Daydreams of ease and comfort. The pelican finds a place to survey his kingdom. A full belly and a cool breeze, a place in the sun. Peace and contentment are palpable here for this king of the hill reigns supreme. Be your own king or queen. Own your hill or boulder, even if just for this one moment. The world can be beautiful.
Imagine your walls with these swimmy fishes decorating them. Luxe. Gorgeous. Fun.
The painting demonstrates traditional oil painting technique. The ‘grisaille and glaze’ method has been used since oil painting was first made. Fish 1 is the sketch, Fish 2 is the grisaille, and Fish 3 has the glaze applied. All in all, a pretty result with ancient historic roots.
Tie into history! Great American Art is here for the catching.
It’s been too long since a beach visit happened. Time to take some time. Prints of beach scenes painted by Arnica Grace will be available at the Port Aransas Art Center beginning in August! Pick this print up there for a reasonable cost. Visit, have fun, go swimming!
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 from history, it is always best to stand on the shoulders of giants. Many of Rembrandt’s pupils also used this golden ocher yellow as a foundation for a glowing work of art.
This large work ships rolled up in a shipping tube, to be unrolled and framed at the purchaser’s convenience.
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 way down to the present, painters like Arnica have always enjoyed the challenge of capturing the light and colors of the seasons.
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 board ready to be framed and hung in your favorite space.
The plein air method was popularized by the French Impressionists. “Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel—the precursor to the plein air easels of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.” – https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-subjects/plein-air/plein-air-art/
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. The patio flowerpots are ready to bloom. Happy springtime! This 6″ x 8″ oil painting is only $40.
Aerial perspective is a fun painting technique. It uses greys and blues to represent space and distant objects. Here Arnica has made a strong use of aerial perspective in this painting ‘Spring Fever.’
"The purpose of art is to wash the dust of daily life off our souls." -Pablo Picasso
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