The Most Recent Paintings by Elin Thomas, WAOW
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Updated 11/4/2020

Newest Paintings by Elin Thomas,, WAOW

Still fresh from the easel, you have the first opportunity to see the diversity and depth of the paintings I produce. Without framing costs, these original works are both affordable and save on shipping. After showing for approximately eight weeks on this page, the unsold paintings are moved to their subject pages. Many instructional lessons and paintings are to be found listed on my Daily Paintings site and also presented on my Facebook art page.

November 2020

Unsaddling, Oil 12 x 12 inches

"Unsaddling" 12 x 12 inch oil, $400

I love painting the people who work behind the scenes at the horse shows. Here's a groom removing the saddle from this big bay gelding after a morning workout. I like this one for the midground showing the buckets and soaps used to bathe the horses after exercise.  

Available from me.

Sunset View, OIl 8 x 10 inches

"Sunset View" 9 x 12 inch oil, $300

I have been having some fun reworking paintings done a bit earlier, that might have seen the light of day but never completely satisfied me. Reworking allows the "new mind" to find the weak areas and fix 'em up.

Before, this 9x12 oil didn't have the "punch" I like to see in work by myself or others. Now I think it is much improved.

Available from me.

Three Amigos, Oil 9 x 12 inches

"Three Amigos" 9 x 12 inch oil, $350

I love painting high-contrast equine subjects like these three western riding horses, tied up for a lunchtime break for the riders. Each one has a distinct personality, and differing attention spans. 

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Sunset View, OIl 8 x 10 inches

"Fall Colors" 12 x 16 inch oil, $300

This is the result of a group endeavor to paint from the same reference photograph. I'm pleased with my result as I modified it enough to make it more my own. 

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Two Guys, Oil 12 x 12 inches

"Two Guys" 12 x 12 inch oil, $300

Resizing another former work of art that has been in the archives for a while is quite satisfying. As I grow as an artist, the new knowledge makes the changes necessary totally obvious now, whereas in those earlier days, the answers to artistic expression were murky at best, and missing at worst. I like this one now...

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Waiting to Cross, Oil12 x 16 inches

"Waiting to Cross" 12 x 12 inch oil, $350

At the race tracks the people who train the young horses to the routines of the track life are continually fascinating to me. The horses are gorgeous, the young men with a tremendous work ethic are a joy to watch, and to paint.

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A Good One, Oil 16 x 12 inches

"A Good One" 16 x 12 inch oil, $350

I love painting the people who are part of the re-enactments for the old west and even the Civil War (although we don't see many of those on the West Coast). This guy was just aching to be painted, with his period wear and long hair. What a pleasure to put his face on the canvas!

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September 2020

Clouds in Blue, Oil 7 x 5 inches

"Clouds in Blue"7 x 5 inch oil, $100

Painting skies is always relaxing for me, because the clouds follow the laws of physics, but after that, they are a free-for-all in the sky. I love them. Never the same, each painting is a statement to the mood of the moment. 

Available from me.

Clouds in Blue, Oil 7 x 5 inches

 

"Moonrise "8 x 10 inch oil, $300

The serenity of an evening transition from day to night has always been a good time of day for me. Perhaps because I always enjoy autumn for all the seasons. 

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Shallow River, Oil 7 x 5 inches

"Shallow River" 5 x 7 Oil Painting $100

I have painted the waterways of the world and have come to love their varying personalities, reflections of the area, and their peacefulness for my soul. This one could be anywhere, but is the Applegate River in Southern Oregon.

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Red Onions, Oil 8 x 10 inches

"Red Onions", 8 x 10 Oil Painting $300

What is it about red onions that makes them so intriguing? Perhaps that they are layered, with those delicate outer skins that go crisp under your fingers. I do love painting them!

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Canteloupe, Oil 5 x 7 inches

"Apple Grapes" Oil Painting 8 x 10 inches $300

This turquoise plate has appeared in mnay of my still life arrangements, and I continue to see so much color in its shadows. Every time I pull it out of the place where I store such things, I get excited and challenged to see what will unfold in the next painting with it in the composition.

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Canteloupe, Oil 5 x 7 inches

"Lakota Squash" Oil Painting 5 x 7 inches $100

One benefit of painting one's food is that I get to enjoy it after the painting session. Much like a dessert if it is as succulent as this slice of ripe melon. You can enjoy it on your wall forever!

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Canteloupe, Oil 5 x 7 inches

"Pause for a Drink (Buckskin)" Oil Painting 10 x 20 inches $750

Source material that is in the public domain is a godsend during Covid lockdowns.  This painting was a compilation of several photographs to result in this lovely high mountain rider.

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UCR Botanic Gardens, Oil 16 x 12 inches $700

"UCR Botanic Garden Friends" Oil Painting 16 x 12 inches $700

I painted on location during the Annual Plant Sale and Restaurant Sampling day at the gardens over at the University of California Riverside. Always trying for a different view of the celebrations, I set up in the woods.

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Sheepies, Oil 12 x 16 inches

"Sheepies" Oil Painting 12 x 16 inches $800

I always have had livestock since returning to the states from my stint living in Europe. This is the flock plus Vincent van Goat out on the hillside before the evening comes on.

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Canteloupe, Oil 5 x 7 inches

"Cantaloupe" Oil Painting 5 x 7 inches $100

One benefit of painting one's food is that I get to enjoy it after the painting session. Much like a dessert if it is as succulent as this slice of ripe melon. You can enjoy it on your wall forever!

Send me an email to ask about it.

Apple, Sliced, Oil 6 x 8 inches

"Apple, Sliced" Oil Painting 5 x 7 inches $100

One benefit of painting one's food is that I get to enjoy it after the painting session. Much like a dessert if it is as succulent as this slice of ripe melon. You can enjoy it on your wall forever!

Send me an email to ask about it.

Two Different Friends (Onions), Oil 5 x 7 inches

"Two Different Friends (Onions)" Oil Painting 5 x 5 inches $100

Something about painting two similar but differently colored things is a metaphor for what 2020 has been. Do you agree?

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Sparky's Collar, Oil 5 x 7 inches Not For Sale

"Sparky's Collar" Oil Painting 5 x 7 inches NFS

 In July I lost my heart dog Sparky to an aggressive bone cancer. It was swift and brutal in that I could hardly up the pain meds fast enough to keep him comfortable. The inevitable came when I had to take him for the last day for him. It still breaks my heart right now as I type this. 

Not For Sale

Watermelon, Oil 6 x 6 inches

"Watermelon" Oil Painting 6 x 6 inches $200

One benefit of painting one's food is that I get to enjoy it after the painting session. Much like a dessert if it is as succulent as this slice of ripe melon. You can enjoy it on your wall forever!

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One of the Ponds, Acrylic 12 x 16 inches

"One of the Ponds" Acrylic Painting 12 x 16 inches $400

In every house I've ever owned (and a few I didn't) I'd dig a pond, fill it with fish and plants, and enjoy the reflections and serenity of seeing it each day.

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Canteloupe, Oil 5 x 7 inches

"COOKIES!" Oil Painting 12 x 9 inches $250

One benefit of painting one's food is that I get to enjoy it after the painting session. And who doesn't enjoy big-chunk chocolate chip cookies? You can enjoy it on your wall forever without the calories!

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Hawley Lake Morning, Oil 7 x 5 inches

"Hawley Lake Morning" Oil Painting 7 x 5 inches $100

My favorite vacation spot when the elk are bugling and the summer visitors have left is Hawley Lake. I love the pine forests, the clear night skies, and camping on the edge of the lake. 

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Beach Child, Oil 10 x 8 inches

"Beach Baby" Oil Painting 10 x 8 inches $100

In an album that my grandmother kept was this newspaper clipping with a black and white photo of this baby in his nappy on the sand.

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Canteloupe, Oil 5 x 7 inches

"View from Two Trees" Oil Painting 12 x 16 inches $600

Living perched on the side of a hill lets me enjoy some amazing sunsets behind my neighbor's palm trees. Here is yet another done from life. Sunsets and sunrises seem so filled with hope.

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Red, original oil painting 5x7 $100

Red, original oil painting 5x7 $100

"Utrecht Red" 5 x 7 inch oil, $100

To relight the fires of creativity, I decided to challenge myself to paint a painting from life every day, with the motivation being the Strada easel people's challenge. I'm hoping to do one daily, even though I may well be traveling at the end of the month (motorcycle). I can paint from life on the road, too! The suggested theme was "red", so how better to depict my art life than with a 5 x 7 oil of the Utrecht Alizarin Crimson tube and the remaining paint from an earlier session today. It was really fun to make the red paint on the canvas look as lifelike and thick as possible! This little one is available, as they all will be.

Many smaller daily paintings that don't appear on my Recent Work page can be viewed here.