Tag Archives: Oil Paintings

Esther In Winter painting by Alice Flynn

I have not been blogging much since spring, when I suddenly found myself in the Intensive Care Unit of the local hospital with a life-threatening blood clot in my leg. The skilled people at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital saved my life. … Continue reading

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Four Paintings At Wild Joe’s

My art show starting this week at Wild Joe’s Coffee House in downtown Bozeman, Montana, displays the above four paintings.  The installation has my following artist’s statement. CHARACTERS OF SOLITUDE I have been making art for over 40 years, painting, … Continue reading

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Friends, Neighbors, Homesteaders

When I was a senior in art school at MSU, my mother gave me boxes of old photos and negatives and asked me if I would collaborate with her photography to do a painting for a family reunion in 1974.  … Continue reading

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Montana Vintage Era Cousin

If you follow my work, you will have noticed a thread of family characters in Montana from earlier times in the 20th century.  This one was inspired by a cousin named Bill.  Are you reminded of  “A River Runs Through … Continue reading

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Eastern Montana Rimrocks And A Guitar

Acrylic on canvas… music has always been important in my family.  This is one of my uncles. The sandstone rimrock formations can offer echoing acoustics.

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BBC News – Art historians find copy of the Mona Lisa

BBC News – Art historians find copy of the Mona Lisa.  This is a fascinating video report by the BBC.  It is so exciting to see this new discovery of a Mona Lisa work done by Leonardo’s student at the … Continue reading

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Commission A Painting – Small Business Shopping

It’s small business Saturday for shopping, so don’t forget the one-person businesses of artists and artisans (like me) who sell custom work directly to the buyer. You can give the gift of a gift certificate for a painting or have … Continue reading

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Dear Theo

My favorite autobiography and favorite book about an artist is Dear Theo, the autobiography of Vincent van Gogh.  If you also love van Gogh’s work, there is a new biography and a CBS 60 Minutes that is a must-see for … Continue reading

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Lower Falls of the Yellowstone, Today’s Painting

This is an 8 inch by 10 inch painting on stretched canvas done today.  If you have visited Yellowstone Park, you have probably seen the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, and this huge waterfall, called Lower Falls of the … Continue reading

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100,000-year-old art studio uncovered – Light Years – CNN.com Blogs

100,000-year-old art studio uncovered – Light Years – CNN.com Blogs. Wow!  Abalone shell containers with pigment and tools for grinding ochre… a painter’s studio in a cave in southern Africa, 100,000 years old. See the CNN blog post.

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Call Me, Telephone, A Mixed Media Painting

This is a painting on canvas that is 16 inches by 20 inches, just finished today.  It is a mixture of acrylic painting, ink, and heat transfer (no paper).   It isn’t a traditional collage. I experimented with a photo I … Continue reading

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New Portrait

A portrait just finished, this is 8 inches by 10 inches, on stretched canvas. If you would like to commission a portrait, just click on my contact page. copyright Alice Flynn 2011

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The Face In The Rock

Photos of faces in the rock in Ireland, blog posted by Bernadette Ryan, reminded me of this oil painting I did in the 70s. My post on Berndette Ryan’s blog: Your title caught my eye, as my mother grew up … Continue reading

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Embracing Mid-Century Modern Style

I was born in 1951, and I live in a house built in 1951.  You may recognize this photo from an earlier post about my Fiesta Ware in the corner of my kitchen counter. It has taken me decades to … Continue reading

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Solitude, The Pasture Tree, My Art On Zatista

The livestock graze beneath trees in the pastures, shaping them in to rounded lollipops.  The painting of this lone tree is titled Solitude. Dimensions are 11 inches by 14 inches. Solitude is one of a group of works on canvas … Continue reading

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The Great Northern Freight Agent

This painting is acrylic on canvas, size 24 inches x 36 inches. The wooden grain elevators in the western US and Canada plains are icons of the past.  The Great Northern Railway freight agent was as much an institution as … Continue reading

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My Oil Palette

This is a photo of the old, engraved brass bowl that I use for my oil painting palette.  It has a piece of waxed paper folded inside.  The bowl is so heavy, it has a wonderful solid feeling, staying still … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Park family camping vacation

The classic woody station wagon filled with a family and camping gear, is illustrated in this oil painting.  Yellowstone is one of the most visited national parks for family camping vacation experiences. Many children remember their first nature experience as … Continue reading

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Northbound, Wolf Creek Canyon

This painting is of the road between Helena and Great Falls, Montana, through Wolf Creek Canyon.  The colors of the rock formations are stunning in their contrasting layers.     copyright Alice Flynn

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Homesteading Friends in Montana

This oil painting depicts friends in Montana from the early 1900’s. Homesteading was a hard life.  Bonds between neighbors and friends were a lifeline of support.       copyright Alice Flynn

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