Friday, June 17, 2016

018 Avocado Still Life Painting, Daily Painting Ritual, 6x6"

017 Avocado, sold

018 Avocado

It was suggested to me by a friend that I give a rest to the apples.
Here's my response.
6x6, oil on cradled panel

This painting was done by Fred Bell in his 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin studio.  Fred has been 
painting for a long time and you can see it in the 
way he uses colors and brushwork and composition.  
These small brilliant paintings come out of a need for quiet.  
All is quiet when the brushes are moving.

These paintings are done in oil on a masonite panel with a 
cradle on the back.  The cradle is a lip 
on the back with a wire that make each 
painting easy to hang right out of the box.  
Each day I list a new painting for sale.  This routine, ritual, 
helps to give my life stability.  Everyday when I wake up 
I know what to do.  
It's bliss.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

015 Painting a Day Ritual, Still Life Of Apple, Oil, Fred Bell,




014 Painting a Day Ritual, Still Life Of Apple, Oil, Fred Bell,

014 Daily Painting Ritual



013 Daily Painting Ritual, apple still life painting oil

013 Daily Painting Ritual, 5.5x6"

016 Daily Painting Ritual, Apple Still Life Painting, 6x6,



016 Daily Painting Ritual,
I think I will paint something other than an apple tomorrow.

Monday, June 13, 2016



Apple 012, 5x7".

This my 12th apple painting.  I find the work with this to be
very enjoyable.  As an artist it is sometimes hard to know
what to do.  With these I wake up each day and 
know what to do.
The paintings are simple and small. 
Working with a single subject matter helps to expand your imagination.
How many different ways are there to paint an apple?
Answer, plenty!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

This painting was done by Fred Bell in his Milwaukee, Wisconsin studio.  
Fred has been painting for a long time and you can 
see it in the way he uses colors and brushwork and composition.  
These small brilliant paintings come out of a need for quiet.  
All is quiet when the brushes are moving.

These quiet paintings are done in oil on a panel with a cradle on the back.  
The cradle is a lip on the back with a wire that make 
each painting easy to hang right out of the box.  
The painting a day practice was started by Duane Kaiser and has been taken on by many others.


$40.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Apple 010 Daily Painting Practice Apple Painting, 6x6" on ebay.




Apple 010, 6x6" 
Painting these apples gives me a feeling of direction and routine that feels great. 

It's quiet time!


Blogger provides abundant statistics about who is looking at your blog.
One of the surprising things to me is how many viewers I have in Russia.
Why is that?
If someone in Russia can tell me. please do.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Daily Painting Ritual. A new painting every day by Fred Bell.



008 Apple series, 6x5.25" oil on panel with cradle, 
ready to hang out of the box. 
Daily Painting Ritual. 
Yours for only $40. free shipping in US.


Comparison is the thief of joy.  You are unique and sometimes that is hard. We all want to fit in and be like others. When we are not, we say we are no good.  Your work is different and you should try to rejoice in that.  Let the others be normal.  Just keep working and have some fun.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Daily Painting Ritual. A new painting every day by Fred Bell.



007 Daily Painting
6x5.25" on cradled board


$40. Free Shipping 

Ships only in US.

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few” 
― Shunryu SuzukiZen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice

Monday, June 06, 2016

Friday, June 03, 2016

Paintng A Day Meditation Ritual


These small "painting a day" paintings are a new venture for me.  I doing a new one each day and posting it on my website and facebook.  I am looking at this as a meditation ritual and I think it is helping me.  Maybe it will help you too.  Each painting is $40.  with free shipping in US.  To purchase, click on the link and it will take you to my website.  Purchases are handled through Paypal.  You don't need a Paypal account and can pay with your credit card.

I am also working on learning about the web and how to get this work noticed by more people.  It's a challenge!

SOLD


http://fredbellpaintings.com/apple-002.html



SOLD

This is #003 in my apple Painting A Day series. The link takes you to my website where you can purchase it for $40. with free shipping.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Landscape painting of Center Street, 4x12" oil on cradled panel.

Landscape painting of Center Street, 4x12"  oil on cradled panel.


I had fun working on this one.  I like the grey somber midwest sky and the evergreen trees.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Three Tree Lane, landscape painting, 16x16"


"Three Tree Lane" was painted from an area in my neighborhood.  Three trees and two houses with a curving sidewalk are shown in this whimsical rendition of a suburban neighborhood.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Landscape Painting, 12x12"

This is the first painting I've done outdoors this year.  70˚ and sunny!  
I used my new home made pochede box.  It worked fairly well.  

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Lampshade Man, painting

Lampshade Man

16x16, oil on canvas
Painting: Oil on Wood.
The first thing I thought of is the old image of someone trying to be funny at a party. Then I thought about what if he really was a lamp or if he put the lamp on and received enlightenment. He looks surprised and shocked and not like he is at a party. 
This 16x16" painting is on stretched canvas, the sides are painted black, no need for a frame. Comes in a sturdy cardboard box.