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
$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
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
‘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?
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.
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
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%
Recently, Arnica Grace has been taking her studio out of doors for some fun, fresh paintings. Here is one example of aerial perspective working to harmonize gentle coloration. A play between violets and soft golds help the viewer feel the morning breeze in their hair. Layering of glazes and impasto technique is also used to
So much depends upon A red wheel barrow Glazed with rain water Beside the white chickens. -William Carlos Williams As the weather warms not so gently here in Austin, wheelbarrows are, indeed, important articles for moving piles of compost and leaf mulch to prepare new garden beds. Time to get planting! Painting and growing are