Archive for landscape

The Gloaming — For Sale

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2015 by kellyjcallahan

The Gloaming

Twilight looming over a beautiful grassy hill.

The Gloaming | 2015 | 20″x 20″| acrylic on canvas.
$325.00 | plus shipping
Sides are painted, wired, ready to hang.

Please contact me at kelly [dot] callahan @ gmail [dot] com
If you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Autumn Ombre Painting

Posted in Paintings with tags , , , , , on October 18, 2014 by kellyjcallahan

Lately I’ve been working on some autumn paintings. Autumn Ombre is the first I’m offering for sale. Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas (16×20). Ready to hang, sides are painted, no framing needed. Interested in purchasing? Head over to Daily Paintworks. $325.00 plus shipping.

Autumn Ombre 150dpi

Exploring Art… Oil Painting

Posted in Featured Shops/Artisans, Information and Commentary with tags , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil, usually linseed. Paint can be transferred to the surface (canvas, paper, wood panel, etc.) by using paint brushes, palette knives and rags. Since oil paint dries by oxidation, not evaporation, it remains wet longer than many other types of artists’ materials. This enables artist to change the color, texture or form of the figure. At times, t even remove an entire layer of paint and begin anew. Oil paintings without a drying medium are usually dry to the touch within a span of two weeks. Art conservators do not consider an oil painting completely dry until it is 60 to 80 years old.

Because it takes so long for oil paintings to dry, they should never be framed under glass. Many framers will tell you it is okay to use glass, they are incorrect. Oil paintings, especially if they are varnished, do not need the protection of glass. As with all art, it is best to not hang them in direct sunlight.

Below are some wonderful original oil paintings. As with all of my featured art/artists these are pieces I would purchase for myself or as a gift.


Affordable Original Art… Daily Paintings

Posted in Featured Shops/Artisans, Information and Commentary with tags , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

Another way to go about acquiring affordable art is searching for artists who participate in the Painting A Day movement. This movement was first started by Duane Keiser in 2004, who decided to challenge himself to creating a painting a day. He would paint and then upload to Ebay to sell them. Soon they became wildly popular, and the movement spread. The movement is no longer as strong these days, but there are enough artist creating a painting a day that they can be a good find at an affordable price.

Daily paintings have a tendency to be small, usually 5×7 or smaller. The painting itself might be simple and not overly elaborate. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t have appeal.

There are a couple websites  that consistently have original daily paintings from a variety of artists (Daily Painter Originals, Fresh Paint and Daily Painters). There is some overlap of artists, but still a nice variety. Another choice is to search ebay, Esty, Artfire, and other gallery sites using the key words “daily painting”. Searching google will bring up a gaggle of blogs of daily painters. Of course, like many searches, you will have to sift through to separate the chaff from the wheat.

Below are some wonderful original daily paintings. As with all of my featured art/artists these are pieces I would purchase for myself or as a gift.

  • Poppy by Kathleen McElwaine of Bus Paintings

  • Ultamato by Carolyn Finnell of Bayou Girl Paintings

Original Art for Under $200

Posted in Featured Shops/Artisans with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by kellyjcallahan

The last in a series featuring different artists at a variety of price ranges. The art will be pulled from a variety of online art galleries/stores. My criteria for the featured pieces:

  1. Must be original artwork
  2. Priced at $101.00 to $200.00
  3. The artist must have consistent work in their gallery/portfolio
  4. The piece is something I would consider buying as a gift or for myself.

Please keep in mind that art is subjective… they may not appeal to everyone.

The first group of artwork features seascapes as a theme.

The second group features landscapes as a theme.

The third group features still life/floral as a theme.

The forth group features figures and animals as a theme.

The fifth and final group features abstract and non-representational themes.

Original Art for Under $100

Posted in Featured Shops/Artisans with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2010 by kellyjcallahan

The second post in a series featuring different artists at a variety of price ranges. The art will be pulled from a variety of online art galleries/stores.

My criteria for the featured pieces:

  1. Must be original artwork
  2. Priced at $51.00 to $100.00
  3. The artist must have consistent work in their gallery/portfolio
  4. The piece is something I would consider buying as a gift or for myself.

Please keep in mind that art is subjective… they may not appeal to everyone.

The first group of artwork features seascapes as a theme.


The second group features landscapes as a theme.

The third group features still life as a theme.

The forth group features figures and animals as a theme.


The fifth and final group features abstract and non-representational themes.

Early Morning on the Palouse

Posted in Online Art Gallery, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2009 by kellyjcallahan

My latest painting that I finally finished. It has been sitting on the easel for 4 months. The colors were actually present in the photo. The sun was very low on the horizon over a canola field. The palouse is an area of vast rolling hills and farm land in eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.

This is an 18 x 24, acrylic paint on clayboard. It is finished with medium gel to cut down on the high-gloss sheen of the acrylic. The painting has a matt/pastel look to the finish. You can purchase the painting from Etsy or prints from ImageKind or Artist Rising.

early morning palouse