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Your Pathway to Learning

August 29, 2014 in American Made,Art,art education,Art Gallery,Artists,Justin Clements oils,Oils,Old Colorado City,Paintings,Personal Development | Comments (0)

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OnionsAGlass Bottle12x161Artists are inspired by all sorts of things that can lead them down a new path causing a change or improvement in their style. One of Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s up and coming artists Justin Clements, recently delivered a  dozen or so new paintings that grabbed my attention.  I noticed he was doing something new with bits of color that looked like confetti over his painting.  This new addition to his work has an interesting effect and I  specifically asked  about the little pieces of color. At first, he smiled and was pleased I noticed but  didn’t have a ready answer.

After leaving to return to his studio, he  started  thinking about my probing question and realized something that had not occurred to him before. The last six months or so Justin had been studying the French impressionist movement and, specifically, the timeless works of Claude Monet. Monet’s work truly moved him and had a profound affect on Justin. Although several days had gone by, Justin contacted me to let me know he believed studying Monet’s style  influenced him to look at problems of light and color in a new way. Justin thanked me for noticing the tiny change that made such a big difference in his work and mentioning the detail that lead to this fun realization.

You never know where, when or how your questions might trigger deeper thought.  This is what art does.  Original art makes us think and stimulate conversation.  Take time today to look deeply at a piece of original art and see if you can come up with several questions for the artist or owner of the art.  You never know what path your question will take you. Learning about art is fun. See more new original paintings today at Hunter-Wolff Gallery.

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Good News for Collectors

May 2, 2011 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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Paris Impression by Laura Reilly
Paris Impression by Laura Reilly

Did you miss an opportunity to buy a piece of art you just cannot get out of your mind? Missing an opportunity to buy a piece of art you fell in love with is regrettable. Sometimes circumstances prevent purchasing art the moment you see it. It happens. It happens to everyone—and we agonize over not buying. Now it is gone. The image flashes in your mind but it is gone forever.

It is a lesson we all learn the hard way. The time to buy is that special moment when you connect with a piece of art. It is like anything you love; claim it or someone else will. If your inner voice whispers the timing is not right but your other senses shout, “it’s the perfect piece”, what do you do? Ask about layaway! Layaway is the perfect solution when cash is tight. It ensures your ownership for a lifetime of enjoyment.

On the other hand, what happens if you already missed your opportunity? Now you start following the artist’s activities, becoming more intimately aware of their collections and new work. If you fell in love with one piece, it is likely you will love other work they create. Visit their representative gallery; sign-up for newsletters and blogs; get on email announcements and become involved. For example, if you missed Laura Reilly’s wonderful Paris-inspired oils, you can easily learn what she creates weekly. Don’t miss another piece of artwork that moves you. There’s just no excuse.

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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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