November 30, 2020
By Chelsea Reed
There’s no such thing as too much comfort this holiday season. Trends and technologies come and go… but pastimes of cooking the holiday bird and sipping apple cider are a welcome change of pace for the young and old alike. Today we’ll enjoy some original art pieces inspired by the fall side of the holiday season. Time to sit on the couch with a sweater and get cozy. This blog is all about the comforts of home!
The subtle tones in this etching hearken back to home cooked meals and simpler times. The brighter colors of the fruit bring a nice sense of balance. Note the etchings hanging on the wall in this piece...it’s a fun little detail.
This picture-perfect cardinal may look like a photo, but it is actually a painting! Its feathers are so realistic, you may be tempted to touch them. The branches and leaves are gorgeous, too. The angle is reminiscent of looking outside the backyard from a kitchen window.
The vibrant colors in this waterside scene may remind you of a backyard coastal home in the fall. Diverse colored leaves mingle in a period of transition. The sight is a visual symbol of the changes we experience from one holiday to the next. It’s a lovely reminder that change can be beautiful, and to enjoy the moment while it is here.
Inspired by a soy candle a friend gifted her, Kierce’s piece is a brilliant display of light in oil paintings. You can feel the warmth of the candle just looking at it. Super cozy!
If “Light Touch” showcases light in oil, “Mums and Copper” shows off impressionism in oil at its best. Impressionism’s feathery strokes soften the colors to complete the rustic autumn feel. It’s eye-catching appeal makes it great for the dining room, hallway, living room or home office.
If you grew up on a farm, know a relative who did, or simply like the idea of it, this piece will probably resonate with you. The blissful fall countryside is a classic decor choice for the kitchen, dining room or foyer of any home.
To find more pieces that make you feel cozy, check out Seaside Art Gallery’s collection online. There’s even a wildlife art show right now with furry wolves, baby cougars, and fluffy birds. And because they are paintings, you can admire their coziness without them scaring you… or you scaring them away! Enjoy, and Happy Holidays.
December 17, 2020
Rebecca Latham is in her studio surrounded by the artwork she’s creating. Her favorite household cat is curled up next to her keeping her warm... with a rolling purr. With her paintings in sight, you can feel the knobby pines, the downy swans, and the wiry coat on the fox kit as she brings them to life on canvas.
It is in this setting that Rebecca shares the journey that brought her here.
December 03, 2020
While Bonnie Latham was painting art to get ready for The Wonderful World of Wildlife event that is going on right now at Seaside Art Gallery, we found her in her studio and asked her a few questions about her career as an artist.
Here’s a look at a fun one-to-one chat with Bonnie.