Friday, November 28, 2014

Still Life Paintings on a Shelf

Dear Art-loving friend,
I am out the door for another guest this weekend, but I wanted to share two new paintings with you.  And also invite you to read my latest Art Newsletter, this one about the Baptistery in Pisa.  Nicola Pisano’s pulpit changed the art world and I show you why.

In the same way that I saw my recently sold painting "Tuscan Table" as "comfort art.," I created the "shelf paintings" with a similar emotion.

So, I hope that you enjoy "Sitting on a Shelf" a 68 x 68 cm (26.8 x 26.8 inches) oil on canvas painting featuring old books and a headless puppet (is that comfort? ha!).

The other work is an oil painting on a primed wooden panel (gesso vero) that measures 40 x 60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inches). "Queen of the Shelf" depicts another collection of old books with other goodies in the composition, including a patina-ed lop-sided plaster sculpture of a woman's head with crown.

Please contact me if you would like pricing information for your own collection or to buy as a gift. Also, please visit one of the galleries that carry my artworks. You may find those here:
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~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor, painter, writer, teacher

Detail image of "Sitting on a Shelf"  Italy