Friday, January 22, 2016

A Respite from the Cold - Winter's Garden 2016

"Warmth and Grace"
© Nancy Laliberte
20" x 20" oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$700
Available at the Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI
715.343.6251

I am excited to share that three of my floral paintings have been juried into the 2016 "Winter's Garden" exhibit at the Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point, WI. Tonight is the opening reception from 5 - 7 at the gallery located at 1200 Crosby Avenue. In addition to beautiful, garden-inspired art, live plants are on display and available for purchase. As soon as you step inside, you feel as though you are in an indoor botanical garden. It is a wonderful, welcomed respite from the cold. The show runs through February 21st.

"Hello Spring"
© Nancy Laliberte
14" x 11" acrylic on canvas
$350, framed
Available at the Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI
715.343.6251

"Always with You"
© Nancy Laliberte
6" x 6" acrylic on panel
$150, framed
Available at the Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI
715.343.6251

Photo by Riverfront Arts Center
A view of the gallery - for more images, visit their Faceboook page.

Thank you for being a part of my artist's journey, and supporting me doing the work I love. :-)
- Nancy


Thursday, January 14, 2016

"Blues 'n Jazz" at the 26th Annual Midwest Seasons Show

"Blues 'n Jazz"
© Nancy Laliberte
10" x 8" oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$225
available at the Center for the Visual Arts

Tomorrow evening from 5 - 7 pm is the opening reception for the 26th Annual Midwest Seasons show at the Center for the Visual Arts in downtown Wausau, WI. How exciting that there will be "Blues 'n Jazz" there! The visual version ;-) as in my oil painting, "Blues 'n Jazz." This piece was painted from life using blue hydrangeas from my garden. It was featured in a post here. Midwest Seasons is a nationally juried, themed exhibit showcasing top-notch 2-d and 3-d work. I am thrilled to be included this year, and in the company of many of my talented art friends. The awards ceremony is at 6 pm. Come by to see some amazing art, enjoy food and refreshments, and visit with the artists.

Also happening tomorrow evening in the Loft Gallery of the CVA is the opening reception of the annual Memorial Show of the Wisconsin Valley Art Association. 

Thank you for being a part of my artist's journey, and supporting me doing the work I love. :-)
- Nancy

Thursday, January 7, 2016

"Lucky in Love" original acrylic painting by artist Nancy Laliberte

"Lucky in Love"
© Nancy Laliberte
36" x 24" acrylic on canvas
private collection

I have had the privilege of creating some very special commissioned paintings recently, and "Lucky in Love" is one of them. This piece was a wedding gift commissioned by the parents of a bride, and based on a mother/daughter trip to Ireland. It was a delightful project because it has many of my favorite elements - flowers, landscape, sky, greens! The family was a joy to work with, too, so that made it especially fun. Keep following along, as I share more painting commissions, along with the approach I take to help make it a successful experience for everyone involved. 

For more paintings, be sure to visit my online gallery at nancylaliberte.com

As always, THANK YOU for being a part of my artist journey. I love what I do and enjoy sharing it with all of you. :-)
~ Nancy


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Feeling like "Hello Spring!" original painting by artist Nancy Laliberte

"Hello Spring"
© Nancy Laliberte
14" x 11" acrylic on canvas
$350, framed
click here for larger view/purchase

After painting for several weeks with oils, I switched back to using acrylics to finish up this piece which had been started earlier this year. Interestingly enough, I sensed a change in the way I handled the paint, and in my color mixing. I enjoy working in both oils and acrylics for different reasons. With oils, I find it easier to create lost and found edges; with acrylics, I love the versatility and easy cleanup. I feel with this piece, I was better able to bridge the gap in my handling of the two mediums. 

This painting is currently a part of my "From the Earth" exhibit at the Alexander House Center for Art & History in Port Edwards, WI. The gallery is open Tuesdays (today!), Thursdays, and Sundays from 1 - 4 pm. The show is up until January 5, 2015. Be sure to stop by if you are in the area.



And, from last Saturday's Playing with Paint class. What a wonderful and talented group of artists - Thank You, Jeanne, Sharon, Gloria, Sharon and Cheri! 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Creative therapy and gift-gifting while "Playing with Paint" this Saturday, Dec. 12

"Winter on the Farm"
© Nancy Laliberte
acrylic on canvas
private collection

Strangely enough, there is no snow on the ground where I live in northcentral Wisconsin. To rectify that, we will be painting snow in this Saturday's Playing with Paint class. It will be a fun way to get in some art therapy(a gift!), and paint a holiday gift, too. I tailor the class for all levels, so if you are thinking about joining in, do it! Rumor has it there will be chocolate treats... ;-)

Details and registration are on the website:  www.nancylaliberte.com/workshops

One of the gallery walls of paintings available at the Alexander House Center for Art & History,
Port Edwards, WI, now through January 5, 2016. It is a wonderful venue!
With this beautiful, balmy Wisconsin weather we are having, it's a great reason for a road trip to Port Edwards, WI, to take in "From the Earth," my two-person show at the Alexander House Center for Art & History with ceramic artist, Joe Clark. The exhibit continues through January 5th, 2016. If you are in the Port Edwards area, be sure to stop in to see it, and enjoy a tour of the historical Alexander House, too. It is open from 1 - 4 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

"Summer Circle," 6" x 6" original oil painting by artist Nancy Laliberte

"Summer Circle"
© Nancy Laliberte
6" x 6" oil on panel
$150, framed
click here for view/purchase info


I love painting from life whenever possible. "Summer Circle" was painted in my friend Carla's garden, amidst conversation on family, travel, art, gardening, and desserts. ;-) Thank you, Carla!

This piece is framed in a plein-air gold frame, and currently available at The Alexander House Center for Art & History, Port Edwards, WI, now through January 5, 2016.
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If you are needing a break from all of the holiday busy-ness, and are up for having some creative fun, join me for the next Playing with Paint class on Saturday, December 12th from 10 am - 1 pm. More details are here.
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Thank you so much for being a part of this creative journey,
– Nancy

Monday, November 30, 2015

"Always with You," original acrylic painting by Nancy Laliberte

"Always with You"
© Nancy Laliberte
6" x 6" acrylic on panel
$150, framed
click here for view/purchase information


I loved the challenge of capturing the vibrant and subtle shifts of pink in the flowers, the blues in the jar, and then having it all come together with a neutral, yet colorful background. While painting this piece, I found myself thinking of my breast cancer "sisters" out there, and families who have been affected by cancer. There is a lot of love and prayer mixed in the paint on this one.  

Elegantly framed in a 3" black plein-air style frame, and available at the Alexander House Center for Art & History, Port Edwards, WI. 
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If you are yearning to try out acrylic painting without the investment of supplies, join me for the next Playing with Paint class on Saturday, December 12th from 10 am - 1 pm. More details are here.
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Thank you for being a part of this creative journey,
– Nancy

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