Saturday, February 03, 2018

At Riverside, Egret, Palm, Indian River, Florida


"At Riverside"
(Stuart, Florida)

Started this painting a few months ago, after taking pictures during a paint-out at Riverside Park.  I walked all over the park for an hour in the morning, soaking in all the inspiring views.

The egret was wading along the shore, and I got some pretty good photos of him catching fish.  I liked this one where he jumped up a few times.  

This palm tree was one of two jetting out over the water.  The other palm was bent and crooked, and it was hard to get a good photo.

About this painting:
16 x 20 inches
Acrylic on canvas
Sold


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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Soul Searching, sunset, beach, Florida art


"Soul Searching"


This painting was done mostly from memory.  Added the lone woman on the beach to suggest times of reflection and questioning.  I actually saw a heart shaped cloud in the sky recently, so I added it to suggest the cool ways that Father God sends reminders of his love for us, especially when we are struggling.  Most of the time we miss it.  He sends so many people and remarkable things our way, so if we do ask, or search, we can find him.

About this painting:
24 x 30 inches
Acrylic on canvas



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Monday, January 01, 2018

Royal Poinciana study, Florida art


"Poinciana Study"
Original class painting
16 x 20 inches, acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Happy New Year!  

This painting was created during a class, while teaching my students how to create similar trees. We used my own photos and sketches as I demonstrated each step of the painting.  

My students are encouraged to move things around, use different colors, and add extra plants or animals to their paintings. Each painting turns out very unique.

Did you know these trees also come in yellow?

Enjoy!

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Maggie Mae, yellow labrador, animal portrait

"Maggie Mae"
24 x 30 inches
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD


In  memory of Maggie.  Combined different images to put this custom painting together.  The rocks were very challenging! Wanted them to look just like the rocks on her wall.  So many wonderful contrasts: soft fur and hard rocks, pink azaleas and green grass... Yellow butterflies for added accents, just love co-creating custom orders with my clients! 

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Chloe and Sweetie, macaw and green-cheek parrot


"Chloe and Sweetie"


So excited to finally get to post this!  It was a custom painting for a Christmas present, so I didn't want to spoil the surprise!

Used different photos of these two, and combined them into one setting.  Had to figure out the size relationship between them... Love the colors and simulated textures.

About this painting:
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on canvas
Original is sold


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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New Hope, Brahmans, cattle, Florida Art





"New Hope"

Painted this a couple of years ago, but didn't get to post it because I couldn't get a good image of it.  I  wanted to make it available in prints, so I tried again. (This painting includes a unique custom frame.)

I actually took pictures of this calf peeking around a tree.  The mother was a little farther away.  Took a lot of nice images of different cows and bulls as well.  Next, I sketched out some ideas before drawing this composition onto the canvas.  I added water and mist to the back ground for that foggy morning haze that is so common around here. The flowers add the feeling of spring, a time for new life and hope.

About this painting:
12 x 16 inches
Acrylic original
$875.00, Framed



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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I Am, true immortal, Jesus


"I Am"
20 x 24 inches
Acrylic on canvas

By far the Most challenging thing I have ever painted.  More than a year of work, and many tears went into this painting.

I kept thinking about the focus of Halloween: fear, death, blood, the un-dead, etc....  I thought about the one who brings love, life, forgiveness, joy, and restoration.  I'm not talking about religion or rules or tradition.  I'm talking about the man who gave us two commandments: Love God Almighty with all your mind, heart and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself.  So I wanted the focus to be on him!

"Very Truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I Am!"  John 8:58


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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Rough Water, Pelican, Wildlife, realism




"Rough Water (Pelican)"
©FawnMcNeill 2004
11 x 14 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
SOLD

I created this painting quite a few years ago-- from some photos I took at the Fort Pierce inlet. It began as a palette knife painting. But then I got into the brush work applied over the cool textures that the knife made. I love the hard rocks against the feathers, and all of that against the moving water. Nice contrasts. Added lots of details.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Flame Tree demo, Florida art by Fawn


"Flame Tree"  (Study of Royal Poinciana)
9 x 12 Acrylic painting 
Original demo on canvas panel
SOLD

I have several variations of this beautiful tree!  I have many photos I have taken of these trees over the years and love to paint them! This painting was started during class (with my students) and finished up later.  If you are interested in something similar, please let me know!


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Enjoy!

I use professional grade paints, quality canvas, primed hardboards, and/or acid free papers. My original works are truly original, created from my own photos, sketches, or life studies. These images can not be used without express written permission.  

(My Demo paintings are usually original: using my own sketches or photos, or photos my students bring in for that class. Occasionally they are created from an art book or calendar image.  Some of the materials used when creating demos are student grade. For example: the less expensive paints may fade in time, and a canvas panel is not the same quality as stretched canvas or hardboard.  This is why I price the demos at lower values.)


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Friday, September 29, 2017

Woodland Stream, demo painting


"Woodland Stream, Demo"
12 x 16 inches
acrylic on canvas
$395.00

Love the feeling this demonstration painting emotes as well as the contrast from the shadows against the grasses. This lesson went well and my students did an awesome job! 

For a limited time my demo paintings are on sale, 50 to 60 percent off!


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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cardinal demo painting


"Cardinal Demo"
11 x14 inches
Acrylic on canvas
$350.00

This is a little demonstration painting I did for an art class.  not an easy lesson! 

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gulf Breeze, seascape, sandy shore


"Gulf Breeze"
14 x 18 inches, Acrylic on canvas
Prints available

Just finished this one this morning!  Worked on it for a few weeks now, used some of my older photos as a spring board, then moved things around for a stronger composition.  Originally wanted to keep it more impressionistic and painterly, but once again I added more and more detail.  Oh Well!  I guess that is just my style.

The original is not yet available.


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Saturday, August 05, 2017

Rock Wall, mini mural, stones, faux finish




Acrylic on a wall

Also available without the scripture verse.

I've wanted to paint rocks on the wall above my counters for years!  So this summer I finally did it!
I love the colors and the texture, but most of all the way it actually tricks the eye to look like real stones piled up on each other.  The wall was textured, so that helped with the illusion.

Here is how I started.  The far right side was the hardest to reach:



I removed the switch plates and sanded them with sand paper to roughen them up some, then I primed them with gesso, so the paint won't be as apt to peal.  You can see how I matched the left one into the mural below.  

Red oxide, ultramarine blue, burnt umber, white, black, and yellow oxide turned out to be the colors I used the most.  I used Liquitex Basics (not the Matte series). I kept the paint moist with a small spritzer bottle of water, misting a little bit more often instead of a lot all at once, so as to not make puddles.  Used a palette knife to paint some extra texture now and then, also used a crumpled paper towel for some of the texture.  Had to leave it alone and let it thoroughly dry between coats before painting over the extra texture or it would just take the paint off.  The textured wall made it easy to add more texture, and I didn't need much.  It also made it interesting, trying to use it to enhance the rocks.  I kept my shadows consistent with the light source of the window, giving the rocks some depth.




This took me a week, 3 or 4 hours every time I had a chance.  
Approximately 25 hours
(click on an image to enlarge it).



I thought it would make a cool poster too, so I published it!  Enjoy!
Here is the link for the one without scripture:


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