Category Archives: ARTWORK

a splash of gold :: art

Painted or foiled, there’s no resisting gold {silver or copper too}.  I use a lot of metal leaf in my artwork and will continue to do so until I run out {which isn’t anytime soon — I bought a boat load of every color, a weak and expensive moment while browsing in our local art store for a kneaded eraser}. No matter how often I see shiny metal {S-H-I-N-Y}, I’m always in awe of the many ways it can be creatively used — especially in art.

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We’re in love with ACRYLIC CANVAS paintings. Frances Katz of BlueBerry Glitter aced this piece. A unique canvas alternative that I’ve been toying with trying. The only issue is, I would have to apply papier collé and oil without being able to see the art as it is being applied. Unless of course I had a mirror below the acrylic {it would feel like I was upside down and inside out}. A challenge worth trying. BlueBerry Glitter has this process in the bag! This piece is sold but she has a lot of artwork that is truly worth checking out.

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White and Gold. So clean. This piece screams luxe. {Designed by Gerrie Bremermann. Photo Credit: Barbara Elza Hirsch | Chez Elza}

$2100. | CLOCHE + BUTTERFLY | 36" x 48', 2 1/4" deep birch wood canvas | gallery wrapped | oil, paper, metal leaf, polymer, resin | papier collé | FAC Museum Shop

SOLD | CLOCHE + BUTTERFLY | By Nadine Sage | 36″ x 48′, 2 1/4″ deep birch wood canvas | gallery wrapped | oil, paper, metal leaf, polymer, resin | papier collé | FAC Museum Shop

This piece is earmarked for a fabulous new home construction here in Colorado. The owner is creating a space specifically for the artwork {super cool}.

GOLD + BUTTERFLY :: on the easel

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This new little beauty will be located at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Museum Shop as part of their Colorado Originals Program. 10″ x 10″ for $100.

The vision of the Colorado Originals Program at the Colorado Spring’s Fine Arts Center Museum Shop is to make collectible, contemporary, Colorado-made artwork accessible to patrons {seriously, the prices are extremely reasonable}. It’s time to start buying original art.

creative solutions :: hanging art

Bria Hammel Interiors via Houzz

Bria Hammel Interiors via Houzz

Can’t wait to display that collection of pictures or artwork but stuck on how to hang it? Don’t feel bad. There’s a lot to consider in terms of symmetry, picture size and frame style. To get started, take a look at these eight different approaches to displaying your art and photos. ~  of Houzz

a salute to my mom

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On Christmas Eve, my life changed. My Mother passed away while I was caring for her. She was a bright star that shined over me each and every day of my life, and she will continue to do so. I miss her so, but I know I will see that sweet face of hers again. Sending lots of love your way Mom.

Pauline Sage – Mother of 8 children. Pip leaves a husband of 64 years, seven children, eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one sister.

violet green swallows

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Now available: Museum Shop at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 W Dale St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903   |  719.634.5581

Earlier post: Almost completed, violet green swallows.  I’ve had this piece on the drawing board for well over a year, possibly longer. It’s a striking piece. 24″ x 48″.

“You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path …” {via Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Big Magic}