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Barbara Haviland

Barbara Haviland

Groves, Tx

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My name is Barbara Haviland. I have been creating fine art for over 37 years. I am mostly a self-taught, raw artist who draws inspiration from the world around me. My favorite artist is Dalhart Windberg. I love taking workshops to further my learning. You can never cease to learn something new. I usually paint from my photos. I love bright, bold, rich colors. I feel satisfied when someone can see the love I have put into the piece that I have created whether it is a landscape, a floral, a portrait, or a seascape. At this stage in my art career, I enjoy painting in Plein Air. It is both exciting and frustrating. Light changes, and shadows move, but I love it! A paint brush is my favorite tool. You can just about do anything with a brush and some paint. Painting brings out my passion. It is like reading a book; you can go anywhere. It is my escape. The problems of the world fade away. For a few moments, it is just me and the canvas. I feel as though I am meant to create art. GOD has blessed me in this way.

I create in oils and usually paint on a canvas. I stretch my own canvas. Winser Newton paints are my personal preference. Everything about painting just makes my day. I never get bored. Now that I am retired, I paint every day. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with an idea and must get it sketched on a canvas. I start with a vision and go from there. It just flows. Painting fills me with joy.

I am married to Sam, my husband of 50 years. We have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. We have been fortunate enough to travel the country. I paint wherever we are. I do not think I could survive without painting. It is my drug of choice. I need it. I have to do it every single day. I am a sight painter. I simply paint what I see. Lately, my art has been taking on a fresh look of looseness, and I like it. Plein Air is my new thing. It feels great to create! Painting is very relaxing and gratifying. It is freeing. The world around us is so beautiful. I try to capture its raw beauty on my canvas. I love to paint landscapes of the bayou. They are my favorite! I also love painting flowers as well as animals. I paint everything. If you have a photo, I can paint it. I am so thankful to be able to paint and create art.

My web site can be found here:
Http://www.barbarahavilandfineart.com
http://barbsgarden.blogspot.com
http://www.BarbsGardenArt.com
http://www.ebsqart.com/Artists/cmd_306_profile.htm
Oil Painters of America
Outdoor Painters Society
Artists of Texas
Associated Louisiana Artists

 

Pink Morning Glories by Barbara Haviland

 

Cows in Pasture by Barbara Haviland

 

San Juan River by Barbara Haviland

 

Snowy Range by Barbara Haviland

 

Sunset Over The Lake by Barbara Haviland

 

Colors of Fall by Barbara Haviland

 

Tulips large Oil flowers by Barbara Haviland

 

Picket Fences by Barbara Haviland

 

Lower Chasm Waterfall by Barbara Haviland

 

Elephant Ear Bloom by Barbara Haviland

 

Texas Londhorn by Barbara Haviland

 

Lighthouse by Barbara Haviland

 

Aspens En Plein Air by Barbara Haviland

 

Mountain View by Barbara Haviland

 

Cypress Up Close by Barbara Haviland

 

Mother Love Elephants by Barbara Haviland

 

Resting by Barbara Haviland

 

Kingfisher Bird by Barbara Haviland

 

Pagosa Springs View by Barbara Haviland

 

ASpens En Plein Air by Barbara Haviland

 

Watercolor White Chair by Barbara Haviland

 

Colorful Bayou by Barbara Haviland

 

Spoonbill Roseate Bird by Barbara Haviland

 

Magnolias White Flower by Barbara Haviland

 

Magnolias by Barbara Haviland

 

Bessie The Brahama by Barbara Haviland

 

Bald Eagle by Barbara Haviland

 

Fighting Rooster by Barbara Haviland

 

Zebra Love by Barbara Haviland

 

Golden Truck by Barbara Haviland

 

Nine Cowboys on a Fence by Barbara Haviland

 

Old Blue Ford Truck by Barbara Haviland

 

Aspens Soaring by Barbara Haviland

 

The Sea and Rocks by Barbara Haviland

 

Pansies In Glass by Barbara Haviland

 

Ms Hollywood by Barbara Haviland

 

Barbara's Bayou II by Barbara Haviland

 

Barbara's Bayou III by Barbara Haviland

 

Barbara's Bayou I by Barbara Haviland

 

Barbara's Bayou by Barbara Haviland

 

Inseparable Twins by Barbara Haviland

 

White and Blue Hydrangeas by Barbara Haviland

 

Purple Majesty Hydrandeas by Barbara Haviland

 

Talking It Over by Barbara Haviland

 

Pansies in Glass by Barbara Haviland

 

Barbara and Buddy Playing Cowboys by Barbara Haviland

 

Hydrangeas by Barbara Haviland

 

Couple Seaching by Barbara Haviland