When life gives you lemons, draw them, 11 x 14 inches dry pastels, graphite on paper

"When life gives you lemons, draw them". (Nikki)

"...the painting has a life of its own. My mission is to bring forth this life". (Jackson Pollock)

"Trust your intuition, it's just like goin' fishin'; you cast your line 'til you get a bite." (Paul Simon)

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Re-settled in Oregon, I’m once again accepting commissions, specializing in large formats, versatile with subjects and styles: paintings, illustration, custom fabric design for Interior Designers to coordinate themes and colors; furniture painting and faux finishing. Contact nikki_coulombe@hotmail.com 

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Northern Delights 04, 12 x 16 inches watercolors on 120 lb cold press 100% cotton paper Northern Delights 04, 12 x 16 inches watercolors on 120 lb cold press 100% cotton paper  
$750.00 professionally framed Buy Now Using PayPal  


Chrysanthemums, 85L x 45W x 3D inches, graphite, charcoal and dry pastels and primer on 100% cotton, fixative   Chrysanthemums, 45H x 85W x 3D inches graphite, charcoal, dry pastels, primer used as paint on 100% cotton

Posted on May 30th, 2012

Chrysanthemums, color, May30th, upper left detail Chrysanthemums, color detail, May30th, upper central Chrysanthemums, color detail, May30th, upper right  
Chrysanthemums, color detail, May30th, left central Chrysanthemums, central color detail Chrysanthemums, central right color detail  
$1,100.00     Buy Now Using PayPal


Sounds of Silence 36 x 24 x 2 inches Acrylics over resist medium   Sounds of Silence, 36 x 24 x 2 inches acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted, narrow frame
$550.00 Framed   Buy Now Using PayPal

Posted on October 15th, 2009


Dancing With Trees 03, 85 x 45 x 3 acrylics on canvas   Dancing With Trees 03, 85 x 45 x 3 inches Acrylics on canvas, sturdy custom built stretcher frame, gallery wrapped sides painted
$2,200.00 Framed   Buy Now Using PayPal

Signature piece for the Dancing With Trees exhibition

Finished February 9th, 2009, view early blog posts of this painting started January 19, 2009 and  January 30, 2009


What Large Leaf Maples Do At Night -day look - 20 x 57 x 4 inches - muslin, glue, acrylics on canvas, LED light system, 12V rechargeable batteryWhat Large Leaf Maples Do At Night - night look - 20 x 57 x 4 inches - muslin, glue, acrylics on canvas, LED light system, 12V rechargeable battery    
What Large Leaf Maples Do At Night, 20 x 57 x 4 inches - muslin, glue, acrylics on canvas, LED light system, 12V rechargeable battery    
What Large Leaf Maples Do At Night, top detailWhat Large Leaf Maples Do At Night, central detailWhat Large Leaf Maples Do At Night, lower detailDetail images    
$1,500.00 Sold, but a similar piece can be duplicated upon request Buy Now Using PayPal  

Finished May 25th, 2009 Combined posts share the process of creating this piece.


White Pine Bows, 20 x 34 x 2" acrylics on canvas. Original sold, Cards and Prints available    
White Pine Bows, 20 x 34 x 2" acrylics on canvas. Original sold, Cards and Prints available    
11H x 14W" print with 16 x 20" white mat, $50.00   Buy Now Using PayPal
Set of six 4 x 6" cards with envelopes, $10.00   Buy Now Using PayPal

Posted April 18th, 2008


The Campsite Maine, USA - 15 x 22 inches watercolors on 140 lb cold-pressed premium   The Campsite, 22 x 28 inches framed size, Watercolors on 140 lb. acid free, cold pressed premium
$750.00 Professionally framed   Buy Now Using PayPal

Posted on October 21st, 2009


Norway Maple, 36 x 48 x 2 inches acrylics, modeling gel on canvas   Norway Maple, 36 x 48 x 3 inches acrylics, gel paste on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted
     
$900.00 Framed   Buy Now Using PayPal

 Posted finished on April 9th, 2010


Northern Delights 02, acrylics on canvas, 36H x 48W x 1 inch outer canvas frames a 24 x 36 x 1 inch central canvas Northern Delights 02, acrylics on canvas, 36H x 48W x 1 inch outer canvas frames a 24 x 36 x 1 inch central canvas  
$550.00 formal frame unnecessary Buy Now Using PayPal  

Inner painting blog post April 5th, 2008 and outer frame-painting Dec. 14th, 2010


Young Howler Monkey - Dallas World Aquarium - 11 x 11 x 3 acrylics on canvas, sides painted Decaying Ceiba Leaves - leaves of the  Mayan Tree of Life, Costa Rica - 11 x 11 x 3 acrylics on canvas, sides painted Kookaburrahs at the Australia Zoo, Beerwah, Queensland, 11 x 11 x 3 inches acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted Sweetgum Seed Capsules - Autumn in Texas - 11 x 11 x 3 acrylics on canvas, sides painted  
Jack Pine - Banff, Alberta, Canada - 11 x 11 x 3 acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted Redbuds - Spring in Dallas, TX - 11 x 11 x 3 acrylics on canvas, sides painted Jone's Falls - Ontario, Canada - 11 x 11 x 3 acrylics on canvas, sides painted Neighborhood Heron, 11 x 11 x 3 acrylics on canvas, sides painted  
Saint Catherine's Sunset - Ontario, Canada - 11 x 11 x 3 acrylics on canvas, sides painted Paint Arson, 11 x 11 x 3 acrylics on canvas, sides painted Chapala Wind 11 x 11 x 3 inches acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted Winter Reflections, winter in Coppell, TX, 11 x 11 x 3 inches acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted  
11 x 11 x 3 inches Acrylics on canvasGallery wrapped sides painted Bird's Eye, 11 x 11 x 3 inches acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted The Visitor, 11 x11 x 3 inches acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted $250.00 each  
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 To view individual posts, browse next and previous posts on/around March 6th, 2009

Jones’ Falls – sold, Cieba Leaves – sold


Deciduous Forest, 12 x 16 inches watercolors on paper Deciduous Forest, 9 x 12 inches oil pastels on paper  
$250.00 with white mat Buy Now Using PayPal  
$750.00 professionally framed Buy Now Using PayPal  


Cycad Leaf Fossil Chair, Homage to the history of Earth, 29 x 29 x 29 inches, completely functional refurbished vintage chair, woven canvas strips, wall plaster carved and sanded, acrylics, varnish, waxed    
Cycad Leaf Fossil Chair, Homage to the history of Earth, 29 x 29 x 29 inches    
Completely functional refurbished vintage chair, woven canvas strips, wall plaster carved and sanded, acrylics, varnish, waxed    
$2,500.00 Buy Now Using PayPal  


Read all about the Chairs
Finished April 22nd, 2009 – click here to view the progress of this chair.

  Fossil Chair, Homage to Trees - 29 x29 x 29 Refurbished vintage chair, carved front left detail Fossil Chair, Homage to Trees - 29 x29 x 29 Refurbished vintage chair, carved front right detail
Myalina extinct genus of shells: Encyclopedia Brittanica Fossilized shells and stones, back details of Fossil Chair - Homage to the Earth Fossilized shells and stones, back details of Fossil Chair - Homage to the Earth


Salish NW Pacific Wooden Whorl Replica Chair, 29 x 29 x 29 inches, Vintage chair, canvas strips, drywall compound, acrylics, varnished and waxed; durable, functional    
Salish NW Pacific Wooden Whorl Replica Chair, 29 x 29 x 29 inches, Vintage chair, canvas strips, drywall compound, acrylics, varnished and waxed; durable, functional    
$2,200.00 Buy Now Using PayPal  

Finished December 20th, 2008 – click here and here to view the blog posts of this chair.

Layers of woven canvas and drywall compound, dried and cured, then 1st graphite design outline Adding texture with heavy gel - dry wiping thinned burnt umber will produce an antique patina Cured drywall compound, acrylic paint over graphite, and carving
 After some carving, further applications of drywall compound build up some areas, also fill in mistakes Front, Salish Wooden Spindle-Whorl chair details Back and underside details, faux carved effects


Mayan Bowl Replica Chair, 29 x 29 x 29 inches, Vintage chair, canvas strips, drywall compound, acrylics, varnished and waxed; durable, functional    
Mayan Bowl Replica Chair, 29 x 29 x 29 inches    
Vintage chair, canvas strips, white glue, drywall compound, Acrylics, varnished and waxed; functional    
Vintage plastic Solaire Chairs by Fabiano and Panini, refurbished with canvas strips and layers of sanded drywall compoundAncient Mayan Bowl Replica, The Birth of the Maize God, details. Varnished, waxed, durable, functional    
$2,200.00 Buy Now Using PayPal  


Click here to view the blog post of this chair.


The Tree of Life Chair, -our spiritual and cultural connections with trees - 29 x 29 x 29 inches, completely functional refurbished vintage chair, woven canvas strips, plaster carved and sanded, acrylic paints, varnish, waxed    
     
Central detail of Shou Character, Japanese symbol of longevity has an interesting resemblance to a tree The Tree of Life, preliminary sketch The Tree of Life, early phase, work in progress, graphite on plaster    
The Tree of Life Chair - our spiritual and cultural connections with trees    
29 x 29 x 29 inches, completely functional refurbished vintage chair, canvas strips, white glue, plaster carved and sanded, acrylic paints, varnish    
$2,200.00 Buy Now Using PayPal  


Click here and here to view the  of the process and blog posts. Read all about the Chairs


Autumn Sumac Bushes, coordinating set of four 6 x 4 inch paintings with narrow red frames to hang above the chair      


Sumac Bushes Chair fabric, acrylics on canvas: Upper back, front, seat..seat is painted underneath as well, but not as much detail Sumac Bushes refurbished Director's Chair, acrylics on canvas, 48H x 23W x 16D inches    
       
$750.00     Buy Now Using PayPal

Autumn Sumac Bushes, 48H x 23W x 16D inches refurbished Director’s Chair, acrylics on canvas, varnish, completely functional. Includes set of four coordinating 6 x 4 inch acrylics on canvas paintings, narrow red frames hang above chair


Sumac 12 x 16 inches oil pastels on paper   Sumac, 12H x 16W inches oil pastels on paper
$250.00 white double mat   Buy Now Using PayPal

Posted on November 13th, 2012


Sun Shower 04 45 x 85 x 3 inches acrylics on canvas, sturdy custom built frame, gallery wrapped sides painted    Sun Shower 04, 45H x 85W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas on quality custom built stretcher frame, wrapped sides painted
$1,100.00 Framed   Buy Now Using PayPal

Sun Shower 04, left detail approx 45 x 36 inch area Sun Shower 04, central detail approx 45 x 36 inch area Sun Shower 04, right detail approx 45 x 36 inch area

Click here to view the progress of this painting.


Magic Hour 60 x 40 x 3 acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted, framed Magic Hour, The Gitxsan Pole in Thunderbird Park, B.C. Canada, belonging to Chief Wiha of The Wolf Clan, Kitwancool, 60 x 40 x 3 inches Acrylics on canvas, sides painted  
$2,200.00 Framed Buy Now Using PayPal  

View the progress of this painting…started July 17th, 2008 and finished August 15th, 2008


Shadows Of Summer, 60H x 40W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas Shadows of Summer, 60 x 40 x 3 inches Acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted  
     
Shadows of Summer, top half detail Shadows of Summer, bottom half detail    
$750.0.00 Framed   Buy Now Using PayPal

Click here and here to view the progress of this painting


Dancing With Trees 02, 48 x 48 x .5 inches acrylics on canvas Dancing With Trees 02  
  48 x 48 x 1 inches acrylics on canvas  
Framed $550.00 Buy Now Using PayPal  


Polypore Fungi, 58 x 41 x 3 inches Acrylics and modeling paste on canvas, framed Polypore Fungi, 58 x 41 x 3 inches Acrylics and modeling paste on canvas, framed  
     
Polypore Fungi, molded, carved 3D details Polypore Fungi, molded, carved 3D details    
$1,100.00 Framed Buy Now Using PayPal  


Blog posts of work progression:  June 9th, 2007, June 10th, Oct 22, 29, and 31st


Gold In The Mountains 01, 16 x 20 inches acrylics on canvas    
Gold In The Mountains 01, 16 x 20 inches acrylics on canvas    
$550.00 framed Buy Now Using PayPal  

View all the changes to this piece on the November 4th, 2007  blog post


Spruce, 24 x 24 x 1 inches acrylics on canvas, painting extends onto frame Spruce, 24 x 24 inches acrylics on canvas, painting extends onto narrow frame  
$250.00 framed Buy Now Using PayPal  


Salt Spring Island Fog, B.C. Canada, 18 x 24 inches, graphite, dry pastels, colored pencils on paper, framed size 29 x 35 x 3 inches Salt Spring Island Fog, B.C. Canada, 18 x 24 inches, graphite, dry pastels, colored pencils on paper, framed size 29 x 35 x 3 inches  
$750.00 Professionally Framed Buy Now Using PayPal  


Article published in the Denton Record Chronicle, Entertainment section February 8th, 2009

Click here to view the blog post of this painting


Cardinal, 24 x 24 x 1 inches acrylics on canvas Cardinal, 24 x 24 x 1 inches acrylics on canvas  
$250.00 Buy Now Using PayPal  


Posted October 6th, 2007


Grackles, Dallas Texas, 9 x 11 inches graphite and colored pencils, white mat Grackles, Dallas Texas, 9 x 11 inches graphite and colored pencils, white mat  
     
$250.00 with white mat Buy Now Using PayPal  


Bonsai Gardens, Singapore, 9 x 12 inches graphite on paper, 16 x 20" white frame    
Bonsai Gardens, Singapore, 9 x 12 inches graphite on paper, 16 x 20 inches, white frame $250.00 framed Buy Now Using PayPal
11H x 14W" print with 16 x 20" white mat   Buy Now Using PayPal
Set of six 4 x 6" cards with envelopes   Buy Now Using PayPal


Sun Shower 01, 85 x 45 x 2 inches acrylics and resist medium on canvas      
       
Sun Shower, upper detail Sun Shower, central detail Sun Shower, lower detail      
Sun Shower 01, 85 x 45 x 2 inches acrylics and resist medium on canvas      
Sold      

View the blog post…finished December 1st, 2006


Morning Light, 59 x 40 x 2 inches acrylics on canvas. Original sold, Cards and Prints available    
Morning Light, 59 x 40 x 2 inches acrylics on canvas    
Sold    


First Snow, 40 x 27 x 1 inches acrylics, crackle glaze on canvas, gallery wrapped, box frame   First Snow, 40 x 27 x 1 inches acrylics, crackle glaze on canvas, gallery wrapped, box frame
sold    

Click here and here to view the progress of this painting


Big Leaf Maple,12 x 16 inches watercolors   Big Leaf Maple,12 x 16 inches watercolors on paper
    Posted on November 4th, 2012
$250.00 matted   Buy Now Using PayPal

Posted on November 4th, 2012


Rocky Mountain Vista, 48 x 24 x 2 inches Acrylics on canvas Rocky Mountain Vista, 48 x 24 x 2 inches Acrylics on canvas  
sold Donated to VAST Arts, Denton, TX  

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Eastern White Pine 18 x 24 inches Oil Pastels on paper, framed 26 x 32    
Eastern White Pine, original size 18 x 24 inches oil pastels on paper.    
Original sold, signed prints and cards available    
4 x 6 inch cards with envelopes, Set of six, $10.00   Buy Now Using PayPal
11 x 14 inch prints with 16 x 20 inch mat, $50.00   Buy Now Using PayPal

View the blog post on February 1st, 2008


Loosestrife and Oak tree near Fallowfield, Ontario, Canada, 41 x 58 x 2 Acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted. Older work Loosestrife and Oak tree near Fallowfield, Ontario, Canada, 41 x 58 x 2 Acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted. Older work  
$250.00 frame unnecessary Buy Now Using PayPal  


Quaking Aspen, Maine, USA, 50 x 28 x 1 inches acrylics on canvas, narrow frame. Older work Quaking Aspen, Maine, USA, 50 x 28 x 1 inches acrylics on canvas, narrow frame. Older work  
$250.00 Framed Buy Now Using PayPal  


A New Day, 20 x 26 inches dry pastels on charcoal paper A New Day, 20 x 26 inches dry pastels on charcoal paper  
$150.00 off-white+mat Buy Now Using PayPal  


Dawn, 13 x 37 x 1 inches Acrylics on canvas, Sold Dawn, 13 x 37 x 1 inches Acrylics on canvas, Sold  
$10.00 for 6 signed Cards and envelopes Buy Now Using PayPal  


 Dawn At Bell Rock, Arizona, 18 x 12 x 3 inches acrylics on canvas, framed   Dawn at Bell Rock, 24L x 18W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted
$250.00   Buy Now Using PayPal

 Posted on November 22nd, 2009



Flowers


Firewheels, 18 x 24 inches acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted, narrow frame Firewheels - 18 x 24 x 2 inches, acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted and extending onto narrow frame.  
Framed $250.00 Buy Now Using PayPal  


The Fourth of July, 36 x 48 x 3 acrylics on canvas The Fourth Of July, 36 x 48 x 24 inches, Acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped  
Sold    
Set of six 4 x 6" cards with envelopes Buy Now Using PayPal  


Click here to view the progress of this painting


The Fourth of July 03, 27H x 33W inches Oil Pastels on 140 lb cold pressed premium watercolor paper,  framed   The Fourth of July 03, 27H x 33W inches Oil Pastels on 140 lb cold pressed premium watercolor paper, framed
$550.00 framed   Buy Now Using PayPal


Flamboyant Tree flowers and seed pods, 9 x 12 inches oil pastels on paper Flamboyant Tree flowers and seed pods, 9 x 12 inches oil pastels on paper  
$250.00 white mat Buy Now Using PayPal  


Flowering Eucalypt 16 x 20 inches acrylics on canvas, framed Flowering Gum Tree (Eucalyptus), 16 x 20 inches acrylics on canvas  
$550.00 Framed Buy Now Using PayPal  


Texas Bluebonnets - 16 x 12 inches Dry Pastels on paper   Texas Bluebonnets, 16 x 12 inches Dry Pastels on paper
     
     
$250.00 white mat   Buy Now Using PayPal
Set of six 4 x 6" cards with envelopes, signed   Buy Now Using PayPal


Bluebonnets Abstract, 24 x 36 inches acrylics on canvas, framed Bluebonnets Abstract, 24 x 36 inches acrylics on canvas, framed  
$250.00 Framed Buy Now Using PayPal  


Bluebonnets, Marble Falls, Texas 85 x 45 x 3 inches acrylics on canvas Bluebonnets, Marble Falls, Texas 85 x 45 x 3 inches acrylics on canvas  
NFS, Donated to Engineers Without Borders    


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Heliconia, or Lobster Claw, tropical flower, 48 x 48 inches acrylics on canvas, frame unnecessary    
Heliconia, or Lobster Claw, tropical flower, 48 x 48 x 1 inches acrylics on canvas. Details:    
     
Heliconia outer edge detail Heliconia, or Lobster Claw detail     
$550.00 frame unnecessary   Buy Now Using PayPal

Blog post February 25th, 2006


Bearded Iris, done plein aire, 44 x 18 inches acrylics on canvas Bearded Iris, done plein aire, 44 x 18 inches acrylics on canvas  
$250.00 Buy Now Using PayPal  


Blue Iris, 24 x 18 inches oil pastels on paper    
Blue Iris, 24 x 18 inches oil pastels on paper    
$250.00 white mat Buy Now Using PayPal  


Dandelions in the Tulips, 16 x 20" acrylics on canvas, maple wood frame with red trim design. Total size 22 x 28 inches.    
Dandelions in the Tulips, 16 x 20" acrylics on canvas, dark brown stain, maple wood frame with red trim design. Total size 22 x 28 inches.    
Dandelions in the Tulips, 16 x 20 inches acrylics on canvas, detail Dandelions in the Tulips, 16 x 20 inches acrylics on canvas, details Detail images  
$550.00 Framed Buy Now Using PayPal  



Animals, Birds


Sweet Howler Monkey 11 x 14 inches oil pastels on paper Sweet Howler Monkey 11 x 14 inches oil pastels on paper    
$250.00 white mat Buy Now Using PayPal    


Koala and Eucalyptus, 16 x 20 inches Acrylics on canvas Koala and Eucalyptus, 16 x 20 inches Acrylics on canvas  
$250.00 Framed Buy Now Using PayPal  


Guanaco, 16 x 20 inches acrylics on canvas, framed Guanaco, 16 x 20 inches Acrylics on canvas, framed.  
$250.00 Framed   Buy Now Using PayPal
11H x 14W" print with 16 x 20" white mat   Buy Now Using PayPal
Set of six 4 x 6" cards with envelopes   Buy Now Using PayPal


Keel-billed Toucans, 29H x 20W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, framed Keel-billed Toucans, 29H x 20W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, framed  
$550.00 Framed Buy Now Using PayPal  


Emu, Australia, original sold, prints, cards and other items with this image available Emu, Kangaroo Island, Australia, 6H x 4W inches on canvas board  
Original sold. Set of six 4 x 6" cards with envelopes Buy Now Using PayPal  


Jabiru - at the Dallas World Aquarium - 24 x 18 inches graphite on paper Jabiru, 24 x 18 inches graphite on paper  
$550.00 Framed Buy Now Using PayPal  


Jabiru was posted on September 1st, 2006



Buildings, San Antonio, Texas 22 x 15 inches watercolors Buildings, San Antonio, Texas - 22 x 15 inches Watercolors on 140 lb. acid free, cold pressed premium  
$250.00 with white mat   Buy Now Using PayPal
$750.00 Professionally framed   Buy Now Using PayPal


Posted on October 29th, 2009


At the Alamo, San Antonio, TX    
At the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 15 x 22 inches watercolors on 80 lb premium acid free paper, unframed   Buy Now Using PayPal


Zen Garden 10, 40 x 60 x 3 inches mixed media on canvas Zen Garden 10, 40 x 60 x 3 inches mixed media on canvas  
$550.00 Framed Buy Now Using PayPal  


Pebbles / Zen Garden #8 at night, 24 x 24 x 1 inches Acrylics on woven canvas strips over a layer of wrapped canvas, about 1 inch beyond the wall surface.    
     
Zen Garden #8, 24 x 24 x 1 woven canvas strips, acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped Sold, but can be similarly duplicated by special order  
     
Zen Garden #8, 24 x 24 x 1 woven canvas strips, acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped Zen Garden #8, 24 x 24 x 1, hangs diagonally or as a square    
Zen Garden #8, 24 x 24 x 1,  process: woven canvas strips Zen Garden #8, 24 x 24 x 1, detail   Buy Now Using PayPal

View the progress of this painting, posted May 15th, 2008


Pebbles Mosaic #1- Set of four 8 x 10 x 1 inch mixed media on stretched canvas. Hand-made tiles painted, varnished, sides painted, continuing the mosaic. See Jan.26, 2006 post for details. Pebbles Mosaic #2 - Set of four 8 x 10 x 1 inch mixed media on stretched canvas. Hand-made tiles painted, varnished, sides painted, continuing the mosaic. See Jan.26, 2006 post for details.  
Pebbles Mosaic #3 - Set of four 8 x 10 x 1 inch mixed media on stretched canvas. Hand-made tiles painted, varnished, sides painted, continuing the mosaic. See Jan.26, 2006 post for details. Pebbles Mosaic #4 - Set of four 8 x 10 x 1 inch mixed media on stretched canvas. Hand-made tiles painted, varnished, sides painted, continuing the mosaic. See Jan.26, 2006 post for details.  
A very versatile set, the four 8 x 10 inch mosaics are wired to be arranged on the wall in a number of ways, and changed for variety in decor or wall sizes: vertically, horizontally, in a square configuration, width-wise, or lengthwise. Pebbles Mosaics - Set of four 8 x 10 x 1 inch mixed media on stretched canvas. Hand-made tiles painted, varnished, sides painted, continuing the mosaic. See Jan.26, 2006 for details.  
$750.00 Frames unecessary Buy Now Using PayPal  


Zen Garden #2, 24 x 57 x 1 inches Mixed Media on canvas. Sold Zen Garden #2, 24 x 57 x 1 inches Mixed Media: textured modeling paste, pebbles and sand, acrylics on wrapped canvas, 4 different orientations (Sold)  


Zen Garden #7, 17 x 19 x 1 inches, Mixed Media: textured modeling paste, handmade tiles, pebbles and sand, acrylics on masonite, frame crackle finished Zen Garden #7, 17 x 19 x 1 inches, Mixed Media: textured modeling paste, handmade tiles, pebbles and sand, acrylics on masonite, frame crackle finished  
$200.00 Framed Buy Now Using PayPal  


Four Corners - 16 x 20 Acrylics, red sand from Arizona, faux turquoise, heavy gel medium on canvas Four Corners - 16 x 20 Acrylics, red sand from Arizona, faux turquoise, heavy gel medium on canvas, frame unnecessary  
$150.00 Frame unnecessary Buy Now Using PayPal  


PHUN, 36 x 24 inch painting acrylics on canvas, mounted inside a box-frame, 48 x 30 x 2 " total size, narrow black trim PHUN, 36 x 24 inch painting acrylics on canvas, mounted inside a box-frame, 48 x 30 x 2 inches total size, narrow black trim  
$550.00 Framed Buy Now Using PayPal  


When Life Gives You Lemons, Draw Them - version 2, 14 x 11 dry pastels on paper When Life Brings You Lemons Draw Them - Color Version 02 - Prints of 11 x 14 Soft Pastels on paper  
$10.00 for set of six 4 x 6 cards with envelopes Buy Now Using PayPal  
$50.00 for 11 X 14 inch print, white mat Buy Now Using PayPal  


Conifer, 6 x 6 x 1.5 inches, Encaustic Conifer, 6 x 6 x 1.5 inches, Encaustic  
$50.00 frame unnecessary Buy Now Using PayPal  


Branching Out, 6 x 6 x 1.5 inches Encaustic Branching Out, 6 x 6 x 1.5 inches, Encaustic  
$50.00 Buy Now Using PayPal  


Flamboyant Tree Seedpods, 10 x 8 x 2 inches Encaustic Flamboyant Tree Seedpods, Encaustic, 10 x 8 x 2 inches  
$100.00 frame unnecessary Buy Now Using PayPal  


Dahlias, 10 x 8 x 2 inches Encaustic, $550.00 Dahlias, Encaustic, 10 x 8 x 2 inches  
$150.00 Buy Now Using PayPal  



Paper Places

Home is where the heart is.

Calgary In September, Alberta, Canada, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper

The Paper Places series portray landscapes across the U.S., Canada, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica and Singapore. Styles are deliberately varied to impart the unique nature of  different locations.

During 2002 we changed residence to Texas from Canada. Moving to a new country offered the opportunity to fresh-start my career in new directions. Nine years later, extensive travel these past few years and a move to Oregon finds me re-orienting once more, reestablishing home and business. Works on paper are much more convenient than doing the large paintings I’m accustomed to, so I expect to be adding a lot to the Paper Places series the next year or so (2012-13). At the personal level, every piece in this series celebrates an appreciation for the places I’ve been fortunate to visit or live. Home is certainly where the heart is.

The series also inspired the following poem:

It remains
When things are gone
and people
passed and roads
and paths and places
we belong
to the essence.

In this series there are oil pastels, dry pastels, graphite, and watercolors pieces. Sizes vary, and are so listed.  The 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper are framed in 22 x 26 inch custom made white wood frames. Unless the other kinds of artwork in this series command darker frames, since they are intended to hang closely together in limited gallery spaces and still be appreciated individually, most have white frames too.

Using oil pastels in particular feels like I’m sculpting, when the colors are layered then scratched away using pottery tools, fingernails, or whatever else works. Surfaces are built up, removed and rebuilt again; a process typical of all my work no matter what the medium. Pure bits of color showing through the layers emphasize textures and liveliness.

Moon Over Cypress, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper January Thaw, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper January Thaw details of process Northern Delights 04, Ottawa Ontario - 14H x 11W Oil pastels on paper, white double mat, 26H x 22W white custom wood frame
Goldenrod, Alberta, Canada, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Fields of Scurvy Peas, Grapevine, Texas, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Calgary In September, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Textures of Southern Utah, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper
Northern Delights 01, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Grand Canyon Juniper, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Eucalyptus Tree, St. Mary's Falls, Queensland, Australia, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Galahs in Traffic, South Australia, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper
Texas Paintbrush, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper March Winds, Coppell TX, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Tennessee Poppies, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Dancing With Trees 02, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper
Speeding By The Poppies, Hwy 40, Tennessee USA, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper The Twelve Apostles, eastern Australia, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Weathered, The Great Ocean Road, eastern Australia, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Gold In The Mountains 02, Kananaskas Valley, Alberta, Canada, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper
Coconut Palm, Costa Rica, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Lake Cote Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Arkansas in July, 6:25 a.m., 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Moon Over Myrtle, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper
Arkansas Rice Fileds, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Mattipaul Trees: Ailanthus triphysa, Costa Rican Grasslands, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper Redbuds, 11 x 14 inches Dry Pastels on paper Redbuds, Spring morning, Coppell, TX USA, 11 x 14 inches Dry Pastels on paper
The Campsite, Maine, USA - 15 x 22 inches watercolors on 140 lb cold-pressed premium The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 11 x 14 inches Graphite on paper Bonsai Garden, 9 x 12 inches graphite on paper Salt Spring Island Fog, 18 x 24 inches pencil, eraser, dry pastels, colored pencils on paper, framed size 28.5 x 34.5 inches.

Sold or N/A: Weathered, Australia, Arkansas in July, Tennessee Poppies    
Texas Paintbrush, Moon Over Cypress, Scurvy Peas    
All other Originals   Buy Now Using PayPal
$50.00 - 11H x 14W" print with 16 x 20" white mat   Buy Now Using PayPal
$10.00 - Set of six 4 x 6" cards with envelopes, signed   Buy Now Using PayPal



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Series: Children, Graphite on paper illustrations
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Childhood 

when curiosity reigns

and happiness is a given.

With this series I hoped to refresh the discipline that drawing commands, and portraits are the perfect challenge for that. The negative spaces are as important to the composition as the subjects themselves, and the eraser is used as a tool as much as the graphite.

Adrian, The Muddy Field, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper Adam, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper  
Renee at Dance Class, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper Derek, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper  
Lucas at the Museum, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper Joseph at the Park, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper  
Evelyn, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper Brittany at the Beach, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper  
Alexander, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper Andra, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper  
     
$50.00 each 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper, white mat   Buy Now Using PayPal


Portrait of Alzheimer's, 40H x 60W x 3D inches graphite and acrylics on canvas Portrait of Alzheimer's: A Heart Filled to the Brim, 36 x 48 x 3 inches water soluble graphite and acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped, frame unnecessary  
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 Posted on January 17th, 2010

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Also check out the Dancing With Trees website, an integral part of the solo exhibition, “Dancing With Trees”. Tree – photos are taken across Canada and the U.S., Mexico, Costs Rica, Australia and Singapore are arranged into groups.

Nikki’s photography:  nikkiphotography.com