Friday, March 30, 2012

Daytona Beach Intracoastal Waterway Florida Impressionist Oil Painting

"Spring Break, Early Morning"
6x6" oil on primed art board

This is a "wish you were here" painting.  We are not in Florida this spring.  Thankfully we are having warm weather here in the Midwest.   There is plenty of outdoor work to do, my garden is already full of weeds.  I don't even mind, it feels so good to be outside.

Have a Great weekend!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Archive Special $80 2008 Barn Country Road Rural Landscape

"Summer Driving"
6x6" oil on primed board

from March 2008.  Now part of my archive special.  All paintings from 2006-2008 are $80.  You can find the details at the right.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sailboats Windsurfing Lake Beach Sailing Contemporary Art Oil Painting 8x8"

"Weekend at the Lake"
8"x8" oil on primed art board

I am happy with the simplicity of this painting.  Sometimes the hardest part of completing a painting is knowing when to stop.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Landscape Oil Painting Contemporary Impressionism

"Spring Winds"
6x6" oil on primed art board

I still can't get over the warm weather we are having.  Hearing the birds sing again after a long winter is good for the soul

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Contemporary Landscape Rural Drive Country Road Oil Painting

"Silver Ribbon"
6"x6" oil on primed art board

A contemporary rural landscape.  I just love the hues of fresh green grasses.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Bouquet Oil Painting Still Life Floral Daffodils Art

"Spring Bouquet"
6x6" oil on primed board

My niece brought me this bouquet of daffodils yesterday.  I put it on an antique crocheted doily.  A treasured find from an estate sale years ago.  I love how the star shape mimics the flowers.

My favorite parts are the stems in the vase and the essence of the crocheted doily.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunset Snow Landscape Winter Spring Archive Special


"Driving in the Snow"
6x6" oil on primed board
2007 archive special

The weather is confusing, but I will take it.  Spring has entered with summer weather.  Today got up to 80!  It has been about 25 degrees above normal temps for a couple weeks and will be for at least another week.  I thought it would be a nice reminder that we are not having our usual weather.  This painting is from March, about five years ago.

Another reason I am posting a painting from my archive special is because I attempted to paint today and after all my work it was a scraper.  These days can be disappointing.  But I have to remember that it will pass and these "blocks" are temporary.  Here's to another day! 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Contemporary Tree Study Pine Boughs near St. Louis 2007 Archive Special


"Pine Boughs"
6x6" oil on primed art board
previously posted 2007
$80 archive special

This digital image is so much better than the original I posted back in 2007.  I could not help but post it.

There are many more paintings available in the archive special.  All paintings posted from 2006-08 are part of this special.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Seagulls at Sunset Impressionist Oil Painting Seascape Art


"Seagulls at Sunset"
6x6" oil on primed art board

I think my creativity had drained by the time I was trying to title this painting.  My daughter looked at my post and said, dripping with sarcasm,  "way to state the obvious" mom.  I laughed and told her that is what happens when you help your husband build a garden shed, run many errands including getting said daughter's haircut,  buying paint , painting the shed floor, making lunch, sweeping the dirt clods in the entryway at least 4 times, keeping one eye on the toddler, finishing today's painting and a few more things that I am too tired to remember.  So "Seagulls at Sunset" it is.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Have fun and stay safe

Friday, March 16, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Donut Shop Spring Break Art Ocean Side Cityscape Oil Painting

"Donut Shop Near the Beach"
6"x6" oil on primed board

mm...the smell of donuts wafting in the sea air early in the morning.  A nostalgic memory of spring vacations after a long winter.  

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Donut Painting Challenge Chocolate Glazed Doughnut Heidi Malott

"Yes Please"

6x6" oil on primed board

Kelley MacDonald posted the donut challenge this week.  Oh dear, what a challenge of willpower.   Why did I pick my favorite donut to paint?  Why?  I have to say, I think this is the first time I have tried to paint a donut.  Thanks for the challenge Kelley.

oh, did I eat that donut, you ask?  You betcha!  Much faster than I painted it.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Summer Clouds Landscape Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott


"Summer Afternoon"
6"x6" oil on primed board

I like how the cloud's formation seem to coincide with the lines of the landscape.  

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spring Break Reading on the Beach Figure Contemporary Impressionism

"Take Me Away"
6x6" oil on primed masonite

Ah, a good book, the sand, the warm sun, the water...take me away!
Can you say Spring fever?
I think my favorite part of this painting are her feet. Simple but readable.  Plus who doesn't like their toes in the sand?

Friday, March 9, 2012

Impressionist Landscape Fields Clouds Oil Painting

"Golden Grains"
6x6" oil on masonite

Quiet Morning Landscape Sunrise Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott

"Quiet Morning"
6x6" oil on masonite

A quiet landscape in the soft early morning light.  The promise of a new day ahead.  Happy Friday everyone!

Did not think I would get a painting in today.  This is fresh off the easel this morning.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Horse Painting Artwork Carol Marine Painting Challenge

"Sweet Greens"


6x6" oil on primed masonite

I mentioned in yesterday's post that I would focus on the horse in the challenge on Daily Paintworks after working on just the landscape.  Painting something out of my comfort zone was a challenge.  I love horses, but rarely draw or paint them.  I am disappointed in my photograph.  The highlights on the horse are warmer indicating the early morning sun.  I have already spent too much time trying to correct it.  So this will do for now.  Thank you for posting the challenge Carol, I really enjoyed it.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Carol Marine's Challenge Landscape Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott

"A New Day"
Daily Paintworks Challenge
6x6" oil on primed masonite

I think this is the first online "challenge" I have participated in.  One very nice thing about a challenge is the idea is laid out for you one way or another.  This works great for those days where you are just not sure what you want to paint.  Some days I can spend more time trying to figure out what to paint than actually painting and since my time is oh so limited I love the idea of a painting challenge.  This one comes from a photograph by Carol Marine on

The picture is a horse in a beautiful landscape and like Carol mentions you could paint the horse in this landscape or just the landscape, or just the horse, I guess.  I think I will try painting the horse later this week.  Thanks for the "challenge" Carol.

This was one of those paintings that I could just keep tweaking it here and there, I had to tell myself to stop and leave it alone :D

Honestly, I could paint a couple different layouts from this photo.  The ideas are endless.  If you follow the link you can see what I mean.  It is fun to see the different artist's interpretations. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring Blooms Crab Apple Tree Original Art

"Crab Apple Blossoms"
6x6" oil on primed masonite

At our old house we had the most beautiful crab apple tree I have ever seen.  That tree was at least 50 years old.  Our kids loved to climb up into that tree and just sit on a branch enclosed in blooms.  We would dance under it, when the breeze kicked up the petals would rain down on us.  We would laugh about how it looked like snow at the beginning of summer

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Guitar Figure Oil Painting

"My Favorite Song"
high texture
from 2008

I have to admit, I am amazed at how poorly I have photographed some of my older paintings.  I am glad to go back and change a few.  Most I will just change and not re-post.  This painting is eligible for my special pricing on paintings posted from 2006-2008.  You can find the details at the right.

Have a good weekend!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Baby Pineapple Still Life Kitchen Daily Oil Painting Heidi Malott

"Baby Pineapple"
previously posted in 2007
6x6 Oil on primed masonite


I am occasionally retaking photos of some older artwork that I feel the photos may not represent them well enough.  As you can see this is a highly textured painting.  I love when the brushstrokes seem to have a life of their own.  When you can see that the image was "built" in a series of thick brushstrokes.  Nice and chunky, like pineapple...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Autumn Fire Barn Fall Landscape 2008 Special on Daily Paintings

A fresh look at
"Autumn Fire"

Original post 2008
6x6" oil on primed masonite

Just like yesterday's post I wanted to show a better representation of some of my older paintings.  I remember my first digital camera was used back then.  My novice ways left much room for improvement.  This is one of my favorite paintings.  The setting sun seem to turn the trees of autumn ablaze.  Since this painting was done in 2008 it is now part of the special I am offering on older paintings.

Thanks for stopping by.