Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Family Tree & Elmo Saves Christmas

"Family Tree IV"
©2009 Nancy Laliberte
7" x 5" acrylic on paper
Matted and framed with an archival soft white mat and natural gallery frame
$85

Available at the Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI (715.842.4545)

Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your friends and families. I am thankful for the opportunity to do what I have always wanted to do: be an artist and paint! And I am thankful to all you who check out my blog and support me in my creative endeavors. ;-)

Elmo Saves Christmas!
This past Monday I helped my friend Kris decorate a tree for our area Festival of Trees event. This is a great cause as it benefits the area hospice organization. This year Kris came up with "Elmo Saves Christmas." Even my kids got into it by donating a pair of Elmo slippers, an Elmo doll and an Elmo car. Another dear friend, Suzanne, scored some great Elmo books and CDs to stuff the gift baskets. If you are in the Wausau area, check out the event! It is taking place at the Stoney Creek Conference Center near the Cedar Creek Mall (exit 185 off of I-39/Hwy 51). And bid on our tree, too!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Pair of Pears

"Pear II"
©2009 Nancy Laliberte
7" x 5" acrylic on paper
Matted and framed with an archival soft white mat and natural gallery frame
$85
"Pear III"
©2009 Nancy Laliberte
7" x 5" acrylic on paper
Matted and framed with an archival soft white mat and natural gallery frame
$85

As you know, I love playing with color. Painting a simple object such as a pear is a great opportunity for experimenting with color and light.

Both of these pieces are currently available at the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau, WI (715.842.4545).

Friday, November 20, 2009

Beyond the Trees

"Beyond the Trees I"
© 2009 Nancy Laliberte
16" x 20" acrylic on canvas
$275

"Beyond the Trees II"
© 2009 Nancy Laliberte
16" x 20" acrylic on canvas
$275

When I want to play with color combinations and mixing, something a little abstract is a good way for me to "play with the paint." I'm not thinking about making it "realistic" or "perfect," I am just playing in the paint and seeing what happens.
"What if...?"
Love it!

Stay in the paint,
-N
btw: both of these pieces are available at the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau, WI 715.842.4545

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Petite Peinture: Meandering

"Meandering"
© 2009 Nancy Laliberte
4" x 4" x 1-3/8" acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
SOLD

While this painting is only 4" x 4," I used dabs of color and flowing paint and wrapped (painted) the scene around the edges to create the feeling of depth and expansiveness in the landscape. This piece is currently available at the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau, WI--715.842.4545. It's perfect for gift giving even if it is for yourself. ;-)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Petite Peinture: Evening Sail on Lake DuBay

"Evening Sail on Lake DuBay"
© 2009 Nancy Laliberte
4" x 4"x 1-3/8" acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
SOLD

Here is another "Petite Peinture." This one also has the tissue paper texture to it.

Lake DuBay is a lake located between Wausau and Stevens Point and is a wonderful place for sailing. I have only sailed a couple of times and both times it was on Lake DuBay--very fun and exciting!

This little painting is available at the Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point, WI (715-343-6251). They are having their Fine Art Gift Gallery show on now through December 24th. The walls of the gallery are covered floor to ceiling with art for gift giving--it is awesome! Gallery Director Brenda and her volunteers do an incredible job hanging and displaying everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry, pottery and more! If you are in the area please check it out!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Petites Peintures: Perfect for Gift Giving!

"Poppies"
© 2009 Nancy Laliberte
4"x4"x1-3/8" acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
SOLD
"Field of Blooms"
© 2009 Nancy Laliberte
4"x4"x1-3/8" acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
SOLD
"Queen for a Day"
© 2009 Nancy Laliberte
4"x4"x1-3/8" acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
SOLD

I have been painting up a storm (hooray!) to have pieces in several gallery holiday shows. I focused on smaller paintings--I call them my "Petites Peintures," French for "little paintings." They would make great stocking stuffers or exchange gifts for family members, friends and colleagues who love ORIGINAL art! With these three, I first gave them some texture with gel medium and tissue paper and then painted over that. All three are available at the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau, WI. If you wish to purchase one or all three, give them at call at 715.842.4545. Thank you for investing in original art! It's art therapy for the soul.
--N

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