Thursday, July 30, 2015

'Through the Trees'
Rockville Bridge, Harrisburg, PA
An Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Through the Trees'
Rockville Bridge   Harrisburg, PA
Oil on Gessoed Archival Hardboard Panel
9 x 12

I absolutely love painting along water, and especially
 the Susquehanna River here in Pennsylvania.  When I am
there I often take lots of photos as reference for future work.
This is one that I have been wanting to paint for over three years...
and is of a glimpse of my favorite Rockville Bridge
through the foliage of trees and wild plants.

I apologize for the glare - it is just off my easel.

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
Member of:

Colorful Contemporary Pig Art, Sow Painting Farm Animal "Pork Chop" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 24"x24" Oil on Canvas

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

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


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Colorful Contemporary Animal Art,Wild Burro Painting, Donkey "Half Pint" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 24"x24" Oil on Linen/SOLD

 This painting is sold, but commissions are welcome.

 PRINTS are available HERE

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

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


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Colorful Contemporary Animal Art,Bear Painting "Aurora" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 FRESH OFF THE EASEL.....


 96"x60 Oil on Linen/Available

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

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


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Monday, July 27, 2015

"Purple Loosestrife Landscape" by Susan Benigni Landis (Susan B. Landis)

 
"Purple Loosestrife Landscape"
(Susquehanna River)
 
22x28", oil
 
There seemed to be purple vegetation, large and small, everywhere in this scene, including reflections from the water to the clouds.

Colorful Contemporary Animal Art,Wild Burro Painting, Donkey "Apple Jack" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 36"x36" Oil on Linen/SOLD

 This painting is sold, but commissions are welcome.

 PRINTS are available HERE

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

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


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The DPP August Exhibit By Sue Marrazzo

I am so honored to be exhibiting with the Daily Painters of PA, again. 
The venue is so grand and special! It is at the PA State Capitol Rotunda. 
Check out the side bar on this blog for the details. 
The following work will be my entry into this upcoming Art Exhibit...

Hardly Visible Vision
A mixed media painting
by Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS

ROAD TO THE RIVER By Cecelia Lyden

oil/canvasboard
12x16
www.cecelialyden.com

Julie and I traveled north to Liverpool to paint, on one of those perfect days last week. We thought we would paint the Susquehanna, but decided the quaint Americana town was much more interesting. After cruising the streets, Julie chose a picturesque pink house and I was attracted to reddish-brown boxlike structure and bright yellow flowers growing on the side of the road.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

'Across the River'
View of the Harrisburg, PA Skyline
from West Fairview
An Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Across the River'
Harrisburg, PA skyline from West Fairview
Plein Air
Oil on Canvas Panel
6 x 8

Painting along the Susquehanna River in West Fairview, PA
on a beautiful, and very hot July morning...  I loved the way
the humidity softened edges and colors, especially on the
capitol building. 

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
Member of:

Colorful Landscape, Tree Oil Painting "Sweet Sycamore" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A.Griffin

  Oil Landscape Painting, Water,Tree

  36"x18" Oil on Board

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

  Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Peeking Through by Julie Riker

10x8 oil

Enjoying this great weather!
On Thursday I painted in the little town of Boiling Springs.  I thought perhaps I'd do a street scene, or one of the charming houses - but sometimes I find the space in between the buildings more interesting than the buildings themselves.

Friday, July 24, 2015

"POPPIES ABLAZE" An Original Pastel Painting by Clare Klaum


Fresh off the easel!  This painting is from a photo that I took during the Plein Air Camp Hill Festival.  The second day of the event I painted at a property with several gardens.  These Poppies were stunning and I knew I would be doing a studio painting from my photo.  This painting will be part of the Daily Painters of PA exhibit  at the Capital Rotunda for the month of August. 

                 To see more of my work please visit my website
                               www.clareklaumfineart.com

Colorful Contemporary Cow Art, Bovine Painting"Camp Hill Gal" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

Brown Cow, Bovine 

24"x18" Oil on Linen/Available

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 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.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Feature In "Artful Blogging" Magazine. Shelby Pizzarro

LIFE IS BLISS - ATC
Everyone has a story. Some stories are powerfully dramatic and others quietly serene. But each story is unique, twisting and turning full of wonder and magic, leading to the events of our dreams...a blissful life.

I have always enjoyed writing. There is something about words I find comforting. They echo my art. They at times finish the thoughts my images begin. They have also been the genesis of work...the words of others inspiring me, moving me visually.

When I was approached about being featured in Stampington & Company's "Artful Blogging" magazine I was so much more than delighted and astounded. I am an avid reader, and have always been highly impressed with the quality of work published. My copy arrived in the mail today. Reading each article and viewing the luscious imagery I felt so honoured to be in the company of the other Stampington artists. 

As much as I love the digital world, I still enjoy nothing more than curling up on the couch with a cup of tea and the printed word. There is joy in holding the work of others in my hands and allowing them to guide me through their story.

I invite you to view my feature in the Autumn issue of "Artful Blogging" magazine. I hope you will allow me to guide you through my sometimes dramatic, sometimes serene, but always blissful story.

Colorful Landscape, Sunrise Oil Painting "Texas Sunrise" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A.Griffin

 Sunset Oil Landscape Painting

12"x18" Oil on Board

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 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

"Red White and Blue" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

10"x14" watercolor on arches 140lb paper

 I love natures natural coloring! I met these two wonderful birds, along with many others at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve in Maryland. Preserves and zoos are a great way to study birds and animals.

Please come see me and my work at the Lititz Fine Art Show on Saturday July 25th from 9am-5pm. My booth #is A9. I have many new paintings to add to your collections!

If you are interested in purchasing this painting please contact me at debra@debkreiger.com, or visit my website at www.debkreiger.com.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Little Pink Charmer by Julie Riker

9x12 oil

I found this pink house in Liverpool.  I was attracted to the strong sunlight on the house and the variations in pinks - including the reflected glow under the porch roof.
The entire time I was painting I had that John Mellencamp song going through my head "Ain't that America...little pink houses for you and me".  With the sunflowers, the flag, this seemed like the quintessential small town charmer.

"In Those Grasses", Pastel, Tatiana Myers.

"In Those Grasses",  11 x 14", Pastel.

Another piece painted in memory of summer 2014
when we went to see our friends in Massachusetts.
Field of wildflowers full of light and color. 
Never getting tired of those.



Personal Challenges in Painting

 I have spent the first six months of 2015 working mostly outside of my comfort zone. I challenged myself to work from reference photographs and to learn new techniques. I also returned to working with oil paints for some of my paintings.

Because I mostly design and paint experimentally and intuitively, it is a challenge to me to work from reference resources. For example, in the painting "Old Shaky," I painted the bridge five times, mostly because (1) I have issues with straight lines and (2) I was guilty of seeing what was in my head, but not in the resource photograph.

"Old Shaky" 30 by 36, oil on canvas































As for techniques, I continue to expand knowledge and build skill with mixed media painting and with "Nature's Bouquet, I employed a chalk pastel under painting. It's my new go-to technique because I love to use layers and depth in my work.

Acrylic and chalk pastel finish the painting, which turned out to be a semi-realistic portrayal of flowers growing in a portion of a field.

"Nature's Bouquet" 24 by 30, mixed media on canvas