Port Bolivar Houses and Light
I never tire of painting this lighthouse. We had a wonderful day painting with OPS and my grandson Ryan painted again with me. The painting measures 10″x 8″ and is signed and framed.
Sea Shells and Basket is done in oils and was set up in my studio. I got the shell in Galveston on my honeymoon..
This shell is very very old and I have painted it many times. It still is lovely as is my husband.. The painting measures 16″x 12″ and is framed. Available here
Buffalo or Bison was done from my photos taken in Wyoming. He was a massive animal.
Pelicans and seagulls were done while I was in Port Bolivar. It was as special day as my grandson was painting with me.
We had fun and this boat sat in the bay waiting to be painted. The pelicans and seagulls were everywhere. The painting is signed and framed. It measures 16″ x 12″
How could you not like this face?? He is done in oils and measures 10″x 8″. One morning in Groves we had a trap on the porch, Sam had 2 coons in the trap and 4 trying to get them out. What a site. We lived in the city! This one is harmless.. he is available on my web site
by Barbara Haviland in Landscapes
This painting is done in oils on a canvas.
I had some reference photos from New Zealand.I watched a video from the area and then painted.
The history of New Zealand dates back approximately 700 years to when it was discovered and settled by Polynesians, who developed a distinct Māori culture. Like other Pacific cultures, Māori society was centred on kinship links and connection with the land but, unlike them, it was adapted to a cool, temperate environment rather than a warm, tropical one.
The first European explorer known to sight New Zealand was Dutch navigator Abel Tasman on 13 December 1642. He explored and charted the coastline but never landed. Captain James Cook, who reached New Zealand in October 1769 on the first of his three voyages, was the first European explorer to circumnavigate and map New Zealand.
From the late 18th century, the country was regularly visited by explorers and other sailors, missionaries, traders and adventurers. In 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and various Māori chiefs, bringing New Zealand into the British Empire and giving Māori the same rights as British subjects. However, disputes over the differing translations of the Treaty and settler desire to acquire land from Māori led to the New Zealand Wars from 1843.Posted on November 15, 2019. Share on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
I did this painting and this was my first plein air painting. I had such fun and it was eye-opening. Available here. It is a lovely place.
McKinney Falls State Park is a state park in Austin, Texas, United States at the confluence of Onion Creek and Williamson Creek. It is administered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The park opened on April 15, 1976 and is named after Thomas F. McKinney, a businessman, race horse breeder and rancher, who owned and lived on the land in the mid-to-late 19th century. The park is part of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail.
by Barbara Haviland in Still Life
Silver Teapot and Orange was setup in my studio and painted from life. It is done in oils and has a limited palette.
I love to do still life paintings and you learn so much. This one is available here for you
A still life (plural: still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, shells, etc.) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, etc.).
With origins in the Middle Ages and Ancient Greco-Roman art, still-life painting emerged as a distinct genre and professional specialization in Western painting by the late 16th century, and has remained significant since then. One advantage of the still-life artform is that it allows an artist a lot of freedom to experiment with the arrangement of elements within a composition of a painting. Still life, as a particular genre, began with Netherlandish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries, and the English term still life derives from the Dutch word stilleven. Early still-life paintings, particularly before 1700, often contained religious and allegorical symbolism relating to the objects depicted. Later still-life works are produced with a variety of media and technology, such as found objects, photography, computer graphics, as well as video and sound.