Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"White Orchids on Blue" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on Gessobord, 12" x 12", $375.-
One more Orchid painting before turning my attention to other subjects.
Tomorrow I will begin work on a commissioned painting of a large Hibiscus flower.
What fun to paint tropical flowers in the middle of winter. It warms my heart!
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Monday, January 23, 2012

"White Orchids #2" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on Canvas, 12" x 12", $375.-
Another one of my new orchid paintings. What gorgeous flowers! I am preparing some orchid paintings for our next show at the Art Center of Estes Park in February and March. I bought this plant at a local supermarket 3 months ago and it has been a great joy to observe and paint during these winter months.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Art Opening Tonight

Tonight is the Opening Reception for our 3 person show at the Open Arts Gallery at Rembrandt Yard in Boulder. Rembrandt Yard is located at 1301 Spruce Street in Downtown Boulder, across the street from the Hotel Boulderado. The reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, and it is free. There will be many beautiful paintings and photographs, see below. Hope to see you there! Astrid www.astridpaustian.com
Windswept, pastel, 19" x 23", framed to 22" x 28", at Open Arts Gallery, see above.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Red Onion" by Astrid Paustian

Oil on Gessobord, 8" x 8", $ 150.-
Brushing up on some painting skills. I am taking still life painting classes with Colorado painter Jake Gaedtke since December, and it is a lot of fun. Jake is a gifted artist and teacher, who generously shares his knowledge and experience with his students. Painting from life is an invaluable learning experience. It is honest, direct, and requires close observation. I hope the experience gained painting these little objects will reflect in my larger works.
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