Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Feeling like "Hello Spring!" original painting by artist Nancy Laliberte

"Hello Spring"
© Nancy Laliberte
14" x 11" acrylic on canvas
$350, framed
click here for larger view/purchase

After painting for several weeks with oils, I switched back to using acrylics to finish up this piece which had been started earlier this year. Interestingly enough, I sensed a change in the way I handled the paint, and in my color mixing. I enjoy working in both oils and acrylics for different reasons. With oils, I find it easier to create lost and found edges; with acrylics, I love the versatility and easy cleanup. I feel with this piece, I was better able to bridge the gap in my handling of the two mediums. 

This painting is currently a part of my "From the Earth" exhibit at the Alexander House Center for Art & History in Port Edwards, WI. The gallery is open Tuesdays (today!), Thursdays, and Sundays from 1 - 4 pm. The show is up until January 5, 2015. Be sure to stop by if you are in the area.

And, from last Saturday's Playing with Paint class. What a wonderful and talented group of artists - Thank You, Jeanne, Sharon, Gloria, Sharon and Cheri! 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Creative therapy and gift-gifting while "Playing with Paint" this Saturday, Dec. 12

"Winter on the Farm"
© Nancy Laliberte
acrylic on canvas
private collection

Strangely enough, there is no snow on the ground where I live in northcentral Wisconsin. To rectify that, we will be painting snow in this Saturday's Playing with Paint class. It will be a fun way to get in some art therapy(a gift!), and paint a holiday gift, too. I tailor the class for all levels, so if you are thinking about joining in, do it! Rumor has it there will be chocolate treats... ;-)

Details and registration are on the website:  www.nancylaliberte.com/workshops

One of the gallery walls of paintings available at the Alexander House Center for Art & History,
Port Edwards, WI, now through January 5, 2016. It is a wonderful venue!
With this beautiful, balmy Wisconsin weather we are having, it's a great reason for a road trip to Port Edwards, WI, to take in "From the Earth," my two-person show at the Alexander House Center for Art & History with ceramic artist, Joe Clark. The exhibit continues through January 5th, 2016. If you are in the Port Edwards area, be sure to stop in to see it, and enjoy a tour of the historical Alexander House, too. It is open from 1 - 4 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

"Summer Circle," 6" x 6" original oil painting by artist Nancy Laliberte

"Summer Circle"
© Nancy Laliberte
6" x 6" oil on panel
$150, framed
click here for view/purchase info

I love painting from life whenever possible. "Summer Circle" was painted in my friend Carla's garden, amidst conversation on family, travel, art, gardening, and desserts. ;-) Thank you, Carla!

This piece is framed in a plein-air gold frame, and currently available at The Alexander House Center for Art & History, Port Edwards, WI, now through January 5, 2016.
If you are needing a break from all of the holiday busy-ness, and are up for having some creative fun, join me for the next Playing with Paint class on Saturday, December 12th from 10 am - 1 pm. More details are here.
Thank you so much for being a part of this creative journey,
– Nancy