McKinney Falls Plein Air,Barbara Haviland

McKinney Falls by Barbara Haviland
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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, TexasUnited 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.

Silver Teapot and Orange,Barbara Haviland

Silver Teapot and Orange, Still Life,oil painting

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

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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.).[1]

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.

Rocky Cliff, Landscape,Barbara Haviland

ROCKY CLIFF,LANDSCAPE

Posted on 8/14/2019 7:00:17 AM by Barbara Haviland-Barbsgarden Texas Artist – COMMENT ON THIS

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Rocky Cliff was done in Williams Reservoir Road. There was so many places to paint in Pagosa Springs, Co.  Beautiful place I was standing on a cliff overlooking the site. 

Rocky Cliff

medium oils on canvas panel

Size 9″x 12″

Signed and framed

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Over the Fence,landscape,oils canvas,Barbara Haviland

Over The Fence PLEIN AIR,oils on canvas,Barbara Haviland

Posted on 5/2/2019 7:42:44 AM
By Barbara Haviland
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I set up on my porch and painted what I saw.  Thus Over the fence is what you see. It was fun but hot.

Title  Over the Fence

Medium oils on canvas panel

Size  14″x 11″

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Plein Air from Dr Jones’ Pond,Barbara Haviland,landscape

Plein Air from Dr Jones’ Pond

Posted on 3/13/2019 7:51:05 AM
By Barbara Haviland-Barbsgarden Texas Artist
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Topics: Landscape

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I love doing plein air and this is my latest since getting back from Colorado.   My friends went and painted a few weeks ago.  This is a view of Dr. Jones’ pond. He is so very gracious to let us paint there. 

medium  oils on canvas panel

size  12″x 16″

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Fantasy Hibiscus,oils,framed,flower,Barbara Haviland

2/13/2019 6:08:37 AM by Barbara Haviland Texas Floral and Landscape Artist 
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© Barbara HavilandFantasy Hibiscus II was done the same morning I painted  my bird of paradise.. I was so excited to finally paint.  I wanted Fantasy Hibiscus II to be a companion to my Bird of Paradise painting.  They are framed alike.  I used lots of Yellows,reds,oranges, and bright paint. Both of these floras will have a companion  of a poppy that will match the color palette. Watch for it.Title  Fantasy Hibiscus IIMedium oils on canvasSizes  14″ x 18″Click to Purchase
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