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

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Tracy Wall is a Still Life Artist of Colorado!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mild Things by Pam Holnback

Mild Things
6" x 6" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

Yesterday was the Fall Art Fair at Summerland Gardens.  It was a beautiful day, partly cloudy, but luckily no rain.  Summerland Gardens has been roasting and selling chiles from Hatch, New Mexico for the last few weeks.  Regularly, a truck drives up from Hatch to deliver the chiles and everyday they sell as many as they roast.


There were bushels of chiles, mild, medium and hot, just waiting to be roasted.  I set-up and painted this one in the afternoon.


I couldn't resist!  Smelling the roasting all day, I bought half a bushel...the exact ones roasting in this photo!  I confess, I bought milds!  Which ones would you have bought?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tracy Wall - "Limes 5"



Limes 5
(sold)
8" x 8"
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
©2011 Tracy Wall

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Tracy Wall is a Still Life Artist of Colorado!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall Bouquet, a 14x11 oringinal oil painting by western Colorado artist Barbara Churchley

It’s my favorite time of year, and the fall flowers have their own special colors and feel. This painting currently resides in a friend’s business. I can’t seem to get it back from her!! To view more of my work, please visit my website at http://www.barbarachurchley.com or e-mail me at barbara@barbarachurchley.com

Contemporary Still Life by Paula Peacock


'Why the Chicken REALLY Crossed the Road'
12" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

I often say that I don't choose the subjects I paint, they choose me. While browsing through a local flea market, the little chicken sugar and creamer set caught my eye and for some goofy reason unknown to me, I was transfixed. They begged to be bought and at 99 cents I couldn't refuse. I love pairing unusual objects with each other. Add a little whimsy and I'm right at home with the composition.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tracy Wall - "Family of Four"



Family of Four
18" x 24"
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
©2011 Tracy Wall

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

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

'Two Oranges', Still Life Oil Painting by Paula Peacock


While painting, I learned rather quickly that the peeled orange rinds in my still life set up start to droop and lose their shape almost right away. Especially under the hot light I had focused on it. I either had to paint very fast (which I can't) or peel more oranges. Though the title is Two Oranges, the reality is it took about 5 oranges by the time I finished.
This original oil painting on canvas titled,'Two Oranges', measures 9" x 12" and is enhanced beautifully by a wide, dark cherry wood frame.
To purchase this painting please contact Paula at
paulapeacock@rocketmail.com
To view more of my work go to www.paulapeacock.com
Visit my blog at PaulaPeacockArt.blogspot.com

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bronze and Oranges, 11x14 original oil, western Colorado artist Barbara Churchley

Bronze and Oranges is an 11x14 oil, and was painted for a demo I did for a local arts organization. After making a few adjustments in my studio, it sold to another artist!! For more of my work, please visit my website at http://www.barbarachurchley.com or e-mail me at barbara@barbarachurchley.com