Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Acrylic abstracts, news on Signature Artist ~ Lynne Cunningham

"Places to Come From", acrylic on cradled panel

20" x 16"

May, 2014

"Places to Go", acrylic on panel

16" x 12"

May, 2014

Been very busy, what can I say!  I have a bunch of good news so I'll be posting more frequently in the next several weeks.

The first news is that the painting at top "Places To Come From" has been juried into the 17th Annual International Open Exhibit for the International Society of Acrylic Painters.  I've painted in acrylic for 10 years, finding it to be a wonderfully explorative paint medium.  With this exhibit, I was selected for Signature Artist membership.  Many professional art societies and groups have different levels of membership usually starting with Associate, then Signature Artist member . A very nice honor and recognition to have!

17th Annual ISAP International Open Exhibition
July 31 - August 24, 2014

Paso Robles Art Association
The Showroom Gallery
1130 Pine Street
Paso Robles, CA 93447
(805) 238-5473 

I've been having a little fun with naming paintings in the last couple of years since I've been painting more contemporary / abstracct.  Not having to be so literal with the titles, these two titles make me smile.

Now to just locate the perfect frame - - the eternal quest!

I've updated my website - homepage, In the News, more :

For availability and price on these paintings,  contact me H E R E 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New work on display at Seasons Restaurant, by Lynne Cunningham

"Sea Island, Summer Afternoon", acrylic on paper 
22" x 30"

"Domain of the Frog, version two", acrylic on paper
22" x 30"

Now on display!  New work installed throughout the restaurant:

Seasons Restaurant
101 F St., at F and 1st Streets
Davis, California

the dining area

in the bar  

I hope you get the chance to visit Seasons in the next month or so!  My original artwork has been on display in a solo show for three years at Season Restaurant, with fresh work hung periodically.   The restaurant has a cosmopolitan atmosphere in the dining rooms and on the patio, and inspired seasonal cuisine.  The place for special occasions or for treating yourself to a great casual meal!   In Davis, California.  

All art sales are arranged through me - please contact if you have questions.  H E R E

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"Honokohau", new abstract painting, oil on canvas

"Honokohau", oil on canvas

20" x 24"

available April, 2014

$750.     contact me   H E R E 

not including CA sales tax
or shipping costs

I had fun with this one!  I took the color palette of a special place that's inspired me for years, and painted an abstract painting from the colors.  I love playing with the juxtapositions of color.

Abstractions (for me) pull from the references to real life; and then I play with the ideas.  So abstracts can be personal and meaningful, as a reference to something I've seen or experienced.  OR, they can be based on pure design, with absolutely no inspiration from life experiences.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Abstract painting, "Pink", acrylic on paper

"Pink", acrylic on paper

12" x 16"  

available (unframed)  March, 2014   $275.
contact me   H E R E    for purchase and inquiries

I've been very remiss in posting.  What can I say, I have been wrapped up in an exciting creative project behind the scenes, and I'm now at a point where I can show some artwork.  The artwork is quite varied, NOT in a series however, so my posts for the next month or so will be very all over the place . . .a good variety, I can definitely say that!  

Every winter I usually take on some sort of project that changes me artistically or is a creative challenge in some way, and that's what I've done this past winter . . .this year it's certainly been a more long-term project.  It's been a good creative stretch.  All will be revealed in a month or so!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Another small abstract, "Cool Green Fields, version two"

"Cool Green Fields, version two"

acrylic, acrylic inks on panel   12" x 6"

February, 2014    available unframed

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Another version of a favorite small painting!    Our home is surrounded by agricultural fields and orchards . . .right now the winter wheat planted last fall is turning to an emerald green; the blooming fruit trees are blossoming in that same pink as in the painting above.  And so I have today "Cool Green Fields, version two".  These little acrylic paintings are so much fun to create !  ~ and would give a shot of vibrant color to any wall.  

If you have questions or inquiries or want to purchase, please contact me at the link above.  Shipping  / handling costs within the continental U.S. are $15.00 ~ California residents pay additional sales tax.

"Cool Green Fields" , the first version

Oct. 2013, available unframed

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Valentine's weekend - wonderful Napa

Magnolia x. soulangeana 

Saucer Magnolia

Napa Valley, California  

I've been remiss in posting on the blog  . . . I've been super busy behind the scenes on a project!  One which will come to the light and be revealed in a month or so.  I have to say it's been very enjoyable!!  It's art related and more of a long term project that's stretched me in some good ways.  Like a new exercise that you instantly like - - this is a new project charges me up.

We traveled to Napa on the most beautiful day of the past weekend, Sunday.  I'd earmarked some gardens, and some restaurants to head towards .  The restaurant and hot springs were divine.   Along the way we passed one huge Saucer magnolia tree in front of a Victorian inn - and I got the first of my trophy photos! I've been looking at the little tiny new trees of the same species in my neighborhood, enjoying the blooms and wanting photos . . . and then we happened onto these old 100+ year old trees!!  I'm ecstatic.  Photographed these two trees in 2 different locations.   The two shots below were found in Napa.

The blooms in the topmost photo above were taken in the last of the afternoon's light, in Calistoga.  Where I had a streetscape design / planting project a long time ago, while employed with the State of Calif. as a landscape architect . . .it's always fun to see my Bay Area projects grown in and thriving.  This magnolia was planted 100+ years ago when Main Street was either dirt, gravel or cobble so I take no credit for the beauty of this tree except for admiring it.

For gardeners, landscape architects, artists and anybody, these trees are SPECIAL delights!  Can't wait to paint them in an abstract.

Magnolia x. soulangeana  
Saucer Magnolia

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Woodland series paintings: edited and simplistic, to more detailed

"Woodlands, version two", 11" x 14", acrylic on panel
available   January, 2014

"Woodlands, version one", 12" x 12", acrylic on panel
available   January 2014

"Gold Lakes Summer", 24" x 30" , acrylic on canvas
available    July 2012

Recently I've been trying out techniques in acrylic and the idea of "evocative woodlands paintings" sprang to mind, in which some of the tangle of a woodland or forest setting is left to the imagination, with the colors and shapes that stand out visually are sharply defined, and in more saturated color.

In the more simple pieces of these three paintings at the top of this post, I recalled a technique I used that blurs the background portion of the painting, and I paint to create sharpness and focus, also using brighter color as the eye moves towards the foreground.  In all three of these paintings, I'm going for an evocative feeling!   All three of these paintings are available; please contact me H E R E  for pricing, shipping, etc.  Don't be shy, I do like to receive feedback and comments!  Or leave a comment below.


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