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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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

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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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

LEMONS AND FLOWERS WITH ORIENTAL DISH

12 X 12 OIL ON CANVAS
This colorful oil still life was painted from life rather than a photo.  I have used the little oriental dish in several paintings as I think the pattern adds a lot of interest.
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Friday, June 6, 2014

SUMMER STRAWBERRIES

12 X 12 OIL ON CANVAS

Fresh strawberries on a hot summer day. ..nothing like it except maybe strawberry shortcake!
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Thursday, May 22, 2014

SURF FISHERMAN displayed at new gallery opening in Gulf Shores, AL



16 x 16 oil on wood
Wonderful new gallery in Gulf shores.... the Gulf Coast Art Alliance fine art gallery!
The gallery is located across the street from the Acme Oyster House.

225 East 24th St.
Gulf Shores, Alabama

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ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK
GULF SHORES, AL

Thursday, May 15, 2014

TULIPS AND PEARS

16 X 12 OIL   
LINEN ON HARDBOARD
These luscious pears and tulips were painted from life.  You have to be quick with the tulips,
because they move!  I plan on having pear salad today for lunch.

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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Sunday, May 4, 2014

APPLES AND BLUE POTTERY VASE AUCTION FOR CHARITY

11 x 14 OIL ON CANVAS
FRAMED IN 2.5 WOOD GOLD FRAME
The auction for this original oil still life is open until June 6, noon, at the Performing Art Center in Foley, Alabama.   All proceeds go to the Lighthouse...a charitable organization to help give battered women a new life. I started the bid really low so stop by or call them to place a bid.  The number is 251 943 4381.
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Friday, April 25, 2014

COPPER COLANDER WITH FRUITS AND VEGGIES

20 X 20 OIL ON CANVAS
Lots of colorful vegetables and fruit in this oil still life.  I kept spritzing the cabbage to keep it from wilting. 
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

BLUE GROSBEAK

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS  SOLD
My friend Carolyn photographed this beautiful blue grossbeak here at Lazy Lakes.  We have not seen one of these birds before.  I am hoping he will come visit my bird feeder.
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

PINK FLOWERS WITH TEA CUP and ORANGES


20 X 20 OIL ON CANVAS
There's the Royal Dalton Old English Rose teacup, again.  I never get tired of painting them with their beautiful colors.  
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Friday, March 14, 2014

LEMON SLICES IN A BLUE DISH

 24 X 24 OIL ON CANVAS  SOLD
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Monday, March 10, 2014

COPPER POT WITH LEMONS IN AN ORIENTAL DISH

24 X 24 OIL ON CANVAS SOLD
This oil painting is a larger version of a smaller one I did a while back.
Painting the copper reflective surface is fun with alL the beautiful colors.  The little oriental dish has a pattern of boys chasing butterflies.  
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

A SPARROW'S SONG

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS
I have mentioned before that I think  the beauty of the sparrow is often overlooked because they are so plentiful.  This is a chestnut crested sparrow.  Lots of rich siennas!
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?  Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care.
Matthew 10: 29

Sunday, January 26, 2014

APPLES IN A STAINLESS STEEL BOWL

12 X 12 OIL ON CANVAS SOLD
This is another finished painting that I began in my workshop.  No question about the color dominance in this painting!  
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA 


Friday, January 17, 2014

SUNSET OIL PAINTING DEMO

 10 X 8 OIL PAINTING FINISHED



This is the where I  stopped with the 20 minute demo in the workshop.
I finished by darkening the boats and adding some thickly painted  color variations in the water with a palette knife
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Monday, January 13, 2014

BOY WITH BUCKET WORKSHOP DEMO

8 x 10 OIL ON CANVAS


This is as far as I went in the 40 minute demo.  To finish it up I mixed some big piles of  blue-grey,
green-gray and blue violet to jazz up the water a bit,  I used a palette knife on the reflections.  Then added more intense color on the shirt.
I had a full house for the workshop and we had a lot of fun and hopefully learned a few things!
I plan on posting the 2 other finished demos this week
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA


Thursday, January 2, 2014

SHRIMP BOATS

8 x 10 OIL ON CANVAS
These shrimp boats in the harbor are a common site on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

CAMELLIA IN A GLASS VASE

7 X 5 OIL ON PANEL
The camellia is the Alabama state flower.  These beautiful flowers are in bloom now and continue to bloom through out the winter months.
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Saturday, December 14, 2013

WATERCOLOR SEAGULL SANTA WISHING ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS


7.5 X 7.5 WATERCOLOR ON YUPO PAPER
Yupo paper is non-absorbent and the colors sit on the surface making interesting watery effects.  It is kind of fun to play with and you really never know exactly what it going to look like until it dries.
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ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK
GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

HUMMINGBIRD WATERCOLOR PAINTING

8 X 8 WATERCOLOR SOLD
This little bird was perched outside my window on a crepe myrtle twig.
One of  the nice thing about watercolors is they are dry  in a few minutes. Layering  washes of different colors can create some interesting color changes.  
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Matthew 6 : 26

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

BOATS AGAINST AUTUMN TREES BY ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK

6 X 6 OIL ON PANEL
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

THE GIFT OF LOVE

12 X 12 OIL ON CANVAS
Aren't these two little boys adorable!  Their mom provided this photo to paint.
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

And now  these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.
Corinthians 13: 13

Thursday, November 14, 2013

JUMPING FOR JOY! OIL PAINTING COMMISSION

11 X 14 OIL ON STRETCHED CANVAS   SOLD
I really like the gesture of these children jumping into the water.  This painting is an oil portrait commission, that will bring  years of  pleasant memories to mind. 
While painting this, I paid attention to the negative space to relate the proportions of the figures to each other.
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Rejoice always, pray continually
Thessalonians 5:16-17

Monday, November 4, 2013

BOVINE OUT TO DINE

12 X 12 OIL ON CANVAS
Just mooing around..
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He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters,
He restores my soul.
Psalms 23: 2-3

Friday, November 1, 2013

PALETTE KNIFE PEAR

5 X 7 OIL ON PANEL
This pear was luscious to eat and fun to paint.  Fruit is a good thing!!
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,  patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Galatians 5: 22-23

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

PANSY TO BE AUCTIONED FOR HOSPICE

12 X 12 OIL ON GALLERY WRAPPED CANVAS
This floral painting  with pansies will be auctioned November 2, 5:30 pm  at the Wharf Events Center in Orange Beach Alabama.   This is the 9th annual Harvest of Hope benefiting Community Hospice.
To purchase tickets to this event call 252 943 5015. 
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

DARK HEADED BEACH PIXIE

12 X 12 OIL ON STRETCHED CANVAS
This figurative beach scene was painted with a loaded brush and some palette knife.
This one is not as loosely painted as the smaller study I did a while back. 
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
1 John 3:1

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

RED AND YELLOW PEPPERS

                             
5 x 7 OIL ON CANVAS PANEL 
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

BRASS BOWL WITH PEAR AND FLOWERS

11 X 14 OIL ON STRETCHED CANVAS SOLD
Lots of lively color on this oil still life painting.  I set this up and painted it from life rather than photos. I had to really simplfy the reflections on this brass bowl
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Monday, October 7, 2013

LITTLE GIRL WITH A BIG FLOPPY HAT

10 X 8 OIL ON STRETCHED CANVAS SOLD
I used more grays, warm against cool in this figurative beach study. The use of more muted color is quiet a contrast to the previous painting, where I painted with more intense color.
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA