I assisted Stephen Quiller (www.quillergallery.com) in his water media painting workshop this past week at the 4UR in Creede, Colorado. Amidst the hubbub of assisting the attendees and Steve, I was able to participate some and work on a few pieces with his techniques. These are a combination of casein, acrylic, and gouache. The 4UR is an idyllic ranch with a five star restaurant, staff and views. I had a great time being there and meeting new friends!
This is very much like Steve’s demonstration painting, but it does have my own marks and style present on it.
This is a painting of the Bosque Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, painted from reference I took when we were there in March. Below are a few shots of the workshop on the 4UR.
These will be framed and available for delivery in the Spring. If you are interested in purchasing these original artworks, please contact me for more information and prices. If you are interested in this artwork as a reproduction, please contact me.
One of a kind images. My work from January & February. As of now, these are unframed, but I’ll be doing that soon. They range in size from 22×30″ to 6″x6″. Click on photos for details and to click through the slides.
Monotypes are one of a kind prints, made by creating an original painting on a surface, called a plate. Then, by placing paper on top of the plate and pulling it through a printing press with the correct amount of pressure applied, the painting transfers to the paper that results in the artwork being created. These are original one of a kind prints, although as you can see below, I created a “ghost” print by pulling the same plate through the press again for a “ghostly” image.
The first two images I created from impressions I’ve had of the area I live in–the moon reflecting on the flowing or frozen Rio Grande River or upon glassy snow. Snowfall, is how the snow appears on the small spruce and fir trees in the mountains–big undisturbed clumps of fluffiness. And the last two are from a memory I have of flying a kite with my next door 80 year old neighbor and a little boy named Grayson this past summer.
Contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of this work. Thanks!
On September 18th, the Creede Arts Council held their 2nd Annual Steamroller Event. Below is my printed woodcut, available for sale through the CAC auction website. (I also have one available for sale). One half of the proceeds goes to the Creede Arts Council and the other half to me. There are other artist’s prints available for sale as well from that event.
I was so pleased to sell these two pieces today to a patron who has purchased 6 other pieces from me over this past year. They are decorating a newly built home in Durango which I saw photos of today and the large piece (Ute Trout) will take center stage in their contemporary, light filled living area. Thank you, thank you!
I’ve been very productive and have tons to show and sell. Enjoy looking, and, let me know how you found my work. Contact me through this website using the CONTACT form or through my Facebook page christine mercer kraft fine art via Messenger. These items are not available through Saatchi.
Three of my prints have been accepted into the Creede Arts Council National Small Print show. This year they have a virtual exhibition of the accepted work, that is available for sale through their auction which offers a bid or buy now price.
The Cottontail has been awarded a Sponsors Choice Award. Many thanks to Shelly Dee at the Creede Hotel for this honor.
Mark you calendars for JUNE 15, 2021 to support the artists and the Creede Arts Council: