Sandi Hester

Paintings by 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

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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

For the Men

4x4 oil

4×4 oil

 This post is a little more for the men – it leans towards the masculine side of subjects for my art – which isn’t much. I tend to paint more “girlie” subjects – birds and flowers. But for the men that follow my blog – this one is for you :)! I think my dad would like this little truck painting. I thought of him when I painted it. I was driving home from the grocery store one day and in front of me was this neat old blue truck. I loved the glowing red lights with the blue and the great shape of the old truck so I grabbed my phone and started trying to capture some quick pictures and stay on the road and not hit anyone :). I don’t have a clue what type it was – I’m not good with car types, but Grady on the other hand could tell you what kind of car every neighbor drove in our old neighborhood. We’d be at Wal-mart of somewhere and Grady would say – oh, they live 5 doors down from us – we wouldn’t know the people’s name but Grady knew their car.

The boat is one I painted from our Maine trip.

5x7 oil

5×7 oil

Starting Work On the Garden

We got a new tiller yesterday because our old one gave us all she’s got. So now we are ready to get our little garden ready and plant some yummy veggies! I LOVE being about to go to the grocery store in my own back yard :)! Granted we have a limited variation in our “grocery store” but I love that I can at least make a salad and salad dressing from my small garden with the veggies and herbs. Here’s a quick painting I did of some of the tomatoes in our garden last year. I did it more in a sketch book style – I like doing this from time to time.

8x8 oil

8×8 oil

Birds, Birds, And More Birds

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6×6 oil

Well, if you haven’t picked up on this yet I like to paint birds. I’m trying my best to get caught up on all the paintings I have to share with you – I’m WAY behind, so I thought I’d share a cluster of my bird paintings with you. I’m still working on getting good at photographing my oil paintings so I apologize because some of these didn’t photograph very well but I just didn’t take the time to redo them. Most, if not all, of these birds are finches. Click on any of them to see them larger.

This oil painting was done more like my sketches in my sketch books. I like doing simple line drawings with notes and I thought I’d see how that would turn out on a canvas and I like how it looks. I did another one of a single bird but can’t find the picture of it – if I find it or decide to take another picture of it I’ll post it. 

8×8 oil

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