a collection of daily paintings and drawings

Saturday, April 12, 2014

LILY flower pencil drawing by Barbara Fox

pencil on paper  8 x 8"

Our model was a no show Thursday night, but fortunately there was a lovely lily plant in the library, so we borrowed it for a still life.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

BLUE HYDRANGEA (SOLD) floral oil painting

Blue Hydrangea (SOLD)
oil on canvas  6 x 6"

No sign of flowers in my garden yet, but I have dragged out a few photos to work on. This time of year, I love to use pinks and oranges. 

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

NOCTURNE #3 winter landscape oil painting by Barbara Fox

Nocturne #3
oil on canvas  6 x 6"

This painting is for sale via auction at Daily Paintworks:
starting bid $45


Saturday, April 05, 2014

WINTER'S GRACE (SOLD) winter landscape oil painting

Winter's Grace (SOLD)
oil on canvas  16 x 20"

A commission for a nice couple from Toronto. They wanted a snow scene with warm colors, which was not as difficult as I had thought it would be. This Winter provided me with LOTS of snow scenes to observe, sketch, and photograph.

Friday, April 04, 2014

ORCHARD'S EDGE winter landscape oil painting

Orchards Edge
oil on canvas 10 x 8"

The snow is almost gone, and what is left has that crinkly look to it, which I think I captured here.

Monday, March 31, 2014

LAKE ICE landscape oil painting by Barbara Fox

Lake Ice
oil on panel 7 x 5"

This is actually a small pond near my house, but I flooded the back meadow and made a lake. Isn't artistic license great!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

LET IT BE watercolor still life by Barbara Fox

Let It Be
watercolor  6.5 x 9.5"
framed  $350

This painting is currently in a gallery, so email me if interested in purchasing.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

PINK PEONY (SOLD) watercolor floral painting by Barbara Fox

Pink Peony (SOLD)
watercolor  22 x 16"

I am so looking forward to seeing flowers bloom again! I know the snow is not through with us, but the longer days and warmer sunshine really perk me up.

Friday, March 14, 2014

CARDINAL WATCH 3 watercolor bird painting

Cardinal Watch 3
watercolor 7 x 5"
Bright red Cardinal sitting among the russet hues of the forest in Autumn.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

CARDINAL PAIR watercolor bird painting

Cardinal Pair
watercolor  5 x 5.5", framed 12 x 12"
$155, framed

A Cardinal couple hanging around our bird feeder this Winter.
Framed in a white-washed wood frame and off-white mat.
 Price includes shipping.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

SWEETEST ROSE watercolor flower rose painting

Sweetest Rose
watercolor  6 x 6"
$200, framed

Another lovely rose that caught my eye in San Diego. Not only is the weather great in February, but the roses are blooming! This painting is headed to a gallery soon, framed with off-white mat and white washed wood frame 12 x 12".

Saturday, March 01, 2014

CHICKADEE ON GUARD watercolor bird painting by Barbara Fox

Chickadee On Guard
watercolor  6 x 6"
$155 (includes shipping)

This little painting is in a lovely white washed wood frame, with an off white mat. Frame size is 12 x 12".

Here are some photos from my demonstration in Fallbrook, California last month. 

The finished painting was raffled off, and Susan Keith was the happy winner. 
She is a fabulous painter, and I expect to read great things about her in the future!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

WELTENBURG ABBEY (SOLD) landscape commission by Barbara Fox

Weltenburg Abbey (SOLD)
watercolor  16 x 20"

This was a commissioned painting of an abbey in the Danube Gorge in Bavaria. I had to piece together a few photographs to get the perspective and colors the client wanted. She was very happy with it, and let me hang it in her "travel" room.

Monday, February 17, 2014

AUTUMN CHICKADEE watercolor bird painting by Barbara Fox

Aspen Perch
watercolor  5 x 6"
$155 (includes shipping)

This little painting is in a lovely white washed wood frame, with an off white mat. Frame size is 12 x 12"

A cute little chickadee painting done in sunny San Diego. I brought my paints and photos of Winter birds. Just finished my workshop for the San Diego Watercolor Society, and it went well, with 18 students.
Tonight is the painting demo for the Fallbrook Art Association.

Monday, January 20, 2014

AUTUMN AFTERNOON (SOLD) oil landscape painting

 Autumn Afternoon (SOLD)
oil on panel   12 x 16"

This is the view from my backyard. Really! Minus a few power lines. The tallest hill is called Poverty Hill. Not sure about the history of that, but it sends a lovely cool breeze to our house during a hot Summer night.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

ANNIE charcoal portrait drawing by Barbara Fox

charcoal on paper  16 x 12"

My friend Annie posed for my drawing group. She brought her spinning wheel, and here she is busy spinning some alpaca yarn. I was more interested in her portrait than the spinning wheel, maybe next time. Not bad for a 20 minute drawing. I like her wispy curls.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

CARDINAL WATCH 2 bird watercolor painting by Barbara Fox

Cardinal Watch 2 
watercolor  6 x 3.5"

This little guy was hanging out in our plum tree one very cold day in December.

Some news about upcoming workshops I'll be giving....

Painting a Glorious Still life In Watercolor
San Diego Watercolor Society
San Diego, CA

Watercolor Demonstration 
Fallbrook Art AssoociationFallbrook, CA
February 10

Paint a Glowing Spring Still Life in Watercolor
Burchfield Penney Art Center
Buffalo, NY
April 27

Watercolor Workshop
The Crary Gallery
Warren, PA
May 3-4

Thursday, January 09, 2014

HOUR OF DEPARTURE oil landscape painting by Barbara Fox

Hour Of Departure
oil on linen  8 x 10"

This little landscape is from a trip I took last Summer. The lake was so still and peaceful, I actually added some water ripples to break up the reflection a little.

Friday, January 03, 2014