Video Of The Bartlett Pair Booth at Brazoria County Fairgrounds

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Fresh Morning Glories Birdhouse

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The above birdhouse is named “Fresh Morning Glories”.  If you love birdhouses, I have several listed on Etsy  painted in flowers or fruits.  And, each are an original painted in acrylics and clear coated with a protective finish.  Each side is painted and the design is created during the painting.

The first two pictures were taken outdoors and the others inside our studio.  Notice the difference between indoor lighting and natural light.  Most of my customers hang their birdhouses indoors for decor.

The birdhouses are entirely made in our shop in Van Vleck, Texas.

Sleepy Little Bird At Oyster Lake

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Sleepy Little Bird At Oyster Lake, original 11 by 14 inches acrylic painting on gallery wrap canvas by Jimmie Bartlett

This painting is about a small wading bird that has its eyes closed standing on one leg in the shallows at Oyster Lake outlet to Palacios Bay in the Texas Coastal Bend. It was a bright winter day and that’s probably why the bird was squinting or sleeping and I got close enough to take a picture to paint from. The water was clear and flowing gently out of the lake which added more movement to the painting. I used both brush and palette knife techniques. I enjoyed the work and hope you like the results.

All of my artworks are copy right protected. The copy right water marks on the images will not be on your painting. The painting is signed on front and back and comes ready to hang out of the box. This painting was finished today 4/17/2021.

Thank you for considering my art!  Send me a message via the contact link if interested in purchasing.

Jimmie Bartlett

Painting My Great Grandson

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I completed the painting of my Great Grandson Rhett in oils on a 14×11 inch gallery wrap canvas.  It was a fun painting but did present challenges as does every painting does in our art journey.

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Roses for My Love, finally finished the painting

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(Updated 5/15/2020)

I finally finished the Roses for my Love oil painting.   The final painting is shown above as the featured image.  Minor changes were made to the flowers and added the stems and leaves to complete the work!  I hope you  like the painting as much as I did doing it.

I started with choosing three different roses from my reference photos and came up with the composition and transferred the sketch to a 20×24 inch canvas.  Next, came filling in the sketch with the colors and doing some blending even in the block in, ie. first layer.  Let dry, and then added a vibrant lit background showering light on the roses.  No reference photo for that.  Let dry, and come back and added layers of color to the roses correcting shapes and colors.


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