Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Look Back April Clouds at Dusk Original Oil Paintings


"Clouds at Dusk"
April 2015
oil 6x6

What a different Spring I am having this year!  Back in December my husband and I decided it was time to update our kitchen.  Update, not remodel mind you.  To me, this means affordable changes, especially when you do the labor yourself.  We are talking painting walls, and cupboards.  New counter tops, lighting and new hardware for the cupboards all of course while 5 people are still using the kitchen.  Did I mention painting cupboards?  This is not an easy task, not for the faint of heart.  Perseverance is one of my strong points and these are the second set of cupboards that I have painted in the last 2 decades of my life.  I am very happy with the results but I have to say the last three months have done me in and we still have more work to do. The one thing that I couldn't squeeze into my day was painting in the studio and I miss it so much.  

I had high aspirations at the turn of the new year.  Clocking numerous, fulfilling hours in the studio.   I look forward to finding my way back to the easel over the next few weeks.     So today I took a moment to look back to my time in the studio last Spring of 2015 for inspiration and to hopefully refresh my perseverance :)  

Monday, February 22, 2016

Winter Moon Rising Impressionism Original Oil Painting Landscape


"Winter Moon Rising"
oil on panel 
6x6"

My young son was amazed that we could actually see the moon rising so quickly above the dry winter fields.  I explained to him that it's warm glow was actually that color because of the beautiful setting sun shining on the moon.   He was so enthralled by the experience.   A special moment added to the joy of painting this experience. 







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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Nightfall Impressionism Original Daily Oil Painting


"Nightfall"
oil on panel 
6x6"

Glorious skies in February, they do not disappoint.  

Have a great weekend!






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Friday, February 19, 2016

Fields in February Contemporary Impressionism Original Daily Oil Paintings


"Fields in February"
oil on panel 
6x6"

This beautiful scene was on my way to church.  The sunrise brought the snow in the fields aglow.  I painted this with one big brush and just a few strokes of a smaller brush for the trees and grasses.






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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Monday, February 08, 2016

Winter Oil Sketch Original Impressionism Painting


"Early"
Winter oil sketch 
oil on panel 
6x6"

Daily exercise in painting.  The morning was cold and quiet.   The ice fog made the atmosphere "kiss" the horizon.






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Saturday, February 06, 2016

Cold Wind Rural Landscape Original Oil Painting


"Cold Wind"
6x6"
oil on panel 

A Midwestern landscape in February.   Not much snow this year.  Winter can be quite gray.  But thankfully there is still quite a bit of color if you look in the right places. 

Friday, February 05, 2016

Feels Like Spring Original Landscape Oil Painting



"Feels Like Spring"
oil on panel 
6x6"

Feels good to be painting again after my sinus surgery.  I am not back 100% but happy to be on the road to recovery.  Sometimes we live with a condition so long we don't realize how crummy of a condition we are in.  I will be happy to be breathing better.  Who knows, I may have a bit more energy too!

Enjoy the Super Bowl this weekend!  This Indiana girl is rooting for Peyton :)





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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Cow Painting Impressionism Farm Life


"Chatting with the Girls"
6x6"
oil on panel 

These cows looked like they were deep in conversation.   I enjoyed staying loose with this one. Studying the light and shadows on their beautiful hides and the shapes of the cows so close together.






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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Impressionism Contemporary Art Original Oil Painting Landscape


"Truth"
Oil on panel 
6x6"  

I focused on the light, shapes and the feel of the cold frosty day in the low light.  The fleeting spark of light as the sun slips beyond the horizon gave great contrast to the cool blues and lavenders.

Nice to hear that the groundhog did not see his shadow today and that Spring may be sooner than later.  Have a great night!






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Monday, February 01, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Winter Landscape Sunday in January Original Oil Painting


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"Sunday in January"
oil on panel
6x6"

Like I have mentioned before, we have not seen much snow yet this winter.  So, when we do I try to take many reference photos.  This painting is inspired by an early drive to church  last Sunday.

I tried to capture the essence of the cold snowy fields as sun started to rise and burn off the ice fog.




Wednesday, January 27, 2016

After the Rain Original Daily Oil Painting


"After the Rain"
6x6"
oil on panel 

We have had a mixed bag for a winter.  Mild for the most part.  A little snow and still quite a few days of bitter cold mixed in.  This ridge was so beautiful when the rain clouds started to break.  The sun started to shine through the cracks.  The land was wet an looked so gem like in the dim light.

My time in the studio has been sporadic in this new year.  I have an upcoming sinus surgery and hope this will help me get back on track.  






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Friday, January 08, 2016

Winter Landscape Morning Frost Original Daily Oil Painting


"Morning Frost"
oil on panel 
6x6"

Have you ever seen ice fog?  It is so cool, especially early in the morning when the sun is just coming up.  The ice crystals in the air shimmer.  Here the ice fog was almost gone, just hovering in the low lying areas in the fields. Once again I had my son take pictures with my phone on our way to his school.  I then went home to paint from them in my warm studio.  Hope you are staying warm out there.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Contemporary Landscape Impressionism Original Daily Oil Painting



"New"
2016
oil on panel 

The skies after a storm at sunset never disappoints.  In wanting to keep the freshness of this fleeting moment I simplified the details a bit and moved fast in order to keep the colors clean and not overworked.





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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Pelican in Flight Original Daily Oil Painting


"Soar"
2016
6x6"
oil on panel 

I love these prehistoric looking creatures.   What a crazy week.  Still trying to get back into the swing of things.  






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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

First Snow on the Last of the Garden Winter Oil Painting



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"Snow in the Garden"
oil on panel 
2016
6x6"

First day back in the studio.  Feeling a little rusty but looking forward to a productive year.  Full of new painting adventures, growth and continued discipline.  
Happy New Year Friends!




Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Eve 2015 Warm Wishes from Me to You




Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have been up to in the studio this past year.  I am grateful for the hours I have spent painting and sharing and look forward to returning in the New Year.  Merry Christmas!  
Warmest Regards,  Heidi

Thursday, December 17, 2015

First Snow Countryside Landscape Original Oil Painting


"Hardiness"
6x6"
oil on panel 
2015 

We have only had one snowfall so far and that was before Thanksgiving.  We have been enjoying the warm weather, especially knowing it wont stick around.  Fortunately I took a few pictures of our first snowfall.  This mighty old tree stood strong in the cold and wind.  I should know this, I think this tree is a sycamore not an oak, but I could be wrong.  It was kind of scrubby, looked like it had a rough beginning many years ago for it had a few restarts shooting up from the ground.




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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

After the Rain Original Oil Painting contemporary impressionism


After the Rain
2015
6x6 "
Oil on panel 

I am revisiting a few of my favorites from the last year or so.  Hope you don't mind.  I may make it back into the studio today but my studio time is hard to come by this time of year.  So much to do before the kid's Christmas break.  Looking forward to some down time with the family.   







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Monday, December 14, 2015

Winter Sparkle Contemporary Impressionism Original Oil Painting



Winter Sparkle
oil on panel 2015
6x6"

I painted this at the beginning of the year.  We have had a very mild winter so far, only one snowfall.  That is okay, winter weather will be here soon enough.  Looking forward to painting the snow.






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Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Scenic Route Contemporary Impressionism Daily Oil Painting



"The Scenic Route"
2015
oil on panel

I had a brief time in the studio today.  It was nice to unplug.   Tomorrow I will be in the studio not to paint however, to clean and organize.





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Monday, December 07, 2015

One Room School House Original Oil Painting $85 Gallery Special


"School is In"
2009
$85
oil on panel

This one room school house is part of the Gallery Special.  All available 6x6" paintings posted on this blog in the years 2006-2009 are specially priced at $85.  This includes shipping in the U.S.  

What a special gift this would be for that special teacher.






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Friday, December 04, 2015

The Magic of Christmas for Child Original Oil Painting


"The Magic of Christmas"
oil on panel 
6x6"
2015

I didn't realize before having children that when you do there is immense joy in seeing Christmas through there eyes.  Such a gift!

We always decorate the tree together and as the kids get older we reminisce over the ornaments we have accumulated over the years.  When we are finally finished finding the perfect spot on the tree  (or at this point any open spot left) we sit back and turn the room lights off and enjoy the sparkling tree remembering years past and of loved ones near and far.
God Bless you and yours this Christmas Season.






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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

I'm Ready for My Close Up Duck Painting


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"I'm Ready for My Close Up"
oil on panel 
6x6"
2015


Oh this sweet duck!  Who could resist this curious fella.  Especially the colors of his feathers in the sun and shade, irresistible.




Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Cows Grazing in Clusters Farm Life Original Oil Painting



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"Clusters"
2015
oil on panel 
6x6"

The cows were like dots on the field.  I tried to keep their shapes simplified.  I liked how the dappled sunlight through the clouds highlighted their lovely hides.  The greens in the field are a much brighter yellow green than they appear on my laptop.  The colors look right on my cell phone.  To get a good digital image can drive one nuts since this blog is viewed in different ways.  My laptop is old and outdated so hopefully you are seeing a truer version on your electronics.

If you haven't noticed, I added the year 2009 to my Gallery Sale.  Now there are many more paintings available for a special price of $85.  This price includes postage in the U.S.  purchase informaton can be found at the right side of this blog.

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Gallery Special Another Year of Posts Added to my 85$ Pricing



Shallow Creek Kayaking
Oil on panel  
2009
6x6"

Check out my special pricing on all available 6x6" paintings posted between 2006-and now 2009 for $85.  This includes postage in the U.S.  purchase informaton can be found at the right side of this blog.
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Just a reminder, I still have a few of my "Holy Family" original paintings available.


Holy Family
2015


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Beach Seagulls Gallery Sale $80 Paintings from 2006-2009


"Seagulls at Sunset"
2009
$85
Oil on panel 
6x6"


Check out my special pricing on all available 6x6" paintings posted between 2006-and now 2009 for $85.  This includes postage in the U.S.  purchase informaton can be found at the right side of this blog.
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