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

Springtime Fields original acrylic painting

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,

Jimmie@bartlettpairart.com