Jim Haverland Artist
I am not known as "Jim, the Landsape Painter".
I am not known as "Jim, the Dog Portrait Painter".
I am simply Jim, the Artist, who will paint anything I believe is beautiful, enticing, tells a story, and presents a challenge to me and a learning experience for me!
Every painting you see below can be ordered as either an Original or as a Print. If the comment indicates it is "For Sale", the original painting is still available as is a print of the painting.
If the painting indicates "Sold", then only prints are available.
Anything "In Process" is near completion. If you are interested in the Original, please Email me to reserve.
Ordering on-line is currently in the works, but until that function is available, please Email me directly if you have a request. Based on the media you request (print, framed print, canvas or paper, size of print) I can determine the price for that request and determine the time to fulfill you request.
This Page and Site are UNDER CONSTRUCTION. More Paintings are going to be added soon and I will shortly have more information about availability and pricing.
"The Red Barn" is one of the paintings in "The Barn Series"
30" X 40", Oil on Canvas, 2023
Although I was tempted to call this painting "50,000 Brush Strokes" because of the grass, trees, leaves, and details in the mid-distance, it is, after all, about a red barn in Colorado. The 2 horses on the right, and the stand of trees on the left, were a late additions to this picture because I thought it needed some additional life and a minor deviation from the obvious focal point, the barn.
"UGA" - A very special painting in my "Dog Portraits" Series.
36" X 36", Oil on Canvas, Commissioned and completed early 2023.
This is UGA X, the 10th mascot bulldog of the University of Georgia Athletic teams.
Buyer: Can you paint a dog?
Me: Of course! What kind of dog?
Buyer: A Bulldog?
Me: Of course, How big?
Buyer: The size of my wall?
Me: Can we make it a little smaller? Like 3 feet by 3 feet?
Buyer: That's a good size. Can you add "National Champions? and Back to Back?
Me: Oh, I get it - you want "UGA", the mascot of The University of Georgia! I hate lettering, but yes, I can.
Buyer: And can you make him ARROGANT?
Me: Arrogant it is.
"Rough Seas" is part of my "Spinnaker Series".
16" X 20", Oil on Canvas.
Other than using a reference photo for the boat, this Painting is purely imaginative. It represents sailing off the San Juan Islands, north of the State of Washington.
"Team Outing" is part of the "Spinnaker Series"
16" X 20", Oil on Canvas
Red and White Spinnaker" is part of the "Spinnaker Series"
16" X 20", Oil on Canvas
"Floral Arrangement #22" of a Series of Still Life Subjects
9" x 12", Oil on Canvas Board
I'm not sure if it is the subtlety of the flowers or the subtlety of the glass that drew me to execute many flower arrangements, but they all turned out wonderfully, taught me a lot, and the real paintings look far more vibrant than the photos.
They were also the first items to sell in my first-ever Art Festival.
"Birds on the Beach"
~15" x 30", Oil on Canvas
You may have noticed that the last 4 paintings all centered around water (includes to water in the vase above!), plus this one. When you are brought up around the water, it stays in your blood, hence, this and several others all have water in them as a major feature.
I was brought up on Long Island, New York where, during my formative years, the beach was a daily occurrence during the summer. I also sailed, was a Life Guard, and swimming Instructor, and loved to fish. Hence, this painting was also a favorite.
Interestingly, although I had sold my first paintings at a street Art Fair, several years prior, this was my first attempt to sell at a Gallery Show where this painting was one of only five that sold. Loved it!
This is the beach at Navarre, Florida. It is in the Florida panhandle and location to most beach vacations with the family after moving to the Atlanta area.
New Hampshire #6
14" X 22", Oil on Canvas
I had the pleasure of Living in Boston for several years and on weekends, my wife and I would often travel up to Maine and New Hampshire. On most of those day trips, aside from getting lobster, I was able to get a wonderful amount of photography done. This is one of the few remaining pictures from that era since the photos have been long lost and other paintings were sold.
"The First Time I Saw Paris"
24" X 36", Oil on Canvas
This painting is from a photograph taken by my daughter. The subject is my grand-daughter on her first trip to Paris in 2019 and this picture was taken as she first opened the window to take in view of the streets of Paris from her hotel room. Quite a life experience for a 13 year old! And quite an experience for me to be able to paint it!
"The Stonebreakers", Originally created by Gustav Courbet in 1849, and re-created by me, as a commission, in a much smaller version than the original, in 2023.
23" X 14", oil on canvas.
30" X 40"
Color is not right - I shall fix! (It's a blue sky!)
My Daughter-in-Law always commented about this painting which she saw in a high-end restaurant. I decided to copy and largely edit it, but it is the same style as the original painter. It was a gift from me for her birthday.
As soon as I am able to ascertain thee name of the Artist, I will acknowledge (at which point it will become "Mike's Barn after Joe Smith"
"Open for Business"
18" X 24", Oil on Canvas
There are several items that for me have always been difficult to master. For example, waves can be choppy, rolling, rough with whitecaps and all variations. This was a study (one of several with grapes) to master the translucency of grapes, but also wine. The chest upon which they all set was just me enjoying what I can do with oils!