Friday, March 21, 2014

Ginella Maples #9

                                              Oil  on Gallery wrapped canvas, 20" x 20"
I have been feeling a little color deprived after the long, cold winter. Who am I kidding, I just love color. What better thing to do than play with vibrant hues and texture? I painted this in preparation for Boulder Arts Week, March  28- April 6, 2014. To view more of my artwork, please visit my web site at

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Autumn Tree Study

                                            Tree Study in watercolor, at the top, 11" x 15";
                                                 and today's study in oil, 20" x 20".
Some subjects are definitely worth revisiting, such as this beautiful tree off Niwot Road in Boulder.
I came across an image of the watercolor study that I did years ago.
I still love this old cottonwood, and the watercolor version of it.
It will be fun to turn it into a full size oil painting on a gallery wrapped canvas. For added interest, I may try to extend the tree's shadow into the foreground.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Silk Paintings by Astrid Paustian

Details of some of my new silk paintings and scarves. On view at my studio and  on Friday, September 7th, 6-9 PM, during NoBo Art Walk, at Carol Silks Studio, 4593 N. Broadway, Suite 101B, across the street from Amante's in North Boulder.
I will be offering silk painting instructions for beginning silk painters. Paint your own small silk painting or scarf for $25. For more information about NoBo Art Walk and participating artists, please go to www.firstfridayboulder.comwww.
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Monday, July 30, 2012

"Bird of Paradise #4" by Astrid Paustian

                                            Oil on Gessobord, 8" x 10", $275.-
I was remembering our Kauai vacation last year while painting this Bird of Paradise blossom 3 days ago.
My husband and I had such a wonderful time on the beautiful Hawaiian island! We came home with many great memories and reference photos.
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Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Wild Rose" by Astrid Paustian

                                               Oil on Gessobord, 5" x 7", $125.-
Small flower and bird studies are a wonderful way for me to relax and meditate. I usually work from my own photographs. This one was taken during the early summer in out beautiful Xeric garden. The roses bloomed in gorgeous shades of yellow, orange and red, and they are relatively drought tolerant. This dry summer everything has been needing a little extra water, of course.
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Monday, July 16, 2012

"Aspen Colors" by Astrid Paustian

                                             Oil on Gessobord,  5" x 7", $ 125.-
Before starting larger paintings, and sometimes just to loosen up, I like to do small color studies of subjects.  Going through my photos from last fall, I found this little Aspen Grove with the unusual bright orange hues in the trees. The hot temperatures of the last 2 months make me look forward to the crisp, cool Autumn days.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Silk Scarves by Astrid Paustian

Silk Scarves, details. I have been busy painting on silk as well as oil and pastel  during the past 4 months.
I must admit that silk painting holds the most appeal and excitement at the moment. It is such a  fast and colorful technique! Today I started taking photographs to market some of the over 50 scarves I have painted so far. Stay tuned for more information to be posted on my web site.