Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring Landscape Oil Painting Daily Painting

"Spring Color"

6"x6" oil on primed art panel

The April showers have brought new color to the landscape.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Contemporary Suburbs Sunset Original Daily Painting Heidi Malott

"Around the Bend"
6"x6" oil on primed art panel.

Not one of my usual, but boy was it fun.  In order to avoid the "artist block"  I decided to have some fun and approach this painting with a less is more attitude and one large-ish brush.  I didn't worry about the outcome, just let the passion for painting lead the way.  Most times I try to keep this equation in my daily painting but sometimes it is easier said than done.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Seagull Sun Sand Blue Skies Summer Daily Painting

6"x6" oil on primed art panel

Today, I spent more time trying to figure out what to paint than the time it finally took me to paint this.  I felt like I was on a tightrope balancing over the dreaded artist block.  I am now exhausted mentally (I am always tired physically, I have 3 teens and a toddler).  I hope the "block" doesn't strike again tomorrow, blech!
Have a good night!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunset Landscape Contemporary Impressionism Daily Painting Heidi Malott

"Through the Cracks"

6"x6" oil on primed panel

Since I began this blog in 2006, I have always struggled with photographing my paintings to achieve their truest likeness for online viewing.  Over the years I have had some comments from patrons that they are pleased and find the painting to look even better in person.  I know monitors and screens vary slightly from one to the next, but I am working on the lighting in order to get my photos clearer and not so dim. 
I have made improvements on many images in my existing posts.   If you have read this far, thank you, and please feel free to have a "Better Look" at my gallery of artwork.  There are different options for viewing located at the right. 

There are still quite a few older paintings that could have better photo representation that I have not worked on yet, but will soon. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Summer Sunset Countryside Landscape Contemporary Impressionism

"Summer Sunset"
6x6" oil on primed art panel
One of my favorite times of the year.  Summer in the Midwest is so beautiful with the lush green fields and golden sunsets.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Surf Study Honolulu Hawaii Original Oil Painting Contemporary Impressionism 8x8

"Vintage Hawaii Surf Study"
8x8" oil on primed heavy art board

The gorgeous waters on the Honolulu shoreline last November.  I could see the inspiration of the vintage Hawaiian art when I stood on the beach with the calm tradewinds, I couldn't wait to paint this.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

8"x8" Beach Umbrella Seashore Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott

8"x8" oil on primed masonite panel

Please note the larger size on today's painting.  I went to my studio and reached for my stack of 6x6" panels and had none prepared.  I would have to prep some boards or grab what I had available so that I could paint today.  Whoops!

~Thanks for stopping by~ 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Original Oil Painting Young Boy Chasing Seagulls Beach Ocean Seashore

"Chasing Gulls at Sunset"
6"x6" oil on primed art panel

Kids love to chase the gulls on the beach.  The seagulls never seem to tire of it, they just land a few feet away.  I wouldn't be surprised if they enjoy it too.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Black Angus Cattle Cow Daily Oil Painting Rural Landscape

"Grazing the Sweet Grass"
6"x6" oil on primed artist panel

I can imagine the new grass in spring is a welcome treat to cattle after a long winter.   Kentucky landscape in April 2011.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Seagulls Sunset Beach Ocean Oil Painting Contemporary Impressionism

"Seagulls in the Fading Light"
6"x6" oil on primed art panel.

Sunsets on the East coast of the U.S. are so different from the glorious sunsets on the Pacific.  The Atlantic side has the sunrise on the ocean which is beautiful.  The sunset on the Atlantic is a shorter moment since the sun is drifting further away from the ocean.  You can catch a glimpse of the sunset in the clouds and the long shadows on the beach.  I know this is obvious information, and I sound quite random :D but it is an interesting thought when you are painting the fading light of a sunset in this moment. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Impressionist Landscape Countryside Farmhouse Barn Spring Green Original Oil Painting

"Spring Green"
6"x6" oil on primed art panel

The countryside is so beautiful in the spring.  The delicate greens sparkle in the pastures.  I am pleased with the atmosphere in the sky and fields of this painting.  You can see in most of my paintings the more simplified,broad brushwork, but sometimes scenes like these just demand a bit of delicacy in the brushwork to convey what first attracted me to the landscape.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunset Beach Lifeguard Chair Contemporary Impressionism Daily Painting Heidi Malott


"Another Safe Shift"
At 5:30 the lifeguards up and down the beach blow their whistle 3 times to signal the end of their watch.  They climb down and drag the chair away from the tide and call it a day.  The sun was setting on another safe day at the beach.  This painting has an abstract feel with the lines created by the buildings and their shadows and the vehicles tire marks in the sand.  I really enjoyed and had fun with this one.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Beach Ocean Landscape Contemporary Impressionist Oil Painting

"A Day on the Beach"
6"x6" oil on primed panel.

I set up a spot on the beach today and painted what I saw.  There is always a breeze on the beach, but I was able to keep everything from blowing away and really enjoyed sitting in the sand and painting.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lifeguard Chair Beach Ocean Daily Painting Heidi Malott

"Off Duty"
6"x6" oil on primed art panel

Sunset Beach Plein Air Painting Stroll Figure Palm Trees Contemporary Impressionism

"Sunset Stroll"
6"x6" oil on primed panel
Another plein air painting from my balcony.  The wind has been a little strong for painting right on the beach the last couple of days.  I am not complaining, the weather is wonderful!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011