Friday, February 28, 2014

Goldfinch Modern original oil painting 8x8 with detail shown

Here is my contemporary #Goldfinch #ModernOriginalOilPainting with a detail of the main guy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/CynthiaMahlbergArt

Monday, February 24, 2014

Edgar Payne study of Eucalyptus Trees

Some of you know that I attend classes at Watts Atelier, which is a classical art school. The class I am taking right now is "Study of the Masters, Landscape". I thought you might enjoy this study. I sure did and I am more intimately aware of Payne's mastery of shapes and values. This is a beautiful piece I was fortunate to study and learn his techniques. Edgar Payne, The Scenic Landscape, Eucalypti. https://www.etsy.com/shop/CynthiaMahlbergArt

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Cute little Goldfinch original oil painting with lillies small 6x6 fun and more true to my own style than yesterday's


I enjoyed how this cutie stretched and turned to look to the side. The lines of his silhouette encouraged a more moving background and I thought of how lillies I have seen can bend this way. Voila, the two end up in the same painting.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bluebird original oil painting to add to a collection or a gift. A small 5x7 on masonite board for framing or display on easel


As I continue with my Bird Series 2, a bluebird has a special meaning to me. When I was growing up girls had a choice to be a "Brownie/Girl Scout", or a "Bluebird/ Camp Fire Girl". You guessed it, I was the latter. At the end of "bluebirds" we got to "fly up" to be a Camp Fire Girl. Maybe that is the reason I have been painting birds as a series for a second time.

Even if you can't relate to my story, this one is a cutie. Painted on a stable surface of masonite, primed with gesso, and painted with professional oil paints. This will be ready to ship around March 5, 2014. The paint is thick in some areas so it will need a good amount of time to dry enough to send.
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Monday, February 17, 2014

California Quail with Chicks small original oil painting


Did you know that several #California #Quail broods may mix after hatching, and all the #parents care for the young? This worked out well for me since I wanted to show the chicks with and adult and the males are more distinctive looking.

This 6" x 12" textured board #painting is signed and has a slot in the back for hanging. It can be displayed on an #easel or framed and hung on a wall. It is unframed.

It will be ready to ship the 3rd of March
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

House Finch 04 small original oil painting of this cute bird

This charming little singer keeps me happy each day because he is so cute. A small original oil painting of a House Finch I call number four because he is the fourth House Finch I have posted. Creative right?
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Monday, February 10, 2014

House Finch small original oil painting 5x7 cute bird

New painting of House Finch small original oil, 5" x 7" on ⅛" masonite board. He is a young bird and reminds me of my dog with a ball in her mouth. Matthew 6:26

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Girl Feeding Birds in Venice at St. Marks Square after the rain, 9x12 on linen

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CynthiaMahlbergArt The day after the rain in Venice, Italy, St. Marks Square was unusually empty. The pigeons were glad to see our young girl holding still enough to grab some seeds from her hand. It was fun for me to watch since I would be too chicken to hold still while birds claws and beaks were touching my hand!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Happy California Quail small oil painting, 5x7 on canvas board in teal, cream, and plums, with warm sienna shadows.


Happy California Quail named Quincy scampered onto my backyard lawn. Come to find out, there was a covey of them. They scampered one by one. I never knew how cute they looked as they ran. They are one of my favorite birds now. And can you deny the fashionable plumage?
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Seattle Seahawk 5X7 oil painting

Its a bird thing! I am getting ready for the Super Bowl game and party at our house. Please add your email if you want to receive notice when I post new paintings. https://www.etsy.com/shop/CynthiaMahlbergArt