Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"A Trio", a 6x8 original pastel still life by western Colorado artist, Barbara Churchley

Pears are a delight to paint, and I had fun playing with complementary colors to create this pastel. To view more of my work, please visit my website at http://www.barbarachurchley.com or e-mail me at barbara@barbarachurchley.com.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Tracy Wall - "Candy Canes #4"



Candy Canes #4

5" x 5" (x 1")
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
©2011 Tracy Wall

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tracy Wall - "Candy Cane #3"



Candy Cane #3

5" x 5" (x 1")
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
©2011 Tracy Wall

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

One More Poinsettia -- 100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings 95/100 by Pam Holnback

One More Poinsettia -- 100 garden and Floral Oil Paintings 95/100
6" x 6"  Oil
$80.00 + $10. s.h

HOLIDAY SALE  All paintings sold in December are 20% off my regular prices

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Sunflowers", an 8x10 original oil, landscapes, still lifes by western Colorado artist Barbara Churchley - SOLD

Who doesn’t love sunflowers? What painter hasn’t painted sunflowers?! They are such a compelling flower, always inviting and uplifting. This painting is sold; to view more of my work, please visit my website at http://www.barbarachurchley.com or e-mail me at barbara@barbarachurchley.com.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Poinsettia 2 -- 100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings 94/100 by Pam Holnback

Poinsettia 2 - 100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings 94/100
6" x 6"  Oil
$80.00 + $10. s/h

HOLIDAY SALE  All paintings sold in december are 20% off my regular prices

Friday, December 9, 2011

Poinsettia -- 100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings 93/100 by Pam Holnback

Poinsettia -- 100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings 93/100
6" x 6"  Oil
$80.00 + $10. s/h

HOLIDAY SALE  All paintings sold in December are 20% off my regular prices.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"All Jazzed Up", a 6x6 original pastel by western Colorado artist, Barbara Churchley

This was a fun painting that I did during a rainy afternoon. I had a bouquet of flowers that sparked my imagination. This miniature seemed to paint itself. This painting is sold; to view more of my work, please visit my website at http://www.barbarachurchley.com or e-mail me at barbara@barbarachurchley.com.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tracy Wall - "Crock Pot"



Crock Pot
8" x 6"
oil on panel
©2011 Tracy Wall

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Orange", an 8x12 original oil painting by western Colorado artist, Barbara Churchley

Painting a still life is fascinating work. There are countless ways to represent the vase and flowers, and it adds up to a creative and challenging endeavor for me as an artist. This painting is sold; to view more of my work, please visit my website at http://www.barbarachurchley.com or e-mail me at barbara@barbarachurchley.com.

Some Mighty Fine Wine by Pam Holnback

Some Mighty Fine Wine
6" x 6" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h
click here to bid

This is one of the pieces that I have hanging at Summerland Gardens.  I photographed it there, instead of in my usual spot, and there's a slight glare.  I'll try to get over there and re-photo it.
I'm not sure that all of these are mighty fine wines, but...

Joy to the World by Three Dog Night
"Jeremiah was a bullfrog.
Was a good friend of mine.
Never understood a single word he said,
but he always had some mighty fine wine."

Monday, November 21, 2011

Tis The Season by Pam Holnback

This The Season
6" x 6"  Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

This is the second of the vintage, non shiny Christmas ornaments that I recently painted.  It was great how so many commenters on my last post talked about the ornaments from their childhood, their mother's ornaments, etc.  What wonderful memories of the past.  I would love to have all, or even some, of the ornaments from my childhood trees to paint.  How many ornaments from your childhood do you still have?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Yule Tide Treasure by Pam Holnback

Yule Tide Treasure
6" x 6"  Oil
$100.00 + $10.00 s/h


I love painting Christmas ornaments.  I love the shine, sparkle and reflections.  These ornaments are vintage, and aren't regular, shiny glass balls.  They're antiqued and somewhat matte.  I found this a fun challenge.

This is one of my paintings that will be at Summerland Gardens during the holiday season.  This weekend, November 18 and 19, 10am-8pm is their Holiday Open House.   Hope you can stop by and share some holiday cheer.

I also have paintings at Dream Pastries in Castle Rock.  This Saturday is the annual Starlighting event, (the lighting of the star on the castle like rock).  Events and openings will be taking place downtown, so please stop by there as well.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

6 Inch Squared Show by Pam Holnback




I'm pleased that these two pieces, "Make The Season Bright" and "Late Bloom", have been accepted into the Six Inch Squared Show at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, California.  The Holiday Gala Artists Reception will be held the evening of December 3, 2011.  I hope that anyone in that area will be able to attend.


Friday, November 11, 2011

You're A Grand Old Flag by Pam Holnback

You're A Grand Old Flag
8" x 8"  Oil on cradled panel
$195.00 + $10. s/h  click here to bid

Last fall fellow Daily Painter Original blogger Karen Werner posted two incredible paintings, Old Glory and Old Glory 2.  They were my inspiration for this piece and I thought it appropriate for Veteran's Day.  Both of my parent's served in WWII, my dad was in the Army and my mom was a WASP.  My grandfather was in both WWI and WWII.

This painting is of the flag that was on my grandfather's grave when he passed away in 1964.  The flag went to my dad,  who later passed down to my son (who was given my grandfather's name as his middle name.)  We don't hang this flag outside, I should probably take it to the VFW and have them ceremoniously fold it.  I'm pleased how this piece turned out.  If I paint it again, I might try to make it look even a little more aged and faded.

"You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave."
George M. Cohan

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"Lovely Ladies", a 12x9 original pastel by western Colorado artist, Barbara Churchley

Flowers are so much fun to paint, and this bouquet just lent itself to pastels. It is tremendously enjoyable to put their image onto paper with luscious pastels. To view more of my work, please visit my website at http://www.barbarachurchley.com or e-mail me at barbara@barbarachurchley.com.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Oh My Gourd by Pam Holnback

Oh My Gourd
6" x 6" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

I love that there are things growing in the garden that have no purpose other than beauty and display....at least for me.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Show Girls", a 12x24 original oil still life by western Colorado artist, Barbara Churchley

This is one of the most fun pieces I ever painted. I did this in pastel first and liked the result so much that I decided to paint it in oil as well. The painting sold almost immediately to one of my collectors. To view more of my work, please visit my website at http://www.barbarachurchley.com or e-mail me at barbara@barbarachurchley.com.

'Coffee Pot on Red' Contemporary Realism by Paula Peacock


'Coffee Pot on Red', 8" x 16", Oil on Canvas
To purchase this painting please contact me at
paulapeacock@rocketmail.com
To view more of my work go to www.paulapeacock.com
You may also find my work at;
Contemporary Fine Art International
Contemporary Still Life International
Still Life Artists of Colorado
Daily Painters of Colorado
Visit my blog at PaulaPeacockArt.blogspot.com

Friday, October 28, 2011

Tracy Wall - "Raced for the Cure 2011"



Raced for the Cure 2011

16" x 12"
oil on canvas
©2011 Tracy Wall

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wildflowers, an original 14x11 pastel by western Colorado artist, Barbara Churchley

During a stay at a high altitude lodge during a Rocky Mountain summer, I picked a fresh bouquet of wildflowers. They were so fresh and engaging to paint. To view more of my work, please visit my website at http://www.barbarachurchley.com or e-mail me at barbara@barbarachurchley.com.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tracy Wall - "On a Roll 3"



On a Roll 3
12" x 12"
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
©2011 Tracy Wall

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tracy Wall - "On a Roll 2"



On a Roll 2
8" x 8"
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
©2011 Tracy Wall

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Rose Garden by Pam Holnback

Rose Garden
6" x 8" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

This piece is from earlier this summer.  Just now realized that I'd never posted it.  My plein air group, Garden Artists, painted in the most beautiful garden that day.  I love the way the light and shadows created a pattern on the fence.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

" At the Casita" 18x14 an original oil still life painting by western Colorado artist Barbara Churchley

While visiting a friend in Taos, I stayed in his guest casita. There were fresh flowers, so I painted them with his painting in the background. Great fun. This painting is in a private collection, but to view more of my work, please visit my website at http://www.barbarachurchley.com or e-mail me at barbara@barbarachurchley.com

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fresh Tomatoes by Pam Holnback


Fresh Tomatoes
9" x 12" Oil on board
$195. + $10. s/h  click here to bid

The tomatoes have been incredible this year.  The cherry tomatoes in our garden have been so sweet!


For this still life, I also did a quick value study.  After I'd set it aside I realized that the value of the cut tomato was too light.  Because it's a study I didn't feel the need to go back and repaint it, but it certainly helped me realize the true value(s) of the inside of the tomato in the final painting.

Friday, September 30th 5 - 8 pm is the Opening Reception for the "Breast Cancer: The Courageous & Beautiful" Artists Coming Together for the Cure! Art Show at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs.  I'm happy to have three pieces in the show.  Please join us as Susan G Komen for the Cure of Southeastern Colorado presents their art show to raise awareness and funding in their search for the cure.  Stop by if you live here in the Springs.  The show continues until October 18th.  

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Romance & Whimsy VI, 6x6x7/8 Canvas,$47.00, Painting # 81 of the CLUB 47 Challenge, Original Palette Knife Tulip Painting by Colorado Artist Kimberly Conrad

Original brush and palette knife whimsical tulip painting on 6x6x7/8 gallery wrapped canvas, ready to hang. It is part of the Club 47 Challenge, $4.70 will be donated to the Carol and David Marine Fund..click HERE to read more!!
If you have not already..be sure to visit my In The Studio page to see Colorado artist Carol McIntyre's studio!! Click HERE to purchase.

Just Picked, 6x6, original still life painting, western Colorado artist Barbara Churchley

I almost always have fresh flowers in my house. I l really enjoy painting them, as flowers can’t help but lift us up and make us smile. To view more of my work, please visit my website at http://www.barbarachurchley.com or e-mail me at barbara@barbarachurchley.com

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

‘Apple Core’, Contemporary Realism by Paula Peacock



Apple Core, 6" x 6", Oil on Wrap Around Canvas

To purchase this painting please contact me at
paulapeacock@rocketmail.com
To view more of my work go to www.paulapeacock.com
Visit my blog at PaulaPeacockArt.blogspot.com
Thanks to all who visited my studio during the Longmont Studio Tour Weekend! Lots of new faces as well as a few that I hadn't seen in a few years. It was nice to catch up. Though it is a lot of work preparing for the event, it is always well worth it. I'm still trying to catch my breath.

As I sit here with Ziggy laying across my feet (big orange kitty, on his back, feet in the air and doing a great job of imitating road kill), we are contemplating the direction my art should go in. Some of it is what I call the 'Traditional Still Life' genre. It is always nice, safe, sells, rarely stimulates conversation.
On the other hand, is what I call my 'Gotta Laugh to Keep from Crying' (aka contemporary still life) genre. It is always fun, frustrating, makes me laugh and curse at the same time, rarely sells but always engages the viewer and generates conversation.

See my dilemma? Sell or not to sell? Stimulating to some or stimulating to several? Safe or fun/frustrating? Ziggy and I are not agreeing on this fork in the road. In fact we kind of have a bet going on as to the outcome.

Go to my website, www.paulapeacock.com, browse through the various 'genres' and let me know what you think.

Ziggy and I would love to hear from you.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tracy Wall - "Summer Blush"



Summer Blush

30" x 12"
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
©2011 Tracy Wall

For more information about my work or for purchase inquiries, please visit
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my blog: www.TracyWall.wordpress.com or
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Tracy Wall is a Still Life Artist of Colorado!!!