oval Sunset Framed
by Barbara Haviland in Miscellaneous
This lovely sunset is done in oils and is framed. It was a sunset from Sabine Lake in Port Arthur,Tx.
The oval frame makes the piece.
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 Landscapes
Our Backyard is done in oils on a cradled birch panel that measures 14″ x 11″ . No need to frame unless you want to. The sun was streaking thru the pine trees and was just beautiful. The painting is signed by the artist Barbara Haviland
by Barbara Haviland in Animals and Wildlife
This is my new Gold Finch Bird and he is done in oils on a 16×20 gallery wrap canvas. They are such pretty birds.
A Few Facts about the Gold Finch
The only finch in its subfamily to undergo a complete molt, the American goldfinch displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter, while the female is a dull yellow-brown shade which brightens only slightly during the summer. The male displays brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate.
The American goldfinch is a granivore and adapted for the consumption of seedheads, with a conical beak to remove the seeds and agile feet to grip the stems of seedheads while feeding. This Finch has also been known to eat garden vegetation, and is particularly fond of beet greens. It is a social bird, and will gather in large flocks while feeding and migrating. It may behave territorially during nest construction, but this aggression is short-lived. Its breeding season is tied to the peak of food supply, beginning in late July, which is relatively late in the year for a finch. This species is generally monogamous, and produces one brood each year.
Human activity has generally benefited the American goldfinch. It is often found in residential areas, attracted to bird feeders which increase its survival rate in these areas. Deforestation also creates open meadow areas which are its preferred habitat.
He is available for purchase here on my web site.
9/26/2019 6:50:32 AM by Barbara Haviland-Texas Impressionist Artist
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White Egret Revisited
is done in oils and on panel that my husband and I make
The painting has a colorful background to enhance the White Egret.
14″x 11″ signed but not framed
9/25/2019 5:33:56 AM by Barbara Haviland-Barbsgarden-Texas Artist
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Trees at Dam B are rarely seen like this. Right now there is hardly any water.
The corp of engineers are working on the dam. Where there was water has now become grass.
The tree line was fascinating to me and I decided to paint this bunch of Cypress trees.
Did the painting in oils and measures 14 x 11
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Posted on 9/10/2019 8:01:59 AM by Barbara Haviland-Texas Contemporary Artist
The spoonbill’s are so pretty in flight. I live in a bird sanctuary and we are very fortunate to see lots of birds. This painting can now be purchased here for your collection.
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9/4/2019 6:50:48 AM
This is a composite of 2 of my photos, The landscape was taken in Earlton NY
and I shot an elk with my camera. I put them together for this painting.