Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Fun with a "Practice Run"

"Practice Run"
© Nancy Laliberte
6" x 8" oil on panel (plein-air)
available at the Transitions Gallery at the Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI
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Summer is in full swing and it is fabulous! After the long winter we had, every warm and sunny day sure feels like a gift. In between soaking up some extra Vitamin D and having fun outdoors, if you are in the Wausau area this weekend, be sure to stop in at the Center for the Visual Arts (427 N Fourth St, downtown Wausau) and check out the Transitions Gallery space where I have this painting and other plein air and studio pieces exhibiting through Sunday, July 13. There are a lot of great events happening in Wausau this weekend, so make it a day of summer fun.
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Join me tonight from 5 - 7 pm at the Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI

"The Family Farm"
© Nancy Laliberte
18" x 24" acrylic on canvas
available at the Center for the Visual Arts Transitions Gallery

Remembering life on "The Family Farm"...please join me tonight from 5 - 7 pm at the opening reception of my exhibit of plein air and studio paintings in the Transitions Gallery space at the Center for the Visual Arts in downtown Wausau. Also taking place tonight at the CVA is the opening reception to Craig Blietz's, "Farm to Table" show in the main gallery, and the 7th Congressional Art Competition in the Loft Gallery. All in all, It will be a great opportunity to view and talk art. See you there!
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Savoring a "Coffee and Donuts" kind of day

"Coffee and Donuts"
© Nancy Laliberte
8" x 8" acrylic on panel
available at the Center for the Visual Arts - Transitions Gallery
715-842-4545

A coffee flavored cupcake with a donut on top – perfect for savoring the sweet things in life, and all of the colorful sprinkles that go with it.

For me, the sweet part is:  painting the cupcake and sharing it with all of you ;)
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Monday, June 2, 2014

"I Hope You Dance" original acrylic painting by Nancy Laliberte

"I Hope You Dance"
© Nancy Laliberte
11" x 14" acrylic on canvas
available at The Center for the Visual Arts - Transitions Gallery

Visiting a favorite theme of trees and treelines albeit a bit more abstractly. I love the movement and color of this piece. It reminds me of the dawn of a new day, and of good things to come. 
Here's to a "I Hope You Dance" kind of day!
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

"Poppy Love," original acrylic painting by Nancy Laliberte

"Poppy Love"
© Nancy Laliberte
11" x 14" acrylic on canvas
$350, framed
Available at the Center for The Visual Arts' Transitions Gallery, Wausau, WI
715-842-4545
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Spring has definitely arrived in Wisconsin! Between painting, gardening, and family activities, life has been full of my favorite things. The poppies in my garden are not blooming just yet, but in this painting they are, and you and I are just about to sit down to enjoy a lovely picnic while soaking up some sunshine and eye-candy color! 

This painting is one of several pieces I have available in a two-person show with artist David Kapszukiewicz at the Center for the Visual Arts Transitions Gallery in Wausau, WI. Be sure to stop in and check it out between now and July 13, 2014. Fresh, new pieces will be added each week, and some may be there for just a limited time. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Creative Journaling: Sharing the Love...

"Sweet!" 
© Nancy Laliberte
 ink and watercolor journal page

On Saturday, March 22nd, I had the wonderful opportunity to teach a creative journaling mini-workshop at the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau, WI. The class was comprised of a very fun and creative group of artists who loved learning and giving their own spin to some of my favorite journaling techniques. Loved it! 

We got our creativity flowing with a couple of writing exercises, moved on to sketching and watercolor techniques, followed by designing our own stencils and learning handy tips and techniques for working our pages in stages, and then put it all together in creating beautiful and unique journal entries during some studio time.  

Here are a few pictures from the class...

 After creating handmade stencils, the fun begins by building up 
layers of shapes, texture and color

Found and hand-made stencils layered with drawing and doodling

Bring on the layers--a journal page with watercolor, acrylics, printing, 
handmade stencils, and purchased stencils 

Tissue paper transforming into painted paper for future collage or journal work

By the end of the day, one of my demo pages had evolved into a journal page. I will add more to it, but so far I am liking the layers and lighter color palette.

I will be teaching this again at a later date in the fall at the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau. The dates will be announced on my blog and website, and it will be in the CVA newsletter.  
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Monday, April 7, 2014

"For Kristin and Nick," original acrylic painting by Nancy Laliberte

For Kristin and Nick
© Nancy Laliberte
9" x 12" acrylic
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This is the third commissioned wedding gift painting I did for a client last summer. You can read about the other two here and here. My client's family is very outdoorsy and this couple was no exception. Supplied with reference material of the bride and groom from some of their trips together, and of their personal interests, I worked up several different compositions and color options. A design was then selected that best reflected the couple's personalities. It was so much fun painting the warm and cool colors of the mountains, and infusing some extra bits of color into the trees. I have pine trees outside my studio window, and I love seeing all of the beautiful colors in them as the light changes throughout the day.


the bride and groom's names worked into the distant trees of the mountain

their wedding date "carved" into the mountainside

This was another delightful project of which to be a part. I really appreciated the enthusiasm of my client; I loved the subject matter and working with the chosen color palette, and getting to know the couple in a round about way. I wish them a lifetime of happiness together! 

I am working on some new paintings – for a wedding, and a graduation - that I will later reveal, but if you would like to commission a special gift for someone, just let me know. I would love to help make it happen.  
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