Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Keeper of the Woods

Joe Garcia and I are having a show at Mountain Trails Gallery in Sedona, Arizona. Titled, Birds of a Feather, the exhibition features our bird paintings.  Between us, we'll have more than thirty new paintings.  These are a few of the oils that will be featured at the gallery exhibition which will be opening Friday, October 7th from 5 - 8 pm.  I hope to see you there!

Keeper of the Woods (with great-horned owl)
15" x 15" oil on gessoed board 

Descent (barn owl)
14" x 11" oil on gessoed board

Trickster (raven)
12" x 9" oil on gessoed board

Sunday, September 18, 2016


This is a new oil that will be exhibited at one of the shows I'm doing in November.  I had fun painting this one...I like the simplicity of it.

12" x 12" oil on gessoed board

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Slow Lane

This is a new piece titled, 'The Slow Lane'.  It will be one of about 14 pieces that I'll be exhibiting at Art for the Sangres in Westcliffe, Colorado, September 23 & 24th, 2016.

The Slow Lane
12" x 24" oil on canvas

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Across the Bay

This piece is fresh off the easel. It's a 30" x 30" oil on Ampersand 2" deep cradleboard. Unframed, it gives the painting a more contemporary feel which is what I'm aiming for. The birds are New Zealand pied stilts; a very common bird in my part of New Zealand.

This painting will stay in New Zealand and can be seen at the Opua Gallery on the wharf in Opua.

Across the Bay
30"x30" oil on Ampersand 2" cradleboard
Opua Gallery on the wharf in Opua 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Little Landscape #5 - View From My Window

In two days it will be the first day of spring here in New Zealand. The day started with winds and heavy rain which are moving south.  After living in Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona,  for thirty-five years, I am not used to being able to see so far from my window. It's a distraction that I'm always tempted to paint, so I did. This was painted plein air, looking south east from my studio window at the passing storm.

Little Landscape #5 - View From my Window
by Adele Earnshaw
Plein air, 6" x 8" oil on gessoed board, unframed
US$ 125 plus $10 shipping

Monday, August 15, 2016

Shane first submission for the Little Landscape project

Shane has just finished his first piece for the Little Landscape project. For newcomers to my blog, Shane is my son and also a professional illustrator. Occasionally we have fun doing online projects such as this. This is the fourth piece in our project.

Sharing Shade
Little Landscape project #4 by Shane Rebenschied
6" x 8" oil on gessoed board, unframed
US $125 plus $10 shipping


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Friday, July 15, 2016

Little Landscape project - Hikurangi Hotel

When I was a kid, every town in New Zealand had a hotel & pub; hotel upstairs and the pub down. During WWI, as a wartime measure, liquor could not be served after 6 pm but it became a way of life and didn't change until 1967. But while 6 o'clock closing was still in effect, men would get off work and make a dash to the pub to drink as much as they could in 45 minutes. This became known as The Six O'Clock Swill.  Now we have more civilized hours but many of the iconic pubs still remain. They all look similar to this one - the Hikurangi Hotel. Another Kiwi icon is the Four Square grocery store that you see on the right side. Hikurangi is a little town north of Whangarei, not much more than a wide spot in the road.

Little Landscape #3 - The Hikurangi Hotel
6" x 8" oil on gessoed board, unframed
US $125 plus $10 shipping


Even though the pubs in New Zealand had a 6 o'clock closing, they weren't allowed to close during business hours. My father was a builder and had the job of moving the Waiwera Pub to another location. The pub was jacked up and moved on rails to the new location while full of patrons.  

Magpie & Chamisa

I love chemisa - the yellow flowered bush that blooms in New Mexico and southern Colorado in the autumn. It's a lovely blue-green color and when the yellow flowers are set against the purple shadows that you often see in the clear air of the southwest, it's a beautiful combination. This painting is one of the ten paintings I'll be exhibiting at Art for the Sangres in Westcliffe, Colorado, September 23 & 24th.

Magpie & Chamisa
16" x 8" oil on gessoed board

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Little Landscape project, #2

The small iconic town of Kawakawa is not far from where I live in New Zealand. NZ gets a lot of rain so the verandah covered sidewalks are typical of kiwi towns. Though we do have large chain stores such as Kmart and Warehouse, towns still have many privately owned shops; a butcher, bakery, hardware store, clothing, takeaway food (fish & chips) and lots of cafes. Americans say that New Zealand reminds them of California 40 years ago.

Kawakawa - Little Landscape #2
6" x 8" oil on gessoed board, unframed


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Early Riser

Early Riser
20" x 24" oil on canvas