Saturday, August 19, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Charloais Dairy Cow Cattle Farm Animal Painting Art

Charolais on Red

© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas 6" by 6"

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It's been awhile since I painted a white cow on red. It is pretty striking. Still having fun on eBay listing some of my older pieces and new small ones as well. I am growing a following on there and it is exciting to see which subjects draw the most attention. I love the immediacy of response and the excitement of the bidding. Go ahead and check it out! I'd love your feedback on some subjects you'd like to see me paint!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Beachwalk Coastal Living Decor Sand Painting Art


© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas 5" by 7"

I have been having so much fun painting coastal themed paintings lately. Whenever I travel inland to visit family, I am always so excited to return to the sights and sounds of coastal Virginia. My son visited the other day and he has been away from our area for awhile. We stopped in to 17th Street Surf Shop for him to get a bathing suit and he became very nostalgic for the beach clothes he used to love.  There is a laid back feel here that you don't feel inland. So glad I can share some of what makes our area special. Hope you have a fabulous Friday and a relaxing summer weekend!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Beachscape Coastal Living Decor Seascape Painting Art


© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas 6" by 6"

So much fun with all the coastal themed paintings of late! Those doing the bidding seem to like them too.  If you can't be on the beach, it's nice to be reminded of it! Happy Thursday. It's almost the weekend!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Seagull Seascape Coastal Living Decor Painting Art

"Seagull By The Sea"

© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas 5" by 7"

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Today I had a wonderful "daycation" with two of my sons. I am not sure if I invented that word but it was great spending time at a nearby restaurant on the water only miles from my home with sailboats docked nearby and gulls overhead. It was a great inspiration for painting and to take time out for what is most important in life! Hope you had a great start to the week and I so appreciate you stopping by!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Poppy Flower Floral Red Painting Art

"Dance Of The Poppies"

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

LOVE these red flowers and had such fun painting them! Hope your day is a happy one! The weekend if almost here!

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Irish Cow Cattle Bovine Farmhouse Decor Portrait Painting Art

Bovine Beauty

© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas 6" by 6"

This young cow lives on a farm in Valentia. My friend, Barbara, lives there part of the year and took her photo. She knows of my love of cows and shared her with me when she returned. She looks so sweet and soft and I long to visit Ireland again one day so I can see these sweet cows in their beautiful setting. 

Monday, August 07, 2017

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Figurative Man Cafe Scene Painting Art

"Afternoon Siesta"

© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas  5" by 7"

I was drawn to this man who appears to be resting in the sunshine perhaps waiting for his waitress to come take his order. One of my favorite things to do is dine outside at a sidewalk cafe and linger to chat and take in the beauty of the day.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Sea Gull Bird Ocean Seascape Coastal Decor Painting Art


© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas  5" by 7"

Back to oils for this piece. But may try doing one in pastels soon to see how they compare. One thing for sure is that it is all fun. This weekend I had a great time with family, spending time with my sons and daughter-in-law.  The weather here in Virginia was heavenly yesterday with temperatures in the low 80's and a nice breeze! Time to head to the ocean and spend some time with some seagulls! Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Pastel English Robin Bird Painting

"Ready For Take Off!"

 © Norma Wilson, original pastel on canvas  5" by 7"

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It has been at least ten years since I broke out my pastels and decided to paint with them.  Early on in my art career, I painted exclusively in pastel.  When I started painting in oils, I decided to devote my time to learning and growing as an oil painter and then made several moves that afforded me less space to work in several mediums.  I stuck to acrylic and oil. Now that I am home to my house in Chesapeake, I can spread out and have plenty of room! So I set up a pastel room. Below is the block in stage on a pastel board. I like to get some base colors that I see established and build from there. Usually after the main colors are in, I begin to work the darks more building up from there in a back and forth way adding in nuances of color and adjusting my drawing as needed.  It was amazing how comfortable I felt after being away from pastels so long.

I am excited to do more this week. As you can see, I had more than a few pastels 
just waiting for me to dive back in!