Monday, November 20, 2017

Mermaids by Pennsylvania Artist Kolene Spicher

Mermaids, Mermaids, Mermaids

Here is the set of mermaids that I painted recently.  I had blogged about them a bit earlier; 
however, I had not included pictures of the paintings with frames.  Here they are! 

When I go to the beach, I always take a stroll on the boardwalk.  I love watching the people, swimmers, and birds. 

When my boys were young, we always made sandcastles and took early morning walks on the beach looking for shells.  

Each summer we went to the beach, one of my stops always included talking to the fisherman along the shoreline.  Truthfully, I never seen these guys actually catch anything.  I guess I just didn't time it correctly.  It was always great fun watching, though. 

This one cracks me up!  Look at her with that cellphone!  Tell me that doesn't go on all the time on the beach, my instagram is full of such beach activity.  The selfie is here to stay.

Then there is the proverbial eating that goes on.  It's a real problem today on our boardwalks and beaches, why?  Birds.  There's actually a law now in New Jersey, you cannot feed the birds!  They swoop down and dive bomb the ones with food in their hands.  It can be quite alarming. 

This is probably my greatest pastime that I enjoy on the beach, people watching.  Bird watching, too, is quite fun; except, if they are busy dive bombing, then it is an out for me! Look at the water  I am loving that blue. 

Finally, here's an order that I just finished for a customer on the other side of the USA.  I love this mermaid. 

 I love the feathered edge and the glass is floating between the two pieces of moulding creating a cavity between the glass and the paper painting!  

Thanks for looking! 

PS, message me if you are interested in any of these pieces! 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Holiday Style Whaling Scene by Pennsylvania Folk Artist Kolene Spicher

The Visiting Whale 

The Visiting Whale
If Whales could speak, they would tell you how much they love watching and interacting with man.  Each day someone, somewhere goes out in his or her boat, and watches for that proverbial whale's tail flipping across the water.   I love a good whale watch and am delighted to catch even a partial site of one.  

I had a request for a painting with a whale, some mermaids, and a few skaters.  While I have painted this combination before, each time it turns out a little differently from the last.  

I decided to paint this with a feathered edge, it looks wonderfully vintage and the surface has some wrinkles and cracks.  

I love the guy with the striped shirt!  He's fun and carefree and has really big feet, lol. 

Then there's the fun red house, hey, you have to have that house in there, every time.  It makes my painting look 'lived' in!  

There she is!  In her entirety, you get the feeling of a cold night and you think HOLIDAYS.  

I have a few more to do and will be posting soon.  

Happy Thanksgiving!