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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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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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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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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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.
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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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Thursday, October 3, 2013

DARK SKINNED LITTLE BEAUTY AT THE BEACH

10 X 8 OIL ON STRETCHED CANVAS
This cute little girl was enjoying  a beautiful September day at the beach. I am enjoying the slightly cooler weather here on the Alabama Gulf Coast, too.
I used  a loaded brush and a palette knife to apply the oils thickly on this figurative painting..
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Saturday, September 28, 2013

WATERCOLOR MASKED BIRD ON RED

9 X 10
I can't remember what kind of bird  have here.  I like the abstract red foliage in the background. 
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Saturday, September 21, 2013

BOATS WITH GLOWING SUNSET

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS SOLD
I usually avoid painting oranges especially with its blue compliment but in this seascape, the colors work well on the shimmering sunset waters.  I placed colors of equal value next to each other to capture that luminescence.  .
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Saturday, September 14, 2013

WATERCOLOR OF BOYS ON THE BEACH

8 X 8 WATERCOLOR
I have painted this image before in oils...a lot of difference in watercolor.  
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Saturday, September 7, 2013

SAILBOATS BELOW YELLOW CLOUDS

10 X 8 OIL ON CANVAS
The intense colors on this seascape make it a lively painting.  Don't forget to sign up for the workshop in Foley this month. Look to the right of this page and you will see the information.  We are going to have a lot of fun and learn some new things!
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

BOY AT THE BEACH WITH TOY SAILBOAT

12 X 12 OIL ON HARDBOARD PANEL
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Sunday, September 1, 2013

LITTLE GIRL IN THE RED PATTERNED SWIM SUIT

8 X 8 WATERCOLOR
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

BEACH BUDDIES

11 X 14 OIL ON CANVAS
This impressionistic figurative painting is a typical Gulf Shores beach scene.
The beach has been packed all summer with vacationers. Although I like going to the beach to make photos for my paintings, I can't wait for the quieter fall season when the breezes are cooler and the beach is serene.
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Monday, August 19, 2013

WATERCOLOR OF LITTLE GIRL AT THE BEACH

9 X 6 SOLD
This another of the watercolor figure studies I did a couple of weeks ago.  She is a cute little beach baby!
  
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Friday, August 2, 2013

SUN BATHED

18 X 24 OIL ON CANVAS
$1250.00
My smaller canvases did not come in so I had to paint a little larger.  

GREEN MUG WITH LEMONS AND SPOON by ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK
This painting is currently in the OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA SALON SHOW in Petoskey, Michigan 

8 X 8  Watercolor SOLD
As I mentioned earlier, I have been playing with watercolors for a change.
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Monday, July 22, 2013

BOY CAPTURING OCEAN TREASURES

6 X 6 OIL ON CANVAS HARDBOARD
I went for a walk on the beach yesterday and it was just beautiful!  I got lots of new photos to use as painting references.
 I might as take the rest of the summer off from painting...it has been one thing after the other.
Today it was vertigo...not fun.  I have been painting some watercolor studies to change things up a little. I will post some of them soon.  Also, I have scheduled a couple of painting workshops.  The information is in the right hand margin at the top of my blog.
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA

Friday, June 28, 2013

SEAGULL STRUTTING IN THE SURF

12 X 12 OIL ON CANVAS PANEL
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Monday, June 10, 2013

10 X 8 OIL ON STRETCHED CANVAS
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

BLUE HERON IN THE SAND DUNES

10 X 8 OIL ON LINEN SOLD
Blue herons are a common sight here on the Gulf Coast..  They look more like gray herons to me!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SISTERS IN THE SAND DUNES

10 X 8 OIL ON CANVAS  SOLD
I like painting all kinds of subject matter but I think painting figures wins out as my favorite.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

PEARS, TWO GREEN, ONE RED

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS
This still life of these colorful pears took a while to complete.  The colors are much richer on the original. I just could not get a good photo of this one.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

INDIGO BUNTING #4

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS SOLD
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

WOOD THRUSH

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS
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Monday, May 6, 2013

IMPRESSIONISTIC YELLOW ROSES


A LOVELY SURPRISE
7 X 5 OIL ON PANEL
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

SUMMER TANAGER SHAKING HIS TAIL FEATHERS

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS SOLD
This brilliant red bird is another that I photographed at the bird banding on Fort Morgan Peninsula
I think he his a little weary from his 40 hour flight from the tropics to the Gulf Coast.
These beautiful birds testify to the glory of God!!
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Friday, April 26, 2013

NORTHERN PARULA



8 X 19 OIL ON CANVAS N/A
This is another bird that I photographed at the bird banding  Although, these small birds nest on the Gulf Coast, I have yet to see one in my yard. 
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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

RED-HEADED HOUSE FINCH


RED HOUSE FINCH
7 X 5 OIL ON PANEL  
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS SOLD
This is one of the birds that hang around my bird feeder.  He is a curous little thing.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

8 X 10 OIL ON STRETCHED CANVAS
I photographed several colorful birds at the spring bird-banding  on Fort Morgan peninsula last week.
These birds just completed migration from the tropics, about a 40 hour flight.  Fort Morgan is one of their first land stops in the States.   I have no idea how this really yellow warbler got the name prothonotary....what does that mean anyway??
More birds to come.
Also, I was really excited to find that one of my paintings was accepted for the 2013 Oil Painter of America  Salon Exhibition.   I am honored!    
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Friday, April 12, 2013

LADY BLUEBIRD'S QUIET BEAUTY

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS SOLD
Although the colors in the female bluebird are not as intense as her vivid blue mate,
she has her own muted beauty.
   
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Thursday, April 4, 2013

SILLY SEAGULLS IN THE SURF

12 X 12 OIL ON HARDBOARD CANVAS PANEL SOLD
Gee, these sea birds were feeling colorful today!  Wonder what they are talking about?
   
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

INDIGO BUNTING #3

8 X 10 on STRETCHED LINEN CANVAS   SOLD
The blues on these little birds are so rich!  This one, I photographed at the bird banding in Fort Morgan a while back   He was actually being held by his little feet by one of the bird experts,  so I had to use my imagination for the feet and foliage 
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

COPPER POT AND LEMONS

 8 X 10 OIL ON STRETCHED LINEN CANVAS SOLD
This is one of the demonstrations I painted for my oil and acrylic workshop this last weekend
I love the colors reflected in the copper pot.  
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

5 X 7 OIL ON CANVAS HARDBOARD PANEL SOLD
It seems I have gone to the birds!  Something about painting these  avian beauties seems to nurture the soul.
This colorful hummingbird was resting outside my sun room window.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

BLUEBIRD IN THE BREEZE

10 X 8 OIL ON LINEN SOLD
We have 4 or 5 different bluebird families building in our birdhouses in the back yard.  They always look like the are posing for the camera, perched up in the trees.
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Monday, March 11, 2013

BABY CHICKS IN AWE OF THEIR NEW LIFE

8 X 10 OIL ON LINEN SOLD
Aren't these little newly hatched chicks  the cutest!!   They were only one day old when I photographed them at the Foley Feed Store.   Lots of exotic birds in this store on county road 65 one half block south of 98 in Foley, Alabama.
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