Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"Summer Sunflowers" - Watercolor Batik by Martha Kisling

SUMMER SUNFLOWERS
Watercolor Batik - 12x19
I am currently the Guest Artist in Breckenridge, CO enjoying the beautiful mountains and snow. To read more about my visit and my art go to www.MarthaKisling.blogspot.com

Monday, October 31, 2011

"ORCHIDS" ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA PAINTING OF ORCHIDS © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Orchids"
8x6" mixed media on MDF panel with cradled sides
commission
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

"ASPEN SIX" ORIGINAL PAPER CAST MIXED MEDIA PAINTING OF ASPEN TREES © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Aspen Six"
20 x 16" paper cast aspen matted and framed
$225.00 includes shipping in the US
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Friday, October 14, 2011

"Winter Rose" - Watermedia Collage by Martha Kisling

WINTER ROSE
Watermedia Collage - 8x10

Sometimes it is fun to experiment with different media so I decided to try using some acrylics in a manner similar to my watercolors, then I added some collage and then went back to my watercolors. To see this painting in progress click here.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

"Sunflower Garden" - Watercolor Batik by Martha Kisling

SUNFLOWER GARDEN
Watercolor Batik - 12x14

Just a few more weeks and I will be in the mountain's for my Artist in Residence program in Breckenridge, CO. It should be a wonderful experience - time to paint, interact with the public and teach a workshop on watercolor batik.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"ASPEN IN ORANGE AND BLUE" ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA PAINTING OF ASPEN © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Aspen in Orange and Blue"
12" x 25"
Mixed Media on MDF panel with 1 3/4" English Oak cradled sides
$400 includes shipping in the US
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Southwestern Pots" - Watercolor Batik by Martha Kisling

SOUTHWESTERN POTS
Original Watercolor Batik - 15x21

If you subscribe to my newsletter you already got a sneak peek at this watercolor batik of southwestern pottery and blankets. The fibers in the rice paper and the batik technique lend itself perfectly to the aged look of the subject matter - I also love how all the wax drips and spatters add a feel of texture.

To see more watercolor batiks click here.

Monday, September 19, 2011

"PORTRAIT OF A SUNFLOWER" ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA PAINTING OF A SUNFLOWER © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Portrait of a Sunflower"
12" x 12" mixed media on English Oak Cradled MDF
$300 includes shipping in the US
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Bird's Eye View" - Watercolor Batik by Martha Kisling

BIRD'S EYE VIEW
Original Watercolor Batik - 12x19

The weather has definitely been colder lately and there is a chance of snow in the mountains so it seems appropriate to post this snowy watercolor batik - hope the little birds stay warm!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

"A MOMENT IN THE SUN" ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA PAINTING OF A SUNFLOWER © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"A Moment in the Sun"
6"x6" mixed media on gallery wrap canvas
COMMISSION
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

"Textures of Spring" - Acrylic Collage by Martha Kisling

TEXTURES OF SPRING
Acrylic Collage - 16x20 Gallery Wrap Canvas

I used acrylics and collaged on different types of painted tissues and rice papers to create texture for this painting. To see detail photos of the collaged papers visit my blog at http://www.marthakisling.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Winter Forest" by Martha Kisling

WINTER FOREST
Original Watercolor Batik - 12x19

It still feels like summer here in Colorado with temperatures in the 90s I had a lot of fun using pretty pastel colors behind the trees and reflecting on the snow in this watercolor batik.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Watercolor Collage Workshop - Martha KIsling

CACTUS BLOOM
Watercolor Collage

I had a Watercolor Batik Workshop last Saturday with a wonderful group of students. It is always so much fun to spend the day with other artists and to see their excxitement when they iron off the final layers of wax on their batiks and get to see the results of their creative efforts. So far (knock on wood) everyone who has tried the watercolor batiks has gone home happy!

The next workshop will be on Sat. Sept 17, 2011 in Colorado Springs, CO and we will be doing a Watercolor Collage similar to the one shown above. We will spend the day painting tissue and rice papers and then incorporating them into a watercolor painting of cactus and flowers. Hope you can join us for another fun and creative day!

Click here for more information about the workshop.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Abundance of Pink" by Martha Kisling

ABUNDANCE OF PINK
Original Wateroclor Collage - 11x15

A bright and bold bouquet of pink flowers in a blue vase. This painting is a combination of watercolor with colored tissue paper collaged on for a mixed media look.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"Bird's Eye View" - Watercolor Batik by Martha Kisling

BIRD"S EYE VIEW
Original Watercolor Batik - 12x19

Two birds sitting in a tree with red berries. My watercolor batiks are painted on fibrous rice paper using melted wax as a resist. This is a fun technique with unexpected and creative results.

See more batiks at http://www.marthakisling.com/

Friday, August 12, 2011

"LITTLE CONE 2" ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA PAINTING OF PINION PINE CONE © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Little Cone"
5"x5" mixed media on gallery wrap canvas
ON HOLD FOR SHOW
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

"SUNFLOWER" ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA PAINTING OF SUNFLOWER © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Sunflower"
5" x 5" mixed media on gallery wrap canvas
ON HOLD FOR SHOW
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"ACORNS" MIXED MEDIA PAINTING OF ACORNS © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Acorns"
5x5 mixed media on gallery wrap canvas
ON HOLD FOR A SHOW
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Summer Medley" by Mixed Media Artist Martha Kisling

SUMMER MEDLEY
Original Watercolor & Oil Pastel - 11x15

The Creative Challenge this week was to use a resist in your artwork. I used oil pastel with watercolor because the waxy nature of the pastel will repel the paint. I began the painting by drawing with different colors of oil pastel and then applied the watercolor. When everything was dry I added some more detail with the pastel and then add darks with the paint where needed.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

"QUEEN BEE" A PRIVATE COLLECTION MIXED MEDIA PAINTING OF A BUMBLE BEE © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"QUEEN BEE"
2' X 2' MIXED MEDIA ON CRADLED MDF PANEL
PRIVATE COLLECTION
detail

A rare moment for me...doing a painting for ME...Fun and a chance to experiment in order to use what I learn in my work!
To read about my process on this painting and see other detail pics and process pics please visit my blog titled ART FOR LIFE.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Everything is Coming Up Roses" by Martha Kisling

EVERYTHING IS COMING UP ROSES
Original Watercolor Collage - 15x22

This painting is a mixed media piece combining watercolor, collage and stamping. When I first completed it I asked for suggestions for the title of the painting and Everything is Coming Up Roses won. To see all of the ideas submitted click here.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Hibiscus" by Martha Kisling

HIBISCUS
Original Watercolor Batik - 16x18

This Watercolor Batik shows pretty pink tropical flowers against an ocean blue background. Wouldn't we all  like to be in Hawaii about now.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

"Sweet Nature" by Martha Kisling

SWEET NATURE
Original Watercolor Collage - 11x15

Soft, white blossoms floating in a sea of leaves. I collaged on thin pieces of rice paper around the flowers to add interest and texture to the background. When I came back in to reinforce the darks, the paint reacted in unpredictable ways on and around the areas with rice paper. Combining collage with watercolor provides endless possibilities for creativity.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Day Lily Collage" by Martha Kisling

DAY LILY COLLAGE
Original Watercolor Collage - 15x22

This painting is a combination of watercolor and collage. I painted wet on wet and then added definition to the flowers when everything was dry. Small print was stamped on thin rice paper before gluing it to the paper for added interest and texture.

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"SUNFLOWER ONE" ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA FLORAL PAINTING © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Sunflower One"
5"x5" mixed media on 1.5" gallery wrap canvas
SOLD
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Monday, July 18, 2011

"Music of Love" - Watercolor Collage by Martha Kisling

MUSIC OF LOVE
Original Watercolor & Collage - 11x15

This painting began as a class demo for painting roses. I later came back to it and decided to experiment and used bubble wrap to stamp some texture in the background with green watercolor and randomly collaged on some very thin pieces of rice paper. I then used white gesso on a stamp with musical notes and one with the word 'love' to add some fun to the composition.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

"Cactus Bloom" - Watercolor Batik by Martha Kisling

CACTUS BLOOM
Original Watercolor Batik - 12x19

Right now two weeks in the cool mountains sounds wonderful. In November I will be in Breckenridge, CO for my Artists in Residence where I will have the opportunity to experiment and teach about Watercolor Batik. Click here to see the wonderful old Tin Shop where I will be teaching and staying. 

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Martha Kisling Fine Art Newsletter - July

SUNFLOWER COLLAGE
SOLD

My Fine Art Newsletter for July was sent out last night. The winner of the free art giveaway this month received a print of Sunflower Collage shown above. If you have not already subscribed you can do so in the upper right corner of my blog and maybe you will be the next winner!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Geranium Morning" by Martha Kisling

GERANIUM MORNING
Acrylic & Collage - 14x20

Geranium Morning started out with small pieces of colored tissue collaged on illustration board. I then used acrylics to paint the pots, flowers and leaves. A little more collage and some gesso to negative paint the background and I had a totally different piece than my normal watercolors.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

"White Flowers" by Martha Kisling

WHITE FLOWERS
Original Watercolor Collage - 12x22

Soft, free flowing watercolor with very thin rice paper collaged on randomly to add subtle texture.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"Sunflowers" by Martha Kisling - SOLD

SUNFLOWERS
Original Watercolor Batik
SOLD

Sunflowers was purchase by a Julie, a doctor from Kansas  I was excited to learn that she is joining a new practice and wanted some original art for her office. To learn more about the Watercolor Batik process click here.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"ASPEN GOLD 2" PAPER CAST ASPEN LANDSCAPE © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Aspen Gold"
4" x 4" paper cast aspen
8"x 8" with white mat and black frame under glass
$55 includes shipping in the US
for photo of finished piece in frame please contact me at
art4life44@hotmail.com
to see more of my mixed media work please visit my website at
www.saundralanegallowayfineart.com
I've done several of these small but FUN paper cast aspen using my own method of making paper cast molds which makes each one very unique!




Thursday, June 9, 2011

"NEBRASKA" ORIGINAL PAINTINGS OF THE MIDWEST © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Nebraska"
24" x 6"
Mixed Media on 1 3/4" cradled panel stained green to compliment
$300
Introduced at the Summer Art Market this weekend



 to see more of my mixed media work please visit my website at
www.saundralanegallowayfineart.com