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

Oil Painting of Klara

Portrait of Klara done by her great grandfather and artist, Jimmie Bartlett

Klara is my great grandchild and as you can see, she is a beautiful little girl. I never thought I would live long enough to see my great grand children, much less paint a portrait of them.  Klara is the oldest of the three so I started with her.   I was able to get her to stand still for a pose, even if it was only for a couple of minutes.   The painting was done with water mixable oils on a 14 inch by 11 inch canvas. Blessings My Friends, Jimmie Bartlett

Painter’s Eyes

I took a snapshot of our Bougainvillea plant that has survived the deer eating it to the nubbins last spring.  My wife and I have nursed it back to life through the heat of this summer and are delighted to see the blooms.  I have included bougainvillea in a couple of butterfly paintings and now considering how beautiful they would look in a dedicated work.  But, as I see many prospects through my painter’s eye, I have so many things I want to paint… Maybe the Bougainvillea will be next… or not?

Jimmie Bartlett