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.   

Monday, November 18, 2013

Waikiki Treasure Hunter (Reference Photo) And DVD Giveaway And Gift Certificate

"Waikiki Treasure Hunter"
Original Photo by Carol Reynolds

The photo above was taken at sunrise on Waikiki Beach.   I intend to begin a 6" x 8" painting soon of this treasure hunter.   
Two things are good news for you who subscribe to this blog or on my email list here and at my Website  First, I am offering a 15% discount on purchases of any size painting of mine and that applies also to any price range, of course.   This offer begins Monday, November 18, 2013 and will end at midnight on Monday, December 2, 2013, which is also Cyber Monday.  On Cyber Monday there will be other special prices and giveaways on this blog.   I will not have special offers on my Website on December 2, however; just on this Reynolds Renditions blog.   See gift certificate below.

This will not work on PayPal Buy Now button.  Not all of my works have the Buy Now button displayed.  To get your 15% off of your selected painting,  simply email me the code : BLOG15off .    More contact information for me  is above on the link "Contact and Purchase". 
 I will be able to draw up an invoice for you on PayPal (you do not need to have a PayPal account), or you may pay by check or money order.   Once it clears , I will mail you the painting.  All paintings are priced  and shipped unframed.

Artist Update on 11/20/13 :  I realized that my wording made it sound like only followers of this blog or those on my email list were eligible for the 15%  off.   The 15% off of any painting(s) pertains to anyone and everyone !   The special offer for the giveaway free watercolor DVD as explained below is ONLY for those who subscribe to my blog or are on my email list.    

Free Watercolor DVD !!

Your choice of either "Pure Color Glazing in Watercolor" by Arleta Pech or  "Inspiration From The Garden in Watercolor" by Susan Bourdet !!

Both videos are older ones I have had in my possession for some time, but I no longer paint in watercolor to speak of, and thought my readers and followers may enjoy them.  They are in excellent condition.   The Bourdet one has some damage to the outside cover case, however; no dents, just the fine layer of plastic covering is missing.  To view a short preview about each of the above videos go here and scroll to find them listed.

Please be sure to sign up for my blog posts and email list if you have not already done so because I am giving away one of the 2 DVDs described  above in a random drawing from that list on Monday, November 25, at
midnight and will announce it to the winner and on this blog and inquire as to which DVD they prefer for me to send them.   

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Thank you!  And thank you for visiting my blog.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Waikiki Outrigger - Psalm 96:11 (Seascape )

"Waikiki Outrigger - Psalm 96:11"
8" x 16" acrylic on canvas 

This acrylic seascape of  an outrigger at Waikiki Beach went through some changes as I painted.   Scroll down to the previous post on November 12 to see my reference photograph.    


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What's On My Easel and Video About the Old Hudson River School Artists

Outrigger at Waikiki Beach at Sunrise
Photo by Carol Reynolds

This reference photograph that I took at sunrise on Waikiki Beach is one of 4 paintings I am working on at the present time.  In the actual painting of this outrigger, the sky was more subdued but as usual I got color happy and intensified the sunrise colors in the clouds, etc.    I may tone the sky down again for a softer look. 

Below is a very informative video about the Old Hudson River School Artists, including Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand; there are interesting facts presented on textural scale and atmospheric perspective.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Long Gone Older Figurative Works

"Wine And Roses 1"
oil on canvas 

This painting is no longer in my possession; it was painted around 1988, as you can probably tell because I was not as experienced as I am now and there are some glaring mistakes.   But I rather liked it at the time.  Below is another oil painted about the same time; the object was to paint on the theme of wine and roses.

"Wine And Roses 2"
oil on canvas

Again, some obvious no no's in this work. Both of the paintings shown were painted purely from my imagination.  If I had used actual women models and props,  I am sure the outcome would have been much better.   Again, this was way back in 1988.    I just thought I would share these older works with you as I am considering doing more figurative paintings in the future for a change of pace.   

Stay tuned for new work !

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

To Everything A Season - Reworked (New Mexico Oil Landscape Painting)

"To Everything A Season"  
12" x 16" oil on panel 
Reworked and completed 

   If you scroll down to the previous post on November 2, you will see I forgot to include a couple of tree reflections in the creek .  Silly me; must be my old age    :-)    So I corrected that problem today and tweaked the foreground a bit.   Your computer monitor and mine will probably differ, but the colors are rich in this painting.  There is a slight glare on the image in the foreground that I had a difficult time trying to correct.   Sorry about that.  I took photo after photo and could not correct the problem. Check the previous November 2 post and compare.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

To Everything A Season (Oil Landscape Painting of New Mexico)

"To Everything A Season"
12" x 16" oil on archival panel

This oil landscape painting of New Mexico is an area at Frijoles Creek in Bandelier National Park.  Mule deer are abundant in that park.   To view a demo of the various stages of this work, go to my website.