Category Archives: eBay Auction Paintings

Plein Air Painting Benefits

A New Plein Air Painting

I was recently able to experience the plein air painting benefits when coming upon an old red barn in a field full of red clover flowers. It simply could not be passed up. Below you can see my pochade box for plein air (out of doors) painting and my subject matter behind.

plein air painting with red barn and red clover

Plein air painting pochade box and view of scene

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Barn and field of Red Clover plein air oil painting by William "Byron" Hagerman

Red Barn and Red Clover 8×10 oil by Byron

This painting with its easy title (Red Barn and Red Clover) will also be up for auction on eBay. It’ll end May 7th. You can access the auction from my profile page.

Bidding started at only .99 cents!

 

 

 

Benefits of Plein Air Painting

So what are the benefits of painting out of doors, versus working from a photo? Simply put, photos lie compared to what your own eyes can see. Camera’s are a distortion of reality. Although I find it essential in recording details and the fact it’s not always possible or practical to paint at some locations. However, painting from life increases your understanding of color, light and values more so than anything else. You also become aware of a camera’s limitations and how to work work with those limitations.

But, what if you don’t have the desire or it’s not practical to paint on location? Try taking just your paints, and mixing the colors you see and make notes in a journal. Sort of a color chart. Of course take a photo to remind you of your scene or do a pencil sketch… or both. So get out and give it a try! It’ll lend authenticity to your work.

If you need plein air painting supplies, here’s a link to Judson’s Art Outfitters. I purchased the 9×12 Guerilla Box years ago and it’s still going strong.

Other Recent Byron Signature Paintings

Landscape bluebonnet painting wtih oak tree and old house by William Byron Hagerman

Nostalgic Bluebonnets 8×10 oil by Byron copyright 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was feeling a little bit nostalgic for a classic view of one of my favorite flowers to include in my landscape paintings. (Bluebonnets!)

 

oil painting of white dogwood tree and wisteria by William " Byron" Hagerman

Days of Spring 8×10 oil painting by Byron copyright 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now living in North East Texas, it’s been enjoyable to see a variety of trees and flowers not previously encountered.  In several areas there were flowering Dogwood and wisteria growing up along fences and even up into the trees. Not to mention fields and fields of yellow flowers. So I decided to combine all three. Hope you enjoy these latest 3 Byron paintings!

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Springtime eBay Oil Paintings

Well, Spring is definitely here in North East Texas. My allergies can attest to that. But, the season has also inspired three new springtime eBay oil paintings all based on actual locations.

This current auction will end Sunday April 7th starting at 6pm Pacific or 8pm Central Time. You can click the link below the painting to go directly to the auction. Starting bid is only $49. It’s a great price for an original painting on linen panel and the small size means they can just about fit anywhere and in any decor!

Now in Color

While riding as a passenger I saw a glimpse of a red bud tree in bloom.  There was no disappointment upon returning to further investigate the scene. Although the asphalt pavement was converted to a dirt road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Pasture

Thanks to zoom camera lenses I was able to capture this distant view of a graceful tree with new leaves. I found it to be a restful and relaxing scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off the Beaten Path

Some of the county roads in this new wonderful area I get to explore are definitely rewarding with subject matter. This old barn was almost not even noticed as there was another larger barn closer in view. However, this one was already situated in a natural artistic composition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoy these new Springtime eBay oil paintings. The painting “Off the Beaten Path” will soon be an oil painting tutorial here on the blog so you can see the order in which it was painted. Until then. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunset Oil Painting eBay auction

My latest Byron work is a sunset oil painting eBay auction piece titled: “A Few Minutes Left.”

The auction ends Sunday June 3, 2018 at 6pm Pacific Time.

So hurry there’s just a few minutes left before the sun goes down on this auction. Bidding started at only a penny! Click here to go straight to the auction. Happy bidding and hope you win!

sunset oil painting eBay auction by William Byron Hagerman

A Few Minutes Left 8×10 oil by Byron copyright 2018

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Is it Two Cool or Two Warm?

Will it be two cool or two warm? You get to decide in my latest eBay auction oil paintings. The auction ends Sunday evening October 29th.

Four Paintings up for Auction

To try your hand at bidding one of these works, you can access the auction through my profile page  or click the Title links for each painting below. Starting bid will be $49 for all, except for one which will only be a penny to keep it interesting! Hope you’ll join in on the auction. 🙂 Each are painted on linen panel.

You can click the images for a larger view.

sunset bluebonnet oil painting by William Byron Hagerman

Another Day 8×10 oil by Byron copyright 2017

rain clouds landscape oil painting by Byron

Lifting Clouds 8×10 oil by Byron copyright 2017

landscape oil painting sunset clouds by William "Byron" Hagerman

End of Day Colors 8×10 oil by Byron copyright 2017

sunset oil painting landscape by William Byron Hagerman

Last Rays 8×10 oil by Byron copyright 2017

So what are warm and cool paintings?

Some may wonder about the terminology of warm and cool, whether it be specific colors or an entire painting described in either term.

When it comes to colors, we tend to associate blue and green tones as being cool in comparison to warmer colors such as yellow, orange or red. Sort of like comparing fire and ice. A paintings overall color temperature can be classified as either warm or cool depending on what colors predominate the scene.

Color harmony can be lost if a painting has an equal distirubtion of warm and cool tones that compete with one another instead of lending support. The paintings above illustrate the idea behind a paintings overall color temperature.

So, will it be two cool or two warm? Happy bidding!

 

 

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Landscape Oil Paintings with Old Barns

In this series of three 8×10 landscape oil paintings with old barns is currently offered via eBay auction. You can click the image to go straight to the auction. Bids begin at only $49 for these gems. Each are painted on a linen panel!

This New Mexico inspired scene is also showcased in my short oil painting video lesson.

landscape oil painting old tin barn in New Mexico by Byron

Next is an old red barn found near Winnsboro, TX.

landscape oil painting old red barn by Byron

And finally in this series a landscape that was originally inspired from a trip to Montana.

oil painting landscape old red barn next to road

Hurry the auction ends Sunday, October 1st, at 8pm central time. Ending times are staggered by 7 minutes for each.

Thanks so much and happy bidding!

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Distant Thunder a new Byron painting for eBay Auction

My latest “Byron” painting for eBay auction features a scene of wide open spaces where you can almost hear the distant thunder rolling as a thunderhead cloud gains momentum in the late evening light.

This no minimum bid auction (started at only a penny!) will end Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 6PM Pacific Time or 8 PM central and 9 pm east coast. Happy Bidding! You can access the auction from my user profile page.

landscape oil painting, thunderhead cloud by Byron Hagerman

 

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New Byron paintings for eBay auction ending Sept. 4th, 2016

California Poppies and Lupine and a quiet gentle stream through the hill country of Texas are the themes for two of my new Byron paintings for eBay auction ending Sept. 4, 2016.

California Poppies, lupine and Oak tree oil painting

California Poppies and Lupine 9×12 oil by Byron copyright 2016

landscape oil painting Texas bluebonnets and stream by Byron

One of my eBay clients whom I did a commissioned Byron painting titled “Spring Pathway” commented the following about her commissioned piece.
“Spring Pathway” is perfection! In person it is much more striking than the computer images – the paint strokes create just enough texture to reflect light, and it is so vibrant & cheerful that it ‘grabs’ me every time I pass by. “Powerful” is a strong sort of word for this little image – but it is that! Even on a grey cloudy day with lights on, it shines out and pulls the viewer into its springtime world. A friend was very taken with it, using such descriptions as ‘sublime’ and ‘sparkles.’

 “Spring Pathway” thrills me anew daily – in its colors, composition, & detail – which I find kind of midway between your ‘impressionistic’ work & your much more detailed commissioned paintings – a ‘painterly’ look that is perfect for my taste!  Again, – a big thank you!

And a thank you goes out from me to you for your kind comments.

If you would like to try your hand at bidding or commission a Byron painting for you to have your own “powerful” artwork let me know. All my auctions start at only a penny. You can bookmark my eBay profile page as any new works for auction will appear hear. All my best.

 

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Decorating: Color Coordinating with Artwork

When it comes to decorating, a color palette is often chosen beforehand in that the walls have been painted, the furniture and accessories are bought and then lastly the hunt is on for the artwork to fill the walls. Then you find a piece of art you have fallen in love with but it doesn’t match your decor or color scheme. Bummer. I hate this approach personally, because it often deprives you of art work that you would love to have. Plus somewhere upon saying “it doesn’t match my decor” an artist just cringed or rolled over in their grave. Instead try this approach in color coordinating with artwork.

Buy the art you love first. What I will show you next is a simple and effective way to color coordinate a color scheme to the artwork you have fallen in love with, using the paint program on your computer. Other photo programs can also be used, but might be more technical for the novice.

Start by taking a good digital photo of your art. Then download it onto your computer. Open the photo of the artwork with your Paint program. I’m on a Windows platform, but I imagine a Mac has something similar. Here I’m showing one of my Byron paintings.

Color Coordinating 1a

Notice that the photo has little handles at the corners and on the right side in the middle is a little box, place your mouse/curser over it and when it turns into an arrow drag it outwards to the right creating a blank white area.

Color Coordinating 2a

Next, look at the tools section for the color picker. Select the color picker and then use it to click on an area of color that you like in the photo of the artwork.

Color Coordinating 3a

Next look at the shapes section and select the square. Drag the shape out onto the blank white area. Then go back to tools and select the color fill then go back and hover over the square you just made and click it to color fill it with the color you selected.

Color Coordinating 5b

Repeat the process by selecting another color, create a box and color fill it until you have the number of colors you want.

Color Coordinating with artwork

Once you have your favorite colors picked save your image as a jpeg. I first saved it to my desktop and then I copied it my dropbox which is an app installed on my computer and iphone. Now I can access the photo I created on my phone. If I were going shopping for wall paint, curtains, accessories, furniture or whatever, I have a color palette at my fingertips saved on my mobile device that will guide me in my color choices. Now you’ll never have to say, “it doesn’t match my decor.” This can also be used to update a current color scheme by selecting new color choices using your current artwork.

The above illustrated Byron painting is also one of four new paintings up for auction on eBay. While the auction is still active the listings will show up on my user profile. Once there you can click on the paintings to go to the auction page. My auctions have no reserve and bidding starts at only a penny!

Here are the other Byron paintings:

Impressionist sunset oil paitning by Byron

Texas landscape bluebonnet oil painting by Byron

landscape oil painting of clouds impressionist oil by Byron

Thanks for reading! Would love to hear your comments.

 

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New Paintings for eBay art auction

After an absence from selling on eBay of my Byron art works due to several commissions, including a 4×6 foot Byron painting for the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Fort Hood, I’m happy to say I have three new paintings for eBay art auction. The auction will end Thursday May 26th at 6PM Pacific Time or 8PM Central. Each of the three works are staggered to end with seven minute intervals. To go directly to the auction you can access it thru my eBay profile.

Here are the brand new “Byron” art works. Remember all my auctions start of at only a penny! A great way to start an art collection. Hope you win!

Texas hill country impressionist oil painting by Byron

impressionist moonlight oil painting by Byron

Texas Yucca impressionist oil painting by Byron

 

 

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Impressionist Landscape Oil Paintings

Hagerman Art would like to introduce to you the art work of Byron. Who is Byron? Well, it’s me. Byron is my alter ego and he paints impressionist landscape oil paintings.

I decided to add a totally different painting style in addition to my realistic work. However, I did not want to confuse anyone by signing my name William Hagerman on the works, because my name that is associated with my realistic landscape paintings is known for a particular style and technique. So my alter ego Byron was born.

Here’s a preview of several new paintings in my impressionist style.

Although Byron has been a part of me all along. You see Byron is my middle name. But, it didn’t get used very much except when I was young and my mother wanted to get my attention. Generally it went something like: “William Byron, get inside this house before I count to three. One… Two…

Anyway, I always liked my middle name so now I get to use it with my impressionist painting style. These impressionist landscape oil paintings are available directly from me via my eBay auctions, commissions, or I have some small 5×7 paintings on my primary website.

You can see what products I have in regards to my impressionist work here: http://hagermanart.com/art_by_byron/products.htm

Also you can view my eBay listings for my impressionist works here: http://ebay.com/usr/hagermanart

These are also up for auction on eBay until Sunday August 17, 2014. Auction ending around 6 PM Pacific Time.

Would love to know what you think about the new style.

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