Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sunny Vista Art Show


Last night was the opening of the Art Show at Sunny Vista Living Center.  Each year the show draws more and more artists, which is great as 25% of the sales benefit the residents.  I was pleased that three of my recent pieces were juried in to the show.

Reflections 11" x 14"



A Peaceful Spot 9" x 12"







Tea, Anyone 16" x 20"

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife Refuge
11" x 14" Oil
SOLD

This is the same spot as the last post, although in this one I left out all the Refuge visitors!


This area was historically an agricultural area and water is intensively managed on the Refuge.  Irrigation includes numerous dikes and other water control structures that provide water to many divers wetland habitats ranging from shallow wet meadows to open water.  The Refuge includes pumped wells, Artensian wells and irrigation canals some dating to the 1880's.


Here you can see some of the sandhill cranes having breakfast.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Majestic Migration

In Flight
6" x 6" oil on panel
$100.00  $10. s/h

Last month my husband and I went to Monte Vista, Colorado, in the southern part of the state, to see the sandhill crane migration.  During the month of March 20 - 25,000 cranes migrate through, and spend a good part of the month loading up on fuel in preparation for the continuation of the flight north.   At any given time there are about 10,000 - 11,000 greater sandhill cranes at the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge.


They say that the cranes have been stopping off in the the San Luis Valley for millions of years.  On a cliff southwest of Monte Vista is a well protected six foot petroglyph of a crane.  This tells us that even 2,000 years ago man was anticipating the annual return of the sandhill cranes.





Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sevilla Light

Sevilla Light
9" x 12" oil on canvas on board
$195.00 + $10. s/h

This is from a trip my husband and I took several years ago to visit our daughter in Sevilla, Spain.  I paint a lot of landscapes with rocks, I live in the Rockies!  And off and on I paint buildings with incredible rock walls.  So, I wanted to continue painting rocks, and was drawn to this stone floor.  I loved how the warm oranges played against the purples.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings, Original Artwork by Pam Holnback, 62/100

Spring Cleaning
8" x 8" oil on cradled panel
$195.00 + $10. s/h




We've been spending the last few days cleaning the yard and gardens.  For many of you, spring has been around for awhile.  But, in our neighborhood, we have yet to have any spring flowers bloom.  The blossoms are just starting to appearing on trees, so I know that spring is about here!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Rhode Island Red


Rhode Island Red
8" x 8" oil on cradled panel
$195.00 " $10. s/h


This rooster belongs to my friend Marianne.  Their ranch, about a half hour east of town, has horses, goats, roosters, chickens, eggs, a barn, a big deck, a new kitchen, beautiful floors, and an incredible view!  

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

6 Inch Squared


I'm thrilled to once again be in the 6" Squared Show at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, California. The reception is this Saturday, April 16th. While I'm not able to attend the show, the video and pictures that I've seen of it look incredible!

Sugar Bowl 6" x 6"
Available at Randy Higbee Gallery

Monday, April 11, 2011

Patzcuaro Strutters

Patzcuaro Strutters
6" x 8" Oil
SOLD

This is my submission for the Daily Paintworks Challenge.  It's from a photo I took on a trip to Patzcuaro, Mexico.  While this one is sold, it's motivated me to look through my photo files and to paint some more chickens and roosters!  Look for some soon.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Another Creamer

Another Creamer
6" x 6" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

I've mentioned before that I own eleven creamers.  I think this is only the fourth that I've posted.  

The opening of our show at Summerland Gardens went really well.  Many friends came and I met many new people.  Thanks to all who came.  The show will be up for awhile, so I hope you can visit.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Waterfront Property

Waterfront Property
8" x 10" oil on canvas on board
$195.00 + $10 s/h

I love how there are so many values and colors in these rocks.  And it seems that no matter when a home was built, location, location, location is/was important!

Tonight, Friday, is the opening of our group show at Summerland Gardens 124 East Cheyenne Road, Colorado Springs, 80906.  If you're in the area, please stop by from 5 - 7.  Or, if that's not possible, please visit the gardens and gallery in the next few months.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Around The Bend

Around The Bend
6" x 8" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

This is my submission for the Daily Paintworks weekly challenge.  I will admit that I find painting from someone else's photo a challenge.  For me, a landscape is usually of a spot where I've been, a spot that I love, a place that has some connection to me.  

I am part of a group show that is opening this Friday, April 8th from 5 - 7.  I hope that you can stop by Summerland Gardens 124 East Cheyenne Road, Colorado Springs, 80906.  The show will be hanging through June.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Late Snow


Late Snow
6" x 6"  Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

It's snowing and windy and we're expected to have several inches of snow by morning.  This is springtime in the Rockies!  Now that I have this posted, I think I may go back and remove the row of evergreens in the background.  

If you think about Edgar Payne's compositions, I would call this a diagonal L.

I'm in a group show at Summerland Gardens, 124 East Cheyenne Road, Colorado Springs 80906.  The opening is this Friday, April 8th from 5- 7.  Please stop by that evening or any time soon.

Friday, April 1, 2011

A Peaceful Spot


A Peaceful Spot
9" x 12" oil on canvas on board
$195.00 + $10. s/h


I was pleased with the value and color in this piece. This makes me look forward to spring and warm weather.

Friday, April 8th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM is the opening of a group show that I'm a part of at Summerland Gardens 124 East Cheyenne Road, Colorado Springs 80906.  If you're in the area, please stop by.