Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Inspiration and Joy

"Lily Reaching"
© Nancy Laliberte
12" x 12" Acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
SOLD
Available at the Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI

From the where we live exhibit at the Center for the Visual Arts gallery in Wausau, now through November 7, 2010. Something I have always wanted to paint: water lilies. Paint what inspires you. It will bring you joy.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Family Trees and More

"Family Tree V"
© Nancy Laliberte
7" x 5" Acrylic on archival paper, matted
$75
"Family Tree VI"
© Nancy Laliberte
7" x 5" Acrylic on archival paper, matted
$75
"Family Tree VII"
© Nancy Laliberte
7" x 5" Acrylic on archival paper, matted
nfs

Some daily paintings from the last couple of days painted during my "Artist in Residence" stint at the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau, WI. I am usually there from Tue-Fri 10:30 am until 2:30 pm happily painting away, greeting gallery guests and talking art. Very fun!

and More...
A big THANK YOU to Wausau Daily Herald photographer Corey Schjoth for stopping by this afternoon and taking photos of our show. You can click here to view.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Variation of a Theme

"Beckoning"
© Nancy Laliberte
24" x 36" acrylic on canvas
$1,200 framed
Available at the Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau WI

And the tree fix continues...
I started this painting by toning the canvas with a cadmium orange. Then, every time I cleaned my palette I added more brush strokes and blobs of paint. I just kept layering and layering, changing this and that, adding more paint, layering some more, and then finally I started seeing what I had been envisioning... color and lots of it. On view now at Where We Live at the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau, WI.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

For the Love of Trees

"In the Morning"
© Nancy Laliberte
10" x 10" Acrylic on archival paper
$195 framed
Available at the Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI

"Afternoon Glow"
© Nancy Laliberte
10" x 10" Acrylic on archival paper
$195 framed
Available at the Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI

We have been having absolutely gorgeous weather lately. Peak fall color is past us and now the leaves are falling like golden snowflakes from the trees. I love painting trees. Perhaps it is a metaphor of connecting to the earth, or for family, I'm not really sure. Regardless, I enjoy their shapes, gestures, personalities and color.

From my three person show, where we live, now on view at the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau, WI, our "hall" filled with color. Also featured is Chris Mosse's handpainted furniture and Val Berkely's paintings. If you are in the Wausau area, please stop by. The show is delightfully colorful and happy and that is a great place to be.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Barns and Farms

"The Family Farm"
© Nancy Laliberte
18" x 24" Acrylic on canvas
$800, framed
Available at the Center for Visual Arts, Wausau WI

This painting was inspired by my Irish grandparents farm near Wilton, WI. I love the hills and valleys and farm fields of that area. It is a beautiful part of the state!

And from my current show, where we live, at the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau WI, a grouping of farm and field paintings. I guess I am a farm girl at heart. ;-)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October Painting Challenge

"Reflecting"
© Nancy Laliberte
10" x 8" Acrylic on canvas panel
sold

I really enjoy listening to the Artists Helping Artists weekly blog radio show hosted by Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry. Each month they issue a painting challenge to anyone who is interested. This month is October and since I love landscapes and fall colors, which we have plenty of right now in Wisconsin, this is my contribution to the challenge. Will a turkey dinner still life be next up for November? Hmmm, could be kind of fun actually...

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Complete Garden

"Square Foot Garden ~ Zucchini"
© Nancy Laliberte
12" x 12" x 1-3/8"
Acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
$285
Available at the Center for Visual Arts, Wausau WI

Zucchini falls under the "Summer Squash" category and personally, I love summer and winter squash. Summer squash for salads, stir fry, dipping in ranch dressing, lasagna, you name it; and winter squash for mixing it with cinnamon, butter and maple syrup. It makes my mouth water just typing!

And as promised, the whole square foot garden on view at the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau, WI.

Square Foot Garden Series
© Nancy Laliberte

Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Foot of Flowers

"Square Foot Garden ~ Nasturtiums"
© Nancy Laliberte
12" x 12" x 1-3/8"
Acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
$285

A classic edible flower for the garden – nasturtiums. I have not tried them myself, but I have heard that they have a "slightly sweet, strangely peppery flavor." So now I am curious, and am definitely planting them in my garden next year. I love the flowers and I love the curly tendrils – very organic and flowing. And I think the blossom would look lovely on a cupcake. ;-)

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