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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

 

Snapdragons Grapes and Pitcher by Barbara Haviland

 

Fall Pear and Grapes by Barbara Haviland

 

Along Highway One by Barbara Haviland

 

Kansas City Train Depot by Barbara Haviland

 

Central Fire Station by Barbara Haviland

 

Majestic Hotel by Barbara Haviland

 

Ferry Hazel by Barbara Haviland

 

Abstract Fractured Calla Lilies by Barbara Haviland

 

Luna's Jacal by Barbara Haviland

 

Red Pot Still Life by Barbara Haviland

 

Robertson Island by Barbara Haviland

 

Palm Trees at Sunset by Barbara Haviland

 

Magnolia UP Close by Barbara Haviland

 

Fractured Flowers by Barbara Haviland

 

Magnolia and Bird by Barbara Haviland

 

Misty Morning At The Ranch by Barbara Haviland

 

Hellebros by Barbara Haviland

 

Ginger Jar and Plums with Grapes by Barbara Haviland

 

Red Peppers Still Life by Barbara Haviland

 

Peach Hibiscus by Barbara Haviland

 

Wooden Frog Still Life by Barbara Haviland

 

SnowFall and TeePee by Barbara Haviland

 

REd Eyed Green Frog by Barbara Haviland

 

Pounders Beach Number Three by Barbara Haviland

 

Grizzly Bear Falls Landscape by Barbara Haviland

 

Magnolia by Barbara Haviland by Barbara Haviland

 

Red Cardinal by Barbara Haviland

 

Lanikai Turtle Beach by Barbara Haviland

 

Kenny's Cypress Again by Barbara Haviland

 

Autumn is in the Air by Barbara Haviland

 

Kenny's Cypress number I by Barbara Haviland

 

Fancy Goldfish by Barbara Haviland

 

Orange Goldfish by Barbara Haviland

 

Texas Blue Bonnets by Barbara Haviland

 

Bud's Yellow Tractor by Barbara Haviland

 

Dena's Blue Tractor by Barbara Haviland

 

Yellow Daffodil on Navy by Barbara Haviland

 

A Collection of Bottles by Barbara Haviland

 

Old Wreck of a Truck by Barbara Haviland

 

Old Mauve Truck by Barbara Haviland

 

Papa's Red Tractor by Barbara Haviland

 

View From The Road by Barbara Haviland

 

Calla Lily by Barbara Haviland

 

Old Jeepster by Barbara Haviland

 

Calla Lillies Abstract by Barbara Haviland

 

Brown Pelican Revisited by Barbara Haviland

 

Buffalo or Bison by Barbara Haviland

 

Golden Bearded Iris by Barbara Haviland