March 27, 2017

Between Past and Future

Strawberry on the Edge of Eternity

Oil painting    by Lynn Bonnette

Sometimes I see the reflection of my own mortality in the fruit and vegetables that we grow or bring home from the store. I realize that I have only so much time to consume it, or in this case to paint it before it starts the process of changing. The passing of time is a very perplexing thing. A painting of a fruit or vegetable has a longer lifetime, but even with careful archival attention, it too has a finite existence.

The past is a memory. The future is a dream. Now is the only place where life exists.
Life is a process because it never stands still for it is always changing.  This is also true with my art, my subject matter, the way I choose to express myself and the method that I choose to share my art with other people.

That's why I am now in a transitional change period.  I plan to be working on this blog and changing it.  I am not sure yet about the directions I will be choosing but I will still be on my journey. Thank you so much for your continued interest in my art and for browsing in the land of Lynn.  

Reflections at the end of our days...

"At the End of the Day"             by Lynn Bonnette

 I’m wondering if it is possible for all of us to put aside our 
differences for a few moments at the end of each day, to 
watch the setting of our beautiful sun, to reflect on our 
“gift of life”, to consider just how short of a time we all 
have left on this earth, and to be kind to each other.
This just might make all the difference in the world.

 "Earthlings from left to right:  Duck, Dog, Squirrel, Two Birds, Rabbit, Mouse, 
Cat, Frog, Turtle and Deer. (me, and all else who wants to join us.)

September 30, 2014

Bluebirds in the Berry Bushes

Bluebirds in the Berry Bushes
Original painting by Lynn Bonnette
Watercolor, ink pen and acrylic paint

September 29, 2014

The Ladybug Hunt


The Ladybug Hunt
Original small format painting by Lynn Bonnette
Watercolor, pastel and colored pencil plus acrylic paint

August 26, 2014

Summer Tanager & Bee


 Summer Tanager with Bee
Original small format painting by Lynn Bonnette
Watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic paint


August 23, 2014

Mouse Bouquet

 Mouse Bouquet
Original miniature painting
2” – (image size)
2¼” square – (overall)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Strathmore drawing paper mounted to black mat board
August 2014
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I love to make tiny little paintings.  Recently I have made a batch of four miniatures that I hope you will enjoy. This is one of the four listed miniature paintings. The image portion was painted on a piece of Strathmore 100% cotton rag drawing paper and is 2” square in size using watercolor, colored pencil and acrylic paint. Then I mounted it to a piece of mat board (2”square) and painted it with black acrylic on front, back and the edges.  I wrote the information on the back and finished the entire piece (front and back) with acrylic varnish. (see photos)


August 21, 2014

Curious Bunny

Curious Bunny
Original miniature painting
1” – (image size)
1½ – (overall)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Heavy weight drawing paper mounted to painted mat board
August 2014
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I love to make tiny little paintings.  Recently I have made a batch of four miniatures that I hope you will enjoy. This one is the smallest.  The image portion was painted on a 90lb piece of heavy weight drawing paper and is only one inch square in size. Then I mounted it to a piece of mat board and painted a matching design all around the edges.  I wrote the information on the back and finished the entire piece (front and back) with acrylic varnish.

I love tiny things.  I don't know why.  But I don't care why.  I just love little original art. Hope you do to.

August 3, 2014

Mountain Bluebird Floral

 Mountain Bluebird Floral
Small Format Painting - Size: 3½” X 5⅛”
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Arches 140lb hot press watercolor paper
Date of work: July 2014
5”X7” matt with foam core backer included
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I wonder if this mountain bluebird has noticed the yellow butterfly that is hiding from him among the flowers.

I like to send my original art works done on paper in matts with foam core backers for extra protection in the mail. These matts are ones that I have leftover from my previous art shows so they are not all new and some have been altered with paint to better match the works. They will fit into standard sized frames or they can be easily removed for your own custom re-matting.  There is no extra charge for the matt, it is free of charge to the buyer and is not part of the value of the work sold here.

July 26, 2014

Lazy Summer Afternoon

Lazy Summer Afternoon
Small Format Painting - Size: 3⅛” X 5½”
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Strathmore 100% rag drawing paper mounted to Stonehenge
Date of work: July 2014
5”X7” matt with foam core backer included
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The summer day was warm and the play was exhausting, so the two mouse friends looked for a cooler spot among the flowers to take a nap.

July 18, 2014

Squirrel & Ladybug Floral

 Squirrel & Ladybug Floral
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Arches hot press watercolor paper
July 2014
sold - thank you

Fuzzy Squirrel shares his stories with a friendly ladybug on a beautiful summer day in the flowery meadow.


June 27, 2014

Bunny Haven

"Bunny Haven"
Original small format painting
Watercolor & acrylic paint
Arches 300lb watercolor paper
Paper size: a little smaller than 5½"X7½"
Date of work: June 2014
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The perfect place for bunnies.

June 11, 2014

Kindred Spirits in Nature

“Connectivity”              by Lynn Bonnette


We are all connected. All life on this planet shares a kindred spirit. 
May we all take care of, watch over and honor this Earth, our only home.


June 4, 2014

Yellow Flowers / Bunnies & Butterfly

Yellow Flowers / Bunnies & Butterfly
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor & acrylic paint
Strathmore illustration board
June 2014
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Two bunny rabbits share their secrets with the local butterfly on a beautiful late spring day in the flowery meadow.

June 2, 2014

The Flowery Meadow

The Flowery Meadow
“Ladybug Stories”
Turtle, Rabbit & Ladybug
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Colored pencil, watercolor & acrylic paint
Artists drawing paper mounted to illustration board
June 2014
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The turtle and his bunny rabbit pal learn all the new ladybug stories and gossip from the ladybug that they rescued about this time last year. She now has a family of her own and they are living very happily together in the flowery meadow.

May 28, 2014

Popcorn Still Life

 Popcorn Still Life #1
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Colored pencil & acrylic paint
Artist’s drawing paper
Mounted to illustration board
Date of work: May 2014
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My husband and I really enjoy an afternoon snack of popcorn. I always have marveled at the different individual shapes that each kernel takes. They are just like snowflakes and people in that each one is uniquely different. I had an idea to do a series of popcorn aceo paintings using different media and see how many different little paintings I could come up with before I completely grow tired of it. So here goes…..this is number one.  Hope that someone likes these little popcorn paintings and enjoys popcorn as much as I do.