Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"The Skies at Capitol Reef (Utah)" by Karla Nolan, palette knife oil painting on linen

I painted this art piece some time ago and was never satisfied with it; something about the skies, too flat and lifeless. Don't you think the skies have a lot of life in them? I do. When I was younger and we'd be driving somewhere as a family, I'd just space out in the car, looking at the skies, seeing only blue. I was anything but observant. Yeah, there were a few white clouds around...but just blue and white in the sky. Now my take on it is that artists should be especially observant, but I wasn't an artist back then or even considering becoming or imagining being an artist. The sky was blue, that was that, no more to say. As hard as it is to say: I was wrong! Very wrong. The skies have so many colors in them on a daily basis, it is amazing....light blue, cobalt, cerulean, aqua, turquoise, sea mist greens, of course whites, greys. Looking back now, I realize that there's far more to art and observance than meets the eye, no pun intended! Open your eyes!!!!!

"The Skies at Capitol Reef (Utah)", 9"x12" palette knife oil painting on 3/4" linen wrapped gallery canvas (need not be framed), $215 includes s&h in N. America, Paypal preferred, click button below or write KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more info -- Thanks for looking, too!


Have you gone to The Brigham Galleries yet? Their fabulous on-line auction is now up and running! Go to The Brigham Galleries -- I have four paintings in this auction, good deals abound!
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I am the featured artist at Meko's Art Gallery, 222 Linden Street, Fort Collins -- First Friday Gallery Walk, May 7th through the end of the month -- please stop by and see my paintings on glass!
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The Link Gallery in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as invited me in as a new artist -- just down the street from the Capitol. I'm very excited to have been approached by Rebecca and Mike for representation.
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Wild Hands Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming, has invited me to be the featured artist in their monthly gallery walk, Thursday, June 17th. If you are anywhere near Jackson, stop by and say hello, okay?
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I was invited to participate in the "Landscaped" exhibition in Graffia Gallery, Spring Lake, Michigan during the month of May 2010. Two of my artworks will be in the show, both are sunsets; one is "Quintessential Sunset", a glass painting, and the other is "Smoldering Sunset", a palette knife oil painting. Please do look in if you are in the area. Thanks.
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My new book is hot off the presses at Blurb! Take a sneak peek and place your order if you're so inclined...click on box below for preview....

Paintings on glass,...
By Karla Nolan

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You can now find me on Twitter! Click here to "follow"! It's really fun!
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My new e-mail newsletter was recently sent out....
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I posted items in Karla Nolan Table Jewelry and Karla Nolan Judaica recently. You might enjoy checking those blogspots. Special treats for special people and times -- Judaica art and miniature encrusted with shells, crystals, and semi-precious stones sculptures.
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Meko's Gallery, 222 Linden Street, Fort Collins, Colorado
EsScentuals, 142 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado
Grand Lake Art Gallery, Grand Lake, Colorado
Shelby Lee Gallery, 175 Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina

Wild Hands Art Gallery, 265 West Pearl Street. Jackson, Wyoming
Common Ground Western Art, 3 North Broadway, Red Lodge, Montana
The Link Gallery, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Perez Fine Art Galleries (on-line international art gallery)



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