Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pewter, Onions, and Walnuts

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9" by 12" original acrylic on 3/4 in canvas with sides painted.

250.



I love the light on this still life.  It is so much fun to paint subjects with strong contrasts like this piece.  Painting pewter was a new experience too.  I am pretty happy with it.  Hope you like it too.
Thanks for checking in with me!


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Monday, March 31, 2014

Norma Wilson Original Acrylic Still Life Glass Onion Painting Art

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Garlic, Onions, And Glass

11" by 14" original acrylic on canvas

295.


This piece had some of my favorite things to paint....anything red, great contrast of light and dark, and the wonderful reflections on glass!  Before I learned to paint glass, I thought there must be a special paint for it or something unique to learn that you would only do when painting glass but was amazed to learn that it is just the same as painting anything else.  Just paying attention to the lights and darks, lost and found edges, shapes and really seeing what is there instead of painting what you think is there.  It is a challenge that I really enjoy and even though I say that I want to paint less detail...I really do find joy in the details!    Hope you have joy in the details of your day and I so appreciate your stopping by!
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Norma Wilson Original Acrylic Seascape Conch Shell Ocean Coastal Painting Art

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9" by 12" original acrylic on board

Ocean's Treasure

250.



With my mind turning towards warmer temperatures, I decided to paint a beautiful conch shell with my student's.  This was the painting I shared with the class.  I have been enjoying my classes in both oil and acrylic and love to see artists paint and share the joy of painting with one another.   Hope you have a great day.  Thanks so much for checking in with me!
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Norma Wilson Original Oil Sunlit Tomatoes Still Life Painting Art

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11" by 14" original oil on canvas with sides painted.

375.



This painting was started in a class that I teach on Wednesdays and we began with doing a value study all in burnt sienna.  Here it is below when everything was established except of the vines and all that was needed was to begin adding light layers of color.  I really enjoyed the process and recommend doing it occasionally to help focus on nothing but those lights and darks that help to bring form to life.  You can pull back on the lightest values using a q-tip or painters rag with some turpentine on it just to get the full effect.  


As the painting progressed, it became apparent that it would be more dramatic to darken the left side even more to emphasize the light coming in the window.  As I look at the finished painting above, I see an edge on the bowl that I need to fix!  Sometimes you just don't see something until it is photographed and ready to go...uggh.  I will fix that tomorrow.  Thanks for checking in with me.  I am getting all settled in my new studio and back into painting more often so the plan is to post more often.  Have a wonderful week!  In spite of our snowy week, I saw some daffodils all grown and showing off their color last weekend so Spring is on its way!


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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Beginnings!

Pin It It has been quite some time since my last post and I have made some changes in my life.
One change was a move to the city of Norfolk into the neighborhood known as Ghent.
I have been teaching down here for the last five years weekly and also spend time with
friends here so I decided to return to my roots as a city girl and make the move.  So far, I
love the change and last night took a walk in the snow and got some fun shots.





I love being able to walk everywhere and the feeling of community.  You can even take your  dog into the pharmacy and video store.  I truly loved my time at the beach and look forward equally to this new chapter in my journey.  I am living in an apartment built in 1917 and love the tall ceilings and hard wood floors.
I am still painting and wanted to share one from a class that I taught at Michael's.  It is acrylic and is looking for a new owner.  Send me an email if you are interested.  Have a wonderful day and stay warm!


9" by 12" on panel board

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Piggy Wiggy

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       Piggy Wiggy
6" by 6" original oil on panel board

150.



Happy Monday!
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Going My Way?

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Going My Way?

12" by 12" original oil on canvas with sides painted.

325.



This fellow took on a whimsical feel when I was painting him.  Hope you have a fantastic Monday!
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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Time To Wake Up!

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  Time To Wake Up!

6" by 6" original oil on 3/4 inch canvas with sides painted

150.



Hope this fellow helps you to wake up a bit when you look at this bright colorful face!  I sure do love painting roosters and know he would make a great gift for someone to put in this kitchen or dining room and bring a smile to their face!  Have a great day!



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Monday, September 23, 2013

Beach Stroll!

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Beach Stroll!

10" by 20" original oil on gallery wrap canvas with sides painted!

450.


Strolling along the beach at that magic hour right before sunset when the light is so beautiful.  It is windy and a little chilly at the beach today.  Crazy how fast it started to feel like the fall.  Time for pumpkins and a fire in the fireplace soon!  Hope your week is off to a great start!
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dairy Girl

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Dairy Girl
12" by 12" original oil on 3/4 inch canvas with sides painted

325.

SOLD

Day two of the 30 day challenge....just kidding.  I seemed to have misplaced a couple of weeks!  I have decided to skip this group challenge and set up my own in the near future.  In the meantime, I have been painting up a storm.  Some paintings are lesson plans for my class at Michael's and those paintings are not for sale.  Another group of large paintings are for my show in November at the Barnes winery in Hamilton, Virginia.  It is scheduled for the 23rd and will be a show dedicated to my paintings!  I am really excited about it and will be posting more information in the coming weeks.  This is my all time favorite cow to paint.  She helped inspire my journey of painting cows and her curiosity that brought her to the fence on the night we all were standing around the bonfire, toasting one another in Valentia, Ireland, and  planning out our late night painting session in Barbara's studio.  She wanted to see what those crazy artists were up to on a summer night where the sun doesn't set until near 11 o'clock.  I like the white of her fur reflected all the colors of twilight.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
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