Tag Archives: Original Oil Painting

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.

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Lost Gauguin Found

17 Jun

A lost Gauguin still life, worth an estimated $1.2 million, has been found in Connecticut.

This seems rather cheap for a Gauguin, but maybe it is a small painting.

Change of Direction

7 Jun

I’ve removed a lot of old work from sale because it wasn’t consistent with my new move into the mid-century modern style of art. If you are browsing through my archives and find a link to a piece of art that’s no longer listed, my apologies!

Addendum: Check out this wonderful blog devoted to all things Mid-Century Modern. It’s really inspiring on an artistic basis for me to look at this stuff. I’m old enough to remember the Kennedy-Johnson Space Age era, although I was just a tot.

ART SALE

10 Mar

IMG_0067Many art pieces in my Etsy shop have been put on sale. See my Sale section here. Included in the sale is the whimsical papier mache zebra on gallery-wrapped canvas, shown above.

New Etsy Listing: New Prickly Pear Painting

30 May
Prickly Pear Cactus, Livermore, Calif.

Prickly Pear Cactus, Livermore, Calif. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved. 

 

Title: “Prickly Pear in Summer, Livermore, Calif.”

Size: 18″ x 24,” horizontal
Date: 2013
Materials: Top grade oil paints, 1/4″ Ampersand Clayboard Panel**
Colors: Rendered in predominate shades of cool and warm greens, cool and warm violents, and yellow/orange.

Can be framed or wired and hung without a frame, but I recommend framing under glass or acrylic.

Available for purchase here. 

 

Still Working on the Giant Prickly Pear Painting. . .

5 May

It’s still unfinished–you may remember it from this post. Here’s what the painting looks like right now. The colors are a bit off in the photo–the background is a bit more purple-magenta-ier than it shows here. But you can get the basic idea:

Giant Prickly Pear (unfinished). Oil on Ampersand Clayboard panel. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Giant Prickly Pear (unfinished). Oil on Ampersand Clayboard panel. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

As I wrote in my first post about this piece, it’s my first experience using a Clayboard Ampersand panel. I think I like it. For one thing, the panels don’t take up as much room as a stretched canvas–always an important consideration for me, in my small 1950s ranch house! These panels can be stored in a flat file, unlike stretched canvas. And they appear to be very durable. Hooray!

Dining Room Art

4 May

This is on the wall of my dining room. I couldn’t get the whole composition into the photo; it’s actually a rather large painting. This was my first experience using the water-mixable oil colors and I remember having trouble with the differences in how the canvas handled the medium:

 

Sunflowers and Bells of Ireland. Copyright 2013, by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Sunflowers and Bells of Ireland. Copyright 2013, by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.