Saturday, February 28, 2015

"Sparkly Western Sunset" by Karla Nolan, unframed miniature palette knife oil painting




 I painted this sunset a while back with my handy palette knives and couldn't decide on a name for it.  Looking at it in different lighting situations, I kept notice how sparkly it was, a high gloss varnish added to the colors greatly.  Thus the name was born:  "Sparkly Western Sunset" -- because that is what it is, full of life and color!  A sweet miniature...

"Sparkly Western Sunset", 5"x7" unframed miniature palette knife oil painting on canvas, $70 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information


 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Rocky Mountain Dusk" by Karla Nolan unframed palette knife oil painting




This is a larger painting, 16"x20" unframed.  It is the quintessential Rocky Mountain scene, so typically Colorado.  If you want to get an idea of what it is like to live near the mountains, just look at this painting, I think you'll get the hang of it!  It really can be dramatic as the last rays of the sun appear over the forthcoming mountain silhouette.

"Rocky Mountain Dusk", 16"x20" unframed palette knife oil painting on canvas, $640 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information


 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

"Daybreak!", by Karla Nolan, 18"x24" unframed palette knife oil painting


I love painting the skies.  I don't like early morning, however, and have missed many a pretty dawn here in Colorado.  Silhouettes of bushes and trees have always intrigued me.  So I thought I'd bite the bullet and put together an early morning scene.  Maybe I'll reconsider and start rising earlier.  (I doubt it!)

"Daybreak!", 18"x24" unframed palette knife oil painting on canvas, $700 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button below or write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information
 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

"Moonlight Mountain Triptych" by Karla Nolan, framed painting on glass





Quite a task, this painting on glass.  It took forever to compose and then execute but I'm very satisfied, happy, with the results.  The photos don't do it just but then this is the sort of artwork best seen in person, I guess. 

"Moonlight Mountain Triptych",10"x22" painting on glass (measured edge to edge glass) in frame shown, $675 includes s/h in continental U.S., Paypal accepted, click button below or write me for more information at KarlaNolan@gmail.com

 


Thursday, February 12, 2015

"I Want to Live Here!" by Karla Nolan, unframed palette knife oil painting




Colorado is my favorite state in this country.  Not only was I born here but I plan to die here.  Fort Collins, here in the northern part of the state, is my "little slice of paradise".  Life here is good.  We have the plains, the high prairie, the mountains, the rugged and rocky terrain of the western part of the state, also.  I feel very fortunate.  The paintings says it all.

"I Want to Live Here!", 4"x6" unframed palette knife oil painting on canvas, $48 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, February 7, 2015

"Peach Iris Duo" by Karla Nola, framed painting on glass



The neighbors across the street have the most magnificent peach irises, I was inspired to paint them onto glass, surround them blue skies and green leaves.  I'm happy with the results, are you?

"Peach Iris Duo", 11"x14" painting on glass (measured edge to edge glass) in frame shown, $400 includes s/h in continental U.S., Paypal accepted, click button below or write me for more information at KarlaNolan@gmail.com

 



Thursday, February 5, 2015

"Mysterious Rocky Mountain Sunset" by Karla Nolan framed painting on glass





Well, this is a mysterious art post!  I haven't quite decided what exactly is occurring in the sky of this painting on glass, so decided to "go with the flow, the mystery of it all".  I see many things happening in this sunset and I hope that you do, also.  I see no sense in defining everything that happens with these crazy glass paints!  

"Mysterious Rocky Mountain Sunset", 11"x"14" framed painting on glass (measured edge to edge glass), $450 includes s/h in continental U.S., Paypal accepted, click button below or write me for more information at KarlaNolan@gmail.com


 



Saturday, January 31, 2015

"Poppies and Hills" by Karla Nolan, framed painting on glass





Yes, here are more poppies, but these are painted directly onto the glass and the framing technique I use gives them dimensional aspects not usually seen in paintings on canvas.  These actually look three dimensional from some angles.  Always playing around with the glass paints and having a blast doing so!

"Poppies and Hills", 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


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

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