This happy pelican let me get so close to him that I could just about count his tail feathers! I love seeing wildlife on the coast. A great memory of the ocean just waiting to be taken home. He is framed beautifully and up for sale at the Port Aransas Art Center. Drop in! https://portaransasartcenter.org/Port
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
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
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
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