

6x6" oil

This is why I never tire of painting.  Each one is a journey and even if you paint the same subject matter numerous times they can still take on a life of their own.  Once I am inspired to paint scene I go about it with my usual technical aspects of creating a painting but then, as if switching gears, the process of painting seems to move on from the technical side and on to a more creative side that gives the painting a mood or feeling.  I know that may sound hokey, but I honestly think that is what inspires me to pick up a brush year after year.  Of course some paintings don't turn out well, or I get complete "painter's block" on occasion, but after many years I have learned to enjoy the process or journey whatever the outcome.





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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Seagull in Flight Spring Break Series



"Seagull in Flight"
6x6" oil on masonite

A windy day on the beach.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Ocean Sunset Beach Palm Trees Spring Break Series


"A Good Day"

6x6" oil on primed masonite

I remember long ago one of my art professors said to avoid painting trite things and for the most part I agree.  There are some things that don't relay well in a painting.  A glorious sunset on the beach may be trite to some.  But for me...never.  There is no substitute for enjoying the real thing.  However, I am always up for the challenge of painting how the setting sun transforms the sky.


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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Red Barn Midwest Landscape



"Red Barn"
6x6 oil

A familiar sight in the Midwest.  I couldn't resist the beautiful, mottled skies.  I actually painted this last month but never posted it.  



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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Family Beach Time Spring Break Series



"Family Beach Time"
6x6" oil

I love the warm colors of the sand and the figures against the cool blues of the ocean.  

For some reason, probably a mix of human error and digital technology the blues are not as teal as the original painting.  If I figure it out I will post a better picture.  If you like this, I think you would be more pleased with it in person.

Have a Great weekend! 





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Friday, April 10, 2015

Beach Bumming Spring Break Series Heidi Malott




"Beach Bumming'"
6x6 oil

Many spring breakers get one week out of the year to enjoy the ocean beach side.  And you better believe it, we will soak up every moment of it to savor till next time.

I love to paint people on the beach.  Such a happy event ;)




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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Watching Seagulls Girl on Beach Spring Break Oil Painting Art



"Watching Seagulls"
6x6" oil

This gestural painting was a lot of fun.  My goal was to capture a fleeting moment in as few brushstrokes as possible to keep it fresh and simple.  My favorite part is the depth of the sky.  
Have a good one!





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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Seawall Sunset Spring Break Beach Paintings Heidi Malott



"Seawall Sunset"

6x6" oil on masonite board

After a much needed break from a long cold, snowy winter, I am back in the studio feeling refreshed and ready to paint.  Too much time has passed since I have posted anything online.  

This view is from the beach looking up to the sunset behind the seawall.  My camera does not do the yellows justice.  In person, they are a warmer yellow orange.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope Spring is bringing warmer weather your way!





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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Color Study Green at Dawn Landscape Oil Painting



"Green at Dawn"

6x6" oil on masonite

The many shades of green.  I will never forget the first time I painted outside in a park.  All that green!  I was so overwhelmed.  I thought to myself, how will I ever make this work.  This is why painting on location is so important.  You must really LOOK at what you see.  Don't let your brain tell you what you think you see.  Logging hours of painting outside will help those paintings that you do in the studio also.  Although nothing is more satisfying as painting en plein air.  







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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Choose Your Path Contemporary Impressions Oil Painting




"Choose Your Path"

6x6" oil on panel

Landscape scenes can be overwhelming.  So many details!  My goal, almost always, is to simplify and focus what attracted me to paint it in the first place.  The big shapes were fun.







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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Rural Roads Summer Skies Daily Impressionist Oil Paintings




"Rural Roads, Summer Skies"

6x6 oil on panel

A serene Midwestern scene.  Corn fields, country roads, big sky, big clouds.  Feeling nostalgic this cold February day.  Stay Warm!  Stay Safe!







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Monday, January 26, 2015

Fresh Cut Flowers Paris Streets Daily Painting Heidi Malott


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"Fresh Cut Flowers for my Love"

8x8" oil on primed masonite

My dear cousin, Mary Kay, took a picture of this elderly gentlemen on the streets of Paris.  

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Near the Painted Desert Southwest Series 3 of 3 Oil Impressionism



"Painted Desert"

6x6" oil on masonite

This is the last of my 3 day Southwest series.  I have to say, though, that I may continue to do some more later this week.  The desert makes me think of one my favorite painters, Edgar Payne.  His desert paintings are stunning.  If you haven't seen his work check it out on Google, you wont be disappointed.








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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Route 66 view Southwest Painting Series 2 of 3 Contemporary Impressionism



"Along Route 66"

6x6" oil on masonite

I love the silvery greens against the red earth.  The skies were breathtaking.  I could never tire of this landscape.  I am enjoying the change of pace.






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Friday, January 23, 2015

Colors of the Southwest Series 1 of 3 Contemporary Impressionism



"Near Albuquerque"

6x6" oil on masonite

I was reminiscing over some photos of a family trip out Southwest today.  It has already been a few years, but I remember my experience of being there for the first time as if it were yesterday.  We may as well have taken a trip to another planet, for the scenery was so different from the part of the country we grew up with.  Some that travel often may take these differences for granted.  As for me, I have only been to a handful of places and will hopefully add to that throughout my life.  

Anyway, I really was inspired and did a series of 3 landscape paintings that I will post Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Impressions of the Southwest. 
Have a great weekend.  Stay warm.







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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tending Her Chickens Daily Oil Paintings Heidi Malott


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"Tending Her Chickens"

6x6" oil on masonite

Painting chickens make me smile.  The silly little things running to and fro.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sunset on the Rails Railroad Crossing Landscape Rural Impressionism Oil Painting


"Sunset on the Rails"

6x6" oil on masonite panel

This scene could be quite mundane for some.  But, to me, just about anything in the warm glow of the setting sun is quite beautiful.  

Railroad crossings, especially today unfortunately, are nothing more than an inconvenience to most.  Having to wait on the train with a million things to do.  But, to some of us the memories of days past, when the train transformed transportation.  I am of a younger generation.  A steam locomotive was quite rare to see actually going down the tracks.  Boy, when it did, you knew it.  The deep rumble and that whistle.  No mistaking that sound.  I get goose bumps thinking about it.  The rails will always be romantic to me.  Of course, I am a boilermaker's daughter, whose dad shared his love for the steam engine.






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Monday, January 19, 2015

The Overachiever Skies Landscape Impressionism


"The Overachiever"

6x6" oil on masonite

Sometimes it is too easy to get caught up in the detail of what you are "recording" especially in plein air painting.  This one of course is not on location today (snowy January) but alla prima.  When I finished I stepped back to realize there was one cloud much larger than the others.  hmm..if I were more aware at the moment I might of consciously changed it.  I still could change it, but I would hate to discriminate ;) 






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Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Gritty City Challenge Daily Painting Heidi Malott



"Nitty Gritty City"

6x6" oil on masonite

This painting challenge was presented by Daily Paintworks and fellow daily painter Robin Weiss.  She posted a very detailed photo of a city, the challenge was to paint it as loose as possible.  You can find many others renditions here:  http://www.dailypaintworks.com/challenge/the-gritty-city-challenge/283

I love seeing the variety of artist's paintings of the same subject.






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Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter Road Snowy Landscape Small Daily Oil Paintings



"Winter Road"

6x6" oil on masonite panel

The colors of winter or should I say lack of.  With less color this time of year, you are challenged to really look at the variation in what is there.  Most times, especially with overcast skies, people complain of the dreary, gray winter days.  The lack of sun can make one feel down, but if you go out and look away from the gross, slushy, gray parking lots, there is a beauty of winter like no other time of year.  Stay warm!






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