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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.

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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 ┬ámy 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.

More Old Stuff

6 Feb

Fruits and Vegetables, book illustration sample, early 1980s. Ink and gouache on cold-press illustration board:

Fruits and Vegetables, ink and gouache on cold press illustration board. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Practice

14 Jan
Random Fruit Design

Random Fruit Design

Just practicing with a new digital painting software program I recently discovered Pictured above is a random fruit illustration I drew in the program. I’ve never done much digital art, but I like the program a lot.

New Listing: Strawberry Pincushion, Still Life

12 Dec

A new listing at my Etsy shop. This is a still life of an old-fashioned strawberry pincushion, just like your mother or grandmother once had! It is rendered in water-mixable oil paints on gallery-wrapped canvas.

Original Oil Painting, Pink Strawberry Pincushion, Sewing Art, Home Decor, Sewing Decor, Pink Art, Oiriginal Oil Painting

“Strawberry Pink Pincushion”. Oil on canvas. Copyright 2012, by S. K. Cole. All rights reserved.

I also have the original version of this painting listed at my shop, which is done in watercolor/colored pencil on 140 lb. cold-pressed Arches watercolor paper. Either one would make a nice wall decoration for a sewing room or a very girly bedroom or home office.

Pink Pincushion Original Watercolor/Pencil, Pink Original Painting, Strawberry Pincushion, Sewing Art

“Strawberry Pink Pincushion,” watercolor and colored pencil on cold-press 140 lb. watercolor paper. Copyright 2o12, by S. K. Cole. All rights reserved.

 

New Listing Custom Painting 16″ x 20″

4 Dec

I’m opening up my Etsy shop for custom commissions for a set price of $200, for a limited time. More information here.

Custom Oil Painting 16 x 20 Any Subject

“Roses in Wedgewood Vase”, Copyright 2012, by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.