Friday, September 30, 2011

Open Studio Invitation 2011

You are invited to my home/studio during
the annual Boulder Open Studios,
weekends, October 1 & 2 and 8 & 9, noon to 6 PM.
I will be showing many new paintings in oil and pastel.
Astrid Paustian Fine Art
4390 13th Street in North Boulder (S/E corner of Violet Ave. and 13th Street, 1 block east of Broadway)
phone 303-440-3770
website: www.astridpaustian.com

Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Aspen Leaves #3" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on gessobord, 5" x 5", $85.-
A trip to the Maroon Bells last weekend inspired a new series of Aspen and Aspen leave paintings.
What a gorgeous landscape. The Aspen are just starting to turn and promise a spectacular Autumn display.
To view more of my paintings, please visit my web site, or come to my studio during the annual Boulder Open Studios, October 1,2,8,and 9, 12-6 PM. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Last Days of Autumn" by Astrid Paustian

Pastel, 19" x 15", sold.
Autumn. My favorite time of the year. It can be disappointingly short here in Colorado, if we do get an early snow. My hope is that it will be as long and beautiful as the Fall we experienced last year. It just kept going, one beautiful, crisp Autumn day after another. Oh, so much to paint!
To view more of my paintings, please visit my web site.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

"Fall is in the Air" by Astrid Paustian

Pastel, 11" x 14", sold. Available as limited edition giclee,
matted to 16" x 20", $75.-
Fall has certainly been in the air these past 2 days, and brought some welcome moisture to Colorado. The Aspen trees are starting to turn in the High Country and we are looking forward to hikes and plein air painting in the cool, crisp air.
Pictured here are cottonwood trees. They grow in the foothills and on the plains of Colorado, and grace many rivers and canyons with their beautiful foliage.
To view more of my paintings, please visit my web site.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"Sunflower" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on gatorbord, 6" x 6", $125.-
I am painting some small bird and flower studies while working on some large landscapes every day in preparation for the Boulder Open Studios, early October.
Please check out the web site at www.openstudios.org.
For a look at my paintings, please see my web site.

Monday, September 12, 2011

"Longs Peak Sunset" by Astrid Paustian

oil on gessobord, 5" x 7", $125.-
Sunset study from a photograph taken last month from Blake's Auto Salvage Yard in Erie, Colorado. It's the most artsy place. Interesting arrangements of old cars, car parts and very old buses. I took many photos, but omitted the beautiful wrecks from this painting, emphasizing a perfect sunset.
To view more of my paintings, please visit my web site.

Friday, September 9, 2011

"Stormclouds over the Sangre de Cristos" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on gessobord, 6" x 6", $125.-
I am currently working on some small studies for larger paintings. This is another version of a reference photo taken near Westcliffe, Colorado. I love this time of the year. Clear, crisp Autumn days with spectacular sunsets and cloudscapes in the afternoon and evening!
To view more of my paintings, please visit my web site.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Autumn Path" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on panel, 8" x 10", framed in a simple, elegant, black frame, $225.-
This painting depicts one of my favorite walks, around Wonderland Lake in Boulder.
This large Cottonwood tree is a beautiful sight in Autumn, especially when back lit.
It seems like an old friend, providing shelter from sun and rain, quietly witnessing people and pets walking, children playing, and families growing up in this beautiful place.
To view more of my paintings, please visit my web site or my painting blog.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

"Aspen Leaves" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 5" x 5", $85.-. Painting continues around the 2 " deep edges.
September is here and with it we welcome cooler temperatures and the beautiful, changing colors of the Colorado Autumn. This week I will be working on some Aspen studies and other landscapes in preparation for the Boulder Open Studios, the first 2 weekends in October. Click here to check out the website for this wonderful artist studio tour.
To view more of my paintings, please check my web site.