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.
Every Friday brings an opportunity for Arnica Grace to paint a person from life. Austin Visual Arts Association studios are a great place to make works on the spot. Painting together with other life painting enthusiasts makes for a friendly and fun work environment. Notable Austin heavy hitters Phillip Wade, Eve Larson, and Johnnie Sielbeck also paint in Arnica’s Friday crew.
The model brings their own clothing and in this case, props. Highly unusual to have a man in a kilt holding a crystal ball show up to be painted. What a nice change of pace!
Call the artist to arrange for purchase of this 11 x 14 image.
Memorial Day this year Arnica found herself out at Port Aransas when a young man decided to raise a giant Texas flag. What a sight! Everyone had a great time on the beach. Prints for this painting will be available in the Port Aransas Art Center beginning August 1st!
This tiny gem of a painting simply shimmers. The spring flowers draw the viewer into the picture plane. Austin’s historic landmark, the Elisabet Ney Museum, is a tiny castle under a blue sky. A beautiful piece for any home.
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.
"The purpose of art is to wash the dust of daily life off our souls." -Pablo Picasso