Sunday, December 17, 2017

#287 Where the Cantaloupe Roam


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This one was named by my husband :)  I love painting these little gold ornaments and all of their reflections.  I turned them so that they don't necessarily look like ornaments, but just little gold balls.  I borrowed the tea pot from a friend.  Thanks, Alicia!  




Friday, December 15, 2017

#286 Oranges on Pink



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I can't believe I still haven't posted the three paintings I did at the Sarah Sedwick workshop I took in October.  I learned so much while I was there.  It also helped me experiment more with painting on canvas and I've been enjoying that a lot.  She is a fantastic teacher.  I'm so thankful that she teaches in OKC somewhat regularly (will be back in 2018)!  I highly recommend taking a workshop from her if you have the chance.  

Here is a picture of it framed with a frame built by my husband.  Isn't he talented?  


8x8 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

#285 Unlikely Friends


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Second painting with a pomegranate and another painting with butter.  I haven't posted all of those yet.  Not sure how the butter, pomegranate and oranges all started hanging out...

8x8 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

#284 The Colorful Challenge


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I've been wanting to paint cantaloupe for awhile and this challenge on Daily Paintworks seemed like a great opportunity!  I always enjoy painting cranberries and cherries.  I also enjoyed painting the pink glass bottle.  It was my first time to paint it.  The transparency of the pink was little challenging.  Wish it was looser and not completely sure about the composition.  

8x10 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, December 11, 2017

#283 Pomegranate and Sparkle


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I really enjoyed painting this one.  It was my first time to paint a pomegranate.  They are such a pretty color!  Also really enjoyed painting the gold ornament.

8x8 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Friday, December 8, 2017

#282 Red Tulip and Glass


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I've painted a few other pieces that I haven't posted yet but already sold.  I will get around to that soon!  But for not here is a painting with a tulip that I bought at Sprouts a couple of weeks ago.  I didn't have a lot of time to paint that week and only managed to get two paintings with the tulips.  But I was pretty happy to have tulip paintings in the fall!  

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

#281 Autumn Mug


SOLD 8x8 inch oil 

Painting mugs is always a challenge for me.  I'm really happy with how this one turned out though.  I'm having so much fun painting warm, rich colors lately.  This one sold at Holiday on the Farm last Saturday.  

8x8 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

2018 Jamie Stevens Art Calendar


Available for purchase in my Etsy Shop!  
This year I made a full color calendar showcasing some of my favorite paintings from the last 12 months. It is wire-bound and printed on 11"x17" (size includes the picture and calendar part) premium glossy cardstock. 

$18 includes shipping and tax.





Tuesday, December 5, 2017

#280 Brightly Shining


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For this painting, I didn't use a light.  I only used the candlelight and the ambient lighting in the room.  It was a fun challenge.  Especially capturing the candle as it burned down!

8x10 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, December 4, 2017

#279 Holiday Lights


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This time I added Christmas lights to the composition.  I painted this one awhile back and intended to paint more lights but haven't gotten around to it yet.  You can check out the value plan below.  I didn't follow it exactly, but it was still super helpful!


8x8 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

#278 Mingle and Jingle


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This painting was third in my series of Christmas ornaments.  I painted this one a little larger and on canvas.  I've really enjoyed painting on canvas lately.  The hardest part was the drawing of the glass bottle.  When I wrestle so much with a drawing it reminds me how much I need to work on my drawing skills!  I tried to keep the ornaments simple, again.  

12x12 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Saturday, December 2, 2017

#276 Merry & #277 Bright



SOLD 6x6 inch oil on gessobord

I can't believe it has been three weeks since I updated my blog!  I painted this on November 2 and it sold through Instagram.  It was my first attempt at painting Christmas Ornaments this year.  Lately, I've been doing a gray-scale value plan before most of my paintings.  I included the one for this painting below.



SOLD 6x6 inch oil on gessobord

My second Christmas ornament painting.  I sold this one through Instagram as well.  I tried to keep the ornaments very simple in both of these paintings.  

Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Friday, November 10, 2017

#276 Persimmons on White



SOLD (6x6 inch oil)

This somewhat simple painting just makes me happy and was a lot of fun to paint.  I included a view of it from the side below because I painted on a deeper canvas than usual.  




6x6 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, October 30, 2017

#275 Persimmons and Green


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I bought these persimmons at Sprouts over the weekend.  I think I was a little overly ambitious with the composition...especially since I started and finished the painting late at night!  It was tricky getting the values dark enough on the bowl and on the persimmons.  Took a few attempts.  

8x8 inch oil on linen panel. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

#274 Strawberries and a Bowl


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Painting was really hard last week.  I was in a funk.  Started multiple paintings, but didn't like most of them.  This was the first one I actually enjoyed the process.  An encouraging artist friend, Gina Brown, reminded me that frustration is part of the process and helps us grow.  So true.  

10x10 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Friday, October 27, 2017

#273 On Display


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Painted this last night, starting around 9pm.  Too late really to start a painting, but I had been working on a commission earlier in the day and wanted to do something a little more free. 



12x12 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

#272 Nectarines and Glass Bowl


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Painted this one awhile back, but didn't have a good photo of it.  This one was enjoyable to paint.  

8x8 inch oil on linen panel. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Sunday, October 22, 2017

#271 Mug, Glass and Red Pears


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It was really hard painting on gessobord after a couple of weeks working on linen and canvas.  I forgot how slippery it can feel!  Found this mug at Target...another item in one of my favorite colors.

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Friday, October 20, 2017

#270 Red Plums and Blue Glass


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I'm posting things out of order because I painted this one before the pumpkins!  Painted because I like white and glass...also had some red plums on hand 

8x8 inch oil on linen panel. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, October 16, 2017

#269 White Pumpkin and Glass


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I started this painting last week and finally finished it yesterday.  Not that I'm complaining!  I took a break from it while I attended Sarah Sedwick's workshop in OKC!  Three days of learning and painting.  I'll include pictures in my next post! 

10x10 inch oil on linen panel. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

#268 Pumpkin on Blue


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I painted this pumpkin awhile ago.  It was hard to get a good photo of it without a glare!

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, October 9, 2017

#267 White Pumpkin on White



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I painted this piece for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge, "The Fall Challenge".  I was experimenting with painting a white object on a white background.  I really enjoy painting on these Senso linen panels.  You can find them here.





6x6 inch oil on linen panel. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

#266 Jalapeños and a Tomato


Not for Sale (6x6 inch oil)

This painting was my second attempt at painting jalapeños.  My first painting was a different composition and I overworked it.  I'm much happier with this one.  :)

Here are a couple of process shots...




6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

#265 Three Apples and a Bowl


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Sometimes I really struggle to find a composition I like, but this one happened in a couple of minutes.  I love it when that happens :)

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, October 2, 2017

#264 Three Grape Tomatoes


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I enjoyed painting the saturated reds and all of the reflected light.  

5x7 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

#263 Four Apples on White


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I painted these apples a couple of weeks ago.  lately I've been blocking in the whole painting and then adding the details.  It's been working pretty well.  

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, September 25, 2017

#262 Sunflowers in Orange Bottle


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I've been painting a lot of sunflowers the last couple of months.  I just like them so much.  Painting the orange bottle was challenging...especially the lightest bits of orange.  I like the pop of orange and pink in the shadow.

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

#261 Three Sunrays


SOLD (6x6 inch oil)

For this painting, I slowed down and tried to simplify.  It was really fun to paint.

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

#260 The Last Peach


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Painted quickly so that my daughter could eat this peach for a snack...and then she decided she didn't like it.  Anyone else have a picky eater at home?


6x6 inch oil on linen panel. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

#259 Purple Peaches and Glass


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More paintings of glass and trying peaches again. 

5x7 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, September 18, 2017

#258 Morning Flowers 2


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I run by these flowers on most mornings and they are so pretty!  I think they are a type of hibiscus.  They catch my eye every time.  It was hard to get all the subtle shades of purple and pink and the texture of the petals.  The darks in the actual painting are a little darker than they show in the photo.  

8x8 inch oil on gessobord panel.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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