I have made a dear friend on Etsy who takes care of rescue and special needs animals (Misfit Farms). When naming this horse I thought about the trust animals have in us to take care of them. When they are abused, it has to be very hard for them to trust again. Tammy shared with me a beautiful story of trust she has shared with her rescue pony, an amazingly touching story. Tammy and her family recently lost one of their dear dalmatians due to complications following a seizure. Sid was Tammy's studio companion, and she shared with me the comfort the dalmatian painting she purchased from me has brought her hanging in her studio with Sid's collar hanging on it. What a blessing- this is why I paint!
8 x 10 inch oil on linen panel
$115 with $10 insured priority mail in the US. (Donation given to Misfit Farms in your name if you purchase)
This was easy to name because we just returned from a week in Destin, Florida, but actually home did not seem so sweet since it is COLD. Was able to get a few great photos I hope to paint, and the boys had a wonderful time. :) I painted in between trips to the beach and sunburns, so "hurrah" I am able to post today. This was really fun, and still fit into a spring theme. I figured out I can have a consistent theme without having the same subject matter, brilliant (lol).
6x6 inch oil on canvas panel.
$65 with $10 priority insured mail in the US. My Etsy Shop.
There is a lake nearby called Radnor lake with a great walking trail. Now that it is warmer I am ready to go take lots of photos. This was taken a couple of years ago, and I am just getting around to painting it.
A local plein air group called the Chestnut Group raises money throughout the year to help protect such areas.
8x10 inch oil on linen canvas panel.
$115 with $10 shipping in the US. My Etsy Shop.
This was painted for the DPW color of white challenge. I can not start the morning without my cup of coffee, and usually have more than one. Love starting the day on my blog dashboard with a warm cup of Joe. Why is it called "cup of Joe" ?? Click here to find out. I had no idea.
6x6 inch oil on canvas panel
$50 with $5 shipping in the US. My Etsy Shop.
I have gotten a little behind on posting, so I am posting 2 today. Proud of myself for keeping with the Easter theme from the rabbit in a few posts below. Love thinking of little baby animals and spring flowers during this time of year. God is truly amazing! I moved very quickly and kept this very loose. Love the colors on white animals and the texture you can achieve with it. Hope to try the white object challenge on DPW this week, should be lots of fun.
6x8 inch oil on canvas panel
$85 with $5 shipping and handling in the US. SOLD My Etsy Shop.
If kids in this area were asked where all pumpkins come from, they would probably say Gentry farm. It is a local farm where all the schools go for field trips in the fall. I wanted to continue a patriotic theme after "Yankee Doodle Gal" and found a photo of this barn. I always thought it was so neat to have the American flag painted on the front. What a wonderful tradition the Gentry family has brought to our community!
I used my artistic license and added the kitty going into the barn. :)
6x6 inch oil on canvas panel
$50 with $5 shipping in the US.
I have wanted to paint this ever since I took the photo 2 years ago in Bar Harbor. We had a wonderful day during our summer vacation on the 4th of July here, with a small town feel to everything. This little lady was amazing, she was probably in her 80's and had more energy then everyone. When she was not playing she was keeping the beat with her hips. The conductor in the background was leading with a sparkler, how cool is that. I'm having lots of fun looking at photos from this day, more possibilities for paintings. Thanks to artist Vicki Shuck for her inspiration of capturing the moment with her figurative paintings. (Love them!!)
6x6 inch oil on canvas raymar panel
$80 with $5 shipping in the US.
Painted these two following the DPW challenge yesterday. Wow, they really went fast and stopped me from overworking. Needed this challenge to push me to think differently. Be sure and check out all the amazing work and enter one yourself.
6x6 inches- $50 each with $5 shipping.
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Started this thinking I might paint this for the Daily Paintworks Challenge, but I gave in to a smaller brush and probably did not follow the rules exactly. Would love to do a whole Easter series, but then there is the attention span problem.
6x6 inch oil on raymar canvas panel.
$50 plus $5 shipping in the US. SOLD
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