Thursday, December 26, 2013

Jim McVicker - Landscape, Seascape, Still Life Oil Painter (Video)

I have long admired Jim McVicker's still life work, but when I saw the video  "Jim McVicker: A Way of Seeing" I was extremely impressed with his landscapes and seascapes as well.  Unfortunately, when I go to YouTube to download this documentary about him and his work, it is nowhere to be found.  It is a 30 minute video and if you go straight to YouTube you may find it.    Below is another video.... it is not a "how to paint" video, but rather a visit to his studio where you may see samples of his work.  Enjoy !!

I will post more of my own new works soon.

Artist Update:  I watched this video again all the way through, and when the video ends there is a link to several videos , including the one "Jim McVicker: A Way of Seeing" which is 30 minutes long and is a documentary on the artist and his work and shows some beautiful California scenery while  McVicker paints plein air.  I wish I were more computer savvy ; hopefully that link will always appear at the end of the above  video and you may view it easily.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Orchid Grace

"Orchid Grace"
9" x 12" oil on gallery wrap canvas

I am not familiar with the proper name of this white orchid in the oil painting above, but I thought the title "Orchid Grace" fit it rather well.   

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Morning Quiet (Hawaii Seascape Diamond Head Crater) by Carol Reynolds

"Morning Quiet"
6" x 6" acrylic on archival panel

This acrylic seascape is a scene looking towards Diamond Crater on Oahu, Hawaii, and is the view from the beach at the Hilton in Waikiki.   
To see the reference photo and the beginning stage of this painting go here

Congratulations to Dee in New Mexico who won the Watercolor Video Giveaway!   She chose the DVD featuring Susan Bourdet.    

Check back here on Cyber Monday, December 2, for more special offers that day.   I will post more about that either tomorrow or in the wee hours on Monday.  A reminder also that now through midnight (Hawaii time) on December 2  there is a 15%  discount on any painting purchased; any size, any price range.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Glow At Eternity Beach (Hawaiian Seascape)

"Glow At Eternity Beach"
6" x 6" acrylic on panel 

This seascape is an area on Oahu, Hawaii, known as Halona Cove, but the locals call it "Eternity Beach" from a movie scene shot there with Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in the oldie "From Here To Eternity".

There was a winner for the Watercolor Video giveaway, but she has not responded to my email yet.  More later. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Reminder About Watercolor DVD Giveaway Drawing

Get talking!  Spread the word!

Blue and Gold Macaws
Photo by Carol Reynolds

Tell all your artist friends and others about signing up as a follower of this blog or to receive emails on recent posts (link above in the left side bar)  so you will and your friends will be eligible for a free DVD on watercolor techniques.   You have a choice between either a video by Arleta Pech or by Susan Bourdet.   More details may be found at this recent post . There is also a link at that post where you can go view a short preview about both of the videos.  The deadline is Monday, November 25, 2013 at midnight. I will make a random drawing after that from my blog followers, and my email list on this blog and on my main website.   The winner will be notified via email immediately.

Another reminder that now through December 2 there is a special 15% discount when you purchase one or more paintings.  This discount is for anyone and everyone; you do not have to sign up to follow this blog or join my email list.   December 2 is Cyber Monday and I will have other special offers available on that day as well.  Check back with me here.  

By the way, the above photograph of the parrots is available as prints, note cards, or posters at my website with Fine Art America .   Also, while at that site, check out other prints of my photography and paintings.

A big thank you to everyone for your support over the past years  !   

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Taking It All In - 2nd Version (Seascape With Woman On Sand Dunes)

"Taking It All In" (Second Version)
6" x 6" acrylic on panel

This acrylic seascape was fun to paint for a change.  I will eventually go back to oils, but right now I wanted to work in acrylics for 4 small seascapes in progress.    

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pink Moon and Seascape Works In Progress - Eternity Beach and Diamond Head (And Clarifying Previous Post)

Diamond Head From The Hilton 
Photo by Carol Reynolds

The above photo of Diamond Head Crater (an extinct volcano)  was taken in the early morning from the beach at the Hilton in Waikiki.  Perfect timing with the boat being there !   Below is the beginning stages of a 6" x 6" acrylic of this scene.

Very very rough beginning of Diamond Head 
6" x 6" Acrylic WIP

Eternity Beach 
Photo by Carol Reynolds

This is Halona Beach on Oahu, but the locals call it Eternity Beach because of the old movie "From Here to Eternity" that had a scene filmed here with Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr.   I am working on another 6" x 6" painting of this scene as well, shown below.

Eternity Beach WIP   
Again, very rough work in progress

If you scroll down to the previous post made yesterday, Monday,  I announced 15% off on any paintings of mine until and through December 2, 2013.   That special is for anyone and everyone,  not just followers of this blog or those on my email list.       The special for followers and for those on my email list pertains to the Watercolor DVD  giveaway only.   I just needed to clarify that .  If you are interested in the drawing for the videos, please either follow this blog or sign up to receive my blog posts by email above in the top left side bar.   You could be the winner of a free watercolor DVD !

Below is what greeted me early this morning when I stepped out on my lanai (patio) at sunrise :

Pink Moon 
Original photo by Carol Reynolds

Love it ! There was a nice pink glow to the sky and clouds, but the sky was lighter than this image shows.