Friday, December 12, 2014

FIVE SANDPIPERS PIPING

 DETAIL OF 4 X 12 OIL ON CANVAS



Funny little shore birds!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MORE PEARS

6 X 6 OIL ON WOOD CANVAS PANEL
Wishing everyone a joyful Christmas Season!  
Painted these pears to warm up for a larger still life I intend to do with the same  pears, a brass bowl and flowers.  I don't know if I will have time to do during the holidays.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

PEPPERS IN A GLASS BOWL

5 X 7 OIL ON PANEL
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Saturday, November 29, 2014

JUST LEMONS


 4.5 X 5 OIL ON CANVAS MOUNTED ON BOARD
Hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

COFFEE

10 X 8 OIL ON CANVAS
Coffee is one of the little things I am really thankful for.   Can you imagine life without it.  
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Monday, November 17, 2014

MOTHER AND SON IN THE SURF

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS SOLD
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

BEACH WORKSHOP DEMO

8 X 10 OIL ON STRETCHED CANVAS
I wanted to show the class how to loosely block in figures using just a few strokes with some good darks and a few pops of color.
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November workshop crew


Here are my fellow artists that came to my painting workshop last weekend
They were hardworking and great fun to paint with!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

PEARS ... WORKSHOP DEMO


8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS
We had a great time during my painting workshop in Foley, Alabama.
This painting of pears is one of the demonstrations I painted.
I hope to have some photos of the class.  Ms, Bonnie said she would email them to me!
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

BLUE HERON ON THE BON SECOUR RIVER

10 X 8 OIL ON CANVAS SOLD
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

HUMMING A NEW SONG

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS  SOLD
Hummingbirds are such fascinating little birds.  This one was in the crepe myrtle tree outside my sunroom window.  Hummingbirds are the tiniest birds on earth.   I always thought they sipped nectar up through that long beak, but I read that they lap up the nectar with their skinny little  tongues. 
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

BEACH PIXIE WITH A TURQUOISE BUCKET

10 X 8 OIL ON CANVAS
Isn't she a cutie!  This is the kind of casual portrait I like to paint.  Painting very loosly, I applied thick layers of paint with a palette knife.   
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SUNRISE BEACH BREAKFAST

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS SOLD
These little sandpipers are fun to watch skittering across the beach surf.
The morning light was just gorgeous that day.  
I use lots of paint with palette knife.  The water has layer after layer of color,

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

TEA WITH LEMON ON STRIPED CLOTH 
6 X 6 OIL ON PANEL

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PAINTED PELICAN

24 X 18 OIL ON STRETCHED LINEN SOLD
This pelican would not sit still on his post.  I kept telling him to sit still, sit still!
He got irritated with me , jumped off the post, rolled in my paint colors and flew off calling for SAARRAHH!  I did the best I could from memory.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

TREASURE HUNT IN THE SURF

8 X 8 WATERCOLOR
I started to name this GOLD DIGGER but she is just far too innocent!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

A MOMENT TO REMEMBER

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS
The excitement and wonder of a child is something we are constantly trying to recover as adults!
Peter Pan said to never grow up,,,,I should have heeded that advice!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SHORE BIRD DRESSED TO KILL

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS
I know, I know, you don't see any birds on the beach these colors!  Must be my red glasses!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

BEACH COWGIRL

10 X 13 OIL ON LINEN
If you are thinking about getting a portrait done for Christmas, now is the time to commission.
This impressionistic oil portrait is very loosely painted with lots of color.
Also I have an oil and acrylic workshop coming up and there is still space available.
Starts October 31.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

SAILBOATS UNDER GOLDEN SKY

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS
This colorful boat scene has lots of oil paint and is very loosely painted in an impressionistic style.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

CRAZY CHICK

7.5 X 4 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR SOLD
This little bird makes me smile!  The warm-up sketches usually come out really fresh.  That"s why it is a good idea to always use the best watercolor paper even for sketches and practice.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

LITTLE WHITE SAILBOAT

10 x 8 OIL ON CANVAS
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

GOLDEN MOMENTS AT THE BEACH

6 X 6 OIL  ON HARDBOARD PANEL
You can have a lot of fun playing with all the beautiful colors in the clouds!  This is  at the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

FAT CHICK BY ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK


7.5 X 7.5 WATERCOLOR SOLD
Playing with watercolors again.  These little chickadees hang out in the crepe myrtle tree next to my sunroom window.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

WHITE EGRET BY ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK

24 X 30 OIL ON CANVAS
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT SKETCH BY ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK

10 X 10 WATERCOLOR ON PAPER
This is a watercolor quick sketch from a live model at the Foley Performing Arts Center,
Although I paint mostly in oils I like to play with watercolors and pastels once in awhile

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FINISHED PASTEL SKETCH OF LADIES WADING IN THE SURF

11 X 11 PASTEL ON CANSON PAPER
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I like the gesture and colorful clothing of these figures.   This  is very loosely painted adding to the spontaneity of the moment.
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Monday, August 11, 2014

PASTEL BEACH SKETCH BY ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK

11 X 11 PASTEL ON CANSON PAPER in progress
Lots of colorful patterns to paint in the beachwear of these beach figures.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PASTEL PORTRAIT SKETCH

PASTEL ON CANSON PAPER
This sketch was done at the Thursday model session in Foley at the Art Center.  The model sits for about 2 hours.
I have not painted with pastels in a while and it takes some getting used to after using oils.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

LITTLE RED BOAT

6 X 6 OIL ON HARDBOARD PANEL
   A lot of paint with the palette knife was used on this little jewel giving this oil painting a nice sparkle.
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