Archive for December, 2011

“Snow White” Oil – Nanci Fulmek

Posted in Still Life, Weekly/ Daily Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2011 by Nanci Fulmek

“Snow White”

4×4
Oil on gessoboard

SOLD
After my brothers wedding which was decorated in a fall theme. I asked if I could paint the left over gourds.  Here is the cutest one!

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Merry Christmas from Santa and Nanci Fulmek!

Posted in Holiday Message, Santa Claus on December 25, 2011 by Nanci Fulmek

Merry Christmas everyone!

Santa and I say thank you again for a very good year!!!!!

Grandma Agnes – Portrait at 100 years old – oil on canvas

Posted in Personal, Portraits with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2011 by Nanci Fulmek

“Grandma Agnes: Portrait at 100 years old”

21×26
Oil on Canvas

Collection of the Artist

Well, this is a hard one.  On my grandmothers 99th birthday I asked her if she would sit for me for a portrait.  Really, I just wanted to spend some time with her, the painting was a bonus.  Just about every thursday morning, I went to visit her and paint.  After a few months, she said to me.  “Nanci, is is common for people my age to get their portrait painted?” I never laughed so hard.  How do I answer that? Do I say that people don’t normally live as long as you do, or the fact that not many people have their portrait as it is…. hmmm… so I said “Grandma, I am pretty sure, in all of history, very few people have ever had their portrait painted at your age.”   She was so surprised and honored.  I will never forget that one!

A couple of months before her 100th birthday, she became very tired and no longer wanted to sit for me.  I HAD to have this finished in time for her big birthday party! So I took a few photos and stayed up night and day in my studio to finish just in time.  Since I switched to photos, I can not see as much as you can when you paint from life.  So I got it presentable for the party, and needed just one more day to finish the details. 

The 100th birthday party came, and she was so excited!  Sadly, the day after her 100th birthday she passed away.

😥

So here is my unfinished portrait of my Grandma Agnes at 100 years.

To end on a happy note, this painting was excepted into the MN State Fair this last summer! What an honor! I just wish Grandma could have seen it there.

Merry Chirstmas Grandma! I miss you!

Picasso and Coco: Cat Portraits in oil

Posted in Animals, Pet Portraits, Portraits with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2011 by Nanci Fulmek

“Picasso and Coco”

11×17
Oil on Canvas

SOLD

Cats. With my allergies, who would have ever thought I would paint cats?  Well, here is the first one!

A surprise christmas gift!  Normally I like to spend time with the animal, but all I could work off of was a snapshot from a cell phone camera.  Glad I made it work!  feww!  Now just waiting for the gift to be given!

Meet Santa and Nanci Fri Dec 16th 4-8pm

Posted in Art Show, Holiday Message, Santa Claus with tags , , , on December 12, 2011 by Nanci Fulmek

“Caramel Apple Gourd?” Oil – Nanci Fulmek

Posted in Still Life, Weekly/ Daily Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2011 by Nanci Fulmek

“Caramel Apple Gourd?”

6×6
Oil on Gessoboard

SOLD

After my brothers wedding which was decorated in a fall theme. I asked if I could paint the left over gourds.  Here is the second one!
I have never seen a gourd like this, but doesn’t it look more like a caramel apple???

“Red” Oil on Canvas – Nanci Fulmek

Posted in * For Sale *, Animals, Equine, Weekly/ Daily Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2011 by Nanci Fulmek

“Red”

9×12
Oil on Canvas

$250

Took up the challenge of painting a horse all in one sitting with only one brush. A large size 8!  Very fun, and challenging to try to stop my cravings for smaller brushes and more detail.