Thursday, December 1, 2016

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light
First of the Creation Series

An original oil painting
30 inches x 40 inches

Award of Merit
Minnesota Artists Association
Members Juried Show
November 2016

© 2016 Christine Tierney Inc.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Ready for the Recital

Ready for the Recital
Oil, 14x11 inches 

The room where I teach my adult art classes is also used for a number of arts related purposes, and I had wanted to paint this elegant baby grand piano for quite a while. With the onset of the holidays, my studio neighbor hosts annual music recitals, and I couldn't wait to take advantage of the opportunity to paint this beautiful, still model with the north light cascading through the windows. I had an afternoon off. I can now check this off my bucket list. ©2016 Christine Tierney

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My Sweet Indulgence

My Sweet Indulgence
Pastel, 8 x 5.5 inches

OK, so I admit I finished off the ice cream. My favorite flavor, and, well...
Seeing the empty carton sitting on my counter, it struck me as a whimsical subject for a painting. What more can I say?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sailboat on Superior

Sailboat on Superior
Oil, Plein Air, 14 x 11 inches

This was painted during the Grand Marais (Minnesota) Art Colony Plein Air event in September - the skies changed so rapidly it was hard to keep up with their movement! I was drawn to the way the warm light played on the boat, the flag, the buoys, and the dinghy, in contrast to the cold choppy water slapping all around. I hoped that the moored boat would be a captive model for me during my painting session. The stationary lighthouse stands guard in the background.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Yellow Shoppe Under Full Moon

Yellow Shoppe Under Full Moon
Oil, 11 x 6 inches 

This little yellow book shoppe sits nestled between Lake Superior and Highway 61 in Grand Marais, Minnesota. I started this painting during the Grand Marais Art Colony's Plein Air 2016 but never finished it. It only took a short time in studio to put the finishing touches on it.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Super Moon!

November 13, 2016
Painted plein air on Island Lake in Northern Minnesota during the rise of this awesome, rare moon. 
The second painting was done within an hour of the first one.

Super Moon I
Oil, plein air, 6 x 8 inches


Super Moon II
Oil, plein air, 8 x 6 inches


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Marsh at Wild River State Park

Marsh at Wild River State Park (Minnesota)
Oil, 14 x 11 inches, Plein Air

This is my painting, currently on display at the Hopkins Arts Center --
"Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: Celebrating 125 Years of Minnesota State Parks". The show opens Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 with a reception from 6-8pm, and continues through December 3, 2016.