Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Colorful Contemporary Animal Paintings, Farm Animal, Turkey "Jedi" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

Turkey Painting, Farm Animal Art, Animal Art,

 5"x7" Egg Tempera on Board/Available

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 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

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"Autumn in the Pond" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

8.5" x 11.5" watercolor on 140lb arches paper

This painting was inspired by the pond at Kings Gap State Park in PA. I feel very blessed to witness these really cool moments and to share them with you through my paintings. There were a lot of curious frogs wanting to get a better look at me. This one posed just perfect!

If you would like to purchase this painting please e-mail me at debra@debkreiger.com.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FREE FALL BY SUE MARRAZZO

Here is a NEW Mixed Media painting that I finished earlier today. 

Title: Free Fall
Size: 10"x10"x2"
Substrate: Canvas
Medium: Mixed Media
Artist, and Art Instructor: 
Sue Marrazzo,ISAP,NCS

Colorful Contemporary Dog Portrait,Animal Painting "Adoration Of The Maji"by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 Dog Painting, Pet Portrait, Animal Art,

 6"x6" Oil on Linen/Available

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 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Colorful Contemporary Wildlife Bison, Buffalo Painting "Private First Class" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin


 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 72"x48" Oil on Linen/Available

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 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

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"Lost and Found" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

16"x9" watercolor on 140 lb arches paper
Hope you enjoy this one. Many treasures can be found on the beach!
If interested in purchasing this painting please e-mail me at debra@debkreiger.com. You can see more of my work at www.debkreiger.com.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Red Settee by Julie Riker

14x18 oil

On Friday I joined a group of artists to paint from a live model.
I haven't painted the figure in a long time and it felt great, but I am looking forward to more practice.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

FLWERS - Anthony Riley

Well, although I did begin working on plans for a large painting I got bogged down very soon after beginning and decided I'm not really interested in doing a large painting right now- at least not that one.  In the mean time a good friend and fine musician, Bob Loy, asked me if I would be interested in making a video of a song he recorded with Anthony Riley.  
Anthony's story is a sad one, chronicled here and in many other publications -http://articles.philly.com/2015-06-09/news/63189019_1_battle-round-best-street-performer-the-voice
Bob was in the middle of recording many of his own songs with Anthony when he died.  This is a lovely piece called Flowers.  This is not the official version.  It is an exclusive preview for you faithful followers.   After working with the music for a couple of weeks I find it very moving. Is it the back story, the lyrics, the voice?  Let me know what you think.

Here is the video -https://youtu.be/ahKFNHs2MOc

Colorful Contemporary Wildlife Bighorn Sheep " Bighorn Sheep" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

Bighorn Sheep Painting, Wildlife Art,

 12"x24" Oil on Canvas/Available

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 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

'Gossip Girls'
An Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Gossip Girls'
Oil on Archival Linen Panel
6 x 12

I love the sunny faces of sunflowers, and because
they are almost always grown in patches it seems as though
they have their own little community...one where everyone 
knows everyone else...and everyone also knows everyone 
else's business!

This painting was done with a limited palette of
Prussian Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Lemon
Yellow and White.  I also used an underpainting mixture
of Ultramarine Blue to block in the dark abstract shapes,
and I really like how bits of it peek through.

If you would like to see more of my work,
please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.


Claire Beadon Carnell
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Into the Sunlight, watercolor by Linda Young

Into the Sunlight, 12 x 16 watercolor
Walk from the cooling shadows and into the warmth of the sun that lights the way into this small forested area.

Linda Young Watercolors
P O Box 9441
Carlisle, Pa.  17013

Contemporary Western Art, Cowboy, Horse "Betty Jean" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 Cowboy Art,Horse Painting

 20"x20" Oil on Canvas

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Soon Forgotten - original representational impressionistic plein air landscape oil painting by contemporary Pennsylvania artist Pat Koscienski

"Soon Forgotten"
8" x 10"
Oil on canvas


"Soon Forgotten" is an 8" x 10" painting done plein air on a farm that had many of these small buildings recently demolished...wood being used as found wood?  This particular building was gone the next week we painted there and I'm sure will be "Soon Forgotten".  If you have any questions or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  To see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my bog spot and website at:

Colorful Contemporary Wildlife Bear Art Bear Painting "Bjorn" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

FRESH OFF THE EASEL......


 BEAR Painting, Mammal Art,

 30"x60" Oil on Canvas/Available

 Visit Patricia A. Griffin Artist for pricing.

 View more of my work at http://www.griffingallery.org

 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

'Southern Sunflowers'
An Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Southern Sunflowers'
Oil on Archival Linen Panel
12 x 16

Last Summer, my husband and I took the Auto Train down
to Florida to attend a wedding, and then drove back so
that we could stop and visit family and explore some of the Southern
states on our way home.
We were driving through Georgia when I spotted an old
barn and fields of sunflowers, and knew it would be so much
 fun to paint - and it was - wish you could see the texture of the paint!

If you would like to see more of my work,
please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.


Claire Beadon Carnell
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A Labor of Love By Sue Marrazzo

I recently SOLD this mixed media painting in an ART EXHIBIT. 
The new Owner lives in CT. 
I created this work in MANY layers to build up texture. 
It was a labor of LOVE. 
Thanks to AAH for their continued support! 
Also, thanks for looking!

Vertical Ombre, a SOLD mixed media work 
by artist and art instructor:
Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS

Saturday, August 22, 2015

WHAT WE CENSOR. Shelby Pizzarro. Collage

WHAT WE CENSOR, WHAT WE DON'T
With numerous magazine spread out before me, I searched the pages fruitlessly for the sentiment expressed in the words of Edgar Allan Poe: “There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”

I have searched through quite a few vintage magazines lately. Seventy-seven years have yellowed the pages, but the ads have a message that today still ring out loud and clear. As women so much of our worth is tied to our appearance. The ads confirm this, marketing one product or another to make us thinner, younger, beautiful, and ultimately happier. And over seven decades, nothing has changed.

While I have no qualms with anyone trying to look their best, where does the obsession for unattainable perfection become just that...an obsession...splitting us into fragments of ourselves.

As artists, we are visual beings. Do you find yourself contemplating the message sent in these types of ads? Do they influence your work, or your life? Is the search for beauty and perfection tempered with self censorship?

The substrate for my collage is a stretched canvas. It is covered in metallic gold acrylic paint. I built the collage from a fashion photo from the 1950's, vintage magazine ads, excerpts from a 1938 diary, and handmade paper.

What do you censor...even to yourself?