Saturday, May 23, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Dog Painting, Dog Portrait, "Puppy Love" by Carol Schiff, 14x18x1.5"

When my cousin, Susan, posted this image of her beloved pets, I contacted her immediately for permission to paint them.  She was thrilled and today's post is the result.

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Susan adores her pets and it is obvious they adore each other.  They are truly soul mates.


This painting is also available as a giclee print in the size of your choice here.

I really enjoyed trying to convey the love of these magnificent specimen .

Thank you for viewing my art today.

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Still Life Flower Art Painting "Purple Flowers" by Contemporary Artist Lee Canalizo




8"x11"x1" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

$200.00

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Impressionism Seascape Painting "Genetic Gyre " by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

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24"x24"x7/8"

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.

This is part of my new 2015 series Impressions of the Sea

$550.00

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Garden Landscape Painting "A Play Day" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

7"x5" Oil on Canvas

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Daily Painting, Seascape Painting, Ocean Painting, Beach Painting, "Celebrating Blue" 16x20x1.5" Oil

I wanted to do a seascape, or actually a beach painting, somewhere between an abstract and impressionism.  If this looks a little familiar, it is because I posted the study for this work a month or two ago.



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I wanted to record just my memories and impressions of trips to the beach.  I painted with a knife and tried to work quickly.

I tried not to think too much about the colors I was using or where I was putting them, but tried to keep it really instinctive.





I wanted plenty of texture in this piece.



It was a fun exercise, although I wish I had done a larger piece.  Maybe someday I will.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.



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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spring in the Mountains

We have just returned home from a few weeks in the mountains of western North Carolina.  Earlier this year, we sold our second home there and replaced it with a condo in Waynesville.  We have been working hard, getting moved into the condo, painting every wall in sight and making it feel like home.

One afternoon I grabbed my camera and ran outside to capture the beautiful spring day and this is what I found.

I inherited a garden in front of our new home, and everything was coming alive at once...



Fiddleheads were popping up


Dogwood was blooming everywhere I looked in both pink.....



and white blossoms.  Tulips, lilac and azalea were everywhere and the dats were filled with the music of songbirds.


A drive to WaterRock Knob, off the Blue Ridge Parkway, showed less color at the higher elevation, but still beautiful to see.

For an Ohio girl, who has spent most of the last 50 years in Florida, it seemed all my memories of spring were spread out before my eyes.  Don't get me wrong, I truly love living in Florida, but when spring or fall calls, I head to the mountains.

Stay tuned, to see these images interpreted in oil.

Thanks for stopping by today.





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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Magnolia for Niki, Oil Painting of Large Magnolia Blossom by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

"A Magnolia for Niki" is my large oil painting now hanging in the home of a dear friend. Thinking about how women never get tired of having flowers around us, whether in bouquets or in paintings!

Abstract Flower Art Painting "Magenta Bloom" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Alcohol Inks on Tile/Available

7"x5"

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Acrylic Abstract Figurative Art Painting "Figurative" by Contemporary Artist Lee Canalizo


Textured Abstract Painting

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Wildlife Painting, Daily Painting, Painting for Sale, "Fishing Egret", 6x8" Oil

I found this guy sitting under the causeway one morning, looking for lunch or maybe just passing time.

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It was a hot day and the sun was sparkling on the water.  I was on his shadow side, which gave him a glowing frame.  I painted the water with a palette knife.


Now for the deal of the day.....Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $98.95 and shipping. You must write 
ART SALE on the order to receive the discount.  As soon as I receive your payment, I will return a credit of $20.00 to your credit card or PayPal account.

This sale is only for readers of my blog, so if you don't write ART SALE on the order, I won't know you saw it here and you won't get a rebate.  This offer expires at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015


Thanks for reading my blog today.

Contemporary Impressionism Seascape Painting "Very Very Still" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

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36"x24"x7/8"

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.

This is part of my new 2015 series Impressions of the Sea

$650.00

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Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lily Pond, 8x6 Oil on Canvas Panel by Carmen Beecher



My painting group had the challenge of painting like one of the Impressionists, so I chose to paint a lily pond, inspired by Monet. Of course, my painting is 8x6 inches; I saw one by Monet in the Louvre that was so huge that I had to back across the room to even make out what the subject was. It was a lily pond, of course. My colors are darker because I was using an actual photo of a pond as my guide, but I rather like the drama. 

Carmen

Live Oak with Spanish Moss, 6x6", Oil



Live oak trees are found everywhere in the south, usually, draped with Spanish moss.  The trees are huge with long, long branches that sometimes droop to the ground.  They are called "live oaks" because they cycle their new leaves all year long and never are bare.



Spanish moss was named after the first Spanish explorers who came to Louisiana and Florida.  The Indians thought the moss looked like the beards of the explorers.





Basically, Spanish moss just needs somewhere to hang out, and live oak foliage leaches an especially high amount of the nutrients it needs. While excessive growths of Spanish moss can be problematic for unhealthy trees in high wind situations, in most cases healthy live oaks have extensive root structures that keep them in place during storms.
Spanish moss is great for wildlife. Birds use it for nesting material, and it provides shelter for creatures like bats and bugs, including a type of spider that’s been found nowhere else. Throughout history, humans have used it to stuff mattresses, as packing material and insulation, and even in the car seats of some of the first Fords. (This proved to be a problem when the red ants living in the Spanish moss made their presence known – they solved this problem in the future by boiling the moss first.)
So really, y’all, there’s no reason for southern nature and wildlife lovers not to like Spanish moss just as much as the stately tree that it hangs in.
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Sea Life , Colorful Fish Painting "Johnny The Rocker Fish" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin


Alcohol Inks on Tile/SOLD


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Contemporary Impressionism Seascape Painting "Softly Softly Catching a Monkey" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

FRESH OFF THE EASEL....


36"x24"x7/8"

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.

This is part of my new 2015 series Impressions of the Sea

$650.00

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Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

To view more of my work, visit http://arrach

Pear Still Life, "Pears with Back Lighting" 6x8" Oil, SOLD

It has been cloudy and kind of dreary here for the past week or two.  I prefer to work from images and I count on this time of the year to give me the natural light I use.

SOLD



This is not the bright light I usually have streaming in this window.  These pears look a little on the moody side.


I have another version of these pears coming up soon.

I find one of most biggest difficulties in painting small is constantly trying to find new and interesting compositions.  Changing from bright to soft light has helped.  How do you daily painters handle this issue?


Acrylic Abstract Art Painting "Outer Space II" by Contemporary Artist Lee Canalizo


Textured Abstract Painting

10"x11"x1" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

$ 200.00

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunset and Sea Painting, Small Seascape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Sun Falls to the Sea" 11x14x1.5" Oil Painitng

What could be more beautiful than a sunset, except maybe a sunset over the sea.

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 I knew right away I was going to have to paint this one.


 I used both a brush and a palette knife on this one.....had to get a little texture in there.



I feel like I want a Margarita every time I look at this one....right away I am on island time.

Hope you find a way to relax a little today, too.  Thanks for stopping by today.



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Dupont Forest Triple Falls, Oil Painting of North Carolina Waterfalls by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

"Dupont Forest Triple Falls"....Finally finished! When I saw these huge falls for the first time from a high vantage point through the trees, I was in awe. This is where part of the Hunger Games was filmed. The boulders were so big that a person was a dot on a rock. Powerful place! Oil on canvas. Can't wait to give this to the new owner!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Arrachme is Featured in Style/ The Villages Edition Magazine!!


Arrachme is featured in the 2015 Business Women of Stye Issue of Style/The Villages Edition Magazine!! 



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