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Thursday, February 16, 2017

White Lighthouse

Here is a lighthouse that I did a painting of. When I started it, I did not realize it would be so tall. One can see that it barely fits on my canvas with a part on top that is above the top of the canvas. It still came out nice. It was inspired / created using a photo in a calendar. It was on lighthouses. I like doing paintings of lighthouses. I will be doing more in the future. 



It is not part of my Cafe Press TomLeeM store but I thought I would post a link to it anyway. It could be part of it in the future. 





Tuesday, February 7, 2017

White Flowers

I saw a photo of a whole bunch of white flowers. I think they were pretty. I wanted to make a painting of it. I think it came out really nice. I normally do a painting where the flower is really big. This time I decided to do many little flowers. 

I have taken photos of the paintings I do using my cell phone - Samsung Note 4. It seems the camera app that came with it does not do well. I use a free app called Camera 360. It seems to do quite well. I also use my tablet computer - Samsung Tab 2. It does quite well in taking photos. I usually use that when going to places and posting those photos to Facebook.


I have it on my Cafe Press TomLeeM store. I put it on items that I thought it would look good on and those items that I could get the photo file to fit on. I used my tablet computer to take the photos. I have quite a few of my paintings at the store but not all of them. 




Sunday, February 5, 2017

A Close Up Of A Cow and A Lone Cow In Front of Barn

This is a painting of a lone cow in front of a barn. I saw a photo of it in a Yankee Magazine. In the photo, the barn wasn't as wide as in the painting. Since I had a wider canvas, I widened the barn too. I think the result was better than expected. It was fun to create.

This is a painting of a close up of a cow. It is from the same photo as the other painting with a lone cow. The photo that inspired this painting is the same as the first painting. It was a Yankee Magazine. Since it has a little closer than the first one, it has a little more detail. I think it came out quite well. 


It is part of my Cafe Press TomLeeM (close up) store. It is part of my Cafe Press TomLeeM (wide view) store. I chose items that I thought it would look good on.




I did this painting of a plate. Instead of making it look like a plate, I painted it to look like one is viewing the cows through the round hole in a building. The cows - like the plate it is based on - is looking at you looking at them. It is not part of Cafe Press store.



Monday, January 30, 2017

I saw a photo of a windmill with the sun behind it. I think it came out well. It is a small painting. It is on canvas board instead of stretched canvas. I like the different hues of red that is in the photo and tried to replicate them in the painting. One could see it as a sunset or as a sunrise; depending on which way one is looking. 


It is on my Cafe Press TomLeeM store. I chose items that would look good with it on them. Having the image of the painting on different items is like sharing the painting without having to sell the original. I put a lot of work into each one. 




Saturday, January 28, 2017

Blue Teddy Bear

I created this painting of a blue teddy bear just for fun. I did not want to create a traditional sitting pose but one that would seem more playful. I chose blue since it is my favorite color. I think it would work with any color or colors. 

It was created during an art class that had students of all ages. The thing I liked about the class was one could chose the subject to paint and medium to create it in (not always paint but could be charcoal, pencil, pen, etc). 

I have created other paintings of teddy bears. One was a group of teddy bears looking at the person viewing the painting. I had sent it to my sister who later gave it to her friend. 


I have it on my Cafe Press TomLeeM store. I think it takes on an abstract look to it since the whole painting is not entirely on any one item. 



Friday, January 27, 2017

Blue Teapot

This wasn't created from a photo but from my imagination. I thought it would be neat to do a painting of a blue teapot. It is not perfect but it was a lot of fun to create. I chose a teapot since I like drinking tea. It is blue since I like the color blue. I don't think the design actually exists. It is not a big painting. I think it would be nice in an area where people enjoy tea. 



It is on my Cafe Press TomLeeM store. I chose items that it will look good on.




Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Colorful Flowers

I did a painting of some colorful flowers. I thought it would look good as a painting. It came out pretty nice. It took awhile to get just the look I was wanting. I usually like to do the painting of the flower as a big one but this was a bunch of smaller flowers. I called it colorful flowers since I don't remember what kind they were. It was a lot of fun to create.
Like so many of my artwork I have done, it was completed in an adult education class. It was nice since we chose what we wanted to do a painting of and the art teacher helped us achieve the look we wanted to get. Creating art was a lot of fun and very educational. 



I have it on my Cafe Press TomLeeM store. Some of the items I chose to have it on are jewelry. It seems like a good match. I need to take higher resolution photos so I can expand the number of items my artwork is on.



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