I am painting my Great Grandson Rhett in oils on a 14×11 inch gallery wrap canvas. I am about 70 percent finished. The painting is at the stage where I see more things that need attention to make it better. Sometimes fixing one thing breaks another. LOL The hair and clothes are yet to be completed. I will write more about the painting after it is completed.
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.
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.
Blue Heron in the Bush is an original acrylic painting on a 18 inch by 24 inch gallery wrapped canvas. Currently for sale in the Affaire d’Art Fine Art Gallery in Galveston, Texas.
The painting is of a live scene in the marshy area near Palacios, Texas. I was lucky to get a picture taken of the heron before it flew off the branch it was sitting on, partly because the bird had to turn completely around to be able to fly out of the bush it was in. And, the painting displays the bird in a crouched position getting ready for take off. Herons and Egrets are numerous in the Texas Coastal area and this little slough is one of our favorite spots to photograph them.
The painting was created with acrylic paints using palette knifes for tree texture and brushes for the bird and grasses. Blue Heron in the Bush will look great in your home or business.