Thursday, August 6, 2015

Colorful Abstract Paintings



Dear Art Lover,     
      Every artist, like every person probably, goes through a variety of phases through his life.  If you are like me, perhaps you see your phases as a connected part of a longer process.  I hope that each phase shows a mind at work. 
    
     Today I thought that I would share with you my “colorful macro phase” or the use of the human figure as abstract patterns because I zoomed in on them… and my attempts to push myself into bright color, which is an area in which I have never felt particularly comfortable.  These were done in 2005, before I began street painting in Italy and really diving into color.

     So, to remind you of the deal:
   
Legs in Purple and Blue Abstract painting of Human Figure

     I would like to offer, for the month of August 2015 only, selected paintings and drawings for about half the price as my going rate these days.  These are older works, but ones that for one reason or several others, I cannot stand the idea of destroying.  You may preview images before I post them here on my Facebook page.  

Please contact me directly if you see something you love and would like to add to your art collection.  Here goes the first one… 

"Legs in Purple and Blue" AVAILABLE ORIGINAL Art
38 x 24 inches oil on canvas  [framed]
copyright 2005 Kelly Borsheim http://www.borsheimarts.com/painting/room08.htm

August 2015 Price:  $400  [plus any Texas sales tax and/or shipping]


Torso with Blue Abstract painting of Human FigureTorso with Red Abstract painting of Human Figure


Torso (Back) with Blue
40" x 18" oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
2005 Kelly Borsheim
http://www.borsheimarts.com/painting/room08.htm
August 2015 Price:  $400  [plus any Texas sales tax and/or shipping]


Torso with Red
40" x 18" oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
2005 Kelly Borsheim
http://www.borsheimarts.com/painting/room08.htm
August 2015 Price:  $400  [plus any Texas sales tax and/or shipping]


OR buy all three of these paintings for $1100 and receive FREE PACKAGING AND SHIPPING!  Offer ends August 31, 2015.

     And here is a fun shot of the three oil paintings hung together: Torso with Red, Legs, and Torso with Blue [Kelly on right], Urban Groove Salon solo exhibit by Kelly Borsheim  [Austin, Texas, 2010]
Please contact me for more information.    http://www.borsheimarts.com/contact.htm

Happy weekend.  I am off to prepare my Italian Visa application.  Thank you and as always…

Peace,

Kelly
~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor and painter

Art Exhibit Austin Texas Abstract painting of Human Figure

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Eugenia and Pillows Life Modeling Paintings



Dear Art Lover,     
      Some artists’ models do not work for long or maybe in the same city.  They may be travelers looking for some extra cash [hopefully art lovers as well, for at least:  who THINKS of art modeling as a job opportunity when on the go?].  Eugenia was one model that I did not paint often, however, I would draw or paint her every few years at some life drawing session in Austin, Texas.  Something makes me think that she may still live in Austin, but also that her “real life” revolves around another form of art [jewelry making or theatre?] or perhaps she found a full-time job that found her in conflict with the hours of the life drawing sessions around town.   It can be done perhaps for a short period of time, but it is difficult to make a living as an art model.
     Here you see a portrait of Eugenia that I painted in one session.  On an odd side note, there exists a “Eugene.”  A client found “Eugenia” on my Web site and he wrote to me to ask, “I see you have this wonderful portrait of a boyish-looking woman.  Would you please create a similar painting for me, but of a feminine-looking male?”  Interesting exercise, it was! 

     So, to remind you of the deal:
   
     I would like to offer, for the month of August 2015 only, selected paintings and drawings for about half the price as my going rate these days.  These are older works, but ones that for one reason or several others, I cannot stand the idea of destroying.  You may preview images before I post them here on my Facebook page.  
 
Please contact me directly if you see something you love and would like to add to your art collection.  Here goes the first one… 

Eugenia
12" X 16" Oil on Canvas [framed]
copyright 2000 Kelly Borsheim
http://www.borsheimarts.com/painting/room03.htm
August 2015 Price:  $125  [plus any Texas sales tax and/or shipping]

About three years later, I painted this body crop of Eugenia.  It is basically a composition of pillows, a breast, and her arm draped across the frame.  I later glazed colors over parts of it.  Pillows is one of my quirky favorites.

colored Pillows with nude art model oil painting figurative abstract
Pillows
18 x 24 inches, oil painting
by Kelly Borsheim 2004
I offer this original painting to you for only $325 US.  Texas state sales tax (6.75%) may apply.  There is also a $9.50 packaging and shipping fee.

Please contact me for more information.    http://www.borsheimarts.com/contact.htm
Thank you and as always…

Peace,

Kelly
~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor and painter

Monday, August 3, 2015

Dave with Janet and SkySeries Tryptich Paintings



Dear Art Lover,     
     Today’s August offerings are two… but one is actually a combination of three small paintings.  Both artworks are from various life drawing sessions I attended in Austin, Texas, with great models.

     In case you missed yesterday’s post:     I would like to offer, for the month of August 2015 only, selected paintings and drawings for about half the price as my going rate these days.  These are older works, but ones that for one reason or several others, I cannot stand the idea of destroying.  Please contact me directly if you see something you love and would like to add to your art collection.  Here goes the first one for today … 
Dave with Janet Original Oil Painting 22 x 28 inches by Kelly Borsheim

 "Dave with Janet" AVAILABLE ORIGINAL ART
22" X 28" Oil on Canvas  [framed]
2001 by Kelly Borsheim
[juxtaposed from two different live model painting sessions]
http://www.borsheimarts.com/painting/room04.htm
August 2015 Price:  $400  [plus any Texas sales tax and/or shipping]

     Dave and Janet were/are very well-known and often hired models during many of my formative years in Austin, Texas.  It is likely that every figurative artist in the past 20 years has drawn or painted them at least once.  Dave always likes to push himself, in his running and in his modeling.  He worked to make his poses interesting from many angles.  Even at his older age (from most of my colleagues and me), he designed poses that were difficult to hold.  The pose you see here of Dave is one that I have painted many times, from many angles.  He said he was inspired by Michelangelo.
     Janet is a lovely person.  I have painted her less often, but always enjoyed the experience.  I think that I painted at her session first.  I was in a stage of my artistic journey in which I felt overwhelmed having only three hours with a model and was still doing body parts and using them to find interesting compositions.  I often compose  triangles in my work.
     These two wonderful models, real people and real friends, also posed together for me for the bronze sculpture titled, “I am You.”  They taught me so much during that project!

____
 
Now, here is some more of Dave:
Sky Series Mini Paintings Dave in Michelangelo-inspired poses live model

Sky Series Triptych
EACH painting is 4 x 4 inches - 3 framed together
mixed media on boards
2006 by Kelly Borsheim
http://www.borsheimarts.com/painting.htm

I offer this set of three 4x4 inch original paintings [framed as shown here] to you for only $200 US.  Texas state sales tax (6.75%) may apply.  There is also a $9.50 packaging and shipping fee.

Please contact me for more information.    http://www.borsheimarts.com/contact.htm
Thank you and as always…

Peace,

Kelly
~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor and painter

Exploring Europe Original Painting of Young Couple Traveling



Dear Art Lover,     
     Hmmm, it is August already!  I hope that you received my latest art newsletter.  It contains Part II of the images I wanted to share with you of Genoa, Italy’s amazing sculpture museum (aka, the cemetery).  If you have not seen the images… please check out the page online:


    Other news is that I had a bit of a shock when I returned to Texas recently.  I left far more art here than I realized.  So, in order to help me move once I find a place to live and get back to carving stone, I thought that I would try something new. 
     I would like to offer, for the month of August 2015 only, selected paintings and drawings for about half the price as my going rate these days.  These are older works, but ones that for one reason or several others, I cannot stand the idea of destroying.  Please contact me directly if you see something you love and would like to add to your art collection.  Here goes the first one… 
young couple shares a pizza in front of a fountain Germany


Exploring Europe -- AVAILABLE NOW [original art]
24 x 18 cm [about 9.4 x 7 inches] Oil on wood
copyright 2007 Kelly Borsheim

     This painting was inspired by my trip around parts of Europe in 2006 as I traveled to see exhibitions of Eugene Carriere, my favorite painter.  At this writing, I cannot remember where exactly I was when I saw this young couple enjoying the lazy, care-free life, eating pizza and sitting next to a large water fountain that squirted the water UP. However, I believe that I was in Germany when I saw them.

I finished this painting after I settled into Florence, Italy, in 2007 [hence the board dimensions in centimeters], but now the work is with me in Austin, Texas.

I offer this original painting to you for only $50 US.  Texas state sales tax (6.75%) may apply.  There is also a $9.50 packaging and shipping fee.

Please contact me for more information.
Thank you and as always…

Peace,

Kelly
~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor and painter


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