I have 8 of my latest oil landscape paintings for sale at the Viroqua Food Coop for the month of August. There are 6 shown here and the originals show much better than these photos! I am grateful for the chance to share with my hometown what I have been up to since the closure of Art Vision.
Three of my art group members went up to the Door County plein air paintout. Kathie Wheeler went for the whole week as a featured artist, and Carla Christ and I went for the Saturday Quick paint that was open for anyone who wanted to compete. I had 2 hours to capture these boats in the Fish Creek Harbor waiting to go for a sail. The whole atmosphere is festive and somewhat intense with 80 artists painting in a small designated area and hundreds of onlookers watching. I love it!
I was straightening up my studio and it occured to me that it might be interesting to see my art space. I usually paint outdoors but I use this space to do my final touches and to keep my stuff organized and displayed. This fall I will have an open studio for anyone who wants to see the paintings in person.
available for sale 8x10 oil on panel $75 unframed $175 framed My painting group and I met way out in the country at the end of a dead-end gravel road. This charming group of buildings and hay field really struck me as "farm scene." I love it when we find a beautiful out of the way place to paint.
available for sale 9x12 oil on panel $175 framed $100 unframed - Cedarburg plein air event I needed a break from people and the heat so I drove around and found this nice scene. There was a shade tree in just the right spot so the next morning I got up early and was done by 8:30.
available for sale 9x12 oil on panel $175 framed $75 unframed - Cedarburg Plein air event Across the street, I found a nice shady awning to paint under this sweltering day. People came and went very quickly at that table. It was unbearably hot!! This man was ready to go the minute they sat down.
available for sale 9x12 oil on panel $75 unframed $175 framed - Cedarburg Plein air Event This fisherman had a beautiful day out in his boat, unfortunately he never caught a fish the whole time I painted this scene. Near the shore by my feet, fish splashed around in the weeds and startled me every so often.
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