Dec 19 Daily Painting Watercolor Snowman ACEO I Personalize 4 You! $14.99 NR

I am back for a little while! I have been painting my popular snowman families and selling them locally. I usually don't have time to list on ebay during this time of year but got a few of ACEO snowmen done and will list for you.

This original watercolor is 2.5"x3.5" and is ready to be personalized with your requests. I can put first names at the base of the snowmen and a last name or short saying in the sign. Please click on the link to the right that goes to my snowman blog to see samples of many more snowmen and check out how I personalize them.

I hope to be listing more snowmen in the future. If you would like to read more about my snowmen or bid on this aceo then please click here.


Dec 10 Kids Building Snowman Original Painting Oak Quartersawn Frame

Today's listing is for a fun original acrylic painting on some antique tin framed with a quality custom made quartersawn oak frame. I have a limited supply of this vintage tin so each piece that is painted on will be signed and numbered.

This painting features a couple of kids building a snowman. They are hard to see in this pic but if you click on the link below you can see a closeup pic.

I experimented with warm colors in trying to convey a snow scene. It is a bit unusual but I like it, I hope you do too!


Nov 29 Daily Painting Textured Farm Scene 5x7 GREAT GIFT!

Today's listing is for a bright beautiful acrylic on masonite farm landscape scene.


Nov 26 Daily Painting Original Cherries on Vintage Tin

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Today's daily painting is for one of my original vintage tin paintings. I have about 1000 pieces of this old ceiling tin and will be numbering each piece as a limited edition.

This piece is FRAMED with a custom black frame, finished back and ready to hang on the wall. I have more painted tin in my ebay store.


Nov 15 Daily Painting Folk Art Poppies Pears and Craftsman's Vase

Gee, sorry I forgot to post on my blog yesterday! I can't believe it..I did list a painting on ebay but it isn't on this blog. Check out my auctions to find it!

Today's entry is for a colorful folk art-style original painting. It is 8x10 and painted on canvas. The sides are painted and it is ready to hang.


Nov 13 Daily Painting Folk Art Martini Shaker, Glasses with Lemons

Today 's listing is for a fun folk art style original painting of a martini shaker, glasses and lemons. This would be the PERFECT gift for the person who loves martini's!

This painting is an 8x10 original acrylic on canvas. I will be listing 2 more folk art style paintings in the next two days.

Nov 12 Daily Painting Black Angus Cattle Herd Pasture Scene

Today's listing is for a beautiful small landscape of a herd of black angus cattle. Look closely for the texture and deep colors. This is a size of 5x7 and is an original acrylic on masonite.


Nov 11 Daily Painting Hereford Cows in Pasture

I was out of town this weekend so missed a day of posting.

Today's listing is for a small landscape painting of hereford cows grazing in a pasture. The painting has lots of texture and interest in a small 5x7 format.


Nov 9 Daily Painting Ocean Sea Landscape

Today's listing is for a beautiful ocean landscape. It has lots of texture and color in this small 5x7 size. It is an original acrylic on masonite painting, perfect for gift giving or collecting!


Nov 8 Daily Painting Original Vintage Santa Ho Ho Ho!

SOLD! Today's listing is for an original acrylic painting of one of my vintage snowman figures. My mom had one growing up so of course I collected a few once I got older. If you would like to see a close up pic, find more of my awesome art or bid

Nov 6 Daily Painting Vintage Green Handled Cookie Cutter

Today's entry is for an acrylic painting of a green handled vintage cookie cutter. I love antiques and collectibles and will often use them as subject matter. This painting is a small 4"x4".


Nov 5 Daily Painting Hereford Cow with Attitude 4"x4"

Todays listing is for a small painting of a big cow with attitude to match! This is a small acrylic painting 4"x4" on gallery wrap canvas. It's depth is 1.5" and would sit perfectly where ever you decide to put it. It would also make a wonderful gift for the cattleman or someone who collects cows.


Nov 4 Daily Painting Red Pear 5x7 Oil

Today's listing is for an oil painting on masonite 5x7.
Thanks for looking!


Nov 2 Daily Painting Original Oil Draft Horse

Today's listing is for a black draft horse. I see this draft horse every year at a local thresher bee, he is one of my favorites. He is always dressed ready to work in his worn harness, quite a contrast to the shiny tack and groomed horses you see in parades.

Oct 30 Daily Painting Hereford Cattle Grazing

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Oct 29 Daily Painting 5x7 Farm Painting Vibrant Colors!

Today's listing is for a beautiful landscape painting with a red barn in the distance. The size is 5x7 and is perfect for gift giving or collecting!
Thanks for stopping by!


Oct 27 Daily Painting Landscape Single Angus Cow

Today's listing is for a one of a kind original landscape painting. If you look closely you will see a single black cow resting under the tree.

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Oct 26 Daily Painting Small Abstract Original Painting

Today's listing is for a small colorful abstract landscape. It's size is 8x10 and painted on quality canvas. I included texture for interest and depth.


Oct 24 Daily Painting Winter Farm Landscape free shipping

Today's listing is for a beautiful winter landscape. I love the quiet and serenity you often find in the country. This painting is acrylic painted on masonite and is 5x7.

Oct 22 Daily Oil Painting Hereford Cow & Calf

Today's listing is for an original oil painting of a hereford cow and her calf. This is a nice small size of 5x7 painted on masonite. This would look great on an easel or can be easily framed in a standard 5x7 frame without glass.

Remember Christmas isn't too far away...this would be an ideal gift for the cattleman or someone who collects cows! Why give reproductions when you can give a one-of-a-kind original painting?

Did you know that I have been an artist powerseller on ebay for over 5 years? I have 1678 unique postives from satisfied customers. I have had over 2000 successful transactions on ebay. I really appreciate my wonderful customers and thank them so much for buying my art!


Oct 19 Daily Painting Winter Farm Scene w Barn

Todays post is for a beautiful small acrylic on masonite painting of a barn after the first snowfall. I love the warm colors of the painting, which isn't a traditional representations of winter scenes.


Oct 17 Daily Painting Abstract Landscape

Today's entry is a pretty landscape painting full of color and texture. It is an acrylic on canvas 8x8 and is 1.5" in depth.

Don't forget Christmas is not too far away, this would be a great stocking stuffer!

Thanks for stopping by! I would love to hear your comments about my art, feel free to leave one.


Oct 16 Daily Painting Oil Sea Ocean Landscape Toni Grote

Today's listing is for an original oil painting of a sea, beach, ocean landscape on masonite. In the distance you can see a couple contemplating life or picking up seashells, it is up to you as to what they are doing! This painting is 8x10 and should fit any standard 8x10 frame without glass.


Oct 15 Daily Painting White Corn Crib in Winter 6x6

Today's listing is for a pretty winter painting of a white corn crib. I guess it is that time of year when the chilly temperatures start rolling in....I don't like the cold winters but they sure can be beautiful. This painting is an original acrylic on canvas, 8x8.


Oct 14 Daily Painting Antique Vintage Car Cadillac? 5x7 Toni Grote

I decided to challenge myself this weekend and try a complicated detailed piece. I pulled out a photo of a vintage car I took at a car show a couple of weeks ago.

The chrome and details really caught my attention as well as the reflections of the background in the shined up chrome. I am embarrassed to say that I don't remember what model/year the car is. I am thinking it is a cadillac from the 50's. If anyone can id it for me I would appreciate it!

I am going to try and throw in a more realistic complicated piece in the future so keep checking back or sign up for my daily painting info delivered to your via email.


Oct 13 Daily Painting Farm Landscape 5x7 free shipping

Todays listing is for a small landscape featuring a white barn and textured field. The painting is an acrylic on canvas and is 5x7.

Oct 12 Daily Oil Painting Toni Grote 8"x8" Green Pear

I thought I would take a small break from landscapes and offer this small green pear still life study.

This painting is an oil on canvas and is 8"x8". Please check out the rest of my art in my ebay store.


Oct 11 Daily Painting Farm Landscape 5x7

Today's listing is for another small landscape acrylic painting on masonite. There is lots of texture for interest and you canput it in a standard 5x7 frame with no glass.

Check out the art I have for sale in my ebay store. Go to this auction and check under "Meet the Seller". In that box you will find a link to Visit Seller's Store which is Fine Art by Artist Toni Grote. The art in there is a buy-it-now, you do not have to participate in the auction format.


Oct 10 Daily Painting 5x7 Farm Barn Landscape free ship

Today's listing is for a small (5x7) landscape painting with a barn in the distance. This is painted on gessoed masonite with lots of texture.


Oct 8 Daily Painting Red Corn Crib 8x8 $39.50 No Reserve!

This listing is for a striking painting of a red corn crib at night. I love the moody colors and small size, it will fit anywhere!


Oct 7 Daily Painting 8x10 Lake Landscape Toni Grote

SOLD! Today's listing is for a serene little landscape. This painting will take you to a spot where worries are none and relaxation is mandatory! The size is 8x10 and is painted on textured canvas. Thank you!

Oct 6 Daily Painting Ocean Landscape 8x8

Today's listing is for a nice small textural landscape of a water scene. I love the tranquil colors and moody elements.


Oct 4 2006 Daily Painting Bright Farm Landscape 8x10

SOLD Today's painting is for an original acrylic on canvas painting. I love this color palette and textural feel. The paintings on this blog that I have listed and are no longer available when you click on the link have been SOLD. Did you know that I have a proven on-line sales track record with over 1677 postive comments on ebay? Feel free to read the comments left for me by my wonderful customers.

Oct 3 Daily Painting 5x7 Landscape

Today's listing is for another small acrylic on masonite landscape with lots of texture and shiny finish. This one has some moody reds, and browns in it along with a small red barn on the horizon. I love doing these small paintings and hope to do more in the future. They would be perfect for collecting or gift giving. Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it!


Oct 2 Daily Painting Tonalist Farm Barn Landscape 5"x7" 35.00 no reserve!

Today's listing is for a small original acrylic landscape painting. Like I have said before, I am working on a new and exciting series of landscapes. I live in Iowa so many have a farm feel to them but I am also having fun working on sea/ocean scenes plus some abstracts thrown in for fun. The color palettes range from soft and soothing to rich and colorful to dark and dramatic. If you have a comment, please feel free to leave one. I would love to know what my visitors think of my landscapes and which ones are your favorites!


October 1 Daily Painting Tonalist Landscape

Today's listing is for a calm, soothing, tonalist landscape acrylic painting on canvas. Check out my other art for more landscapes! I am working on some that include barns and farm scenes. I live in Iowa after all! This is my favorite time of the year, it is so beautiful and it even hit 90 degrees today!


Sept 30 2006 Original Oil Daily Painting Sheep Lamb 5x7

SOLD Todays painting is a small oil on masonite featuring a mama sheep and her lamb. I used a lot of paint and intensified the colors. It is a fun painting to look at and has a lot of texture to touch. This painting should fit in any 5x7 standard frame.

Sept 29 Daily Painting Abstract Landscape Barn

Today's listing is for a 16x20 acrylic painting on canvas of an abstract landscape featuring a distant red barn. Landscapes are a new passion I have been working on. I have found that adding texture to the canvas create new possibilites in adding interest and depth. I will be offering more landscapes, large and small in the future. I will be adding smaller paintings to my painting a day blog and adding the larger paintings to my ebay store and other auctions. If you click on the link below, that will take you to my auction for this painting. You will see close to the top on the right a link to "list" my other paintings and a link to go to my ebay store.


Sept 28 Daily Painting Yellow ware Bowl Red Apples and Rolling Pin

I finally got my camera working again today! It is frustrating when the tools you rely on wear out and break.

Todays listing is for a 16x20 acrylic painting of one of my old yelloware mixing bowls, red delicious apples and a red handled rolling pin. I love the movement of the composition and warm friendly colors.


Sept 27 Floral Bouquet Oil 8x10

Today's painting is for a traditional floral arrangement. It is 8x10, painted with oils on gessoed masonite. This is one of the first oil paintings I have done. I am working on some small pieces with lots of texture so watch for them next week.


Sept 25 Daily Painting Red Pear 16x20

Today's listing is for a vibrant red pear acrylic painting. I used a lot of texture on the background for added interest and depth. The photos don't do it justice. Please click on the link below if you would like to bid, read more about the painting and/or see closeup pics.

I briefly had an apple painting listed but realized I may have varnished it too soon. I replaced it with this painting. I want to make sure the painting wasn't damaged before selling it. I will list it in the far future if it turns out to be ok.


Sept 24 Daily Painting Belgian Draft Horse 8x10

Todays painting is an original 8x10 oil painting of a belgian draft horse. I have always drawn/painted horses, they were my first love! I painted this with energetic brush strokes and thick paint.

Sept 21 Painting a Day Hereford Cows Calf Cattle

Today's painting features one of my favorite subject...cows! I saw this cow and calf in a pasture and had to paint them. It is beautiful this time of year in Iowa with all of the colors and cattle in the pastures. The painting is an oil, 8x10 and painted on gessoed masonite. My regular camera died on me so I have to list with my other camera. I don't like the quality of the pics as much. Hopefully I will be back in business with the awesome pics by end of next week.


Sept 20 Still Life Pears Apples Daily Painting

Today's painting has all the flavor of fall. Autumn is beautiful here in Iowa with the beans turning from green to yellow to eventually a rusty red. The corn is starting to dry up faster than usual around here since we had a small drought in June and July. I cherish fall since winters here in Iowa can be nasty. This painting is an oil and painted on 11x14 on 1.5" deep gallery wrap canvas. Click here to see a close up pic, bid, or want to know more details. Have a great day!


Sept 19 2006 Daily Painting Hydrangeas Pears Vintage Ceiling Tin Framed

SOLD The listing today is for one of my orignal acrylic painting of hydrangeas and pears on a piece of my antique ceiling tin. This comes in a custom made oak frame (my brother is a professional furniture/cabinet maker and he makes the frames for me). It's outside edges measure approximately 15.5x15.5. FYI: I am really excited to tell you that I have been painting some gorgeous landscapes, so keep checking back for them. I will definitely list one in the next 4 days. Have a GREAT day!

Sept 18 Daily Painting Toni Grote Minimalist Farm Art Tractor

Today's listing is for one of my minimalist paintings featuring a green John Deere tractor and farmer, probably heading home for dinner. The painting is acrylic, 16x20 on canvas and varnished for protection. Thanks for looking!


Sept 16 Painting a Day Impressionistic Rooster

Today's listing is for a bright, fun oil painting of a rooster. I used lots of thick paint and impressionistic brushstrokes. This painting is 5x7 oil on masonite.


Sept 13 Painting a Day Folk Art Farmer & Holstein Calf

This painting is a fun folk art original acryic painting of a farmer and his holstein calf. It is 10x20 and painted on canvas. This is an experimental style. I don't have a lot of paintings available in this style but if there is a lot of interest then I may paint more.


Sept 12 Painting a Day Pear painted on old Tin

SOLD!If you would like to purchase this painting without going through ebay, please contact me. Thanks!

I am challenging myself to listing a painting a day! Some may be large, some maybe small. I have several styles and mediums that I work with so my postings will be a variety of subject matters. Let me know what your favorite is!

This first entry is an acrylic pear painted on some antique ceiling tin. I have alot of this tin and love painting on it. Even though each piece is an original painting I have a limited supply of tin. So I will be treating these as a "limited editions". This painting is 13/1000. As you can see I have a lot of tin, so I hope you like them LOL! I have just started selling them so if you are interested in collecting them, I will definitely have more available in the future.

They truely are an original one-of-a-kind piece of art and look stunning once hung on a wall.

Art Accepted/ For Sale at the Draft Horse Classic

I am pleased to announce that my painting "Sunup to Sundown" will be on exhibit/for sale at the Art at the Classic, Draft Horse Classic, in Grass Valley California Sept. 21-24. The painting is 18x24 acrylic on canvas.

Judy Vargas, an acclaimed horse sculptor and director of the show, says she has seen it become one of the most prestigious western art shows in the nation.