Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Petite Peinture: In the Nest

 "In the Nest"
© Nancy Laliberte
4" x 4" x 1-3/8" acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas

This egg is looking mighty cozy all wrapped up in a colorful nest.  Petite Peintures make the perfect gift for any one and every one on your holiday gift list.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Petite Peinture: Nest for Two

"Nest for Two"
© Nancy Laliberte
4" x 4" x 1-3/8" acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
Weaving bits of color around and throughout, I feel like a mama bird making a nest while painting these. Ironically, I think about my kids, too, and how each one is special in their own wonderful way. Life is a beautiful thing.
Currently I have my work in four different shows and venues, and I am thrilled to announce that over the weekend, I received Best of Show for my painting "Beckoning" in the Up North Seasons exhibit currently on view at the Howard Young Art Gallery in Woodruff, WI.

This is a new gallery (and a new venue for me) located inside the Howard Young Medical Center. Howard Young was an avid art collector and staff and volunteers wanted to continue his legacy of his love for art. The gallery opened this past summer under the curatorship of artist Christine Alfery. At the opening reception, I had the opportunity to visit with old and new artist friends. I love that part. :-)

Here I am with the very energetic, tireless art cheerleader, and amazing artist Christine Alfery. If you have a copy of the December issue of the Artist's magazine, Christine is listed as a finalist in their annual art competition. Check out her work, it is pure joy! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Settling in

 "Nest for Three"
© Nancy Laliberte
4" x 4" x 1-3/8" acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas

With the leaves off of the trees, it is amazing all of the birds nests now visible that had been previously hidden from view. While the eggs are long gone, it reminds me of how we tend to "nest" in the warmth of our cozy homes in winter. And maybe because we received our first major snowfall of the season, I'm feeling a lot like nesting. Or at least until the trails are ready for cross-country skiing!

This painting and several others from my Petite Peinture series are available at the Center for the Visual Arts in downtown Wausau, WI. Just stop in or give them a call at 715-842-4545 and they will take care of you. Petite Peintures are perfect for holiday gift-giving, ie: hostess gifts, teacher gifts, Secret Santa, and even for your own stocking! 

Each painting can sit on a shelf or table top and is also wired for hanging.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

One Day in June

"Ridge View"
© Nancy Laiberte
11" x 14" oil on canvas panel

One day in June...
on a very windy day, I started this painting out in a field in Wisconsin. It was so windy the paint would dry before I could get my brush to the canvas. Somehow I managed to lay in a few color notes and basic shapes. Fast forward months later when the ground is brown and the trees are leafless, I relive one day in June, in my studio, with no wind, and plenty of time to move paint from palette to canvas. While I love the comfort of my studio, there is something to be said for being out in the field, being in the moment and painting.