I painted the Proud Eagle, on a 12 inch square canvas, with acrylics. The painting was done in layers of paint to create depth and even colors. I like to have a thoroughly painted canvas to prevent spots of uncovered canvas showing through. Impressionistic techniques were included to provide a base for the detailing work. I used carbon transfer paper to get a simple sketch of the image on the canvas. Only an outline of the image and major features are traced. Including too many lines causes confusion. The eyes are painted first, because they are the most important feature in the painting. The eagle's beak is also a strong feature, and a focal point of interest. I enjoyed painting the eagle and hope you like it also. Proud Eagle is a great piece of fine art for your collection or home decor. The painting is for sale at bartlettpairart.com/ Blessings My Friends, Jimmie@bartlettpairart.com
Springtime Fields was painted in acrylics on an 8 inch by 10 inch gallery wrap canvas with edges painted black. I was inspired to paint this road side scene along Highway 35 because of the beautiful bright yellow flowers growing in front of the cattle shed and round bales of hay lined up in a nice composition. I brought the scene closer to the viewer and planted more flowers in front of the fence line.
I didn’t know at the time I took the photo, to paint from, a customer and friend of mine owned the property. When she saw the painting on FB, she contacted me to purchase Springtime Fields. So social networking does work! I also want to say Thank You to Cindy for her purchase.
Blessings My Friends,
I was happy with the results of my attempt to paint a Sandhill Crane realistically and also to have it finished. The amount of detail in the beautiful plumage was a real challenge. The was done in acrylics on a 24 by 18 inch by .75 inch deep gallery wrap canvas with edges painted black.
Sandhill cranes are large birds with wing spans of six to seven feet and they stand four feet tall. They are migratory and live in fresh water wet lands. I found a lot of interesting facts about them on the internet.
The origin of this painting started last winter when the birds came south to Texas and other southern states. We (my wife and I) have been trying to get a good picture of a ‘sandy’ to from. On most of our photo shoots we are in the car a lot to scout the country side. Carolyn drives while I take photos. We finally got some good pictures of some birds near Van Vleck, Tx about five miles from our home. I picked a photo in which I was able to get close enough to get several nice shots of the bird . The photos were not the best because the Sandhills are easily spooked and I didn’t have a lot of time for framing and focusing with my long range manual lense. The bird was in a grassy field which made painting the background easier to paint.
I hope you like the painting. I had a great time painting it.
Blessings My Friends,
Sandhill Crane Painting is available for purchase at: Https://bartlettpairart.com
This fellow is a great fisherman. He landed this beautiful Jack Crevelle on light tackle after fighting the fish for a long time. After a few poses and admiring the catch, he released it back to the ocean. I observed the release and the Jack scooted out to sea. Matagorda Beach was very calm with clear water and sky. An excellent day to fish the surf!
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Carolyn and I have had a great time on our mini vacation at the Matagorda Nature Park. It is a great place to camp and take in the sun and beach. I have taken a lots of pictures of sea birds and boats running down the Colorado River. Some of the pictures look good enough to run prints from. I know some will be used for paintings. We will leave this
place of paradise tomorrow and go back to work to get ready for the next art show, which will be in Kerrville, Texas next month. This evening, we will walk the beach!
Jimmie and Carolyn Bartlett