Friday, December 30, 2011

An Art show preview...

"Meditation" oil-pastel 11 x 14


Just a brief 'heads-up': I will be showing my works coming up in January.  


Once the information is finalized, I will post time/place.


More information next week.


Happy New Year, and God Bless!


Alice E (Lisa) Guinther.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011





Wishing all a Merry Christmas,
and God's blessing on your New Year.


Alice E. (Lisa) Guinther
















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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Shadow #1" watercolor 11 x 15

Shadow # 1
This is a watercolor illustration for Holly Ordway's sonnet Shadow # 1.

You can read her words here:http://www.hieropraxis.com/2011/10/two-sonnets-about-shadows-and-light/


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Still, a Snowy Afternoon: Sunflowers!

Sunflowers 11x14

OK, I'm feeling less snowed in!  You know, it is amazing how well things go once someone prays for you.
Thank you Dorle for praying! I'm over the "grumps."


Thinking of Summer on a Snowy Day: Water Lilies


Water Lilies 8 x 12"

This is a great way to think "warm" when there is a foot and a half of snow outside!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Lament" Oil on Canvas 24 x 48


Lament
Oil on Canvas 24 x 48


Monday, September 5, 2011

"Will Anyone Take My Hand" watercolor and ink on paper

"Will Anyone Take My Hand"
Watercolor and ink on paper 11 x 13

Thursday, September 1, 2011

"Refining" oil pastel

I'm calling this one "Refining" after the tough day I had today.  This is an oil pastel 11 x 14.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

"Two Edged Sword" 11 x 14 oil pastel


A new pastel I have titled "Two Edged Sword". 

 I was thinking about Hebrews 4:12
while drawing, so that's where the name came from.



As you can see, my cat enjoys art with his meals!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Jazz and Pastels

 Here are a couple of pastels I drew while listening to Mago Herrera at Dazzle.



There is just something wonderful that happens while listening to live jazz.  I just let the sounds inspire the colors and shapes.


If anyone is interested, I can offer these for sale.  Because they are oil-pastels, I will have to mat and frame these under glass.


Both pieces are 11 x 15.

Monday, July 4, 2011

"Orchids" and "Stained Glass Glow" oil pastel on paper, each 11x15

 Here I am experimenting with some oil pastels.  I enjoy blending and playing with the colors.  Let me know what you think of these efforts.  If I'm not writing, I love playing with colors in different ways.  Oil pastels are "faster" to work with, and not as much mess to clean up when you are done.  But I still get to express my creativity.

"Orchids"
 
"Stained Glass Glow"




Monday, June 20, 2011

"Hope" oil on canvase 24 x 48


Here is a new painting I just finished.  I have entitled it "Hope".  I would like to offer this for sale for $300. Anyone interested should contact me via email. Shipping is extra.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

"'Kinda Blue' Hydrangas" Oil on canvas 18 x 24


The scripture is Psalm 84:11. I was listening mostly to Miles Davis while painting...hence the name.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Desert Sunset" 30 X 40 oil on canvas





I was inspired to paint this while enjoying a beautiful desert sunset and challenge "Lisa, why don't you try to paint that?"

So I did...

To anyone who enjoys spectacular sunsets...my question is,"How close did I get to the real thing?"

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Art Show Pictures



Here are some shots from the art show last Wedensday.












This is my friend Gayle Gunderson, who runs Colorado Christian University's library.













This is one of my brand new paintings "The New Song" as shown in the library. Many thanks to my friends who stopped in, and a big thank you to the wonderful students who stopped in and visited. I hope to see some other student art soon!

"Lillies of the Field" Oil on canvas with gold leaf 18 X 24




The text here is of course Matthew 6:29.

This work can be viewed at Colorado Christian University's Library.

"The New Song" Oil on canvas with gold leaf 30 X 40




The text is Revelation 5:9(b)...And you purchased with your blood people from every tribe and language and nation.

This work can be viewed at Colorado Christian Universty's library.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Invitation: Art Show


I would like to give you all an open ivitation to my first show. The opening is April 13, 2011 in the library of Colorado Christian University's Lakewood Campus...Alameda near Garrison...you are closer to the library's parking if you turn off of Alameda, North on Garrison and turn right at the sign.

The reception is 11AM-1PM and 4PM-7PM.

All my paintings will hang through Memorial Day weekend and can be viewed during normal library hours.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

"Jerusalem" Collage and acrylic 24 x 48

I am trying something new for the New Year...a collage done with acrylics. A friend brought me back a poster of Jerusalem from her trip to Israel. When I couldn't find a frame the right size, I glued it to a canvas, and my imagination took off from there.