Black Burnian Warbler, original painting

This little bird, a beautiful Black Burnian Warbler, visited our bird bath a few years ago.  I was so fortunate to get a snapshot of this little guy as this species does not frequent this far south into the coastal Texas region.  I wanted to paint the bird at the time, but finally got it on canvas today.   The painting, done in acrylics, will be finished soon and posted for sale on our Bartlettpairart.com website.

Thanks,

Jimmie

 

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Original Painting

There are a lot of paintings of the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and yes, here is another one for you to choose from.

The original has SOLD.  7/15/19

The ‘Cape Hatteras Lighthouse’ is an original fine art painting in acrylics on a 24 by 12 inch gallery canvas by Jimmie Bartlett.  This is the first of the four lighthouses we visited on the outer banks of North Carolina.  Each has it’s own artistic nature of which I am attempting to capture on canvas from the photos I took of them.  The Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest of the out banks lights and has the unique black and white spiral stripes painted on it.  I chose to paint this one on vertical canvas and the size is perfect for hanging in those wall spaces needing something special.  I am working on the other three lighthouses and hope to have them done by the end of the summer.

There are a lot of paintings of the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and yes, here is another one for you to choose from.  I hope you will consider this nautical painting, capturing a bit of history, to hang on your wall.

Sunflower Portrait original oil painting

The Sunflower Portrait is painted on a 20 by 16 inch gallery wrap canvas in a realistic representation with artistic attempt to capture as much of the shapes and color that make the flower so beautiful. The use of shadow and light to create the shapes required a lot of color mixing and blending. I am very happy with the end results. I hope your enjoy the work.  You can purchase this painting and others at our Bartlett Pair Art website.

Check out the pics capturing stages of the painting process.

 

Sunflower Portrait
Sunflower Portrait

 

Reviewing Older Paintings

I have started checking my archive files for paintings I did in my earlier years.  I find this process interesting and inspiring to review my journey and growth as an artist.  The journey is not over yet.  I will always feel like a novice yearning to learn more and become a better painter.  Back to where I was going with this post, take a look at this bluebonnet painting composed in an oval.  The petals at the bottom are painted coming out of the oval providing an interesting illusion.  The original was done in oils using the oval idea Bob Ross (one of my favorite artists) and others were doing on TV. 

I enjoyed the work and will be posting more of my older works, and of course, new paintings as I finish them; so, check back to see whats going on.  Prints are available.

Merry Christmas to You and Yours!

Jimmie Bartlett

Snowy Egret on the Rocks, original painting

White Egret on the Rocks
White Egret on the Rocks

I finished painting the Snowy Egret on the Rocks painting done in acrylics this week and thoroughly enjoyed the entire process.   I used a reference photo I took of the Egret fishing along the shoreline in Palacios, Texas, which by the way is one of my favorite places to go to take pictures of birds and boats.

The painting is 24 inches by 12 inches on a standard depth gallery wrap canvas with edges painted.  I started the work blocking in the traced image outline and background with basic colors without detailing.  At this point, I got intrigued with the water movement and spent most of the time creating the wavering action and reflections.  Lastly, the white bird brights and shadows was done.  I think it came out OK?  The original and prints are available, see  https://bartlettpairart.com/product/snowy-egret-on-the-rocks-original-painting/

Merry Christmas Everybody!

Jimmie Bartlett