Monday, October 31, 2011

Bloom and Bud - a 6"x6" Original Oil Painting by New York Fine Artist Maryann Lucas

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The last of my summer blooms placed in a tiny bottle I found at a yard sale. Simple and so beautiful. The oil is painted on a 6"x6" gessobord and is available by clicking above. To see all of my available work   click here  and you may also enjoy my blog.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "BOO! Happy Halloween!" Abstract Ghoul

10"H x 7.5"W Original oil on Board  $75. Unframed

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I really had fun painting this somewhat abstracted Halloween Ghoul to scare your socks off!  10% of the sale price will go to Kimberly Conrad's Club 47 for breast cancer research.

Gloria J Zucaro's Pumpkin Challenge"Up Close & Personal"

6"H x 6"W Original Oil on Raymar Panel
Unframed.  This pumpkin painting may be found on the Daily Paintworks site up for auction starting bid at $35.00 or purchased here for $65.00.  10% of the proceeds from the sale go to Kimberly Conrad's Club 47 to raise money for Breast Cancer Research.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "Shadow Cat"

6"H x 6"W Oil on Raymar Panel
$65.00 Unframed/$80.00 in Floater Frame


      I love this little stack of a carved-look pumpkin, black cat and a crow.  It is sitting on my kitchen windowsill for the month of October.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "In A Nest Of Leaves"

8"H x 8"W Original Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel
$75.00 Unframed/ Framed in Floater $90.00 


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This is my little bird figurine from my sister-in-law.  He is sweetly seated in a little pile of leaves. I again use orange and aqua as my choices for a crisp Fall day.  10% of the sale price goes to Kimberly Conrad's Club # 47 for Breast cancer.

Salvaged: Some thoughts on a Still Life by Cathyann Burgess

Salvaged©2011C.L.Burgess oil on linen 16x12
Bella Arte Gallery

When I thought of the title it was so very appropriate. To salvage is to rescue.

We artists, and  most especially former art teachers make good use of things disposed, forgotten, unwanted, worn out, the flotsam and jetsam of life. I used to so admire the artist Louise Nevelson for that. She, taking the tossed out and about; breathing new life into the found object.

Maybe too, the symbolism herein could also be read differently, as we all bring something to the pieces as we look at art objects. What could the spent spider flower mean in this context? And the the weathered wood; was it used to support perhaps a porch roof? Or did the painter put those words there? Why are these objects precious enough to  arrange and paint?

What story do these things hold for you?
Art tells stories. It really doesn't matter what that story is sometimes, once the artist gives it birth. The experience has already been had once. It is generously given now for others to ruminate over, write poems for, remember someone or something or somewhere; giving still, new birth to yet more art, perhaps.
Thank you, Louise.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "Fall Flavors"

8"H x 8"W Original Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel
You can find this painting up for auction on the Daily Paintworks site.  Starting bid $47.00.
I will will donate 10% of the sale price to Breast Cancer Research for the Club 47 organized by Kimberly Conrad. 
I have really been in the Fall and Halloween mood this last week, so will be posting more paintings with ORANGE!  I happen to love, ...yellow, aqua, ah well, I digress!

"Apple Study" By Kelli Miller

This is a value study I did in Carol Marine's workshop. I learned more from her in 5 days than I did in three years of classes! Love her!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wildflowers, an original 14x11 pastel by western Colorado artist, Barbara Churchley

During a stay at a high altitude lodge during a Rocky Mountain summer, I picked a fresh bouquet of wildflowers. They were so fresh and engaging to paint. To view more of my work, please visit my website at or e-mail me at

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "The Fairy Godmother"

11.75"H x 9"W Original Oil on Black Canson Paper                 Unframed 
This painting is for sale in the Daily Paintworks auction site for the Challenge, 
              "Every Mother Counts".  The Challenge is the theme "Mom".
All proceeds from the sale will go to Heather Armstrong's(aka Dooce) Team.
I am starting the bid at $50.00 plus actual shipping to your location.

I was ready to paint this little fairy one morning and realized that I didn't have a canvas available in the size I wanted, so just decided to paint her on a piece of my black Canson pastel paper.  I think the dark background really sparks up her vibrant colors.

'Lemon with Silver', Contemporary Realism by Paula Peacock

'Lemon with Silver', oil on mounted canvas, 8 1/2" x 6 1/4"

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

1517 Sweet and Sour

24" x 12" oil on panel  to see more of my work go to

This one took a week of hard work and a lot of layers of paint until it was perfect, and those lines on the plate made me see checks before my eyes when I went to sleep!  I'm finally happy with it after a lot of fine tuning.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "Awe Nuts!"

5"H x 7"W Original Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas.  Ready to Hang.  $65.00 Plus S&H

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Another one of my lunches!  This day I really ran out of time and put a handful of mixed nuts in a Ziploc sandwich bag and ran.  I decided to use them as my still life...before I ate them for lunch!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "Blue Glass Lemon"

8"H x 8"W Original Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel
$75.00 unframed

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I went to Costco to get some things for a luncheon at my house with girlfriends.  One friend drinks tea, so I bought a bag of lemons.  What was I thinking!  I got 5lbs of lemons and as it turned out she didn't even have tea that day!  So I am thinking I am going to have to make homemade lemonade...humm, I think I need a 5lb bag of sugar! 

SUSHI EBI by Alexandra Kopp

It is said that you should paint what you love. It tastes wonderful and the beauty of presentation is an art in itself.  So this is  a new series of small paintings called the ART OF SUSHI.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "Diamonds are..."

11"H x 14"W Original oil on Canvas
$75.00 plus S&H 
Another really fun challenge from the Daily Paintworks site.  Carol Marine listed a photo of a young girl with a very busy background.  She said to do what we would with the photo in making our own background.  I don't know why, but I immediately thought of the young girl leaving Tiffany's with her bag filled with and her body covered in diamonds.  My Blog

Saturday, October 15, 2011

1513 Bearly Light

9" x 12" = 30.4 x 23 cms. oil on panel, framed (17" x 20")

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Is It A Real Chicken?" By Kelli Miller

6x6 oil
Last week I went to a garage sale and got a rather homely looking stuffed chicken. Here he is!

Gloria J Zucaro's "Entri qui, per favore"

10"H x 8"W Original Oil from part of cropped photo by Layne Cook
for the Daily Paintworks Challenge for the week of October 9-15.  $100.00

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In this challenge we were to pick part of the photo from Layne Cook and make our own composition.
Here is whole photo.
 When I enlarged it to see it better, I saw this beautiful carved wooden and massive doorway at the top of the stairs. It is draped with a canopy and side panels in lush fabric.  I was attracted the the doorway and curved stonework over the door as well as the light on the side of the building leading up to the entry.  To me it is in an Italian city.  So I am calling it "Enter Here, Please" in Italian.  The translation is from the Yahoo Babel Fish site.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Poppy, an 8x6 original oil painting by western Colorado artist, Barbara Churchley

I painted a series of poppies, and this painting was one of the smaller ones. I painted them using brush and palette knife and glazes for an expressionist look. This painting is sold but to view more of my work, please visit my website at or e-mail me at

'Gulliver's Snack II', Contemporary Realism by Paula Peacock

'Gulliver's Snack II', 6"x6", Oil on Canvas
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Red Striped Camellia by Cathyann Burgess

Red Striped Camellia©2011 C.L.Burgess16 x 12 oil on linen

The camellias in my yard are getting ready to bloom again. These were
painted from my spring blossoms and hopefully gaining attention and
a new home from the show Art at the Mill which ends this weekend.

I am especially looking forward to seeing the blooms this season,
in stark contrast to the tree that was felled form Irene, not two
feet away from it. Photos will follow. And of course, more paintings
of camellias.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

'The Water Bearer', Original Oil Paintings by Paula Peacock

'The Water Bearer', 16" x 20", Original oil painting on canvas
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Gloria J Zucaro's "String Cheese Salad"

7"H x 5"W Original Oil on 1 1/2" Gallery Wrapped Canvas
$65.00 Ready to hang.
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Here is another one of my Summer lunches.  I always have some string cheese available for my 3 year old grandson Enzo when he comes over.  So if I am in a hurry, it is great to grab some cherry tomatoes, the cheese and a little shake of salt on the tomatoes for a quick snack.  I love my salt and pepper set that were handcrafted with wire and blue & red  glass drops.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Rose Garden by Pam Holnback

Rose Garden
6" x 8" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

This piece is from earlier this summer.  Just now realized that I'd never posted it.  My plein air group, Garden Artists, painted in the most beautiful garden that day.  I love the way the light and shadows created a pattern on the fence.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pet Me by Karen Chamblin

Pet Me

Oil On Canvas

20 x 12


Bathing Sparrow by Karen Chamblin

Bathing Sparrow

Oil On Linen

4 x 6

Still Life: A Sunny Disposition by Cathyann Burgess

A Sunny Disposition©2011 C.L.Burgess oil 6x6 oil on board

After returning from seeing my best girlfriend, who lives in State College, PA I feel a rush of warmth. So what better way to express days well spent in the sunshine of friendship, in spite of the gray weather of the mountains that surrounded us during my stay.

On the way to lunch, we saw a field of sunflowers, boldly presenting their sunny faces against the steel blue, cold sky.  A Cheers to us! from nature.
We made our own sunshine. This is my impression.     info to purchase this or any other painting

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Pumpkin Pair" By Kelli Miller

6x6in $100.00

It's that time of year! I painted these little guys yesterday then I put them on my front porch. This morning I headed out for my walk and it was gone. Looked around and found it half eaten under the tree. Wow who's feeding the squirrels the roids??

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's Abstract "One Turquoise Egg"

8"H x 16"W Original Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel
$100.00 Unframed. 

      I enjoyed the strokes of texture in various colors under my eggs.  

Their little chunky nest reminds me of a log and it's splinters.

" At the Casita" 18x14, an original oil still life painting by western Colorado artist Barbara Churchley

While visiting a friend in Taos, I stayed in his guest casita. There were fresh flowers, so I painted them with his painting in the background. Great fun. This painting is in a private collection, but to view more of my work, please visit my website at or e-mail me at

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Glass Hat

This peach is just a little too big for the sugar bowl I put it in. When I put the top on, it looked like a glass hat.

6x6 oil on Raymar canvas panel
Comes with folding wrought iron scroll stand.
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Gloria J Zucaro's " Egg Cup"

6"H x 6"W Original Oil On Raymar Panel
$65.00 Unframed.      Plain Black Wooden Frame Available $80.00

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An exercise in white, reflecting the red background fabric and the cool light from the windows.  
I love eggs!  They seem to have a personality and are versatile and willing to pose for you in any situation.