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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

 

SwallowTail Gull by Barbara Haviland

 

Oriole Bird by Barbara Haviland

 

Adult Bee Eater Bird by Barbara Haviland

 

Orange Breasted Bird by Barbara Haviland

 

Pileated Woodpecker by Barbara Haviland

 

The Window at Big Bend Park by Barbara Haviland

 

Old MIssion at Movie Set by Barbara Haviland

 

Big Bend Mesa by Barbara Haviland

 

Bluff Canyon OverLook by Barbara Haviland

 

Santa Elena Canyon Big Bend by Barbara Haviland

 

Big Bend Landscape by Barbara Haviland

 

Bird of Paradise by Barbara Haviland

 

Red Hibiscus by Barbara Haviland

 

Big Oak Tree by Barbara Haviland

 

Daffodils by Barbara Haviland

 

Yellow Tulips by Barbara Haviland

 

The Gate by Barbara Haviland

 

Mean Green Fish by Barbara Haviland

 

Caddo Lake by Barbara Haviland

 

Caddo Lake II by Barbara Haviland

 

Birfds of Paradise by Barbara Haviland

 

West Texas Tree by Barbara Haviland

 

Shangra-La Cypress by Barbara Haviland

 

Fire in the Bayou by Barbara Haviland

 

Texas Pelican by Barbara Haviland

 

White Tail Deer by Barbara Haviland

 

Wild Turkeys by Barbara Haviland

 

Sam At YellowStone National Park by Barbara Haviland

 

A Sunny Day by Barbara Haviland

 

A Cold Snowy Day by Barbara Haviland

 

Early Morning Mist by Barbara Haviland

 

Rio Grande River Bed by Barbara Haviland

 

Adobe Shadows by Barbara Haviland

 

Pelican Pier by Barbara Haviland

 

Gerianiums and Steps by Barbara Haviland

 

Bayou Birds by Barbara Haviland

 

Fanciful Rooster by Barbara Haviland

 

Shipwrecked Ike by Barbara Haviland

 

Shipwrecked Ike II by Barbara Haviland

 

Abstract Swamp by Barbara Haviland

 

King of the Chicken Yard by Barbara Haviland

 

Magnolia III by Barbara Haviland

 

Two Lilies by Barbara Haviland

 

Big Magnolias by Barbara Haviland

 

Red Calla Lilies by Barbara Haviland