Monday, November 19, 2012

Colorful Rooster Acrylic 6 x 6 Original Painting


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I came across some pictures of chickens I took while on vacation in St Thomas. The Chickens were pretty abundant and some more colorful than others. This particular specimen was ready for the red carpet!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Old Guard 5 x 7 Acrylic Dog Painting by John K. Harrell






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I came across this fella while on vacation. He was watching everything and everybody going in and out of this art gallery. He was a great greeter for the gallery and his name was Winston!

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Province Garden 5 x 7 Acrylic Floral Landscape in Provincetown MA


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The flower gardens in Provincetown were amazing. I was quite taken with the lush beautiful hydrangeas. The colors were so Walt Disney bright the challenge for me was painting them and making them look believable. Quite the fun experience!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Province Dunes 5 x 7 Acrylic Landscape Painting of Provincetown MA



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I took many bike rides throughout Provincetown and the neighboring beaches. I was very taken with the white sand,grasses and fences as focal elements to the seascape vista.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Province Beach 5 x 7 Acrylic Landscape of Province Town




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I took a wonderful trip to Provincetown MA. this summer and have done a wonderful series of paintings. Most of the daily paintings are of the beach and the spectacular gardens. My larger pieces are of street scenes of the quaint town. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did painting them.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Oath 7 x 5 Acrylic Interior Church Painting


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I am a very spiritual person and wasn't raised in the Catholic Church but something about this photo I took moved me in a very spiritual way. I hope it inspires you as well.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cardinal Red 6 x 6 Acrylic Winter Bird Painting


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I have many great friends and clients who graciously share their photographs with me to use as inspiration for my paintings. This is one such gift. My friend Susan sent me this one and I fell in love with it. I haven't had the pleasure of seeing a Cardinal in real life, but after painting this one I can't wait to meet one face to face.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

A Field of Geese Acrylic 5 x 7 Rural Landscape Painting







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I never know what is going to catch my eye and I try not to question it either. I don't typically paint geese, but they were in this field of tall grass and just the way the light was hitting them made them a good subject for a painting!

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Italy Red 5 x 7 Acrylic Urban Landscape of Italy




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Unique cars always seem to catch my eye and this one was no different. Having the back drop of Florence, Italy didn't hurt either. I enjoyed getting the brilliant reds of the car to be the focus of this painting.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Wool Blend Acrylic 6 x 6 Farm Animal Painting





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I was just thumbing through some of my pictures from various road trips through Colorado and came upon a few photographs of sheep. I saw this one and knew it was the one to paint today. I'm finding that painting animals is becoming quite a passion for me. This is somewhat surprising to me because I am such a city boy.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What's Up? 6 x 6 Acrylic Figurative Landscape Painting




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Nothing is more heart warming than to watch children playing. These two boys were captivated with a plastic bottle and what the ocean waves could do to it. I had to capture their joy on canvas.



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Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Somber Moment 6 x 6 Acrylic Water Scape of Boats


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I continue to be intrigued by the nuances of reflections, and when I get the opportunity to paint them I take it. The evening light bathed the floating boats with such a somber reflective light I had to capture it in paint.


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Friday, June 29, 2012

Fall Splendor 6 x 6 Acrylic Colorado Landscape Painting by artist John K. Harrell



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Painting from essentially my own back yard is quite a treat. This is a scene from Kenosha Pass in Colorado. I live in the city of Denver but, with 45 minutes I can be taking pictures of such beautiful scenery such as this. How fortunate I am.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Care Free 7 x 5 Acrylic Figurative Water Scape Painting



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I enjoy painting the figure especially when I can capture an act so simple as a child playing on the beach. The common becomes the uncommon in certain situations and that is what I always strive to portray in my work.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Floating Tranquility 5 x 7 Acrylic water Landcape with boats


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I have lived in a land locked city my whole life. So, when I get the chance to visit a city where there are views of the ocean and everything that comes with them, I'm totally captivated. This day the water was like glass and the boats were patiently waiting for their next adventure. It was a moving but, very tranquil
moment. I hope I've captured their story here on the canvas.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fuscia 7 x 5 Acrylic Urban Landscape Painting with Figure

 
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I never know when I sit down to paint what I'm going to be inspired by that day. In this case it was the urban environment but more so the figure waiting to cross the street. Her clothing and umbrella dominated the composition making the city take a back seat. I quite like that.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Girl Power 5 x 7 Acrylic Figurative Beach Painting


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I very much enjoy painting figures in the landscape especially children. The beach is a great place to find children having unabashed fun in the water. I find capturing their exuberance the artistic challenge! John K. Harrell Fine Art Daily Impressionist Painters

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Tuscan Evening 5 x 7 Acrylic Tuscany Landscape Painting


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Tuscany is an artist's dream come true. The light was just right and cast such a warm glow on everything in this landscape. It was great fun to capture the mood of this spectacular Tuscan vista at dusk. John K. Harrell Fine Art Daily Impressionist Painters

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuscan Summer Acrylic 5 x 7 Tuscany Landscape Painting


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I don't believe I have ever felt so alive as when I was in Italy. It was a feast for my senses as a human being and an artist. This painting captures the bright summer light cascading over the rolling hills of Tuscany. I can still remember how wonderfully fresh it smelt and and unbelievably quite. A perfect day! John K. Harrell Fine Art Daily Impressionist Painters

Thursday, May 3, 2012

An Urban Moment Acrylic 5 x 7 Urban Landscape Painting

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$125.00 + $10.00 S/H A city scape full of color. Everything about this scene is characteristic of what intrigues me about the city. Bright colors,lights,people and atmosphere. All of these elements bring a painting to life! John K. Harrell Fine Art Daily Impressionist Painters

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cypress and Poppies 5 x 7 Acrylic Tuscan Landscape Painting



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Spring in Tuscany is so beautiful. This composition maybe trite but, it's really what it looks like there. I was blown away by the beauty of the landscape of Tuscany in the spring.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lone Bandit 7 x 5 Acrylic Italy Painting of a Car





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In my travels I tend to photograph pretty much anything and everything that catches my eye. I don't try and figure out why something catches my eye but, tend to just trust my artistic intuition. This small dirt road in Tuscany was so interesting and seemed as though every bend had something special for me to photograph. This interesting car was no exception.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Tuscany Vista 5 x 7 Acrylic Landscape Painting of Italy



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I've been in an Italy mode lately. Painting both large and small paintings. I love revisiting my pictures. I see something new every time and they easily inspire me to pick up the brush and paint.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Blue Fields of Colorado 5 x 7 Acrylic Landscape Painting of Souther Colorado



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This scene is in southern Colorado near Durango. I was really drawn to these fields of blue flowers back dropped with the colorful building shapes. I understand that my fascination with these flowers isn't shared by the local ranchers however. It seems these plants are noxious weeds and toxic to horses and cattle. Another example of what one person likes is another persons' angst.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lavendar Tree Scape Acrylic 5 x 7 Landscape Painting








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I have to admit I don't know what kind of trees these are but, they are amazing! Such brilliant color in the landscape! It was almost like I was looking at something out of a science fiction novel. I hope you get a sense of the grandeur of these specimens from my painting.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Chrysler Building 5 x 7 Acrylic Urban Landscape Painting









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I can't say that I would ever want to live in New York City, but I can say I very much enjoy painting scenes of the big apple. Everywhere I look is a composition waiting for me to paint. I think the Chrysler Building is one of New York's finest and was quite fun to capture on canvas.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

February Snow 5 x 7 Acrylic Denver Urban Landscape



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Typically Denver doesn't get much snow in the month of February, however last Friday a record snow level was achieved. The accumulation for the storm was officially 15 inches, but at my house we had closer to two feet. The next two days were spent digging out. I took this picture just down the street from my house. The big soft shapes of the snow covered cars and the light breaking through the cloud cover made for a good composition. Denver in the winter, beautiful!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Red Trolley 5 x 7 Acrylic Urban Landscape Painting



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Urban landscapes are extremely satisfying to paint. I enjoy incorporating as many elements of the urban experience into a composition. The trolley was just to perfect a subject for this painting.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Paris Sunset Acrylic 5 x 7 Acrylic Urban Paris Landscape



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I had such fun in Paris and every time I revisit my photographs I just have to paint something. On this day I was walking all day with the sun interspersed with clouds and then ending with this gorgeous sunset. A perfect ending to a perfect Parisian Day!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rusted Door 5 x 7 Acrylic Italy Landscape Painting



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When I was visiting Italy I was captivated by much of the architecture, and for some unknown reason specifically doors. Maybe because they were more accessible at eye level. Whatever the reason, I took a multitude of pictures and now I am starting to paint some of them. This beautiful rusted specimen was in Sienna Italy. If this door could only speak! Maybe it does, what do you think?

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tulip Fields 5 x 7 Acrylic of Washington State Tulip Fields



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I have so many friends in Washington that encouraged me to visit these tulip fields. They were so right. An incredible site and experience to say the least. It's a challenge to put so much color in the landscape, but trust me it was there. A feast for the eye!

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Red Koi Acrylic 6 x 6 Koi Painting





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I plan on painting some larger pieces like this. They will have more Koi in them, but I am liking the contemporary feel of this technique.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Andie" 7 x 5 Acrylic Dachshund Pet Portrait



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Andie is one of my Parent's dogs. She is half Dachshund and half Chihuahua! She is a delightful puppy and full of personality!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lucy 6 x 6 Acrylic Pet Portrait



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I have completed quite a few pet portraits in the last few weeks. These portraits are becoming some of my favorite subjects to paint for two reasons. The first being the challenge of capturing the essence of the subject and secondly,experiencing the reaction of the client when they see the finished work. Both are exhilarating! This little lady is Lucy, a Shih Tzu.

If you would like to have a pet portrait painted just contact me at John@brushstrokesstudio.com

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Poppy Field 5 x 7 Acrylic Landscape Painting



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Here is simplified interpretation of a poppy field in the South of France. I plan to paint a larger version of this soon for an up coming show at Brushstrokes Studio. The show is called "Painting with Passion" and will showcase work using the color red just in time for Valentine's Day!

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

California Poppy 5 x 7 Acrylic Floral Landscape





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New Year new paintings! I have quite a few shows in the works for this year and I'm using my daily paintings as sort of a guide on what I want to focus on for each show. So the subjects will change frequently. Follow my journey through out the year.

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