Thursday, March 31, 2011

Beach Flip - original oil painting by Debbie Miller

16x16 oil on panel.
A BIG welcome to the readers of Holland-Herald magazine -the inflight magazine of KLM airlines. So happy you found your way here.

This painting is featured on page 23 of the April issue!!

check it out HERE

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What's Next - daily painting,beach scene,contemporary painting,debbie miller

6x6 oil on panel By Now I am sure my regular collectors and followers think Ive gone completely mad. I know what they are saying - "Where are those little beach scenes we've come to know and love? Where is the representational work - What are those lines? and my Gosh, what is happening to the skin tones!?" There's no explaining it. It's just happening. The other stuff is not totally gone - if you ask, I'd be happy to paint one for you. Its just that right now THESE are rocking my world. I can't seem to stop

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Time - beach scene,contemporary painting,blue,debbie miller

6x6" oil on panel This is from a photo I took a few years ago at the beach. I was drawn to her crisp white shirt of course but also her confidence and the unhurried stride

Monday, March 28, 2011

Time to Read - beach scene,blue,figurative painting,debbie miller

6x6 Oil on panel. Still real chilly here in the NorthEast - will spring ever come?? Take a break from it all and visit this lovely and inspiring blog from England by Beth Nicolls. Ive shared a story there today. You can read it HERE

Friday, March 25, 2011

Striped towel, beach scene,blue,Debbie Miller

6x6" oil on panel
striped towel
my fave from the week. This one may have to be painted larger too, maybe I'll get to it over the weekend.
Hope yours is a good one - see you monday

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Beach Dad, beach scene,figurative oil painting,Debbie Miller

6x6" oil on panel
Don't you love babies at the beach? Or anywhere really -
My family is anxiously awaiting the birth of a new nephew/cousin - anytime now!

My brother and sister in law are expecting their second child - a boy - very soon. I am sure Dave will have him on a surf board by June :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Beach Walker, figurative oil painting, beach scene,Debbie Miller

6x6" oil on panel

These are all about the gesture of the figure and the layers and interesting things going on in the negative space.
Sort of a painting on top of another painting with the under painting showing through.

This one I am going to paint again large - really feeling the composition and energy - of course the colors won't be the same but that is half the fun!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Beach Recliner, beach scene,blue,Debbie Miller,figurative oil painting

6x6" oil on panel

The yellow tones in this just won't photograph today.
I'm going mad trying to adjust...and on top of that its snowing.
Yup, that's right - snow - on our first full day of spring. rats.

Anyway - these next few paintings are a bit different from the older paintings. Taking my large scale process and shrinking it down to the itty bitty size.
When you paint a lot - things happen.
You develop and grow and change.
That's why painting is so fun!







Thursday, March 17, 2011

Downward Dog - flowers, still life,purple,debbie miller

6x8 oil on panel sold
This past week with all its tsunami craziness has not been very condussive to painting happy little beach scenes



But flowers? - gosh Ive missed them.

This is one of my all time favorite paintings and although the original is not available, Ive posted it to my FineArtAmerica page where you can purchase it as a print,canvas reproduction or cards! Yay!

click HERE

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

figurative nude painting by Debbie Miller

10x16" oil on panel - and now for something different -


-havent painted the nude figure since my RISD days! but got the chance last night


- at my painting group we had a 3 hour nude pose. So I did this and then a portrait which I'll post tomorrow over at About Face


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tan Lines, sun bather,beach painting,Debbie Miller

20x20 oil on canvas. $1200.
-Oh Hello - My new favorite painting.

Where did this come from you wonder?
---Spring fever. - craving the warmth on my face, some green, blue skies and flowers.
---Take all that mix it up with some paint and good music from the ipod and this is what you get.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wellfleet, Cape Cod,landscape painting,Sand Dunes

6x6" oil on panel. Ever been to the Cape Cod National Seashore?
It's in my top 5 favorite places on the planet.
This is a little study for some larger paintings inspired by this gorgeous coast.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

In the Surf - daily painting,children playing at the beach, surf

8x8" oil on canvas - $140.00. Ive got a new scanner :). Can't scan the fresh ones but this one is fully dry. Hoping to get the colors right - and they are close. Delicious green/gray/pale blue in person





Friday, March 4, 2011

Do You Have Spring Fever? Its official - I do.

I'm officially done with the cold and snow.



Love winter but I'm looking forward to saying hello to spring.



My friend Anne Babineau took this picture last April of one of my painting on display at The Sunnyside Restaurant - just puts me in a spring-y mood.



This painting is still there and I may have to visit it soon and treat myself to some delicious daytime dining!!