Art By Ree

Art by Ree Bachmeier, specializing in quality art since 1982.

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Location: Hermosa, South Dakota, United States

Daily Paintings and thoughts that have very little consequence in life.
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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Garden Dragon Rose Daily Painting

Garden Dragon Rose Painting
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Mornings are made for painting. I'm not sure why.

Perhaps it is the thought of a new day dawning, a fresh start, a chance to make everything right. The happiness of the birds waking, the dew on the grass, the new sun sending warmth to us all. Mornings are perfect for painting.

Or maybe it is just that I haven't yet had too much caffeine so my brush isn't shaking.
Who knows. ;o)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Garden Dragon Cactus Flower Painting

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Tenacious Broken Tree Painting

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No dragon hiding in this painting. I really like this painting. Maybe for it's simplicity, maybe for the feelings of hope, even when there seems to be none.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Garden Dragon Columbine Floral Painting

Garden Dragon Columbine Floral Painting. Acrylic on Canson paper, matted. Will fit an 8 X 10 inch frame..... SOLD
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What does a person do if they can't think of anything to say on a daily blog?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Garden Dragon Oak Tree Acorns

Garden Dragon Oak Tree. Acrylic on Canson paper, matted. Will fit an 8 X 10 inch frame.
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These little dragons are a challenge. Since I decided to paint them with no background, there is no room for error, no way to cover up any mistakes. I don't usually like to draw out the subject in pencil first, generally I just jump in with paint right away. With these, I have put down one light pencil mark where the stem of the flower, or the branch of a tree will be. I am enjoying the 'dry brush' technique. The black outlines are put in with a tiny paint brush that has only three hairs. Too much caffeine and this does NOT work well.

When deciding to do this series, I contemplated using a tiny marker or pen for the outlines... but that would be less of a challenge. This little three-hair brush and I are buds.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Garden Dragon Strawberry

Garden Dragon Strawberry. Acrylic on Canson paper, matted. Will fit an 8 X 10 inch frame.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Garden Dragon Hollyhocks

Garden Dragon Hollyhocks. Fourth painting in the "Garden Dragon" series. Acrylic on Canson paper. Matted and ready to frame. Will fit an 8 X 10 inch frame.
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I'm really having fun with these little dragons. The idea came to me several years ago, and although I did do a few paintings with tiny dragons in them, my thought had always been to do an entire series of them. I debated on what size I wanted them in, deciding on the smaller pieces that will fit an 8 X 10 inch frame. In a size like this, they would look great as a small grouping with two or more together.

The next decision was technique. I debated on making them realistic, to more abstract. I decided on a looser feel with a minimal amount of paint. I liked the lighter touch, almost a "lace" feel to it. As with any Garden Dragon, I believe that sometimes you really have to search to see them, the viewer adds a bit of their own imagination to the painting itself.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Garden Dragon Daffodil

Garden Dragon Daffodil, Acrylic on Canson paper, matted. Will fit an 8 X 10 inch frame.

I have been a member of since Nov. and have enjoyed the challenge of completing "a painting a day". Although I did not succeed in listing a painting every day, it has been fun to try.

But now that site will be charging a monthly fee of $29.99 and I am sad to have to decline the membership. As of 2/15/07 I will no longer be a member of

I will continue with this blog site, though. Free is always good.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Garden Dragon Pine Cone

Garden Dragon Pine Cone. Acrylic on Canson paper, matted.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Garden Dragon Apple Blossoms

Garden Dragon, Apple Blossoms. Acrylic on Canson paper, matted. Will fit an 8 X 10 frame.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Rainbow Horse 1 Abstract

Rainbow Horse 1.... Matted Acrylic Painting
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