Thursday, December 29, 2016

Look and See



"Look and See"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 5x7 in

Available Here

Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Rembrandt's Hat

Rembrandt's Hat


"Rembrandt's Hat"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 4x4 in

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​"A work is finished when an artist realizes his intentions." - Rembrandt ​

Monday, December 19, 2016

Quiet Dignity

Quiet Dignity


"Quiet Dignity"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 5x5 in

Available Here

"Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don't think you can, hold on." - James J. Frey​

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Flower Child




"Flower Child"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 6x6 in
"Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
For the next 24 hrs receive complimentary entry into January's Online Figure in Acrylic Course with the purchase of any painting in my Daily Paintworks Gallery.
Simply message/contact me after purchase is made. (ends 1:30 pm EST Thursday December 8th).
chantelbarber@bellsouth.net

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Last of Autumn

The Last of Autumn



"The Last of Autumn"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 5x5 in

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"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Rising Above

Rising Above
5x5 in
acrylic on ampersand gessobord




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"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them."
- Washington Irving

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Trying For Whimsy

Trying For Whimsy
12x9 in, acrylic on ampersand gessobord

Something about this child resonated with me.
The whimsical hat contrasted with the serious face reminded me of another young girl. 
So serious, and yet trying so hard to be light-hearted and playfully quaint.

Monday, November 14, 2016

If I Turned Away




"If I Turned Away"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 6x6 in

As with every painting I create, I cannot help but pour myself into it.

Available Here!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

With a Full Heart




"With a Full Heart"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 5x5 in

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"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Looking Up




"Looking Up"
acrylic on linen panel - 7x5 in

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"Keep looking up! I learn from the past, dream about the future and look up." 
- Rachel Boston

Friday, September 30, 2016

Hannah's Beau



I am looking forward to teaching a workshop in CA in a few weeks. As I prepare for demoing, I am always fine-tuning my own approach - continuing to explore the passion I have for all that acrylic can do.
"Hannah's Beau" 6x6 in, acrylic on gessobord available: http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/chantel-barber/untitled-/515230

Monday, September 19, 2016

Pansy Afternoon

Pansy Afternoon


"Pansy Afternoon"
acrylic on ampersand gessobords - 4x4 in

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"There is rosemary, that's for remembrance: 
and there is pansies, that's for thoughts." - William Shakespeare

Monday, September 12, 2016

Puffed Sleeves

Puffed Sleeves


"Puffed Sleeves"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 5x5 in

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"just to wear a dress with puffed sleeves" - Lucy Maud Montgomery

Monday, September 5, 2016

A Girl

A Girl





"A Girl"
graphite on charcoal paper - 11x9.5 in

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Graphite with a touch of Conte Crayon 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"What I Kept"

What I Kept, 10x10 in - graphite


I am absolutely thrilled!!! I just received this email 
Dear Artist,
Congratulations! We are very happy to inform you that one of your paintings has been selected for publication in North Light Books' Strokes of Genius 9: Creative Discoveries!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

September Workshop at Forstall Art Center



Looking forward to heading back to Forstall Art Center in Birmingham AL to teach a workshop the 16th & 17th of September. There are still a couple of spots open.
To register call (205) 870-0480.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Me and You

Me and You, 5x5 in - acrylic

"Me and You"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 5x5 in

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This was one of those paintings that I almost gessoed over, and yet couldn't. Because somehow I knew that there was something there worth hanging onto, it only needed to be brought out with the right combination of strokes.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Fish

Fish by Chantel Lynn Barber
Fish
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 4x4 in

"Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures."


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Waiting On The Light

Waiting On The Light



"Waiting On The Light"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 5x5 in

Available Here

"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."― C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask




"Behind the Mask"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 4x4 in

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"Behind every mask there is a face, and behind that a story" -Marty Rubin

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Losing Myself

Losing Myself, 5x5 in - acrylic

"Within You I lose myself...Without You I find myself Wanting to be lost again" - Anonymous


I love sharing my acrylic techniques with others!
To learn about my upcoming online courses click here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Dawning

"Dawning "
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 5x5 in

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"It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life for me."
-Leslie Bricusse


Dawning, 5x5 in





Thursday, June 23, 2016

Learning Ballet



"Learning Ballet"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 7x5 in

"Learning ballet is wonderful for children even if they never become dancers.It is wonderful because it teaches discipline, grace, and manners." - Anna Paskevska

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Outside the Fence




"Outside the Fence"
acrylic on linen panel - 7x5 in

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"The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out." 
  -J. R. R. Tolkien

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Light Around the Edges

"Light around the Edges"




"Light Around the Edges"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 7x5 in


"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." - Aristotle Onassis

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sunflower of Mine

Sunflower of Mine



"Sunflower of Mine"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 4x4 in

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"The sunflower is mine, in a way." - Vincent van Gogh




Saturday, April 23, 2016

Today's Hat

"Today's Hat"

"Today's Hat"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 6x6 in

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"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." - Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul



"Heart and Soul"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 6x6 in
You keep the secrets of my heart and soul.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dreams

Dreams, 10x8 in - acrylic 


"Dreams"
acrylic on linen panel - 10x8 in

Available Here

"Tread softly because you tread on my dreams." - William Butler Yeats

Monday, April 4, 2016

What I Kept (revisited)

"What I Kept (revisited)"
Graphite on Strathmore Archival Charcoal Paper - 12x12 in
Available:
Though much was lost throughout the suffering, "What I Kept" was considerably more - dignity, honor, courage, hope, faith, and love.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Today's Hat




"Today's Hat"

Graphite on Archival Charcoal Paper (White) - 8x8 in



"One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is". Erma Bombeck


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Commissioned Portrait




With a very full heart I completed this commissioned portrait today! 
There is nothing quite like the love a Mother has for her child, and I am honored to have captured it in paint.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Path Of The Wind


"The Path Of The Wind"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 5x5 in

As you do not know the path of the wind...

Friday, March 4, 2016

The Apology





"The Apology"


acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 6x6 in




An apology, when sincerely made, is a beautiful thing!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

On Your Shoulders



"On Your Shoulders"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 5x5 in



"I am strong when I am on your shoulders; 
You raise me up to more than I can be."
-Brendan Graham

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Wisp






"Wisp"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 5x5 in




"There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke." - Vincent van Gogh

Monday, February 8, 2016

Ready To Dance




"Ready To Dance"

acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 6x6 in





I watched the lovely dancers in awe. Before I knew it I was lost in a world of gorgeous patterns, textures, and colors. Beauty touches my heart - it brings me to my easel "Ready To Dance" in my own way with paints and brushes!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Jacket




"The Jacket"
acrylic on ampersand gessobord - 6x6 in


I stood in front of the awe inspiring grand canyon with all the other people.Everyone's camera was trained on the beautiful scenery in front of them, except mine.I was mesmerized by the profusion of colors, shapes and patterns all around me in the landscape of humanity.Because even though the grand canyon speaks loudly of its creator, the beauty mirrored in living souls speaks even louder.