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.
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.
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.
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.
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.