Saturday, May 28, 2016

Abstract Seascape Painting , Beach Art, Coastal Decor,"Rolling In IV" 12"x16"x1.5" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist"Pouring Color Into Your Life" 

 Original abstract seascape painting on 12"x16"x1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas.

 The paint flow continues around the sides for a beautiful finish...see right side bar for example.

 This lovely piece is wired and ready to hang.

 Click HERE for more info.


 Visit http://KimbelyConradFineArt.com to view more of my work Visit

 Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view my SEASCAPES

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203
303.881.2258

Friday, May 27, 2016

Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting, A Sailor's Tale "Red Sky Warning" 40"x30"x1.5" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist" Pouring Color Into Your Life"

 Original Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting on 40"x30"x1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas.

 The paint continues around the sides for a beautiful finish...wired and ready to hang...

 Click HERE for more info.

 Visit http://KimbelyConradFineArt.com to view more of my work Visit

 Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view my SEASCAPES

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203
303.881.2258

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Abstract Seascape Painting "Red Sky Warning III" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life"

 Original abstract seascape painting on 30"x30"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas.

 This GORGEOUS, large piece is wired and ready to hang..

 The paint flow continues around the sides for a beautiful finish.

 Click HERE for more info

 Visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com to view more of my work.

 Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view my SEASCAPES

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203
303.881.2258

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Abstract Seascape,Beach, Ocean Coastal Living Decor "Afternoon Splash III" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad


 Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life"


FRESH OFF THE EASEL....


 Seascape Painting

 30"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas

 Click HERE  for more info.

 Visit http://kimberlyconradfineart.com to view more of my work.

 Visit http://coastallivingart.com to view my SEASCAPES.




We are now at San Fedele in the Chianti Hills.
San Fedele is a monastery dating back to the 12th century.
It was meticulously restored using traditional building methods and original building materials
The beautiful chapel is now used as a workshop/studio space.

The story of how the current owners came to purchase is is quite a love story.
It took 30 designers/architects 7 years to complete the restoration.

It is beyond lovely, and I could stay here for months!!


San Fedele from  the road.

The Gates of San Fedele



My room is the door on the far left!!:)
Beautiful double doors that open to a magnificent view of the tuscan hillside across the square.




The Church....our classroom, where we have spent little time thus far as our schedule had been packed, but rest assured we have collected plenty of inspiration for years to come of painting!!

More later....:)






 Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
 Boarding House Studio Galleries
 220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
 Denver, CO 80203

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Abstract Landscape Painting,Sunset "Blazing Sky Reflected X" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring color Into Your Life" 

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.....

 16"x20"x1.5" Gallery Wrapped Original Painting/Available

 Click HERE for more info.

 Visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com to view more of my work.

 Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view my SEASCAPES

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203
303.881.2258

Monday, May 23, 2016

Contemporary Landscape Art ,Abstract Sunset Painting "Blazing Sky Reflected VIII" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

 Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life"

 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 Original painting on 18"x36"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas.

 This beautiful vibrant paintings is wried and ready to hang. The paint flow continues around the    sides for a beautiful finish, no framing needed.

 Click HERE for purchase info.

 Visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com to view more of my work.

 Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view my SEASCAPE


TODAY IN ITALY......


This is my first chance to blog in 2 days.When a hotel in Italy says they have wifi, it means that at some point you may be able to get online for a few moments, but you probably will not finish what you've started before losing your connection!!

CORTONA is magical.....I could stay here forever if my family would join me.

Today I painted in the Piazza de Republica, the main square, where some of the scenes of the movie Under the Tuscan Sun were shot.

My morning walk took me past Bramasole, the home Frances Mayes purchased and refurbished, which of course, became the book then the movie.


The view from that balcony outside my room here at the beautiful Hotel San Luca in Cortona.


BRAMASOLE


Piazza de Republica


Our little spot we perched and painted from at the Piazza de Republica
We toured churches today and saw the oldest buildings in the city built in the early 1200's.
I probably photographed 30 doorways today that will some how become abstract paintings, or find their way into some form of mixed media.

Time to change for dinner....more tomorrow!!





Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

303.881.2258

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Contemporary Landscape Art ,Abstract Sunset Painting "Blazing Sky Reflected VII" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad


 Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life"

 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 Original painting on 18"x36"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas.

 This beautiful vibrant paintings is wried and ready to hang. The paint flow continues around the    sides for a beautiful finish, no framing needed.

 Click HERE for purchase info.

 Visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com to view more of my work.

 Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view my SEASCAPES


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203
303.881.2258

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Abstract Seascape,Coastal Living Decor,Beach Art "Beautiful Storm IV" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad




 24"x36"x1.25" Gallery Wrapped Canvas

 Click HERE  for more info.

 Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view more of my seascapes.

 Visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com to view more of my work.



Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203
303.881.2258

Friday, May 20, 2016

Abstract Seascape Painting "Tropical Wave III" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad






Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life"

 Original abstract seascape painting on 36"x18"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas.

 This GORGEOUS, piece is wired and ready to hang..

 The paint flow continues around the sides for a beautiful finish.

 Click HERE for more info

 Visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com to view more of my work.

 Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view my SEASCAPES



Visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com



Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Governer's Park)
Denver, CO 80203

Our first day in Florence was wonderful.....with the exception of the international phone plan I PAID for before I left is not working and cannot be activated. The phone # they texted me to call with my error code cannot be called from Italy!!!




We are all snuggled into our rooms at Hotel Boccaccio......





My little room is  the size of the servants quarters in the old days......about the size of my laundry room at home, but it is cozy and quaint and quite sweet.



My first Italian cappuccino.....




The  ceiling of our little coffee shop.......



A quick visit to the Il Duomo di Firenze, before it started pouring rain....tomorrow we will go back for a slow stroll. Time to tuck into bed with a journal and some watercolors!!:)


A Thought for Today.....
We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.
Unknown














Thursday, May 19, 2016

Contemporary Beach Art, Abstract Seascape Painting, Coastal Art "Days of Summer VI" by International Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life"

Original Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting 

Original 30"x48x1.0"" Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting

This painting is available at Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery in Denver, or online
HERE

Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view more of my seascapes.

Visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com



Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Governer's Park)
Denver, CO 80203

Well, we are here in beautiful Florence, the trip was wonderful!!
The 3 hour security lines the news warned of was only 20 minutes for us, so we were through security with 3 hours to spare.
So.....lunch at the Chop House with Joan Fullerton and Judith Babcock.
















Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Abstract Seascape,Coastal Living Decor,Beach Art "Beautiful Storm -Study 5" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

 Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life"


 Original abstract seascape painting.

 8"x10" Acrylic on 140 lb Archival Paper

 These small paintings on paper are color studies for my large paintings on canvas.

 They frame beautifully in a standard sized 8x10 frame, or may be matted and framed to a larger size.

 $85.00/Free Shipping

 Click HERE  to purchase.

 Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view more of my seascapes.

 Visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com to view more of my work.


ITALY BOUND TODAY.........!!!!!!! STAY TUNED.....


A Thought for Today.......

If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.

Unknown




Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Governer's Park)
Denver, CO 80203


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Abstract Seascape,Coastal Living Decor,Beach Art "Beautiful Storm V" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad





 Original abstract seascape painting.

 24"x36"x1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas

This painting is part of the Beautiful Storm Series

 Fine Art Reproductions are available HERE

 Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view more of my seascapes.

 Visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com to view more of my work.









YIKES....tomorrow I leave for Italy!!!!
I know, I know....I sound like a kid waiting for Christmas, and most of you have already been to Italy....probably multiple times....but remember how excited you were the first time??

A Thought for Today.....

A mind that is stretched by a new experience, can never go back to it's old dimensions!!

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.




Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Governer's Park)
Denver, CO 80203


Monday, May 16, 2016

Abstract Seascape,Coastal Living Decor,Beach Art "Beautiful Storm -Study 3" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad


 Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life"


 Original abstract seascape painting.

 8"x10" Acrylic on 140 lb Archival Paper

 These small paintings on paper are color studies for my large paintings on canvas.

 They frame beautifully in a standard sized 8x10 frame, or may be matted and framed to a larger size.

 See the photo below, an example of an 8x10 seascape framed into an 18"x18" square frame for a  much larger presentation.

 $85.00/Free Shipping

 Click HERE  to purchase.

 Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view more of my seascapes.

 Visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com to view more of my work.




TWO days until ITALY!!!!! I am packed, almost finished with last minute chores in the house, 
and planning to PAINT with actual brushes and palette knife today, to get back in the swing of that since I have been mostly Pouring...........................

A Thought for Today.....

I'm on the hunt for who I've not yet become.

Unknown

I love this, and I love that every day we get a chance to reinvent any part of ourselves or our loves that we are not pleased with. I am personally fascinated with reinvention!!



Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Governer's Park)
Denver, CO 80203


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Contemporary Seascape, Abstract Seascape Painting "Stormy Days of Summer" by International Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad





 Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life"


FRESH OFF THE EASEL....


  POURED acrylic on 60"x48"x1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas

  This beautiful painting is wired and ready to hang.

  The paint flow continues around the sides for a beautiful finish as shown above.

  Email Kimberly at kkconrad2@aol.com for purchase info.

  Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view more of my seascapes.

  Visit http://kimberlyconradfineart.com to view more of my work

 A Thought For Today....

 STORMS DON'T LAST FOREVER!!:)



Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Governer's Park)
Denver, CO 80203


303.881.2258

Friday, May 13, 2016

Contemporary Abstract Seascape Art Painting, Coastal Art,Coastal Decor "In Motion II" by International Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life" 

 "In Motion II" ( Beautiful Stom Collection)

 Abstract seascape painting on 24"x30"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas.

 This painting is currently hanging in my Denver gallery and is available

 Click HERE for more info.

 Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view more of my seascapes.

  Visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com to view other Kimberly Conrad paintings.



FIVE DAYS TO ITALY AND COUNTING.....


And...I cannot see my kitchen counter......




But I finally have time to think.... long enough to get EXCITED!!!!!






A Thought for Today......

 EVERYTHING you want is on the other side of fear!!

Jack Canfield


  Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
 Boarding House Studio Galleries/Second Story
 220 East 7th Ave (Governer's Park)
 Denver, CO 80203
 303.881.2258

Monday, May 9, 2016

Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting,Coastal Art "Speak Softly to Me" by International Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your life"


FRESH OFF THE EASEL.....



 20"x16"x1.5"" Acrylic on Canvas

 Click HERE  for  more info.

 Visit http://kimberlyconradfineart.com to view more of my work.

 Visit http://coastallivingart.com to view my SEASCAPES.

A Thought For Today.....

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.

Alexander K Trenfor








 Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
 Boarding House Studio Galleries
 220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
 Denver, CO 80203

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Abstract Seascape Painting,Coastal Art,Beach "The Sea Cried Out V" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad





 FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

 Original 36"x36"x1.5"Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

 Click HERE for more info.

 Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view more of my seascapes.

 Visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com to view other Kimberly Conrad paintings.

A Thought for Today......


If somebody offers you an amazing OPPORTUNITY,
but you are not sure you can do it, SAY YES then learn how to do it later.


Richard Branson


  Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
 Boarding House Studio Galleries
 220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
 Denver, CO 80203
 303.881.2258

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Abstract Seascape,Beach, Ocean Coastal Living Decor "The Sea Cried Out VI" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life"





 Seascape Painting

 48"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

 Click HERE  for  more info.

 Visit http://kimberlyconradfineart.com to view more of my work.

 Visit http://coastallivingart.com to view my SEASCAPES.


11 days to Italy and counting....I have still,done NOTHING, I repeat NOTHING to prepare for my trip. Still working ahead at my jobs and doing homework.......UGH

Everyone keeps asking "are you so excited?"  Hoping to finish up work for May by Monday- and then have a week to get excited and prepare:):)

I am so blessed though, that I have a job where I can work ahead!!

A Thought for Today....

"A Real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided"


Tony Robbins


 Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
 Boarding House Studio Galleries
 220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
 Denver, CO 80203

Friday, May 6, 2016

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Sunset,Wall Art Painting "Sky In Motion X" Winds Grow Strong Series by International Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad














24"x36"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available
Click HERE for more info.

View more of my work at http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com



Oh my Goodness.... I can Hardly Believe it's May!!!!



Another month and we will be halfway through 2016!! I was recently reviewing the goals I had set for this year. Some of them I have already achieved and others I have not given a moment's thought to since writing them in my journal last December.

Fortunately spring is yet again a time that we consider one of fresh starts. I used to think that was odd, it's like New Year's all over again with everyone talking new beginnings and goals. What I realize now is that about halfway through the year we all need a kick in the pants as the motivation and discipline has likely begun to wane.

For many, Spring also brings excitement about summer travels. A change of scenery is therapeutic for every soul, but I believe it is essential for artists and creatives. Often our work is solitary-and the walls can close in and our view of the world can shrink. Travel expands our hearts and minds and reignites every one of our senses.

Many of you have traveled to beautiful places in recent years and I have been so thrilled to follow your journey online, living vicariously through you!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

I'm getting ready to take a 12 day painting trip to Italy. This is a trip I have dreamed of for 20 years. I am so excited and will be blogging while I'm gone, sharing my trip with you.

I realize that not everybody can take a trip out of the country or even out of the state but an effective change of scenery can be as small as a different room in your home. Along with my hectic work schedule I am going to school right now and I recently spent about two weeks of 14 hour days at my desk. I literally thought I was going to go crazy and could not take another moment.

Knowing myself well, and how important atmosphere and surroundings are to me, about 10 days in I decided to work in my dining room instead of my home office. I turned my chandelier up as bright as it would go, placed myself in a chair facing my candlelit buffet with all of my beautiful trinkets and my beloved art collection. And of course, put on some Italian music!!

My entire frame of mind shifted-I kid you not!
Life does not have to be mundane even if it is basically the same.
Be cognizant of the tiny little changes that can cause a great mind shift.

What works for you?

 I would love for you to share in comments what helps you to have a positive mindshift.

 fino alla prossima volta! (until next time)

Thought for today....

 KNOW THYSELF!!



Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

303.881.2258

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Abstract Seascape Painting "Stormy Days of Summer III" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad






 Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life"

 Original abstract seascape painting on 28"x45"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas.

 This GORGEOUS, piece is wired and ready to hang..

 The paint flow continues around the sides for a beautiful finish.

 Click HERE for more info

 Visit http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com to view more of my work.

 Visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com to view my SEASCAPES



 Thought for Today....

People often say Motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily. 


Zig Ziglar












Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

303.881.2258

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Abstract Landscape,Sunset Art Painting "Reflections of a Pink Sky" by Colorado Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad with Juliana Adams





 Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life"

 24"x36"x1.0" Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

 This painting is wired and ready to hang.

 Click Here for more info.

 Visit http://KimberlyConradfineArt.com

 To view my latest SEASCAPES, visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com



 I am thrilled to be introducing you today to Juliana Adams.



Juliana is a collector of my work, but more importantly, she is a veteran in the nursing field (50 years) and has just released her passionate, powerful new book,

"The Joy of Nursing, Reclaiming Our Nobility"





My tiny little part in this project in addition to moral support over a few long lunches, is that Juliana chose one of my paintings for the cover of her book and documentary. 


 From the press release:

The Joy of Nursing has the power to reinvigorate each individual nurse’s discovery into choosing to be the nurse they need to be. This discovery supports the evolution of what is needed by the profession to meet the exciting opportunities open to all nurses at this time in history!

Drawing upon her own experiences in academic, leadership and hands-on practice, Juliana has “walked the walk.” Be inspired and enriched by her journey … and yours.

Read more about Juliana and this wonderful project at 
http://julianaadamsinc.com

Juliana's book speaks to the deepest part of your heart, whether you are a nurse, nurse in training, doctor, or have at any time been a patient, which I believe is the case for most of the population.

Last night was the official launch party, and today, you can purchase this book on Amazon, or through Juliana personally HERE




Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203