Saturday, October 31, 2020

Halloween Night Owl



$40 - 4.5x4.5" original oil painting on 1/8"panel.
This Halloween Owl is ready for the night! Happy Halloween Y'all!
This was my first "mini" painting. I love the small 4.5x4.5" size. So cute!
See the time lapse video on my Instagram or Facebook accounts! 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Dragon Fruit!


I saw this dragon fruit in the grocery store and I thought... 'I could never paint that thing'! and then I thought... 'could I'? So, I took on the challenge and here are the results. 

I love the 12x6" format. And I also love the 6x12" format. ; )

Painting the little seeds was like painting snowflakes, little radom dabs of paint.

They are $120 each or the set for $225. I think they look great together. Click here - Daily Paintworks for purchase info. 

Here are some process pics. Enjoy and Thanks for looking. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

swimming persimmons


$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8" panel
I called this swimming persimmons for the 'mm's"
Cheers. ; )

Monday, October 19, 2020

pumpkin glow


$80 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8"panel

Halloweeeeen! Only a few weeks away. I painted this little glass pumpkin and candy rockets in my studio. Since I painted by candlelight, there was a bit of a 'trick' to it... but it was a 'treat' to paint. ;)

Sunday, October 18, 2020

let's talk


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 $100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8"panel

This colourful parakeet has just turned his head towards you... he's ready to listen. ; )

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

pumpkin pals


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$60 - 5x7" original watercolour painting with 8x10"mat

I've been painting with watercolour lately, thanks to Inktober so, I decided to jazz up this little pumpkin harvest.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

knock your socks off


$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on panel
Check out my Instagram page at noramacphailart to see the time lapse video of me painting these feathers. It's a good one! ; )
This painting is available at my DailyPaintworks Gallery, just click the PayPal link to see more. The bird series continues!

Thursday, October 08, 2020



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$160 - 8x10" original oil painting on panel
Another Two-Colour Palette! For this wonderful model, (thanks RawUmberStudios for the YouTube paintalongs), I chose Pyrrole Red and Cerulean Blue. I love dark blue with red. The Pyrrole is a Cobra oil brand and it's basically a warm Cadmium Red. Here are some palette pics.
When I saw the wonderful red scarf on her head, I knew I just had to paint her. And glasses to match! Such a great expression too.
Thanks for checkin' out my blog. Cheers and Be Well. ; )

Monday, October 05, 2020

Peacock in Profile


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$90 - 6x6" original oil painting 1/8"panel 
I really wanted to focus on this proud friend's beautiful turquoise crown, or crest, today. It's quite stunning and sometimes overlooked since people get dazzled by the feathers on the peacock's tail. I enjoyed painting this beauty. (Very happy with the eye!). See my Instagram page for step by step pics. Cheers. 

Saturday, October 03, 2020

story time


$90 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8" panel.

The lemon is telling a story to his little grape friends... obviously. ; ) There is actually a lot of transparent green in purple grapes. So, I added a green paper to the set up to match. Cheers.

Thursday, October 01, 2020

the lemon chain

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$120 - 12"x6" original oil painting on panel

I love this long and thin format. I've used it many times in the past and just rediscovered, (or rather reminded myself) how much I like it #doh. The photo reference, which is square, is from the gracious and talented Sarah Sedwick. It was quite a challenge to figure out how to crop the pic, but I enjoy that part of the process. I think it's important to zoom in, cutting parts of objects off, so the still life doesn't just sit in the centre with a bunch of boring space around it. 
I also changed the original plate colour of blue, to purple, in order to balance the lovely yellow lemons.
Cheers Y'all!