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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!
14x11, oil on canvas

Wishing you a year filled with joy and peace!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog this year, and I hope
you will stop by in 2016.

I plan to take more workshops, paint with other artists, and learn more to make my art better.
This painting was a commission for a special friend.
I hope it brings joy to his family.

Monday, December 28, 2015

By the Sea

By the Sea
16x20, oil on canvas
Price $125.00

I love this little boat sitting by the sea.
I  really love the reflections in the water.  
I haven't posted lately, as I have been working on commissions.
I am happy to share my art with you.
I enjoyed painting this and will definitely do it again, maybe smaller.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Gold Finch

Gold Finch
7x5, oil on board

I hope you enjoy this cute little guy as much as I enjoyed painting him.
I am concentrating on not overworking and making the brush strokes more visible.

Have a great day, and thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy December

Happy December
10x8, oil on board

Just a traditional wreath with red bow to bring in the holiday season.
Wishing you all peace and joy today and always.

Thank you for stopping by, and feel free to email any questions.

Sunday, November 29, 2015


8x10 oil on canvas

This painting was inspired by our awesome Carolina Panthers.
The photo reference was taken from our seats during the Green Bay game.
Still unbelievable that they are 11-0 this year.
So proud of them!

Keep Pounding, Cats!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting
5x7, oil on board

I have been trying to challenge myself this month by painting and posting daily.
Even though I haven't posted every day, I have painted most days.
I have been completing commissions for Christmas gifts,
and I am preparing for another show.

After a busy week, I really just needed to paint for the joy of it.
So, I turned on the music, made a ponytail, and lost myself.
What a joy to paint for pure pleasure!

As as result, I am pleased with my little bunting.

"Paint for Yourself, not with sales in mind."  C.W. Mundy

Happy Painting!!

Saturday, November 7, 2015


14x11, oil on canvas

This is a demo I did yesterday with 2nd and 3rd graders at John Lawrence Elementary.
I was excited to be a part of their Cultural Arts Day among the other artists.
It was great being back in school, and the kids were so engaged!
Very refreshing to see that the Arts are still alive.

Enjoy your day and weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Talent Challenge

14x11 oil on canvas
Not for sale

Our church is doing a Talent Challenge. It is based on the parable of the talents.  
Everyone was given the opportunity to take an envelope with a ten dollar bill in it.  
We are to use the talents God has given us to multiply the money we were given.  
We were instructed to use the $10 to buy supplies or whatever we would need to turn that money into as much money as we can before November 15th.

I posted this painting on Facebook this past Monday and opened it up for auction bidding.
It was fun to watch the bidding take place, and I am happy that a good friend was able to get the painting.
She had purchased a painting earlier for her mom, and she is keeping this one!
The proceeds will go toward school supplies for a local elementary school.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


8x8 oil on canvas

I found this little vase in a thrift store a few years ago,
and it is the perfect size for a small bouquet.
I hate to say good bye to the roses each fall.
They bring such joy to the back yard.

I hope you are enjoying your day,
and I thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Heather's Friend

Heather's Friend
7x5 oil on board

A happy little guy that my friend, Heather, has living in her back yard.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager
6x6, oil on canvas

Day two of my November painting challenge.
Spent much of this rainy day  working on various birds.
I love them, but find them a little difficult.
Hopefully they will become easier as I go.

This canvas is 1.5 inches deep and painted on all sides.
I am happy to do this in other sizes.

Enjoy your day, and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Blue Too

Blue Too
6x6 oil on canvas

Happy November!
This is Day One of my November painting challenge.
Looking forward to painting and posting daily.

The canvas is 1.5 inches wide with painted sides.

So many birds, so little time!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Sunflowers, Pears, and Cherries

Sunflowers, Pears and Cherries
20x16 oil on canvas

Sunflowers are one of my favorites, as their blooms are so large and bold.
This painting was done earlier this summer, and I wasn't ready to let it go.
I decided to share it with you, and maybe do another one similar. 

I am happy to paint this in another size if you would like.
Thanks again for stopping by!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Baby Bluebird

Baby Bluebird
5x7 oil on board

This little guy is a smaller version from earlier in the summer.
I just found the coolest book of birds and can't wait to do a complete bird study soon.

I am happy to do other sizes if you are interested.  

I hope you are happy and well today and enjoying the sunny October days.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Summer Blooms

Summer Blooms
8x10 oil on canvas

Leaves are starting to change colors and days are getting a little shorter.
Time to say so long to these beautiful hydrangeas. 

I hope you are enjoying these gorgeous days after surviving so much rain.
It makes the sunnier days even more special.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tuscan Vineyard

Tuscan Vineyard
11x14 oil on canvas

I painted this vineyard from a photo I took while visiting the Italian countryside.
In fact, I remember hanging my head out the window as we sped along the highway.
I think we should return and take proper photographs of beautiful things to paint.
That is definitely on the list.

I haven't posted in quite a while. I have been busy preparing for a show, 
and I have been completing several commissions.
The show was a great success and loads of fun too.

As always, thanks for stopping by.
Email me with questions or comments.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Untied, 8x10 oil on canvas

I found this little boat on a recent beach trip.  
I am drawn to these little guys, just waiting for someone to untie them.

This is one of the pieces that will be included in the 2016 calendar.
The calendar is filled with my paintings, one for each month.
They will be available soon!
I'll keep you "posted."

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Morning Pansies

Morning Pansies
8x10 oil on canvas board

I set this up outside this morning after I finished my coffee and planted the pansies.
The morning light was just perfect for painting,
and our North Carolina weather is awesome in September.
It's just too nice to be inside.

Hope you are having a great day!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Carrot Island Horses

Carrot Island Horses
8x10 oil on canvas board

If you are lucky you can catch the horses of Carrot Island grazing near the shore.
One day this summer we actually found 3 different herds, totally 24 horses.
They are so pretty in their natural habitat.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fall Blessings

Fall Blessings
11x14 oil on canvas

I couldn't resist setting this up in my kitchen as the morning sun streamed in.
Fall has the most beautiful colors from Mother Nature, and the temperatures are starting to cool.
I hope you are able to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather.

Thanks again for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Beaufort Cottage

Beaufort Cottage
11x14, oil on canvas

I found this adorable cottage while wandering the streets of Beaufort, NC.
I love the way the flag pops against the pale blue house.
I hope you do too.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Poppy Field

Poppy Field
11x14, oil on canvas

One of the most beautiful places in the world.
I would love to be in Tuscany when the poppies are in bloom.
It's hard to believe that they are actually weeds!

Thanks for stopping by.
I love sharing my art with you!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day!
6x6 oil on board

Labor Day used to stand for the end of summer, and the pool closing.
It really means so much more to us, as Americans.

The older I get, the more I realize what a wonderful country this is.
I took a photo of this boutique in Carmel, CA a few years ago.

The painting is sold, but I will definitely paint this one again.
Have a great day, and thanks again for stopping by.

Saturday, September 5, 2015


8x8, oil on board

I set up this still life on a cold, snowy day in February.  
I was needing something to help me remember that spring is just around the corner.
A good friend came by the studio and purchased it for her mother's birthday. 
I hope it brings her much happiness.

Enjoy your weekend! 
Thanks again for stopping by.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mr. Bluebird

Mr. Bluebird
8x10 oil on canvas

Thought a beautiful day like today needed a little bluebird.
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful September weather. 
Happy Labor Day weekend to you!

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Poppies on Blue

Poppies on Blue
11x 14 oil on canvas

I set up a still life similar to Wednesday Flowers, but changed the format to horizontal.
I am loving the soft blues with the bold reds.

I am attaching a link to purchase my printed notecards on the DPW website.
Each pack has 8 notecards (4.5x6 inches) and  8 envelopes.
Cards are high quality paper with a print of my art on them.
Each pack will be an assortment of prints, unless you specify otherwise.
Have a great day, and thanks again for stopping by.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Deb's Zinnias

Deb's Zinnias
8x10, oil on canvas

My sweet friend, Debbie, shared some zinnias from her beautiful garden with me.
Now, that girl has a green thumb if I ever saw one!
She tends her flowers with love and care and has a large variety of perennials.
I hope to paint more of them soon.
What a great way to start my weekend.
Have a great day, and thanks again for stopping by.

I am happy to do this painting, or any others in different sizes.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Roses and Limes

Roses and Limes
20x16, oil on canvas

I love the boldness of the red roses against the soft blues.
I always have limes around, so it was an easy set up.
There are so many beautiful flowers blooming,
and infinite  ways to mix them with different vases.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Walk in the Park

Walk in the Park
20x16 oil on canvas

I did this painting a few years ago, and I am thrilled it has a new home.
My friend, Ellen, fell in love with it and wants to hang it in her home.

I hope it brings her joy for many years.
Thank you!

If you like it, I am happy to paint it for you.  
It has beautiful colors.

This morning another dear friend bought the crab painting, Blue.
I have had many good comments about that guy since I posted him last week.
I am going to paint him again for sure!
I have lots of crab photos from that day at the beach.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Flowers for the Teacher

Flowers for the Teacher
7x5 oil on canvas board

Good morning and Happy Monday to you!

As we begin another school year this week, I couldn't resist painting a small vase of daisies.
So many days a young student would arrive with a handful of flowers just for me.
It made my heart sing, even if they were dandelions!
Pure joy for the receiver of such fine gifts.

Yesterday was a wonderful day in my studio. Three special girl friends came to visit and shop for art.
We had the best time trying various frames for their paintings.
They all found several things they liked, and I was thrilled to share with them.
Now, I have some empty space on my shelves, you know what that means.  
More painting to do!

An extra bonus was selling two  paintings on

Saturday, August 22, 2015


14x11 oil on canvas

This funny guy is full of color and bold strokes.
He was so fun to paint.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Flowers

Friday Flowers
14x11 Oil on canvas

Happy Friday to you all.
Remember the days when you could go to your local florist and buy
a bouquet of fresh flowers on Fridays for $3.00? 
That was back in the day before you could pick them up at the grocery store.
I think I'm dating myself!

I hope you enjoy them, they were so fun to paint!
Such happy colors

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Zinnias with pear

Zinnias with pear

Zinnias with pear
20x16, oil on canvas

The zinnias were fun to paint, as I let the warm and cool reds play together.
I love the color of the pot.

I hope you like it too.

I am thrilled that "Wednesday Flowers" from yesterday's post has sold!
My dear friend, Blake, bought it to hang in her daughter's bedroom.
I am most especially happy that sweet, dear Insley will get to have it for her own.
She is such a funny, adorable, cutie.  I loved teaching her in first grade.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday Flowers

Wednesday Flowers
20x16 oil on canvas

For the past 17 years,  during mid August I spent my days filling pencil boxes with 
new pencils, crayons,  and glue sticks.  I created new bulletin boards and 
shopped for a new dress to wear on the first day of school.
I have loved teaching children how to read, and I loved my school family.  
I will miss them dearly, but am happy to begin a new adventure.  
I hope you enjoy Wednesday's flowers.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee
8x8 oil on panel

The best way to start the day....a nice cup of coffee.
Have a great day!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Mixed bouquet
10x8 oil on canvas 

It's hard to beat a bouquet of fresh flowers.  
They just make me so happy!  
Hope you enjoy them too.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

8x10 Oil on canvas board

We found this little guy looking for his lunch one afternoon on Fort Macon.
We scooped him up with the net and put him on the beach so we could get better photos.  
I couldn't wait to paint him!   I would like to do this painting again on a larger canvas.
It was such a fun painting!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Sleepy Hollow
10x8 Oil on canvas board

I painted this from a recent trip to visit my daughter in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
What a quaint little village on the Hudson River.  

Thursday, August 13, 2015

10x8 oil on canvas

My favorite summer flower is the hydrangea. I love filling the house with fresh flowers, 
 so it was easy setting up this still life with  a juicy peach from my friend's  orchard.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Just Waiting
oil on canvas board

This little boat was moored at a small  beach this summer in Morehead City.
 I enjoyed watching it bob around all afternoon, and couldn't wait to get home and paint it. 
 I love the lights hitting the blues and oranges.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

10x8 oil on canvas

I set these poppies up in my studio with a juicy pear and a sprinkle of cherries.
I love the depth of color and the thick paint on the flowers.  
Please email me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.
Thanks for stopping by.
My name is Gayle Lambeth, and I live in Archdale, North Carolina.  My painting journey began with a watercolor class in 2007.  I quickly moved into oils because I love the textures and rich colors. I enjoy setting up still lifes in my studio, as well as  painting landscapes.   I am excited to be joining the Daily Paintworks and Daily  I hope to post several paintings a week.  Who knows?  I may actually post every day!  Let me know if you see something you would like to purchase.  I can provide a variety of sizes.

I hope you enjoy my paintings and please stop by again.