Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Original Art Painting On Canvas Of Panda

Panda Love 
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This is an orginal art painting on canvas. It is a Giant Panda bear that is native to central-western and southwestern China and lives in mountainous regions, such as Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi. It is China's national emblem and its image appears on a large number of modern Chinese commemorative silver, gold, and platinum coins. It was once believed to be a member of the raccoon family. With its large, black patches around the eyes, over the ears, and across its round body it has many adoring fans.
The Giant Panda's diet consists of 99% bamboo but also may eat honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, and bananas when available. Though it is on a conservation reliant endangered species list, it is estimated that there might be as many as 2,000 to 3,000 Giant Pandas in the wild. Adult Pandas measure around 1.5 m long and around 75 cm tall at the shoulder. Males can weigh up to 330 pounds and are larger than females which can weigh up to 275 pounds.
They are terrestrial animals that spend their life roaming and feeding in the bamboo forests of the Qinling Mountains and in the hilly Sichuan Province. Females do not like other females in their territory. They communicate through vocalizations and scent markings like clawing trees. Because they do not have permanent dens, they do not hibernate like some other bears but instead move to a warmer climate when it gets too cold for them. Their memory is mostly spatial instead of visual. The male leaves the female alone to raise the cub after mating.
The Giant Panda is one of the world's most loved and protected rare animals. There are many movies and books written about them. They are beautiful to look at and are the favorite animal of many.
This is an oil painting that I worked on all night to finish it because I promised I would get one up on this blog within 1-3 days for my new friends. This is also one of my paintings to buy.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Acrylic Art Painting of Robins and Nest

This is one of my acrylic art paintings of three new born baby birds and the mother bird feeding them. I call it “Feed Me Momma”. It is the very epitome of the representation of spring because Robins are, as we know, the first sign of spring and bring a warm happy feeling to the viewer. I used a vibrant color of green and the flowers in the background are white cheery tree blossoms.

The American Robin is of the thrush family and is named after the European Robin yet the two species aren’t closely related. It has a sweet song that is said to bring on spring with a beautiful, complex and almost continuous cheery carol which differs in various areas and by the time of day. It is among the first birds to start singing at the crack of dawn that lasts till evening begins. The European variety range across Europe to North Africa and east to West Siberia and Iran. The American Robin is seen throughout North America, and the south of Canada from Florida to central Mexico and along the Pacific Coast.

Robins lay eggs early shortly after returning to its summer residence form its winter home. Robins usually have two to three hatchlings each breeding season from April to July. Their young in the nests are fed mostly on worms and other soft prey. Their clutch of three to five light blue eggs, are incubated by the female only. They take 14 days to hatch and the chicks are ready to leave the nest about two weeks after they are hatched.

They love to eat beetle grubs, caterpillars and grasshoppers. They like to find earth that has been disrupted looking for roots, earthworms, nuts and fruit and when feeding in flocks they watch others for reactions to predators.

Both the adult male and female protect and feed the chicks alarming of predators, with calls and dive-bombings and yet it is estimated that only 25% of young Robins survive the first year generally living about 2 years but possibly up to 14 years. Young Robins are threatened by snakes, squirrels, some birds like Crows, Blue Jays, and Ravens. Adults are mostly preyed upon by cats, large snakes, and hawks.

So loved by many, popular American songs have been written including “Rockin’ Robin, by Roger Thomas which was a big hit for Bobby Day and others. And who hasn’t heard “When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along”, written by Harry M. Woods? Yes, this makes them very special among the bird family.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Artist-Original Custom Painting Of A Puppy And Flowers

This is a painting of my yorky puppy and a vase of flowers and is oil artwork. These are canvas paintings for sale and are custom personalized paintings. I placed the puppy next to the vase in the painting. The puppy did not have to sit in that position while I painted it. This way you get two beautiful creations in one painting. I tried to to use colors as vibrant as possible. They may look a little different on different monitors.
For those who love flowers and puppies, this would be a treasure that would bring joy for a lifetime and could be passed down from generation to generation. After all, many dogs are worth remembering because they are so cute and have such great loving personalities.
I also have placed children and people next to a vase like this. There is no end to the possibilities. Virtually anything is possible to place in paintings and one is only limited by the amount of imagination one uses to think of unique, unusual art to make a house into a cozy home.
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Painting Of Heart Tree Of Hope Of A New Beginning

You can have just about any color you can think of.  Below are just some of the colors available.    
Both the heart and the tree are strong symbols of life. This unusual art is an artist-original oil painting symbolizing life, love and the hope of a new beginning.

The tree is an ancient, universal symbol of life, strength, and growth. Because trees are tall, strong and provide shelter they are revered throughout history. They seem to live and die and live again as they lose their leaves and then grow new ones again.
They bear fruit and clean the air we breathe. They are beloved through out history and in the Bible, the Tree of Life links earth with heaven. In the time of the Pharaohs they were thought to hold the dead souls and trees were honored in magnificent gardens of the dead.

The heart has a spiritual, intellectual, emotional connotation. In the past, the heart was thought to be the seat of the human mind therefore together with the emotional link, evolved into the symbol of the heart in representation of love. The symbols coloring of red is linked to the blood, passion and emotion of romantic love.
When you place these two symbols together it makes a truly unique powerful painting symbolizing a renewed hope in love and a new beginning.
Interesting helpful information...

To place a heart symbol in your document....

To use html (like in myspace etc.)....Type in
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or...Go to 'symbols' in Word then copy & paste…click on page where you want to insert the heart. Go to insert - special character

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Painting of Heart Tree

The Heart Tree orginal painting came to life to give as a gift to my husband on Father's Day instead of a card. I painted another just in case someone else would like to have it. It makes us smile a lot.