Thursday, November 7, 2013

"Office View," original oil painting by Nancy Laliberte

"Office View"
© Nancy Laliberte
5" x 7" oil on linen 
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A few short weeks ago, fellow artist Theda Hewuse and I ventured up on Rib Mountain  with our plein-air gear to enjoy the beautiful fall day. The colors were just beautiful, and a painting was to be found no matter where you looked. This view is near the amphitheater overlooking part of Wausau. 

As I was painting this, I had an epiphany. You see, several years ago (in my previous life, as I like to say) I used to work as an art director/designer at an ad agency in Rib Mountain. I was fortunate enough to have an office on the west side of the building with a window view of Rib Mountain. Every fall there would be this amazing, golden glow of the maple trees outside my window. It was beautiful. I remember staring out the window, dreaming that someday I was going to be a painter, and I was going to paint those golden maple trees on Rib Mountain. Fast forward to October 2013. There I was, up on the mountain, painting those golden maple trees. Just like I had dreamed of doing. 

"If you can dream it, you can do it." Walt Disney


Just a reminder, Playing with Paint is this Saturday at the Hobby Lobby store in Rib Mountain, WI. The class runs from 10 am - 12:30 pm. We will be "playing" around with acrylic paints and creating big sky landscapes. Come give it a try. Bring your coffee, a canvas and some of your friends. I'll take care of the rest. Details are here

• Be sure to check out the great classes I have coming up in November and December including Yoga + Art, Art & Soul Creative Journaling, and Playing with Paint 
• See more artwork at Nancy Laliberte Fine Art
• See what happens behind the scenes, LIKE and follow the studio on Facebook

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Theda said...

Dreams do come true when you pursue them...and you did! This scene on top of Rib Mt. is magnificent and your colors portray it's beauty perfectly. Well done!!

Nancy Laliberte said...

Thank you, Theda; and thanks for being an awesome plein-air buddy! I love your "let's do it!" attitude!

mary maxam said...

Nice office Nancy! You caught the fall gold beautifully!

Nancy Laliberte said...

Thank you, Mary. I appreciate it!