Patricia has been dabbling with some new ideas in the realm of landscape painting. New for her, that is, as wildlife has been her subject of choice for the past two years. A life-long love of Architecture and interest in design and geometric shapes has recently lead to some experimentation with angles, planes and color, as can be seen in one of her recent new watercolor paintings titled “Vantage Point.”
“Bright Horizons,” another new watercolor by Baldwin, is also on display at the Independent Artists Gallery. Though not as geometric as the stark fields and sky depicted in “Vantage Point,” it is clearly inspired by nature’s lines and vast open spaces. A seascape, it’s a dream-like snippet of a place we’d all like to visit, if not inhabit.
Stop by the gallery to view these and other works by Baldwin, including several new mixed media art-transfer-on-ceramic-tile pieces. Pictured here is “Each New Day is a Miracle.” Charming, rustic and, oh so “Santa Fe,” this small mixed media piece is an example of yet another avenue the artist plans to explore in the coming months.
A new photograph by Jim Tape. This is Goldie. She is a Panoramic Print, 25x 8.5 inches, on fine art paper using pigment inks. She’s lovely.
A great abstract by Ruth and a departure from her usual style of landscapes. Ruth’s landscapes are wonderful, especially her use of yellow.
Ginny has been to Bandelier many times, but never saw this petroglyph of a sun way up high until recently. Don’t know how the artist got there — maybe from the top? Ginny took a photograph so that she could try to capture the feeling of the rocks against the sky with the single petroglyph.
A new watercolor by Linda entitled Amy’s Mountain Columbine.
The Independent Artists Gallery Co-op is open for business as usual. We have said a fond farewell to Fourth World Cottage Industries who closed their West San Francisco store in early January. The co-op gallery is the place to go for your Valentine cards and gifts. We have wonderful photographs, paintings and jewelry to please your loved one. Stop by and visit us on your next trip to the downtown area.
A new painting by Carol Taschek. She has used two mediums in this work — water color and pastels. A great New Mexico scene.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Independent Artists Gallery. May 2014 bring you health and happiness.
The Independent Artists Gallery is celebrating December with a wide selection of Affordable Art. The Gallery is the perfect place to complete your Christmas shopping — either for gifts or for that fabulous piece of art for your home. It’s worth the walk upstairs (only 27 steps — a great cardio workout) to see the wonderful art (and great prices). Visit The Independent Artists Gallery on your trip to the plaza — you will be surprised at the great selection and affordable prices.
Lally dedicated this pastel painting to the 19 Granite Mountain firefightrs from Prescott, Arizona, who helped contain the Thompson Ridge fire before they went to their last posting in Yarnell. The painting is entitled Valles Wildfire.
In his latest work, Baldwin has explored new horizons, colors and techniques, resulting in an exciting display of expressive landscapes, some bordering on abstraction.