Tag Archives: A painting a day

Spring – almost

Scary climate change making Montana too warm and dry this winter, but it is feeling like spring. Here’s a painting from my portfolio. The birds are checking out all the bird houses in my yard. This painting is a small … Continue reading

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Art Trading Card Pinecone Watercolor by Alice Flynn

This is an art trading card, ATC, I painted yesterday.  It is pen and ink and watercolor. If you have not yet heard of art trading cards or ACEO’s, here is a bit of history courtesy of wikipedia. The dimensions … Continue reading

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Prints available at my Etsy.com shop

These paintings are now available as giclee reproduction prints at esty.com/shop/AliceFlynn.

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September 6, 2010, No Place Like Home

The humble home of a family of vireos this summer is the large weeping birch tree trunk that still stands in my back yard.  The weeping birch was an awesomely beautiful tree when I moved here 23 years ago.  It … Continue reading

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August 31, 2010, Cabin In The Pines

This is the painting created today.  A cabin in the pines, in the clear mountain air, is a memorable retreat for sweethearts.  Today we are distracted by so much technology and information, it is often hard to connect to each … Continue reading

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August 27, 2010, The Farm Kids

This is the painting created today.  We are used to having cameras around us now, videos in cell phones, cameras in computers… imagine never seeing cameras nor having your picture taken very often.  You might be a little shy about … Continue reading

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August 26, 2010, The Farmer’s Wife

This is the painting created today.  In Montana, the clear air and bright sun make colors seem bright and glowing, a feeling you may say of a lightness of being (my apologies to Nietzsche, – I appreciate my one life).  … Continue reading

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August 25, 2010, Outstanding In His Field

Here is the painting created today.  Farmers have a joke they share…. all farmers are “outstanding in their field”.  August is a time for harvesting and preparing for winter in Montana. The painting is oil on canvas, 5 inches by … Continue reading

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August 24, 2010, The Station Master

This is the painting created today.  The subject is more of the nostalgia regarding the earlier days of railroads in Montana.  The old depot architecture and the life of a station master is gone, but many remember it with fondness. … Continue reading

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August 20, 2010, The Old Birdhouse

This is the painting created today.  The first birdhouse I put up over 20 years ago is in a secluded corner.  The wood of the entry is chipped away by many years of nesting birds.  Around the birdhouse are the … Continue reading

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August 19, 2010, Birdhouse In The Eaves

This is the painting created today.  It is oil on canvas, 3 inches by 3 inches. This decorative birdhouse hangs from the corner of the garage by the garden.  It is a lovely reminder of all the birds living in … Continue reading

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August 18, 2010, Pasture Tree

Here is the painting created today.  It is oil on canvas panel, 4 inches by 6 inches. In August the pastures and fields turn a golden color. Harvesting creates a dusty haze around the edges of the valley.  In pastures, … Continue reading

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August 17, 2010, Mountain Ash Berries

This is the painting created today.  The Mountain Ash is the Rowan tree in Montana.  There is a Native American legend that the number of Mountain Ash berries forecasts how severe the winter will be.  I’ve noticed that the chokecherries … Continue reading

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August 16, 2010, Montana Apricots

This is the painting created today.  Most people here don’t realize we have apricot trees growing at a few places in town.  Being at a high elevation in the Rocky Mountains, it is a bit of a surprise.  There is … Continue reading

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August 15, 2010, Garden Deck Wall

Here is the painting created today.  It is oil on canvas, 2 1/2 inches by 3 3/4 inches.  On my deck wall by the back door is a coat rack where I hang my garden gloves, watering can, and other … Continue reading

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August 14, 2010, Hiking Trail

Here is the painting created today.  It is oil on canvas, 3 1/2 inches by 5 inches.  It is of a hiking trail near our town.  The summer is already feeling like fall, cool days and near freezing at night.  … Continue reading

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August 13, 2010, OXO Says O RLY?

This is the painting created today.  It is oil on canvas, 3 inches by 2 1/2 inches.  This old metal OXO can is in my collection and was brought to me from Britain by folk musician Bill Sables when he … Continue reading

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August 12, 2010, A Dog And His Boy

Here is the painting created today.  It is oil on canvas, 3 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches tall.  If you click on the image, it will open a close up of the painting.  I hope you like it.

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August 11, 2010, Garden Wall Hat

This is the painting created today.  It is 3 inches by 3.75 inches, oil on canvas.  It is a painting of one of my hats hanging on the western garden deck wall.  This wall has been scoured by hail storms … Continue reading

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August 10, 2010, Montana ranch hand

Here is the painting created today.  It is oil on canvas, 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/4 inches.  It is a quick study of a Montana ranch hand. Click on the image to see a close-up.

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