Friday, March 21, 2014

Ginella Maples #9

                                              Oil  on Gallery wrapped canvas, 20" x 20"
I have been feeling a little color deprived after the long, cold winter. Who am I kidding, I just love color. What better thing to do than play with vibrant hues and texture? I painted this in preparation for Boulder Arts Week, March  28- April 6, 2014. To view more of my artwork, please visit my web site at www.astridpaustian.com.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Autumn Tree Study


                                            Tree Study in watercolor, at the top, 11" x 15";
                                                 and today's study in oil, 20" x 20".
Some subjects are definitely worth revisiting, such as this beautiful tree off Niwot Road in Boulder.
I came across an image of the watercolor study that I did years ago.
I still love this old cottonwood, and the watercolor version of it.
It will be fun to turn it into a full size oil painting on a gallery wrapped canvas. For added interest, I may try to extend the tree's shadow into the foreground.
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