Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Leopard Country

50x30, oil on linen. I wanted this painting to be about a Baobab. The Leopard helps show the scale of this massive tree.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Matthew's oil, 24x36 "A Tricky Descent" It was fun waiting for this large group of Bison to come over the ridge and start down this dusty slope. I knew it would be fun to paint.

Matthew's acrylic, 10x24. "I came across these three male lions in South Africa. They had a harem of 23 females."

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Another Zebra by Julia, 8x10, oil on board. I guess I'm in a black and white mood.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Matthew's 6x9 Buffalo, oil on board. "I saw these Buffalo in Zimbabwe. The light was fantastic but so frustrating. Just as the light gets really great, you are forced to leave the park."

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Oil by Julia, 16x24. Nothing shows heat more than images from Namibia. Intense hazy sun reflecting against the shimmering pans make an exciting painting.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Snowy Egret in Surf, Oil by Matthew, 18x24- "I made a wonderful discovery on our recent trip to England. Little Egrets! Since I've been in America Little Egrets have populated Southern England. We saw a group of three every morning patrolling the shoreline. Although, this is an American Snowy, I was definitely inspired by those English Egrets."

Thursday, August 11, 2005

40x50 (detail), oil, I just finished this commission for a lovely couple who appreciate one of the most beautiful places on earth, the Okavango Delta, Botswana. It was a pleasure!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Matthew's oil, 8x14, "The Bergamont are from my garden. They are very tatty, they are invasive, they flop and always succumb to mildew. But I love them and so do the hummingbirds.

Matthew's oil painting, 7 1/2x18. "It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I love flowers and gardening. I grew these tulips for Steph, my lovely step-daughter."

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Painting gone wrong................hate when that happens!

Here's a close up.

We had house guests last week. John and Susie Seerey-Lester. This is what John was doing while I showed Susie how to make the frame. His lovely painting was of Matthew's orchids. It was a great visit, we all had lots of fun!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Matthew latest- Woodstork, 36x24, oil. "I saw this Woodstork one rainy morning in the Everglades. He looked so miserable that I could not resist painting him. I felt the subject was suited to a looser approach and had lots of fun slapping on wet oil with large brushes. I didn't want to overthink my technique, I just reacted to my subject."

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Julia's- Painting of Clymping Beach.

Julia's- We saw this scene including a lovely Scots Pine in the fields behind Manor Barn, Matthew's home in England. The hills beyond are the South Downs.

Matthew's painting- " I painted this view of Clymping Beach whilst standing on the old concrete blocks which were intended to stop the German invasion back in WWII. For 10 years this felt like my own private beach. I was caretaker of a large country house called Poole Place that stands just behind this wall."

Monday, July 11, 2005

Matthew's painting- "We spent a wonderful afternoon painting, listening to the birds and the occational train going to and coming from London. Field painting hightens your senses. Not just helping to understand tone & color, but even the wind blowing through the reeds & the distant sound of the Cricket match from Arundel Park all becomes a part of the painting- A Day to remember!!"

Arundel Castle, two different views from the river Arun at Burpham (Great pub in the village, George & Dragon!!) First my painting....

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Patrick helping Mommy paint....NOT!

Hi, we have been back from our trip to England for about a week but playing catch-up. This is Patrick behind his Grammy's house on the South Coast. We had a fantastic time and visited all our friends and family. We did some sight seeing and field painting as well.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Here's Matthew teaching a workshop at the Academy of the Arts Museum in Easton, Maryland. Student critique, photo courtesy of Diane DuBois Mullaly

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Matthew's.......I just finished this little oil, 11x7. I am just back from teaching a workshop in Easton. Lots of fun but great to be back in the studio for a few days before we disappear off to England. I want to send out a very big thank you to my wonderful students on the Eastern Shore!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

This is a tribute to my Dad. He died last month from cancer. He loved the Eastern Shore. That was his heaven on earth. Someone who shared in his passion was my Uncle Marty. He passed away last week. I like to imagine they are together now in a place just like this. Love, Jules

Friday, May 06, 2005

A little piece of England!! Matthew has filled the garden with English plants. This Clematis has covered our deck. He couldn't resist a little study!! Acrylic 9x5

Julia -just finished (I think) oil 12x16 Giraffe and Zebra

Finished! 6x11 acrylic by Matthew Hillier SOLD

Here's Matthew's painting about half way through...

This is stage one of a new miniature painting, "blocking in". It will be 6x11.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Julia's Spring Onion oil 4x6 $100

Matthew's finished painting, Misty Morning North Creek Acrylic 7x18

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Matthew started this yesterday...

Monday, May 02, 2005

Matthew will be posting a painting as soon as he can find it! Posted by Hello

Friday, April 29, 2005

Lion 8x10 $900 framed  Posted by Hello

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Old Bottles 4x6 $100 Posted by Hello

Monday, April 25, 2005

French Vase 5x7 $100 Posted by Hello