|"Red Aspen at Night" - original painting |
14 x 11, black floater frame.
Scarlet red aspens evoke mystery and magic in the night time landscape.
"I love this expressionistic interpretation!
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Contemporary Red Aspen Birch Tree Painting "Red Aspen at Night" by Colorado Landscape Painter Laura Reilly
Monday, April 9, 2018
Custom Commissioned Painting
"Pikes Peak Perfection"
44 x 62
Original acrylic on canvas,
This was a fun painting to create for my customers! They wanted the perfect view of Pikes Peak,
with a little snow on it and our classic blue sky with the clouds we get in the afternoon.
Some wildflowers, and a little path to invite you into the scene, and Pikes Peak welcoming you.
A success I think!
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
"Lovely Lilacs" - purchase infooriginal acrylic on gessoed panel10" x 8" x 3/4"
I know it's really spring when the lilacs are blooming! I want to fill my arms with
the scented boughs, and revel in their delightful fragrance.
this painting has black painted sides, for a dramatic contrast to the painting. Palette knife technique adds rich texture to the subtle colors of the paint. This painting would be lovely on a shelf, as well as on the wall - a reminder to keep spring in your heart all year long!
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Contemporary Landscape Painting "Rising Moon, February" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Laura Reilly
|"Rising Moon, February" - purchase info|
Original acrylic on canvas, 6" x 12", framed
A recent plein air painting, started on location and then finished in the studio.
I love the way the moon comes up on a frosty evening
- it cooled off fast when the sun started going down.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
I've been longing to get outside for a little plein air painting,
and yesterday was too nice a day to pass up!
Up on Mesa Rd., there's a tiny little piece of Open Space,
a beautiful, dry wild landscape.
with gorgeous views of the Peak.
Even though it was only 35 degrees out, I was in the sun and layered up -
long underwear, painting shirt, fleece vest, fleece jacket - so I was toasty!
It's been a long time since I painted with gloves on though.
The thin magic gloves work well.
a winter's day - plein air sketch, 12 x 12
I still haven't mastered the selfie, but I'm working on it !
Friday, January 27, 2017
The amber light of a gentle sunset illuminates the sky above an autumn hillside.
I am renewing my acquaintance with this paletter of colors - one of my favorites.
12" x 12" x 1.5"
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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Interactive Art Fun in Old Colorado City this Saturday!
This Saturday, January 28, and Saturday, February 11th it's Winter-Active Art Days in the Old Colorado City Galleries.
Each gallery has something special for you to enjoy or participate in, that is sure to inspire and delight.
I'll be painting live in my gallery -
come and see art being made!
Bonus - The neighborhood "Beat the Winter Blues Sale" will also be taking place all day on January 28th with various sales throughout the OCC neighborhood.
Friday, October 7, 2016
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Friday, June 17, 2016
I am enjoying this summer's open air painting immensely
- painting en plein air, setting the landscape free.
We hear so much about artists trying to "capture" a scene or landscape
- paintings in bondage, what a concept.
I dont' want to capture the landscape, I want to liberate it!
Here are some of this year's plein air paintings.
I'm looking forward to painting a lot more during outdoor painting season,
and using some of these as studies for larger pieces in the studio.
"Eloquent" - original acrylic painting, 6" x 12", Purchase info
Painted at Lake San Isabel, Colorado. While I painted, the biggest
bumblebee I've ever seen - 2" long -
buzzed around in a patch of yellow wildflowers next to me.
"Fireweed" - original acrylic painting, 4" x 12", Purchase info
Painted at Rock Ledge Ranch. It's been mentioned that it's a little early for fireweed,
and could these in fact be phlox?
Too funny, but probably true, lol! Lesson learned, can't always identify from google pics!
"Shadowplay" - original acrylic painting, 10" x 8", Purchase info
Painted in my garden here at home.
A recurring theme for me, sunlight and deep shadows.
Irises have been spectacular this year!
"Victorian Lilacs" - original acrylic painting, 8" x 8". Sold
I painted this at Acacia Park, here in Colorado Springs, while the lilacs were at their peak.
While I painted, the warming sun brought out the scent of the lilacs.
"White Crabapple in Bloom" original acryic painting, 8" x 8". Purchase info
The first plein air painting of the season, this was painted across the street from
BonTon's Cafe, right here in Colorado Springs.
There's nothing like painting out in the open - there's a feeling of life that infuses the paintings, and the painter too! and - painting outdoors makes me a better studio painter.
If you want to see these as they are painted,
I'm looking forward to sharing more of these gems with you this summer!
Contact Laura - or leave you comments below!
Monday, May 16, 2016
I've been so enjoying this year's open air painting - painting en plein air.
We often hear about artists trying to "capture" a landscape or scene
- I prefer to set the landscape free!
Here are some of this season's open air paintings -
"White Crabapple in Bloom" - acrylic painting, 8" x 8".
This is the first of this season's open air paintings - I sat across the street
from BonTon's Cafe here in Colorado Springs to paint this one.
"Eloquent" - acrylic painting, 6" x 12", painted at Lake San Isabel, Colorado.
"Fireweed" - original acrylic painting, 4" x 12", painted at
Rock Ledge Ranch, here in Colorado Springs. I've had it said this might
not be fireweed, but phlox instead - either way, I love the magenta flowers in
the sunlight and shadows.
"Shadowplay" - acrylic painting, 10" x 8".
A recurring theme, sunlight and deep shade.
I painted this one here in my garden
- it's a spectacular year for the iris!
"Victorian Lilacs" - acrylic painting, 8" x 8". Painting in Acacia Park
while the lilacs were at their peak - the warming sun spread the
scent of the lilacs through the air.
Painting in the open air has it's challenges, no doubt about it - but there is no substitute for
the infusion of life that seems to find it's way into these paintings, and into the artist too!
The experience of painting outside is just plain good for the soul,
and the paintings are too.
Some of these might be the inspiration for larger studio paintings
- and painting en plein air makes me a better studio painter.
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Saturday, May 14, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
"Reaching for the Sky"
I have started a new series of daily paintings, and this is one of the first! I am working in small series, 3 of each subject, and this is one of the three of my most recent series of small gems, all about poppies.
Not just about the color and the beautiful red blossoms, this painting is about reaching for our hopes, our dreams, our aspirations. Joy!
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
original acrylic on canvas,12" x 6", framed.
Robert Frost's words "Nothing Gold Can Stay",
came to me when I was creating this new Mini Masterpiece painting -
but the golden hues of our autumn aspens CAN stay,
in our hearts, souls and on the artist's canvas.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
original acrylic on canvas, 24" x 48" x 1.5"
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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Contemporary Colorado Cityscape Painting "Downtown, Where Everyone Meets", by Colorado Artist Laura Reilly
|"Downtown, Where Everyone Meets"|
Original acrylic painting, 24 x 36, framed.
"City Sites, Urban Delights" Laura Reilly Show and Sale
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One of my new cityscape paintings - this is downtown Colorado Springs, looking south on Tejon St., to the corner of Colorado Avenue and Tejon. It seems like you always run in to someone you know downtown - or we're heading there to meet someone for lunch or breakfast.
I love all the little details in these city scenes - there's so much to discover in them. Do you see the "walk now" figure, and the french flag, the cafe tables, and the right turn arrow? There's a lot more to find to - including my favorite thing, juicy bold brushstrokes.
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Sunday, January 24, 2016
Still Life With Pitcher
Look what I found on line! - a very early Laura Reilly oil painting, probably from the early 90's,
when I first began to paint in oil.
I really like it, it's so good to see it again,
and to be reminded of my art from that time.
I found it at OdunnFineArt.com.
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