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Our Bird Feeder, Plein Air, landscape

Our Bird Feeder, Plein Air, landscape

My first Plein air in a while.  This is from our porch and is where I feed the birds. The painting is available for you.  Measures 14×11 Available

Plein Air, Landscape at Painted Views Ranch

Plein Air, Landscape at Painted Views Ranch

Plein air painting done on a 11×14 canvas. It is signed and was done on location. Available

Mud Lake, Landscape

Mud Lake, Landscape

Mud Lake is a landscape that has just been re-worked. I am doing this to all my older paintings. This is 16″x8″ and is a stretched canvas and is in oils. Available

Blue Tulips,flowers

Blue Tulips,flowers

Blue Tulips is a daily painting and is done in oils on a 7×5 canvas panel. Signed and needs a frame. Available

International Truck, rusty, vehicle

International Truck, rusty, vehicle

International Truck is done in oils and was quite rusty. It is painted on a 16×12 canvas and is signed and not framed. Available

Rusty Old Sedan,  auto, vehicle

Rusty Old Sedan, auto, vehicle

Rusty Old Sedan was found in some graveyard in Arizona.  He measures 9×12 and is on a canvas Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Rusty Sedan ,old auto

Rusty Sedan ,old auto

This   Rusty Sedan was found in some graveyard. I   painted it on a 12×9 cradled canvas.. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Red Sedan, vehicle, oil painting

Red Sedan, vehicle, oil painting

9″x12″ oils on canvas panel, unframed.  I can’t remember where I found this old car Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Koi Pond, landscape

Koi Pond, landscape

Koi Pond was painted enPlein air in the winter.  I like this painting, and I painted 7 paintings in 3 days at this ranch. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Red Cannas, flowers, oil painting

Red Cannas, flowers, oil painting

Red Cannas was painted enPlein Air and measures 8×6. I love how these came out. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

The Tree, miniature oil painting

The Tree, miniature oil painting

The Tree was painted EnPlein Air and measures 8×6. The painting is signed but not framed. Available BarbaraHavilandart.com

Curious Calf, bovine, oil painting

Curious Calf, bovine, oil painting

Curious Calf is done in oils and painted Plein air.  He or she just stood right where  they were for me to paint.  The painting is done in oils and measures  9″ x 12″  Signed but not framed. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Spot, canine, oil painting

Spot, canine, oil painting

Spot is done in oils on a stretched canvas. It is done from my cousins’ dog. He measures 12 x 9 and is not framed. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Long Stem Red Rose, flower

Long Stem Red Rose, flower

This long stem red rose was painted from one of my new roses. The paintings is done on a canvas panel. Never dies or needs water. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Pink Water Lilies, Knife painting

Pink Water Lilies, Knife painting

This painting was done with a painting knife and has lots of thick paint. It has textures and measures 12″x 16″  I love using a knife for the textures. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Water Lilies, flora, oil painting

Water Lilies, flora, oil painting

Pink Water lilies are done in oils on a 12″x 12″ stretched canvas. I was doing a series of these to make them lay flat. I like how these came out Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Dogwoods,flower,oil painting

Dogwoods,flower,oil painting

This painting is  done in oils and on a matboard. The painting measures 8″x 12″ Available  BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Trees Cast Shadows, plein air landscape

Trees Cast Shadows, plein air landscape

Trees Cast Shadows, was done in oils and Plein Air. We had such a wonderful time creating our versions of the landscape at the Painted Views Ranch.  This was my view of trees. I did several paintings in 3 days. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Red and Yellow Calla Lily, flower, oil painting

Red and Yellow Calla Lily, flower, oil painting

Red and Yellow Calla Lily is done in oils from one of my flowers. This measures 10X8 and is signed but not framed. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Fox Squirrel, wildlife, oil painting

Fox Squirrel, wildlife, oil painting

Fox Squirrel is done on a stretched canvas and measures 6″ x 8″  He is not framed  but he is signed. Available Barbara Haviland

Night Shades, landscape,

Night Shades, landscape,

Night Shades is  a landscape done at night near the marshes where I previously lived. We were camping. The painting has purples,reds, and blues. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Homes on the Bayou, oil painting

Homes on the Bayou, oil painting

This painting measures 16″ x 10″ and is one of my Louisiana bayou paintings. I do love to paint these.I find the bayous so peaceful and serene. Of course I do not want to be there at night. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Sam's Billiard Balls, large oil painting

Sam’s Billiard Balls, large oil painting

Sam’s Billiard Balls, 12″x 24″ oils on canvas, not framed  signed by Barbara Haviland Artist Available Barbara Haviland Art.

Miniature Sunset with Water, daily painting

Miniature Sunset with Water, daily painting

This tiny 4″ x 5″ oil painting is a sunset  with water. It is framed.  It is a daily painting. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Billiard Balls, tiny daily painting

Billiard Balls, tiny daily painting

Billiard Balls is done in oils and measures  3″ x 4″. It is a tiny oil painting that I did before my large one. I like to do small,tiny paintings before I do larger ones. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Tiny Red Tulips,oil painting,Daily painting

Tiny Red Tulips,oil painting,Daily painting

Miniature  2″ x 6″  Red Tulips is done as a daily painting, I have it hanging on my frig. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Sunset Bayou miniature oil painting

Sunset Bayou miniature oil painting

  Sunset Bayou is a miniature daily painting done in oils. Has magnet on back to hang on Frig or you can frame.  Measures 3″x 4″. It was done so I could do a larger painting for a client. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Patches, Llama  wildlife,oil painting

Patches, Llama wildlife,oil painting

My Llama needs a name   “Please help with a name”.  This 14″x 11″ is available for purchase. I had such fun with this painting. I think he is cute and needs a name. His name is “Patches”   SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD BarbaraHavilandArt.com 

Tractor Prints, 3 different ones

Tractor Prints, 3 different ones

I have 3 different tractors that I have painted but only have prints of them.  Check to see if you would like to get prints of those. This one is Dena’s Blue Tractor Available  

Dogwoods, flower,oil painting

Dogwoods, flower,oil painting

Dogwoods are pretty flowers and we planted some trees while stuck at home.  These are 10″ x 20″ and are done in oils. The painting is signed but not framed. Available 

Red Crested Cardinals, birds,oil painting

Red Crested Cardinals, birds,oil painting

These red-crested cardinals are done in oils and measure  12 x 16. They are ready for a new home are signed by me. They are stunning in person. Available

Sunset in Woodville, Tx

Sunset in Woodville, Tx

Sunset in Woodville is one of the frequent sunsets I get to witness almost each evening. I love to watch the sun go down in my front yard.  The painting is ready for a new home. Available

Poudre River, oil painting

Poudre River, oil painting

This painting was a study in flowing water. I think my painting has captured that. It measures 12×12 and is done in oils. Available

Red Rose in My Yard

Red Rose in My Yard

Red Rose is done in oils and from one of my red roses.The painting is available  for you

Red Hat Ladies, 3 paintings

Red Hat Ladies, 3 paintings

I am offering 3 red hat ladies framed to you.  Each painting is 2.5 x 3.5 and is framed. Available

Wildflowers, oil painting

Wildflowers, oil painting

Wildflowers are done with a painting knife and have lots of textures. Measures 6×9 and is signed Available

Water Lotus, mini oil painting

Water Lotus, mini oil painting

Water Lotus is a daily painting, and measures 6×6 not framed. Available

Bird, Blue Jay, feathered friends

Bird, Blue Jay, feathered friends

Blue Jay is one of my daily paintings. we have these at our feeder. They are bullies!  He measures 5×5 and is not framed.  Available

Blonde Cow, bovine, mini oil painting

Blonde Cow, bovine, mini oil painting

Blonde Cow is a daily painting done in oils and perfect for your home. Available

The Brown Egg, daily painting

The Brown Egg, daily painting

The Brown Egg is a staple in my studio. I teach children and when they don’t bring a reference photo or something to paint, they have to paint the egg.  Over the years many children  continue to  “paint” the egg. This one is 5″x5″ and is not framed. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

The Refinery, Daily painting

The Refinery, Daily painting

The refinery came to be when my husband and I went looking for lights.  We lived in the golden triangle and had lots of refineries to choose from. This is one of them.  Measures 5″x5″ and not framed. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Goldfish, daily painting

Goldfish, daily painting

Goldfish was done as a daily painting. I start each day with something small and then go on to create. Goldfish is 5″ x 5″ and is not framed.              Available here BarbaraHavilandArt.com

The Hula Girl, Daily painting

The Hula Girl, Daily painting

The Hula girl was painted to go with the Cowboy as a study. she is glancing over her shoulder at him. She is 5″x5″ and is not framed.   She is available  here BarbaraHavilandArt.com

The Cowboy, Daily painting

The Cowboy, Daily painting

Daily Cowboy is one of my daily studies and he measures 5″ x  5″. He is signed and not framed. He is on a  canvas panel that my husband makes for these studies. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

animals,wildlife, MOO HEFNER is new name

animals,wildlife, MOO HEFNER is new name

If you can think of a good name for Moo Cow please let me know. I had one figured out but forgot it. It is not good to get older… LOL ..   Now if you are the winner by naming the cow,You can have the painting. Moo Hefner was submitted by Jackie Foreman  Congrats  you… read more

Tuscany Pots Still Life

Tuscany Pots Still Life

These pots were done live and the front pot was  crooked, but I painted it like the potter made it. Available

Landscape in Oils

Landscape in Oils

This  landscape was done  plein air but    I can’t remember where I   was when I painted it. Available here

Still Life, Books,Squash,Apples, and Glass

Still Life, Books,Squash,Apples, and Glass

This still life was done in   real life. I was studying  how to do still life paintings. I have signed this one and it is Available here   

Magnolia, plein air, flower

Magnolia, plein air, flower

Magnolia is done in oils straight from my magnolia tree.  I love these flowers and paint them every chance I get. Available

Shipwrecked Ike II, boat, transportation

Shipwrecked Ike II, boat, transportation

Shipwrecked Ike II is done from the photos from the original shipwrecked boat. This is another view of the same boat. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Shipwrecked Ike I, boat,transportation

Shipwrecked Ike I, boat,transportation

This shipwrecked boat landed at the foot of the Rainbow Bridge going to Bridge City,Tx after hurricane Ike. I passed that boat many times before I decided to paint it.  My version and it is large. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Magnolias and Bird, posies

Magnolias and Bird, posies

Magnolias and Bird are done in oils and on a 14×11 canvas Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Blue Morning Glories, floral, posies

Blue Morning Glories, floral, posies

Blue Morning Glories are done in  oils and from my Mom’s flowers. She had a green thumb and could grow any thing. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Cypress Tress Prints only ,landscape

Cypress Tress Prints only ,landscape

Cypress Tree is sold but you can purchase some prints of this lovely cypress tree landscape. It measures 24″x 12″ Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com  

Train Depot in Orange,Tx, landscape

Train Depot in Orange,Tx, landscape

This  train depot is probably restored by now.  It was pretty run down when I took my photos and I restored it with my paints. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com    

Big Bend Rock, Landscape

Big Bend Rock, Landscape

Big Bend Rock is done on a cradled art panel and measures 14 x 11. It is done in oils from one of my photos. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Red Cardinal, wildlife

Red Cardinal, wildlife

Red Cardinal is done in oils and I love to watch the birds. We feed them and they flock to eat. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Red Iris, floral

Red Iris, floral

Red Iris is done in oils on a  12 x 12 canvas and with a palette knife. It has  textures and  very thick paint. The painting is signed and not framed.     Available Website

Figure Painting or Portraits commissions

Figure Painting or Portraits commissions

I am offering commissions on figures or portraits. The one above is my brother Buddy and Me.  You can see from the small sepia photo what I used for this painting. It measures 16 x 8 and I charge  by the square inch to do portraits and figures. Please email if you would like to… read more

Up a Creek, landscape

Up a Creek, landscape

Up a Creek is done from photos and I have signed the painting It is  Available here WEBSITE

Lake Hyatt , landscape

Lake Hyatt , landscape

Lake Hyatt is a local place where I live.  It is done in oils and measures 10″ x 20″. No frame unless you want one. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Get-Away Cabin in Bayou, landscape

Get-Away Cabin in Bayou, landscape

Getaway Cabin is done in oils and measures 16″x 20″. It is done from my photos and is signed. WEBSITE Available

Bottle,Cheese and Pepper, Still Life

Bottle,Cheese and Pepper, Still Life

Bottle, Cheese and Pepper are done with that smokey bottle again. I painted this bottle many times. This is a different setup and I like this one too.  It measures 16″x 12″ and is    AVAILABLE BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Green Glass and Drape,still life

Green Glass and Drape,still life

Green Glass and Drape was done after a hurricane. I set this up and painted from life. My brother in law found this smokey glass and brought it to me to paint.  He was always finding   stuff.  Anyway, this piece measures 12″ x 9″.                      Available … read more

Red and Green Peppers, still life

Red and Green Peppers, still life

Red and Green Peppers were done from life and then I made Gumbo. I set this still life up and painted it from life. It measures 5″ x  14″ and is signed and framed Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

White Jug with Grapes, still life

White Jug with Grapes, still life

White Jug and Grapes are  done from photos. The painting is done in oils on a canvas panel that measures 14″x 11″. It is signed and now is ready for a new home.  Available    BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Yellow Daisies and Eucalyptus, still life

Yellow Daisies and Eucalyptus, still life

Yellow Daisies and Eucalyptus is done from a photo.  I did a workshop and this is my results. I do like the technique and hope you do too. The piece is  12″ x  9″ and is ready for your home. Available BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Glass,Onions,and Garlic, still Life

Glass,Onions,and Garlic, still Life

Glass,Onions, and Garlic is a still life that was painted from life. I like to do still life’ paintings from life.You see all the shadows and colors reflecting off the subjects. This one is 10″ x  10″ and is available My web site  BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Three Eggs, still life, oil painting

Three Eggs, still life, oil painting

Three Eggs was setup and painted from life. I like to do still life paintings. It is a great way to learn. This one is 8″x 10″ and is available  here for you. my web site is BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Last Rooster, wild life

Last Rooster, wild life

Last Rooster is done in  oils on  a 9 x 12 canvas and not framed.  He is still wet but he is looking for a new home. I hope you have enjoyed my Roosters and some chickens. Available

White and Black Rooster,wildlife

White and Black Rooster,wildlife

White and Black Rooster is done in oil and measures 5×7. Available

Frazzled Rooster, wildlife

Frazzled Rooster, wildlife

Small frazzled rooster is 7×5 and is done in oils.  Available

Tiny Rooster, wildlife

Tiny Rooster, wildlife

This is a tiny rooster and he measures 6″x 4″ and he is on a gallery wrap canvas         Available  

Fighting Rooster, wildlife

Fighting Rooster, wildlife

Fighting Rooster is another of my roosters. This one meausures 12″x 12″ and he is not framed. Available

Colorful Fanciful Rooster, Wildlife

Colorful Fanciful Rooster, Wildlife

Fanciful Colorful Rooster is done from photos. This is Fowl week for my posts. I have done many roosters and Chickens.  This one measures 18″x18″ and is not framed. Available

Roosters, wildlife

Roosters, wildlife

Roosters is done from a photo my friend sent of her chickens.  This piece measures 24″ x 20″ and is on a gallery wrap canvas. Available

King of the Yard,wildlife,chickens

King of the Yard,wildlife,chickens

King of the Yard is done in oils on a 16×20 Gallery wrap canvas. No need to frame. Painted from my photos. Available 

Bunny Bank,Still Life

Bunny Bank,Still Life

Bunny Bank is a daily painting, I use this bank to help pay for paper towels. It measures 6″ x  8″ and is signed but not framed. Available

Miniature Beach Cove

Miniature Beach Cove

Miniature Beach Cove was a daily painting and then I decided to do a bigger one. I am offering this one for you.     Available

Bayou Birds

Bayou Birds

Description of Bayou Birds Prints only This painting has sold but I now offer prints from my Fine Art America site. Available 

Marsh in Bridge City,Texas

Marsh in Bridge City,Texas

Description of Marsh in Bridge City Marsh in Bridge City is much drabber than I have painted. I used my artistic license and painted it prettier. The painting is on a gallery w rap canvas. Available

Sunset in Woodville,Texas

Sunset in Woodville,Texas

Description of Sunset in Woodville, Texas My first sunset painting in Woodville from my backyard. The painting is simple but bright and measures 6″x 8″.  Not framed but I have signed the painting. Lots of bright colors. Available 

Five Sisters and Egret

Five Sisters and Egret

Description of Five Sisters and An Egret Five Sisters and an Egret was sent to me from a friend. I painted the painting above from the photo. I love how it came out.  Thank, Cliff   Available

Ken's Cypress, landscape

Ken’s Cypress, landscape

This was done plein air and at Ken’s.  Hence Ken’s Cypress and is is done in oils and measures 14″ x 11″ on a canvas panel.( I make these) Available

Bird of Paradise, miniature floral

Bird of Paradise, miniature floral

Bird of Paradise is one of my daily paintings.  It packs a punch. Great for gift giving. Available  

White Pitcher, Still Life

White Pitcher, Still Life

White Pitcher is done in oils and from a setup. Painting from real pitchers is very challenging and I have come to love doing this.  Done on a canvas and signed. Available

Crab-Apple Tree Study,miniature

Crab-Apple Tree Study,miniature

Crab-Apple Tree study is another daily painting measures 8″x 6″ oils on canvas Available

Monterrey Cypress Tree Study

Monterrey Cypress Tree Study

Monterrey Cypress Tree Study daily painting offered       Available

Sunlit Cabin in Bayou, miniature

Sunlit Cabin in Bayou, miniature

Daily painting of Cabin in a Sunlit Bayou oil painting on canvas

Guitar,musical,oil painting,

Guitar,musical,oil painting,

Guitar oils on canvas 24″ x 12″ not Framed but signed Textures background Available

Bunting,bird,wildlife,Barbara Haviland

Bunting,bird,wildlife,Barbara Haviland

I love to paint birds and here is a Bunting.  he measures 10″ x 8″ and is signed View website: BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Blooming Cacti

Blooming Cacti

This was done from a photo taken in the hill country. Can be purchased on my web site BarbaraHavilandArt

White Rose Bud, Miniature oil painting

White Rose Bud, Miniature oil painting

  White Rose Bud is done on a textured 7 x 5 canvas panel and oils. I did several of these trying to capture the rose bud. I liked some and some did not.  Practice and more practice. Have a great day. Available

Red Geraniums, posies or flowers in oils

Red Geraniums, posies or flowers in oils

Geraniums are a fun flower to paint, and  I love to paint and teach. They come in all colors and can be a challenge.  Available  

Bridge in Florida,Sunset

Bridge in Florida,Sunset

We went to lots of baseball tournaments and found this bridge near Clearwater. This bridge was in Florida and with the sun setting, I took photos and painted it when we  got home from the baseball tournament.  Grandson has the painting but if  You would like one similar  please email. What is Clearwater known for??… read more

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. Available here for you

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.

Bearded Bunch of Iris

Bearded 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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