Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Thirty Paintings In Thirty Days! #30!! Yea!

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Barney Steps Out Of The Shadows!

11" by 14" original oil on canvas



I painted Barney in a class as a demo.  I think he has a bit of a Halloween thing going sneaking out of the shadows like he is.  He was fun to paint.  The class enjoyed painting pigs and like always. they each come out looking a little different and unique.  Hope your day is a great one!  Thanks for following me on my thirty day challenge.  I will still be painting often and will try to keep painting some new subjects like more people.  If you have any pictures you would like to see me paint, write to me at normasfineart@gmail.com. 
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thirty Paintings In Thirty Days! #29

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Yellow Pepper

6" by 6" original oil on canvas


Only one more day left on my challenge!  I appreciate you stopping by!  Hope you have a great day.
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Thirty Paintings In Thirty Days! #28

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Chesapeake Beach Gull

6" by 6" original oil on canvas


Last week I visited a friend in Chesapeake Beach and saw this guy on a walk along the bay.  What a beautiful little town and less than an hour from our nation's capital!
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thirty Paintings In Thirty Days #27

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Sunset On The Bay

3" by 8"


Another memory of an evening on the bay last year.  Hope you are having a great weekend!
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thirty Paintings In Thirty Days #26

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Cow From Dingle

10" by 10" original oil on canvas

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Such a pretty cow from a beautiful place in Ireland!  


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Friday, September 26, 2014

Thirty Paintings In Thirty Days! #25

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Splashing At The Fountain

5" by 7" original oil on canvas


Just had to do another of this little girl from the fountain in Savannah.  I am really loving painting people and plan to do more in the coming weeks.  I might even do a large one.  Happy Friday!
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thirty Paintings In Thirty Days! #24

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House Sparrow

4" by 4" original oil on canvas



I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.  ~Henry David Thoreau

So happy to be spending so much time in my studio doing what I love!  Hope you have a great weekend and I am so happy you stopped by!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thirty Paintings In Thirty Days! #23

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Red Velvet

6" by 6" original oil on canvas



As an artist, I not only see delicious food, but sometimes I see a painting and grab my camera!  I really had fun with this one but I have to admit that every time I look at it now...it makes me hungry! Do you have someone special who loves cupcakes?  It is the gift that keeps on giving!  


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Thirty Paintings In Thirty Days! #22

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Chewy

6" by 6" original oil on canvas


This sweet little girl was surrendered at a vet's office by an owner who no longer wanted her and one of the employees fell instantly in love with her and welcomed her with open arms.  She spent many years coming to work every day and sleeping cozily curled around her "Mom's" back while she worked.  I just loved her little face and had a great time capturing it in oil.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Thirty Paintings In Thirty Days #21

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Ducky

5" by 7" original oil on canvas


I love painting "alla prima", which means all at once.  Or at lease finishing a painting in one day.  It is a challenge to work the paint while the layers are still wet but it also is very gratifying and a great sense of accomplishment.  It is one of the things that draws people to paint outside.  You have to work quickly before the light changes and the paintings remain fresh and the impression of the moment is not lost.  I like to work in my studio using photos for inspiration but feel the same excitement.  I have been enjoying this challenge of so many paintings in such a short period of time as it helps me to not over think my subject choices as well.  The point is to get in there and paint!  Even if it means you find yourself wearing the paint quite  bit!  
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