Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Winter In Willow Park by Julie Riker


9x12 oil

I was happy that we had a brief little snow storm last week.  It was just enough snowfall to make everything pretty - and it wouldn't be winter until I got to paint a snow scene :)
This was painted in Willow Park, Camp Hill.  


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Gallery Grand by Julie Riker

16x16 oil

On Saturday I did a 3 hour demonstration painting at Smith Custom Framing, where I have a featured exhibit through the month of February.  I chose to paint the piano in the gallery.  It was fun to observe all the reflections in the shiny black surface and translate them to paint.  That is the reflection of my drop cloth and legs in the front of the piano.


The exhibit will remain hanging in the gallery through the month of February.
http://www.smithcustomframing.com

Colorful Contemporary Animal Art,Lamb Painting, "Maria" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin


FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

 20"x16" Oil on Linen

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Colorful Contemporary Wildlife Art,Buffalo Painting "h20 Buffalo" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 Buffalo Painting, Wildlife Art

 20"x16" Oil on Linen -Available

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

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"ORIOLE SPLASHDOWN" An Original Pastel Painting by Clare Klaum


My painting "Oriole Splashdown" will be part of the member show at Carlisle Arts Learning Center and Gallery (CALC).  The theme of the show is ORANGE CRUSH.  Every year their member show has a different color theme.  As I love to paint birds this theme  led me to Baltimore Orioles.  It has a surreal touch with oranges floating on a pool of orange juice splashing up.  The opening reception is Friday February 10  at 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served.  This reception is free and open to the public.  It is always so exciting to see how the artists have interpreted the theme.  This exhibit will run until March 11. 

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Contemporary Wildlife Animal Fine Art Painting, Bison"Grant" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin


 20"x16"x1.5" " Oil on Linen -Available

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

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WE RISE TOGETHER. Conventional/Digital Collage. Shelby Pizzarro

“You will rise by lifting others.” - Robert G. Ingersoll

When times are bleak we seize the smallest glimmer of hope wherever we encounter it. I find myself in the midst of such times. For me, turning to my Art is a way of trying to make sense of what is clearly chaos.

I started my journey in Art as a printmaker. The mechanics of cutting a woodblock or prepping a stone always fills me with the comforting feeling of whispered anticipation. Working with the Speedball Lino Cutter and Speedycarve block was like visiting an old, sympathetic friend. And the timing couldn’t be better.

I drew simple butterfly shapes on to the Speedyblock as I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to carve. I must say, it was like pushing a warm knife through butter. Now that I am familiar with the block, I am looking forward to using it again on more finely detailed work. I inked up with both a conventional stamp pad and acrylic paint to print the image. Both were successful, but I preferred the acrylic paint finish. When dried, I coloured the butterflies using Twinkling H20 watercolours. I love their shimmer and rich hue…keeping true colour even when dry.

I adore the variety and durability of the Artistcellar stencils. Adding to my Strathmore Journal, I grabbed the Halftone Dots and Seafoam stencils. I wanted to create a feeling of randomness. I allowed the stencils to drop to the paper without positioning them. My selection of acrylics was as accidental.

When all of the elements were complete, I scanned and began the final composition.

It is impossible to ignore the events surrounding us. The implications are global. But through it all, my spirit is renewed.  Each time I see a new group of concerned individuals lifting their voices in unison, I know we are seizing the essence of what makes us truly American. Like soaring butterflies, our differences are celebrated. And we will only rise when we support and lift each other.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Contemporary Wildlife Animal Fine Art Painting, "Walden" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin


 40"x20x1.5" " Oil on Linen -Available

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

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Contemporary Wildlife Animal Fine Art Painting, "Jackhammer" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin


 FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

 40"x10"x1.5" Oil on Linen/Available

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

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Donkey Art,Equine Painting, "OZ" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A. Griffin


 FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

 60"x20"x1.5" Oil on Linen/Avaiable

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

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Friday, January 20, 2017