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New Blog!

NEW BLOG!

There have been a few clitches getting all of my follower's email addresses over to Mailchimp,and I apologize for that. If you have...

IMPORTANT: Moving Day

IMPORTANT: MOVING DAY

IMPORTANT:I have officially moved this blog over to my website colella.com The e-mail with the first post went out late Monday.If you...

 
 
 
Awards and Honors

AWARDS AND HONORS

I don't usually post about awards or honors, but I'm excited that I've recently been awarded the status of Copley Master at the Copley...

Works in Progress

WORKS IN PROGRESS

I have at least ten "works in progress"in my studio right now, which is a totally new way of working. That said, I've been away from...

 
 
 
Kitchens

KITCHENS

I''e been thinking about kitchens as a subject lately,(Probably because I spend so much time in them this time of year.)I've had an...

Girl Power

GIRL POWER

I loved watching two flower girls dancing at a wedding recently; totally uninhibited and free. Girl Power 20 x 16 oil This was done...

 
 
 
Second Guessing

SECOND GUESSING

Sometimes you work on a subject so long, you loose your focus on the initial intention, and you start second guessing your every move. Here's...

Works in Progress

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Yesterday I did this small study from an image I took at the beach recently. It felt so tight and too close to the image so I turned...

 
 
 
New Year Studio Clean Out

NEW YEAR STUDIO CLEAN OUT

Over the weekend, I did my annual New Year Studio Clean Out.I threw away all stiff brushes, dried up paint,pens that don't write....you...

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year to all. As you know, for me this year has been one of exploration and discovery. One the most valuable experiences I...

 
 
 
Workshop added and Important Message!

WORKSHOP ADDED AND IMPORTANT MESSAGE!

After the holiday hub-bub sudsides,want to give yourself something to look forward to?I've just added a one day workshop at North River...

The Apple Store

THE APPLE STORE

I recently took a class at the Apple Store to learn more about the camera on my new phone. While playing with some of the new features,...

 
 
 
Small "Abstract" Watercolors

SMALL "ABSTRACT" WATERCOLORS

While watching the Pats gameI played with a small pad, marker and watercolors.Trying to think abstractly I started with 5 shapes of...

Works in Progress

WORKS IN PROGRESS

I've been working on the series of paintings using New England architecture as a thread. I currently have several "works in progress"...

 
 
 
Revisiting a Favorite Subject

REVISITING A FAVORITE SUBJECT

Another experiement layering with acrylics.Focussing on an old favorite subject;New England architecture,I'm exploring color harmony,edges...

Acrylics vs. Oils

ACRYLICS VS. OILS

I now have two set ups for painting in my studio. One for oils and one for acrylics. I'm discovering that acrylics are more suitable...

 
 
 
Stretching is Good

STRETCHING IS GOOD

I'm currently working on interpreting a favorite subject in new and different ways. Twilight 12 x 9 oil For this one, I focussed on...

Finding My Voice

FINDING MY VOICE

The final session of the on-line class I'm takingis "Finding Your Voice".We've been gathering, compiling, and analyzing our personal...

 
 
 
Still Life Collages

STILL LIFE COLLAGES

Yesterday for our "painting with paper" class at Linden Ponds I set up simple still lives, and let them "be designers". Here are just...

Summer's Here!

SUMMER'S HERE!

Summer is the time to "stop and smell the roses." This morning, I started teaching a summer class at North River Arts Society in Marshfield...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

New "Pop of Color" Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

New "Pop of Color" Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

"Pop of Color" ©2018 Niki GulleySOLD • 24" x 12" textured oil paint on wrap around canvas Just Sold! Inspired from a wonderful trip to Tuscany, I wanted this piece to be... Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Fine Art For Sale,Textured Art, Mixed Media...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Fine Art For Sale,Textured Art, Mixed Media, “Real and Imagined” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

11"x14"x1.75" Acrylic on Panel/Available Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Fine Art For Sale,Textured Art, Mixed Media...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Fine Art For Sale,Textured Art, Mixed Media, “Real and Imagined” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

11"x14"x1.75" Acrylic on Panel/Available Read more ...

Murray Centre, Downe House School / Design Engine Architects

Murray Centre, Downe House School / Design Engine Architects

Courtesy of Design Engine Architects Architects: Design Engine Architects Location: Downe House Hermitage Rd Col, Hermitage Rd, Cold Ash, Thatcham RG18 9JJ, United... Read more ...

OMA / Shohei Shigematsu to Reimagine Sotheby's New York Headquarters

OMA / Shohei Shigematsu to Reimagine Sotheby's New York Headquarters

© OMA New York Renowned auction house Sotheby's has unveiled a dramatic OMA/Shohei Shigematsu-designed expansion and re-imagination of their New York City headquarters... Read more ...

Queen of Genoa, Small Oil Painting on Canvas Panel of Woman in Italian Cafe 5x7

Queen of Genoa, Small Oil Painting on Canvas Panel of Woman in Italian Cafe 5x7

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911-VILLA / VACO Design

911-VILLA / VACO Design

© Quang Dam Architects: VACO Design Location: Thảo Điền, Vietnam Category: Houses Lead Architects: Do Quoc Hiep Design Team: Le Dinh Trung Quan, Vo Truong Giang, Vo Ksor Y... Read more ...

Beylikdüzü Arts and Cultural Center / SO? Architecture&Ideas

Beylikdüzü Arts and Cultural Center / SO? Architecture&Ideas

© Yerçekim Architects: SO? Architecture&Ideas Location: Istanbul, Turkey Category: Cultural Center Lead Architects: Sevince Bayrak, Oral Göktaş Design Team: Sevince Bayrak... Read more ...

New Work in Progress

New Work in Progress

I'm almost finished working on my first large painting in a number of years (not including my painting about the number of steps I walked in 2018, and a new one for 2019). I... Read more ...

Original Palette Knife Colorado Landscape Painting "Old Town" by Colorado...

Original Palette Knife Colorado Landscape Painting "Old Town" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

8x10 Oil on Canvas/Available Read more ...