My friends and family all know this time of year you'll find me painting Christmas ornaments. I started this when our son was young and it is a tradition now! In 2004, I even had an ornament on the White House Blue room Christmas tree and met the first lady Laura Bush! The next year I had one hanging in the Library of Congress. In 2009, I painted one for the Smithsonian Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery.
Recently, I've partnered with Brittle Bark and created a bird series. All the ornaments are hand painted, dated, numbered and signed. This year marks the 5th in the series! The ruby-throated hummingbird is sure to please. I sold out of the bluebird and the chickadee but have a few golden finches from last year. Hurry before they are gone!
The ornaments are sold at:
Brittle Bark, 33 W. Main Street, Mechanicsburg
Brath & Hughes, 41 W. Main Mechanicsburg (Personalizing 11/30 Sat from 1-3, 12/6 First Friday 5-7pm, 12/8 Sunday 12-5pm)
Art & Soul, West Shore Farmers Market, Lemoyne (Personalizing 12/7 Sat 10-1 )
New 2013 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2012 American Gold Finch (Available at a discount till they are gone)
1st in the series and is an open series. A few available every year!
"Foiled" 10.5"x7.5" watercolor on 140lb Arches paper
I was fortunate enough to be asked to teach a watercolor class at Mechanicsburg Art Center. Had a wonderful time. I think the class challenged me as much as I challenged them. They wanted a lesson on painting tin foil. This is a still life I set up with a tomato, peppers and tin foil. I did not crinkle the tin foil too much. Just trying to make the reflective light interesting.The class did very well with this!
If you would like to purchase this painting e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see more of my paintings visit my website at www.debkreiger.com
"Hungry Day" 6"'x 4"watercolor on Arches 140lb paper Sold!!
This was a scene outside my studio window last year. This poor little squirrel was feasting on the bird feed I put out for him and the birds during a wintery day. As you can see he was just covered with snow! I just love it when I can show case animals in very real situations. Be kind to our little neighbors as winter approaches.
If you would like to purchase this painting, it will is hanging at Brath & Hughes Gallery in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Just finished up this mini painting. This fellow was a frequent visitor this year. Beautiful large bird who commands attention. You can view purchase this painting at the mini show at Brath and Hughes Gallery coming up the month of December!
"The Autumn Dance" 10"x8" watercolor on 140lb arches paper
This is a painting I developed for my watercolor class. I love the depth of the painting and the opportunity to teach so may watercolor techniques in one painting. My inspiration for this painting came from our drive through the National Forest, as we visited northern PA recently. These birch trees really stand out and display their moves against the colorful Autumn background!
To purchase this painting contact me at email@example.com. To see more of my work go to my website,www.debkreiger.com.
Just got back from the opening reception. So excited I received my signature status from the Pa Watercolor Society! My painting "Curious" was accepted into the show. This was extra special since the star of the painting was my dear cat Sunny. So blessed to be able to show my work with some of the top artist in the world! The show is fabulous! The drive was beautiful especially this time of year. The exhibition is open until November 15 at the Crary Art Gallery, 511 Market Street, Warren, PA 16365. Check it out!!!
You can purchase this painting at Gallery@Second, 608 North Second Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Harrisburg Gallery Walk is Sunday September 8th from 11a.m. - 6p.m. My beach art will be on display until October 12th. Catch the essence of summer! Gallery Reception is September 20th 6-9.
I painted this study of a feather found on the beach in preparation for a larger painting. This rendering was from a photograph taken by a dear friend and given to me for this purpose! You can see this and many of my beach paintings at Gallery@Second,608 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, starting September 8th (Harrisburg Gallery Walk) - October 12th. Artist reception is September 20, 6-9pm
Had a really nice day with the Eric and Nancy Olson, friends and family in Port Royal, PA. When I got home all I had to do was add the sunflowers and a few more zinnias. This was a view from the farm looking over to the neighbors farm and these wonderful silos and farm buildings glowing in the sun. There was so many areas to paint I had to make sure I included the zinnias,sunflowers,butterflies and the pond which are a few of many that makes this place magical!
To purchase this painting contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see more of my work go to my website, www.debkreiger.com
Happy to announce this watercolor painting was accepted into The Keystone National: Juried exhibition of works on paper.Opening Reception is September 13th from 6-8pm. at The Art Center School and Galleries, 18 Artcraft Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA. Show runs to October 13th.
This is a painting I did on Monday from Liz's backyard! How lucky she is! It was a peaceful sunny morning along the Conodoquinet. I was glad to be out with my painting friends from Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters. A short thunder storm went thru and cut out painting short, but I had enough done I just had to put in some details when in the studio.
This is my quick draw painting from Camp Hill. I had to do some work on this one when I got home. Just didn't have enough time to finish. I think it turned out pretty nice. This is the front entrance to a house on Walnut Street. I always have to remind myself to simplify! This painting and others will be part of the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters show at the Mechanicsburg Art Center July 12th thru August 2nd.
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I met this fellow while on vacation in South Carolina. They are fascinating creatures. He sat very still and I was able to observe a lot of the details and coloring of this bird. Even though I believe he/she was an older bird it was still very beautiful. Another reason to preserve the wetlands where these birds nest.
This is the first plein air painting I did from Cecelia's neighbors back yard garden. What a nice way to kick off Camp Hill plein air. I was really happy with this one and only had to add a few more lights when I got it home.
This is another painting completed during Camp Hill Plein Air. I had a nice shady spot to listen and see all the wonderful performances of nature. What caught my eye was the wonderful field of flowers blooming in the distance and all the rich colors reflecting off the water.
This is one of the paintings I did while participating in Camp Hill plein air. This was a peaceful place to paint. Very clam and relaxing. I enjoyed my first plein air event, painting along with friends old and new!
This was my first painting of the spring season. I was painting with the
SVPAP from Fort Hunter. I was walking in the park looking for a good
spot to paint and came upon a gentleman who had just taken a morning
walk along the banks of the river. There was a flurry of activity from
the seagulls on the river. He said they were feasting on the newly
hatched may flies. That was the inspiration for this painting!
What a fantastic morning! Painting along the Susquehanna at Fort Hunter with fellow Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters! Working in acrylics today. Thank you everyone for my Birthday wishes. It's been a good day. Another year wiser I suppose.
With a lot of encouragement from my painting friends and family I bravely entered and participated in my first plein air quick draw competition! I was happy I finished with a lovely painting that was purchased.
Happy to say I've been accepted to participate in the 2013 Camp Hill Plein Air Event being held May 14 -19th.
"Honu" Hawaiian green sea turtle, 24"x18" watercolor on 300lb Arches paper
I have only seen a few green turtles in my life but they made a big impact on me. I was fortunate to photograph this green sea turtle basking on a beach on the Big Island in Hawaii. I used my photo references to compose this painting. Doing some more research I found that the Hawaiians call their green sea turtles honu. Hope you enjoy this painting.
In preparation for a larger painting I just finished up this head study of a green sea turtle. The colors are exaggerated but the anatomy is accurate. I just fell in love with her as she was sunning herself on a Hawaiian beach. They are extraordinary creatures but they are endangered. Sea turtles have been on this earth so long they have seen the dinosaurs come and go, but they might not survive the cruel hands of our modern society if things don't change.
This is part of a nature/seashore series I'm working on. I'm at a loss for a title. If anyone can give me some suggestions I'd appreciate it. This was fun to paint and will look great with the deceased crab I painted prior. We all know everything is here for a purpose in this great circle of life.
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Coastal Crustacean 15"x11" Watercolor on 140lb Arches paper
This was a fun little piece to paint. How beautiful a dead blue crab can be is all in the eye of the beholder. I truly believe you have the power to see the beauty and good in all or you don't. Thank goodness my good friend Claire saw the beauty of this one. I painted this from a photograph she had taken from a beach in Cape Cod.
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This is a sweet little painting I did of tiny sparrow hanging out on a rather windy day among the cattails! I had to really look for him because he blends right into the background. I believe this little bird is called a chipping sparrow. He has a wonderful song to sing.
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This is a little miniature painting I did of a wonderful Pennsylvania barn and farm. The bright sunshine shapes and colors are most interesting. I love to honor our farmers by showing the beauty they create in our landscapes. Happy to say this little painting was sold at Brath & Hughes Gallery recently.
Great Horned Owl 11.5"x15.5" watercolor on 140lb Arches Paper
I'm very pleased with this painting. I am studying wildlife art with Jason Tako and he has been very helpful and informative. I used my own photo and composed a nice composition. I just love it when everything comes together. Hope you like him!
"I love You" 11x12 watercolor on Arches 140lb paper
To mark the up and coming holiday I thought it appropriate expand my sand impressions series. Hope you like this. The ( I) is an actual shell I have in my collection, but I can't seem to find it in any of my research books. If any one knows what kind of shell it is let me know. You can view and purchase this painting for your sweetheart at Brath @Hughes Gallery in Mechanicsburg.