Tag Archives: Still Life

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"

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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:

BotlesAbstracts

“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.

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.

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!

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.

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.