Posts Tagged ‘Acryllic’

Reminiscent of the North!

October 19, 2012

Here is another recently acquired painting entitled “Northern Sentinels” by Janice Wright (my apologies for the slight reflection off the glass).  This painting is acrylic on hot press watercolor paper and is part of a series of 9 paintings that features trees in all seasons, shapes and sizes (I own three of the nine).  I discovered Janice’s work at an exhibition last August in the Visitor’s Gallery of the Broken Arrow campus of Northeastern State University.  This particular piece reminded me of northern Michigan (where I grew up) with its majestic pine trees, its crystal clear lakes, and its crisp, clean air.  Everytime I visit family in the area, I find myself asking “why did I ever leave?” (‘Tis a very beautiful part of the country.)  Of course, I answer myself with: “because of the winter weather.” Regardless, a great place to return to and visit from time to time (spring, summer, or fall).  For a much better photo of this painting, check out this link.

True[ly] Vision[ary]!

August 24, 2012

In the course of updating my art collection inventory, I discovered a piece that I had not yet highlighted on my blog.  So, let’s rectify this omission immediately!  The title: True Vision.   The artist: Shirley Ward.  The medium: acryllic.  This is one of the many paintings that I purchased from the Color Connection Gallery over the years and I really hated to see this gallery close.  But, I am still able to keep in touch with many of the artist, many of whom are still painting on a regular basis.  Allow me to apologize for the poor photograph (I took the picture in situ [on the wall of my office], so there is a little bit of glare off the glass).

I Heart This One!

August 14, 2012

Back in July, prior to leaving on vacation, I had the good fortune of being invited to a gallery opening of a local artist (whose work I admired, but whom I had not yet collected).  Well, I have now collected a piece by this artist.  It was a truly unique piece (very Pollock-esque) and unlike any of this artist’s other works on display.  The “strings” of this one tugged at my heart immediately.  The artist: Sharon Allred.  The title: Heart Strings.  The medium: acryllic.  The style (in my humble opinion): definitely expressionism with  just a hint of action painting.  The end result: marvelous indeed!   And, it is framed in an exquisite fashion as well: a dry-mustard colored double-matte (but with depth — the first matte [and the painting] is to the rear while the second matte is about half-an-inch to the front providing the illusion of a shadow-box) inside a bright red frame.  Simply stunning!

Wildflowers!

July 5, 2012

I was probably drawn to this particular painting because of the orange flowers (at first).  But the more I studied the painting the more I liked it . . . the detail, the composition . . . simply divine.  This is the second piece that I purchased a couple of weeks ago at the Summer Wine Art Gallery in Oklahoma City when I was attending the palette knife demonstration by Becky Mannschreck.  The title of this piece: “Indian Paintbrush.”  The artist: Rory Morgan.  The medium: acryllic.  Rory had another painting at the gallery that was positively fabulous featuring Saguaro Cacti — it was a little larger and a bit more expensive (beyond what I had budgeted for this month), but a piece I may have to go back for (and hope it is still available).  Until then, I will just have to settle for whatever art I can find to entertain myself with here in Tulsa.  As a matter of fact, I will be attending the opening of an exhibit tomorrow evening from 6-9 PM: “Dancing,” featuring the artwork of Sharon Allred (at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 East 4th Street, Tulsa, OK).

My Latest Treasure!

November 15, 2011

Imagine my delight when, one evening several weeks ago, as I was browsing through my Facebook postings, I discovered this fabulous painting by none other than Susan M. Olsen (my cousin)!

The title: “Wall Flower.”
The medium: acryllic on canvas.

Within minutes I was sending a message to Sue to inquire about its availability and pricing (hoping against all hope that I would be able to add this marvelous piece to my collection).   Need I say more?  It’s bright, it’s beautiful, and it’s now hanging in my apartment.  Thank you Sue!  Keep up the good work and keep the creative juices flowing . . . I will be checking in on your site much more frequently now (and I love [and agree wholeheartedly with] the Richard Rohr quotation).

“We all need art and music and solitude.”  (Richard Rohr)

A Different Kind of Glass Art!

August 23, 2011

Here is a wonderful painting (acquired last month) . . . done on the back of the glass panels of an old multi-paned window!   The artist: Amy Perrier, the medium: acryllic; the technique: reverse glass painting; the end result: a wonderful work of art!  I couldn’t find a web page for Amy, but I’ve linked to her page on the Art Fair Insiders blog.

This is the second year in a row that I’ve run across Amy’s work at the Traverse City Art Fair (always the last Saturday of July on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College).  I fell in love with her work last year and this year I managed to purchased one (she had several that I liked).   And, even though I have nearly run out of displayable wall space at my apartment (especially for large pieces), I always manage to find a nook or cranny for my new acquisitions and this piece was no exception.  Being a rather large piece, I was slightly concerned about where I would have room to display it and was thinking that it may have to travel to my office when I came up with a brilliant idea (a stroke of genius really) . . . why not just set it on an existing windowsill and then lean it up against the window itself?  Raise the mini-blinds to just the right level at the top of the painting and voila!  Problem solved.  After reassessing my apartment, the only remaining space available: the interior walls of my closets, and, the fronts and backs of doors (to rooms as well as to closets).  So, the situation is not nearly as dire as I had feared — I just had to start thinking outside of the box a bit.

Woe Is Me!

November 9, 2010

And, while I do not remember the title of this one (shame on me), I fell in love with it immediately.  The title is either “Dejected” or “Despondent” (or something like this, I’ve inquired with the artist and am awaiting a response).  This is another acryllic painting by local artist, R.T. Mannschreck.    Just another treasure that I acquired at this year’s Art in the Square at Utica Square last month.

This particular painting is a unique size (for my collection) — 24″ x 48″ — but it fit perfectly into one of my available spaces at the office (spaces which are dwindling fast).   I’m either going to have to quit collecting art (blasphemous to even think) or find a creative way to attach and/or hang paintings on/from the ceiling.  An interesting paradox indeed.

A Buffalo of a Different Color!

November 2, 2010

Here is a unique rendition (acryllic on canvass) of the American Bison by RT Mannschreck, a local artict that I discovered this year at the Art in the Square event last month.  The combination of colors was truly striking — purple background, black and aqua bison with a white mantle, and an occasional touch of orange . . . simply fabulous. This large piece (30″ x 40″) could not fit any of my available wall space (at the apartment and at the office).  Hmm, I may have to get creative — for now it will just have to lean.

Time For A “Snack!”

October 26, 2010
“Snack” by Celeste Vaught

While this “snack” is not an edible one, it is one that will feed my soul and lift my spirits regularly (every time I enter my office).  This recent acquisition from the “Art in the Square” show at Utica Square in early October grabbed me immediately.  Most assuredly, it was the bright and vivid colors that first drew my eye to this piece (my photo really does not do justice to the vibrant green and red colors — I probably should invest in a quality camera one of these days).  But beyond the color, the balance, composition, and shading are all exquisite (in my humble opinion, of course).  The artist: Celeste Vaught; the medium: acryllic . . . the addiction (art collecting) continues.

It Was Inevitable!

June 27, 2010

Today I discovered yet aother new artist (at least new to me).  Aaron Herron, of Urban Color Works, is a talented painter and shows a lot of promise (in my humble opinion).  Situated in the heart of downtown Tulsa (in the historic Philtower Building), this new gallery is cozy and full of beautiful paintings (acrylic as well as oil) in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. 

I was unable to escape the open house without purchasing this signed, original acrylic on canvas to add to my growing collection (nor did I expect to).  Prior to the artist signing the piece, I was allowed to choose the orientation (i.e., how I wanted to hang the piece) — it is amazing how different the painting looks depending on which end is up. 

The best news: it fit perfectly into one of the few “holes” of the art laden walls of my apartment.  I am certain that I will visit this gallery again!