Monday, January 30, 2012

Island Hike Oahu Palm Trees Daily Painting Landscape

"Island Hike"
6x6" oil on primed masonite
Hiking on Oahu for my husband and I was most likely a once in a lifetime event. Here we found a clearing on our way up to Manoa Falls. We read that it was a rugged trail, which it was. However, all our hiking in Southern Indiana made it a piece of cake. Of course the falls at the end were beautiful.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Colorado Cows Daily Oil Painting Black Angus

"Colorado Cows"
6x6" oil on primed masonite

The cows and lush green countryside were actually a welcome sight for us Midwesterners after traveling through the desert and canyons of Arizona for two weeks.  They just looked so content on the mountainside

Friday, January 27, 2012

Girlfriends Beach Bikinis Happy Hour Daily Oil Painting Heidi Malott


6x6" oil on masonite

I could sit on the beach and paint for days on end.  Sometimes I get so into my work that I don't pay attention to the surf until it is inches from my easel!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Antique Toy Car Child Contemporary Impressionist Painting

"New Driver"
6x6" oil on primed masonite

This little car has seen many hours of "driving" from more than ten little children over a period of many years.  As old as the saying is, it still holds true, "they just don't make 'em like they used to".

The sunny day made for a pleasant painting experience.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Beachcombers Painting Ocean Figures Beach Impressionism

"The Beachcombers"
6"x6" oil on primed masonite

Who doesn't like to stroll on the beach alongside the ocean?  Like I mentioned in a previous post of the surfers in Hawaii.  I am a land-locked girl and cannot get enough time by the ocean.  I think it is one of my favorite things to do.  Good for the soul as well.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Surfers Wait Surfing Hawaii Contemporary Painting

"First Waves"
6x6" oil on primed masonite


Being from a land locked state, I was mesmerized by watching the surfers.  They would be up before the sun and out waiting for the first waves.  The morning sun would rise and you could see the surfers sitting on their boards bobbing up and down on the surf, waiting and conversing with each other.  What a difference from hitting the gym before work.  What a great way to start the day for your body, mind and soul.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Contemporary Impressionism Intersection at Dusk Small Town

"Intersection at Dusk"
6"x6" oil on primed masonite

I can't put my finger on it, but there is something about dusk in the summertime.  The sky is still bright but the light around you is low and quickly fading.  The streetlights come on and the lights of a small town intersection seem so inviting.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Impressionism Seascape Oil Painting Sailboat

"Sea Glass"
6x6" oil on sanded art board

This painting reminds me of one of my favorite things, sea glass.  The broken bits of paint remind me of one of my favorite painters also, Edgar Payne.  I love his work, especially his seascapes and his Western North American Landscapes.  If you have never seen his work I suggest you check him out online.  You are in for a treat!

special note:  I always like to suggest something with viewing impressionist paintings on your computer.  You may enjoy them in a different perspective, by stepping back about 3 paces.  Let me know what you think about this.  

Summer Blues Landscape Meadow Oil Painting

"Summer Blues"
6x6" oil on primed masonite

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Colorado Landscape Contemporary Impressionism

"Silverton Landscape"
6"x6" oil on primed masonite

I will be honest, I get very bored painting the same location or season or anything for too long.  Winter is just beginning here in the Midwest, but I am ready to paint something other than the grays.  Which explains the beach scenes the last few days.   Don't get me wrong, I can find something that pulls me to paint just about anywhere and anytime.  I find that if I paint the same thing for too long I get in a rut and start to paint on autopilot.   So to shake it up I wanted to paint some scenes from a recent trip to Durango and Silverton, CO.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Impressionist Painting Children Beach Boy Child

"Child's Play"
6"x6" oil on primed masonite

A visit to the ocean is always special.  My kids can play all and I mean ALL day in the sand and water.

I enjoyed the softness of this little painting.  Kind of like the sweet little boy, very soft at heart.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Soul Refresher Beach Umbrella Ocean Daily Oil Painting

"Soul Refresher"
6"x6" oil on primed artboard

I painted this to brighten my studio while outside my window is a snowy, wintry day.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Beach Ocean Pier Figures Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott

"Beach Hat"
6x6" oil on sanded art board

This was so fun! Expressing a day at the beach in a few thoughtful brushstrokes. Keeping it fresh and lively.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Impressionism Clouds Lake Summer Landscape 8x8" Daily Painting

"Summer Day at the Lake"
8x8" oil on primed masonite

"Fill the cooler, grab a beach blanket, were heading to the lake"

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Christmas Morning Child Christmas Tree 8x8" Daily Oil Painting

"Christmas Morning at 3 Years Old"
8x8" oil on primed masonite

Christmas morning at 3 years old, it doesn't get much more magical than that.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Rural Landscape Winter Snow Daily Oil Painting

"A Little Snow"
6x6" oil on primed masonite

A cold windy day in the countryside.  The fields are barren with the exception of dry grasses.  A nice golden color against the snow.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

First Snow Winter Impressionism Daily Painting

"First Snow"
6x6" oil on primed masonite

I could not wait to paint the first snow in the woods.  The sun was setting.  The few lingering leaves of fall "popped" off the blue shadows on the snow.  This contemprary impression has an abstract feel to it in my efforts to capture the moment without getting too detailed in all the trees.

I encourage you to notice how the painting becomes clearer as you step back a few feet rather than closely from your monitor.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Winter Fields Snowy Impressionism 8X8 Oil Painting

"Winter Patchwork"  8x8" oil on primed masonite

Happy New Year!  I hope your holidays were full of joy and promise of the new year.  I am looking forward to painting and sharing them with you here and on!

Today's little painting is "big".  I am amazed at how much larger these 8" squares look next to my usual 6x6" daily pieces.  The fields this time of year remind me of patchwork quilts.  Patches of snow and dried remains of  summer's harvest.