Monday, August 14, 2017

# 322 "Red Flowers"

Original oil on 6x6 panel, "Red Flowers"

I decided to go outside and try a close-up painting of my red geraniums in my flower box.  I wanted to keep it loose and colorful.  It was sunny and quite hot so this was a quick little painting.  I had fun with it, I do like the reds in this painting.

Friday, July 14, 2017

# 319 - "Beach Trip"

Original oil. 6"x 6" on gesso board panel, "Beach Trip" by Debi Hinshaw

This small oil painting was inspired from one of my trips to the beach.  I never get tired of the views and all that goes with a getaway trip to the coast. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

# 318 "Backyard Garden"

Original oil on panel, 6"x 6"

"Backyard Garden", by Debi Hinshaw

I have not uploaded anything new on my blog since March.  Where does time go?
There have been many changes in my personal life which have included making some adjustments, one big change is I have much more time to paint now.  My biggest obstacle is myself and my confidence.  I feel like I paint every day but I am seldom happy with the result.  I wonder if I am normal in that area?  I think I struggle with values, composition, brushwork and keeping a painting fresh and loose.  I decided once again to venture outside and try my hand at plein air painting.  I am for now staying close to home and hoping to practice often.  I am spending time reading books watching the videos on painting I have aquired and practicing often.  This small painting is of a view of the neighbors side yard.  I made my way outside early this moring to start this one.  I managed to finsh it in about an hour and a half.  It was fun to paint outside I think I will try it again tomorrow.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

# 317 - Cape Hatteras

Oil on canvas panel, 6"x 8" 

"Cape Hatteras"

Once again painting from photos of 
a beach trip,
if I lived at the coast I think I would be up early and in bed late, painting the day away.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

# 316 - Atlantic Beach Dunes II

Original oil on gesso board panel
"Atlantic Dunes II"

After enjoying a few days of snow I decided to paint the beach once again.  I referenced a few photos from a trip to Atlantic Beach a few years ago.   I remember it was an October day but still in the 70's.  

I signed up for the 30 in 30 challenge for January, I have not done so well painting and posting each day.   I hope to get busy the rest of the month.  I will post this one for day 10.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

# 315 - Beach View

Day 1 of 30 in 30 day challenge

Original oil, 4" x 6". linen panel

Enjoying the holiday painting little beach scenes with colorful clouds.

# 314 - Morning at the Beach

Day 2 of 30 for 30 Challenge

Original oil on 6"x4" linen panel

Today I felt the need to paint the beach.  Here it is the start ot winter and I am already thinking of warm weather and the beach.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

# 313 "Pilot Mountain"

Original Oil on panel 8"x 10"

Sorry I have not been posting lately.  It has been a busy summer and I have been sidetracked dealing with various issues.  I hope I can get back to painting more often and posting.  This is a little scene of a mountain nearby called "Pilot Mountain"  It has several trails, and you can drive near the top, the views are gorgeous..

Sunday, March 27, 2016

# 312 - " Pink Azaleas"

12" x 9" Oill on panel. "Pink Azaleas"

Today I cut a few branches from my azaleas and brought them in to use for a painting.  I am pretty happy with this one.  I will set it aside for a few days as it dries and may go back and add a few touches here and there.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

# 311- The River Road


Oil on panel, 6" x 8"

"River Road"

I just finished this little landscape of a scene using Google Maps street view,
This is from a scene somewhere in New South Wales, Austraila,  I was inspired looking over the entries on  The Virtual PaintOut  Blog and decided to enter a painting.

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© Debi Hinshaw 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016

# 310 - "Red Flowers in Glass Vase"

Original oil painting "8" x 6" on panel

I purchased a few flowers for painting this weekend.  This one is the first I completed so far.
I have a few tulips, daffodils and daisies, I am hoping to finish a few more before the flowers start to wilt.
 Challenging and great practice for me.

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

# 309 " Summer Afternoon"

Original oil painting on gesso board panel. 12" x 12"

This afternoon I worked on clouds and greens.  Going to clean my brushes now, I had a great day painting. 

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© Debi Hinshaw 2016

# 307 "Ocean Dreams"

Original oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas

16" x 20"

I have about 10 canvases this size so I thought I would paint bigger fo a change.  I painted this one in about 40 minutes,  I am ready to start another one after a break.  Love the beach and coastal scenes.

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©Debi Hinshaw 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016

# 306 - "Red Tulips"

Original oil on gesso board panel. 6" x 8"

Something about red tulips, they are a favorite of mine!  I set them up in my studio today and decided to paint them fast not spending much time.  I like how they turned out.  I am considering using this small study and trying a larger painting of the same subject..

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Friday, January 22, 2016

# 305 - White Flowers

Original oil painting, 8" x 10". panel

Today I decided to paint a still life with flowers..  I used a blue jar and a few white carnations.  I would like to practice painting a few more flower paintings but do not have any flowers on hand.  Going to look for some photos I have that might work for paintings.

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

# 303 - Blue Ridge Overlook

Original, oil on panel, 5"x7"

This morning I reworked a small landscape study   Going through a few of my paintings and seeing if I can tweek or fix whatever issues bothered me in the original painting.
I painted this scene using one of my photos from a trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

# 302 - Winter Sudy

Day 20 of 30 

Original oil painting on gesso board pane;, 8" x 10"

Today I had a chance to finish a painting in time to post for day 20.  I have not benn able to paint for the past week.  I am hoping I can post each day between now and the end of the challenge.  I have painted this scene before, it is a scene from my backyard on sunny morning after a snowfall.  I used my photo for referecne.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

# 301 - Pear Study

Day 12 of 30 Challenge

Original oil on gallery wrapped canvas 6" x 6"

Today I had little time to paint so I finished this quick little study of a pear.   I am still one painting behind so I am hoping I have time to paint one more today.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

# 300 - "Finn"

Day 11 of 30 Day Challenge

Origianl oil on gesso board panel 5" x 7", 

I knew painting a cat would be hard for me but decided to give it a try.  This cat is of  the ragdoll variety, he is such an interesting cat and has quite the personality.  He belongs to my daughter and she has given me some great photos of him.  I may try a few more cat paintings in the future.  

Friday, September 11, 2015

# 299 - "Roses in a Vase"

Day 10 of 30 Challenge

original oil on gesso board panel, 8" x 10" 

This morning I finished a painting of red roses I had started a while back but never completed.  I kept this one loose and it is a style I am trying to learn.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

# 298 -" Fall Pansies"

Day 9 of 30 Challenge

Original oil on gesso board panel, 8" x 10"

I bought some pansies from the grocery store with hopes they might last a few days for some paintings.   The composition for this painting changed a bit as I kept adding and then wiping away floweres and stems.  I had a warm background at first then decided to go cool with light blue.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

# 297 - "Moab"

Day 8 of 30

Original oil painting on Arches oil paper, 9" x 12"

Today I used Google Street View once again traveled the desert and canyonlands of Utah.
This is my day 8 entry for the 30 day challenge, I will use this painitng also for this months blog "The Virtual PaintOut",  The place for this month's paint out is Utah,   

Monday, September 7, 2015

# 296 - "Desert Study"

Day 7 of 30 Day Challenge

Original oil on gesso board panel, 8" x 10"

Today I used one of my photos from my trip out west last year.  This image was taken using my phone as we were traveling the highway on our way to Nevada from Utah.  The clouds were impressive as were the desert views.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

# - 292 " The Pier"

Day 3 of 30 Challnege

Original oil on panel, 8" x 10"

The shadows caught my eye as we were walking udner the pier last summer.

 I took several photos to use for reference.  I decided to give the scene a try for a painting.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

# 291 - "Ocean Blues"

Day 2 of 30 Challenge

Original Oil on panel, 8" x 10"

 I decided to paint a scene with the ocean and sky.  Although I don't really have a theme for this challenge I thought I would start out with a few seascapes and see where it takes me.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

# 290 - "Tropical Blues"

Day 1 of 30 Day Challenge

Oil on Arches paper,  9" x 12"

I am not sure if I am going to be able to paint 30 in 30 this time around, I am going to give it my best shot.  I used a photo for this little beach scene from Jamaica.  

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

# 289 - California Coast - SOLD

Oil painting, on a flat gesso board panel, 6" x 8"

Today I chose an image using Google Street View, again looking at the coast in CA, I worked on this little painting from my reference.  I know the Pacific Coast is beautiful!  I hope to see it in person one day.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

# 288 - "Rocky Coast"

 Oil Painting, 8"x 10" on a flat ampersand archival panel

Today I decided to try a painting using The Virtual Paintout website for this month.  The location is in southern California at an area called "Monterey Pininsula"  Using google street view, I traveled along the coast of California and found so many gorgeous views to paint.  Below is a link to the spot I decided to reference for my painting.
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Sunday, July 19, 2015

# 287 - Beach Trip

Original Oil Painting on gessoed hard board panel


Today I have been painting a few beach scenes.  Actually I should say reworking a few previous paintings that needed some help.  I love painting clouds and beach scenes.  This one looks a bit more cerulean blue than the photo shows on the monitor.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

# 286 - Garden Reds

Oil on panel. 8" x 10"  - SOLD

This morning I decided to experiment with using a dark transparent back ground in my painting and using paper towel to wipe out spots for the flowers.   I like how the leaves and flowers are standing out,  I may try a few more in this style.  

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Monday, May 25, 2015

# 285 - Island Dunes II

6" x 8" Oil on Panel

Today I decided to do a little re-touching on a painting I did a while back.  I have not been painting for a month or so, I decided I needed a break, feeling a bit unchallenged and blah.  Any other artists out there go through the same feeling of just not happy with your work?  Well, summer is here now and I am hoping to get inspired once again.  I would love to be driving along the coastal highway of the Outer Banks and seeing some views of the ocean, beach and dunes for inspiration.
Thank you  for stopping by and having a look!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

# 284 - Desert Study

Original oil on archival gesso board panel
5"x 7"

Today I decided to paint a quick little study of the desert.  Who knows, maybe someday i will get the chance to paint the desert or canyon lands in person, for now I am going to have to stick to using my photos for reference and inspiration.. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

# 283 - Pink Tulips

Original Oil on gesso board panel, 7" x 5"

"Pink Tulips"  sold

I think tulips might be a favorite of mine to paint, however I have noticed they move and start to drop and open up pretty quick.  When painting them I try and paint fast and take lots of photos for future reference.  

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

# 281 - collage of ten paintings


I decided to  make a small collage of 10 paintings from the 30 day challenge paintings.  I am so happy I decided to be a part of the challenge this past month.  Looking back it was fun and a challenge! Now back to painting whenever I can and hoping to continue to grow and learn as an artist.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

# 277 - Bird on the Beach

Original Oil on Arches Paper, approx 6" x 9"

Day 27 of 30 Challenge

A seagull study for day 27 painted from one of my photos.

I think the background might work better a little lighter, I  will lighten it a bit after it dries in a few days.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

# 276 - Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Original Oil on Arches Paper, 8" x 6"

Day 26 of 30 Challenge

Tonight I decided to paint just the upper portion of the lighthouse.  A quick little painting that was fun to do.

I just realized the challenge is almost over and a only a few paintings to go.  I have enjoyed this challenge and feel like I have learned a few tips and techniques along the way.  

Thank you for stopping by and having a look! 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

# 275 - Moab Desert

Original oil painting on panel. 8" x 10" 

Day 25 of 30 Challenge

Today I am caught up and even a few paintings ahead for the challenge paintings, yay!  This one is another Google street view I used for reference.  I love that I can travel somewhere right from my computer screen and find a good view for a possible painting.  I keep going back to Utah and wanting to paint  the canyons, deserts and mountains.  Since I can't travel there now I will have to make do with Google street view.  I am going to try and post a link of the scene I used for this painting.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

# 273 - Mountains and Clouds

Original Oil on Ampersand Panel, 6" x 8",

Day 23 of 30 Challenge

Today I used an old oil painting that was in the throw away pile and painted over it.  Sometimes if there is alot of texture I will sand it down to get a smooth surface before painting over it.  This one was already smooth so no need.  It was fun to paint this one, once again I used photos and memories for my inspiration..

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Friday, January 23, 2015

#272 - "The Field"

Original Oil on panel, 8"x 10", palette knife and brush

Day 22 of 30

I took an old painting that I was not happy with and decided to try going over it using a palette knife and see if I could create a new painting.  I think it worked quite well.  I smoothed it out somewhat in places with a brush.  I love painting with a knife, it seems quicker and the results can be interesting.  I have to say the clean up is much easier as well.  The painting may take two or three weeks to dry the paint is quite thick on the panel.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

# 271 - "Going to the Beach"

Original oil on panel 10" x 8"

Day 21 or 30 Challenge

Tonight I referenced a photo someone I know from California sent to me a few years ago.  I have never been to the coast of CA. I would imagine the coast to be gorgeous and sunny.  Dry comfortable air, and near perfect weather year round.  I am having fun painting these cityscape scenes.  

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

# 270 - the City

Oil on panel 10" x 8"

Day 20 of 30 Challenge

Once again I used a photo from a Daily Paintworks Challenge for this painting.   the Nitty Gritty City I think was the name of it.  I tried to paint loose and quick.  I struggle with cars and looking at my painting now I think the cars are just a little to small.  A challenging painting but I had fun painting this one.

Monday, January 19, 2015

# 268 - Beach Study 6

8" x 10" original oil on panel

Day 18 of 30 Challenge

I am utilizing my beach photos for my paintings once again.  I found a group of photos I forgot to upload from my phone so I am excited to use some of these photos from our Southport NC trip!

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

# 267 - Beach Study 5

Original Oil Painting 6" x 8" on panel

Day 17 of 30 Challenge

Today I referenced my photos of the beach and decided to paint this little coastal scene.
Soft sand and a warm breeze.......always refreshing and of course relaxing.
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Friday, January 16, 2015

# 266 - Flowers in the Window

5" x 5" oil on panel

Day 16 of 30

It feels good to be caught up tonight with my challenge paintings.  I found a photo from the morguefile website for this little still life painting.  I think I may try painting this one again in a larger format.  I am enjoying seeing all the other artists work from Leslie Saeta's blog.

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# 265 - Hydrangeas

8" x 6" Oil on Panel 

Day 15 of 30

Several months ago I bought a few hydrangeas from the flower section at the grocery store.  I decided to use my palette knife and paint this little flower painting for day 15.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

# 264 - Beach Palms

6" x 8" Oil on panel

Day 14 of 30 challenge

After the past few weeks of very cold rainy gray weather, I find myself wishing for a warm sunny beach scene,  This painting was inspired from memory.  

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# 263 - Two Palm Trees

6" x 6" oil on Arches oil paper

Day 13 of 30

Tonight of painted a quick study of two palm trees, I tried to work with broad stokes and not much detail, using both brushes and my palette knife.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

# 262 - The Vineyard

6" x 6" Oil on Arches Oil paper

Day 12 or 30

Tonight I decided to try a challenge painting from the Daily Paintworks website.  I had painted this scene before and wanted to give it another try.  I have discovered when I use the Arches oil paper I paint looser and maybe a bit faster.  Having fun!

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

#- 261 - Beach Cottages

Original Oil Painting, 8" x 10" on panel

Day 11 of 30 Challenge

On this cold January day my thoughts went back to one of my many beach photos from our October trip.  I took several pictures and decided today to use one for day 11 of my 30 day challenge.
The photo took me back to a warm sunny day at Oak Island, NC.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

# 260 - The Lighthouse

Oil Painting on Arches oil paper, 6"x 6" 

Day 10 of 30 Challenge

I used a photo from the morguefile website today of a scene of a lighthouse.  I had fun painting this one!