Thursday, December 5, 2013

"Daisies" Still Life Oil Painting (SOLD)

For flower lovers!  This little 11 x 14 oil painting is the latest addition to my Online Art Boutique, featuring small, affordable originals.  It's easy to create your own private oasis by collecting art pieces you love.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Landscape "Plein Air" Painting - Sold

"The Dock" 8 x 10 © Valorie Snyder
Sold to a happy home in New Jersey.
Oils, 8 x 10.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pet Portrait Commission

These Chow dogs were great fun to paint, with amazing colors in their long, thick fur.  I painted the fur of the small dog with warmer whites to contrast with the cool whites in the snow. 

This was a surprise for the Patron's wife.  They both loved the final oil painting, which is 20 x 24 inches.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"Snow Day" Figurative Oil Painting

The warm interior light, contrasted with the cold snowy day outside captivated me in this scene.  I also liked the unusually quiet pose of a normally active boy!  The painting is 20" x 30". 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Plein Air Landscape "Rock Garden"

This was a quick study as I tried to capture the quickly fading, late afternoon light.  9 x 12.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Rose Lover's Paradise

A plein air painting that began in this lovely garden during an outdoor painting workshop I taught last summer.  I set up my paints in the shade of a large tree to drink in this beautiful day. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Landscape Plein Air

A beautiful, peaceful morning.  What could be more blissful than sitting by the lake, watching the light sparkle through the trees? 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Congratulations Student Winners!

Congratulations to my students who won oil painting awards at the annual ACC Student/Instructor Art Show for Community Education!   Nancy Hubbard (shown on the right) won First Place in the Painting Category for her Still Life Painting.  David Shantz won Third Place for his oil painting of Aspen Trees.

The juror was Rachel Basye, Executive Director of the Art Students League of Denver.  The show runs through June 26th at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts, at Arapahoe Community College.  Call the Community Education office (303-797-5722) for hours and directions. 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Daily Painting - Candle

This 5 x 7 oil painting was fun to paint with the rich colors and interesting shapes.
It is available for sale at:

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Art Boutique on Etsy

Announcing! I just opened a new shop on Etsy, an easy and safe way to purchase my art. This little online art boutique features my miniature original oil paintings and fine art reproductions of my work. Find art that's affordable for new collectors, small for those with limited space, and great for gift ideas as well!

"New Sisters," shown here, is one of my most popular giclee (digital fine art)  reproductions. It is 12" x 16" and is printed on canvas to resemble an original oil painting.
I'd be honored if you would visit my shop and click on "like" while you're there. If you bookmark this link, you can find my shop more easily the next time you visit. Thank you!  I hope to see you there!

Friday, January 11, 2013

100 Portrait Studies Finished!

On December 29, 2012, I finished #100 of my 100 Faces Project. Click on the 100 Faces Tab above to read about it!

I loved painting this woman.  The yellow background light and bright colors in her clothing are all reflected in her lovely, dark skin tones.