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Nancy Colella Simply Painting

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I've Missed you!

I'VE MISSED YOU!

My last post on this site was in February! I've recently discovered that many of my previous followers have not been getting my new...

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...

 
 
 



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 ...

Rockwell Group Releases Design Strategies for Outside Dining post COVID-19

Rockwell Group Releases Design Strategies for Outside Dining post COVID-19

Courtesy of Rockwell Group David Rockwell and his team at Rockwell Group proposed an open streets initiative, a template for outdoor dining , in order to help bars and... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “COLUMNS IN BLUES AND...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “COLUMNS IN BLUES AND BROWNS” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

A geometric abstract in mostly cool blues and some brown highlights- the columns are individually created and bind the piece together. Each column is a stand alone abstract... Read more ...

Impressionist Landscape,Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Sunset Reflection” by...

Impressionist Landscape,Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Sunset Reflection” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

This painting should have been named "tweens"... it is in-between winter and summer, in-between day and night, and the stream is in-between frozen and thawed. In-between can be... Read more ...

House in Meco / Atelier RUA

House in Meco / Atelier RUA

Cortesia de Atelier RUA architects: Atelier RUA Location: Aldeia do Meco, 2970-067 Casa do Infantado, Portugal Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier RUA Area... Read more ...

Geologic Abstract, Mixed Media Landscape, “Phantom Canyon” by Colorado Mixed...

Geologic Abstract, Mixed Media Landscape, “Phantom Canyon” by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

20"x60"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas-Available $3600 Read more ...

Pedras Salgadas Horse Riding Centre / Luís Rebelo de Andrade

Pedras Salgadas Horse Riding Centre / Luís Rebelo de Andrade

Luís Rebelo de Andrade Location: 5450 Vila Pouca de Aguiar, Portugal Project year: 2015 Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Area: 1760.0 m2 Read more ...

Mixed Media Free Standing Sculpture, Abstract Art “Mother Earth“ by Santa Fe...

Mixed Media Free Standing Sculpture, Abstract Art “Mother Earth“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

Side A Side B These sculptures are three dimensional paintings that are free standing and have multiple images depending on the viewing angle. This round piece is a new... Read more ...

Mixed Media Still Life Art Painting "Yellow Flowers" by California Artist...

Mixed Media Still Life Art Painting "Yellow Flowers" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

36"x24"x1.5" Mixed Media on Paper Read more ...

Contemporary Bird Fine Art Painting, “RAVEN TOTEM 3, LAPIS LAZULI” by...

Contemporary Bird Fine Art Painting, “RAVEN TOTEM 3, LAPIS LAZULI” by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

Ravens hold a special place in my heart. I love to paint them, both realistically and interpretively. This painting is the third in a series of raven "totems:" interpretations... Read more ...

Mixed Media Art, Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art for Sale, “Stepping...

Mixed Media Art, Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art for Sale, “Stepping Stones” by Contemporary Artist Tracy Lupanow

“Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things.” Pablo Picasso Mixed media painting using acrylic... Read more ...