not for sale watercolor 12x18 This painting was inspired by the children's song "Row, row, row your boat". It struck me, we are all rowing our own little boats down the river of life. These two figures have paused for a moment to meet eachother.
available for sale 9x12 canvas One of my Wednesday morning portraits. Most of our models are people we know. This duck hunter brought along great props so we could see how he looks in the field. I didn't paint everything he brought but it really helped me place him in his environment. I especially love the classic thermos top as a cup.
available for sale 9x12 oil on canvas Our Plein air group is still inside on Wednesdays. We have one more model lined up and then we will be outside till fall. I have a stack of paintings to post of past portraits but this one is fresh from yesterday.
I recently closed my frame and art supply shop (Feb 7, 2009). This was how I felt when I realized now I can paint full time. There are many sad parts to closing a store after 13 years and there are many joyful parts too. I choose to dwell on the joy!
available for sale 11x14 oil on canvas panel This painting has really tiny art glitter all over the sunbeam parts. Photos just don't capture it, the glitter looks like whitish specks. This figure is featured in many of my sketchbooks.
available for sale 11x14 oil on canvas panel, unframed It is hard to tell in this photo, but the whitish specks coming off the birds' wings and on the ground are tiny gold glitter. I did the sketch for this painting during one of my last days at Art Vision, for me, it represents "taking the leap" and being an artist full-time.
sold "Eve's portrait" 5x7 This little pastel painting reminded me of "Inner Calm". I have a couple brand new versions of these two poses done in oil last weekend, but I need to take a photo of them. This one was all ready to go.
sold 11x14 Watercolor Strong Women are a common theme for me. Being comfortable in your own skin and keeping an inner calm are what we all strive for. This painting is one of my favorites, it was purchased as a wedding gift to a Woman in the town I live in. I see her around and she never fails to tell me how much she loves this painting and wants more. I just love collectors like her!!!
sold 10x10 watercolor
My children had these goldfish and each one had a unique personality with a unique name to match. When I showed it to my friend Kim just minutes after I painted it, she really reacted to it and shouted "SOLD, I want that!" So this painting has the distinction of being in my life the shortest amount of time.
sold 14x14 watercolor Kathie Wheeler and I had a show together at Organic Valley and this painting was purchased by them. It depicts a lush magical scene I would love to come across when out walking. The trees are a whimsical spring version of my favorite sumac tree.
sold 14x24 Watercolor This rustic little cabin sits right down the road from where I grew up. Although it is now being reabsorbed by Nature, I painted it like it once was when the Bakkestuen's lived there.
Christine Larson was born into a family where creativity was encouraged and supported. Chris is fascinated with the emotions connected to color. “I begin a piece by choosing the dominant “mood” color. As I paint, I stay open to new directions the painting may take. I know the painting is done when all of the lights and darks are in, and the final “spark” is there.” She strives to convey on paper or canvas her interpretation of the unseen forces connecting all things. “In my studio work, I tend to place figures in an otherworldly dream landscape. In my Plein Air landscapes, I often try to show Nature’s vibrations as I experienced them, through the use of color and the ever changing effect outdoor light has on it." Christine Larson is a member of Brave New Artists and is a long time member of the Vernon Co. Plein Air Artists. She can be reached at:firstname.lastname@example.org and many of her paintings can be purchased through her online Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChristineLarsonArt