Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Candy Sprinkle Spotted Seals on Glacier!

Finally.......Candy Sprinkle Spotted Seals on Glacier completed.......on a gallery wrap 18 x 36 canvas.
This is my first drip painting in awhile......I like the icy cobalt blue effect.....may try this on another painting.

Also a closeup of one of the seals.....shows the candy sprinkle spots!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Blog Review & Free Giveaway!

I received a wonderful blog review on a popular Mom Blog, Kindred Spirit Mommy and am doing a giveaway of (guess what) my most popular Jelly Bean Giraffes on Pineapple.

See the blog review and information on the giveaway at: http://kindredspiritmommy.com/clara-nilles-colorful-animals-print-giveaway/

Follow the directions on the blog review to enter for the giveaway!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Chocolate Mint Owls on Pink Sherbet

Chocolate Mint Owls on Pink Sherbet.....completed w thick gallery wrap canvas w pink wrap-around.  Owls have tinges of cranberry, raspberry, lemon, mint chips..... with a pink sherbet background......obviously I had ice cream in mind when painting this!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Moody Blue Ring Octopi on Indigo

Completed commissioned painting......whew....this was quite a bit of work!

I'm pleased w the results.......using complementary color scheme really worked for these guys, making them almost glow and pop off the canvas.  The actual painting is even brighter than the pic.  Once I varnish it will be even brighter!

THANK YOU Kristyn and Ian!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Thank you!!

A big thank you to all the buyers that came out to First Sunday to have me sign their originals!   What a pleasure to meet every one of you!  And thank you to Jennifer and Toby who bought an original!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Archival Arts Impressions: Surtex Art Licensing Show Review

Archival Arts Impressions: Surtex Art Licensing Show Review: "This week Archival Arts is very pleased to feature artist and guest blogger Clara Nilles who often visits our shop with her colorful acry..."


I am going to be in Annapolis, MD for FIRST SUNDAY ART WALK at Artfx Gallery tomm, June 5th.. Will be selling and signing prints in front of the gallery.   My latest paintings will also be available.

There will also be a lemonade stand!  I'm going to sneak shots of Vodka in for my favorite clients!

See you there!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mardi Gras Octopus on Seagrass

Finally finished.....Mardi Gras Octopus on Seagrass.
I didn't intend it ...but he has all the colors of Mardi Gras and he seems to be glowing........

I am starting to like these long format canvases.......can create nice offset compositions.....worked well for the octopus.....or multiple lineup of individuals which I like to paint.  This one is a long and narrow 15 x 40, not too large to be unwieldy.