Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Ocean Waves" by Karla Nolan, framed painting on glass





The ocean never fails to fascinate me.  Being landlocked in Colorado, but happily so, I especially like looking at the waves breaking and the skies overhead.  It can be turmoil to paint, but, hey, why not give it a try, onto glass, no less!

"Ocean Waves", 5"x7" painting on glass (measured edge to edge glass) in frame shown, $125 includes s/h in continental U.S., Paypal accepted, click button below or write me for more information at KarlaNolan@gmail.com

 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Wild Red Flowers" by Karla Nolan, framed painting on glass





I haven't painted in almost three weeks now, due to a nasty fall down some wooden stairs.  I still have a very swollen jammed finger on my right hand and it's slowed me down mightily, even in typing.  So no blogs, either.  I've been getting restless, so thought this painting would fill in the gap for now.  Hope you enjoy the view!

"Wild Red Flowers", 12"x12" painting on glass (measured edge to edge glass) in frame shown, $450 includes s/h in continental U.S., Paypal accepted, click button below or write me for more information at KarlaNolan@gmail.com

 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado


Friday, January 2, 2015

"Ecstasy" by Karla Nolan, unframed palette knife oil painting




One might say that I am ecstatic about sunsets, as shown in the above painting, "Ecstasy".  No two are alike for any day or any amount of time in the day, just a quick, split second in time.  And since I live so close to the Rocky Mountains, the Continental Divide, I love the mountains just below the clouds!

"Ecstasy", 12"x4" unframed palette knife oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas, $100 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information

 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

"Magenta in the Sky" by Karla Nolan, framed painting on glass






Vibrant colors in the sky for this miniature painting on glass, sold framed as shown!  Magenta was the "in" color when I lived outside of St. Louis in the 1960's, I remember that as if it were yesterday.  I convinced my mother to buy me an "outfit" in that bright, hot color, but I felt conspicuous in it, as it was a new hue for me.  I mainly lived in red.  It doesn't seem that long ago to me, I know that decades have past, but I still like the magenta tones in the skies when I see them!

"Magenta in the Sky", 5"x5" framed painting on glass (measured edge to edge glass), $100 includes s/h in continental U.S., Paypal accepted, click button below or write me for more information at KarlaNolan@gmail.com

 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Monday, December 29, 2014

"Red Sunset in Winter" by Karla Nolan, framed painting on glass






I've resumed painting on glass and present you with my version of a snowy evening with a vivid sunset!  This sort of art can be trying to produce, there are always the unexpected color mixes, problems with tools, spills, and, of course, impatience!  I must say that I do enjoy the results, however, if not always the process!  

"Red Sunset in Winter", 11"x14" painting on glass (measured edge to edge glass) in frame shown, $450 includes s/h in continental U.S., Paypal accepted, click button below or write me for more information at KarlaNolan@gmail.com

 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Friday, December 19, 2014

"Poppy Pounce" by Karla Nolan unframed palette knife oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas




Giving a painting a title can be a tedious event.  I mean, let's face, have I not painted more than a couple of poppy paintings?  I was straining my brain today to give this post a proper name and then I thought of how my cat, as a kitten, used to pounce on everything!  I could just see him pouncing on these poppies (aka papaveri, coquelicot)!  Hence, voila, the name of this painting was born!

"Poppy Pounce", 12"x4" unframed palette knife oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas, $100 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information

 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Monday, December 15, 2014

"Multiple Irises" by Karla Nolan, framed painting on glass







While we're far from Spring, it's always on my mind.  The irises soar towards the sun in multiple colors and Mother Nature makes her own bouquets.  I suppose we can wait three months and several days for this bounty...but it's not easy!

"Multiple Irises", 20"x16" painting on glass (measured edge to edge glass) in frame shown, $960 includes s/h in continental U.S., Paypal accepted, click button below or write me for more information at KarlaNolan@gmail.com

 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Friday, December 12, 2014

"Smoldering Sunset" by Karla Nolan, palette knife oil painting





This is seriously one of my all time favorite paintings.  It's basically my back yard at sunset in the winter.  I painted it a while back, lost track of it (yes, that happens in my studio, sadly), found it again recently and was thrilled to see it again.  In fact, I'm almost tempted to not sell it but someone out there needs this for some oomph in his or her life!

"Smoldering Sunset", 8"x10" unframed palette knife oil painting on linen panel, $160 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information


 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Monday, December 8, 2014

"Sailing at Sunset II", palette knife oil painting by Karla Nolan




Years ago my younger daughter and I visited Seattle, Washington -- so much water!  You must remember we live in northern Colorado and are hardly surrounded by the H2O!  I loved the sunsets we saw, the colors from the skies bouncing off the water -- and the sailboats -- well, that's just not that common a sight in my life (having said that, we do live near Horsetooth Reservoir, so I guess I could make more of a point to see sailboats, but I get seasick!)  So, this is an ode to the Northwest part of our country.

"Sailing at Sunset II", 8"x10" unframed palette knife oil painting on linen panel, $160 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information

 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Friday, December 5, 2014

"Red Skies" by Karla Nolan, framed painting on glass




I like red and I like drama in skies.  Hence the above painting (bottom photo is the close up).  Sunsets are my favorite genre to paint and you never see or paint the same one twice!  I usually have mountains involved in these art works, as I live right by them and sometimes it's almost as if there is a bounce back in the colors.  Paintings on glass are nerve wracking because it is so easy to get overly enthusiastic and mess it all up but I'm pleased with this outcome.  And it comes already framed (in a basic black frame), ready for the nail in your wall!

"Red Skies", 8"x10" (measured edge to edge glass) in frame shown, $240 includes s/h in continental U.S., Paypal accepted, click button below or write me for more information at KarlaNolan@gmail.com


Thursday, December 4, 2014

"Funnel Cloud at Sunset" by Karla Nolan, original watercolor painting




 I'm certain that you've heard of artistic license -- this time I took the liberty of applying it!  I made up this scene and had a blast doing so, although I wouldn't wish for a funnel cloud to appear in the sky at this time of day or any other!  The color and the water did what they wanted and I went along with them (this time!).  Hope you enjoy the view!

"Funnel Cloud at Sunset",10x8" original watercolor painting, $120
 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information
 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Monday, December 1, 2014

"Poppy Field Near Aveyron, France" by Karla Nolan, matted watercolor painting



I've been flipping between watercolor painting and painting onto glass lately.  It's not that I can't make up my mind, I rather enjoy the variety.  I know some folks say "stick with one genre or medium" but that's simply not in my nature.  It's educational, at least for me, to go back and forth and even sparks my imagination and experimentation!  Yes, it's yet another poppy painting, and yes, it's another painting of France, but, hey, why not?  Can you have too much of a happy flower or lovely country (along with Italy, of course, and, while I'm at it, Israel, England, Wales, Ireland....need I say more?)

"Poppy Field Near Aveyron, France" by Karla Nolan, matted 8"x10" watercolor painting, $75 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information



Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"Windswept Indian Paintbrush" by Karla Nolan, framed painting on glass



Oops, at it again, I guess, that painting on glass and all!  This is my take on the famous Indian Paintbrush flowers, a flowering plant indigenous to the western U.S., always a delight to see blooming alongside the road, on hikes, climbing up a mountain....I've seen them recently in Colorado and Wyoming and they occur in varying colors, primarily red but sometimes with an orange hue.   

"Windswept Indian Paintbrush", 6"x6" (measured edge to edge glass) in frame shown, $125 includes s/h in continental U.S., Paypal accepted, click button below or write me for more information at KarlaNolan@gmail.com
 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Monday, November 24, 2014

"Purple Mountains, Amber Waves", 8"x10.5" original watercolor painting




I have always loved the song, "America, The Beautiful" and thought it might be an appropriate gesture for this special week, Thanksgiving and all, to salute this wonderful country in which we live.  I believe that the song was inspired by Pike's Peak here in Colorado and written by Katharine Lee Bates in 1893.

"Purple Mountains, Amber Waves", 8"x10.5" original watercolor painting, $125
 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information
 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado



Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Chilis of New Mexico", framed painting on glass







Recently I've had renewed interest in my framed paintings on glass from a few Daily Painters website visitors, so I thought I'd acquaint you with my "Chilis of New Mexico" -- yes, hot and spicy, habenero, Anaheim, Poblano, jalapeno -- you name it, any of them could be in this painting!  Unfortunately, try as I may, the heat of the chilis wipes me out, it's an embarrassment to see!  Oh well, I still love the Mexican foods! 

"Chilis of New Mexico", 9"x12" (measured edge to edge glass) in black frame, $325 includes s/h in continental U.S., Paypal accepted, click button below or write me for more information at KarlaNolan@gmail.com


Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Thursday, November 20, 2014

"Green Hills of Ireland", 9.5"x13" original watercolor painting




There are so many shades and hues of green in Ireland, I don't believe that one could name them all.  Accompanied by the grey clouds overhead, there are subtle, rolling hills, walls of stone separating lots, quaint old houses surrounded by bushes and trees, wildflowers growing in the green (!) meadows.  What glorious memories I have!  

"Green Hills of Ireland", 9.5"x13" original watercolor painting, $135
 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information
 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Winter Arrived Early in Colorado", original watercolor painting

Well, the title says it all!  

"Winter Arrived Early in Colorado", 7.25"x6.75" original watercolor painting, $70
 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information

Saturday, November 15, 2014

"See the Sea Anemones", original watercolor painting





Well, one might say I'm in uncharted waters!  I couldn't resist taking immense artistic license and stirring up the oceans, rivers, lakes, estuaries a bit -- I'm combining all water creatures in a few original watercolor paintings and am having a blast doing so.  The world is one big place and "they" say that the oceans are the new frontier!  (The lower picture is a close up....)

"See the Sea Anemones", 10.25"x5.5" original watercolor painting, $85
 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information
 
 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Friday, November 14, 2014

"Santa Fe Doors: Arch Over Blue", matted watercolor and ink painting





Another in my Santa Fe doors series.  Painting these doors have had me wanting to visit this charming city once again but with the early winter snows, I think I'll wait until it warms up a bit!  I believe that Santa Fe's altitude is even higher than ours is in Fort Collins!  It can get bitterly cold even though it's about seven hours south of us!  Go figure...

"Santa Fe Doors: Arch Over Blue", matted watercolor and ink painting, approximately 3.5"x4.5" image in off-white mat to fit 8"x10" frame, $100 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information
 
 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Thursday, November 13, 2014

"Trees In Change", original watercolor painting




Well, we quickly went from fabulous Fall to wild Winter here in norther Colorado!  Whew!  Why do changing leaves just need to be red, yellow, orange or brown?  Why not aqua or turquoise?  Huh?  Had fun, fun and more fun with this one -- check out the real leaves pressed into the paper....

"Trees In Change", original watercolor painting, 8.5"x10.5", $125 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information

 

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

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