Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"Sisters"  2012 6x6" oil on primed artboard (masonite)

Hey Friends!  I hope this post finds you well.  Summer is here.  The kids are home on summer break.  We are busy, but hope to stop and smell the roses and enjoy the dog days of summer after that wild winter.

As some of you may know, my baby will be starting school in the fall.  I am not sure I am ready.  I do miss painting.  I decided a while back to put my paints away until my youngest heads to school.
I may post a few things here this summer, but please stop by this fall to see what I am up to.

Miss You!  Have a great Summer!


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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Cyber Monday Christmas Gifts Original Unique Ideas Heidi Malott

"Evergreen Bliss" 
6"x6" oil on primed masonite artboard
originally posted Dec. 2010

Wow!  What?!  I just celebrated Thanksgiving and now it is 24 days till Christmas?  Hmm...I need to make a to do list.  

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Just in time for Christmas! Original oil paintings by Heidi Malott

"The Holy Family" 
6"x6" oil on primed masonite.

This one is sold, however, I am taking special orders at no additional commission charge, on this painting only. If you feel you would like to purchase one similar to this let me know at:

I normally charge extra for commissioned pieces but for Christmas I will be charging my regular price for these impressionistic Nativity paintings. They are signed and dated on the back and being original, they will vary.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Horses Autumn Field Impressionism Daily Painting Heidi Malott

"Autumn Grazing"
6x6" oil on primed masonite

The horses seemed quite content in the pasture on this crisp autumn afterrnoon.  I enjoyed painting the gray/blue greens with the warm hues of the dry grasses.

I was surprised when I downloaded this, that I don't have many horse paintings posted.  There are plenty of chickens and cows but horses, not so much, yet...

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Monday, November 04, 2013

Autumn Fall Colors Impressionist Oil Painting Heidi Malott

"Early November"
6"x6" oil on primed masonite board

Hey, I made it into the studio today.  Had a busy weekend of yard cleanup.  So many leaves, acorns and walnuts to move.  I am always a little sad to put the garden to bed for the long winter.  First summer in a long time that we didn't get many tomatoes.  Good thing I still have a few jars canned up from last season.

Oh well, back to today's post.  I am always so inspired to paint during autumn.  The colors are amazing.  I feel a bit out of practice, but it felt so good to pick up those brushes.  One thing about all those glorious fall colors, it is easy to get overwhelmed and go all out with bright hues everwhere.  I love the challenge of holding back in areas, letting toned down color prop up those high notes.  Let them sing.

Happy Day!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Do You Miss Me Yet? I Certainly Missed You! -Heidi Malott

This painting previously posted 9/25/11

Well, I think it has been quite a long time since I have posted here.  So long, in fact, that I couldn't remember my passwords, Hah!  No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth.  Just out of the cyber world for a while.  I just felt that I better poke my head in here and say Hello and let you know I am doing just fine.  The good thing about painting is that it will always be there when you find the time to pick up a paint brush.  But, and yes, I just started the sentence with that, you can't get those days back of your children's fleeting childhood.  So, I guess that is the main reason I have not been in the studio.  I multi-task quite a bit, but, when I focus on things there are many things that fall to the way side.  Unfortunately, painting is one of them, sigh.  Painting takes my full concentration and I don't want to half commit to painting.  So for the last year + I have had to walk past the door to my studio.  I do miss it so much and that is usually a sign for me that I will actually pick up a paintbrush very soon.  

So please, let me know how you are doing.  I would love to hear from you and hopefully I will be posting a painting on occasion.  

God Bless!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Snow Sledding Child and Dog Heidi Malott

(previously painted)

Stay warm today!  I am back in the studio and hope to post some new work for 2013.  My family started the new year under the weather.  Nothing too severe but never seemed to end.  I injured one of my fingers the other day requiring 4 stitches!  Thankfully not my painting hand.  Boy oh boy do we know how to kick of the year, huh?  It is all up from here, cheers!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from Heidi Malott

Merry Christmas

Blessings to you and yours on this special day.  I hope your day is filled with warmth, love, and happiness.


This painting is sold, however, I am taking special orders at no additional commission charge, on this painting only. If you feel you would like to purchase one similar to this let me know at:

I normally charge extra for commissioned pieces but for Christmas I will be charging my regular price for these impressionistic Nativity paintings. They are signed and dated on the back and being original, they will vary.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Winter Oil Painting Frosty Morning Impressionist Landscape

"Frosty Morning"
6x6" Oil on primed art board

Painting winter landscapes can get challenging due to the lack of color from summer and fall.  There is also the challenge of many overcast days.  Sometimes you have to dig deeper to notice the subtle beauty.  Such as the softened glow across a snowy field.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Marshmallow World Winter Oil Painting Impressionism Heidi Malott

"Marshmallow World"
6"x6" oil on primed art board

"It's a marshmallow world in winter
when the snow comes to cover the ground
it's the time for play, its a whipped cream day
I wait for it the whole year round"

ha ha, no I haven't been painting in a poorly ventilated room...this song was on while I was painting today and I found it quite fitting for this scene.  The name of the song is "It's a Marshmallow World" by the one and only Dean Martin from "Dino's Christmas"

I really wish this painting could be seen in person.  The photo does not pick up the softness and subtle color very well.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Small Impressionism Paintings Original Art Heidi Malott

"December Sunset"

6x6" oil on primed art board

This winter sky is from my studio window tonight.  I am not getting used to the sun setting so early, about 5:30 pm.  By 7:00 it feels like bedtime.  Does anyone else have this problem?  I suppose depending on where you live, you do.  Oh well, the sunsets are gorgious at least.  I may do a series of these sunsets.  Have a great night!

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Monday, December 03, 2012

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Sisters Beach Painting Best Friends Original Art Heidi Malott

(Best Friends Forever)
6x6" oil on masonite

I love painting people enjoying on the beach.  The figures in the sunlight against the vast ocean can be so colorful. 

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Ocean Beach Impressionist Painting

Waikiki, Hawaii

Happy Friday!  Have a wonderful weekend!  This painting ends a productive week.  I have a couple commissioned paintings that I need to begin.  I hope to post some new paintings soon. 

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hawaiian Skies Sunrise near Diamond Head Heidi Malott

"Good Morning"
6x6" oil on primed masonite.

How could it be a bad morning in Hawaii?  No, I am not in Hawaii today, as a matter of fact I am having coffee this morning at home and it is 27 degrees and frosty out.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Contemporary Impressionism Sand Dunes Landscape Heidi Malott

"Sand Dunes at the Great Lakes"
6x6" oil on sanded art board

A colorful depiction of a fun day at the dunes.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Summer Hike Impressionism Contemporary Landscape Heidi Malott

"Summer Hike"
6"x6" oil on primed masonite

When painting a landscape it is easy to be overwhelmed by all the details.  Sometimes I have to write a simple message on a post it note and stick it right on my easel:  "Simplify" or "KISS" (keep it simple sister!)

Monday, November 26, 2012

First Snow Landscape Contemporary Oil Painting Heidi Malott

"First Snow"
6x6" oil on primed art board

More like a first dusting.  I still can't believe the winter season is approaching.  We are still eating tomatoes from the garden!  This is my first painting after a long break.  I feel a little rusty.  I spent most of my time in the studio preparing my supplies.  I have missed posting and hearing from friends in art.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Twilight Lake Moon Sunset Impressionist Landscape


"Twilight Lake"
previously posted 2010

Hello out there :D  
I hope your summer is off to a good start.  Once again, I am hoping to have some painting time soon.  Looking forward to summer:  the kids being home, graduations, a wedding, camping, gardening, canning and other good times.  

Our focus in my household right now is to get "back to the basics" at least that is my plan.  My husband may be on strike for an unknown amount of time.  A reminder that life can be uncertain and the importance of being prepared for "rainy days"  I am pretty competitive by nature and actually look forward to the challenge.  History shows us that hard times come and go and I remember my grandparents stories of resilience and self reliance during rough times in their lives.  One thing they always had was that sparkle in their eye when they talked about how much the little things in life were the most memorable.  As I get older I realize how time seems to fly by.  I think simplifying things and getting back to the basics in the day to day will be a way to slow things down a bit.   

Cheers to summer, I hope it does not fly by too quickly!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Impressionist Art Landscape Poplar Trees Clouds Daily Paintings


"Poplars in the Breeze"
original post March 2010

6x6" oil on primed masonite art board

A breezy spring day.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

West Virginia Mountains Landscape Daily Oil Painting

"Take me Home"

6x6" oil on masonite art board

My two oldest sons went on a Habitat for Humanity trip for spring break with our church's youth group.  I was very proud of them for giving their time and talents during a time that most of us would prefer to go to the beach.

This painting is quite primitive, I kind of wanted to keep on painting but there was something about it that I liked and didn't want to ruin or enhance it.  I decided to leave it as it is.  I would like to do a few variations of this scene.  The original picture is quite expansive so there is a lot to work with.

Oh, and yes the title is in reference to John Denver, but I will go into that subject in my next painting of West Virginia : )
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Hereford Cattle Calf Cows Art Landscape Daily Oil Painting

"Hereford Calf"

6x6" oil on primed masonite art board

I live in the Midwest and see many cows.  I think the Herefords are my favorite to paint.  I love the color of their hides in the sunlight and those sweet white faces.  I like to simplify all the different planes on their enormous bodies.   
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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Clouds Landscape Ranch Pine Trees Contemporary Impressionism

"Windy Ranch"

6x6 oil on primed art board

The brisk spring air rolled across the new ranch grasses.  

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