Flamingo Fever!

As well as my oil paintings, I am currently developing a series of artworks for baby’s nursery and children’s bedrooms.  I am painting these works on acrylic instead of my usual oils. Acrylic has an immediacy which I am finding wonderful!

In my last blog I featured my daughter Alice’s 2 oil paintings, (see below). Well there’s another painting in my Alice’s room now, I completed it the day before her 5th birthday party.  I painted it in acrylic, as it needed to dry in time for the party game “Pin the Tail Feather on the Flamingo“.  It was a hit!

Pin the tail feather on the flamingo, acrylic in Masonite board, Elisabeth Howlett, 2015
Pin the tail (feather) on the Flamingo, 30 x 90 cm, acrylic in Masonite board, Elisabeth Howlett, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice’s Hot Air Balloon, oil on canvas, Elisabeth Howlett, 2010.
Alice’s Hot Air Balloon, oil on canvas, Elisabeth Howlett, 2010.
Babushka Doll, oil on canvas board, Elisabeth Howlett, 2015.
Babushka Doll, oil on canvas board, Elisabeth Howlett, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have re-done Alice’s birthday flamingo on a smaller rectangle canvas see below, and another on a square canvas, with the same flowers, anthurium, which coincidentally are own as Flamingo flowers.  There’s more coming, Flamingo Fever Series will feature Flamingo’s with 5 different south American tropical flowers.

Flamingo No#1 with Anthurimums
Flamingo No#1 with Anthurimums (Flamingo Flowers), Acrylic on canvas board,  Elisabeth Howlett, 2015. Original painting 16 x 20 / 30.5 x 40.5cm
Flamingo No#1 with Anthurium, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches / 30.5 x 30.5 cm
Flamingo No#1 with Anthurium, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12″ / 30.5 x 30.5 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So now I have got a move on with paintings for my son Sam’s room. He’s nearly 3 and loves cars, trucks, trains, fire engines, yes you get it, vehicles. Sam is loving seeing his painting develop, colour being added to the car, train, truck, and I think he will love having it in his room.

Actually, I think the children are not the only ones who will want a print of these paintings. And of course the original acrylic painting will be for sale.

So stay tuned for more flamingos!!

Sam's Soldier, acrylic underpainting on canvas, Elisabeth Howlett, work in progress.
Sam’s Soldier,  work in progress.
Sam's Vehicles, WIP, EH
Detail of Sam’s Vehicles, acrylic on canvas, WIP, EH

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