Tag Archives: Original Art

New Work — Yosemite

22 Jul

I’ve been inspired to do some new landscape paintings by my recent vacation trip to Yosemite National Park. Below is “Yosemite Falls, Summer 2017″ in acrylic on 16″ by 20” stretched canvas. This style of painting is a lot looser and “brush-y” than my usual style, but I’m liking it very much. What do you think?

I plan to post this collection soon at my Etsy shop when they are completed. Watch this space for further info.

2 Likes, 1 Comments - SKColeArt (@s.k.cole) on Instagram: “Yosemite Falls, summer 2017. Acrylic on canvas by SKCole. #paint #landscapepainting #landscape…”

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New Abstract Work Listed

22 Jun

“Jungle Cat 2” is my latest abstract work. It’s acrylic on birch wood cradle, meant to be hung without a frame as all the sides are painted in copper metallic paint. I couldn’t accurately capture the true interplay of color and texture, due to the use of a lot of shiny gold and copper metallic paint. It’s a lot richer in real life. Here’s the link to the listing at Etsy.

Early American Folk Art On Display

19 Jun

The St. Louis Art Museum has a show currently running called “Self-Taught Genius,” a collection of artwork and craft items made by self-taught, early American artists.  I particularly like the wooden American flag that’s depicted at the top of the article; it reminds me of the American flag series of paintings of late 20th Century master Jasper Johns. If you are in the St. Louis area, it might be worth checking out.

Beardsley Inspired Drawings

18 Jun

My post about Aubrey Beardsley from a few days ago nudged me to go look for some Beardsley inspired pen-and-ink drawings from an old (almost 40 years!) college notebook. See what you think:

I’m Way Behind the Times

7 Jun

Look at this artist’s cool site that was apparently crafted from the paid WordPress tools and services. (I use the free stuff because I’m super-cheap.) But I’m way behind the times. I need to get serious about building a real site, and maybe separating my writing posts from my art posts. What do my readers think (all five of them?)

Sold!

7 Jun

Several new works have sold recently at my shop, including this one, this one, and this one. (Scroll down to see the work that’s been sold.) Everyone keeps telling me I sell my work for much too cheap, and I tend to agree, but I know a lot of people who started out selling their work online for ultra-cheap, then gradually increased prices when they built up a following. They tell me  that’s the way it’s done!

At any rate, I’m too old and cranky for the gallery scene, so my shop is what it is.

 

 

New Old Work Listed

2 May

I’ve decided to sell this older watercolor painting, from around the early 2000’s, entitled “Blue Iris.” 

Original Water Color Painting, "Blue Iris", Very Large Wall Art, 23" x 32"