Friday, December 16, 2011

Paintings at the 654 Exhibit

January Moon, oil, 6x6, $250.
Frozen Sanctuary, oil, 16x20, $1600.

Cows in the Pasture, pastel, 6x12, $395.

Pasture Fields and Beyond, oil, 11x14, $800.

Haybales and Hills, oil, 9x12, $650.
Shifting Sand, oil, 30x40, $4800.
Snowy Boughs, oil, 7x5, SOLD

Shown are some of the paintings in the 654 Exhibit.
654 Croswell, East Grand Rapids, MI

The exhibit at 654ART/workcottage, will be  available for viewing  until  Jan.6, 2012.  "Six Women Artists: Paintings Inside and Out" is the title of our exhibit. The artists are Kathleen Putnam, Connie Kuhnle, Kay Tiedt, Patti Mollema, Barb Schilling and myself. The venue is actually a work space for business, so it is open during business hours, 7:30am - 6pm during the week. The receptions last Friday evening and Saturday were very well attended with close to 150 people viewing and sipping wine. Contact me by e-mail, if you are interested in purchasing any of these paintings.

New Winter Paintings

Snow Trails, pastel, 6x6, $225.
framed in warm silver

Winter Thaw I, pastel, 6x6, $225.
framed in warm silver

Winter Thaw II, pastel, 6x6, $225.
Framed in warm silver

New Season, pastel, 9x12, $500.
framed in Black with gold lip
Snow Banks, pastel, $900., at Treeline Gallery - SOLD
Framed in a black panel frame with silver lip and outside edges

Winter is becoming one of my favorite seasons to paint.  I do paint  outside, en plein air, in the cold weather. Although we do not  have any snow yet here in Michigan (very unusual), I have been painting from my reference photos and plein air studies to produce this series of paintings.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Still Lifes with Silver and Copper

I am venturing into painting metal vessels and larger still life set ups. Painting from life, whether a still life or landscape, involves skills in design, drawing, a vast knowledge of color and acute observation.
An artist must continually practice these skills.

Sugar Bowl With Orange, oil, 6x6
private collection, NFS

Copper Pitcher and Cherries, oil, 12x16
$800. uf or $950. framed

Sugar Bowl and Cherries, oil, 5x7
$125. uf or $250. framed

Kettle with Apples and Roses, oil, 12x16
$800. uf or $950. framed

Still Lifes For December

When the days are dreary with overcast skies, cold winds and rain, my mood changes to painting from the still life. The pomegranate is a new challenge to paint. I like little stem which reminds me of a crown.

Pomegranate and Blackberries, oil, 6x6
 $125.uf or $250 framed

Pomegranate and Holly, oil, 6x6
$125. uf or $250 framed

Pomegranate Still Life, oil, 6x6 SOLD