Celebrations of Life!
Original Oil Paintings by Norma Wilson
Colorful and Whimsical works featuring Cow Art, Rooster, Birds, Seascapes paintings, people, daily paintings, Custom Pet Portraits and More!
I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn. ~Henry David Thoreau
So happy to be spending so much time in my studio doing what I love! Hope you have a great weekend and I am so happy you stopped by!
As an artist, I not only see delicious food, but sometimes I see a painting and grab my camera! I really had fun with this one but I have to admit that every time I look at it now...it makes me hungry! Do you have someone special who loves cupcakes? It is the gift that keeps on giving!
This sweet little girl was surrendered at a vet's office by an owner who no longer wanted her and one of the employees fell instantly in love with her and welcomed her with open arms. She spent many years coming to work every day and sleeping cozily curled around her "Mom's" back while she worked. I just loved her little face and had a great time capturing it in oil.
I love painting "alla prima", which means all at once. Or at lease finishing a painting in one day. It is a challenge to work the paint while the layers are still wet but it also is very gratifying and a great sense of accomplishment. It is one of the things that draws people to paint outside. You have to work quickly before the light changes and the paintings remain fresh and the impression of the moment is not lost. I like to work in my studio using photos for inspiration but feel the same excitement. I have been enjoying this challenge of so many paintings in such a short period of time as it helps me to not over think my subject choices as well. The point is to get in there and paint! Even if it means you find yourself wearing the paint quite bit!