Friday, September 19, 2014

Black and White Billy Goat

Debra Sisson Oil Painting Goat Portrait Farm Animal Pet Portrait

Oil on Canvas, 10" x 8".

This goat looks very different from his personality.  He appears to have the markings and horns suited for a battle.  He's really a gentle sweetie though.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Leaf scape abstract 16x20 day 30 in 30 day challenge...day 8




Leaf abstract

Day 8 of the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge.




Leaf abstract
16x20 on  gallery wrapped canvas


This painting was done with thick paint applications with brushes
And pallet knives.

After which a lot of scraping down and re-application
Of more paint. There was a rubbing out done in some
Areas as well.
I added small leaf skeletons to different
Area. Some of the leaves I had glazed with paint
Before pressing into the paint., many I left plain and they
Are extremely subtle.
Below see a close up of the pressed leaf details that are hidden
Throughout the painting.



I am really starting to enjoy more
Abstract painting the older I get, it is not as
Easy as it looks!

I have heard that if you can turn your painting any direction
And it looks good, you have a successful painting.
That is entirely true with this painting.

I hope you have enjoyed my painting of leaf abstract! As always
I would love to hear from you, feel free to comment.
This painting was given to my close friend Dodie up in Iowa.


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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wistful Pug II

Debra Sisson Oil Painting Dog Portrait Animal Pet

Oil on Canvas, 8" x 10".

Staying on the theme of Pugs, I painted one of my favorite images again from a few years ago.  His expressive eyes and wrinkle folds are adorable.  And so are the black felt-like ears!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Great Expectations 8x10 oil by Leslie newman


Great Expectations

This was a fun painting to do.
Great Expectations was one of three paintings I did
To enter into the Illinois river shed salon . This juried show is 
Annual and is relatively new. The paintings must be completed within 
The water shed area. When you enter your painting, you must provide the location
For the jurors to prove locations of the piece. 

This yr I did three paintings
All three paintings were submitted by the deadline on September 2nd. I think I had 2 minutes to spare! LOL

Waiting patiently to hear about results today. If any of my painting are juried in,
They go into a show and reception at a local garden
and art venue called  Compton
Gardens in Bentonville,NW Arkansas.The top 5-6 winners, then get to have their paintings
Put on display at Crystal
Bridges Museum of American Art.
How exciting that would be!
I feel like this is my  strongest piece of the three.
I was driving over a bridge and saw this shining water with a blue heron studying the
Water looking for a snack, thus the name of the painting,
Great Expectations

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www.leslienewmanfineart.blogspot.com

I am participating in a 30 paintings in 30 day challenge
With a California palette knife painter,
Leslie Saeta. She is so talented. It you simply google
30 paintings in 30 days you will find it. You are looking for the September
2014 challenge.

I would love to hear any comments you might have!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wise and Ageless Pug

Debra Sisson Oil Painting Dog Portrait Animal Pet

Oil on Canvas, 12" x 9".

I finished another portrait of my then elder pug, Mabel.  My lovely sweetheart passed into spirit in July at the wise old age of fifteen years and will always remain my faithful but very outspoken companion in life!  I am still in awe at how she retained her funny, joyful and accepting attitude throughout her sometimes difficult life.  She radiated beauty! 

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Perky Jack Ruissell

Debra Sisson Oil Painting Dog Portrait Animal Pet

Oil on Canvas, 10" x 8".

I loved portraying the markings on this particular JRT and the cute tilt of her head was very attractive too.  She was squinting just a little in the sunlight. 
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Denny's Garden Peppers

Debra Sisson Oil Still Life Painting Vegetables Garden Food

Oil on canvas, 9" x 11"

Bright and colorful and fresh off the vine!  Peppers of all shades, shapes and sizes are grown in my friends' garden every summer and I am happy to help harvest them and arrange some for painting as well.

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