Sunday, January 31, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Garden Chairs

These garden chairs were tucked into a flowering hedge at one of my favorite outdoor gardening shops, Northwind Perennial Farm. It's the kind of place that has been so artfully and tastefully done that you could spend an entire afternoon lingering around. They also have animals, so we try and go with our boys often.

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Remington Typewriter

The second in my typewriter series; I hope to do three. My favorite thing about it is the looseness. If I had gotten too lost in all of the detail this wouldn't have been fun at all. Also kept it modern by pumping up the color factor.

6x6 on 1/8" museum quality panel



Saturday, January 23, 2016

Carver's Rock

Found lots of photos from one of our favorite hiking spots, Carver's Rock. Used to hike there with my dad when I was young, and now my husband and I take our boys. Quite beautiful and full of memories, old and new.

9x12 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sunbather

Many years ago I was in Playa del Carmen with my husband and some of my family. We came across this woman lounging in the water. She gave two or three poses as I tried to inconspicuously snap a few photos.

She was one of my first paintings and has hung in my home for years. Although I don't often paint people, was inspired to paint another of her poses this week. :)

6x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Small Bouquet

I often find myself painting flowers on days when the temperatures go below zero. :)

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Guacamole Face

Set up this fun still life with some of the fixings we had for guacamole. Thought it would be a great challenge to have the different greens and the many shadows. Avocado eyes, lime nose, and jalapeño mouth--makes my face happy just thinking about it! :)

6x6 on 1/8" museum quality panel


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Food for Thought

This pimiento rojo came to me mid-winter in Wisconsin from Spain. I have a yellow one too; it came from Mexico. Mexico didn't surprise me so much, but Spain? That's across an ocean!

6x6 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sarah's Chickadee

Can you believe this chickadee landed on my step-sister's hand like this? With no seed! I would have been as thrilled as she was! Beautiful area too, believe she was at Lake Tahoe, one of my very favorite places.

6x6 on 1/8" museum quality panel


Monday, January 11, 2016

Snow Angel

Snow angels remind me of the magic of childhood. I will never forget teaching both of my boys how to make them. Each would plop into the fluffy snow and move their arms and legs as strong as they could. I would help them up so not to disturb their creations... The look on their faces when they turned and saw what they made! Pure joy.

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel


Friday, January 8, 2016

White Geese

Found these little beauties at a local farm. Loved the way the light seemed to make their white feathers glow. It always amazes me how many colors one can actually find in white. Such a fun color to paint!

6x6 on 1/8" museum quality panel



Thursday, January 7, 2016

PYT

My husband asked for a fun record player for Christmas. Also purchased this record as a gift to myself. "Pretty young thing, repeat after me, sing na-na-na..."

8x10 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Buddha Frog

This little guy sits on the hutch in our living room. I put him in the sunshine and he seemed to be absorbing the energy, just as we would do. Doesn't he just make you feel happy and relaxed?

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel



Saturday, January 2, 2016

Antique Lamp

This beautiful stained-glass lamp is one of a set that has been with me since I had my very first place some 20 years ago. It also happens to be one of the very first things I ever tried to draw 10 years or so ago. This painting makes me realize just how far I've come with my art during that time!

6x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel
www.halliekohnart.com