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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