Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Barbara Churchley -One Woman Show-9/1-9/30-You're Invited


 EVENT DATES:9/1/14-9/30/14

 OPENING RECEPTION: 9/5/14 5:00-8:00 PM





Monday, August 11, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

"Cloud Shadow Vista" 18" x 24" Original Pastel Painting by Colorado Landscape Artist Margretta Smylie Perry

"Cloud Shadow Vista"

 18” x 24” 
Original Pastel Painting
 by Colorado Landscape Artist,
 Margretta S. Perry

The Rocky Mountains have enough vistas to keep us painting for the rest of our lives! What gorgeous country! I love the cloud shadows and the interesting patterns they make on the countryside. There is always a variety of colors and textures…I could go on and on… Needless to say, I am in love with this country! I try to take my viewers on a little trip through the painting to experience the landscapes we so often take for granted. Enjoy!!

This painting was selected to appear in the North Metro Art Association annual "Colorado Visions" Show at Westminster City Hall. It is always a pleasure to be in this wonderful art show.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maui Shoreline 3...Rae Andrews


Although this is an older pastel I did a few years ago on Maui, and the original is no longer available, I still wanted to post it today.

I used to sit for hours on the shores of Maui, just watching the waves.

I know many of the artists out there have done the same thing.
It is mesmerizing and very challenging to paint.

One has to recall a lot from the imagination, and I find I get into a sort of 'RHYTHM' with the subject, and try to 'FEEL' the movement.

I actually love this image I did, maybe the colors, but always WATER paintings will bring me great joy.

This is a pastel on sanded paper, 19.5 x 25.5"

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Original Pastel Winter Snow Dog Painting "Snow Angel" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

Original Pastel Painting of Dog in Snow 

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Original Pastel Cat Painting, Feline Art, Cat Illustration "Sweetie Cat" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

  Pastel Cat Painting, Feline Art, Cat Illustration  © Nancee Jean Busse 

This was my first portrait of my cat, Gulliver. He was a devilish boy, but when he was sleeping he looked perfectly sweet.

Pastel on Paper/Sold

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Original Pastel Blue Barn Landscape Painting "Blue Barn" by Western Colorado Artist Barbara Churchley

      16"x20" Pastel/SOLD

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       Original Pastel Barn Landscape Painting

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No Rain In Sight...Rae Andrews


This is one of the demos I began yesterday in the pastel workshop I taught. I decided to finish it today.

Thanks everyone for cvoming, it was great fun and you produced wonderful pieces!

This painting is a pastel on sanded paper.
$395 plus S/H

"The Flower Shop" 8" x 10" Original Pastel Painting by Colorado Artist Margretta Smylie Perry

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"The Flower Shop" 
8" x 10" 
Original Pastel Painting 
 by Colorado Artist Margretta Smylie Perry

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fall Mirror...Rae Andrews

Another pastel on sanded paper.

I find this surface far more laborious than the velour to paint on, but a challenge is always good for us, right?

FYI..I rarely smudge with my fingers, I let the pastel do it for me with overlays.I find that keeps my colors glowing and cleaner.

This was on a quite dark valued brown/red paper..
Also another reason it was more laborious for me, I was constantly nudging my lighter values for contrast.

This is 14 x 18" unframed pastel on sanded paper.
$350 plus S/H.

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