Monday, October 15, 2007

Kids Name Paintings!


I made an advertisement for my kids name paintings. I am selling these for $65
A great Christmas gift!

Prints Available!!

I have ordered prints of my most popular paintings.
I have them in stock and can ship them quickly. - Just in time for Christmas! If you don't see a print of your favorite painting below, let me know and I can order it for you. Almost all custom sizes are available.

Autumn Shadows 14" x 14" $30.00
Doy 14" x 14" $30.00
Family Heartland 89 14" x 14" $30.00
Rusted Indian Paintbrush 14" x 14" $30.00
Green Patch 14" x 14" $30.00
Poppy Garden 14" x 14" $30.00
Red Garden Path 14" x 14" $30.00
Red Lily 14" x 14" $30.00
Tuscan Twilight 16 x 18 $35.00
Marshland at Twilight 12" x 26" $40.00
Patchwork Heartland 24" x 24" $60.00

A couple new additions....

The Red Barn Festival has come and gone! What a great time it was! I wrote all about it on my other blog if you are interested in hearing more visit: www.aanderud.blogspot.com

I saved a few paintings to post pictures of until after the Red Barn festival because I wanted to have a few that my friends hadn't already seen!

I've also gone back through all my former posts and listed prices on paintings that weren't priced.


Around the Shed at Sunset

11 x 14

$300.00


Circus Riot

12 x 12

sold


Grazing in Majesty

5 x 7

sold


Hummingbird Hollow

14 x 14

$300.00


Lone Blue

14 x 14

$125.00





Saturday, September 22, 2007

Poppy Garden


Poppy Garden

14" x 14"

$300.00

Friday, September 21, 2007

Red Garden Path

Red Garden Path

14" x 14"

$150.00



Julianna, thanks for the inspiration. I love to have requests!
I don't know if it's what you had in mind, but I love the red background.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Green Patch 14" x 14"

Green Patch

14" x 14"

$300.00


This was really fun to do. I was inspired for this one by prints that I saw in World Market by a New York artists named Kim Parker. It only looks a little like her work, and definitely has my style worked in, but I have to give her credit. She does great work.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Boyhood Treasure Box


So I should be making art to sell at the festival, but I was so excited to finish this piece for Paul for our anniversary, I got distracted. This is a press box filled with all of these fun treasures that we found in a cool old box that Paul had saved from when he was a kid. We discovered it deep in our shed when we were moving, and I knew immediately that this little collection needed a cool home, and I knew just where I was going to put it. I had fun scrounging up old pictures of Paul and thinking of things that symbolized his childhood. I'm still not sure if he's really glad to have it or not. It's sort of revealing, and sort of a strange gift, but I thought it was a cool way to celebrate him and his life.
I do know one thing. Eirik LOVES all these little treasures and cries when I don't let him pull them off. I think it's a cool way for Paul's boys to connect with him and to see what he was like when he was a child. I hope it becomes sort of a family treasure box. That's how I see it.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Rusted Indian Paint brush

14" x 14"

$150.00



It's funny how some paintings read so differently according to your proximity from the painting. I liked this one as I finished it, but when I stepped back about 15 feet from it, I loved it. It reads a lot better from farther away. (I can't show that very well on the computer.) So you'll just have to see it in person.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Tuscan Twilight

I am so happy with this latest piece. I've been trying to figure out how to capture this style for a long time and I think I finally am on to it. Please tell me what you think.


Tuscan Twilight

11 x 14

$350.00

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Two whole paintings in a day! Wahoo!

It was Wednesday morning on my day to paint, and time was ticking away. In front of me sat the painting I had pushed, in my eyes to it's near perfection the day before. It sat staring at me looming, daring me to disembowel it with a simple stroke of my brush. It's a familiar battle, my will versus the will of the nearly complete, imperfect yet so close painting, and my brushes seemed frozen, paralyzed with fear. "It's just the details I have to do," I tell myself, steady forward, and yet those all important finishing details make or break it every time. I stare, for 1/2 hour. I stare at the canvas; scheming, plotting, planning and ddeliberately seeing the outcome before the painting starts. In the end, who will win? The immobilizing fear emmanating from the inanimate board somehow so full of power, or my will to press forward knowing this attempt may fail, this precious painting day maybe a waste. With all my effort I force myself to pick up the brush and begin the execution. Why is it called that? Execution.. I'll let you judge for yourself whether or not this one died in the details. It's always my biggest shortcoming.

Marshland at Twilight

20 x 44

sold- prints available



This second painting came together so easily. I needed something easier after the struggle of the Marshland at Twilight. It was a doozy.

Red Lily

14" x 14"

$150.00



Thanks Paul for taking Eirik to the Fair so I could have a whole day to paint! Two whole paintings finished in a day!! Great!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Prairie Grasses

I'd love to get some feedback on this one. It went through a lot of different MAJOR changes last night but I think I'm finally happy with it. What do you guys think? Constructive criticism always accepted.


Prairie Grasses

14 x 14

$125.00

Rhino Rear

Paul thinks this painting is just ridiculous. I think it's funny.
It's all about "R"
It contains a Rhino Rear or Rump
A Red Rectangle
Rocks
and Rising Rays of the Sun

If anyone can thing of other easy R things I can add, please let me know....


Rhino Rear

12 x 12

sold

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

New paintings!

I know it's been ages since I've had anything to add!!!
But good news, the painting spirit is revived and I am on a roll. I decided to bring work down for the Red Barn festival in Kirksville in October. So I have 9 weeks to put together a show that works together. What fun!

These are my first two paintings of from Michigan.

The first one is a commission ( a bit overdue I must say... sorry Amy. I hope you like it!) and the second one is because my last Autumn painting was the first to sell at the festival last year and I have missed it ever since, so here's a second edition... similar, but quite different.


Almost Autumn

14 x 14

sold

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Hollyhocks


My friend Eugena commissioned this piece and is using it at her outdoor cafe as a table top. Hollyhocks used to inspire my mom to want to paint since she had a painting of hollyhocks hanging in her art classroom high school. So, it's sentimental sort of to get to paint them. Thanks Mom for helping me love to paint.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

New Stuff

These top two pieces are commissions. The panel is 6' long. I wish I could see it hung in her house.
She asked for her baby name painting to be after the nursery rhyme "Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails". I had so much fun with the snail that I thought I would make a snail tabby quilt. Good times.



Tuesday, March 27, 2007

So this is a front and a back of my newest tabby quilts. These make excellent baby shower gifts! They are about 15" x 15" including tabs, perfect for car seats and carrying around the house. Kids love these because of all the textures. The front helps kids learn numbers, and the back is soft fleece with a star.

They are double stitched and the star makes a crinkle sound when squished. I make them androgynous, but this one might be a bit more boyish. I'm letting them go for a mere $18 plus shipping. Email me if your interested.
In the last few days I have decided to admit that I have an addiction to blogs. I have become a complete junkie. I found a circle of creative muses that have inspired me speachless. So thank you all.. now I have to ignore my dishes even more! Hook me up to an IV so that I can get this blog greased.