Sunday, January 30, 2011

"Autumn Complements" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 24" x 24", $625.-
An experimental painting, utilizing the complementary colors of the subjects rather than the actual colors. The painting continues around the 2" deep corners, which gives it an almost sculptural quality. This painting was a lot of fun to paint, as you can imagine!
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Friday, January 28, 2011

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Almost Nap Time" by Astrid Paustian

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Almost Nap Time" by Astrid Paustian: "Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 8' x 8', $175.- Painting continues around the 2' deep edges. This is one of a series of chick paintings done ..."

"Almost Nap Time" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 8" x 8", $175.-
Painting continues around the 2" deep edges.
This is one of a series of chick paintings done from photographs I took at a little family farm after they received their order of 2 day old chicks in the mail. What beautiful creatures they are! And so much personality at the tender age of 2 days.
Not to worry, these chickens will live out their lives on Michelle and Tim's little farm, laying eggs and being loved by the entire family.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Sunset Meditation" by Astrid Paustian

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Sunset Meditation" by Astrid Paustian: "Pastel, 16' x 19', matted and framed to 20' x 24', $375.- Another painting of our spectacular winter sunsets. Even when the vegetation turns..."

"Sunset Meditation" by Astrid Paustian

Pastel, 16" x 19", matted and framed to 20" x 24", $375.-
Another painting of our spectacular winter sunsets.
Even when the vegetation turns brown and gray along the Front Range in Winter, most evenings turn into a fantastic display of colors and light.
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Monday, January 24, 2011

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Aspen Tapestry #2" by Astrid Paustian

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Aspen Tapestry #2" by Astrid Paustian: "Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 24' x 24', $ 625.- Painting continues around the 2' deep edges. This is another one of a series of abstracted..."

"Aspen Tapestry #2" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 24" x 24", $ 625.-
Painting continues around the 2" deep edges.
This is another one of a series of abstracted Aspen Paintings that I am painting for an upcoming show. Inspired by Colorado's gorgeous Aspen trees, the wonderful patterns of their trunks and shimmering leaves, and the brilliant colors of Batik fabrics found at a local quilting store.
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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Orange Poppy #7" by Astrid Paustian

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Orange Poppy #7" by Astrid Paustian: "Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 8' x 8', part of a Triptych. Paintings continue around the edges. Poppies are one of my favorite subjects to ..."

"Orange Poppy #7" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 8" x 8", part of a Triptych.
Paintings continue around the edges.
Poppies are one of my favorite subjects to paint, especially during these cold Winter days. They grow in our garden every May, their blossoms a spectacular display that lasts but a short while.
This painting is one of a Triptych that will be on display at the Art Center of Estes Park next month during my upcoming "Featured Artist" show.
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Chickadee" by Astrid Paustian

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Chickadee" by Astrid Paustian: "Oil on Gallery wrapped canvas, 5' x 5'. $85.- Painting continues around the 2' deep edges. Yesterday's fast moving snow storm was a quick re..."

"Chickadee" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on Gallery wrapped canvas, 5" x 5". $85.-
Painting continues around the 2" deep edges.
Yesterday's fast moving snow storm was a quick reminder that it is still winter, after all. I painted this little guy last weekend from a Photo taken during last week's storm.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Kent's Garden" by Astrid Paustian

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Kent's Garden" by Astrid Paustian: "Once again, the recent warm temperatures make me think of Spring and Summer. I'm not the only one, judging by the bird activity in our yard ..."

"Kent's Garden" by Astrid Paustian

Once again, the recent warm temperatures make me think of Spring and Summer. I'm not the only one, judging by the bird activity in our yard this morning.
This is a painting of our garden. My husband is a passionate gardener and the beautiful Dry Garden, full of native and hardy plants, is getting bigger and better every year.
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Trail Ridge Crow" by Astrid Paustian

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Trail Ridge Crow" by Astrid Paustian: "Oil on canvas, 10' x 8', $ 275.- This is a painting from a photograph taken at the top of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park d..."

"Trail Ridge Crow" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on canvas, 10" x 8", $ 275.-
This is a painting from a photograph taken at the top of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park during the summer.
The crow was perched on one of the posts and looking for treats.
I had fun with the expression of the bird, the reflected light on the wing and the background colors.
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Aspen Tapestry" by Astrid Paustian

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Aspen Tapestry" by Astrid Paustian: "Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 24'x 24', $625.- (painting continues around the edges) This is one of a series of abstracted Aspen paintings ..."

"Aspen Tapestry" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 24"x 24", $625.-
(painting continues around the edges)
This is one of a series of abstracted Aspen paintings for an upcoming show. I call them "Tapestries", because they were inspired by a visit to a fabric store in Lyons, "Quilting Hands". This store has the most beautiful selection of Batiks. Even though I do not sew, I bought some of the sample quarters. Before starting a painting, I lay out a few of these Batiks as inspiration for the color scheme. Also, I apply the paint in thick layers, while "weaving" the brush strokes across the canvas. It is a lot of fun!
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Autumn Reflections" by Astrid Paustian

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Autumn Reflections" by Astrid Paustian: "Oil on canvas, 12' x 12', $325.- Being stuck indoors during the recent frigid temperatures makes me yearn for the warm colors and memories o..."

"Autumn Reflections" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on canvas, 12" x 12", $325.-
Being stuck indoors during the recent frigid temperatures makes me yearn for the warm colors and memories of autumn and spring.
I can't wait for warmer temperatures and painting plein air again.
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Drying Off" by Astrid Paustian

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: "Drying Off" by Astrid Paustian: "Oil on canvas, 8' x 10', $275.- Our yard has become a favorite drinking and bathing spot for many birds since we got a heated bird bath a co..."

"Drying Off" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on canvas, 8" x 10", $275.-
Our yard has become a favorite drinking and bathing spot for many birds since we got a heated bird bath a couple of years ago. It is heated to 34 degrees Fahrenheit, so it does not freeze. Sometimes, huge flocks of Robins stop by, by the dozens and maybe even hundreds, like a scene from the movie "Birds", although these birds are quite lovable, if a little messy in such large numbers.
To see more of my paintings, please visit my web site at astridpaustian.com.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: Snow Birds, Juncos, by Astrid Paustian

Astrid Paustian's Daily Paintings: Snow Birds, Juncos, by Astrid Paustian: "Baby, it's cold outside! It is snowing and the temperatures have plummeted since yesterday. We are finally getting some badly needed moist..."

Snow Birds, Juncos, by Astrid Paustian



Baby, it's cold outside! It is snowing and the temperatures have plummeted since yesterday. We are finally getting some badly needed moisture here in the foothills of Colorado.
With the weather come some beautiful, winged creatures, all puffed up and well fed beneath the bird feeder.
These are small, 5" x 5" paintings on 1.5" deep, gallery wrapped canvas, painted around the edges, which gives the paintings an almost sculptural quality. They are $85.- each plus $10.- for shipping and handling inside the continental US.
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