Posts Tagged ‘oils’

Layaway Pays Smile Dividends

June 11, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Events,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Paintings | Comments (0)

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Artist Janelle Cox with A Happy Collector

Everyone wants to be happy and have good health.  You can find all kinds of articles on how happiness affects your health.  How you define your own happiness and what makes you happy might be different from others, but we know happy when we see it at the gallery.

Dale from Colorado Springs had been saving up for this beautiful oil painting and planned to buy it before someone else got it.  And the day he picked it up, he was thrilled to learn the artist, Janelle Cox, was in town for a special Opening reception.  It seemed like everyone was super-happy on this occasion.

By the way, Dale was smart because he saved for the down-payment, and then made sure the painting was his by placing it on layaway so he would not risk losing it while he saved for the balance.  You too can acquire the art that makes you happy  by using our no-add cost layaway program.  Don’t let the good ones get away…layaway is so convenient and easy. Try it!

See how it made Dale smile?

 

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A Rose for You

October 8, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Paintings | Comments (0)

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The Rose, 4x6

How does one explain the ability of a self-taught painter like Clifford T. Bailey?

It is like trying to explain the beautiful voice of 9-year-old Jackie Evancho.
It’s simply exciting to find these wonder-stars.  They are gifts we are lucky to receive. Like Jackie, Clifford Bailey quickly became one of my favorite artists. The fact that he is self-taught just amazes me.  His small still life works are reminiscent of the Old Masters in their technique with contrasting dark and light tones.  At Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s Anniversary event last evening, his small collection of perfectly rendered apples and pears created a stir along with his landscapes.  Everyone just loved his work. Now he is finishing another new painting of  a flawless single rose to add to the collection.  What will he do next?
If you love small paintings, he has several 4×6 and 5×7 framed still life works along with 8×10 landscapes you might consider.
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A “Magic Penny” with Penny Stewart

January 8, 2011 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

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Oasis, 17x17 oil
Oasis, 17×17 oil
White GOld, 16x20 oil
White GOld, 16×20 oil

Just like the song Magic Penny, there is magic in the artwork by Colorado artist Penny Stewart and I think her work inspires music. Penny Stewart is not a resident artist at the gallery but this award-winning guest artist’s work should be in every collection. For a special brief appearance, Penny Stewart is coming to Hunter-Wolff Gallery on Saturday, January 22 to exhibit her collection of magical landscape paintings.

Admirers and collectors share an intimacy with her subject and enjoy the  journey of exploration through color, form, and composition. She portrays nature at its most colorful moments and brings out subtle nuances of light and shadow to emphasize the spirit of a place. Penny Stewart is known for her tranquil landscapes and a sense of peacefulness washes over the viewer.

Not only can she capture the beauty and grandeur of the West in oil or watercolor, but also the poetic beauty of lesser-travelled places.  Inspired by rolling hills, peaceful meadows, idyllic lakes and blue skies filled with puffy white clouds, she spends hours outdoors studying nature, ever changing hues, and atmospheric conditions to capture a special mood. I expect anyone who appreciates art will experience a connection and appreciate the fine qualities of  “Magic Penny”. Can you feel the connection?

Take a closer look on Saturday, January 22 from 5:00 – 8:30 pm during Guest Artist Penny Stewart’s Opening Night. We welcome your comments and praise!

 

Valley High, 8x16 oil

Valley High, 8x16 oil

 

Evening Song, 16x20 oil
Evening Song, 16×20 oil Valley High, 8×16 oil

 

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What A View

June 10, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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View Across the Sangres, 18x24

View Across the Sangres, 18x24

Laura Reilly knows how to pull you closer for a deeper, longer look with her beautiful vistas, mountain top views, peaceful watering holes, and all the lovely scenery Mother Nature works so effortlessly to deliver.  This new, delightful gem arrived in the gallery as a companion piece to larger 20×30 Springtime in the Sangres. It’s easy to fantasize about being at the very spot Laura stood when she painted these lovely works of art.

Both paintings are available for your enjoyment and comment.  We love to hear what you like (and maybe don’t like) about our collections and the work that Laura exhibits at Hunter-Wolff Gallery.  Look at this close up of her delicious brush strokes and vibrant color. Wow!

Close-Up Brush Work by Laura Reilly

Close-Up Brush Work by Laura Reilly

 

And, while exploring these wonderful paintings, be sure to check-out her new vibrant Poppy paintings.  They will make you smile and think about how wonderful springtime is in the Rockies!

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Christmas in May???

May 2, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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It’s only May and Christmas is a long way off but you know that feeling of anticipation one feels seeing special gifts under the tree? That’s the feeling I get every time an artist announces new work is coming to the gallery. So when Laura Reilly called to tell me she just completed six or seven new paintings from her recent paint-out in San Padre Island, Cabana Beach and the Gulf coast, I could barely wait for her arrival. I know that all my senses were on alert and I was almost giddy; after all I am one of the first people to see her efforts.  She was about to reveal the results of many hours of work; work that she poured her heart and soul into every brush stroke for our approval and hopefully a meaningful connection. I know she too was excited to show off her new collection and looked to me for an immediate response.

I wanted to rush over and pull away the wrappings. My mind’s eye conjured up all kinds of images until the bubble-wrap was removed, fully revealing her latest prizes. One by one, Laura revealed her wonderful experiences and memories locked in oil on canvas.  OMG … so lovely.  Now that we have celebrated “Christmas”, it’s your turn to enjoy her gifts.  Here’s a quick look of several pieces from this lovely collection of seven 9×12 paintings. Stop in and let’s compare reactions.  These seven paintings are some of Laura Reilly’s best.  It’s easy to see this trip agreed with her. You too can take a trip just by visiting her work. Can you see yourself wiggling your toes on “her” beach in San Padre Island?

SanPadreIsSeashore912Mystic Morning

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