Sunday, December 30, 2012

"Sage on A Snowy Hillside" Original Oil Landscape Painting by Western Colorado Artist Barbara Churchley

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Barns Above Surface Creek" Original Oil Landscape Painting by Western Colorado Artist Barbara Churchley

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Friday, December 28, 2012

"Winter Shadows", Original Pastel Landscape Painting by Western Colorado Artist Barbara Churchley

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tracy Wall -- "Colfax Lights"

Colfax Lights
20" x 20" (x 1.5")
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
©2012 Tracy Wall

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Pikes Peak Welcome original impressionist oil painting by Laura Reilly

First Plein Air Painting of the Season

original oil on gessoed panel
6" x 12" x 3/8" 
painting continues arounds sides for a beautiful finish.

Can a landscape love you back?

This was the first plein air painting of the season.    The lure of the outdoors has been on me lately - the freshening breezes of spring, birds and bees humming in the blooming garden, sudden brightening of color - all have been sending the siren song - "come out, come out and play with us - and bring your paints!".  But here I was, rusty, awkward, and gawky -  unfamiliar with my outdoor equipment after months of studio painting.   I thought I'd better ease into this plein air thing, unsure as I was feeling, yet anxious and exhilarated, too, at the prospect of being out in the real world with my paints again!

So,  I thought I'd visit an old and trusted friend - I went to paint Pikes Peak and the Gateway Rocks.  We love the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, and I think they love us back. I sure felt welcomed by my old friends today!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Open to the Sun original impressionist waterlily oil painting by Laura Reilly

Mini Masterpiece from the
Denver Botanic Gardens Series
Original oil on panel 12” x 6”

I’ve been  creating a series of paintings from a late season visit to the
Denver Botanic Gardens.  This painting is a humble homage to some of my favorite painters – of course, Monet, but also Gustav Klimt.  Why Klimt?  We always think of Monet, the master, when it comes to waterlilies, but for some reason Klimt kept coming to me as I contemplated this painting.   

Gustav Klimt, known for his gorgeous mosaic-like masterworks such as “the Kiss”, also created many landscape, lake and garden paintings.  Many of these paintings were created in a long vertical format. The  composition, mosaic-like brushstrokes and water all remind me of  Klimt’s ethereal paintings.    As artists, we are often  inspired by those who have come before us –  whose hand and eye have translated the world into unique expressions of beauty and grace.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Impressionistic Landscape - Alau Island, Maui, Hawaii by Pam Holnback

Alau Island
6" x 8" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

My husband and I just got back from 3 weeks on Maui.  It was my first trip to Hawaii and I hope not my last!  No wonder so many people talk about, love and visit Hawaii!!  Those of you who have been following my blog for awhile know that we love to travel and take advantage of every opportunity we have.  The weather was perfect for plein air painting.  I was so easy to enjoy the gorgeous scenery, to sit and relax, hike, go to the beach,whale watch, snorkel and paint!  I'll be sharing my paintings and photos in my upcoming blog posts.

You can see dirt and sand on this piece from its' fall.  I waited for it to dry and brushed them all off.  Part of the fun of plein air painting!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Poem for the Fall - original impressionist oil painting by Laura Reilly

"A Poem for the Fall"
original oil on panel, 12" x 6" x 3/8"
 painting continues around sides for a beautiful finish.

This painting is from one of my favorite locations here in Colorado Springs, to hike, paint, and enjoy the serenity of nature - Sondermann Park.  There's a creek that wanders through a protected wetlands, full of wildlife and birds.  I've come across walkers and bikers and classes of kids experiencing science in the wild.    I've often painted here, delighting  in the brilliant hues of the fall foliage.  

A Note About My Daily Painting Practice
    This is a significant creative challenge, painting a small work of art  every day or so.  It's upped the ante for me as an artist and as a creative professional - how best to make a profound and meaningful statement, visually, about my chosen subject - make it good, make it meaningful, make it the best painting I am capable of - and not as easy as one might think,  to create a compelling work of  art on a small scale. I am loving it!  Thanks for sharing my journey.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Plein Air Alaska: Sitka & Surrounds by Pam Holnback

I created another plein air video. This one is of our trip last May to Sitka, Alaska. I posted these paintings and some of the photos from our trip in my blog in June, so some of this may be familiar. Enjoy!

I just watched this, and when viewed on my blog, about a 1/2 inch is missing on the right side, ie: the whole front page doesn't show (some of the title is missing), some of the paintings are centered and there should be equal amounts of black on both sides and there isn't. I changed it in the embed section, but it's still a bit off. I guess if you want to see the whole page you can search for me on YouTube and watch it again there! Anyway, thanks for watching!