Sunday, April 13, 2008

Oil Painting of Elm Creek in Spring, Mountain Laurel and a Roadrunner!

This is an original oil painting of Elm Creek. The creek is pretty now, gorgeous reflections are in the water. "Elm Creek" measures 12 inches tall by 9 inches wide, and is available for purchase by clicking on this link which will take you to my website. This painting is available unframed for $325.00 which includes shipping and insurance.

Our mountain laurel


had a fair show of blooms, but not nearly as pretty and full as last year. I did paint out, but no, I cannot show you the finished product. I adhere to my great friend Gloria's wisdom - "Don't let your dogs out" referring to our paintings of lesser quality. Well, dear readers, this one was barking! I may work on it more in the studio.

I had a curious road runner come by to check me out. He (she?) got pretty close and stayed around long enough for me to grab my camera.

The oak leaves are turning, although most are well along the way to new leaves. I wish this shot could show you the multitude of colors here! There are multiple shades of red, orange, gold

and yellow. It is so pretty. Spring is here!

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Until next time -




25 comments:

William F. Renzulli said...

Always a joy to see your work.

Anonymous said...

Great new painting. We don't have roadrunners in Louisiana so it is interesting to see one.

Janis

Sixsisters said...

Hey Jean. Great painting. Don't let the dogs out...love it. I love the roadrunner picture too.

cynthia said...

"Don't let your dogs out"

I got a good chuckle out of this comment!

Wonderful painting, Jean.

John said...

I once sawe a road runner flying in Arizon near sunset and we thought we had seen a dragon or something equally rare.

Actually knocked on a front door to see if my wife and I could go into their back yard and it wsas a roadrunner. It turned out to be a woman who was a painter ansd she showed us many of hner paintings - quite nice.

I think roadrunners lkike artists.

I am a birder sidelined by family. Miss it, but enoy the compromise - a family.

Thanks for your kind comment. Will be back.

Jean Levert Hood said...

Bill, thank you for stopping by!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Janis, the roadrunner is a large bird. It, of course, run everywhere. When they fly, they look kind of funny because of thier size!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Hi Joan!

It was perfect getting that roadrunner shot. He just stood there for me, with his tail bouncing up and down! I'm glad you like my painting.

Jean Levert Hood said...

Hey, Cynthia! I'm glad you stopped in.
I am not of the opinion that everything I paint is worthy of a frame!

Jean Levert Hood said...

John,
That's a great roadrunner story! We have so many bird here, and feed them and have several fountains that they all seem to love. The scissor tails are back, I've seen orioles, and we had tree ducks at our feeder this evening!
I appreciate your comments!

Tommy Thompson said...

Jean, Your painting of Elm Creek is beautiful. I love your comment about not letting the "dogs" out; Tommy will love that one. He is forever telling me that he has to burn some of his paintings! The roadrunner is fascinating--would love to see one in person. By the way, I will be happy to link to your blog; please also link to http://tommythompsonart.blogspot.com All the Best, Marie

Jean Levert Hood said...

Hi Marie!
I'm so glad you like "Elm Creek." It's one of my favorite spots on our property. Oh, yes, that burn pit, Tommy is right!! I've linked Tommy to my blog, and thank you for the same, Marie,
Jean

Lily Pang said...

Jean,

This is really beautiful painting! You are a master.

I guess the one you are hiding should also be very beautiful. Sometime I am very confused. Ones that I like, people don't like. Ones that I don't like, people like.

ZudaGay said...

Jean, I love your new painting...just lovely!!! And how fun to see a road runner!!! We had the car in the 70's, but I've never seen a bird in real life.

Chauncey said...

that new painting is fabulous. I can't believe you have many *dogs*, Jean!

The Epiphany Artist said...

I like the loose quality of Elm Creek. your color combinations are wonderful!

The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your work is absolutely beautiful!

Kim said...

wonderful exuberance and vitality of colour in your work Jean...

Melody said...

Great painting Jean...I love seeing your new work. A roadrunner ah? I've never seen one before.

Jean Levert Hood said...

Lily, you are tooo kind. I struggle often, and have so very much more to learn!

Zuda, Thank you so much! oh, I remember that car!

Chauncey, *Plenty* of dogs! I'm glad you like my painting!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Terri, I love color, and it's one of my main focus points as I paint. How much can I get in there, and still make it work!

Mommy and Me - I just love the photos on your blog, the imposters! It was a fun visit.

Jean Levert Hood said...

Kim, Thank you for the nice comment, I truly appreciate it!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Melody, we have a huge assortment of birds and wildlife here. Yesterday, there were turkeys at our feeder, and every morning we have deer. We watch the birds with our coffee!

I'm glad you like my painting!

P.S. Original said...

The painting is fabulous! What a wonderful painter!

Jean Levert Hood said...

P.S. Original - I'm happy you found my blog, and thank you for the delightful compliment.