Monday, October 31, 2011

"Hibiscus" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on panel, 8" x 8", $ 175.-
I was painting Hibiscus last week in preparation for a large tropical flower painting.
I found it a little difficult without any live plants to observe or photograph, instead relying on friends to forward me some of their photos. It was comforting though, to paint tropical plants and remembering our wonderful vacation to Kauai last May, while watching it snow outside.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Aspen Leaves #5" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on gessobord, 5" x 5", $95.-
A few more Aspen leaf studies before they are all gone for the year. This wonderful autumn is coming to an end as the first major snow storm approaches the Colorado Frontrange. Next I'll be warming up with some tropical flower studies for a large commission.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

"Aspen Leaves #4" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on Gessobord, 5" x 5",$ 95.-
I am taking a breather between some big art shows to paint small, meditative pieces of leaves. I just love the way light reflects and shines through these delicate structures, so colorful during the last autumn days and so brief.
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

"Autumn Pastures #3" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on Canvas, 8" x 10", $175.-
A quick study in oil of one of my favorite places, the pastures of Boulder Valley Ranch in Boulder, Colorado. After a hectic, but fun and rewarding, Open Studios during the past 2 weekends I am ready to enjoy and paint these precious days of autumn.
I just love the warm colors of the trees and grasses, the brilliant Colorado sky, and the intense light that makes everything glow!
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