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More New Work — Abstract

25 Apr
Two new paintings by SKColeArt in mid-century abstract style. 

This one is another entrant in my series of meditations on mid-century Abstract Expressionism:

"Deep Purple" water color and ink on an acrylic impasto underpainting

“Deep Purple” water color and ink on an acrylic impasto underpainting

And a tribute to another mid-century type of art, that of the Italian minimalist painter, Giorgio Morandi:

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“Bottles” water color, ink on archival paper, over an acrylic impasto underpainting.

Both are 18″ x 24″ on Strathmore 140 lb. archival paper and both are for sale in my Etsy shop.

Here’s a little bit about Giorgio Morandi.

New Work

19 Oct

Hi, blog followers (if you are still out there)–sorry I’ve been away for so long. I’ve posted some new work for sale. Available here: 

"Them Punkins, October 2013," Water color on 140lb. Strathmore archival paper. Copyright 2013 by S K. Cole

“Them Punkins, October 2013,” Water color on 140lb. Strathmore archival paper. Copyright 2013 by S K. Cole

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Vote for Me!

30 Apr

I’ve entered the Daniel Smith Art Supply Company’s Monthly Art Contest:

To vote: click on the link, search for the name “Cole” in the search field, and then my painting will come up. It’s called “Copper Mold.” Then vote by clicking on the “Vote” button.

Here’s the painting that I entered into the contest:

Copper Mold. Watercolor on 140lb cold press watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Copper Mold. Watercolor on 140lb cold press watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

 

 

 

More Stuff That’s Hangin’ Around. . .

11 Apr

This is hanging in my main bathroom:

Daffodil, Watercolor on 140 lb hotpress watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Daffodil, Watercolor on 140 lb hotpress watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

This was a gift to my grown son, Justin, who loves to plant and tend roses. This painting is of a beautiful peach-colored rose he planted for me years ago, called “Sunset Celebration.” Unfortunately, we have a huge gopher/vole problem in our back garden, and they ate out the roots of Sunset Celebration several years ago, killing it. We got to enjoy it for a few years at least.

Peace-Colored Rose. Oil paint, impasto medium and colored pencil on gesso board. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Peace-Colored Rose. Oil paint, impasto medium and colored pencil on gesso board. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

This large painting is in my bedroom. It’s from the tail end of my “White Period” as I explained in this post.  I was still under the influence of my white-Louise Nevelson mania, but had started to add in colored non-abstract objects, influenced by the Sacramento neo-Impressionist painter, Wayne Thiebaud. This painting is in oil on canvas, with plaster texture powder mixed in with some of the paint to provide the relief effect. It’s a bit hard to get the full effect of what it looks like from the photograph:

Fruit on White Background. Oil paint on stretched canvas, with plaster texture powder mixed in with some of the paint. Copyright 2013, by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Fruit on White Background. Oil paint on stretched canvas, with plaster texture powder mixed in with some of the paint. Copyright 2013, by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

This is in my living room (it was a bit hard to get a detailed shot through the glass of the frame). It’s a painting I did of an arrangement of glads I bought for a long-ago Fourth of July party at my old house. The local Safeway conveniently had red, white and blue glads for sale at the time, hence the title:

Fourth of July. Watercolor and gouche on 140 lb watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Fourth of July. Watercolor and gouache on 140 lb watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

I probably have 200 or so works stored at my house in various places. I either need to start selling stuff, or I need more house. I remember reading that Pablo Picasso would buy a house, fill it up with his work, then move on to a new house and start the process all over again. I should be so lucky.

Stuff That’s On My Walls. . .

10 Apr

This one’s in my family room:

Calla Lilies. Original oil painting on canvas. Copyright S. K. Cole 2013, all rights reserved.

Calla Lilies. Original oil painting on canvas. Copyright S. K. Cole 2013, all rights reserved.

This one’s in my dining room:

Coleus Plant. Watercolor on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Coleus Plant. Watercolor on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

This one’s in my family room (I have a pretty big family room):

Artichokes. Watercolor on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Artichokes. Watercolor on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

This one’s in the main bathroom:

Sunflower. Watercolor on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Sunflower. Watercolor on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

This is another one from the family room:

Copper Mold. Watercolor on 140lb cold press watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Copper Mold. Watercolor on 140lb cold press watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.


And another one from my family room:

Magnolia. Watercolor on 140 lb hot press watercolor paper. Copyright S. K. Cole 2013, all rights reserved.

Magnolia. Watercolor on 140 lb hot press watercolor paper. Copyright S. K. Cole 2013, all rights reserved.

I need more house!

Sitting Around. . .

9 Apr

Some work that has been sitting around or (stuck on my walls) for so long, I almost forgot they existed:

Still Life With Geraniums and Bananas. Oil and impasto on stretched canvas. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Still Life With Geraniums and Bananas. Oil and impasto on stretched canvas. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

 

Lemons on a White Background. Oil paint and cotton cloth cut-outs on stretched canvas. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole.

Lemons on a White Background. Oil paint and cotton cloth cut-outs on stretched canvas. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole.

Fruit on a White Background. Oil paint, string and foamcore cut-outs on a white background. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Fruit on a White Background. Oil paint, string and foamcore cut-outs on a white background. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

"BE",Abstract White Painting. Oil paint and foamcore cut-outs on stretched canvas. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

“BE”,Abstract White Painting. Oil paint and foamcore cut-outs on stretched canvas. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

For Sale: Three Peppers

28 Mar

Three bell peppers in dry brush watercolor and colored  pencil on Arches 140 lb watercolor paper:

ORIGINAL Watercolor Painting, Three Bell Peppers, Kitchen Art, Vegetable Art, Original Watercolor Painting

“Three Peppers,” copyright 2013, by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Available for purchase  here:

For Sale

19 Mar

This study of eggs and oranges in watercolor and colored ink gets a lot of “likes” at my Etsy shop. Available for sale here:

Eggs “n Oranges. Watercolor and colored ink on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Miscellaneous

8 Mar
Cheetah, watercolor and ink on paper. Copyright 2013, by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Cheetah, watercolor and ink on paper. Copyright 2013, by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Persimmons. Colored pencil on coldpress 140 lb. watercolor paper. Copyright 2013, by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Persimmons. Colored pencil on coldpress 140 lb. watercolor paper. Copyright 2013, by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Fall Arrangement. Soft pastel on paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Fall Arrangement. Soft pastel on paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Apples and Lemons. Soft pastel and oil on 140lb. watercolor paper, with string. Copyright 2013, by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Apples and Lemons. Soft pastel and oil on 140lb. watercolor paper, with string. Copyright 2013, by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Really Old School

7 Feb

This piece is really old school. It’s circa 1977, pre-art school, done when I was just 17 years old.It’s a copy in chalk pastel of a photograph from a vintage early ’70s edition of the National Geographic Magazine. I was living with my older sister, Sharon, at the time. One day, she brought home a book full of samples of various sizes and types of fancy paper from her office job.

The sample paper was excellent for use with chalk pastels. I think it was actually Nekoosa brand, but it was a lot like the more-familiar Canson paper so beloved of pastel artists, so I’ve described it that way. This piece is in tremendous shape for its age, too. I need to get my husband to frame it under glass as there’s no fixative on the pastel. Needless to say, it’s not for sale.

Blonde Ukrainian Girl. Soft chalk pastel on Canson-like paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Another chalk pastel piece, I did at the same time, using the same book of sample paper, is this still life of green beans in a rustic bowl. I like looking at  my old stuff and remembering how tough I was on myself, and how I thought that my work was never good enough. Now I realize that I was being way too harsh–that a lot of my early work was actually pretty darn good.