Saturday, August 30, 2014

Horse Cows Grazing Field Daily Oil Painting Heidi Malott

"Horse and Cows Grazing"
6x6"  oil on gesso artboard

Back to the 6x6".  I will definitely do some more 8x8's in the future.  I really like the softness of the color and brushstrokes in this one.  If you look at a large amount of my paintings I seem to have in general, one style but with two sub-styles if that makes any sense, ha.  One being bold, sharp brush strokes and one being softer.  I may be boring you with this, sorry if you are still reading my rambling, carry on :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Holstein Cows Gleaning the Corn Field 8x8 Daily Oil Painting

"Cows Gleaning Corn"
8x8" oil on gesso board

This will be my last 8x8 for a little while.  I really enjoyed the "bigger" paintings.  However, it is back to the 6x6" tomorrow.  Here the cows were put out in the newly harvested corn field.  I am not cow savvy, do they eat corn?  They seemed pretty happy to be out there.
Have a Great Weekend!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vineyard Landscape 8x8 Daily Oil Painting Heidi Malott

"Midwest Vineyard"
8x8" oil on primed gesso

Today I tried to keep in mind that less is more.  Keep it simple.  In other words, put down as much as I can with as little as possible expressing it all with shape, tone and color.  I have been painting for years and still have to remind myself of this little tidbit.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good one!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bird's Eye View 8x8 Landscape Contemporary Impressionism

"Bird's Eye View"
8x8" oil on gesso board

I am really enjoying these 8x8 sized paintings.  You wouldn't think so, but they are so much bigger than the 6x6 I normally paint on.  Anyway, this clear, crisp day up on a ridge was a lot of fun to paint.  You could just feel in the air that Autumn is right around the corner.  Of course, today is a different story.  Very warm and humid, kind of like a rain forest.  Like "they" say in so many places, "if you don't like the weather, stick around it will change". 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Longhorns 8x8 Daily Oil Painting Heidi Malott

8x8" oil on gesso board

Another larger painting for me.  That's two in the last week, I am on a roll!  I had to do a double-take when I saw these guys on an Indiana farm.  When I think longhorns I think Texas.  Sure enough there are longhorns in my area.  Of course I stayed on my side of the fence this time!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Beach Cottages Oceanview at Sunset Daily Oil Painting

"Beach Cottage Getaway"
6x6" oil on gesso board

These colorful, quaint little cottages are almost extinct.  Most have given way to the high rise.  Lot more money to be made that way.  These 50's reminiscent structures take you back in time.  Here the sun was setting on the palm tree lined strip behind the cottages.  You almost had to squint to see them.  However their silhouette of "muted" color was awesome. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sheep Study Daily Painting Heidi Malott

"Friendly Sheep"
6x6" oil on gesso board

I love taking pictures of cows and sheep.  They are so curious.  Painting them on the other hand is a handful.  They wont to get into everything.  Best to have a fence between you.  As tasty as art supplies look they are not healthy to eat.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Blue Ridge Mountains Daily Oil Painting Heidi Malott

"Mountain Dew"
6x6" oil on gesso board

My older kids have helped out with volunteer work with their youth group for a few years now.  They travel to West Virginia in the Spring and always come home with great stories and pictures.  Kind of like home, the weather would change drastically within a few hours.  Here the cold, misty morning was breaking into warm sunshine.  Thanks for the great pics guys

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Convertible Sunset Contemporary Impressionism


"Convertible Sunset"
6x6" oil on primed artboard

This was a lot of fun.  I am pleased that I can "feel" the atmosphere in this painting.  The sky was so amazing on this unusually cool evening in August.  There is nothing like cruising down country roads in a convertible.  The perspective is so different.  If you ever get a chance to take it!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

8"x8" Smalltown America Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott

"Smalltown America"
8x8" oil on primed artboard

A larger painting than my typical 6x6.  Anytime we are on a road trip I am clicking away.  I have thousands of images taken on these little excursions.  Some will get painted many wont.  Just the other day I was sitting in line at a Walgreen's pharmacy and took a few pics.  You never know when inspiration will catch your eye.
Have a good one!

Monday, August 18, 2014

August Sunset Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott

"August - Parking Lot Sunset"
6x6" oil on primed artboard

Monday in the Studio:  I wanted to do some exercises in simplifying very detailed landscapes.  I snapped this amazing sunset (of course which sunset is ever not amazing even over a parking lot) and knew I would want to paint this soon.  My goal was to capture the essence and subtleties in the dappled sky.  I am enjoying picking up the paint brushes after a long break.  A little rusty so bear with me.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 15, 2014


"Fields of Summer" 
6"x6" oil on primed artboard

Hello!  I am so excited to be back in the studio.  Looking forward to a busy year.  The soybean fields look beautiful and lush in August.  I am a bit rusty on the technical side of posting so I wanted to show an inside and outside photo of this new painting in that order from top to below.  I missed being here and I look forward to hearing from you!  Have a good one!