NLAPW SANTA CLARA BRANCH
PRESENTING: ALL MEDIAS
Dorothy Atkins "MY PRIVATE MOMENTS" Acrylic 12x16 NFS
Note: Received the Most Public Votes
My private moment collections done
when the world is quiet and asleep
I paint in solitude.
Dorothy Atkins "MASK" Acrylic 21x25 $425
I yearn to always paint mask, as they awaken my spirit and let me travel to places of new beginnings and positive energy.
Tracy Beardsley "REMEMBERING" Oil 24x18 on wood panel NFS
I tried to convey the quietness that comes with growing older. And as we age, it seems like those happier memories of better times help to soothe our souls during difficult times, because it reminds us that we are cherished and loved by family and friends.
Carol Brolin "NATIVITY CHURCH" Acrylic 24x28 NFS
I used to attend this historical Nativity church in Menlo Park for years. I painted several pictures of the church and one is hanging in the church parish rectory.
Diana Chan "GIRAFFE" Photography 5x7 PRINT $20
On a tour of Tanzania, we saw this giraffe, chewing leaves from branches while nursing her baby. Giraffes are beautiful, graceful, and coexist with wildebeests, zebras, and worthogs in Tanzania. Pictures are featured in my book "Animal kingdom: Vertebrates" https://asiastore.org/author-page/diana-f-chan/
Diana Chan "SYMBIOTIC" Photography 5x7 Print $20
On a tour of Tanzania elephants were seen with birds hitching rides on their backs. The birds get fed pecking at ticks and insects while the elephants get rid of the pesky itchy insects. Good example of symbiosis, different animal species helping each other. Featured in my book: Animal kingdom: Vertebrates https://asiastore.org/author-page/diana-f-chan/
Barbara Chamberlain "WHALES" mixed media $20
Fun with the pod. it's because i see things that aren't really there. These pieces of driftwood looked like whales and baby whales to me. My favorite thing is beachcombing. Now the beaches are open but the parking lots closed. Our world is being run by people who make up things daily without a gram of common sense. I am always bringing home rocks and pieces of wood thinking I can do something with this.
Barbara Chamberlain "WHO'S THERE" Mixed Media 5x7 $20
I love putting things together. Who's there is a collection of metal found pieces on velvet. It is refound art.
Mary Miller Chiao "THE AQUARIUM" iPhone Photography NFS
My iPhone captured this exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on January 24, 2020. I love the vibrant colors and the sense of peace it gives me.
*Cyra Cowan "EVENING SPLENDER" Giclee 30x24 $340
This scene was created out of my imagination. I feel it represents the power and beauty of the ocean. A 2"wrap around canvas which requires no frame.
*Cyra Cowan "VIGILENT" Giclee 30x24 $340
I tried to portray the dignity and strength of the Lioness. This is a 2"wrap around canvas which requires no frame.
*Patricia Dennis "A LITTLE PAST 5" Photography 11x17 PRINT
Fall is my time of year! This photo was taken at Silver Springs, W.Virginia. We were on an evening walk and I couldn't resist taking an image of the peacefulness of the area. My only regret is that the clock was 7 minutes past the hour and I couldn't title the photo "It's 5'o clock" somewhere. 11x17 Matted Photography print
* Patricia Dennis "GARDEN WALK" Photography FRAMED PRINT 20x24 $175.00 FLASH SALE 15% OFF
I love gardens and this is one of my favorites. I have volunteered at Filoli in Woodside for years and never tire of it. The spray of roses over the gate invites you to enter and experience the beauty. 20x24 framed Print available
Patricia Watkins Dick "ALL LIVES MATTER" Ink 8x10 matted $200
The tears in these young boy's eyes tell the story of the times. I drew this picture in 1978 to show my own young children how social issues affect everyone.
Kay Duffy "ESCAPE TO MY GARDEN" Watercolor/ink 21x27 $450
ESCAPE TO MY GARDEN
Digging and planting
Seeding and sowing
Watering and weeding
Green and growing
WAITING & WATERING
Squash are swelling
Lettuces are leafing
Beans are blooming
Tomatoes are turning
Pumpkins are plumping
BOUNTY WELL EARNED
Cucs are crispy- lettuce are lush,
Tomatoes rosy – ready to toss
Beans are dangling – ready to harvest
Zucchini are super -- ready to pick
FRUIT TREES ARE FRUITING
Peaches are sweet - ready to eat
Berries are black - ready for jam
Apricots are orange ready to can
Pumpkins are plump -ready for pie
MY OH MY ! -- YUMMMM!
Kay Duffy "ADAM AND EVE" Watercolor 14x20 $300
From a statue at Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, CA. The devil snake is hard to see at the back of the statue so I enlarged to the front.
Pat Fisher "STONE FLOWERS" Quartz Necklace $50
A very pale rose quartz necklace for $50.00. The Set with earrings $70. I love color and the feel of different textures. A piece of me is part of each piece and seeing someone love my jewelry bring a smile to its new owner and my heart.
Pat Fisher "TREASURE NECKLACE" Hard/soft metal NFS
I love color and the feel of different textural stones on my skin. Putting these colors and textures together brings me joy and satisfaction.
Karen Franzenburg "POINT ARENA" Photography CANVAS 16x20 $200
I grabbed my camera and went to take a walk down to the ocean. I came upon the Point Arena Lighthouse not far from the town of Point Arena in Northern California. The site of those unusual cliffs got my adrenaline going and this is one of the end results.
Karen Franzenburg "COLORFUL GUITAR" Photography on Acrylic 16x20 NFS
Just as I was about to start a new painting. My guitar caught my eye. From that point on creativity took over and this is the end result.
Lorraine Gabbert "REFLECTIONS'' Multimedia 10''x12' NFS
“Reflections” harmonizes lyrical music with softly rippling waves. The sea speaks the language of my soul.
Lorraine Gabbert "FLIGHT OF FANCY" Multi-media 10"x12" NFS
“Flight of Fancy” my spirit takes wing, rising from the frothy sea to the rolling hills awash in swirling breezes. I try to take time to truly see the natural beauty around me and to breathe.
* Claudia Gray "OCELOT EYES" Acrylic 16x20 $895
This is a painting of an ocelot that I encountered while traveling in Costa Rica. I was struck with how expressive this feline’s eye were.
* Claudia Gray "FRACTURED LIVES" Glass 17.25x12.75 $295
Social distancing the new normal of how people relate to one another is not quite normal nor feels good. This sculpture shows the feelings I had on Mother’s Day, when my older daughter came over to celebrate - however, I couldn’t hug her. I felt split and torn. I wanted to reach out to her (the clear glass reaching up to her). She kept reminding me not to get to close for my own protection (her wisdom is demonstrated with the quartz at the top middle) Together, but apart. It was very painful and sad when she finally left, and felt fractured. This sculpture is representational of the split we are all feeling while social distancing.
Phyliss Gunderson "BREAKING FOG" Oil 22x28 $1200
This painting was inspired one foggy evening as I enjoyed a view from our front porch in Pecos. The view is the pesos river valley with the San de Cristo mountains on the other side.
ShaRon Haugen "ARIZONA" Oil 24x40 $1,400
Arizona. The quiet waters and the peacefulness at this spot made it fun to paint. When I need some time out, I can always take a moment and remember the beauty.
ShaRon Haugen "SKULL" Oil 20x16 $640
I love to paint westerns. To get the boards to look real is a challenge to me. The windows came out just like I wanted. Not everyone wants a skull painting but the work in it is what this painting is about for me.
* Luana Leisure "SILICON VALLEY" Photography 11x14 Framed $150 FLASH SALE 15% OFF of listed price
In the middle of the night I had an idea. I thought it would be fun to take photos of tech signs. My husband drove me all over Silicon Valley so I could get the shots.
Luanna Leisure "PEEKABOO" Photography 5x7 Print NFS
This kitty loved to play and hide in the bushes and pounce at you like he was playing a game. Peek a boo, I see you! www.LuannaLeisureBooks.com
Gail Lockhart "MOUNTAIN WATERFALL" Oil 11x14 NFS
During the shelter in place order i wanted to learn to paint. The Mountain Waterfall oil painting is a product of that learning by watching Bob Ross.
Gail Lockhart "KOALA" Stained Glass 15x15 NFS
The fires in Australia had damaged the koala population. I made this koala to sell and then donate the money to help Australia take care of the koalas. Designing and creating my stained glass pieces brings out a creative side in me. I work at making each piece unique either through color or design.
* Maralyn Miller "UP THE ROAD" Oil 12x18 $975
I was driving along and saw the wonderful shadows cast by the Eucalyptus trees. A perfect scene for a painting.
Tola Minkoff "PEACEFUL PASTURE" Oil Pastel 12x16 NFS
This is my first attempt at an oil pastel.
I loved the solitude of the country side and wanted to capture that feeling.
Tola Minkoff "CROSSING THE STREAM" Oil pastel 12x16 NFS
2nd in a series of oil pastels. I love the serenity of pastures and streams and created the image from my mind.
Elvira Rascov "GEESE IN THE PARK" Watercolor 7x10 NFS
This painting was inspired by a friend's picture of a park here in San Jose. The geese in the foreground are the focal point on this painting and look like they are talking to one another. The use of different greens on the tree gives life to the painting same with the blue water on the lake and the shadows add dimension.
Elvira Rascov "GIRL WITH PIINK UMBRELLA" Gouche 6x9 NFS
This painting was a nice experiment using gouache. I chose this scene of a girl walking with an umbrella just because I wanted to have a bright focal point. The pink umbrella and her black coat are a good combination of colors. I liked painting the background of this painting going from light to dark to give a feeling of distance. This scene represents the first snow in winter time.
Marcia Sivek "WATER HOLE" 20x14 watercolor $200
This watercolor painting was inspired by a photograph I took at the Lewa Conservancy in Kenya. I was amused by the standoff between a mother and baby elephant with a Grevy Zebra. The poor zebra wanted water so badly but had to wait until the elephants were finished. The year we were in Kenya was a year of terrible drought. You can see it in the sunken face of the mother elephant somewhat. Grevy Zebra are a threatened species of zebra, I was lucky to see one.
Marcia Sivek "POPPIES AND LUPINE" Acrylic 20x16 $300
This was my very first acrylic painting in the spring of 2019. I was inspired to paint this from the amazing spring flower bloom going on that year.
* Bonnie Jo Smith "PACIFIC OCEAN DANCING" Textile 38x33 $825
Gazing upon the Pacific ocean
everyday I started anticipating evenings when the sun sparkles on the water, actually the sun seems to literally dance around. For me at that time the world is calm no matter what.
Cotton fabrics Indigo Bath dipped.
Kathryn Tyler "CAROLINA SHELTER" Acrylic 10x12 NFS
I painted this from a picture of a covered bridge that was taken by a friend of mine who is ill. The photo spoke to me as a metaphor of what he has been through. Healthy and happy before this horrible illness. Then, you enter the darkness of the bridge interior. You are fighting it, in pain, frightened and confused. When you are finally through it and cured, you will come out into the sunshine.
Lori Thompson "TREASURED MOMENTS" Oil 18x24 NFS
Lake Tahoe has been my place for love shared by my grandparents, healing through cancer, and inspiration to paint and write.
Lori Thompson "BELLA VISTA" Oil 24x18 NFS
“Bella Vista” Italy looking through the window in my mind painted during the pandemic, a place beyond the ruins.
Jude Tolley "CHEETAH" Pastel 9x11 $80
I am an animal lover, and enjoy doing pet portraits and animal paintings and drawings of all kinds. The cheetah was from a photo taken at the wild animal park in San Diego.
Jude Tolley "ANGEL" Charcoal 11x9 $70
This is a drawing of Angel, one of my students. I was using charcoal because it can depict softness as well as bold strokes, which describe her personality. Charcoal can be used to sculpt the form with light and dark.
Louise Webb "Madonna and Child" Stained glass 30x5 NFS
I was taking an an art class at the senior center and someone gave me a piece of glass. It was close to the Christmas season and I was inspired to create the Madonna and Child. Every Christmas I bring it back out.
Santa Clara County Branch of NLAPW
Voting has ended! Thank you all for participating
Our top 3 public vote winners were Dorothy Atkins, Elvira Rascov and Karen Franzenburg
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