Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Friday, October 14, 2011
I wanted to let you know that my art studio will be open tomorrow and Sunday! I will be painting live on a surfboard and canvas, and will have many wonderful new things for sale. I have a line of new cards, which make great gifts. I have new mermaid surfboard prints and glicées, and I will be introducing the giclée of my "Beach Party" that took a full year to complete. It will be available in 25 x 25" size and in 18 x 18" only. My latest completed surfboard, "The Kiss," will be on display and for sale, it is truly amazing to see in person.
Come on down and sample some delicious Kelsey See Canyon Apple wine and appetizers, while you enjoy my latest creations.
Also, I'm holding a raffle to win a large 16x20" print of my latest release, "The Hobie."
Look for the red balloons and signs to 546 First st., in Avila Beach. Open 10 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday.
See you there!
Join me on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colleen-Gnos-Surf-Inspired-Artworks/95689156361?ref=ts
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The finished surfboard is currently at the glasser getting its final gloss polish, but you can see it in person at one of my upcoming events!
October 8 & 9: Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo in Del Mar Faigrounds
Oct. 15-16 & 29-30: Open Studios Tour, 546 first st., Avila Beach, CA
Monday, September 12, 2011
Here I am adding the finishing touches to "The Kiss." Is it a statement on interracial relationships, an example of forbidden love? Or is she luring him to his death? You decide. Pretty soon, you will be able to drink a bottle of Kelsey Wine that this image will adorn, and contemplate it further...
It goes off to the glasser this week, and then I will be able to display her!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Here's an update on the progress of my latest surfboard. I plan to be done by the end of next week, have it photographed, then off to the glasser for the final coat of gloss resin, so it could actually be surfed (don't know anyone who would want to, though).
Friday, August 19, 2011
It's titled "The Kiss," and will eventually be the wine label for a pink bubbly at Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards. This awesome 70's singlefin shape was created and glassed by Greg Webster.
Make sure to swing by Open Studios in October to see the finished product in person!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
After almost a year of work (off and on), here is the finished painting. It is based off of a photo taken by Joe Quigg back in 1949. I was initially attracted to this image because the woman in yellow resembles my mother. When my mother was a teenager, she and her sisters worked on the beach every day, renting surfboards and canvas mats for my Grandfather's surfrider rental stand under the pier in Avila Beach. My mother told me many stories about this era and this painting is my interpretation of these times.
I will have giclées, prints and cards available very soon.