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Art Exhibit, NSB, FL

art exhibit at the nest new smyrna beach florida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My art exhibit at the Nest was wonderfully exciting with a great turnout by the community.  There was lively entertainment, interesting wines and, of course, art to enjoy and purchase ( several paintings were sold).  I want to thank my friends and supporters for participating in the evening, I couldn’t have done it without you and I sincerely hope you had as much fun as did I.

Art exhibit at Nest NSB

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art exhibit Nest,NSB 2-15-13

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kathryn T Lundberg Painting Exhibition at The Nest, NSB

Painting exhibition, Art and Wine at The Nest, NSB, FL

Painting, Storm coming over Florida wet land, acrylic on canavas

I have exciting news for all my friends and lovers of art, wine and beer; there is a painting exhibition featuring my work in the sweet little beach  town of New Smyrna Beach, FL. My paintings will be exhibited February 15 at the Nest.  http://www.facebook.com/NestNSB?fref=ts . The show opening will coincide with a wine tasting event hosted by the Nest.

The Nest is a wonderful boutique housed in a compound of historic buildings and featuring an eclectic mix of unique new, vintage, collectible and hand crafted home furnishings and décor – and (this is the really fun part) – a lovely collection of wines by the glass and select micro brews. You can sip your wine or beer sitting at the bar nestled in the interior of the shop or take your drink outside to the beautiful courtyard, featuring impressive water and fire features.

I am excited and I’m looking forward to the event.  It should be lots of fun; wine tasting, live entertainment, light hors d’oeuvres and (tooting my own horn here) some beautiful paintings; all in a lovely garden setting.

 

 


It’s Just The Way Some Days Go

I’m on another painting retreat by the ocean; after all, I had a wonderfully creative and productive experience during my earlier retreat.  This time however, has been a bit more frustrating. For my first painting I chose to attempt something a little different, but after a few days of struggling to get it right,  I decided to set it aside – let it percolate in my mind for a while.

pelicans on a dock

Pelicans on a dock, acrylic on canvas board (it’s almost right)

 grabbing a fresh canvas I stared a new painting.

guy netting for bait fish

Netting bait-fish, acrylic on canvas (there will eventually be a net in this guy’s hands)

But once again I find myself struggling with the same ole’ frustrations; scale, perspective, color and composition. I guess that’s just the way some days go, so with a beach towel tucked under my arm and a glass of wine in my hand, I’m off to clear my head and refresh my creativity; an easy task with the ocean just fifty-two steps from the door.

fifty-two steps to the water's edge

Fifty-two steps to the water’s edge

I’ll keep you posted.


Florida Keys Inspired

pelicans on the docks

Recently, hubby and I decided to take a, spur-of-the-moment, drive down to the Florida Keys. It was a couple of days of tropical drinks, relaxation and inspiration. The unique and beautiful relationship between land, light and water  in the keys is truly inspiring.

 florida keys

pelican

Here is  my first attempt to capture the inspiring beauty of the Florida Keys on canvas

wading in the clear waters of the fl keys

Wading In The Clear Waters Of The Florida Keys, acrylic on canvas


It’s In The Frame

reclaimed pecky cypress frame

Using reclaimed pecky cypress, hubby constructed this beautiful frame for my painting of the fishing pier.reclaimed pecky cypress frame


Painting retreat

fishing the pier

For the  past few weeks I have been on a solo painting retreat at the ocean’s edge;  here are the results of my creative efforts.

Storm blowing over Florida wetlands, acrylic on canvas

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Stormy day over Florida wetlands, acrylic on canvas

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Locals fishing off a pier on a Florida river, acrylic on canvas

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Old Florida along the banks of a gulf coast river, acrylic on canvas

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