Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Winter Shoreline: another opportunity ...

to be seen. This painting, Winter Shoreline, was painted six years ago in 2008. It has hung in several different galleries, two shows and won one award in Santa Cruz. Yet it sits in my cupboard in my studio, waiting.

It's sad to me that many shows have expiration dates that don't allow older, viable, worthy work to come out from hiding in an artist's studio to grace the walls and be admired again. Not only do beautiful works sit in collector's homes to be admired by few but so do many wonderful works sit in the artist's collections because viewers want to see what's new, what is the artist making now.

This painting, one of my personal favorites, favorite for it's ethereal ambiguity, will be heading south to San Diego next week; selected by Peter Frank, juror for the San Diego Art Institute open juried show running from April 5th to May 20th 2014. It's a chance to hang on the gallery wall again, to be seen, at least for a month, by others, in a city south by the sea.

Winter Shoreline 36x48" ©Nicole Strasburg



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Worktable Wednesday

Back to the easel...

snow path, low tide, foggy shore, roiling clouds
after a printmaking workshop using copper drypoint.

Wilson's Warbler in the shrub

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wintery Wednesday

 
Last week was a big week, New Terrain was dismantled, dispersed and the remaining paintings tucked away in the studio while new work continues to be made. Mountains and snow have not been worked out of my system yet and what a perfect time to celebrate snow paintings but the beginning of winter. Craig Krull in Santa Monica has mounted three shows celebrating winter with a few of my small paintings in the mix.

Stuido with New Terrain images
Winter Greys 12x12" © 2013

Craig Krull Gallery presents A Little Snow....
Showing at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica through January 11, 2014


Also opening last week, 100 GRAND at Sullivan Goss. 100 paintings under a thousand dollars for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. It's a visual feast with something for everyone.

Summer Light 12 x 12" ©2013


100 GRAND
11 East Anapamu, Santa Barbara
Show runs through February 2, 2014



New work includes more of my mountain getaways, more animals and yes, the beautiful wintery seashore is also prominent. One of my favorite times of the year is winter at the seaside, the light on the ocean, the clear blue of the sky reflected on the water and the extreme tides. It's difficult to decide what to paint first!

Fall Willows {in progress}


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