Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Contemporary Palette Knife Painting "Lovely Lilacs" by Colorado Artist Laura Reilly"

"Lovely Lilacs" - purchase info

original 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

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Winter Plein Air Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist Laura Reilly

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

Contemporary Landscape Painting Amber Sunset by Colorado Artist Laura Reilly

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.

purchase info
12" x 12" x 1.5"

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Laura Reilly Fine Art Gallery Winter-Active Art Days