Welcome to the New Year!

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!

September Steamroller Event

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.

Check it out!

https://www.32auctions.com/steamroller

My print, titled, Mountain Cottontail, 24″ x 36″ (image size), black ink on tyvek, $225.00

Trout and Landscape

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!

August Artwork

Below are two paintings, recently framed and for sale. Price does not include shipping. Two places dear to my heart, my Grandmother’s farm and the Colorado mountains.

Leona’s Farm, 25″ x 4.5″ painting, 30.5″ x 9.5″ framed, $400, plus shipping
Colorado Mountains, 11 x 8″ painting, 16″ x 13″ framed, $225 framed, plus shipping

Available artwork for sale

Click Original and reproductions on Fine Art Paper and Canvas for Sale for larger images of the artwork available and current sales status.

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.

Leona’s Farm, 25″ x 4.5″ painting, 30.5″ x 9.5″ framed, $400, plus shipping
Colorado Mountains, 11 x 8″ painting, 16″ x 13″ framed, $225 framed, plus shipping
Trout, fishing
Rio Grande Brown (SOLD), Rio Pool Brown, framed and hung together Painting, Gouache and watercolor, metallic acrylic 10 x 6 3/4″ image, 12 3/4 x 9 1/4″ framed $150 each framed (plus shipping)
SW Storm
SW Storm Gouache Painting 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ image, 13 x 13″ framed $145 framed (plus shipping)
Summer clouds, forest
Dusk Set Colorado Gouache painting 5 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ image, 9 x 10 1/2″ framed $125 framed (plus shipping)
Summer, San Juans, Rio Grande national forest, landscape
Colorado July Gouache painting 14x 5″ image, 20 1/2 x 11 1/4″ framed $225 framed (plus shipping)
Landscape, summer evening, mountains, Colorado, Rio Grande National Forest
****SOLD****
Bristol Head #3 Gouache painting 13 1/2 x 8″ image, 20 x 15″ framed $225 framed (plus shipping)
Landscape, Rio Grande National Forest, evening sky
Bristol Dusk 14 1/2 x 5″ image, 20 1/2 x 11 1/4″ framed
Trout, fishing, patterns
Spring Creek II Painting, watercolor, gouache, metallic acrylic 25 x 4 1/2″ image, 31 1/4 x 10 1/2″ framed $345 framed (plus shipping)
Trout, fishing, pattern
Spring Creek Painting, watercolor, gouache, metallic acrylic 25 x 4 1/2″ image, 31 1/4 x 10 1/2″ framed $345 framed (plus shipping)
Farm, Ohio, barn, landscape
Rural Route Painting, gouache 21 x 5 3/4″ image, 24 x 8 1/2″ framed $350
Fishing, trout, Rio Grande
****SOLD****
Squaw Creek Brown Painting, gouache, watercolor 21 x 5 1/2″ image, 23 3/4 x 8″ framed $250 framed (plus shipping)
Aspen Linocut, limited edition of 25 4″ x 10″ image size, 8″ x 14″ paper size $75.00 unframed, $175 framed (plus shipping)
Aspen trees
Aspen Linocut, limited edition of 25 4″ x 10″ image size, 8″ x 14″ paper size $75.00 unframed, $175 framed (plus shipping)
Sending Aspen Linocut, limited edition of 25 4″ x 10″ image size, 8″ x 14″ paper size $75.00 unframed, $175 framed (plus shipping)
Enclose a message in this envelope for a special gift and then frame the envelope print!
Bristle Cone Pine tree
Bristle Cone Pine Linocut, limited edition of 25 8 x 10″ image, 14 x 12″ paper size $45 unframed, plus shipping
Foggy landscape
Foggy Morning Monotype 7 x 5″ image, 9 x 11″ paper size $75 unframed (plus shipping)
Foggy Morning II Monoprint, charcoal and pastel 7 x 5″ image, 9 x 11″ paper size $75 (plus shipping)
Horses, Chagall
***SOLD***Chagall Horses Monoprint 5 x7″ image, 8 1/2 x 6 1/2″ paper size $45 unframed (plus shipping)
Horses
Chagall Horses 2 Monoprint 5 x7″ image, 8 1/2 x 6 1/2″ paper size $45 unframed (plus shipping)
Moon, Venus, Mountains
Venus Rising II Monotype, charcoal and pastel 6 x 6″ image, 8 1/2 x 8 1/2″ paper size $50 (plus shipping)
Venus, Moon, landscape
Venus Rising Monotype, charcoal and pastel 6 x 6″ image, 8 1/2 x 8 1/2″ paper size $50 (plus shipping)
Woodcut, Fishing, Raven, Elk, Creede, Colorado
She’s Telling the Story Woodcut on rice paper, edition of 50 12 x 20″ paper size $75 (plus shipping)
Rock Cairn, balance, linocut
Balance Chaos Linocut, edition of 10 8 x 10″ image, 12 x 14″ framed $135.00 unframed, $195 framed (plus shipping)
Rock Cairn, balance
Balance Dark Linocut, edition of 10 8 x 10″ image, 12 x 14″ framed (plus shipping) $135.00 unframed, $195 framed
Rock Cairn set
Love lake, Colorado, aspens, fall
****SOLD****
Above love lake Monotype, edition of 1 4 x 4″ image $25 unframed (plus shipping)
Aspen, bark, fall, Colorado
****SOLD****
Aspen Eyes Monotype, edition of 1 4 x 4″ image $25 unframed (plus shipping)
Moonlight, spruce, mountains
****SOLD****
Moonlight Spruce Monotype, edition of 1 4 x4″ image $25 unframed (plus shipping)
Moonlight, forest, night sky
Moonlight Monotype, edition of 1 4 x 4″ image $25 unframed (plus shipping)
Mountain, moonlight
Bear Mountain Monotype, edition of 1 4 x 4″ image $25 unframed (plus shipping)
Raven, Colorado, dusk
Raven at dusk Monotype, edition of 1 6 x 6″ image, 7.5 x 7.5″ paper $30 unframed (plus shipping)
Raven, twilight, moonlight
Raven at night Monotype, edition of 1 6 x 6″ image, 7.5 x 7.5″ paper $30 unframed (plus shipping)
Sunrise, Raven, spruce
Raven at sunrise Monotype, edition of 1 6 x 6″ image, 7.5 x 7.5″ paper $30 unframed (plus shipping)
Magpies, aspen trees
***SOLD***
Inverse Magpies Monotype 4 x 4″ image $25 unframed (plus shipping)
Mountain, snow, conifer, shadows
****SOLD****
Snowy Meadow Monotype, edition of 1 8 x 6″ image, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2″ paper $30 unframed (plus shipping)
Super moon, night sky
Super Moon Etching on copper plate, edition of 10 6 x 6″ image, 8 x 9″ paper $50 unframed (plus shipping)
Mountain iris, wildflower, iris
Wild Iris Copper plate etching, edition of 25 5 x 7″ image, 7 x 10″ paper $35 unframed (plus shipping)
Wild Iris, mountain wildflowers
****SOLD****
Iris by Water Copper plate etching with hand painting, edition of 1 5 x 7″ image, 7 x 10″ paper $75 unframed (plus shipping)
Iris, wildflowers, mountain iris
Iris Blue Leaves Copper plate etching with hand painting, edition of 1 5 x 7″ image, 7 x 10″ paper $75 unframed (plus shipping)
Fox, forest, aspen, boulders
Fox and Aspen Linocut, edition of 25 6 x 8″ image, 8 x 11″ paper $45 unframed (plus shipping)
Trout, fishing
Trout Monotype, edition of 1 5 x7″ image, 8 1/2 x 6 1/2″ paper size $35 unframed (plus shipping)
Costa Rica, beach, white sand
Costa Rica Blanco Linocut, edition of 5 6 x 4″ image, 8 1/2 x 6″ paper $20 unframed (plus shipping)
Rabbit, ghost, bunny
****SOLD****
Nightime Visitor Monotype, ghost print, edition of 1 4 x4 1/2″ $50 (plus shipping)
Aztec, pottery, pattern
Pottery Patter Linocut, edition of 3 4 x 6″ image, 9 x 11″ paper size $40 unframed (plus shipping)
Home, coming home, night sky
Home Again Linocut, edition of 6 2 x 8″ image, 6 x 12″ paper size $25 unframed (plus shipping)
Home, night sky
Home Linocut, edition of 6 2 x 8″ image, 6 x 12″ paper size $25 unframed (plus shipping)
Aspens, fall color
Wind in Aspens Monoprint 6 x 6″ image, 10 x 10″ paper $50 (plus shipping)
Aspen trees, twilight, Colorado
***SOLD***
Aspens at Twilight Monotype with pastel and charcoal, edition of 1 5 x 7″ image, 9 x 11″ paper $75 (plus shipping)
Polaroid print
***SOLD***
Kansas Cottonwood Polaroid transfer print, edition of 1 3 x 3.75″ image, 6 x8″ paper $25 (plus shipping)
Cottonwood
Cottonwood Dark Monotype, edition of 1 5 1/2 x 5 1/2″ image, 10 x 10″ paper $35 matted (plus shipping)
Conifers, Aspen, fall color, Colorado
Conifers and Aspen Monotype, edition of 1 6 x 6″ image, 9 1/2 xx 9 1/2″ paper $125 (plus shipping)
Willow trees
River at Willows Edge Monotype, pencil, edition of 1 5 x7″ image, 9 x 11″ paper $45 unframed (plus shipping)
Willows
Willow Tangle Monotype, pencil, edition of 1 5 x7″ image, 9 x 11″ paper $45 unframed (plus shipping)
Field, fence, mountains, landscape, pasture
Jenny’s Field monotype, edition of 1 4 x4″ image $25 unframed (plus shipping)
Fence, pasture
Fence Monotype, edition of 1 4 x 4″ image $25 unframed (plus shipping)
Antlers, tabletop, decoraation
Gold Antlers Deer shed covered in glass beads, gold foil 14″ x 14″ $225
Gold Antler closeup
Antlers, decoration, interior design
Green and gold Antler Single deer shed decorated with glass beads, semi precious stones 10 1/2″ x 15″ $100
trout, fishing, Rio Grande National forest
****SOLD****
Rio Trout, Rio Trout II Painting, gouache, watercolor 6 x 6″ image, 13 x 13″ frame $95 each framed (plus shipping)
Trout, fishing, Rio Grande National Forest
****SOLD****
Blue Winged Olive , N. Clear Creek Trout II Painting, gouache 6 x 6″ image, 13 x 13″ framed $95 each (plus shipping)
Trout, fishing, Rio Grande National Forest
****SOLD****
Goose Creek Brown II, Goose Creek Brown Painting, gouache, watercolor 6 x 6″ image, 13 x13″ framed $95 each framed (plus shipping)
Farmer’s Trail, 7 x 10.25″, $150 (plus shipping)
Fishing, trout
Hare’s Ear series hung together Painting, Gouache and watercolor, metallic acrylic 10 x 6 3/4″ image, 12 3/4 x 9 1/4″ framed $150 each framed (plus shipping)
Poppy Green and Red series hung together Collage of paintings in gouache 6 x 6″ image, 13 x 13″ framed $125 each (plus shipping)

National Small Print Show

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:


http://www.32auctions.com/creede

http://ww.32auctions.com/creede

New Artwork for Sale

I’ve just posted three original paintings for sale on Saatchi. Because I have had some nefarious people contact me through this website, I recommend if you are interested in my work, that you go to https://www.saatchiart.com/account/artworks/954042
to purchase my artwork.

Farmers Creek Wildflowers
Gouache and watercolor
7x 10″
SOLD
Deer Creek Reflections
Gouache and watercolor
11 x 14″
SOLD
Deer Creek Moon
11 x 14″

Be well!