Tuesday, June 20, 2017

TREASURED MEMORIES by Elizabeth Blaylock

12 x 12 oil on wood panel
Beautiful little girl and boy on the glorious Gulf Shores, Alabama Beach, totally enjoying just splashing in the surf of the ocean.   They have tossed cares to the wind!  
I am sure that the parents are lovingly watching over them as our father in heaven watches over us.
They know it in their very being!

Luke 12: 6-7
 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

APRIL BLUEBIRD by Elizabeth Blaylock

8 x 10 OIL ON HARDBORD CANVAS PANEL
$375 unframed plus s/h
The bluebirds are back in our bird house.  This fellow is guarding his territory from the jays and the blackbirds
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Friday, April 21, 2017

BLUE CRAB WITH PURPLE

20 X 20 OIL ON CANVAS
I am working on a series of 20 x 20 oils of  Alabama coastal wildlife.  As usual, I am going funky and colorful rather than realistic.  Don't think you will find them on a species id site!  
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Monday, April 10, 2017

SWEET HUMMINGBIRD BY Elizabeth Blaylock

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS
These little birds are always fascinating and fun to paint,  Lots of color variation in her light breast. 
I have not put up my hummingbird feeder, but I have a bottle bush plant and they seem to like it.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SEASHORE SISTERS BY ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK


5 X 7 OIL ON HARDBOARD CANVAS JPANEL
$155.00
These gals are soaking up the sun with a side of juicy gossip.  This painting make me want to head to the beach and forget it all!!
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Saturday, April 1, 2017

MOTHER AND SON WALKING THE SURF

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS
This is the finished oil painting I started as a demo at my Foley workshop.
Using simple strokes to describe the gesture of the figures, I pushed the flesh tones to warm oranges and pinks to contrast with the cool blues of the water.  
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

SWEET YELLOW FLOWERS


12 X 12 OIL ON HARD BOARD CANVAS PANEL

This is one of the demonstrations I did in my workshop in Foley last week
With flowers one has to really simply to keep the from being too busy.
Basically just a couple of values with a dark in the center 
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Monday, March 13, 2017

RED ROBIN AND WORKSHOP

6 X 6 RED ROBIN

PAINTING WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY!
APRIL 29TH AND 30TH
(HOT SPINGS ARKANSAS AREA)


Come join us for a two day workshop given by the outstanding artist Elizabeth Blaylock and hosted by Dr. Tim Bainum at the beautiful new Caddo River Art Gallery and Studio! Each day will begin with a 40-minute demonstration showing the students how to compose a painting rapidly applying clean fresh color and noting some of the key elements of painting. Students are encouraged to start and complete at least one new painting each day. Students may bring their own reference photos to paint or they may paint the same photo used in the demo which will be provided to them. The importance of composition, value (darks and lights), and keeping color lively are stressed throughout the workshop.


We will begin each day at 9:30 AM, break for a catered lunch, and finish around 4 PM. The location is at the Caddo River Art Gallery at 8554 Highway 182, Amity, AR, 71921. The price is $350 which includes lunch and soft drinks. To hold your space, please mail your payment to 213 Long Island Dr, Hot Springs, AR, 71913. Make checks payable to Tansill Stough, (workshop organizer).  For Questions, please call Tansill at 501-538-4444.



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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

HERON IN THE DUNES by Elizabeth Blaylock

20 x 20 oil on Canvas
$575 plus S/H

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

PELICAN IN FLIGHT CHECK by Elizabeth Blaylock

20 x 20 oil on canvas
$575 unframed plus shipping
This was a fun painting.  It is hard to take a pelican too seriously.
This guy was perching on a piling on the Bon Secour river.  Beautiful scenery boating down that little river.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

PORTRAIT OF ART BY ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK

9 x 12 oil on hardboard panel
Art was a great model for our Thursday painting session at the Foley Art Center.   This was about an hour and 20 minute portrait sketch. It was great to see everyone again as I don't often get to take the time.  Lunch afterward at Gelato Joe's was perfect!
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

SUN AND SURF REVISITED by ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK

12 X 16 OIL ON  CANVAS PANEL
This is a painting I reworked simplifying shapes and recovering the color dominance resulting  a stronger, more harmonious painting. 
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

YELLOW FLOWERS IN A BRASS POT by Elizabeth Blaylock


12 X 12 OIL ON HARDBOARD CANVAS PANEL

I always strive for a painting that has SONG and DANCE....I want the colors to sing and the subject to dance across the canvas.  
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Friday, February 3, 2017

FLOWERS IN THE WINDOW

7 X 5 OIL ON WOOD PANEL
I have painted this triangular vase many times before.  I love all the colors coming thru the water.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

LEMON SLICES WITH FORK BY ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK

5 X 7 OIL on HARDBOARD CANVAS PANEL
Why is lemon yellow not the color of lemons??  Sure would be simpler.  I find you have to tame the yellow  or you will have screaming yellow lemons!
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Monday, January 9, 2017

LADY HUMMINGBIRD BY ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK

6 X 6 OIL on PANEL
This little hummingbird was actually perched on a tomato cage on my deck.
I am imagine she is enjoying warmer weather in the tropics now!  We are having some unusually cold weather here in Gulf Shores.  Hopefully back up in the 70s this weekend.
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Friday, January 6, 2017

PORTRAIT OF FAY


9 X 12  OIL ON LINEN
A more colorful approach on this portrait was used.   
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Monday, January 2, 2017

PORTRAIT WITH SEPIA TONES by Elizabeth Blaylock

12 X 9 OIL ON PANEL
This is another 2 hour portrait sketch I painted from a model in Carolyn  
Anderson's workshop.   Thin washes with delicate hints of color. 
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Friday, December 30, 2016

HUMMINGBIRD IN FLIGHT

6 X 6 OIL ON CANVAS WOOD PANEL
I am always fascinated with these little birds.  Mostly ruby throated hummingbirds are the ones I see at my feeder.
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Monday, December 5, 2016

KIDS CRABBING ON THE PIER by ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK

24 x 30 oil on Canvas  SOLD
These children are having a ball catching crabs at grandmother"s house!  Sweet memories.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

TACKY JACK'S by ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK

9 x 12 oil on panel
This is another of the paintings I did on site at the Gulf Shores plein air event earlier the is month.
I find nothing leisurely about painting outdoors as one has to paint like the possessed to capture the changing light.  I love my studio!
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

VIEW FROM PIRATES COVE BY ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK

9 X 12 OIL ON HARDBOARD PANEL
This is one of the paintings I did a couple of weeks ago in the plein air event that was hosted in Gulf Shores.  The staff at the Pirates Cove restaurant was kind enough to let me set up in the shade on their back porch.  This was a dreamy location for a plein air painter.  I am really accustom to the comforts of my studio but I thought I would give this a shot.  My hat goes off to all the out door painters!
Also I found that the cheeseburgers the rustic Pirates Cove restaurant are truly outstanding and the view is magnificent.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

ADORABLE IN BLUE AT THE BEACH

9 X 12 OIL ON HARD BOARD CANVAS PANEL
This is a one hour demo I painted for my workshop a couple of weeks ago.
This figure was a lot darker than the background with a few touches of light hitting.
Keeping the edges soft lends more of an impression of movement.  The figures in the background
were painting with just a couple of stokes capturing the gesture..
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Monday, October 31, 2016

PEPPERS IN A ORIENTAL DISH

9 x 12 oil on CANVAS PANEL
This is one of the  oil paintings I did as a demo in my workshop this last weekend.
We had a lot of fun painting in Fairhope and hopefully learned a few new things.
I loved painting with my new artist friends.  Thank you all!
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Monday, October 10, 2016

LOVELY PENSIVE MODEL

12 BY 9 OIL ON PANEL
I have been away in Taos Ski Valley at Carolyn Anderson's workshop.  Wow, was it ever a great workshop hosted at the Hotel ST. Bernard which has a 5 star chef and the most accomodating staff ever.  
This is the first model I painted, in about a 3 hour sitting.  I love Carolyn Anderson's soft dreamy technique!  She uses a lot of transparent oil colors and stresses the incorporation of the background to create a pleasing solid painting. 

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

BLUE HYDRANGEAS WITH BANANAS AND ORIENTAL JAR


24 X 18 OIL ON CANVAS
I set up the hydrangeas to paint, realized I had no time to paint while fresh, so I photographed them. Then started the painting from the photo.  Anyway I ended up buying more flowers and setting up the still life again.  It is pretty amazing how much more you see from real life rather than photos.
After I finished I wrote this poem below..( remember I am not a poet!)

AN ARTIST SOLILOQUY

Compose the painting, block in big shapes
Don’t care how long it takes 

Uh-Oh running off the edge
Wipe out now, don’t try to hedge

Slash in those dark
with big bold marks

Lay in that color with strokes of power
Make  color sing like a passion flower

Check the values, check the light
Try to avoid an eyeball fight

Gee, the shapes are jumping out of position
Could it be the color transition?

Looking a bit Ho-Hum, as feared
Darn! the darks have disappeared

Put them back and some edges lose
instead of going for that booze

Now looks like I am getting there soon
Hope so or I will turn into a loon!

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Monday, September 5, 2016

BIRD VASE WITH FLOWERS AND APPLES

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS
 Painting white is always a challenge.  Lots of different colors involved to keep the whites lively and not pasty.  Absolutely no pure white used. Constantly asking is this section warm or cool.
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

APPLELUSCIOUS

7 X 5 OIL ON PANEL
$135 plus S/H
It can be fun to do a simple subject.  I like the rich colors in this one,
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