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Meet Today’s Master Painters – September 3

August 31, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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Things are happening fast at Hunter-Wolff Gallery.  It sometimes feels like we are in a time-machine, speeding ahead without any memory of yesterday. One exciting show ends and another opens.  We hope you don’t let our newest show slip by; it’s worth marking on your calendar so you get to see a wonderful, modern-day master.

September’s one-person exhibit and sale, showcasing Jeannie Breeding’s “Lands Near and Far” was just hung and ready for visitors and art enthusiasts.  Jeannie’s travels to Greece, Spain , China and other beautiful destinations inspired these intriguing masterpieces.  Stop by her Opening show on Friday, September 3 between 5-9 pm.  The exhibit will be displayed until the end of the month.

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Tinos Churches 12" x 16" oil on linen panel

 

How many churches do you see in this painting?  Look closer, there are more than one in this painting Tinos is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea and located in the Cyclades archipelago. Don’t see more than one church?  Stop by and search in person and feel the beauty of this wonderful island.

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Sunrise over the Yangtze 16" x 20" oil on linen panel

Jeannie also took a month long trip to China a few years ago.  She found that the sunrises and sunsets were spectacular, especially along the Liang and Yangtze Rivers due to the heavy atmospheric conditions. The Yangtze River (literally “The Long River”) is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world.  She cruised down the Yangtze for nine days and took a one day cruise down the Liang River in Guilin.

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The Red Bicycle 16" x 8" oil on canvas

Jeannie found this red bicycle propped against an old stone and brick building on a cobble-stone street in Chania, an old Venetian harbor town on the island of Crete. Chaniá (also Chania, Hania, and Xania) is the second largest city of Crete.

Don’t let September — or Opening night — escape you.  This is a show you can visit over and over and over.  More images from Jeannie’s exhibit are found at her page on our website.  Each show piece title  is preceded with “Lands Near & Far”.  See what the “Examiner” says about Jeannie at Examiner.

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An Antidote for the Status Quo

August 25, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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Mt. Massive Wildflowers, 40x30

Mt. Massive Wildflowers, 40x30

Let’s hope the status quo is challenged and looks different soon says some of our clients, frustrated with the economy.  I couldn’t agree more.  In the art world, it’s a term not often used.  Artists can’t grow and bring new ideas to the forefront without challenging themselves, improving their skill and developing new concepts.  What’s going on in the economy is something else; something we all can’t wait to see change and improve.

In the meantime, one thing we can count on is experiencing originality and beauty by collecting art.  Art transfers positive energy to our personal lives.  Being immersed in the art business 24/7, I sometimes take that for granted .  After returning from being away for more than a week, I experienced “with fresh eyes” what visitors see when they walk through the door. It was reassuring to feel a much needed escape from the status quo and so much positive charge among our collections.  I couldn’t have been more pleased to see new artwork hanging on the wall by Laura Reilly, Marlene Kort and some of our other dedicated artists. It was a wonderful reminder that we continue to offer what is important and needed in our lives to stay uplifted and positive about the future.  Stop in soon and see the new work now hanging by Laura Reilly—her work is always charged with energy, aesthetically appealing with a fresh contemporary flair and clearly provides the perfect antidote for the status quo.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow ~ Albert Einstein

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Lands Near & Far — Coming Soon!

August 23, 2010 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

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With twenty new paintings be prepped for hanging this coming week and new exhibit  images arriving in my email every day, it is hard to contain my excitement.  Two paintings have already been tagged for purchase without even being seen in person.  How exciting is that for the artist, Jeannie Breeding? 

You too can get in on the early selection process, just by going to our website and looking for all the new images labeled with a title that begins with “Lands Near & Far … “  These pieces will be hung next Monday, August 30 and can be viewed in person before the Opening Reception on Friday, September 3.  Breeding Collectors will have an opportunity to place their red sold button on the wall label anytime before the Opening. 

This show and exhibit could very well be our best attended show of the year – come early!  The gallery is open every day from 11 am to 5 pm and show night until 9 pm.  See you there!

Quiz:  Do you know where Tinos is located?  And how many churches do you see in this “gallery pick” painting?

 

Tinos Churches, 12x16 oil on linen

Tinos Churches, 12x16 oil on linen

 

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Lands Near & Far

August 21, 2010 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

Morning on the Yangtze, China, 24x20
Morning on the Yangtze, China, 24×20
Blue Chair, Chania, Greece 20x16
Blue Chair, Chania, Greece 20×16
Chamisa in Bloom, 9x12
Chamisa in Bloom, 9×12

With more than 20 new paintings inspired by world travel, Jeannie Breeding is extremely busy preparing for her biggest exhibit at Hunter-Wolff Gallery on September 3.  Not only is a major show of this size exciting for the gallery but it is months and months of planning and hours and hours of work for both the gallery and artist.  But is it ever worth every minute of effort!

Jeannie Breeding is one of the finest artists shown at Hunter-Wolff Gallery. Her raw talent and skilled hands are appreciated bycasual collectors, young art students, seasoned artists and many, many fine art collectors–all who are patiently waiting to see her second exhibit in two years.  “Lands Near and Far” features a variety of sizes and subject matter in oil on linen and canvas, plein air paintings and larger masterpieces inspired by trips to Spain, Greece, China and closer to home across the southwest.
Jeannie is well-known for her “atmospheric” expression and misty fog settling over a light-filled and shadowy landscape but this show also introduces some works rarely found in Breeding’s collections — street scenes with architectural accents, an abandoned bicycle, a vacant blue chair and other hints of cultural interest.
Whether a veteran collector or new to the world of fine art, this is a show you don’t want to miss.  Jeannie has clearly reached beyond her comfort zone to paint one of her most exciting shows to date.  More examples of what is coming on September 3 can be found at http://www.hunterwolffgallery.com/gallery.cfm?artistid=64.  This preview allows patrons to reserve purchases prior to Opening Night, September 3 by calling 719-520-9494.  Don’t let the one you love get away!
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Little Jewels in Oil

August 2, 2010 in Art | Comments (0)

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Light Show 6x8 oil

Light Show 6x8 oil

Evening Water 6x8 oil

Evening Water 6x8 oil

Rolling Clouds 6x8 oil

Rolling Clouds 6x8 oil

Artist Don Hamilton has been painting nearly non-stop since this spring when his entire collection along with all his art supplies, truck and trailer were stolen.  It was the kind of a set-back that would put most victims into a tailspin.  But Don knew what had to be done and got busy doing it. He got new supplies and materials and worked day and night to create new collections for his local shows and galleries. Within weeks we received several beautiful landscapes and now he is presenting us with a lovely little collection of six 6×8 paintings that are lush with color and texture.  The entire collection can be purchased at a special “collection rate” (slightly less than each individual piece) or each beautifully framed 6×8 can be purchased for $475.  Need to dress up your walls? You can’t go wrong with these Little Jewels.

Preview the entire collection at  Little Jewels and check out Light Show, Evening Water, Meadow Morning, Rolling Clouds, Pinion and Sky, and Moonlight.  Be sure to click on the image for a close-up of his brush work.

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