Friday, November 28, 2014

Winter Skies Snowy Landscape Original Little Oil Painting

"Winter Skies"

6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite panel

Revisiting a painting I did in 2010.  Earlier this week I was going through the archives and found some of my favorite paintings that I wanted to share.  
They are still available and need a good home :)

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you got to spend some time with loved ones this week!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

9x12 Children Impressionist Paintings Boyhood Memories

"Bug Huntin'
9x12"  oil on gesso primed masonite

This painting brings back memories of my boy's childhood adventures.  The brilliant sun shining on their heads was irresistible in this natural setting on a hiking/camping trip years ago.

As most of you parents know, another name for this could be "Fleeting Moments"

Monday, November 24, 2014

Parking Lot Sunset Painting Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott

"Parking Lot Sunset"

6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite

Like I have said many times, you never know when inspiration will hit.

Happy Thanksgiving Week to you and your loved ones!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Morning Light Landscape Oil Painting

"Peaceful Light"
6x6" oil on primed masonite

Hey, I have something new here!  At the top right of my blog you will find "Gallery View".  This will allow you to see many little "thumbnails" of my paintings at once in a gallery view.  Enjoy!

I am not a jump out of bed morning person, do those exist by the way?  However, when that alarm clock goes off well be the sun does, I have to get up.  Once I have a few sips of coffee and not a moment before (even the dog respects this :) I am starting to function.  Despite that, I love early morning.  I love the quiet, the light, the peacefulness.  I very rarely sleep in, but if I do, I feel like I missed something from my day.  If you are still reading, haha, I tried to capture a bit of that feeling in this painting.  Peace!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Snowy Landscape Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott

"Snowy Landscape"

6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite

Gray winter skies hang low over the snowy landscape.  Time to switch gears from summer and fall.  All those neutral colors and many shades of gray.  Makes very good exercise in really looking at color and value.  Especially with snow and its amazing reflective qualities.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Deer Crossing Nature Painting Contemporary Impressionism

"Deer Crossing"
6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite

I am so glad I got a pic of this deer.  I couldn't wait to paint it.  While driving through the countryside I pulled in to a lane to turn around.  As I was backing up 5 doe crossed the lane and darted into the woods.  The last girl stopped in the sunlight to see what I was doing.  Just enough time to get a few pics.  So awesome!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Winter Comes Early Snowy Landscape Daily Paintings

"Winter Comes Early"

6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite

Is it November or February?  Single digit temps, double digits in snow accumulation, wind chills, icy roads...brrr.  All before Thanksgiving.
Stay warm out there!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Teenage Daughter Portrait Oil Painting Original Art

"Teenage Daughter"
6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite

 I really enjoyed this portrait.  I may have to do some more of these.  

Friday, November 14, 2014

Driving To You Everyday Paintings Everyday Places Original Art

"Driving To You"

6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite

This little oil sketch is a "snapshot" of an any day occurrence.  Those little parts of our busy day that go unnoticed to most.  Unless you are a romanticist at heart.  They go through life noticing the "beauty" in odd places and if they aren't careful, just about walk or drive off course while admiring it.  

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Late Fall Autumn Woods Landscape Original Art

"Late Fall"
6x6 oil on gesso primed masonite

I painted this from a window looking out into the woods.  Too cold for me to be outside.  Hey, I am getting old.  Today's high was 34 F and snow flurries.  This study took a lot of squinting to see all that muted autumn color among many trees.  If you step back a few feet from this painting, all those dabs of color seem to come to life.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dancing Trees Contemporary Landscape Daily Oil Painting

"Dancing Trees"
6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite

The trees on the edge of this farmer's field seemed to dance in the sunshine.  Made me smile.  I think the farmer must have trimmed them up high for more sunlight along his field.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Holy Family Portrait Contemporary Impressionism Heidi Malott

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"Holy Family"
6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite

Some of you may have seen this image floating around out there somewhere.  I painted a similar one years ago and have had more requests than I can count of using an image or purchasing the original.  Once I create a painting, I move on and really don't have the desire to paint it again.  This one is the exception.  The Christmas season is fast approaching and I will most likely be too busy to paint many of these.  Right now I have two, dry and sitting on my desk.  They are not reproductions, they are still original oil paintings and as you can see if you look back at a couple others that I have posted over the years they are similar but still vary in brushstroke and color.  I really cannot describe the feelings I had when I first did a painting of the Holy Family.  I was drawn to do it and glad I did.  I am very ready to embrace this wonderful time of year.  Contact me if you would like to purchase a 1 Season rights to print this picture on your Church bulletin or program during Christmas. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Black Angus Cows Hillside Autumn Landscape Daily Painting

"Autumn Angus"
6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite

A delicate brushstroke day.  I took care not to overdo the fall colors,  Subtlety rather than blaring color matches this serene view.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Midwest Landscape Golden Fields Daily Oil Paintings

"Midwest Golden Fields"
6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite

Gorgeous colors in the Midwest landscape as the soybeans turn yellow.  
Have a Good Weekend Friends!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Looks Like Rain Autumn Fields Landscape Heidi Malott Original Paintings


"Looks Like Rain"
6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite

I loved the muted Autumn colors on this overcast afternoon before the rain.  The wind and rain knocked most of the leaves down and most of the fields are harvested.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Contemporary Impressionism Sunset Crowning Figure Painting

"Sunset Crowning"
6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite

This young girl bathed in the setting sun is full of mystery.  What is she doing, where is she going, who is she.  I love when a painting draws me in and invites me to ponder the story.  Some paintings are choreographed from beginning to end but some bring on a life of their own and ask more questions than they answer.  Hope that makes sense, if not carry on, it's just me pondering...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Autumn Creek Fall Landscape Original Oil Painting

"Autumn Creek"
6x6 oil on gesso primed masonite

Fall is quickly coming to a close.  I am enjoying painting all the colors before the long winter sets in.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Spring Mill Park Creek Stream Babbling Brook Impressionist Painting

"Natural Spring"
6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite

Now this is a subject I have not painted much.  This is a natural spring that flows from a cave in Southern Indiana.  Moving water is a challenge, I always admire such paintings.  I really tried to capture the feel of the moment without getting to lost in detail, yet say enough so that the painting reads well.  I really had to resist tweaking and dabbing and just step back and put my brush down.  Hope this one works.  

Pumpkins For Sale Farmer's Market Contemporary Painting Impressionism

"Pumpkins for Sale"
6x6" oil on gesso primed masonite

Curious!  I just realized this is not posted on my blog.  Well, here it is...

A day at the farm.  A pile of pumpkins wait to be picked for jack-o-lanterns or pie or maybe both.