Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Make The Season Bright

Make The Season Bright
6" x 6" oil on panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h
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And another ornament painting!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cheers!

Cheers!
6" x 6" oil on panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h
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Painting the reflections found in bottles and ornaments has been such a great exercise!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright
6" x 6" oil on panel
SOLD
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I continue to work on elipses, circles, spheres, and holiday pieces.




Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Just Outside of Leadville

Just Outside of Leadville
16" x 20" oil on stretched canvas
$495.00 + $20. s/h

As the title says, this ranch is just outside of Leadville, Colorado.  This is from a trip we took there in early September.  It's now abandoned, and like many relics from the old west, falling apart.  But, I wondered about the families who lived there in the past.  And, at this Thanksgiving season thought it an appropriate piece to post when I'm thinking about all that I have for which I am thankful.  A ranch like this couldn't have operated if everyone didn't pull their weight and help each other.  I'm sure that the families who sat around this dinner table were thankful for each other everyday.  

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.  And may we all be thankful for our families, friends, and health.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Art Walk for Annie


Many of you who follow art blogs and artists on Facebook know Annie Salness and know that she had a stroke several weeks ago.  Like many who have become my vicarious friends, I met Annie through blogging.  She is an incredible artist, wife, and mother of four kids all still at home.  Some of her friends in Portland have put together an "Art Walk for Annie" to raise money to help offset some of her medical bills.  For me, a gift of flowers was something that I could do to help, so, I sent this painting to be a part of the auction.  Click here to find out how you can help.  


Friday, November 19, 2010

Good Tidings

Good Tidings
6" x 6" Oil on panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h

Since the holidays are coming up, it made sense to me that my practice of circles be spheres for the tree.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Join Us

Please Join Us
6" x 6"  oil on panel
$100.00 + $10.00 s/h

I'm always giving myself assignments (it's hard to have taught for so long and not continue to think along those lines.)  I've decided that I need to paint elipses and circles.  So, that's what you'll be seeing for awhile.  

Saturday, November 13, 2010

100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings, Original Artwork by Pam Holnback, 53/100

Another View of the Garden of the Gods
6" x 8"  Oil on panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h

This is another piece from my morning in the Garden of the Gods last week.  Several people commented that they hadn't heard of the Garden of the Gods, which made me realize that we only know what is around us and what we see on trips.  The Garden of the Gods is the 3rd most visited location in Colorado Springs, along with Pikes Peak and the Air Force Academy, both also pretty spectacular places geologically.


The Garden of the Gods Park has incredible geologic features: ancient sedimentary rock beds of red, blue, purple, and white sandstones, conglomerates and limestone that were deposited horizontally, but have now been tilted vertically.  These shifts and faults were caused by the immense mountain building forces caused by the uplift of the Pike Peak massif.


This is the view from the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center parking lot, with Pikes Peak hidden in the clouds.

The name Colorado is said to come from the color of the sandstone.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Morning at the Garden of the Gods

Morning at the Garden of the Gods
100 Garden and Floral Oil Paintings by Pam Holnback, 51/100
6" x 8" oil on panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h

Last week the weather was absolutely spectacular, in the 60's everyday.  For me, that means it's time to be outdoors.  So, I spent Wednesday morning at the Garden of the Gods. Since this is one of the most famous and beautiful gardens in the world, I wonder if this should go towards my "100 garden painting" series.    

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

American Artist Workshop Magazine Fall Issue



I recently heard from blogger friend Cathyann Burgess that she saw me in American Artist Workshop Fall Magazine.  Then I heard from my sister, Natalie Italiano, that she'd seen me, too.  So, I decided to buy the magazine.  And, here I am last summer in Michael Klein's Flower Painting workshop in NYC.  
I feel like I look so serious, but I guess I'm just concentrating!  The second shot I'm sketching in the still life.  Not sure when the next time will be that there will be a photo of me painting in a magazine! 


Here I am sitting right next to Michael working on my still life.  I guess this is my 15 minutes of fame for this month!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Eleven Mile Late Afternoon

Eleven Mile Late Afternoon
16" x 20" oil on stretched canvas
$495.00 + $20.00 s/h

This is another piece from an afternoon that my husband and I spent at Eleven Mile Reservoir.  In this one I used two of Edgar Payne's composition directives:  S and Diagonal.  If you start at the bottom right hand corner, I want your eye to follow the green grasses into the piece and follow the greens up and over to the reservoir bank then up the water's edge to the small cove in an S.  From there you follow the banks, in another S, but I also lightened the grasses, so your eyes follow the lighter value across the far shore to the small hill and up through the rain to the clouds, which are in the focal point area.  
If you enter the painting from the top left, the clouds and mountain top will send you diagonally across the piece to the small hill and up through the rain to the clouds in the upper right hand focal point.  Then, more diagonals in the clouds will allow your eyes to dance back into the piece and continuously move around.  At least, that was my plan!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings, Original Artwork by Pam Holnback, 51/100

"Just Falling to the Ground"
6" x 6" oil on panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h

In the past two days almost all of the leaves have fallen to the ground.  I'm sure that by day after tomorrow the aspen trees in our yard will be bare.  And, this weekend we'll be raking!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings, Original Artwork by Pam Holnback, 50/100

Backyard Aspen Leaves
6" x 6" oil on panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h
SOLD
All of the leaves are gone from the aspen trees in the mountains.  But, in our backyard, the leaves are still on the trees and quaking in the breeze. Normally, they've all fallen by November.  Not sure what happened this year, but, it allows us to procrastinate the leaf raking.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Lafayette Gallery and the deYoung Museum


Several of my days in San Francisco were spent with friend Nancy Hartley.  I met Nancy in September 2008 in Santa Fe in a Carol Marine workshop.  I saw her again in September 2009 when I was in California.  In January of 2010 we had a workshop reunion in Austin where most of us were able to get together and take a workshop from Laurel Daniel.  And, here we are again!  I went to the Lafayette Gallery to see Nancy's show: "Southwest Inspirations", drivebys of Highway 25 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.  Nancy's pieces are bold, geometric and colorful.  Check out her blog if you're not familiar with her work:  Nancy Hartleys Art Adventures.

The next day I met Nancy at the deYoung Museum to see the Post Impressionist show:  "Van Gogh Gauguin, Cezanne and Beyond".  It was a huge show with works from the Musee d'orsay, which is being remodeled.  How great that instead of storing the paintings they sent them to San Francisco. There were  a lot of Gauguins, Cezannes Seurats, Nabis (which I didn't know much about), Lautrecs.  One of my favorite pieces was Van Gogh's "Bedroom at Arles".  I had a puzzle of that as well as a poster on the wall in my classroom when I taught.  

Here we are outside of the museum.