Tuesday, February 14, 2017

"Golden" original oil by Norma Wilson


© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas 12"x 12"


If I didn't already love Retrievers, I surely would after seeing the movie, The Purpose Of A Dog. It was such a beautiful story of the deep connections we form with our pets and the impact they have on our lives. I highly recommend it!  I love the expression and light on this precious dog. Does it look like a special dog in your life?

I shared in my last post about a project that I have planned for March. Thirty Paintings In Thirty Days. I also shared that I need your help. I will be posting them to my blog and to Facebook. Where will I get these thirty animals to paint? That's where you come in. If you would like to be featured, please send me your photos of your pet or favorite animals. It could be one of the cows on your farm or horse. I will post more on Facebook about sharing about the challenge. For now, I wanted to get the word out in case you need to find the photos. My email is normasfineart@gmail.com and my Facebook page is www.facebook.com/NormaWilsonFineArt and you can attach the photos when I post about the challenge on there. I'll be writing more details in my next post. Have a great week!

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Oh Chihuahua!

Oh Chihuahua!

© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas 8"x 10"

Such a face! I have spent the past year taking a masterclass with Lisa Call which has helped me to zero in on my values and focus on increasing my productivity and joy in the studio. I have not blogged in awhile but have been having a blast since Christmas painting what makes me happiest!
I actually had an epiphany moment when I realized that it is o.k. to embrace that I love to paint animal portraits and not feel that I need to be painting still life, floral, landscape, and seascapes too.
Unless I feel drawn to it as  much as I am to these faces! I literally have a smile on my face for
hours as I work on them. I must admit to talking to them occasionally too. It doesn't get any better than that. 

To help me keep smiling and spending lots of time in my studio, I am planning a thirty animal portraits in thirty days project beginning March 1st. I need your help. Stay tuned for more details in the coming week...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sneakers At The Door by Norma Wilson

Sneakers At The Door

© Norma Wilson, original acrylic on canvas 8"x 10"

So many memories of boys coming home after school and kicking their shoes off by the door. I never told them to do this but they always did and their friends followed suit. Lots of shoes meant lots of friends and fun being had up in the play room. Wish I knew how fast this time would fly by...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Road Less Traveled

Road Less Traveled

© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas 18"x 24"

I really had fun with this scene which could be anywhere really but it is in Ireland, the land where my mother grew up and holds so many wonderful memories. I like the idea of following this road, the road less traveled to see where it might lead me....

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Eat More Tofurkey! Original Acrylic by Norma Wilson

Eat More Tofurkey!

© Norma Wilson, original acrylic on canvas 12"x 12"

Painting this regal turkey was so much fun!! I think this is my first turkey
portrait. I hope you like it too! 

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Foxy Lady

Foxy Lady

© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas 12"x 26"

I have been spending the last couple of weeks working on this foxy lady. In real life, I would never have the opportunity to gaze at a fox's face for so long and I enjoyed every minute. Hope you enjoy too! Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Don't Call Me Billy!

Don't Call Me Billy!

© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas 12"x 12"


Hope your day is off to a great start. I am excited to spend time in my studio today working on a beautiful fox in wonderful light. Tonight I teach my oil painting class and we will be working on a landscape with a lake. Once a month we do a painting together and it is
always fun to see how each person interprets and portrays the subject. It is so much fun! If you live local and would like to join us, send me an email at normasfineart@gmail.com.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Doing The Bunny Hop!

Available in three sizes

I am delighted to be able to offer prints through my print shop. Today you can receive 40% off canvas prints of many of my favorite paintings. The code is Oct45.  Prints can be an affordable alternative to give a piece of art for a gift to a loved one. This image is also available framed under glass with various frames that you can select to go with your decor.  Giclee prints are made with archival ink that is so lovely that it is difficult to tell that it is a print.  Email me if you have any questions at normasfineart@gmail.com. Thank you as always for taking the time to stop by!

Friday, October 14, 2016

All Lit Up!

All Lit Up!

© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas 20"x 20"

Such a busy week in and out of my studio. The past two days it was great to see the sun shining and everyone out and enjoying the beautiful weather. I have seen a surge in the numbers of students coming to art class and people now thinking about the holidays and giving art as a gift to loved ones.
This week, I completed a pet portrait of a beautiful lab mix named Roxy. She is fourteen years young and loved very much by her human mom, Molly. Here she is before and after. There is still time to commission your special portrait for the holidays. My email for more information is normasfineart@gmail.com I work from your photos and you can send them to me digitally.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016



© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas 12"x 12"

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My thoughts are with my readers and collectors that were impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Many in my area lost electricity and suffered damage from flooding and downed trees. One fellow artist had a tree fall in her living room. And we weren't even one of the states that got hit the worst. Wishing everyone a safer dryer week! Thank you for stopping by. Hope this furry face brings a smile to your face!