Friday, December 13, 2013

For the sake of Abstract

These pieces were worked up for an exhibition on Abstract Art in Calgary showing at The House Coffee Sanctuary by Emmaus Fine Art Group.

"Flights of Fantasy"
Acrylic paint and varied paper on stretched canvas
 The goal was to complete an abstract that had no bearing on realism, though now matter how hard I worked layering the piece it looks like a bird in flight to me, I guess bird passion seeps into all I do.

"Dancing Circles Under The Sun" framed 9"x11"
Small painting experimenting with Inktense Pencil on recycled paper.

"Joyously Celebrating"
Mixed MediaTextile framed 10"x10"
sketch framed with mat 10"x10"

The image on the left is a mixed media textile piece worked up from the smaller drawing on the right.
Initially I was satisfied when the drawing was completed but then I got to thinking about how much more depth and texture fabrics would lend to the design, so off I went on a stitching frenzy two days before delivery, nothing like a time crunch to spur one on. Enjoy!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sasha, acrylic painting

In a private collection
acrylic on canvas 16x16
This beautiful sweet darling was a pleasure to paint for her people, notice her little buddy?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Monarchs and Swallowtails

 "Prairie Flower Swallowtail"
5x5 inch, acrylic on canvas with sides painted
No longer available

 "Swallowtail on Scarlet Globe Mallow"
5x5 inch, acrylic on canvas with sides painted

 "Joe-Pye Weed Monarch"
5x5 inch, acrylic on canvas with sides painted
No longer available

"New Wings" Monarch
5x5 inch, acrylic on canvas with sides painted
No longer available

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Abstract and Birds, acrylic paintings

"Fluffy underskirts are all the rage these days" Killdeer
acrylic on canvas, 12x12, sides painted

"These legs were made for dancing" Yellow Legs
acrylic on canvas 12x12, sides painted

 "Summers wild sunflowers and Meadowlark"
acrylic on canvas, 8x8, sides painted
Collection S Sargent

 "When you feel like singing the blues" Bluejay
acrylic on canvas 5x5, sides painted
available at

 "White-crowned sparrow amongst the willows"
acrylic on canvas 16x12, sides painted
In a Private collection.

 "Dreams glide on silent wings" Snowy Owl
acrylic on canvas 16x24, sides painted

"Abstract Reflection" Barn Swallow
acrylic on canvas 8x10, sides painted

 "Yellow-bellied Sapsucker"
 acrylic on canvas 12x8, sides painted

"Mourning Dove mourning the loss of the Athabasca"
acrylic, maps, etchings on canvas 16x20, sides painted
Collection S Sargent

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Portrait in pencil with watercolor wash background

A portrait of three beautiful children; my nephews and niece that I completed recently.
Private Collection

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bears and Berries

"At The Edge Of The Forest" NFS
16x20 acrylic on canvas
copyright teresa stieben, all rights reserved

"Berry Delight"
12x12 acrylic on canvas
copyright teresa stieben, all rights reserved
In a Private Collection

Saturday, March 23, 2013

5x5 inch paintings

 Acrylic paintings on 5x5 inch canvas, sides painted.

"Sweet sweet nectar for the price of a song"
Collection M Swain

"When the honeysuckle is heavy on the vine"
No longer available

"Though tiny of feet she wields her sword well"
Collection M Swain

"The art of conversing with nature" SOLD
contact 403-827-0084

"More precious than gold or jewels" SOLD
contact 403-827-0084

 "Singing along with Willie, Waylon and the Boys"
No longer available

 "An artist at heart he viewed the world through Kandinsky circles"
No longer available

 "Midsummers Dreamer"

"A random moment turned the events of the day"
Acrylic on wrapped canvas 5x5 inches
available at