Thursday, March 26, 2015

"Embers Sunset" by Karla Nolan, unframed palette knife oil painting


Okay, I'll admit it, I have never seen this scene!  I have quite the imagination, huh?  I can just envision a volcanic exploding over a mountain range, although it's a scary thought, I'll admit.  Always having fun with the paints.

"Embers Sunset", 9"x7.25" unframed palette knife oil painting on panel,  write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information


Original Landscape, Dog Painting "A Dog you Can Count On" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse


The Meeker Sheepdog Trials is an annual event held in northern Colorado each year. Working Border Collies and their handlers come from all over the world to compete for a grand prize. I painted this for the art competition associated with the event. I love the event and I love border collies!

  Acrylic, 16×20, SOLD

  Prints available HERE

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  Visit my Art Blog at http://njbussefineart.blogspot.com/

"Fly Free", Original Mixed Media Painting Assemblage by Colorado Artist, Donna L. Martin


  
 Fly Free

I shared this last year, but thought it would be worth sharing again.  I have always been one of those people who is naturally shy.  It may have a little to do with the way we were raised, we were always told that children "are to be seen and not heard".  Growing up in that culture, I've always had trouble expressing what I'm feeling or saying what I wanted to say.  Why would I have anything worth saying?  I always felt that when I finally was able to say something, was anyone really listening? 

To add to this, I grew up feeling like I really didn't fit in anywhere, that I was usually the odd one out.  I was the one who got picked last for the team, didn't stand up for myself...I didn't know how, didn't have "permission".  I couldn't really find my place, or my voice. 

I attended Columbine High School for one semester before we moved to a wonderful little small Texas town.  When I first got there, the kids in my class thought I was "stuck up", because I didn't talk much.  I didn't know I could, I didn't know I had anything to say.  I was overwhelmed and I was a little sad at the beginning. 

I didn't play sports - I am the world's biggest clutz - and I certainly wasn't cheerleader material, although I was friends with our cheerleaders.  During our sophomore year, by some small miracle, our little school got an art program and an art teacher.  I thought, maybe this is "IT", something I can do. And I was one of the first people to sign up for that class.  My teacher really guided me and really believed in me.  She even took a couple of pieces of my work to Ft. Worth for a student show and exhibition...on her own time.  I couldn't believe it, it seemed she "got me" and I felt like I was flying. 

I still have a hard time expressing myself through words.  But, I just discovered that I've found my voice and a way to express my emotions and really fly.  It's through my artwork.  Even when I'm not sure exactly what I'm feeling or trying to say, it magically appears in a painting.  That is how this was painting was born.  It's titled "Fly Free".  I found my voice and my wings through art.  And the cool thing is, I think people are listening.

Below is a little bit on the process of creating this piece.

Beginning Stages

I added white paint to tone down the bright pink.  I also stenciled some words on to the piece and started adding ripped up pieces of paper.  I added more white to tone it down a bit more.
   

It's finally beginning to take shape!  I added the wings with molding paste and a stencil.  I painted dark, dark brown between the grooves in the wings and added some white and irridescent pearl paint to the wings - and the tiniest bit of pink, of course!  I also stenciled the little pattern coming off of the wings with some molding paste.


Hmmm...this piece still needed something.  I think I mentioned before that I've become quite a scavenger since discovering mixed media.  I found these old chippy paint "posts" at a little antique store here in town.  I white washed them with some white and turquoise paint and glued them together with industrial strength glue. Also glued on the embellishment at the top.  Then they were attached to the two pieces of cradle board that make up the wings.

  
I added an old antique door knob that I found at the same little shop and an antique skeleton key to hang from the knob with some old wire.  The words "Fly" "Free" are framed with two old, small antique frames that came from long- gone post office boxes.  I think it's finally finished! 


This piece measures approximately 12 X 27.  It is finished with an archival matte coat, but it still has a tiny bit of gloss to the finish.  It now has a home in New York.  If you have comments or are interested in commissioning a similar piece, please contact me at:  saltlightwatercolors@yahoo.com.  Thanks for "listening"!




  
 Fly Free

I shared this last year, but thought it would be worth sharing again.  I have always been one of those people who is naturally shy.  It may have a little to do with the way we were raised, we were always told that children "are to be seen and not heard".  Growing up in that culture, I've always had trouble expressing what I'm feeling or saying what I wanted to say.  Why would I have anything worth saying?  I always felt that when I finally was able to say something, was anyone really listening? 

To add to this, I grew up feeling like I really didn't fit in anywhere, that I was usually the odd one out.  I was the one who got picked last for the team, didn't stand up for myself...I didn't know how, didn't have "permission".  I couldn't really find my place, or my voice. 

I attended Columbine High School for one semester before we moved to a wonderful little small Texas town.  When I first got there, the kids in my class thought I was "stuck up", because I didn't talk much.  I didn't know I could, I didn't know I had anything to say.  I was overwhelmed and I was a little sad at the beginning. 

I didn't play sports - I am the world's biggest clutz - and I certainly wasn't cheerleader material, although I was friends with our cheerleaders.  During our sophomore year, by some small miracle, our little school got an art program and an art teacher.  I thought, maybe this is "IT", something I can do. And I was one of the first people to sign up for that class.  My teacher really guided me and really believed in me.  She even took a couple of pieces of my work to Ft. Worth for a student show and exhibition...on her own time.  I couldn't believe it, it seemed she "got me" and I felt like I was flying. 

I still have a hard time expressing myself through words.  But, I just discovered that I've found my voice and a way to express my emotions and really fly.  It's through my artwork.  Even when I'm not sure exactly what I'm feeling or trying to say, it magically appears in a painting.  That is how this was painting was born.  It's titled "Fly Free".  I found my voice and my wings through art.  And the cool thing is, I think people are listening.

Below is a little bit on the process of creating this piece.

Beginning Stages

I added white paint to tone down the bright pink.  I also stenciled some words on to the piece and started adding ripped up pieces of paper.  I added more white to tone it down a bit more.
   

It's finally beginning to take shape!  I added the wings with molding paste and a stencil.  I painted dark, dark brown between the grooves in the wings and added some white and irridescent pearl paint to the wings - and the tiniest bit of pink, of course!  I also stenciled the little pattern coming off of the wings with some molding paste.


Hmmm...this piece still needed something.  I think I mentioned before that I've become quite a scavenger since discovering mixed media.  I found these old chippy paint "posts" at a little antique store here in town.  I white washed them with some white and turquoise paint and glued them together with industrial strength glue. Also glued on the embellishment at the top.  Then they were attached to the two pieces of cradle board that make up the wings.

  
I added an old antique door knob that I found at the same little shop and an antique skeleton key to hang from the knob with some old wire.  The words "Fly" "Free" are framed with two old, small antique frames that came from long- gone post office boxes.  I think it's finally finished! 


This piece measures approximately 12 X 27.  It is finished with an archival matte coat, but it still has a tiny bit of gloss to the finish.  This piece now has a home in New York.  If you have comments or are interested in commissioning a similar piece, please contact me at:  saltlightwatercolors@yahoo.com.  Thanks for "listening"!




Colorful Pikes Peak Landscape Painting, "First Light", by Contemporary Colorado Artist Laura Reilly




"First Light"
SOLD
original acrylic on canvas, 20" x 36" x 1.5"

Colorful contemporary sunrise view of Pikes Peak

This painting is a special commission for clients here in Colorado Springs.  They will soon be moving, and wanted to take their sunrise view of Pikes Peak with them to their new home.  It was a pleasure to create this painting just for them.



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Palette Knife Equine Painting "Four to Go" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock



24"x36"x1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas/SOLD

Commissions Welcome.

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  Boarding House studio Galleries
   220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
   Denver, Co 80203
   By Appointment: lododuo@aol.com
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Mixed Media Collage Art Painting "Half a Cup" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

FRESH OFF THE EASEL....


12"x9"x.75" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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Visit http://www.joanfullerton.com to view more of my work.

Visit http://www.joanfullertonworkshops.com to view my upcoming workshops.

100 Portraits in 100 Days "Ishrath 3" by Colorado Artist Carol Nelson


This painting was from a project I completed awhile back where I created 100 portraits in 100 days.

 6"x6"Oil on Panel/Available

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Contemporary New Mexico Landscape Painting "Taos Window" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

Acrylic on Paper

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To view more of my work, visit http://www.annieobriengonzales.com

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Contemporary New Mexico Landscape Painting "Taos Courtyard" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

16"x20" Oil on Canvas-Available

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To view more of my work, visit http://www.annieobriengonzales.com

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Original Colorado Mountain Landscape Painting,"Kissing Couple at Sunset" by Nancee Jean Busse Painter of the American West

                                 

The Colorado National Monument is full of fabulous redrock canyons and rock formations. This formation, called The Kissing Couple, is one of my favorites. I love the brilliant reds, magentas, oranges and purples of the Colorado National Monument!

 Acrylic on Linen, 16×20/ SOLD

 Prints are also available, HERE

 Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work


“Dragonfly Dream”, Original Mixed Media Painting by Colorado Artist, Donna L. Martin

Dragonfly Dream



I must be dreaming of spring...I seem to be gravitating to these softer, lighter colors and images.  This little dragonfly was created using paint, inks, painted paper, and stencils. You can see how it started out (below) and where it ended up.  It was a transformation, for sure.



This little piece has not been spoken for yet.  It measures 9 X 11.  If you have comments or are interested, please send me an email, I would love to hear from you!



"Petaling Up 1" Original Palette Knife Abstract Sunflower Iris Poppy Painting by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

Original Palette Knife Abstract Sunflower Iris Poppy Painting

12"x4"x7.8" Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

$125.00

Click HERE to purchase.

 To view more of my work, visit http://judithbabcock.fineartstudioonline.com

Abstract Landscape Painting "The Path" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton


FRESH OFF THE EASEL

11"x15" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Visit http://www.joanfullerton.com to view more of my work.

Visit http://www.joanfullertonworkshops.com to view my upcoming workshops.

Still Life Floral Oil Painting "Spring Bouquet" by Colorado Artist Susan Fowler

FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

Original Flower Oil Painting

14"x11" Oil on Panel/Available

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To view more of my work, visit http://SusanFowlerArtist.com


Pet Portrait,Dog Painting "Max-2" by Colorado Artist Carol Hein


    6" x6"  Oil on Panel/Available

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    Visit my website carolhein.com


Contemporary Abstract Landscape Painting, Aspen Tree "Shaman in The Woods" by Colorado Abstract Artist Candace French




Playful experimentation inspired this work. I used lots of layers, revealing and concealing the aspen. You may see the feathering of colors before the aspen come into view. I love aspen because they have such a strong root system in how they support one another while growing.

This is an acrylic painting on 1.5 inch deep gallery wrap canvas. The edges are painted and it is ready to hang. It is signed on the front and back and varnished with a matte finish. Free local delivery. Please contact me for shipping information to all other destinations.


 24"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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 View more of my work at CandaceFrench.com

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Mixed Media Abstract Painting "Billboard 2" © Carol Nelson Fine Art





This is a new series of work I'm starting based on billboards and sign boards.  Some times, there are layers of signs, posters or notices that are not completely removed, giving a ragged hodge podge of images.  Fertile ground for an abstract mixed media artist!

This painting is on a cradled wood panel, and arrives ready to hang or display on a small easel.

Update:  This painting just won an award in the Bold Brush Painting Competition.  It was included in the "Favorite 15%."
This is a new series of work I'm starting based on billboards and sign boards.  Some times, there are layers of signs, posters or notices that are not completely removed, giving a ragged hodge podge of images.  Fertile ground for an abstract mixed media artist!

This painting is on a cradled wood panel, and arrives ready to hang or display on a small easel.

8"x8"x1.0" Mixed Media on Panel/Available

 Click HERE for pricing.

 View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com

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"Spring Reflections in the Forest" 40"x30" Canvas, Original Contemporary Abstract Aspen tree Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life" 

Original abstract aspen, birch tree painting on 40"x30"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas.

 The sides are painted a shiny black, this painting is wired and ready to hang.

 Click HERE for more info.


  To view more of my work, visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com 


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Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

Impressionism Landscape Oil Painting "A Quiet Day" by Colorado Landscape Artist Barbara Churchley


   10"x8" Impressionism Landscape Oil Painting

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Figurative Painting of Hands "Corn Husk Rug" by Contemporary Realism Artist Carol A. McIntyre


In this drawing, the art of making a rug from the most durable substances on the plains - soaked corn husks, is captured. These rugs had a longer life than rags make of fabric, and they required very strong hands to make. It also demonstrates the resourcefulness required to survive with few materials at hand.



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11"x15" Pencil on Paper/SOLD

View more of my work at http://carolamcintyre.com

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mixed Media Abstract Painting "Texture Sampler" © Carol Nelson Fine Art

"Texture Sampler" 8x8 by Carol Nelson
This is a demo from my recent workshop at Venus Studios Art Supply in Palm Desert, CA. It features a clay medallion covered with torched origami foil, rust paper, Custom Patch "spaghetti", Tulip dimensional paint "squiggles", black pebbles, and stamping.


 8"x8"x1.0" Mixed Media on Panel/Available

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Colorful Colorado Landscape Painting, "Wildflowers on Weston Creek", by Contemporary Colorado Artist Laura Reilly




"Weston Creek Wildflowers"

Colorful contemporary mountain landscape painting

original acrylic on panel, 8" x 8" x 3/4"






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Original Palette Knife Colorado Landscape Aspen Tree Art Painting "Aspen With View" by Colorado Artist Judith Babcock

 Original Palette Knife Impressionism Aspen Tree Art Painting 

 18" x 24 x 7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

 Commissions Welcome!!

 JudithBabcockFineArt.com

 JudithBabcock.com



   Judith Babcock Fine Art Gallery
   Boarding House studio Galleries
   220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
   Denver, Co 80203
   By Appointment: lododuo@aol.com
                                  303.669.6353


Colorful Wildlife Leopard Painting "Leopard" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

                                                       

 The MEOW! series is an expression of joy. Beautiful big cats, bright colors, abstract  backgrounds. This series was pure fun to paint. 

 18"x16"x2" Acrylic on Cradleboard/ SOLD

 Prints are available HERE

 Visit http://www.nanceejean.com/ to view more of my work.

 Visit my blog at http://njbussefineart.blogspot.com/

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Finding The Tranquility" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

This abstracted landscape has an imposed patterned under the painted image.
 Gold leaf accents capture the light when viewing angle to the painting changes


30"x30" Original Painting/Available

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Visit http://www.joanfullerton.com to view more of my work.

Visit http://www.joanfullertonworkshops.com to view my upcoming workshops.

Contemporary New Mexico Landscape Painting "BOWL-O-MATIC" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

30"x40" Oil on Canvas-Available

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To view more of my work, visit http://www.annieobriengonzales.com

Click HERE for Annie O'Brien Gonzales Workshop Dates!!

Figurative Pastel Illustration "Audition" by Colorado Modern Artist Kit Hedman

 14"x17" Pastel Illustration on Paper

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Monday, March 23, 2015

"Pretty Petals at Play" Original abstract flower painting by Janice Trane Jones 6 x 8

"Pretty Petals at Play". This is an original abstract floral watercolor painting on 300 lb cold pressed paper and high grade pigments. The painting measures 6 x 8 unframed but the purchase includes a 9 x 12 white mat. I flatten all my watercolors out and ship in their mats so you do not have to do the work.
To purchase or view other paintings go to www.janicetranejones.com or contact me at janicetranejones@aol.com.

Original Colorado Landscape Painting With Sheep "A Fine Day in Meeker" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West


The high desert of western Colorado is beautiful! Meeker, Colorado hosts an impressive annual event; the Meeker International Sheepdog Trials. Border collies and their handlers come from all over the world to compete for a grand prize. The dogs are amazing! I love painting this event! Original Colorado Landscape Painting With Sheep Acrylic,

16×20 Original /Available

Prints are available Here

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Visit my Art Blog at http://njbussefineart.blogspot.com/

KM3007 Singing in the Sunshine by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (16x8 landscape, floral, Crested Butte wildflowers)

This is a donation for America SCORES Denver where artists create and donate original works of art, drawing their inspiration from poetry written by third through fifth grade students in America SCORES Denver's after-school program. All artwork will be featured for auction, with all proceeds going to support programming at America SCORES Denver. Artwork will be featured for auction at Inspired Art on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Gallery 1261 (1261 Delaware Street Denver, CO 80204) If you are interested click here for tickets. The painting is 16"x8" inspired from a poem written by a 3rd grader whose words are incorporated in the title. See more paintings on my blog Visit my website Daily Painters of Colorado

Abstract Ink Art Painting ,Black and White Modern Art "Ink 18" by Colorado Modern Artist Kit Hedman


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"Up On the Rooftop...In Italy!" by Karla Nolan, unframed palette knife oil painting



Years ago in Montepulciano, Italy, at dusk, we saw the residents of the roofs venturing out to view the sun go down.  I never forgot that fun time, watching those who could actually fly over the town, villas, orchards, vineyards, getting ready to settle in for the night in the enchanted countryside.  You might try singing the title, it's fun!

"Up On the Rooftop...In Italy!", 12"x16" unframed palette knife oil painting on panel,  write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information


Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Extended Reach" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

FRESH OFF THE EASEL

Mixed Media on Canvas



10"x8" Original Painting/Available

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Visit http://www.joanfullerton.com to view more of my work.

Visit http://www.joanfullertonworkshops.com to view my upcoming workshops.

Abstract Oil Painting "Faith 1" by Colorado Artist Carol Hein


    6" x6"  Oil on Panel/Available

    Click HERE for more info.

    Visit my website carolhein.com