Gilda’s Red Pot, still life
Still life of Gilda’s red pot for making soup. Size is 12 x 16 done in oils . Ready to frame and hang and is signed by me.
Buffalo or Bison was done from my photos taken in Wyoming. He was a massive animal.
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
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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
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. 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.
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.Posted on November 12, 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.
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.
by Barbara Haviland in Emailing give-away
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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.
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Barbara Posted on October 3, 2