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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 Rose by Barbara Haviland

 

Autumn Path by Barbara Haviland Texas Artist by Barbara Haviland

 

Bouquet of Roses by Barbara Haviland

 

Magnolia Blossom by Barbara Haviland

 

Southern Magnolias II by Barbara Haviland by Barbara Haviland

 

Southern Magnolia by Barbara Haviland

 

Red Lipstick by Barbara Haviland by Barbara Haviland

 

REd Tulips by Barbara Haviland by Barbara Haviland

 

Teaching Chef by Barbara Haviland by Barbara Haviland

 

OIls Cans and Whisk Broom by Barbara Haviland by Barbara Haviland

 

Flame Tulip by Barbara Haviland by Barbara Haviland

 

Night Shades by Barbara Haviland

 

Cow Bayou Cypress Trees by Barbara Haviland

 

Pink Water Lilies by Barbara Haviland by Barbara Haviland

 

Tennessee Barn with Red Poppies by Barbara Haviland

 

Nesting Egrets at Shangri-La by Barbara Haviland

 

Getting Ready to Ride by Barbara Haviland

 

Garden Red Hibiscus by Barbara Haviland

 

Turkeys in the BackYard by Barbara Haviland

 

Sunset at the Sea by Barbara Haviland

 

Cow Bayou Gator by Barbara Haviland by Barbara Haviland

 

Mountain Bluebird by Barbara Haviland

 

Red Cardinal by Barbara Haviland

 

Kiskadee by Barbara Haviland

 

The Watcher by Barbara Haviland

 

The Judge by Barbara Haviland

 

The Bull Rider by Barbara Haviland

 

Calla Lilies by Barbara Haviland

 

Bayou Home by Barbara Haviland

 

Blue Crab by Barbara Haviland

 

Childhood Memories by Barbara Haviland

 

Simple Things by Barbara Haviland

 

Jackie's Lighthouse by Barbara Haviland

 

Peppers and Onions by Barbara Haviland

 

Eggplant Three by Barbara Haviland

 

Yellow Cacti by Barbara Haviland

 

Pink Azaleas by Barbara Haviland

 

Cow Bayou by Barbara Haviland

 

Village Creek Bridge by Barbara Haviland

 

Madrone Tree- Big Bend Landscape by Barbara Haviland

 

Pelican in Flight by Barbara Haviland

 

Himalayan Monal # 38 by Barbara Haviland

 

TIT bird by Barbara Haviland

 

Mockingbird by Barbara Haviland

 

Red-Winged Blackbird by Barbara Haviland

 

My Alligator by Barbara Haviland

 

Autumn in the Country by Barbara Haviland

 

Scarlet Tanager Bird by Barbara Haviland