Autumn by Monica Yother

This makes me think of Autumn with it’s lingering warm air some days and cooler breezes in the evenings. I used a burlap strip to help create the textured ground. I have this in the studio now.

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Day and Night

I called these Day and Night after I painted them. They are small and chunky, which sometimes I just love. No big story here, but they gave me great satisfaction when I was finished. I have them hanging in the studio, though they looked pretty cool when I had them sitting on my desk.

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Fairy Library

When I was young, the world I loved most was filled with books, art and horses. Words on pages could carry me away within minutes. They still can. Walking into a library or an old book store is like entering a train station or airport…I just need to decide where I want to go. Sometimes, however, the…

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Large Mouth Spotted Bass

This was painted for a very nice gentleman who is a professional fisher. He asked me to do a Large Mouth Spotted Bass (that is what he fishes) so that he could have it on his wall and also on his website and business cards (which I also designed for him). I was surprised by…

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Birds of a Feather

I loved, loved, loved spending time with these birds. This is colored pencil on watercolor paper and at the last minute I added the “Faith, Hope & Love” (truly “Birds of a Feather”) scrap of paper to it…just seemed to fit. I had this framed in my studio for a few weeks and one day…

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Painting Time with a Guitar

I was commissioned by a friend to do this for her husband as a gift. He is a guitar player, so I asked her what kind of music he loves best. She gave me the name of some of his favorite artists, so that’s what I listened to while I worked on this. It’s a…

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Sparks Fly

I painted this in an oil painting class I took at Athens State University. We could paint anything, and this just sort of happened. It has all my favorite colors – Prussian blue, rich golds and reds and of course a very dark background. It was a lot like painting a dancer. “Sparks Fly” is…

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A couple of years ago, Huntsville Museum of Art invited me to participate in their annual fundraiser, a wine tasting event. I was asked to create some art during the reception portion of the dinner, and decided (for the sake of time and mess) to paint this digitally. I wanted to capture the idea of…

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