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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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.
I have always wanted to paint orchids but never got around to it until now. This one is a study in oils on an 8 by 10 inch canvas of a single orchid to familiarize me with the anatomy of the flower before planning a larger painting. I will post it for sale after I get a better photo taken in natural light. The weather has been overcast here.