Thursday, April 24, 2014

Baby Roo and a celebration!

A while back I'd painted a baby rooster here and it sold. This follow up was done from the same reference photo shoot and commissioned by a friend for her sweet daughter for Easter. These babies are so much fun to paint!
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD
And on a more personal note:
Today is a momentous day. Six months after receiving a metastatic cancer diagnosis followed by 6 months of treatment, today marks the end of my 6th and final "Elixir of Life" (chemo) infusion!  I am celebrating...quietly, but a celebration nonetheless. And with that comes an overwhelming feeling of immense gratitude for the care, support and encouragement I've received. And now we wait...and I get on with the joy of living each day blissfully and with passion. This is my theme song for today...and every day. CRANK IT!!
Always...Gratefully, 
Bren 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Few Petals

I enjoyed the challenge of making something, a painting, out of not much. I have an old geranium that recently had one bloom with not many petals on it. I'm happy to be able to create a painting from it.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Monday, April 21, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Dirty Hairy

I hosted the challenge this week on Daily Paintworks. The challenge is to paint your bliss! To read more details, submit an entry and see the other artist's submissions, please visit here.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD
 And now, like I promised, I'll show you the new original one-of-a-kind Carol Marine artwork I acquired this week...lucky me!




Carol's a henna artist, too! Who knew? Actually it was her first time using henna and working on a living breathing (laughing) canvas...and I think she did an awesome job! 
Then she was brave enough to let me give it a try...on her hand.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bud Blush and Buddy Fun!

It's been a while since I've posted because my sweet buddy Carol was here visiting from Oregon. We had the BEST time! No painting but LOADS of soulful conversation and artistic inspiration!

We did a little of this...yes, elephants in Maine! (click here)

and a little of this...at L.L Beans

And a little of this...polka dot selfies!

and a lot of this...Carol taught me how to make these cool wet felted hats.
It was grand! Stay tuned tomorrow to see my new original artwork by Carol Marine!
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com

Friday, April 11, 2014

Windswept

I painted this last week while we still had two feet of snow everywhere in our yard and fields. It's quickly melting and I dare say spring has officially arrived!
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mr. Casual

Honestly, I don't know if this is a Mr. or Mrs. but it sounded better as Mr. Casual. I love the nonchalant way he's chewing a bit of straw and the asymmetrical markings on his face...and those baby blues!
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Peachy Peek

Aren't sheep the greatest?! I like the rosey background and warmth of this one.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A Thing for Feathers

I have a' thing' for feathers. There's just something about them...their variety, their beauty, their lightness...I can't get enough of them. These were given to me by a friend with a beautiful parrot. More to come...
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Fine Feathered

I love the expressions and postures of these birds and I'm pleased with how the colors came together in this one. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Whisper of Yin Yang

I love finding the unexpected bits of color in a subject...the lilac in the feather tips, the turquoise amid the white fluff.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Wooly Bully

This guy looks very...satisfied, doesn't he?
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Thursday, March 27, 2014

We Belong Together

More spring flowers as winter continues to linger here in Maine. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Gift

Flowers are the gift that keep on giving...especially if you're a painter. My dear friend, Suzanne, sent me flowers a while back. I so enjoyed them on our kitchen table while they lasted and lasted and I snapped lots of photos for future painting. Here's one. 
oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Winter Guest

Not only do the birds come for the seeds we put out all winter...the gray squirrels do, too! This guy was sitting right on our living room window sill and wasn't the least bit distracted when I got close to snap his photo. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bee Mine

I painted this last week...while 12-14" of new snow was piling up outside here in Maine. 
 Beautiful, isn't it? 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Monday, March 17, 2014

Knowing Look

More of the young roosters...who, by the way, are verrrry happy in their new home amid all the other chicks! 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Friday, March 14, 2014

Just Fluff

Who knew baby roosters could be so freakin' adorable?! 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Little Lucky

If you've been following my blog for a bit, you know the story of my bro-in-law's  rooster mix-up. (If not, you can read it here) So this is Lucky when he was young...so he's a little Lucky. :o)  It's fun to capture the softness of the feathers on these young guys.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Last Rose

This was my daughter's last rose...thus the title. ;o)
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Sunday, March 9, 2014

First Blush

Another of our daughter's get well roses. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com

Friday, March 7, 2014

It's the Thought

Last week our youngest daughter had her wisdom teeth extracted. Her thoughtful boyfriend came to offer support bearing appropriate gifts...pudding, jello, mac and cheese....and flowers! 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Weightless

I painted these and the last rooster feathers as part of a Daily Paintworks Challenge. The challenge was to premix colors before beginning a painting. I mixed up enough paint for the two feather paintings I'd planned. Though I like the idea of it, I inevitably mix the wrong colors or too much of them. Not a big deal, but I've had more success mixing as I go. To see the other challenge entries please visit here.


oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Monday, March 3, 2014

Lightness

Some feathers from the lovely roosters. They were shed, not plucked! I'm delighted that this painting will live in the home of my dear friend, Suzanne Berry.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Friday, February 28, 2014

Molly

Here's Molly (named after our eldest daughter). She's the newest farm fowl acquired by my bro-in-law.  She's really beautiful! Did I mention...I love painting these!
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Lone Stranger

Honestly I still haven't figured out if this is a raven, a grackle or a plain ole crow, but I love the posture and silhouette it creates against the background.  And sometimes... ya just gotta have hot pink! It's partner, The Lone Ranger, is here.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fifty Shades of Jay

One of the many birds in our yard. I painted this one for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge. Though I have before, I don't typically pre-mix my paint colors. It was fun to try it again. You can read more about it and see all the entries here
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD