Category Archives: Gallery

My art work categorized into Portraits, Plein Air and Studio Works

Pastels in Plein Air Over Arizona

Recently, I traveled with a dear friend, Peg Vasil, to Arizona.  Peg has been to the Sedona area several times and so was familiar with all of the best spots to see and paint. It was a wonderful time with a chance to paint every day.  The “red rocks” of Sedona is one of the most beautiful landmarks I’ve visited and an artist never lacks for subject matter.  In fact, the whole town is noted for its art.  Why, you can even eat at “Picasso Pizza” with their slogan “Where Pizza is Art”.  I highly recommend it!
“Cathedral Rocks” was painted during our stay in Sedona, Arizona in May of this year.
Cathedral Rocks - 9 X 12 - Pastel
Cathedral Rocks – 9 X 12 – Pastel
This next painting was a plein air piece painted from the balcony of our room high above Sedona. It was a chance to paint the evening sunlight on those gorgeous red rocks.
Balcony View - 9 X 12 - Pastel
Balcony View – 9 X 12 – Pastel
 Also interesting to paint was a rock formation called Coffee Pot Rock, named for it’s resemblance to a coffee pot.  However, certain times of the day, when the light hit the rocks, Peg and I thought it resembled the profile of an Indian more than a coffee pot.  At any rate, it was still fun to paint.
Coffee Pot Rock - 9 X 12 - Pastel
Coffee Pot Rock – 9 X 12 – Pastel
After a couple of days painting in Sedona and visiting some art galleries we traveled on up to the Grand Canyon. Plenty of painting there! It was hard to make up my mind what to paint first!
The weather was cool, windy, but sunny.  We painted among the tourists and always had plenty of onlookers who seemed to enjoy watching us in our efforts to capture another one of God’s beautiful masterpieces!  The next couple scenes are painted from the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
The Colorado River - 9 X 12 - Pastel
The Colorado River – 9 X 12 – Pastel
Distant Haze - 9 X 12 - Pastel
Distant Haze – 9 X 12 – Pastel

All of the art work is approximately 9 X 12 inches painted in pastel.  If you’re interested in purchasing a sketch painted on location or a finished piece from my studio please send me a request on my Contact page.

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Pastel Waves in California

In February, Sharon Weaver gathered her brushes and paints together and flew out to Southern California for a week of painting with her friend Joan.

Using pastels, Sharon created “Ocean Spray” to demonstrate for Joan how to portray water in motion. “Values are so important to capture realistic waves,” Sharon explains. The key to the appearance of motion is all in where the light hits the water. By using different values of blue, from dark to light, Sharon creates depth and motion.

Ocean Spray - Pastel - 9 X 12
Ocean Spray – Pastel – 9 X 12

 

“Ocean Spray” is not for sale, but if you are interested in a similar painting or pastel send Sharon a request on her Contact page.

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Holiday Extravaganza with Brush and Palette

The Brush & Palette Art Gallery is hosting a Holiday Extravaganza from November 5th until December 23rd. There will be original holiday themed paintings and hand-made gifts for sale. Items include paintings large and small, prints, jewelry, wine glasses, greeting cards, painted rocks, decorated boxes and more!

Come meet the artists on Friday, November 6th between 5pm and 8pm. More information can be found on the Brush and Palette website or find them on facebook at Brush and Palette Art Gallery.

Feliz Navidad - OIL - 11 x 14
Feliz Navidad – OIL – 11 x 14

Sharon’s painting “Feliz Navidad” will be on display and available for purchase. The price is $150.00 USD.

Directions to the Brush and Palette Art Gallery

The Art Gallery is located between Market Street and Columbus Street in the rear of 114 Harding Way East in Galion.

 

View Sharon Weaver’s Still Life Portfolio

Don’t Miss Portrait Art Show This Month

This month the Brush and Palette Art Gallery is featuring portrait artists from the Portrait Artists of Mid-Ohio group in their August show.  The show runs until August 29th.

Meet the Artists at Art in the Alley

On Friday August 14th there is a “Meet the Artists” reception from 5 to 8pm. Expect more fun just outside the gallery at the “Art in the Alley” celebration featuring arts and crafts, music and food vendors. Galion merchants are also holding sidewalk sales within half a block of the gallery as part of the Lincoln Highway “Buyway” going on this weekend. Don’t miss the fun. Get out to Galion and enjoy all the art tonight!

Making my Mark - Oil - 11X14
Making my Mark – Oil – 11X14 is currently hanging at the Brush & Palette Art Gallery

Portrait Artists of Mid-Ohio

The Portrait Artists of Mid-Ohio group gets together once a month at Henne’s Drafting and Art Supply located in Mansfield, Ohio. They hold portrait challenges, have guest speakers, and talk about painting portraits. If you’re interested, please visit HenneArt.com for more information.

Emma - Oil - 11X14
Emma – Oil – 11X14 is currently hanging at the Brush & Palette Art Gallery

Directions to the Brush and Palette Art Gallery

The Art Gallery is located between Market Street and Columbus Street in the rear of 114 Harding Way East in Galion.

 

View Sharon Weaver’s Portrait Portfolio

Plein Air Painting on the Farm

A few weeks ago, on a lovely June afternoon, Sharon hosted a plein air day at her farm in Mid-Ohio. “Artists love the camaraderie while painting outdoors,” she said.  “We encourage and gain inspiration from nature and one another.” Even Pepper, Chuck & Sharon’s canine companion, watched eagerly, hoping to inspire one of the artists by posing a short distance away while the artists worked.

Plein Air On the Farm
Linda McKenna and Jane Johnson join Sharon for a plein air day on the farm.

 

Making a Plein Air Masterpiece – Maybe

Sharon painted three plein airs that day. Plein air paintings are a study of nature and light and are not meant to be finished works of art. Not all plein airs turn out as the artist intends because they are quick sketches. “But, occasionally,” Sharon said, “one will be a keeper!” Of course, all her plein airs are for sale. And sometimes she even sells them on site. On that day, one of her paintings did turn out very nice with a beautiful display of afternoon light on the old milk barn.

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Contact Sharon to purchase a plein air painting from her collection.

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Ken Parr, Jr - Oil - 24 X 36
Ken Parr, Jr – Oil – 24 X 36

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Learn to Paint Using Personal Connections

Often Sharon selects subjects with which she has a personal connection.  By doing so, she has a greater desire to “get the painting right.”  “My Father’s Rose” is one such painting.

Learn to Paint Using the right subject like My Father's Rose
My Father’s Rose – Watercolor – 9×12 – Available

Sharon chose to paint a still life of her father’s yellow roses. He loved tending his flower garden, especially his rose bush. Sharon has always felt a special connection with her father’s favorite flowers because he lived in Texas for a few years and also, the yellow rose reminds her of one of her favorite movies “The Yellow Rose of Texas” staring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

Learn to Paint and Immortalize Your Past

Painting or drawing something that has personal meaning will bring out the passion in the work of art. If you are learning to paint, Sharon recommends using a subject that means something special to you. A subject that has meaning to a new artist will keep his/her interest and create a desire to finish the piece.  And when its finished the artist will have a beautiful painting that will last forever.

“My Father’s Rose” is available for purchase.  Contact Sharon for more information.

Purchase a print of YELLOW ROSE for as little as $22.35.