Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cruising Clouds and Country Roads Daily Oil Painting Heidi Malott

Cruising, Clouds and Country Roads
6x6 inch
oil on masonite panel

A good day for cruising down some country roads.  I never tire of painting the ever changing skies.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Orange Tree Orchard Original Oil Painting

Orange Tree
6x6 inch oil

Once again, I really struggled with getting a decent picture of a painting.  Goodness.  Wet paint, darks, warms and cools, my camera just couldn't do it all.  Of course I am sure there is plenty lacking on the human side of things as well.  Anyway, I am happier with the painting in person than this image. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Watching the Parade Contemporary Impressionism Oil Painting

Watching the Parade
6x6 inch
oil/primed masonite panel

The Memorial Day parade was very special yesterday.  I enjoyed watching the parade and of course the people, waving their flags, that lined the route as well.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Chicken Rooster Oil Painting


Chickens in the Bushes
6x6 inch
oil primed masonite

The paint was still wet when I photographed this causing a glare.  I will take more as soon as it is dry and post them.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Children Impressionist Painting Ocean Beach

Jumping Waves
6x6 in oil

Children jumping waves in the ocean makes me smile every time.  So whimsical and full of joy.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Rural Landscape Last Light Original Oil Painting

Last Light
oil on primed masonite
6x6 in

A quick oil painting sketch of the fleeting light at dusk.

Thinking of the men and women that died fighting for Freedom.

God Bless.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Stormy Skies Southwest Landscape Contemporary Impressionism

Stormy Skies
6x6 inch
oil on primed masonite

The storm on the horizon and the sun in the foreground made the desert color muted yet still highlighted.  Very interesting.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Desert Purple Southwest Landscape Impressions

Desert Purple
6x6 inch
oil primed masonite

The hazy blues and purples in the distance really make the desert greens and yellows pop.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

6x8 Desert Wildflowers Southwest Oil on Canvas

Southwest Wildflowers
6x8 inch
oil on canvas panel

Another larger piece from my usual 6x6.  I also cannot remember the last time I have painted on canvas.  These flowers grew right along the roadside and resembled mini sunflowers.  Their yellow was complimented by the purples and blues of the elevations in the distance.  

Monday, May 18, 2015

8x8 in Southwest Landscape Contemporary Landscape

SW Sun
oil primed masonite
8x8 inch

I know I have said this before, but after painting on the little 6 inch squared I can't get over how much bigger these 8 inch squared paintings look in comparison.  I guess if you think about it a 6x6 is 36 square inches of surface area while an 8x8 is 64 square inches, so that is a considerable difference.  whoa, that is about as far into math  I am going to tread, haha.  

Saturday, May 16, 2015

12x9 Rural Homestead Summer Original Oil Painting

Rural Homestead in Summer
12x9 inches oil on primed panel
ready to hang panel with dovetail slot
no frame needed

A much larger piece than my usual 6x6 in paintings.  A soft impression of a rural farmstead on an ideal day. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Contemporary Impressionism Landscape Oil Painting

Countryside Cruise
6x6 in

The clouds today gave this painting such a whimsical feel.  The utility poles seem to dance and sway.  Funny how paintings take on a life of their own.  

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Corner of Sunset and Friday Night Contemporary Oil Painting

Corner of Sunset and Friday Night
6x6 in.

I had to snap some shots of the sky while my husband and I were driving down the boulevard.  We were out on a Friday shopping for mowers again, yeah, we're exciting like that.  Anyway, the sky was amazing.  This almost has an abstract feel to it.  Very fun.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

After the Rain Contemporary Impressionism Original Oil Painting

After the Rain
6x6 in.

The beauty of the sky is reflected in the wet fields.  A welcome rain in the Springtime.  I like how silvery the colors looked in the puddles.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Apple Orchard Spring Sunrise Original Oil Painting

Apple Orchard in Spring
6x6 in.

I am happy with the movement in this painting.  The clouds in the sky seem to mimic the linear shapes of the ground making this little painting to appear so much bigger than it's boundaries.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Poplar Ridge Impressionist Landscape Original Oil Painting

"Poplar Ridge"

This ridge of poplar trees line a farmer's field.  I love their silvery green leaves that flutter in the winds.  I used to climb these as a kid till we climbed so high that we would sway and get chased down by the nearest wise adult.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Light of the Full Moon Contemporary Impressionism Original Oil Painting

"Light of the Full Moon"

Wow, I can't believe how light it has been at night with the full moon which have made my latest nocturne paintings quite colorful.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Lawn Mower Shopping & Original Oil Painting

"Parking Lot Sunset"
6x6" oil

It's true!  You never know when inspiration will strike.  Last week I was standing outside a store in the lawn and garden department while my husband was contemplating lawn mowers.  Push mowers, self-propelled, zero turn, tractor...  This was totally NOT my department so I very graciously agreed and nodded my head while my dear husband studied each one with intensity.  Thankfully, he enjoys mowing and I have 3 sons that will mow in a pinch so again, not my department.  I am so glad for the age of technology and had my phone with a camera.  Because while I stood there patiently hoping he would find the information he wanted, the sun was starting to set and put on the most beautiful show in that huge boring parking lot and inspiration for today's painting.   Now don't get me wrong, just because I don't like to mow the lawn, I do love to get my hands dirty raising vegetables in the garden all summer long ;)

"Parking Lot Sunset:

Wheat Fields Original Oil Painting

"Wheat Fields"

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sunrise Original Oil Painting

"Sunrise Color"

Painting is observing those details that can be missed.  I remember long ago as an art student how we were taught to never assume.  For example the grass is green the sky is blue the tree trunk is brown etc.  You must really look at what you are painting and look often.  It can be easy to start painting and never look up from you painting.  This will put you in auto-pilot and miss one of the things that inspired you to paint in the first place.  Here in the early morning the sun was still low in the sky.  The colors were so different at this moment than in 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 1 hour.  So much to paint and so little time ;)