Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Waiter in Florence, Italy, Original oil by Carol DeMumbrum

6x8 inch oil on ampersand board
Title: Top Service

There was a lot going on in this photo, but I was drawn to it because I wanted to be there sitting at the table enjoying the beauty of Florence, Italy. Loved how your eye travels through the composition and how the light was shining on the waiter's upper half!!
Thank you Ruth Archer for the beautiful photo you shared on Paint My Photo

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Waitress, 30 in 30 Challenge

6x8 inch oil on ampersand 
Title: By the Window

This was painted from a beautiful reference photo take by photographer Lee Brown. You can follow Lee's wonderful blog at This photo was for an artist challenge a few years ago, and I admired it then but did not feel ready to paint. After attending Nancy Franke's workshop I am anxious to paint more of these oil sketches. I loved her white shirt with all of the reflecting colors!!! 
I am seriously thinking about taking the next step and teaching art classes. If anyone in the area is interested please contact me by leaving a comment, or send me a message on faceboook. 
(Nashville, Brentwood Tn. area)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hen and Chicks, Original oil by Carol DeMumbrum, Day 14

Size - 8x8 inch oil on ampersand panel
Title: To be determined on facebook and here.

The mother hen in me was definitely touched when I saw the reference for this painting. Love the sweetness of the mom with her babies. I thought this would be a fun one to let you guys title, so post away here or on my facebook page. I will let one of my little chicks pick the title. :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Horned Owl, Original Oil by Carol DeMumbrum, Day 13

5x7 inch oil on linen
Title: On Watch

Don't you wish you could see these beautiful birds more during the day. I often hear them on top of our chimney at night waiting for their next catch. I'm so thankful for this inspiration of the day.

Did you know—
•The flattened facial disk of an owl funnels sound to the bird's ears and magnifies it as much as ten times to help the bird hear noises humans can't detect.

 •An owl has three eyelids: one for blinking, one for sleeping and one for keeping the eye clean and healthy.

Monday, January 12, 2015

SOLD, Calf - Original oil by Carol DeMumbrum, Day 12

6x8 oil on ampersand board
Title: Are you my mommy?

I had to stop a while in the 30 in 30 to work on a commission piece. I am so glad Leslie is so nice to let us do what we can, so I am picking back up at day 12.  These sweet faces are some of the first memories I have as a child growing up on a farm. I would go feed them each afternoon and they were always so excited to see me coming. 
Love these sweet inspirations! 

Monday, January 5, 2015

SOLD, Yellow Finch, Original oil by Carol DeMumbrum - Day 5

6x6 inch oil on gallery wrapped canvas, sides painted

I'm always inspired by the beauty of these little birds.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

From Above - Clouds, Day 4

6x6 inch oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Clouds are always inspiring to me. 
Colors, shapes, depth — they have it all.
(Gallery wrapped with clouds continued on sides.)

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Walking in Paradise - Day 3

4x6 inch oil on linen

We have had a busy hockey weekend with my son, so I had to paint a quick study today. I am always inspired when viewing a beautiful sunset at the beach, so this seemed fitting for a painting of inspiration.

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Keeping Watch - Guardian Angel (Day 2)

5x7 inch oil on linen

I decided to join in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I may have to catch up in February, but will try to get in 30 paintings. While wondering what to paint for a series I decided to go where I always seek my inspiration—from above. I have always loved beautiful statues and the serenity they bring to a garden, museum, fountain or wherever they might be. With the start of a new year I was drawn to this angel. Praying there are angels keeping watch, such as this one, over us each day.
Not sure what I will paint throughout the series, but I am seeking my reference with guidance from above. 
Blessings in the New Year!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you will sign up for my newsletter for the year and follow me on facebook.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cairn Terrier, Original Oil by Carol DeMumbrum

10x10 inch oil on canvas

Enjoyed painting sweet Savannah. She is one of 3 sisters I have painted and is dearly missed by her mom Beth. I just love painting these sweet faces!!! I am still running a special 25 percent off my commission pet portrait prices. (See the top of my blog page for details or click below.)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Horse Painting, Palomino Painting, Original oil by Carol DeMumbrum

Title: Soquilie- (Native American Word for Horse)

Love capturing the essence of these beautiful animals with color and movement through the thick texture achieved with a palette knife. This would look beautiful in a silver or light wood frame to go in any decor.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lamb, Sheep Painting, Original oil by Carol DeMumbrum

6x6 inch oil on board
Title: Now I lay me down to sleep

I just received a book from one of my favorite daily painting artists, Carol Marine. What I have read so far is wonderful and I highly recommend. I am inspired to paint a small painting daily as much as possible once again. Love painting baby animals, so these little guys were a joy to paint. 


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