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Strawberries in Glass Jar

Strawberries in Glass Jar

I loved painting this. I set it and painted from life. Measures 8″x 10″ and is signed by me.  You will need to frame. Available here

Water-Lilies, miniature

Water-Lilies, miniature

Nymphaeaceae /ˌnɪmfiːˈeɪsiː/ is a family of flowering plants, commonly called water lilies. They live as rhizomatous aquatic herbs in temperate and tropical climates around the world. The family contains five genera with about 70 known species.[2] Water lilies are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on or emergent from the surface. The leaves are round, with a radial notch in Nymphaea and Nuphar, but fully circular in Victoria and Euryale.… read more

Autumn Trail

Autumn Trail

Available here for you is one of my favorite autumn landscapes. It is done with a limited palette and is not framed.

Seascape Coastline

Seascape Coastline

Seascape Coastline is another seascape that I am studying. I am  working on waves and coastlines of a beach. This was was a photo from California and measures 11″ x 14″.  Very limited palette and of course more waves and added rocks.  The painting is done on cradled wooden panel. Available here

Wave Study, miniature  oil

Wave Study, miniature oil

Description of Wave Study This wave study is done with Blue,Burnt Sienna,and White  on a 6″x 8″ stretched canvas. I am trying to perfect my seascapes. Let me know how you think I am doing. Available here for you

Inseparable Twins

Inseparable Twins

My niece has twins and I painted this painting for her.  The girls thought it was them, so I guess I did good. They just had a birthday this month and turned 10.  They are such  sweet girls. This painting is not available but you could have a painting commissioned.  Email me for details and … read more

Route 66 Trucks

Route 66 Trucks

I painted these trucks from a photo I took while on our way to Pagosa Springs, Co. We stopped several times and got such great reference shots of lots of things. The painting is 16″x 20″,signed, won a blue ribbon in an art show, has been featured in a magazine article, and is not framed. … read more

Snowy Mountain Top

Snowy Mountain Top

Snowy Mountain is done in oils from a photo. I think it was a challenge and that is why I am offering it at a bargain price.  12″ x 12″  signed and not frame. I also have prints of this one. available

Yellow Angel's Trumpet,flower

Yellow Angel’s Trumpet,flower

I love these flowers and like to paint them.  But they are poisonous. Are angel trumpet flowers poisonous? All parts of angel’s trumpets are considered poisonous and contain the alkaloids atropine, scopolamine, and hyoscyamine. Ingestion of the plants can cause disturbing hallucinations, paralysis, tachycardia, and memory loss and can be fatal. If you are growing your Angel’s Trumpets in the garden,… read more

Barn & Landscape Give-Away

Barn & Landscape Give-Away

This is my first give-away for 2020 and it measures 12″x 12″. No frame and one rule for this one. YOU must tell me Why you would like to have this painting hanging in your home. I will be giving this painting away on my birthday  February 18 and don’t ask my my age.

White and Purple Iris

White and Purple Iris

I love to paint flowers and Iris are a favorite. This one was done from   my photos and in oils. Available  

Still Life, Crock and Apple

Still Life, Crock and Apple

This painting  was set up in my studio and painted from life. It is done in oils and signed. The background is not black but a very dark blue. Available                           

Red Tulips

Red Tulips

Description of Red Tulips, posies I love to paint flowers and do so very often. Tulips are a favorite and I am trying to grow them. Available

Magnolia 2019, posies

Magnolia 2019, posies

I do magnolias a lot. I love the smell and how they look.  This was my first one in our new home.  14″ x 11″ oils on canvas panel Available

Aspens in the Mountains

Aspens in the Mountains

This painting was done from my photos and I added a cabin in. They yellows were so vivid and bright. I loved seeing them everywhere while in Colorado. I hope you can feel it. Available

Three Eggs and Drape

Three Eggs and Drape

This painting is done in    oils and was setup and I a class on how to do eggs. Eggs was done on a stretched canvas and measures 8″ x  10″. It looks nice in a kitchen or restaurant.  Eggs are harder to paint than you think.  Available

Still Life  Kyle's Jugs,ceramic

Still Life Kyle’s Jugs,ceramic

My nephew Kyle went to college and learned to do ceramics. These are some of his creations. I set them up with my wooden frog and painted them with a knife. I love to use the knife sometimes. They are done on a canvas and are signed and unframed. Available   

Wooden Frog and Vases Textured

Wooden Frog and Vases Textured

Wooden Frog and Vases are done with a painting knife and have tons of textures. I love doing these palette knife paintings. This one is 16 x 12 and is signed  Available

California Seaside

California Seaside

This painting was done from our photos of California on Hwy 1. It was such a beautiful drive. I took a while to paint this   on a canvas panel. It is offered here for you. Available

Yellow Lily and Blue Vase

Yellow Lily and Blue Vase

This painting is done in oils and measures 14″x 10″. It is done with a painting knife and has  thick paint. It is available here for you

The Straw Hat

The Straw Hat

The straw hat was done in  oils and measures 10″ x 8″ . I  am happy with the results. I painted this upside down. I love doing that. Available 

Brass Milk Can, still life

Brass Milk Can, still life

Brass Milk can was done in oils and measures 10 x 8. It is signed and framed Available

Red Lipstick,still life

Red Lipstick,still life

This painting came to be when I saw my lipstick one morning and decided to paint it. The painting is now being offered to you. It measures  10″ x 8″ and is signed and not framed.   Available                                 

Gilda's Red  Pot, still life

Gilda’s Red Pot, still life

Still life of Gilda’s red pot for making soup. Size is 12 x 16 done in oils . Ready to frame and hang and is signed by me. Available

California Coastline

California Coastline

California Coastline came to be from my photos on Hwy 1 in the state. Our first visit to California was exciting and fun. Thanks to Alex and Kim.  The painting is done in oils and is signed. Available 

Couple Challenge,Figures

Couple Challenge,Figures

Couple Challenge,Figures was done in oils and upside down. I   put my reference photo upside down and painted until I thought I was finished. Turned right side up and love it. Measures 8×10 and is is signed and framed. available here 

Port Bolivar Houses and Light

Port Bolivar Houses and Light

I never tire of painting this lighthouse. We had a wonderful day painting with OPS and my grandson Ryan painted again with me.  The painting measures 10″x 8″ and is signed and framed. Available 

Red Truck Challenge

Red Truck Challenge

This  Red Truck was part of a challenge I did for Daily-Paint-works, It is available here for you signed and Framed Available 

Daisies and Butterfly

Daisies and Butterfly

Daisies and Butterfly is done in   oils from a photo I received.  Offering it to you here Available here

Sea Shell and Basket

Sea Shell and Basket

Sea Shells and Basket is done in oils and was set up in my studio. I got the shell in Galveston on my honeymoon.. This shell is very very old and I have painted it many times.  It still is lovely as is my husband.. The painting measures 16″x 12″   and is framed.     … read more

Buffalo or Bison

Buffalo or Bison

Buffalo or Bison was done from my photos taken in Wyoming. He was a massive animal. Available 

Calla Lilies with Textures

Calla Lilies with Textures

These Calla Lilies are done in oils and with a painting knife. That means I did not use a brush. Lots of juicy textures and  abstract colors thrown in. We are wishing our son a very Happy Birthday today.  We are praying he is happy and well.   WE love you very much. Available here for… read more

Pelicans and Seagulls Plein Air

Pelicans and Seagulls Plein Air

Pelicans and seagulls were done while I was in Port Bolivar. It was as special day as my grandson was painting with me. We  had fun and this boat sat in the bay waiting to be painted. The pelicans and seagulls were everywhere.  The painting is signed and framed. It  measures  16″ x 12″ Available… read more

Raccoon, wildlife

Raccoon, wildlife

How could you not like this face?? He is done in oils and measures 10″x 8″.   One morning in Groves we had a trap on the porch, Sam had 2 coons in the trap and 4 trying to get them out.  What a site.   We lived in the city!  This one is harmless..

Our Backyard, Landscape

Our Backyard, Landscape

Our Backyard is done on a birch panel and with oils. I  looked out the bathroom window one morning and saw this  view. It was breathtaking and I decided to see if I could capture the atmosphere. I think I did and I am pleased.        I   hope you enjoy.

oval Sunset Framed

oval Sunset Framed

Available here This lovely sunset is done in oils and is framed. It was a sunset from  Sabine Lake in Port Arthur,Tx. The oval frame makes      the  piece.

A Pair of Seagulls

A Pair of Seagulls

We did live near Galveston, Texas and I loved to watch and feed the seagulls. This painting is from my photos and is done in oils.  I hope you like it and will consider it for your collection. Available here for you

Boat Repairs Transportation

Boat Repairs Transportation

Available here for you Boat repairs is done from several photos and is a nice painting for someone that likes boats.  The painting is 16″x  12″ and is  available here for you.

The Sea

The Sea

This painting was done from photos I received from a friend available here

Wildlife, Head shot of Bighorn Sheep Ram

Wildlife, Head shot of Bighorn Sheep Ram

I love to paint animals and I guess you know that by now.  Ram is hanging in my guest bath.  He was such a treat to paint. He measures 10″ x 8″ and while in Montana we saw  them. Very Impressive to see. Available here The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis)[5] is a species of sheep native to North America.[6] The species is… read more

Seascape give-away coming to a close

Seascape give-away coming to a close

If you haven’t done so and want to be in the drawing,please sign up on my web site at the top of the page, with your email. The drawing is on Monday the 25 of November. The painting is what you see . BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Louise's Grist Mill in Italy, landscape by Barbara Haviland

Louise’s Grist Mill in Italy, landscape by Barbara Haviland

This is a place in Italy, I believe. My friend    brought this photo to me to paint. It measures 16″x 20″ and is  available here for you Click to Purchase Although the terms “gristmill” or “corn mill” can refer to any mill that grinds grain, the terms were used historically for a local mill… read more

New Zealand Waters

New Zealand Waters

This painting is done in oils on a canvas. I had some reference photos from New Zealand.I watched a video from the area and then painted. Click to Purchase The history of New Zealand dates back approximately 700 years to when it was discovered and settled by Polynesians, who developed a distinct Māori culture. Like other Pacific cultures, Māori… read more

Poinsettia, red flower

Poinsettia, red flower

I did this from a plant someone gave me. The painting can hang either way and is framed. Available here on my website http://BarbaraHavilandArt.com Euphorbia pulcherrima is a shrub or small tree, typically reaching a height of 0.6–4 metres (2–13 ft). The plant bears dark green dentate leaves that measure 7–16 centimetres (2.8–6.3 in) in length. The colored bracts—which are most… read more

Plein Air, McKinney Falls Austin

Plein Air, McKinney Falls Austin

I did this painting and this was my first plein air painting. I had such fun and it was  eye-opening. Available here. It is a lovely place. McKinney Falls State Park is a state park in Austin, Texas, United States at the confluence of Onion Creek and Williamson Creek. It is administered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The park opened on April… read more

Azaleas,flowers

Azaleas,flowers

I picked these azaleas and painted them for you.  Mine don’t need watering.. An Azalea bush, is a popular flowering bush and foundation plant, with bright spring blooms. Azaleas bushes are members of the Rhododendron family. The biggest difference between the Rhododendron plant and an Azalea plant, is the Azalea is a deciduous bush. It… read more

Silver Teapot and Orange, Still Life,oil painting

Silver Teapot and Orange, Still Life,oil painting

Silver Teapot and Orange was setup in my studio and painted from life. It is done in oils and has a limited palette. I love to do still life paintings and you learn so much.  This one is available  here for you Click to purchase A still life (plural: still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically… read more

Our Backyard, landscape in oils

Our Backyard, landscape in oils

Our Backyard is done in oils on a cradled birch panel that measures 14″ x 11″ . No need to frame unless you want to. The sun was streaking thru the pine trees and was just beautiful.  The painting is signed by the artist Barbara Haviland Available to purchase here on my web site.

Pagosa Springs View

Pagosa Springs View

This was done in oils from my photos You can purchase painting here on web site Pagosa Springs is located at 37°16′5″N 107°1′28″W (37.268032, -107.024554).[14] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.88 square miles (12.64 km2), of which 4.85 square miles (12.57 km2) is land and 0.027 square miles (0.07 km2), or 0.53%, is… read more

Red Barn and Silo, Demo I did

Red Barn and Silo, Demo I did

This painting done in oils was for a class at NAG. We worked on this for 6 weeks.  I am offering it here. You can purchase the painting here or     buy prints here A silo (from the Greek σιρός – siros, “pit for holding grain”) is a structure for storing bulk materials. Silos are used in agriculture to store grain (see grain elevators) or fermented… read more

New Drawing--The Sea with Rocks and Sea Gulls

New Drawing–The Sea with Rocks and Sea Gulls

This is my second Give-Away for the year. This painting is done in oils and measures 12″x 12″  It was done from my photos taken in California. What you have to  do to  win is Sign up on my Contact page with your name and email .You cannot win unless you sign up.      … read more

Stellar Jay, bird,

Stellar Jay, bird,

Stellar Jay is a bird I saw in Montana. Beautiful  colors. The Steller’s jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) is a jay native to western North America, closely related to the blue jay (C. cristata) found in the rest of the continent, but with a black head and upper body. It is also known as the long-crested jay, mountain jay, and pine jay. It is the only crested jay west… read more

Introducing Three Princess" Gallery

Introducing Three Princess” Gallery

We have 3 young ladies  that are learning to paint.  Please view their gallery on my web site and  let us know how you like their artwork.         The young ladies are doing very well with the lessons.  I am very pleased with them. They are all under 12.

My new Gold Finch

My new Gold Finch

This is my new Gold Finch Bird and he is done in oils on a 16×20 gallery wrap canvas. They are such pretty birds. A Few Facts about the Gold Finch The only finch in its subfamily to undergo a complete molt, the American goldfinch displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color… read more

Blue Morning Glories

Blue Morning Glories

Blue Morning Glories are done in oils from photos Available  for purchase In cultivation, most are treated as perennial plants in frost-free areas and as annual plants in colder climates, but some species tolerate winter cold. There are some species which are strictly annual (e.g. I. nil), producing many seeds, and some perennial species (e.g. I. indica) which are propagated by cuttings.… read more

This is my official new website BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Hello and welcome to my new web site.  Here you can find prints and purchase prints and mugs, towels,pillows and all sorts of stuff for your home or gifts for your friends.  You can also purchase original paintings in oils and I have lay-away.(Email please) Thank you for viewing my art. Barbara It is not… read more

Barbara's Bayou Living

Barbara’s Bayou Living

This triptych bayou painting is sold but let me brag at bit about it. A few years ago I got a call from some lady needing to use the image for a show on HBO called Treme.  She paid to use this image for a backdrop and sent me the large very large backdrop . … read more

Bowl of Fruit,Watercolors,Still Life, by Barbara Haviland

Bowl of Fruit,Watercolors,Still Life, by Barbara Haviland

BOWL OF FRUIT WATERCOLOR, STILL LIFE 10/15/2019 7:05:46 AM by Barbara Haviland-Texas Contemporary Artist Comment on this © Barbara Haviland-Texas Contemporary Artist Watercolor on Paper 10 x 14  $150.00 USD Available Bowl of Fruit 10″x 14″ Done on 300 lb Watercolor paper Click to purchase Bowl of Fruit, Watercolor

Azaleas in Big Bend National Park  by Barbara Haviland

Azaleas in Big Bend National Park by Barbara Haviland

This is a painting I did from photos taken in Big Bend Nat Park.  The painting measures 14 x 11 is is signed and not framed. Contact Artist for more details For the Texas State Park see Big Bend Ranch State Park. Big Bend IUCN category II (national park) The Rio Grande runs through Cañón de Santa Elena. Mexico on… read more

White Petunias on the Square by Barbara Haviland

White Petunias on the Square by Barbara Haviland

  Petunias are such a happy flower. I like that they come in lots of colors and are easy to grow. These are 12″x 12″ and don’t need watering.  No frame is needed unless you want one. I thank you for viewing my art and like comments. PS   Don’t  forget to sign up for the… read more

Shopping in Paris a Street Scene

Shopping in Paris a Street Scene

My Paris Street Scene is here for you. I did this one in an online workshop and changed mine  I hope you like what you see. Painting is available for purchase  

Bessie, the Brahma Cow

Bessie, the Brahma Cow

Bessie was painted one day while we were at Dr Jones Ranch Plein Air painting. She just stood there and watched me while I painted her She was so pretty and I think I captured her “look”.. She is available for purchase.

Introducing my new Website where you can buy original paintings or Prints of my art

Introducing my new Website where you can buy original paintings or Prints of my art

YOU could WIN this painting  FREE       Hello and welcome to my new web site.  I am excited for you to let me know how you like or not like it.  If you would be so kind to look around and sign my Contact page, I will have a drawing to give away a landscape… read more

Five Sisters and One Egret

Five Sisters and One Egret

Five Sisters and One Egret is done in oils from a photo given to me by a good friend. I added the egret and hope he likes the painting. I love the brightness. The painting is signed and framed. Contact me for more details.

Fall Morning in Bayou

Fall Morning in Bayou

Fall Morning is painted in oils on canvas panel. It is 11″x 14″ and signed but not framed. Contact me for more details.

Sophie Lou, the Yorkie - Oil on Canvas Panel

Sophie Lou, the Yorkie – Oil on Canvas Panel

This is Sophie Lou and she has gone to doggy heaven. She was a great loving girl.  We still miss her. This painting is done from one of my photos, in oils, on a 14″x 11″ canvas panel. I would need a very good clear photo of your baby and about 3 weeks to paint the… read more

Red Hibiscus Diptych - 2 Oil Paintings, Framed

Red Hibiscus Diptych – 2 Oil Paintings, Framed

These are two 20″x 24″ oil paintings of Red Hibiscus. I did them to stand alone or together. They are done with a painting knife and have lots of textures. They are also framed in black wood frames. Contact me for more details.

Guitar Oil Painting

Guitar Oil Painting

Guitar is done in oils with textured background. I did the background with a knife and lots of colors because I wanted the guitar to stand out and be seen. The painting measures 24″x 12″. Contact more for more details.

Egret Revisited

Egret Revisited

White Egret Revisited is done in oils and on panel that my husband and I make. The painting has a colorful background to enhance the White Egret. 14″x 11″ signed but not framed. Click here to purchase

Trees at Dam B, Texas

Trees at Dam B, Texas

Trees at Dam B are rarely seen like this. Right now there is hardly any water because the corp of engineers are working on the dam. Where there was water has now become grass. The tree line was fascinating to me and I decided to paint this bunch of Cypress trees. Did the painting in oils… read more

Red Lighthouse, Oils on Canvas

The Red Lighthouse is done in oils on a stretched canvas. I liked the photo and did some changing of the composition before painting it. The painting measures 20 x 10. Contact me for more details.

Bunch of Iris

Bunch of Iris

Bunch of Iris is done in oils with Magentas, purples, and greens. The irises are loose and impressionistic on a  24 x 20 one inch gallery wrap stretched canvas. Can be framed or not. Click here to purchase.

Mountains and Meadow

Mountains and Meadow

Mountains and Meadows is done on a 6 x 6 gallery wrap canvas in oils.  It is soft pastel oil colors. Sides are painted and would make a great gift. Contact me for more details.

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