Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Steller's Jay #2" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on Gessobord, 10" x 8", $ 275.-
Another bird painting for the upcoming "Solstice Holiday Show" at the Boulder Public Library, opening next weekend at the Canyon Gallery. Thank you again to Cal and Cheryl Whitehall for the beautiful reference photo.
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Friday, November 25, 2011

"Steller's Jay" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on Gessobord, 7" x 5", $ 150.-
I have had fun painting birds and flowers this past week in preparation for 2 upcoming shows. Thank you to my friends Cal and Cheryl Whitehall for letting me use the photograph of this beautiful bird!
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Lotus Flower" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on Gessobord, 5" x 7", $125.-
I took the reference photo of this Lotus last spring while on vacation in Kauai.
We were visiting the beautiful Allerton Botanical Gardens. The plants and flowers were amazing! It is fun to look through the photos on this chilly morning.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"Orchids" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on canvas panel, 8" x 8", $175.-
Another orchid study in preparation for a large tropical flower commission.
What fun to do "research" purchasing one of these beautiful plants, observing and painting it from different angles. I wonder if maybe a trip to a tropical destination would be in order to do further research...
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

"Orchid #2" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on Gessobord, 5" x 7", $ 125.-
I bought this orchid at the grocery store last week to prepare for a tropical flower painting. It was a wonderful way to escape the cold and snowy weather. I am learning a lot about these flowers while working on small studies and could not be enjoying it more.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"Hibiscus #2" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on Gessobord, 6" x 6", $95.-
Relaxing with some tropical flower studies while preparing for 3 holiday shows and another one to follow in 3 weeks. It is a special treat to paint tropical flowers and look through reference materials from exotic destinations while the weather has turned quite cold and wintry outside here in Colorado.
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