Saturday, September 16, 2017

Blue Heron on the Hunt

Blue Heron on the Hunt is a 24 by 12 inch original acrylic painting on a gallery wrap canvas.  The painting is of a Blue Heron at Matagorda, Texas on the inland waterway feeding in the shallows.  These birds are very interesting to watch and are hard to get a good picture of them.  A textured rocky shore line is in the painting using a pallet knife to give the painting a realistic effect.  The vertical canvas was perfect for this work and ready to hang out of the box.  This is a real fine art painting to add color and nature to the home or office.  I am very pleased with the outcome and hope you enjoy it also.  The original has sold, but you can purchase prints from our website:


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Eagle Eye, original oil painting

I decided to change the name of American Eagle No.2 to Eagle Eye as it is more fitting for this painting. (changed 9/12/17).

Eagle Eye is an original oil painting on a stretched 8 x 10 inch gallery wrap canvas.  The portrait composition features an American Eagle with his head looking left with emphasis on the eyes of determination.
I always enjoy the challenge of the work painting various birds and their distinct features.  I am very pleased with the work and hope you enjoy it also.

God Bless You,

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Butterfly on the Bougainvillea, original painting by Jimmie Bartlett

Butterfly on the Bougainvillea is a 24 by 20 inch mixed media acrylic/oil painting on a gallery wrap canvas.  The painting is of a butterfly feeding on the flowers in our garden.  I painted a small study (6 x 8 inches) of this picture several years back with intentions of a follow up large format painting much sooner than now.  The work was done in layers of paint in which the initial first layer and edges was done in acrylics with the remaining layers done in oils.  The larger painting is filled with more detail and blends to amplify the colors of both the butterfly and flowers. This is a real painting sure to add color and interest for the home or office.  I am very pleased with the work and hope you enjoy it also.

God Bless You,

If you are interested in purchasing my original paintings, visit

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Girl at the Loom, a fine art original acrylic painting by Jimmie

Girl at the Loom is an original acrylic painting on a stretched 16 x 20 inch canvas.  The painting features a mid eastern girl dressed in traditional clothing working at a loom to create a garment.

I enjoyed the challenge of the work involved to create this painting.  The composition of multiple objects, and a beautiful young girl working the threads on the loom, was very intriguing.  The decisions of how detailed I needed to paint to get the result of realistic representation took some effort.

I hope you like the results.  If you are interested in purchasing the painting, please see

God Bless You,

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Show, an Art Show in Dripping Springs Texas!

I will be participating in this juried art show and invite all that can make it, to come out and enjoy the Fine Art and Music event.  Click on the above flyer to see the artists that are participating.

God Bless You,

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Bartlett Pair Art, our new website

The links to our new website where you can purchase our arts and crafts are at the top of this blog!

My wife and I have been building a new wordpress website for several weeks and have it substantially populated with our art work products.   I decided to go with the word press platform because it is open source and has the ability to use many more features, that I would have most likely had to purchase for site drag n drop builders.  We needed a flexible site for promoting our art/crafts.  One with a good platform for content and an ecommerce shop.  And, an easy way to promote with social networking.

We have already loaded enough products to start advertising as we add more.  I am excited about what we have accomplished and for the expectations.  I invite you to visit us and view our art works at:

Thanks for following my blog,

Monday, May 29, 2017

Pelican Splash

Pelican Splash, 24 x 36 inches, Acrylic Paining by Jimmie Bartlett
I completed the acrylic painting 'Pelican Splash' today after self critiquing it for two days which included visual in natural light and low light conditions, taking pictures, and running a proof print.  I made some final touch ups during the critique and felt good enough to run a 20 x 30 canvas gallery wrap print which turned out great!  Next step was to make sure the files were saved.

My wife and I were taking pictures of pelicans in Palacios, Texas and was fortunate to get several great pictures of pelicans. I was sitting on the bank of the Tres Palacios Bay taking pics while some fisherman were cleaning fish and tossing the remains in the bay. This big fellow practically flew into my lens hurrying to get a free meal and landed within a few feet of me!  He is an adult male brown pelican and was an excellent specimen to paint.  I used my photo reference to get started but for the most part painted him to suit my preferences.

Pelican Splash is for sale and prints are available.

God Bless You,

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Little Hungry Bird

Photography Prints
The closest identity I could find in my bird book for this little guy is a "Bay-Breasted Warbler". We have a lot of these working our feeders in our yard. Some have more color than others. They are a busy body little creature and entertaining to watch.

If you can find a more specific identification of this bird, send it to me in the comments section or my email.

Much Appreciated,

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Palacios Harbor

This beautiful photograph is typical of the hundreds of shrimp boats and yachts that moor there. I like the colors and reflections in the smooth water. Also, there are several large industrial marine facilities located there which can completely rebuild and overhaul these large vessels. Palacios is a small community built on the shrimping industry and is also a great place for tourists. Sea birds are plentiful and follow the boats looking for a meal.

Click on the image to see a larger view.  Contact me if you want to purchase a print of this beautiful picture. 

God Bless You,

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Feeding the Birds

Here is Red Bird and a couple of Bluebirds I was lucky enough to get photos of today. Carolyn refilled the bird feeders this morning and they are chowing down!

We have several feeders and two bird baths in the yard your house and they are visited by numerous species of birds all the time.  Many of my paintings are from photos of birds and animals visiting in our yard.  I put up three blue bird houses and they nest in them every year.  We have observed their habits and enjoyed the 'first flights' out of the nests.  If you love to watch birds, providing feed and water will bring them to your place.  I love living in the country and getting to enjoy God's creations.

God Bless You.