Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

King Henry


King Henry
5" x 5"
oil on wood
framed

Death's-head Moth

"Death's Head Hawkmoth"
8.5" x 6.5" x .5"
oil on gold metal leaf on wood

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fox Dreams II

Fox Dreams II
20" x 16"
oil on fabric on canvas

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fox Dreams

Fox Dreams
16" x 20"
oil on fabric
Sold

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClairHartmannFineArt?section_id=14897067&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

I'm having a 50% Off Clearance Sale in my Etsy Shop:

I also have selected portrait sizes 50% off in my Etsy Shop for a limited time...
8" x 10" - $162.50
11" x 14" - $200.00
12" x 16" - $225.00

Friday, March 28, 2014

Baxter

Baxter
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
purchase

This is Baxter.
He was recently fostered by Guy's son and now he is fully adopted.
We have been happily watching  him for the past 10 days.
He is partially blind and we are still trying to figure out how much he can really see. He bumps into things a lot, but other than that he maneuvers quite well through the obstacle course we call home. When he plays, he throws out both paws to kind of feel his way around. He is about the sweetest and cutest dog on the planet - right up there with Chumley and Frida. Because he can't see very well, he twists his head a lot and it is completely and totally disarming.


Tonight is the closing show reception for my companions show from 6-9!!


Also, I am on the cover of ENCORE Magazine this week!!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Julie

12" x 19"
oil on canvas
sold to a collector in Vermont

This is Julie. She was a stray in Greece, rescued and brought to Vermont to her permanent home.
I didn't know this, but the incidents of animal cruelty and abuse have reached epidemic proportions in countries like Greece where, culturally, companion and working dogs are not regarded as they are here in The United States, Canada and most parts of Europe.
Without humane societies or animal shelters, or any kind of spay/neuter system thousands of homeless Greek dogs do their best to survive on the streets, beaches and rugged countryside. They are unwanted, unloved and considered common pests, especially during tourist season, when the international community might bear witness to Greece’s “dirty little secret.” Though technically against the law, dogs and puppies are routinely poisoned, shot, beaten, drown and hung as means of population control. Perpetrators are rarely identified and almost never prosecuted.

Luckily, Julie and lots of others were able to get out and have safe loving homes with the help of a network of people. If you want to get more information about adopting a Greek stray or helping the rescue effort, here is their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-England-Helps-Greek-Strays/145586548934094?ref=br_rs
 


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Goldfish

Goldfish
8" x 10"
watercolor

Been craving to do some watercolors.
Always loved these fantail goldfish.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Dane in the Rain

"Dane in the Rain"
36" x 36"
oil on canvas

If you are interested in a portrait
www.clairhartmann.com

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Shell


"Shell"
oil on wood panel
purchase

Just wanted to get a small painting done before I get on the commissions I haven't been able to do because of all the "getting' ready for the show" stuff.

Speaking of the show - it was quite a hit!
There were lots of people and I was so happy with the way the paintings looked hanging together in one space. My family came up to see the show, which made it even more special.
Here are some photos from that night…
(It will be open until March 28th if you still want to see it)







Friday, February 28, 2014

Show Tonight!

Zopf
12" x 16"
oil on canvas

Just wanted to remind everyone about the show tonight! 
Hope to see you!
Here is a write up...

And the 50% SALE is still going on, but ending soon -
I have PORTRAITS at 50% OFF as well in my shop!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Royals

These are part of a new series of small paintings of very distinguished canines that will be in the show Friday, Feb 28th. Hope to see you!

"The Royals"
"Lord Chumley and Lady Frida of Wilmington"
4" x 4" 
oil on wood panel



Also the 50% OFF Studio Clearance sale is still going on!
(I've added new paintings!)
My ETSY SHOP


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Big Show Coming Up Soon!


Getting ready for my show next Friday at WHQR, Feb. 28th!
Hope to see you there!

Info below...


Sunday, February 9, 2014

New Paintings for Feb 28th Show!

"Obsession"
24" x 48"
oil on canvas

"Frida Sleeping"
36" x 48"
oil on canvas


"Getting Ready"
24" x 36"
oil on canvas

Been busy getting large!


Show coming up February 28th!!







Wednesday, February 5, 2014

American Painted Horse

"American Painted Horse"
oil on panel
10" x 8"

Show coming up February 28th!!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chloe and Milton

Chloe and Milton
11" x 14"
oil on canvas
Sold to a collector in Virginia

going on now!
Click here for my Etsy Shop

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Frida in Zorn Palette

Frida in Zorn Palette
10" x 8"
oil on canvas

Today in had a bit of a breakthrough. I have discovered the amazing Zorn palette! A friend of mine told me about it awhile ago and I thought it was pretty crazy that you can get a range of colors from just yellow ochre, ivory black, cadmium red & white. So tonight, I cleared off my palette and started anew. For this limited palette, I felt such a sense of freedom! Not sure why, but I think with so many colors to choose from, I was feeling anxiety and pressure to "pump up the color". And then I realized, I'm not a colorful person - If you look at my closet, it's mostly black, grays, browns and I like it that way - don't get me wrong, I love a splash of color, but very limited. 

I LOVE this palette and will be exploring this much, much more. 
I am so excited!!! Can you tell?

For those of you who are not familiar with Anders Zorn, here is some information on him:


Friday, January 24, 2014

Random Facebook Pet Painting #21 and 50% OFF Studio Sale!!

Random Facebook Pet Painting #21
10" x 8"
oil on canvas
sold to a collector

I wanted to let you know of two exciting events going on. 
The first is my show at the MC Erny Gallery has been finalized - here is the info poster. Hope you can be there - it's gonna be BIG!!

The second is I am having a STUDIO CLEANING SALE! 
50% OFF 
Selected paintings and portraits til Jan 31st. 
and there is a lot to choose from :)
Here is the link....

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Roscoe

8" x 10"
oil on canvas
sold to a collector 


Been working on some LARGE painting for my show in February!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Down-Time

Down-Time
16" x 12"
oil on canvas

I took the reference photo for this painting while walking on Wrightsville Beach last summer. I just love this scene.

It's definitely not "down-time" for me. My big show at McErny Gallery is at the end of February and I've been painting and framing, trying to get everything ready!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Christmas Commissions...

Now that gift giving season is over, I can post some of the commissions I did. 
Here are a few...

12" x 12"
oil on canvas
Sold to a collector in North Carolina

Dakota
8" x 10"
oil on canvas

Snoopy
10" x 8"
oil on canvas


Syd
8" x 10"
oil on canvas


Steel
10" x 8"
oil on canvas