Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Virgin of Guadalupe

Virgin Of Guadalupe
Oil  14" x 11"
$225.00 + $10. s/h
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I want to wish a Merry Christmas to all of my blog friends.  I'm offering a holiday discount through the end of December on this painting, although it wouldn't get to you before Christmas.

The Virgin of Guadalupe, also known as Our Lady of Guadalupe, is a title of the Virgin Mary associated with an image which is housed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico city.  I read that this basilica is the most visited Catholic site in the world (I would have thought that that honor would have gone to the Vatican, but I learned something new) and the third most sacred site in the world.  The first two are the Meiji Shrine and Sensoji Temple in Tokyo having 30 million visitors each year.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

"Hasn't Been Used In A While"

"Hasn't Been Used In A While"
Oil  16" x 20"
Holiday Price $395.00

My normal price for this size is $495.00.  From now until the end of December I'm offering this for a holiday discount.  Although it wouldn't get to you before Christmas.

I spotted this pickup east of Colorado Springs, on the side of a road near an old ranch.  I loved how it was sitting there as if the rancher had stopped once to tend to something, but then never got back in.

I often get my titles from poems and/or songs.  For this piece I googled "poems about trucks" and found the title, thus the quotes.

We're having strange weather today, so I'm going to re-photo this again.  The truck colors are accurate, but the grass is a bit brighter yellow/green than it is in the painting.  They're a bit "faller colors" in the painting..is that a real word?

Friday, December 5, 2014

Afternoon Aspen

Afternoon Aspen
Oil  24" x 18"

This aspen painting is from the same grove as the last post.  I've written about aspens in past posts and am writing about them again.  Aspens usually grow in large clonal colonies, coming from the same seedling.  They spread by way of root suckers.  New trees in a colony my shoot up over 100 feet away from the parent tree.  Aspens can live from 40 - 150 years above ground.  the root system can last longer.  Aspen groves are able to survive forest fires because the roots are below the heat of the fire.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Aspen Shadow

Aspen Shadow
Oil  24" x 18"
$595.00 + $20. s/h

This is a painting from the fall that I haven't yet posted.  I love the strong contrast of the grass and shadows.  I paint a lot of aspen, I think that many Colorado artists paint aspen.  They're a great tree to paint with lots of grays in the trunks.  Many of the mountain aspen have gnaw marks up and down the trunks....actually those are teeth marks from elk.

Monday, December 1, 2014

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE -- Christmas Poinsettia #2

Christmas Poinsettia #2
Oil  6" x 6"
$75.00 + $10. s/h

Paintings by Pam Holnback & Dottie Lirette
Small works, cards, great holiday gifts & mark downs!

Summerland Gardens Gallery
124 East Cheyenne Road, Colorado Springs
Wednesday, December 3rd  3:00 - 6:00 pm

I hope that those of you who live in the Pikes Peak region can join Dottie and me for our Holiday Open House!