May Events

2-3 PM Arnica Grace Demonstrates plein air technique Spring flowers should be in full bloom on the lovely grounds of the Elisabet Ney Museum. Not to mention the unique architecture of the Ney house and flair of the surrounding Hyde Park neighborhood. Member artists are invited to bring completed paintings, create work on site, talk Read More

Before the Dance

A larger work, suitable as a centerpiece in a big area, this painting by Arnica Grace is filled with golden light. Using a golden toned canvas, Arnica has evoked a sense of peace and a connection to the past. The Dutch master Rembrandt used this type of background to help make paintings glow. When drawing Read More

Red Poppy Festival

Arnica Grace and the Round Rock Plein Air Painters got a first look at the beautiful blooms. Full of color and light, this 11″ x 14″ oil painting was made on site. Plein Air painting is a time-honored traditional way for artists to capture a spectacular moment in time. From Monet and Cezanne all the Read More

Golden Lining $420

Every cloud has a silver lining. These are golden. What could be better than the sun peeking out at you at the end of a cloudy day? Come visit the Port Aransas Art Center today and enjoy the glow. This work is a marvel of layering. The colors shift as the daylight changes. In the Read More

Beachgate View $80

$80 plus $20 shipping/handling and 8.25% sales tax= $106.60 total charges If you like the beach, try the view from Beachgate Condosuites and Hotel. Room 533 has a very nice one! Here is a plein air painting done on that very balcony by Arnica Grace. Unframed, it’s yours for just $80. Ships mounted on a Read More

Big Big Sky- $420

It’s not a sunny day, but the world offers beauty anyway. Sometimes a little mist on your nose is just the right thing. With layers of impasto and glazing, this painting glows from within. The heavy impasto- a technique of laying on paint so thickly that it stands out from a surface- adds character and Read More

Bye bye tiny dancers…

‘Prima’ has been shipped and received intact by its new owner. May the tiny dancers have a wonderful life gracing the walls of a beautiful residence. It’s a new spring, time for new beginnings. Should there be more dancer paintings in the future? What do you think? Read More

Spring Fever $40

It’s impossible to stay inside with the weather so fine. Here is a small image of Arnica C. Grace’s backyard in early spring. The birds are back. They have pecked away at the block of food in the bird feeder. It hangs on a hook behind the patio flowerpots. The bushes are green and lush. Read More

Anna $160

Anna is a finely shaded and modeled oil painting. Arnica describes the shallow space in the painting with a free hand and broad brushstrokes. Depth and dimension is achieved with transparency and color blending. This small work, about 12″x 16″ was painted at Austin Visual Arts Association studios. $160 plus $20 shipping/handling and 8.25% sales Read More

Windswept $180

This gem of a watercolor glows from within. The viewer experiences a warm breezy day at the beach. The depth and dimension for a work on paper is unexpected. ‘Windswept’ was part of the January exhibit at PAAC gallery. This painting is now ready to come home to you. $180 plus $20 shipping/handling and 8.25% Read More

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