Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Mens Wear 7 x 5 Acrylic by John K. Harrell






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So many things catch my interest these days that I will never have time to paint them all, but what I like about doing these small paintings and having my blog to share them on is that I can satisfy the thrill of quenching my thirst for that subject quickly and move on to something else. I find that the more technology evolves my artistic world expands right along with it. From the new freedom of camera phones to capture images, and it's capability to process and engage them on social platforms is quite profound.
To be honest keeping up with the technology is sometimes daunting but at the same time exciting. I see it's value in so many personal and professional applications that I can't see a world with out it anymore. Do I fight the current of advancement or do I choose to embrace the limitless journey ahead? I answer the call to Blogger, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and anything else that comes along that I'm up for a wild ride of discovery!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

On Point 5 x 7 Acrylic by John K. Harrell







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I enjoy painting figures especially dancers as they convey their story through movement. I don't know as one artist to another if my portrayal does them justice but I sure enjoy trying my best.

Friday, May 27, 2016

My New Adventure 6 x 6 Acrylic by John K. Harrell






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I was traveling on the light-rail train going into downtown Denver last week focusing on the scenery out of the window. I'm typically entertained by what I see, but because it was cloudy I started to look around at the people on the train. This guy was just listing to his music and looking out the window and I was captivated at his pose. The way the pale flat light came through the square window framing him called my iPhone into action. Once again something so simple makes such a fantastic subject for a painting!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Too Cool For My Shadow Acrylic 6 x 6 by John K. Harrell







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I'm always drawn to people in the urban environment just doing common everyday activities. 
This beautiful woman wasn't doing anything extraordinary per se, just walking along the sidewalk. Her stride and the way the light hit her caste a wonderful shadow that made for a delightful painting!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

White Wash Acrylic 6 x 6 by John K. Harrell







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I love the subject matter of this little gem. The only real contrast in the whole composition is the color of her hair. A very light value painting that captures the magnificent lighting and the easy going nature of the beach.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Rainy Wait Hand Painted Tea Bag Christmas Ornament by John K. Harrell



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This holiday season I have created a series of hand painted tea bag Christmas ornaments. Each ornament is an original acrylic painting, and comes packaged in its own clear topped white decorative box for protection and shipping. Some ornaments will be holiday themed and others will be magical scenes of the everyday. I will be offering only 50 ornaments this season. Get them while they last!
Happy Holidays Art Lovers! 



A Rainy Wait Hand Painted Tea Bag Christmas Ornament by John K. Harrell

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Saint Nick Hand Painted Tea Bag Christmas Ornament by John K. Harrell






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This Holiday season I have created a series of hand painted tea bag Christmas ornaments. Each ornament is an original acrylic painting, and comes packaged in its own clear topped white box for protection and shipping. Some ornaments will be holiday themed and others will be magical scenes of the everyday. I will be offering only 50 ornaments this season. Get them while they last! 
Happy Holidays Art Lovers!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Journey to Urban 5 x 7 Acrylic by John K. Harrell





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I'm back to painting my feel good subject the urban landscape. Nothing says San Francisco like the trolley. The car and its tracks lead the eye through the painting just as they do in real life. If you haven't ever ridden a trolley in this city you're missing out on a fantastic urban experience.



Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pitcher of Red Acrylic 7 x 5 by John K. Harrell



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Nothing says summer like a beautiful window flower box. This one was particularly eye catching because of the contrast between the red geraniums and the white paint of the house and window curtains. The old fashioned curtains somehow match the traditional use of a longtime favorite annual.



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Cherry 7 x 5 Acrylic by John K. Harrell


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Nature can be such an inspiration for so many things especially a painting. The blossoms this spring were so stunning and fragrant. I can see why the bees love them so much. I was trying to capture some of my bees on these flowers but they were to fast for me to catch them in action with my camera. So the painting is a portrait of just the cherry blossoms at their peak.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Little Blue Acrylic 5 x 7 by John K. Harrell


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It seems as though every time I walk my dog I see so much to paint, especially birds. It was lucky to get a pretty good shot of this specimen with my Iphone. I think he made a good subject for this painting.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Stern 7 x 5 Acrylic Painting by John K. Harrell


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I enjoy painting animals and when I took this picture I was intrigued by the composition and the dog's attitude. A Fantastic subject indeed!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Real Stand Out Acrylic 7 x 5 by John K. Harrell

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We don't have little guys like this here in Denver, but close cousins without the extra splash of hair on the ears. Extra hair or not they all share the playful characteristic which I find always entertaining.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Mr. Playful Acrylic 6 x 6 by John K. Harrell

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These little rascals are so much fun to watch. My garden is full of them and when I need to relax and decompress I can always count on these playful critters to bring me back to peaceful zen place.

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Observance Acrylic 24 x 30 by John K. Harrell




I have created a series of paintings using the human figure in multiples to create some very strong compositions. I designed the series to have both a traditional approach as well as an abstracted counterpart.

Paintings available at Brushstrokes Studio Gallery

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Odd Man Out 5 x 7 Acrylic by John K. Harrell


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Posting another of my still life pencil series today. I like the white back ground I used in these paintings. It gives them a contemporary feel.

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Perfect Pair 12 x 9 Acrylic by John K. Harrell


I have really had a good time recently painting the figure. These ballet dancers were fascinating to watch and equally exciting to paint.

This painting is available at Brushstrokes Studio Gallery.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pencil Change 5 x 7 Acrylic by John K. Harrell


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Today's piece is another in the pencil still life series. They are simple compositions but I think they make pretty interesting paintings!

Sanfrancisco Magic Acrylic 60 x 36 by John K. Harrell


When ever I get the opportunity to travel to different cities I take full advantage of my camera and capture fantastic scenes to paint. This is no exception. Walking around the streets of San Francisco in the rain was immensely entertaining and very inspiring. Not only do the reflections tell a story but the perspective of this piece takes you on an adventure as well.

This painting is available at Brushstrokes Studio Gallery.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Key to Drawing 5 x 7 Acrylic by John K. Harrell


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I find inspiration from all kinds of things. As I was painting today I looked down on my painting table and noticed how the key ring and pencils were laying on it and I thought that would be fun to paint. This is unusual for me because a still life isn't usually something I am inspired to paint. So, here is the result. I painted a few of them because I was having so much fun. Who new? Enjoy!

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Beached 5 x 7 Acrylic by John K. Harrell

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Sometimes it doesn't take much to make a beautiful scenic painting.  The battered row boat was beached while the tide was out. There was just enough water around to create some nice reflections and a gem of a painting!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Quaint Italy 5 x 7 Acrylic painting by John K. Harrell




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This quaint home in the hillside of Tuscany was bathed in the late afternoon light. That time of day is my favorite for capturing the unique Tuscany feeling I experienced everywhere I had the pleasure of visiting in Italy.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rainy Monument 5 x 7 Acrylic Paris Urban Landscape by Colorado Artist John K. Harrell



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The source of this little painting came from my visit to Paris.  It rained most everyday at some point and, I was delighted every time. I totally love painting rainy urban landscapes!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bear Cub Acrylic 7 x 5 by Colorado Daily Painter John K. Harrell




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Living in the wonderful state of Colorado I have had the privilege of experiencing so much of its wildlife. On one of my adventures to the Rockies I came upon a family of Black bears, a mother and her two cubs.  When I caught my breath and got my faculties together I snapped a few pictures and got out of there as fast a possible.  When I had returned to my car and looked at my pictures I was so excited to see that I had taken some great ones. The painting above is inspired from those pictures.










Friday, August 8, 2014

African Beauty 5 x 7 Acrylic Wildlife Paining by John K. Harrell


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I just enjoy painting animals of all kinds, wild or domesticated doesn't matter to me.  There is something freeing about tackling this subject matter because I have an inherent emotional attachment to these models. I was given the picture of this lovely pachyderm by a wonderful client who took it while on safari in Africa.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Passenger 6 x 6 Acrylic Urban Landscape of Venice by John K. Harrell


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One of the most intriguing observations about Venice was the serenity of the city. With everybody using boats in one form or another for transportation there wasn't the constant roar of motor vehicles in the atmosphere. This peacefulness lead me to capture some of the boats in my paintings.



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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

French Street 6 x 6 Acrylic Urban Street Scape by John K. Harrell


I have taken so many pictures along the way in my travels to Europe that I will never have the time to paint from them all. This particular piece inspired me because of its simplicity capturing a genuine moment in Paris.

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