A huge Thank YOU to James from Houston. I love Texans!! I’ve sold about 12 paintings to Texas over the years. The collectors are always wonderful to work with, and they buy subjects you wouldn’t think Texan’s would buy, like sea life, seascapes and abstracts!
by Pamela Squires
Oil On Pine Panel
It’s funny. I have walked by this Pampas Grass at hundreds of times, but this one day I had a feeling to photograph the little sparrows picking the seeds. Good thing I did, because the next day it was completely demolished along with about an acre of old growth trees, bushes and flowers, for a new housing development. You never know where inspiration is going to come from.
The Gathering by Pamela Squires Oil On Pine Wood Panel 24 x 24
Only 1 available
I am very happy to be finished with this painting. I mentioned below in my previous post that this was a definite challenge. I kept the fur a little abstract, because I wanted to capture the feeling of boldness, courage, fear and action in this painting. If I had detailed the fine hair like I have done in the past with a bunny or squirrel, the message would have been lost. This painting is 16″ x 20″ and available.
“The Hunt” is a painting I am currently in the process of completing in the next day or so. It is of a Leopard coming from behind the bushes, and getting ready to pounce on his prey. I will admit, the spots, the position of this animal, and the leering look on his face have all been a very big challenge. Stay tuned, this painting should be completed by Friday.
This was a fun painting for me to do, because I knew exactly how I was going to approach it from the beginning. The other challenge I usually have, is to photograph the painting in the right light, and get it the exact colors as in the original painting. This time, I was able to get the first shot and the job is done! It is so nice when everything goes right the first time. Unfortunately there are less then 16,000 Pandas left in the world today. We must help protect our endangered species. Thank you for all of your support… Onward….to the next painting.!!
I’m a day late at this post, but nevertheless, it was a difficult decision yesterday on which painting to do. It was a toss up between my lemon tree and my palm tree. As you can see the palm tree won. I’ve been wanting to paint this tree for a long time. It started out as a tiny little tree and has grown very quickly over the years. I plan on doing a video of this painting. It is fun and fearless to approach. You don’t have to use your left brain at all, and frankly, with all that is going on in the world, we need a break from our left lobes! Thinking and creating from the right side of your brain, is like a mental mediation, and good for the soul.
I am also very inpsired today, because I see my colorful sunflower painting is currently being bid on Ebay. If you are interested, there are two days left. One thing for sure, selling a painting for an artist is the greatest motivator to paint. So tomorrow, watch out lemon tree! In the meantime, if you are interested in this painting, you can click on it and it will take you to the Ebay auction.. Peace and Prayers…
This painting is a reflection of my inner emotions today. I am happy, relaxed and feeling joy. When I paint with lots of color, it feels like I am reaching way into the right side of my brain. After I am finished with a painting like this, I have a little bit of a headache, from working all those brain cells that are responsible for creativity and intuition. I think the key as an Artist is, to figure out how to operate on the right side of the brain all of the time! Can you imagine what a creative world this would be?
When you hit a creative block…Just keep going. Eventually you will rise above it, get out of it, break your creative ceiling!! In theory it’s supposed to work anyway! In this case I’m not exactly thrilled with this piece, but it has served a purpose in helping me break through and keep going in the creative process….Like Nike says “Just Do It”!!
New painting completed today..16″ x 20″..called “Daydreaming” I wondered when I was painting this pelican, if he ever had daydreams about being an Eagle! This painting is painted my new pallette of colors, more vivid, and much more risky! Enjoy!