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Monday, January 17, 2022

Loving It-McGilvray Trail

A special place that connected people long ago. 

Love It- McGilvray Trail

The seven bridges trail starts with this one. A quick trip to the trail in the winter but also to venture around the new property next door.

Mc Gilvray Welcome 8x10 oil

The Stephenson Farmstead. All that remains is a remnant of the windmill. I took liberty of creating a painting from some of the photos of the old homestead to thank the Arnesons for their contribution. This one's for you Dave.

Arneson Gift 8x10 oil

While looking at some of my past photos I tried another one with people. It always seems to add to the story. I think I'm prone to capture fisherman. They stand still longer.

Bridge Over Waters 8x10 oil




I love sharing what inspires me,now I want to see your favorite photo.

I'll be choosing one entry for a free 8x10 oil painting unframed inspired by the selected photo, done by yours truly. This is my thanks for joining me on my blog.

I will chose on Valentines Day, Feb. 14 2022 and post to this blog site. Be sure to follow my blog and you'll never miss a posting.

All you need to do is share your favorite photo and tell me why you love it!

Submit just one of your photos (please only submit one photo that you have taken yourself). Include a short description of "Why I love...", include your name and location or details of subject matter. 

Send to cshoreartwork@gmail.com., subject matter "Love It Giveaway".

Please note: Entries may be shared on my blog, just so you know. Deadline is midnight Sunday, February 13, 2022.

I'm excited to see what inspires you. Let me know if you have any questions. Colleen Shore



Sunday, January 16, 2022

Never too late!

A request for another pet commission under the Christmas tree finally made it's way home to Colorado this past week.

Bruce and Grey, two best buddies shown here, took a moment between wrestling to pose for Angela. She wanted to surprise her husband Harry with a portrait for the holidays.

Bruce and Grey 11x14 oil


If you're interested in commissioning a pet portrait or other painting. Here are the details.

Pet Portrait pricing begins at $50 for a 5x7 (unframed)-small but suitable for head shot, $75 for an 8x10 (unframed)- great for a single pet. $115 for an 11x14 (unframed). For each additional pet in the portrait add another $25. Shipping is extra (if needed) and generally runs, $8-$20 dollars in the U.S. depending on the location. These are common sizes allowing you to purchase ready made frames. Keep in mind no glass or matting needed for an oil painting.

Please allow 4-8 weeks to complete.

                  
The process includes the time to confer back and forth plus the time to dry. I work from your photograph, keep in mind photos that show a clear face and eyes, plus represent the colors of fur make for a better portrait. Exotic pets are also welcome. Contact me at cshoreartwork@gmail.com

Friday, January 14, 2022

My Favorite Photo-Love It Giveaway

I love sharing what inspires me,

now I want to see your favorite photo.

I'll be choosing one entry for a free 8x10 oil painting unframed inspired by the selected photo, done by yours truly. This is my thanks for joining me on my blog.

I will chose on Valentines Day, Feb. 14 2022 and post to this blog site. Be sure to follow my blog and you'll never miss a posting.

All you need to do is share your favorite photo and tell me why you love it!

Submit just one of your photos (please only submit one photo that you have taken yourself). Include a short description of "Why I love...", include your name and location or details of subject matter. 

Send to cshoreartwork@gmail.com., subject matter "Love It Giveaway".

Please note: Entries may be shared on my blog, just so you know. Deadline is midnight Sunday, February 13, 2022.

I'm excited to see what inspires you. Let me know if you have any questions. Colleen Shore



Happy Valentines Day 💓💖💕💗💘💞💝 It's only a month away!



Thursday, January 13, 2022

Ice is Nice for Some

After the subzero temperatures gave us a break, we ventured out last Saturday in search of the snowy owls. There were several reportedly spotted from the Lake Onalaska overlook on Brice Prairie.

Disappointed and reluctant  to go back inside right away we made another stop at Mosey landing by Red Pines. Looks like I found a flock of fisherman had set up camp. The frigid days had frozen the lake enough for atv and shacks to start moving in to get the best angle on winter fishing.

Here's my inspired paintings after taking some quick pic's with my camera, returning to a warm studio to reminisce.

Prairie Winter Camp 8x10 oil

Brice Excursion 8x10 oil


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

January Update- New Year New Display

A New Year and another month at River City Gallery, in downtown La Crosse. The response has been very welcoming and I sure appreciate having a gallery that takes the time to help customers and enrich the community. Thanks again Robin Moses and Tarl Kaio and for all their hard work. My original oil paintings on display at the gallery are priced as framed 8x10 at $150, unframed 8x10 $50 and unframed 5x7 at $25 seasonal special.

Be sure to stop by and see them in person. Here's a sneak peak, but remember, even better in  person. I love the gold thread of yellow throughout these paintings on display for January.

I've added some new framed ones too to follow through with a street theme. Most are local with three from a visit to Antigua, Guatemala. Also some beach scenes to warm our souls this winter.

 



Street Ruins 8x10 framed oil

Street Sidewalk 8x10 framed oil

Street Vendor 8x10 framed oil

Coastal Dune Lake 8x10 framed oil

Grayton Beach 8x10 framed oil
Fall Blossoms above La Crescent 8x10 framed oil

Trempealeau Refuge Tree 8x10 framed oil


Street Cafe 8x10 framed oil
Alley Secrets 8x10 framed oil

Brick Alley 8x10 framed oil

Corner on Main 8x10 framed oil

Here are a few scenes that will be displayed on the galleries Winter Wonder wall for January.


Proud Momma 8x10 framed oil
Frost in Apple Valley 8x10 framed oil


Below are 8x10 and 5x7 unframed oil paintings.

La Crosse, WI Areas-Downtown-Marsh-Goose Island

Hazy River Daze 8x10

 

Alley Reflections 8x10
Pearl Street 8x10


Backyard Parking 8x10


Southern Exposure 8x10

Grand Dads Blessing 8x10
Zoo Remnants 8x10 
Launch at Breezy Point 8x10
Riverside Gardens 8x10
Black River Bridge 5x7

St. Kateri 8x10

Memorial 8x10





Onalaska and Brice Prairie, WI

 
Crossing Guard 8x10

In A Haze 8x10 
 

Sunday Market Onalaska 8x10
Overlooking Clouds 8x10

Spillway 8x10
Downtown Landing 8x10

Pining for a Picnic 8x10 

Schilling Stables 8x10

 

Spring Returns 8x10

Trempealeau, WI 

Trempealeau Mountains 8x10
Rolling Clouds 8x10
Butterfly Refuge 8x10
Brady's View Part 2 8x10

Holmen, WI and Mel-Min

 
Ye Old Tree 8x10

Elder Acres Farmstead 8x10

Halfway Creek Park 8x10


Lovely Water Hazard-Drugans 8x10
Halfway Creek Resting Spot 8x10


To the Market 5x7

Wisconsin and Minnesota 
Winding Way 8x10
Together We Stand 8x10

Hope on Fire 8x10
Don't Fence Me Out 8x10

Marinuka Gazebo 8x10

Family Portrait 8x10
Door Keeper 8x10
Kinstone Cabin  8x10 
Pewit's Nest 5x7
Ishnala Beach 8x10
Art Farm 5x7

Gathering of the Falls 8x10

Going to the Loouve 8x10

Walking in Search of Birds 8x10





Washburn Remnants Part 2 8x10
Minnesota Overlook 8x10 

Animals and Birds

Nodding Approval 8x10

Who Me? 8x10

 

Siberian Crane 8x10
Black Crowned Crane 8x10

Nesting 8x10
Mallard Duck 8x10
Sandhills of the South 8x10
Man plans, Goats laugh 8x10

Amazing Goats 8x10

New Best Friends 8x10

Bees, Flowers & More

Vine Ripe 5x7
End of the Reign 5x7
Garlic's Ready 5x7
If the Shoe Doesn't Fit 5x7
The Weight of Limbs 5x7
Tree House 5x7

Peonies Saved from the Storm 8x10

Mandevilla Hot Madness 8x10
Refuge Lily 5x7

People & Gatherings

 

Rollin on the River 8x10

Waiting Moments for the Music to Begin 8x10

Sunny Days 8x10
Strolling Moments with Friends 8x10

Workshop Gatherings 8x10
Patient Moments For A Nibble 8x10

Other Places 

Catching Waves 8x10

Gulf Waves 8x10


Cloud Towers 8x10

  

Hualtico Bay 8x10


Star Search on the Sea Deck 8x10


Swabbed Sporting Deck 8x10

New Mexico Landscape 8x10

Big Bend Settlers Homestead 8x10

Saguaro Park Shelter 8x10

Belize Savanah 8x10

Still Lives

Nice Ice 5x7
Rural Totem 5x7

Number 2 Orange 8x10 



Loving It-McGilvray Trail

A special place that connected people long ago.  Love It- McGilvray Trail The seven bridges trail starts with this one. A quick trip to the ...