Tuesday, December 29, 2015

You Can Help Build A Studio! by Deborah Flood

Mamma needs insulation and walls in her new studio!
Here's how you can help!:

The Electricians were here today, getting the new studio wired up for lights and juice. They can't finish it up until it has insulation, walls and ceilings.



To make this happen, I'm taking on lots of commission work!
                            This watercolor (above) is a commission piece, 10 x 8 inches, in progress.

8 x 10 inch watercolor Portrait of your horse or dog.
$100.00USD not framed.
$350.00USD Double Matted and Framed.
Shipping extra, depending on where you are located.

You get an ever-lasting piece of Fine Art of your favorite 4-legged family member, and I get some new studio building funds. Win-Win!!
email to me, 300dpi photo, to debflood@debfloodart.com
If you are interested in larger pieces, other than 8 x 10 inches, the sizes and prices can be found on my website at this link. http://debflood.fineartstudioonline.com/page/6820/portrait-commission-information
Paypal is used for sending payments.

Thank you so much for your support, whether you purchase or not! Happy New Year!
~Deborah

 

Sunday, December 06, 2015

"WindSong"
18 x 18 inches.
Watercolor
WindSong is finished!
Wow, this piece has so many different emotional levels to it, for me. I'm sure this piece will find new meanings for you also. The White Mustang, evolving from her black hair, which is blown by the wind. Is this Mustang a reality?, or just a distant memory of the Cowgirl? So many questions, with very little answers, unless you dig deep, looking for a higher meaning of truth.
Enjoy, and share if you would like. Thank You!
The piece is available on my website here: http://debflood.fineartstudioonline.com/wo…/1932662/windsong

Deborah Flood
www.debfloodart.com

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Only Life She Knows, Western Cowgirl, Watercolor by Deborah Flood

The Only Life She Knows
Watercolor on Paper
Size: 13 x 21
Price: $1,200.00 USD (Framed)
Available unframed.
More info on my website: http://debfloodart.com/works/1896113/the-only-life-she-knows

Deborah Flood

The Essence of Shifting, Spanish Equine Watercolor by Deborah Flood

The Essence of Shifting
Watercolor on Paper
Size: 16 x 21
Price: $1,400.00 USD Framed. Please inquire if you would like to purchase this painting without a frame.

http://debfloodart.com/works/1864349/the-essence-of-shifting
Deborah Flood

He's Out of the Picture, Western Watercolor by Deborah Flood Available as Posters, Prints, and the Original.




He's Out of the Picture Original is available and also available as a Poster or a Fine Art Print starting at $30.00USD.
The posters and prints can be ordered on the Reproduction Page of my website.

$1,400.00 is the Framed Price for this Original Painting.
$950.00 is the price without a Frame.
Free Shipping.
The Original may be purchased on the website:  http://debfloodart.com/works/1793736/hes-out-of-the-picture
Thank you, and Enjoy.

Spitting Snow, Bull Moose Oil Painting by Deborah Flood

Spitting Snow, Bull Moose 2015
8" x 10"
Oil Painting on Canvas Panel.
Purchasing info is on my website: http://debfloodart.com/dataviewer.asp?keyvalue=16554&subkeyvalue=1921407&page=WorksZoom
Enjoy and share if you would like. Thank You.
Deborah Flood
http://www.debfloodart.com

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

“Escape Artists” Wild Horses Jump From Easel and into a Print Run! Watercolor By Deborah Flood.

 

Escape Artists 20 x 16 Watercolor Gouache Medium Web view

Escape Artists is a new Watercolor and Gouache Painting by Deborah Flood.

This Original Painting is 20 x 16 inches and will be available for purchase in July.

Pre-Paid Orders for Archival Posters and Reproduction Prints are now being accepted for this painting.

Affordable Posters!:

  • 20 x 16 inch Poster on Enhanced Matte Paper, 1/2 inch white border: $30.00USD plus shipping. Archival. This is the actual size of the original painting.

The Posters are Archival, and great for a horse and art loving child’s room! Or even for that horse and art loving adult!

For That Serious Collector:

  • 14 x 11 inch Open Edition Fine Art Reproduction on Arches Watercolor Paper, 1/2 inch white border. Archival, Hand Signed: $50.00USD plus shipping. Reduced size from the actual painting.

 

  • 20 x 16 inch Limited Edition Fine Art Reproduction on Arches Watercolor Paper, 1/2 inch white border. Archival.
    Edition of 50, Hand Signed and Numbered: $100.00USD plus shipping. This is the size of the actual painting. Check with the Artist as to what numbers are available at the time of your inquiry.

Shipping and Handling of $15.00USD on each item.

Estimated Ship time is in July 2015, from the studio of Deborah Flood.

Pre-Paid Orders are being accepted through the first 3 weeks of June, before the Painting goes to Print.

To place your order, or to find out more about this Release, go to the home page of Deborah Flood Fine Art. There are links to the ordering page, on the Home Page of the Website. Paypal Buttons are on the Ordering Page.

Thank you for the support and love of my work!

~Deborah Flood

www.debfloodart.com

Monday, May 11, 2015

Nude Color Study by Deborah Flood




This journey of life, or rather my journey of 'Art Life', can take one in many directions.
It forces the Artist to push boundaries, to learn more, to ask questions, and what ifs.
This piece of art work, above, is nothing more than a compilation of "What if" and an exploration of color, tone, shadow and anatomy. 
The painting above is a Nude Color Study, not a completed painting. 20 x 13 inches. It is the result of me asking questions. The lady has many layers of paint on her, as I kept searching for that formula of colors that best suited me to work with. The study lacks dramatic "Light" and "Shadow" as I searched for that skin color combo. I think I have found my recipe that will work best for me. But this is only the beginning. As you know, each human being has their very own individual skin color and tone. So many beautiful skin colors...so little time!
I am using transparent Watercolors and Gouache on Watercolor Paper. I find I am most comfortable with the water media paints, to explore this subject matter, rather than floundering with my oils.
The dark background behind her, was a result of my question: "what would a dark background do to her skin tones and perception of skin colors." So, I dove in! Each time I found myself asking myself a question, I said to myself, "Well, let's find out!". I didn't worry about ruining the piece, as I knew it was a working study. It's all about learning at this stage.
I have a library of professional model images, specifically for Artists as reference. So....onward I will go with exploring the human anatomy. 
It doesn't mean I'm giving up my horses, I still love painting horses! But having a well rounded knowledge base of human anatomy and color tone, can only further enhance my horse paintings when I include a human form in the painting. After all, humans and horses have gone together since the two met on the open plains. We can't help it, we LOVE Horses!
So don't worry, that I'm veering off into something 'different'. I'm not. I'm adding another dimension to my horse art! 

Thank you for following along, on my art journey, and I appreciate you sticking with me, through all the 'growing pains' an artist goes through. 
Never stop asking questions and exploring. It can only make us better.

~Deborah


 
                                                                                                                                 





Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring in the Mountains, Mustang Mare and Foal. Oil by Deborah Flood

Spring in the Mountains 20 x 21 Oil Large Web view

New Mustang Painting, fresh off the easel!
"Spring in the Mountains"
20 x 21 Inches.
Oil on hand stretched Linen Canvas.  (yes, I put together the stretcher bars, and cut the canvas, and stretched it to the bars. Very hands on work of art!)

Since the passing of my artist grandmother, I have her supplies and materials. So I’ve been stretching the rolled Linen canvas onto stretcher bars.

I have found that I enjoy stretching my own, and building the size I want, and not relying on a store or manufacturer to decide for me. It’s rather freeing, and feels a lot more like a hands on experience and piece of art!


I worked up this painting, from a reference photo I took on my trips out to New Mexico.


Purchase inquiries welcome. And the piece is listed on my website in the Oil Painting Portfolio.
Enjoy,
Deborah Flood

http://www.debfloodart.com

Spring in the Mountains, Mustang Mare and Foal. Oil by Deborah Flood

Spring in the Mountains 20 x 21 Oil Large Web view

New Mustang Painting, fresh off the easel!
"Spring in the Mountains"
20 x 21 Inches.
Oil on hand stretched Linen Canvas.  (yes, I put together the stretcher bars, and cut the canvas, and stretched it to the bars. Very hands on work of art!)

Since the passing of my artist grandmother, I have her supplies and materials. So I’ve been stretching the rolled Linen canvas onto stretcher bars.

I have found that I enjoy stretching my own, and building the size I want, and not relying on a store or manufacturer to decide for me. It’s rather freeing, and feels a lot more like a hands on experience and piece of art!


I worked up this painting, from a reference photo I took on my trips out to New Mexico.


Purchase inquiries welcome. And the piece is listed on my website in the Oil Painting Portfolio.
Enjoy,
Deborah Flood

http://www.debfloodart.com

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Oil Painting Portrait of My Grandmother. By Deborah Flood

"Lady in Green", Norma Ruben.
30 x 20 inches.
Oil on Linen Canvas.
Deborah Flood, Artist.
This is a portrait of my Grandmother, when she was very young. I worked from a photo taken of her in 1932. Though she would have been about 12 years old in the photo, I created her as a young lady. The original black and white photo, showed her sitting on a porch railing at her house. I took liberty to place her next to the ocean.
She was a very accomplished Marine Artist, and also grew up near the bay in Belfast, Maine, where she watched the steam ships come into the harbor bringing supplies, and carrying travelers to and from Boston, Mass., and Southern areas of Maine.
When I was a little girl, and I would visit her for weeks at a time in Searsport, Maine, during the Summers, it seemed as though most of the time, it was foggy there. So I created a foggy background for her.
Her legs are thin, and reflect the childhood disease, Polio, that had affected them.
The Linen canvas had been originally stretched and stapled to the stretcher bars by my Grandmother. The blank canvas was found in her studio.
Norma Ruben, Passed away in her sleep, at the age of 94, in October of 2014.


I am also in the process of creating a page for her, on my website, which shows a photo of her at her drawing table with a painting, and also several of her completed paintings.
More of her works will be added to the page, as time allows.

http://debfloodart.com/page/5871/norma-ruben-works-of-art

Deborah Flood
http://www.debfloodart.com