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

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

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

Archive for May, 2010

The Masjid Sultan 02

Monday, May 31st, 2010


 

Masjid Sultan Mosque 02, Singapore 9H x 12W inches graphite on paper 

Masjid Sultan Mosque 02, showing the ancient Islamic symbol of the Crescent and Star on top of the golden dome. 9H x 12W inches graphite on paper, , white mat and 15H x 18W inch frame.


$200.00          Buy Now Using PayPal


 

Bonsai Garden, Singapore

Saturday, May 29th, 2010


 

Bonsai Garden, Chinese and Japanese Gardens, Singapore 9H x 12W inches graphite on paper

Bonsai Garden, Chinese and Japanese Gardens, Singapore  9H x 12W inches graphite on paper, white double mat and white frame with crackle finish, 15 x 18 inches total


 

$350.00         Buy Now Using PayPal


 

Masjid Sultan

Thursday, May 27th, 2010


 

Masjid Sultan, Kampong Glam district, Singapore, 9H x 12W inches graphite on paper with white mat and 15H x 18W inch frame   

Masjid Sultan,  (Malay for Sultan Mosque), Kampong Glam district, Singapore, 9H x 12W inches graphite on paper, white mat and 15H x 18W inch frame

When I get back home, all these studies will be scanned to reveal the true tones and details. For now they are being photographed and digitally manipulated, which explains the noise on some of the images.


 

$200.00          Buy Now Using PayPal


 

Cockatiels

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010


 

Cockatiels, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore 12H x 9W inches graphite on paper, white double mat and white 18H x 15W inches frame with crackle finish

Cockatiels, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore 12H x 9W inches graphite on paper, white double mat and white 18H x 15W inches frame with crackle finish. Check out the Jurong Bird Park website.


 

$350.00          Buy Now Using PayPal


 

New Series: Twenty-five days in Singapore

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010


 

Parkview Square, Singapore, 11H x 14W inches graphite on paper

Parkview Square Building, Singapore  11H x 14W inches graphite on paper

The opportunity to travel to Singapore popped up with a few days notice. While I’m here the plan is to do at least one sketch per day. The new series is called “Twenty-five Days in Singapore”. I drew the upper portion of the very unique Parkview Square building from my hotel room over the course of two days while recuperating after the 28 hour flight from Dallas. At a cost of $87 million, the Art Deco style building was completed in 2002. The eight fiberglass figures each holding a light-ball guard the building, only hint at the sort of art and design to expect on the grounds and the gorgeous interior.

Seasonal: finished, and process

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010


 
Lilacs, 36H x 24W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, narrow frame

 

Lilacs, 36H x 24W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, trim frame

Central detail: dripping and scratching, paint removal techniquesStarting process details, left: a damp cloth is used to remove areas of wet paint to soften and create texture, also dripping water over damp paint and scratching with fingernail under a cloth. The painting can hang horizontally or vertically.


 

$550.00          Buy Now Using PayPal


 

Support Your Artists

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010


 

Support Your Artists slogan, design copyright Nikki Coulombe 2008

Support Your Artists slogan, design copyright nikkiartwork 2008, decals available.

One in a million

Thursday, May 6th, 2010


 

Waiting For The Sun by Virginia Wieringa, 24 x 36 in. acrylics on canvasArtwork: Waiting For The Sun by Virginia Wieringa, 24 x 36 inches acrylics on canvas. I just met an artist-pen-pal whom I never expected to meet, and she’s as intelligent and enthusiastic in person as she has been online for the past four years. Virginia is adventurous and open-minded, yet soundly rooted in her spiritual faith – and therefore so is her art. I especially enjoyed the little 4 x 6″ sketchbook that she shared with me, where a number of ideas for paintings originate as she draws in it during church sermons. I think it’s really funny that she doesn’t listen in church, and she doesn’t preach, she works and her work speaks volumes. I’ve mentioned Virginia in previous posts — she’s been so supportive, even promoting my work on her own website. Thanks “VA”!