My wife and I visited the North Carolina Outer Banks (May, 2019) and toured several light houses. I took many pictures for references to paint from. The Currituck was the last of the four I had planned to paint on 24 by 12 inches canvas. It took three years to finish as other art projects and shows took priority. The painting is a realistic representation using both realistic and impressionistic techniques on a gallery wrap canvas with the edges painted black. I hope you like the painting as I tried to get it as close to what I enjoyed during our trip there.
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, 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.
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