Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Midwest Landscape and Skies Daily Paintings Heidi Malott

"A Lovely Day"
6x6" oil on gesso masonite

Another glorious day in the Midwestern countryside.  The soybean fields are turning yellow, leaves are changing under rolling clouds on this crisp day.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chicago Christmas Shopping Contemporary Impressionist Painting 8x8 Heidi Malott

"Holiday Sparkle"
8x8" oil on gesso masonite

Ah, the hustle and bustle of Christmas in the city.  This piece was so much fun.  A study of shapes: positive and negative, brushstrokes, color and reflections.  The paint was still wet when I took this so the dark areas are much darker and richer in the actual painting.  Please note this is a bigger painting than my usual posts.    

Sunday, October 26, 2014

October Surprise Autumn Landscape Oil Painting

"October Surprise"
6x6" oil on primed masonite

I spent a lovely camping weekend with the family and can't wait to paint some of the beautiful fall images including a grain mill from the 1800's.  I will be busy this week.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Throwback Thursday Autumn Earth 2009 Contemporary Impressionism

Autumn Earth (2009)
6x6 oil on gesso masonite

Juicy paint strokes with bold abandon capture a colorful field in October. 

Contemporary Autumn Landscape Daily Painting Heidi Malott

"Bold Color"
6x6" oil on gesso masonite

Love the big, juicy boldness of this one.  The angle of my vantage point was fun too. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Color Lane Autumn Landscape Painting Heidi Malott

"Fall Color Lane"
6x6" oil on gesso masonite board

Sometimes I take for granted the beautiful fall foliage.  Probably because I am very fortunate to live among it's beauty and drive by it everyday.  However, I mustn't take it for granted because the cold, gray winds of winter are around the corner.  Check out the changes of the season in your area.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Portrait Young Girl Daily Oil Painting

"Young Girl"
6x6" oil on gesso masonite

A change of pace for me.  I don't do portraits very often.  This was fun.  This young girl is full of life and sparkle!  Very sweet.  This little study is for sale because it is represents no one girl in particular but girls in general.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Canadian Geese Fly South Autumn Landscape

"Autumn Joy"
2008 revised 2014
6x6" oil on gesso board

Remember this painting?  I pulled a few out of the archives and decided to breathe some new life in this one.  I will give you a hint, it has something to do with an addition of birds. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Girl Picking Apples in Orchard Daily Painting Heidi Malott

"Picking Apples"
6x6" oil on gesso board?

What artist could resist a child picking apples in an orchard?  A timeless scene that I could not wait to paint.  This one was good exercise for me too.  I love painting figures but I realized I don't do it enough.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Autumn Impressionism Landscape Oil Painting

"Autumn Grande Finale"
6x6" oil on gesso masonite

The glorious colors of Autumn.  This home tucked in the woods was so inviting.  I am ready for hot apple cider and cozy sweater weather.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Early October Morning Autumn Landscape Painting Impressionism

"Early October Morning"
6x6" oil on gesso masonite panel

The landscape is changing fast.  Especially after a warm rain and a little wind this morning.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Autumn Skies Soybean Fields Fall Oil Painting Heidi Malott

"Autumn Skies"
6x6" oil on primed masonite

The sunset over the soybean fields was breathtaking.  The clouds were so unique.  They were dark yet light very swirly hmm...not very scientific haha.  This picture doesn't do the color justice but this will have to do.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Boy Picking Pumpkin Fall Autumn Daily Oil Painting

"The Best Pumpkin"
6x6" oil on gesso

On a recent trip to a you pick pumpkin patch the children were told to pick their very own pumpkin.  Along with instructions to pick one that you could wrap both arms around in a hug.  Not too big, not too heavy because it was yours to carry the rest of the time at the pumpkin patch.  The kids were fun to watch as they meticulously picked the best one.  Some found theirs right away, some searched and searched.  Of course there were a couple that picked one a bit too big but insisted that they could manage.  So fun to watch how proud they each were with their special pumpkin.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Canadian Geese Autumn Farm Landscape at Dusk Original Oil Painting 8x8

"Cozy Autumn Night"
8x8" 1/4" thick primed masonite board

Talk about curb appeal.   A crisp Autumn night, a warm inviting farmhouse, geese heading south, how about a cup of cocoa by the fireplace.  Yep, sounds wonderful!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Patio Floral Autumn Bouquet Daily Oil Painting Heidi Malott

"Autumn Bouquet"
6x6" oil on gesso board

The growing season is coming to an end.  This pot of flowers on my back deck survived pea-sized hail this afternoon.  I honestly can't remember the last time I did a floral still life.  This was a lot of fun.  My goal was to keep it fresh!

Monday, October 6, 2014

You Pick Apple Orchard Little Boy Daily Oil Painting Heidi Malott

"The Perfect Apple"
6x6" oil on primed masonite

What a fun afternoon at a local apple orchard.  My little guy, among many schoolmates had a great time picking their own "perfect" apples.  The trees were a dwarf variety, or maybe pruned that way, making it fun for the little ones to explore and pick.  The day seemed like it was right out of a storybook.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Corn Harvest John Deere Autumn Fall Daily Painting

"Corn Harvest"
6x6" oil on gesso masonite

Perfect morning for harvesting corn.  I was drawn to paint how the morning sun lit up the golden field.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Autumn Harvest Golden Fields Contemporary Impressionist Painting

"Autumn Harvest"
6x6"oil on gesso art panel

I can't drive anywhere this time of year without wanting to stop and take pictures or paint right there on the spot.  The landscape transforms so quickly.  I like the softness of this one, very tranquil.