Sunday, July 31, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "Cookies And Butter-cream""

6"H x 6"W  Original Oil on Raymar Panel
$65.00 Unframed/ $80.00 Framed in plain black wooden Frame.

This painting can be purchased on the Daily Paintworks auction site under my name.  You may see my gallery of paintings there also.

A good painting friend invited me over to paint and have dinner.  What a deal!  She furnished the still life(except for my lime green plate that I bought in the clearance area of Joanne Fabrics) and made a terrific dinner, too.  When I came up with this title, I was thinking of the buttercream frosting which was really yummy, and the cookies.  A little take off on "cookies and cream".

Gloria J Zucaro's "Up Cake"

6"H x 6"W  Original Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel
$65.00 Unframed/$80.00 Framed in Plain Black wooden Frame.  Plus shipping to your area.



 Another upside down cereal bowl!  I must be starting a trend??  Well, if I had left it right side up, the cupcake would have only been peaking over the top edge of the bowl from the inside!   My friend Laura, (also an artist, sometimes watercolor and sometimes pastel), gave me the cupcake and I forgot to eat it that day.  The next time I went to the studio to paint it was practically petrified as in The Petrified Forest.  But therefore holding its' delicious folds of butter-cream and sprinkles easily.   However, for some reason no one wanted to eat it after I finished the painting????

Gloria J Zucaro's "Rose And Friends"

5"H x 7"W Original oil on Linen sheet Unframed
$45.00 plus shipping to your zip.  

 A little bouquet of roses and other small flowers trying to survive the heat and humidity

Gloria J Zucaro's "Red,Yellow,Blue"

6"H x 6"W Original Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel
$65.00 Unframed/$80.00 Framed in Plain Black Wooden Frame.
10% of this sale goes to Breast Cancer Research 


 I love pears, so firm but yet juicy.  The title is from Johanna Arnett who reminded us when we took her workshop last year, when you don't know what to do,red,yellow,blue.

1498 Beautiful Trio

11" x 14" = 28 x 35.5 cms. oil on panel

I was half way through this and I realized what a task I had set myself, so many different textures, shapes and shadows, but I struggled on and am pleased with the finished painting.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

With a twist...

Yellow seems to be everywhere this week... I even painted lemons wearing a yellow shirt...ah.,but the twist is that lemons are so cleansing and refreshing that we might listen to the visual message and actually twist and squeeze for well being.... the painting serves as a constant reminder.. 6 x 12...this is acrylic on linen...palette knife and brush ...$ 125 includes or call 251-721-3742

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "Granola With Tea & Lemon"

6"H x 6"W on Raymar Canvas Panel
$65.00 unframed, $80.00 Framed, plus shipping to your location.


    That sounds like a healthy breakfast!  I love to "pose" my subjects in unusual ways, so the cereal bowl is upside down supporting the cup.  The lemon gets center stage.  Oops!  Where is the spoon?  Oh well, I guess I will eat my granola dry...with my fingers.  Makes it last longer anyway!

Impressionistic Floral by Pam Holnback

100 Garden and Floral Oil Paintings - 76/100
6" x 6" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h  click to bid

The day lilies in our garden are gone, but two weeks ago when I painted this they were prolific.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "Spring Faces"

6"H x 6"W on Raymar Canvas Panel
$65.00 unframed, $80.00 Framed, plus shipping to your location.


     Ah! Remember Spring...I think it lasted about two minutes!  Well, these lovely ladies were in small pots on my front step/planter area.  I just returned from a week away at The Clearing Folk Art School in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin.  I took an excellent oil/pastel workshop from Frankie Johnson and was also there while the Door County Plein Air Festival was going on.  Anyway, I digress...When i returned i found all my potted plants to be burned to a pulp by the incredibly hot and humid weather that the Chicago area had during the past week.  So even though my pansies had gotten a little leggy the first of July, I had cut them back to rejuvenate them and kept up the watering and some fertilizer.  But to no avail!!  They are officially over!   But you may have them forever..what a deal!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Impressionistic Floral by Pam Holnback

And A Fourth
100 Garden and floral Oil Paintings 74/100
Oil  6" x 6"
$100.00 + $10. s/h  Click to Bid

I just can't resist these coreopsis!  They're bright, happy looking, everywhere in our back yard, and fun to paint!
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Gladiolus on Hardboard
6" x 6"

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By Mary Jo Zorad of Olymipa, WA
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Robin's Egg Blue by Alexandra Kopp

This 8x10 still life of a birds nest is I recently did.
It is such a reminder of the circle of life
and the symbol of hope.
This painting is available in my ETSY shop

Friday, July 22, 2011

"Lemon Drop" by Kelli Miller

I thought that this was a pretty appropriate painting considering I'm going on vacation tomorrow. I won't have internet access for the next week. Hasta la vista! Ole!:)

Gloria J Zucaro's " Dogwood Duck"

6"H x 6"W Original Oil Painting on Raymar Canvas Panel
$65.00 Unframed
$80.00 Framed in Plain Black Wooden Frame
Plus shipping to your location


This is one of two little porcelain ducks I have.  I added some dogwood blooms along-side to keep him company.

Impressionistic Floral by Pam Holnback

And A Third
100 Garden and Floral Oil Paintings
6" x 6" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

Those of you who follow my blog know that I love to paint series.  I often paint three of something.  It helps me see the colors, values, simplify shapes.  Since we have so many coreopsis in our back yard, I just keep moving around and seeing another great shape just waiting to be painted!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

1488 'Boxed' SOLD

6" x 12" oil on panel,

These three lovely hand thrown pots have been collected here and there, I especially like hand made pieces with their beautiful glazes and uniqueness. In the box that I posed them in, once held 2 special bottles of French wine given to me as a thank you for a portrait commission I completed a little while ago.  I love to collect items I think I might be able to use in a still life set up.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "Lady Slipper"

8"H x 6"W Original Oil on Stretched Canvas
Unframed and ready to hang.
$75.00 plus shipping to your location.

I love all kinds of orchids and they are the flowers I paint most frequently.  These are just the very tops of an orchid plant I have on my desk.  I had planned to paint the whole plant with the long,long stems and all...but the beautiful flowers themselves would have been lost, too miniature.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"Priscilla" Original Still Life Lemon Painting by Colorado Artist Kelli Miller

I paint in an old boarding house. There are 14 artists in the building and we each have our own studio. Literally our own studio apartment. Only about 300 square feet. There are usually five or six artists in the building at one time. When I finish a painting I get so excited that I go around and show it to anyone that is there. Judy is a fellow painter and she is a hoot! When I took this down to show her she exclaimed "Priscilla!" That's how it got it's name!

6x6 oil priced at $100.00

Impressionistic Floral by Pam Holnback

A Second Coreopsis
100 Garden and Floral Oil Paintings, 73/100
6" x 6" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

With this coreopsis, I used the purple complement for most of the dark and shadows, with touches of cad orange.  This darkens by graying a bit, and the effect is not as cool as the previous painting.
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Impressionistic Floral by Pam Holnback

6" x 6" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

Right now our back yard is filled with coreopsis.  So, I decided it's a great time to paint yellows.  Yellow can be tricky.  Do you darken it with green and make it cool?  Do you darken it with orange and make it warm?  Do you use the complement, purple, and gray it a little?  I'll be posting coreopsis done in all of the above ways.  In this one, I mixed the cool yellow and brushed it on, one stroke, then a clean brush:  over and over.    I like the way it's kind of "stripey."
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

"Chocolate Cupcake" By Kelli Miller

My sister's birthday was yesterday. So in honor of her I painted a festive little cupcake. This one is an odd size, it's 4x8 in. I had some canvas panel left over and didn't want it to go to waste!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "ORANGE"

6"H x 6"W  Oil on Raymar Panel
$45.00 starting bid       Unframed    SOLD
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 I was in the mood for orange on this particular day, with a little cool-down from its compliment color of blue.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

"Date Night" by Kelli Miller

Date night? Not so much. I bet my husband wishes I would wear these on our date nights!

Reflections -Cheri Homaee

New to the Still life group. This is an image of a silver sugar bowl and used a napkin as a background. My pallet was titanium white, mars black and hooker's green. You can purchase this piece at Le Art Studio.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Panel
Size: 9 x 12
Price: $350

White Poppy flower: The Visitor by Cathyann Burgess

The Visitor©2011 C.L.Burgess 6x8 oil on paper

I escaped the bee sting since he was preoccupied with this marvelous flower!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cheyenne Hip Hugger

Sunday, July 10, 2011
This painting will be on display at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale at the Old West Museum from July 21-July 31.

"Cheyenne Hip Hugger"
16" x 20"
Pastel on Belgium Mist Wallis


Friday, July 8, 2011

Copper Bowl and Fiddle

Friday, July 8, 2011
This painting will be on display at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale at the Old West Museum from July 21-July 31.

"Copper Bowl and Fiddle"
16" x 20"
Pastel on Belgium Mist Wallis


Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Slice of Summertime" by Kelli Miller

Funny thing, I was painting this "Slice of Summertime" while it was raining and only 66 degrees here in Colorado. That's what I love about living in Colorado...90 degrees one day and 66 the next!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "Flame Lily"

8"H x 10"W on Stretched Canvas   
$75.00 Unframed, $90.00 Framed plus shipping to your location.

Well, you have definitely seen this one before!
I hope you enjoy it as a painting as well as my header.