Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle

4x4 oil on stretch canvas

I enjoy working in a series so you might see some more underwater sea paintings along the way.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Dance

The Dance

4x4 oil on stretch canvas
I used to dance a lot. I won some big competitions in college and enjoyed it a lot. I  did not marry a dancer but sometimes my brother steps in when I have the itch.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hocky Players

Hocky Players

4x4 oil on stretch canvas
I have such fond memories playing and skating on the frozen local reservoir in RI.  Not much ice skating happening in NC.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Different Strokes fromDifferent Fokes

This year’s annual portrait challenge for the Different Strokes from Different Folks project is almost done. 
In a few weeks, I’ll know who the sitter is; for now it is a secret. I don’t know who has painted mine yet…I can’t wait to see it!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Poinsettia

Christmas Poinsettia

4x4 oil on stretch canvas
It is the end of the year and my students gave me this Poinsettia for the holidays. Perfect to paint. Thank to all my students!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009


Christine T. MacLellan
4x4 oil on canvas  $45.00 +$5.00 for shipping

I have been working on a little beach series. Doing them just takes me away for a little vacation!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Giraffe 48x36 oil on canvas
Christine T. MacLellan

Thursday, November 19, 2009


digital painting by Christine MacLellan

Monday, November 16, 2009


Christine T, MacLellan
digital painting

I worked on a series of abstracts, I had a few events happen in my life that I felt concrete images could not express. The abstracts really said what I was trying to communicate.

Friday, November 13, 2009

At the Beach

At The Beach   4x4 oil on canvas
Christine T. MacLellan

This piece is one of nine I plan to paint. All 4x4 inches. It has been so cold and rainy these past days that my mind went to a better place. It is amazing how painting can take you away!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Wave

The Wave oil 6x6
Christine T. MacLellan
$50.00 + $7.00 for shipping

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Daisy 6x6 mixed media. Painting of a Dachshud
by Christine T. Maclellan

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Travelers in oil

The Travelers 4x4 oil by Christine T. MacLellan
available for $45.00  free shipping.

This pieces was painted as part of the different Stokes for Different Folk Challenge. To see more images from this challege visit the site. It's a very interesting site.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Rose

The Rose , i phone painting, not sure of how large or small it can be reproduced
This painting was done on my i phone my first phone painting. It was fun and I will probably do another .

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Travelers

6x6 mixed media by Christine T,. MacLellan

For this piece I used the reference photo from Karin Juricks weekly challenge.
This is a digital piece so I will not post it on Karin site.  I am working on an oil of it to post on her site.

Triangle artist Guild New Show

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Graphite  6x8 Bridget born this month. A friends first child.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Apples, Grapes Oranges, and Pears

Painted fruit once again. I was truly not happy with the last but needed to fulfill a committment. Here we go again. I like these better but I am done with fruit for a while. Sold a few of the older pieces so that does help fuel the fire.

Friday, October 16, 2009


This is a painting done from the differnt strokes for different folks challege. I have done many of Karin Jurick's challenges but have been away for a while it was great to get back to it.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Elisabeth Vigee - Lebrune

Well it has been two months since my last post. Graduations, moving, family events were at an all time energy. I just did not have the time. I really felt guilty and missed posting.
Today I am posting a self portrait by Elisabeth Vigee- Lebrune. 1755-1842. I am fascinated by self portraits! This artist was particularly successful and painted Queen Marie Antoinette over 13 times. He bio is amazing for her time. She was self reliant , strong and had a lot of talent. For a summer project I thought I would work on her. Here is a picture of the the start of the painting. I first primed the canvas with gesso and marble dust, just like the old masters did. Then I did a charcoal drawing of the piece. It is now ready for the underpainting in chromium oxide green white and black. I post that image when I finish that stage.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Portrait for the Mabopane Foundation

oil 16x20
This painting was done for the Foundation. It will be sent to the orphanage in South Africa.
I really had fun with this painting. I hope the kids like it!

The Mabopane Foundation, Inc. is a

Raleigh based non-profit organization that provides life assistance to the underprivileged children of Mabopane, South Africa. Due to the prevalent disease and poverty of this area, most of these children were left to fend for themselves in the dumps and landfills around Mabopane, until rescued by a local charity, which we support.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Orton Effect

Vase of Lillies and A Day at the Beach 
photography using the Orton Effect.

I love this effect on photos it adds a dreamy quality to a photo and it really inspires me to want to paint the subject. Give it a try below are the directions.

1. Open your image
2. Duplicate the background layer right click on the background layer and choose duplicate and name that layer sharp.
3. Create another duplicate of the background layer
4. Change the Blending mode of the sharp copy to screen
5. With the sharp copy layer selected right click and choose merge down image 2
6. Right click on the sharp layer choose duplicate and name this layer out of focus
7. On the filter menue choose blur - gaussian blur image 3
8. Change the blending mode of the out of focus layer to multiply image 4

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Stormy Sky

oil 2.5 x 3.5 ACEO $12.00 avaiable in my e bay store
I was particularly happy with this one.

Changing Skys I II III

Changing Skies oil 3 @ 2.5x3.5 avaiable in my E Bay Store

Here is a series I did of changing skys from the same location.  These are oils called ACEO's which stands for ( art card editions and originals) they are each the standard 2.5 x 3.5 in size.
I sell them on e bay. I like doing them as warm ups or I can paint them when I don't have a lot of time.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thank You Olga Wagner for passing on the Passion for Painting blog award. I was stunned to see this award! Olga you made my day. Recipients are asked to list seven things they love, then tag seven more painters which I admire.

The seven things I love.
1. My Family all of them, this includes pets
2. Painting of course
3. The Ocean
4. The Moutains
5. The  Forests
6. Children
7. Gardening

The Seven Artists I Admire

Artists If you choose to accept this award please list seven things You love. and list seven artists you admire. Thanks and  Happy Blogging!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Day at the Beach

acrylic 16x20 
This painting was done for the Different Strokes for Different Folks challenge.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Open Studio

Well here is my studio. I have been in the process of cleaning it and organizing and taking inventory for the the past month. It is almost there. This is a good thing because over the past year I and two other artists have organized a open studio tour with 25 artists in the western wake county area of NC. Check out our website! blog. well the tour is this weekend! I pray it does not rain.