Monday, September 14, 2009

Mum's the Word

"Mum's the Word"
© Nancy Laliberte
10" x 8" acrylic on panel

Mum's the word this time of the year here. A bouquet with a play on color using complementary colors and a couple of extra "spice" colors for, well, spice! Can you figure out the complementary color scheme and spice colors?

Remember, if you see a painting on my blog that you would love to have in your home or office or to give as a gift, email me and we can make purchase arrangements. Original art is great therapy and a wonderful investment in yourself!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall Early Evening Light

"Fall on the Farm – Early Evening Light"
© 2009 Nancy Laliberte
5" x 7" acrylic on paper

Having grown up on a farm, I am drawn to landscapes like this. This scene was inspired by a farm in western Wisconsin visible from Hwy 29. A pencil sketch and a very quick photo from the passenger window was all I needed. I love the cool shadows/warm light contrast on the buildings from the evening sun.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back to School

"September Landscape"
© 2009 Nancy Laliberte
5" x 7" acrylic on paper

I'm back! and it was back to school today at my house. My youngest started kindergarten and my oldest is a senior in high school : )

I thought this fall landscape would be fitting as around here the leaves are already starting to change color--transition time.

I had a great summer traveling with my family, having campfires and s'mores (isn't that what summer is all about!), and hanging out with my painter friend Val Berkely for the "Second Annual Lake Effect Art Studio Charrette." Well, it was sort of like a charrette as the goal was for me/us to get as much painting done as possible over three days. It was all art talk and artwork. We celebrated the last evening with a "Tuscan Night" dinner, a great bottle of red wine and a couple of Stephen Quiller videos. I did come home with some finished work and a plan of attack for the next few months. All in all, it was a success and a lot of fun!

Keep your brushes wet...