6×8 Original Oil: Spring in the Hill Country

Life is one big adventure and I’m always trying to absorb new things. Its fun trying out new oil painting techniques and I’m trying to learn how to do basic video editing too! lol!

I just recently added Gamblin’s NEO MEGILP medium to my oil palette. I’ve only used it a couple times (outdoors mostly), and so far, I LOVE it! Its easy to use/ transport for plein air painting here in the Hill Country.

Yesterday here in my studio, I decided to start a new small oil (6×8 on linen board) and grabbed the Neo Megilp instead of my old faithful mixed medium.

I’ve also been wanting to update my website with video clips, but I have to admit, I’ve never spent much time looking into video editing and merging clips, so I thought I would combine several new ideas into 1 evening! haha. What a day. So, I grabbed my cell and took a couple super short videos. This is a total experiment – whole new ground for me! Here we go…


I’m going to let the surface dry a bit and tweak the cloud highlights and a couple other things. But here’s a cell pic:

A couple years ago, my son and I were ‘hitting the backroads’ looking for bluebonnets & photo ops. It was one of those awesome evenings with dramatic storm clouds and fantastic golden light! I’m pretty sure he grabbed this shot with his window rolled down & camera hanging out the car. He has a good eye! Great memories.

This is just another reason why I love art so much. It offers us a reason to get out and look for the pretty things that surround us. Life is a journey.


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Mountain Views, original oil painting

Inspired by some historical photos, I painted this tipi with a strong mountain scene. Much different than my usual tipi’s and wide-open spaces.

Mountain Views

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signed KWeigand
I may paint a larger one someday!

Just for fun, I used Photoshop to change it into a monochromatic type image. The photographer in me wants to see it in a light brown or black & white…

In this sepia type version, my eye is drawn more to the tipi/figure which is the focal point and has the most contrast. Since color is distracting, this is a good way to also check my values, and make sure no other elements are competing too much with my main subject.

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Bison – Into the Light, original oil

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Bison Study
8×10 oil on canvas

Its almost done, just need to tweak a few spots here and there.
This piece is speaking to me, perhaps its the simplicity of it.

Inspired by one of my photos from Yellowstone as a reference. Love the American West!
-K

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Introducing… Aspen Grove

Aspen Grove 5x5 Framed

Title: Aspen Grove
8×8 oil on board
frame size 14×14
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“Using one of my Yellowstone Nat’l Park photographs as a reference, I painted this little one with the sights and sounds of Yellowstone heavy on my mind.  I simply love the fall colors in the Rocky Mountains!”


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Fredericksburg Texas Artist Gallery

Lone Oak – New Oil Painting! Hill Country Images in Fredericksburg TX

I really enjoyed painting this one.

I wanted to create a Hill Country landscape with simplicity, warm tones, as well as cool blue hues.  Its been so hot here lately with 100+ degree HOT summer days, I can almost feel a breeze hitting that tree. 🙂

‘Lone Oak’  6×8 oil on board
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Its currently being displayed & available for sale at my good friends business, Donald Eckhardt Peach Orchards, located on Highway 87 S just outside Fredericksburg Tx.  In addition to artwork, they also have antiques, and some of the best tasting Hill Country Peaches around!!!!

Hope you enjoy this Hill Country landscape as much as I did while I was painting it!

Kathy


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Quarter Horse Portrait Oil Painting Fredericksburg Tx

Introducing… ‘Portrait of a Horse’

Portrait of a Horse
9×12 oil painting study on canvas panel, framed in a gold-toned frame.
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by artist KWeigand

“A large and liquid eye…the swirl of dust around pounding hooves…these, then, are the images that move us.”  ~ Author Unknown

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