Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sheep Sunset Painting Autumn Impressionism Alla Prima Daily Art

Somedays painting can become too methodic. I started thinking how easy it is to forget what inspired me to paint something in the first place. Having very little time before the baby awoke from his nap, I picked up the brush and started painting from the "leftovers" on my palette. Pushing paint with only color and value in mind, I ended up with one of my favorite paintings. It was fresh and full of unmixed color. It is important to let our inspiration "drive" with our skills riding "shotgun". Painting everyday allows this experience to blossom.
This painting is 6"x6" oil on board.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Landscape Painting Sunset Clouds Autumn Fields Shadows Daily Art

"Autumn Shadows"

The soybeans at sunset were ready for harvest. The purple shadows were beautiful against the warm soybeans in the sun.

This painting is 6"x6" oil on board.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Autumn Landscape Painting Road Drive Fall Foilage Original Art

"Autumn Road"

 This fall the leaves are changing quickly. On our way from church yesterday we took the long way home.

 This painting is 6"x6" oil on board

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cow Painting Hereford Calf Contemporary Oil

"Looking for Mama" Out of all the cows I paint, I love Herefords. Especially on a sunny day, their beautiful reddish orange hides against the green pasture is amazing.
This painting is 6"x6" oil on board.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Guitar Painting Young Man Playing Music oil Painting

not for sale
"A New Tune" To say that my son likes to play guitar is an understatement. I was pleased to catch him in a natural pose. This painting is 6"x6" oil on board.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Schoolhouse One Room Oil Painting Comtemporary

"School's In"

I am so grateful that this old schoolhouse was spared from destruction. It sits adjacent to a new modern school. Built in 1886 it sits in excellent condition. When I walk by it I imagine all the school children running around in the schoolyard, while the teacher rings the school bell, so many years ago.

This painting is 6"x6" oil on board.

Friday, October 16, 2009

White Barns Sunset Autumn Contemporary Rural Painting Oil

"White Barns at Sunset" I wish everytime I painted it could be this much fun! Don't get me wrong, I love to paint. There are just times that it is a true joy to paint and the brush just seems to dance!
This painting is 6"x6" oil on board.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pumpkin Autumn Painting Landscape Original Art Oil

"Pumpkin Frost"

I have a couple other pumpkin paintings in my gallery under "barns, farms" if you would like to see them, click below.

This painting is 6"x6" oil on board.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Impressionist Clouds Landscape Sky Painting Original Art

"Clouds on the Horizon" I painted with my daughter today. What a great time. She is a very talented young lady.
This painting is 6"x6" oil on board.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Autumn Landscape Impressionist Field Contemporary Painting

"Autumn Earth"

I love the rich earthy colors in this field. If you look closely there are many different colors swirled together.

This painting is 6"x6" oil on board.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Barn Contemporary Sunset Landscape Art Painting Autumn

"White Barn Red Fields"

I loved the contrast of this white barn and the soybean fields at sunset. I had a difficult time with my digital camara trying to catch the myriad of color in the fields in this painting especially on a dark rainy day. I will try again on a sunny day.
This painting is 6"x6" oil on board.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Daily Painting Farmhouse Sunset Country Rural Landscape Impressionism

"Sunset, Country Farmhouse"

 This house caught my eye across the field in rural Indiana. It looked like a country villa in Europe. This young home is probably only about a century old though. Just a youngin' although it has been through a couple of generations of farmers.

This painting is 6"x6" oil on board.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Impressionist Sky Clouds Rural Landscape Country Road Painting


"Autumn Sky" We know the sky is vast, but when you have days like this, the clouds really show you the depths of the heavens. This painting is 6"x6" oil on board.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Autumn Barn Sunset Autumn Fall Painting Original Oil Daily Painter

"Autumn Barn"

The setting sun seemed to set the soybean fields on fire. Many artists refer to this time of day as the golden hour.

6"x6" oil on board. 

Monday, October 5, 2009

Impressionist Landscape Fall Autumn Fields Trees Original Art Painting

"Sunday in October" 6"x6" oil on board.
Yesterday we drove to my Grandmothers for a visit. I passed the same fields that I did as a child. Today I bring her my children. I am grateful they get to see her. I tell them many stories so they get to know her as I did.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cycling Painting Contemporary Landscape Biking Bike Cyclist

"Cycling in the Countryside" 6" x 6" oil on masonite. What a beautiful day for biking. Cool autumn air and beautiful landscapes. I just wish they had more room on the road for a safer journey. Everytime my son heads out I say a little prayer. -it's what moms do :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Contemporary Landscape Painting Art Heidi Malott

"Fall Fields"

We took the kids out for a drive in our old convertable last Sunday. The air was getting chilly. I snapped picture after picture of the fields changing colors, it was like a patchwork quilt. I plan to do a few more alla prima paintings from this outing. I don't think I am ready for the winter months ahead. Summer and Fall are my favorite times of the year.

6"x6" oil on primed masonite.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Chicken Painting Rooster Hen Original Art

"Girl with Chickens"

My little Rebekah of Sunnybrook Farm. Such a little beanpole. She had fun chasing the chickens back into the barn for her aunt.

6"x6" oil on primed masonite.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Impressionist Daily Painting Old Pickup Truck Barn Rural Landscape

"Old Work Truck"
A familiar scene in rural Indiana and I am sure across rural America. Autumn nears with cooler days, time to break out the flannels.
6"x6" oil on primed masonite.