Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"The Key to Me" Oil Paintings by Paula Peacock

'The Key to Me'
Oil on Linen
16" x 20"
by Paula Peacock
The inner pear shows an attempt to discard the outer dark cloak of constant depression (the outer layer) which serves as a hardened armor and a disguise to fool, not only myself, but others as well.  The inner pear tries to emerge completely out, to be what she once was, but continues holding on to her protective tough skin not quite ready to bravely step out and be happy without feeling guilt.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Oil paintings by Paula Peacock

'In My Dream I Burst '
Oil on Linen
16" x 20"
by Paula Peacock

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What is it about bubbles? They are amazing. They grab our attention. And if you look closely, they are beautifully colorful as the oily soap swirls around their surface, reflecting the color spectrum and their environment back to the observer. Though they are made from the same substance, each are different in their own way. A bubbles’ time spent awing us is brief. 
We are amazing, colorful, reflecting the culture we are raised in. We are the same, we are different. We are here for only a moment.
Bubbles are indicative of the brevity of life. The thorns represent our environment and what is todays’ society, and reflect the tricky journey of stops and starts, of ups and downs, of left turns and right turns during our very short lives. The ribbons are window dressing, eye candy, a disguise luring us into making that wrong turn in the journey. Most of us are successful in that trip, but some get tangled up, bursting before their time. In Memory of Christopher Peacock

Thursday, September 8, 2016

"THE NARCISSISTS MIRROR" Oil Paintings by Paula Peacock


The Narcissists' Mirror

28" x  34"
Oil on Canvas
by Paula Peacock

A wilted and almost dried up daffodil (scientific name narcissus) gazes into a tri-folding mirror and sees only himself as beautiful and all else (the purple tulip) surrounding him as not as perfect, beautiful or as delightful as he sees himself to be. When in reality, it is he who is ugly on the inside and outside because of his conceit. The dragonfly represents self delusion and the bubbles allude to the brevity of life.


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"THE NARCISSISTS MIRROR" Oil Paintings by Paula Peacock


The Narcissists' Mirror

28" x  34"
Oil on Canvas
by Paula Peacock

A wilted and almost dried up daffodil (scientific name narcissus) gazes into a tri-folding mirror and sees only himself as beautiful and all else (the purple tulip) surrounding him as not as perfect, beautiful or as delightful as he sees himself to be. When in reality, it is he who is ugly on the inside and outside because of his conceit. The dragonfly represents self delusion and the bubbles allude to the brevity of life.


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Saturday, September 3, 2016

'ORANGE SUNRISE', Oil Painting by Paula Peacock


'Orange Sunrise'

Oil on Wood 
(cut in arched shape)
17.5" x 9.5"
by Paula Peacock

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

'All the Kings' Horses....' Contemporary Realism by Paula Peacock


All the Kings' Horses...12" x 16", Oil on Canvas
If you have questions regarding this painting please email me at paulapeacock@rocketmail.com

I've been thinking about doing this painting for years. I've had a fascination of nursery rhyme origins for quite some time. This painting is about the nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty. The following information is an excerpt from rhymes.org.uk;

"Humpty Dumpty was a term used in fifteenth century England describing someone who was obese. Humpty Dumpty was in fact believed to be a large cannon! It was used during the English Civil War ( 1642 - 1649).

A huge cannon, called Humpty Dumpty, was placed on the wall next to St Mary's Church. The historical events detailing the siege of Colchester are well documented - references to the cannon ( Humpty Dumpty) are as follows:
*St Mary's Church is fortified and a large cannon is placed on the roof which was fired by ‘One-Eyed Jack Thompson'
*July 14th / July 15th 1648 - The Royalist fort within the walls at St Mary's church is blown to pieces and their main cannon battery ( Humpty Dumpty) is destroyed.
*The Royalists lay down their arms, open the gates of Colchester and surrender to the Parliamentarians.

A shot from a Parliamentary cannon succeeded in damaging the wall beneath Humpty Dumpty which caused the cannon to tumble to the ground. The Royalists, or Cavaliers, 'all the King's men' attempted to raise Humpty Dumpty on to another part of the wall. However, because the cannon , or Humpty Dumpty, was so heavy ' All the King's horses and all the King's men couldn't put Humpty together again!' "

Could this painting refer to our present US government?

I hope you enjoy! Next up on the easel will be 'There was an Old Woman....'



To see more paintings like this visit my website; www.paulapeacock.com

Gallery representation;
Jane Hamilton Fine Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Gore Creek Gallery, Vail, CO

You may also find my work at;

Contemporary Fine Art International
Contemporary Still Life International
Still Life Artists of Colorado
Daily Painters of Colorado

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Yellow Roses, Contemporary Realism by Paula Peacock


Yellow Roses by Paula Peacock, 11" x 14", Oil on Linen

If you have questions regarding this painting please email me at paulapeacock@rocketmail.com

I’m baaaaack! If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, well, my computer decided to go on a sabbatical without my permission. It’s finally up for blogging, but it still needs more work before I can go back to updating my website. It’s really been a bummer.
This painting of roses is my latest attempt. I’ve never done roses before simply because I had the fear of failing, but these roses were hard to resist. They still had a glow about them even in the the last stages of life.
I have the utmost regard and respect for those artists that can paint roses effortlessly as I found that painting roses are as difficult as I had feared.
I hope you enjoy!

To see more paintings like this visit my website; www.paulapeacock.com

Gallery representation;
Jane Hamilton Fine Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Gore Creek Gallery, Vail, CO

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

‘Apple Core’, Contemporary Realism by Paula Peacock



Apple Core, 6" x 6", Oil on Wrap Around Canvas

SOLD*
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You may also find my work at;
Contemporary Fine Art International
Contemporary Still Life International
Still Life Artists of Colorado
Daily Painters of Colorado

Thanks to all who visited my studio during the Longmont Studio Tour Weekend! Lots of new faces as well as a few that I hadn't seen in a few years. It was nice to catch up. Though it is a lot of work preparing for the event, it is always well worth it. I'm still trying to catch my breath.

As I sit here with Ziggy laying across my feet (big orange kitty, on his back, feet in the air and doing a great job of imitating road kill), we are contemplating the direction my art should go in. Some of it is what I call the 'Traditional Still Life' genre. It is always nice, safe, sells, rarely stimulates conversation.
On the other hand, is what I call my 'Gotta Laugh to Keep from Crying' (aka contemporary still life) genre. It is always fun, frustrating, makes me laugh and curse at the same time, rarely sells but always engages the viewer and generates conversation.

See my dilemma? Sell or not to sell? Stimulating to some or stimulating to several? Safe or fun/frustrating? Ziggy and I are not agreeing on this fork in the road. In fact we kind of have a bet going on as to the outcome.

Go to my website, www.paulapeacock.com, browse through the various 'genres' and let me know what you think.

Ziggy and I would love to hear from you.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


'William's Heirloom', Oil on Canvas, 8" x 8"

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Friday, September 9, 2011


'Why the Chicken REALLY Crossed the Road'
12" x 24"
Oil on Canvas
SOLD*

I often say that I don't choose the subjects I paint, they choose me. While browsing through a local flea market, the little chicken sugar and creamer set caught my eye and for some goofy reason unknown to me, I was transfixed. They begged to be bought and at 99 cents I couldn't refuse. I love pairing unusual objects with each other. Add a little whimsy and I'm right at home with the composition.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Two Oranges, Original Oil Painting by Paula Peacock


SOLD*
After I set up this still life, I learned rather quickly that the peeled orange rind started to droop and lose shape almost right away. I either had to paint very fast (which I can't) or peel more oranges. Though the title is 'Two Oranges', the reality is it took about 5 oranges by the time I finished.
This original oil painting measures 9" x 12" and is enhanced beautifully by a wide, dark cherry wood frame.


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