Poinsettia, Barbara Haviland

Poinsettia, red flower

by Barbara Haviland in Miscellaneous

I did this from a plant someone gave me. The painting can hang either way and is framed. Available here on my website

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Euphorbia pulcherrima is a shrub or small tree, typically reaching a height of 0.6–4 metres (2–13 ft). The plant bears dark green dentate leaves that measure 7–16 centimetres (2.8–6.3 in) in length. The colored bracts—which are most often flaming red but can be orange, pale green, cream, pink, white, or marbled—are often mistaken for flower petals because of their groupings and colors, but are actually leaves.[5][6] The colors of the bracts are created through photoperiodism, meaning that they require darkness (12 hours at a time for at least five days in a row) to change color. At the same time, the plants require abundant light during the day for the brightest color.[7]

The flowers of the poinsettia are unassuming and do not attract pollinators. They are grouped within small yellow structures found in the center of each leaf bunch, and are called cyathia.[8]Posted on November 12, 2019. Share on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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.

Gold Finch by Barbara Haviland

My new Gold Finch

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.

YOU could win this Painting

Introducing my new Website where you can buy original paintings or Prints of my art

by Barbara Haviland in Emailing give-away

YOU could WIN this painting  FREE      BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Hello and welcome to my new web site.  I am excited for you to let me know how you like or not like it. 

If you would be so kind to look around and sign my Contact page, I will have a drawing to give away a landscape to some winning person.

Look and check it out, let me know if I have any errors and if you like it.

Please put your email  and address.   Sam will pick a winning person on the 20th of October..  Sign up for a Free landscape painting done by me. 

Thanks to all who sign up.

Barbara Posted on October 3, 2