Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Last Zinnias

Last Zinnias
8"x8"Oil on Panel
$125 plus $7 for shipping

When we arrive backhome after being out of town for 2 1/2 weeks, I was sure all my zinnias were zapped by the cold snap we had, but lo and behold, two little zinnias had hidden under the dried leaves of the larger ones and survived. They are the last ones of 2010. I immediately plucked them and brought them in to paint in my favorite little vase. I also found some Lantana blooms that had managed to survive.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sleepy Sun

"Sleepy Sun" by 3 yr old artist Xavier-Judah Schmidt (my grandson:)
Crayon on Printer Paper
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This was hanging on my daughter, Jaimi's fridge. I fell in love with it.
I think it would look cute on some "jammies".

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mini Pumplins Still Life

Autumn is in the air, here in Simpsonville and I've been in the mood to try some autumn still lifes lately. I bought the pumpkins and hunted around in my back yard for the grape leaves. I knew there were some hidden under the leaves out there somewhere and finding them was like finding a treasure.
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Mini Pumpkins
8"x8" original oil painting still life by Jacki Newell
$125 plus $10 shipping
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Autumn Still Life

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8"x8" oil on panel

$125 plus $10 shipping

This is the third stifll life that I did at my sister's house while visiting in Omaha. I brought my favorite little bottle there with me and found some pretty autumn colored branches to paint. I tried to do it in 30 minutes but failed, this little bottle really gives me a hard time. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Last Rose

Last Rose
8"x8" oil on panel
$125 plus $10 for shipping

I've been in my hometown of Omaha, Ne for the past week and a half. Yesterday, I picked the last surviving rose in my sister's garden. I once again, attempted to paint it in 30 minutes, and missed my goal by about 10 minutes. I continued painting as the annoying alarm on my phone reminded me that it was time to quit. Hearing it as I paint keeps me moving fast so my brushstrokes stay loose and expressive.
I love this little bottle and plan to do more.
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Big Granny Smith

"Big Granny Smith"
8"x8" oil on panel
$125 plus $10 shipping

Ok, I'm no longer calling my quick paintings "30 minute paintings". They are now officially "30 something minute paintings". I'm an honest person, and when the timer goes off at 30, I always have a few more things I need to do before I call it quits, so I can't, in good conscience call them 30 minute paintings.
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Monday, November 1, 2010

I won this gorgeous painting by Diane Hoeptner!!!!!!

I'm thrilled! I can't believe I won this beautiful and prize winning painting from Diane Hoeptner!!!! I am a subsciber to her daily painting blog and my name was included in a drawing for the painting. Go to her blog to see my prize!! And subscribe to her blog while you are there!

"Zinnia Fest" Oil Painting by Jacki Newell

"Zinnia Fest"
24"x 24" oil on linen
$550 plus shipping

I gathered up most of my remaining zinnias and arranged them in a vase. Once again, it took forever to get them to cooperate but finally I had them in an arrangement that I was happy with. I painted them on a larger canvas than normal. I exhibited this painting with my smaller zinnia pieces in groups on both sides of it. I was so pleased with the result. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo before taking them down.

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