Sandi Hester

Paintings by Sandi Hester

Mothers

The title is appropriate because one of these paintings is of my mother-in-law from a black & white of her when she was young. The flower painting is in memory of my sister’s mother who pasted away recently. When my sister called me to tell me of her mom’s illness months ago I picked out one of my favorite flower paintings to set aside for her mom’s funeral – we knew it would not be long before she passed. I wanted to send her flowers that would last and have something tangible for her to keep in memory of her mom. My sister Jackie is one of my BIGGEST fans (gotta love family that gives you such encouragement!) so I knew it would be special for her. It is an oil bar painting.

For Jackie, oil bar, 12x12, Sandi Hester

For Jackie, oil bar, 12×12, Sandi Hester

 

Lonnie, 5x7 oil, sandi hester

Lonnie, 5×7 oil, sandi hester

Lonnie

Recent Paintings

Here’s a little peek into what I’ve been doing in the studio lately…

Tea time, 11x14 oil, sandi hester

Tea and a Book, 11x 14 oil, Sandi Hester

Mountain Reflections, 5x7 oil, sandi hester

Mountain Reflections, 5×7 oil, Sandi Hester

dc birds, 8x10, oil, sandi hestser

Trio of Birds, 8×10 oil, Sandi Hester

winter day, oil, sandihester

Winter Day, oil, Sandi Hester

8x8, oil, sandi hester

8×8, oil, sandi hester

pink water pitcher, 8x8 oil, sandi hester

Pink Water Pitcher, 8×8 oil, Sandi Hester

Trio of Finch, 12x12 oil, sandi hester

Three Finch, 12×12 oil, Sandi Hester

Figure Painting

Here are some recent figures I’ve been painting. A couple may resemble someone you know (me) – Grady took a bunch of photos of me dressed up in different outfits and different scenes that gave me a large photo collection to paint from for practice. My dad just turned 70 and I gave him this first painting as a gift.

Self portrait, 8x10 oil, sandi hester

Self Portrait, 8×10 oil, Sandi Hester

 

Hot Aftican Day, 12x12 oil, sandi hester

Hot African Day, 12×12 oil, sandi hester

1 min blue dress, oil, sandi hester

1 Minute Blue Dress, oil, Sandi Hester

Basket of Flowers, 5x7, oil, sandi hester

Basket of Flowers, 5×7, oil, sandi hester

New Paintings Added To Boutique

Paintings are selling! I’ve added three new pieces to the boutique. The round piece is on wood that’s been stained and I used a clear gesso for the ground so you could see the grain of the wood for the background. Click on any of these to see the size and more detail.

Paintings Now For Sale At Local Boutique!

IMG_0476For those in Nashville, you can now purchase my art in a little shop in Glenbrook shopping center in Hendersonville! My art is in an unlikely place – it’s in a hair salon’s gift shop. BUT it’s not just your standard salon gift shop – the new owner’s of Rodelle’s Salon (soon to be called Colour Salon Suites – how appropriate is that for my art?!) have transformed the boutique into a beautiful space that has handmade items for sale all from Tennessee. They have soaps, candles, jewelry, lip balm, ect. and ART!IMG_0474IMG_0468

I will be changing out the paintings regularly and my goal is to post the new paintings so you can see what’s available for purchase. There are a couple of other paintings up now on the wall other than these in the picture. Below are a handful of the paintings up close – click on any of them to see more detail. For those that have wanted more access to my art I hope you will stop by the boutique!

 

Poppy Flowers

8x8 oil

8×8 oil bar

This is my favorite time of year when everything’s in bloom! Thought it was appropriate to post some flowers – colorful and fun. These were done with my oil bars.

Whoop Whoop for Spring!

6x6 oil

6×6 oil

I’m so excited that spring is FINALLY here – is it just me, or did it feel like forever in getting here? Here’s a little still life that I set up in my back yard where I could see it from my studio. I will be back soon for an exciting announcement of where you will be able to purchase my art in the very near future.

Video of Pochade Boxes From Alla Prima

Merry Christmas! I just shot a new video that I’m excited to share with you. I wanted to do a video a while back when I purchased a new pochade box from Alla Prima a year or so ago but never did it. WELL, I loved my box so much that I just purchased another one – a smaller version and I did a short video to show you both of them.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with a pochade box it’s a box you take out and about to paint on – it’s a “desk” and easel all in one! This is a BEAUTIFUL and very functional thought-out box. I just love both of them. Ben (the wonderful and creative designer and builder of these boxes) has thought of everything. These boxes are different from anything else out on the market. The craftsmanship is outstanding! They are functional and a pleasure to work with every time I use them.

Hope you enjoy the video and make sure to check out Ben’s boxes at http://www.allaprimapochade.com/index.html

If you have problems viewing the video then try my YouTube page here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py73wP3JXhU

Art Sale – November 16th

strawberries and coffee, sandi Hester, 8x10 oilI’m having my annual art sale at our house again this year. The prices of my oil paintings will be a lot less than I sell them in public – this will be the friends and family prices. I have a TON of new paintings so I hope you’ll come out and see all the new stuff. These little oil paintings would make great one of a kind Christmas gifts. This one is a still life I set up in our backyard and painted from my studio. I do that a lot. My studio is also in our house so you will be able to tour our house and my studio while you’re here. Details below – hope to see you!

The sale will be Saturday, November 16th from 10:00am – noon. Our address is 4252 Burton Hollow Rd, Whites Creek TN 37189.

Chestnut Group Show & Sale

NashvilleOpenAir_email invite-1

I’ve mentioned before that I’m part of a plein air painting group here in Nashville called the Chestnut group – we call ourselves “the nuts” for short. Those of you who know me well will say that fits me well :). We are having a show and sale that I wanted to let you know about. You will find all the details above. This show will have paintings we’ve painted all around Nashville. I will have the following three paintings in the show/sale.

8x8 oil

8×8 oil

6x6 oil

6×6 oil

8x8 Oil

8×8 Oil

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