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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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Jane Austen original portrait, watercolor and ink by Alice Flynn

                        NOW SOLD 12/7/11 This is the painting I created today, a small ACEO sized watercolor and ink portrait of Jane Austen.  It is for sale priced at $30 … 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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Wildflowers and Tetons Watercolor

This is a watercolor on my drawing table right now, almost finished.  I have only to paint the Western Tanager bird that is pencilled in on the bottom right.   You may recognize this as another version of a view of … 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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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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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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Father painting in progress

This painting, 3 feet by 2 feet,  is still in progress, but being Father’s Day today, I wanted to post it in memory of my father, who inspired the figure of the train agent in the painting. Wooden grain elevators … Continue reading

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Watercolor nature series

This large watercolor painting was one of three that I licensed to a manufacturer.  Unfortunately, they lost the original paintings after they scanned them, so they were not returned to me.  Such events are the bane of an artist’s profession.

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More about illustrating Irish folk songs

One of the most viewed pages since 1997 when I created a music web site about Irish folk music, is the page on the history and lyrics for The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby. Click Here From the lyrics, “Sleep, O babe, … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day is near

One of my favorite holy days, Saint Patrick’s day is commemorated by my small painting of an Irish harp. I made a one of a kind necklace from the painting.  It’s in my Etsy shop at etsy.com/shop/AliceFlynn.

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My Father

My father worked for the Great Northern Railway in Montana from the time he was 14 years old until he retired at age 65.  If you look closely at the garage on the right side of this painting, you will … Continue reading

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Wishing for spring

The snow is still drifted all around me in Montana, but I watch the birds every day at the bird feeders.  I am extremely READY for spring!  This painting of a goldfinch can be found as a print at my … Continue reading

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