Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Snowman Painting Winter Snow

With a house full of kids, you're bound to see a snowman or two. 
"Snow Day"  6"x6" oil on primed masonite.

Studio Sale continues, see top right of blog for details

Monday, November 29, 2010

Winter Landscape Snow Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott

"Winter Skies"

There is something so peaceful and quiet in the Midwest landscape during winter.  The air is cold, the clouds hang low and the fresh, soft snow acts as a buffer to any noise. 
6"x6" oil on primed masonite

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Snowy Ridge and Randy Higbee Gallery Exhibit Costa Mesa, CA

"Snowy Ridge" 
Winter temps are here to stay.  I do love the contrast of the cool blues of the reflective sky on the snow and the warm glow of the setting or rising sun as it shines on the dry grasses and scrub.
6"x6" oil on primed masonite

Studio News
I am honored to be asked to participate in the Randy Higbee 6" Squared Exhibit with so many amazing artists.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Palm Tree Painting Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott

"Palms in Hawaii"
There are so many varieties of palm trees, but they all conjure up the same feeling for me.  A sign of a warm, tropical place and the polar opposite of my current location.
6"x6" oil on primed masonite

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Surf Hawaii Diamond Head Waikiki Beach Honolulu Ohau


"Early Morning Surf"  Every morning, as soon as the sun was up, you could see the locals out catching a wave before work.  What a great workout, something you don't see in the midwest!  Hang Loose!
6"x6" oil on primed artboard

Monday, November 8, 2010

Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Green Study

Study of greens in an overcast environment. 
6"x6" oil on primed artboard.
Painting on an overcast day can be a challenge.  I enjoy the exercise, though, of trying to capture those subtle grayed down greens.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Mexico Sky Study Southwest Painting Heidi Malott

New Mexico Sky Study 11/5/10
6"x6" oil on primed masonite.

studio sale continues, see top of blog for details

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Arizona Landscape Southwest Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott

"Southwest Souvenier"
6"x6" oil on primed masonite. 

Painting the landscape so different from my home was so awesome.  I hope to get out West again soon. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Southwest Landscape Arizona Contemporary Impressionism Painting

"Storm Clouds"
 I loved being able to see the storms that were miles away move along the horizon.  Sort of eerie yet very cool.

6"x6" oil on primed art board.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Chickens Roosters Painting Large 9x12 Contemporary Impressionism

"Feeding Her Chickens"  9"x12"  Oil on primed artboard.
One of the few larger paintings on this blog.  This painting was done a couple years ago, so it is dry and ready for a home.  I have to say it is one of my favorites due to the rich color, texture and subject matter. 

Texas Landscape Ranch near Amarillo Painting Heidi Malott

"Two Little Birds
Texas Ranch Landscape"

6"x6" oil on primed artboard.

I have been jumping around on subject matter lately. I like to mix things up so I don't get in a rut. So I enjoy checking out my archives from past trips. Thankfully I was able to plein air paint a lot this fall. The weather is changing quickly though and I have been back in the studio the last week or so due to a very busy toddler, colder weather and my oldest who is recovering from a tonsillectomy. Never a dull moment around here. I hope to do some more Southwest paintings over the next few days. So stop in anytime to see the latest "still wet" paintings.