Thursday, November 11, 2010

COLOR CAFE balance

Nancy, please pay below!  Thanks!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Liz on NYC street

I painted this painting of my neice Elizabeth who recently moved to NYC!  She and her sister are both great photographers with an edgy style I love.  I loved this shot that her sister Catherine took of her lens flair and all!  Shooting towards the sun can create some cool effects.  I wanted to keep this loose, show the cool sunlight and shadows and hint at the architecture and perspective without describing too much.

24x30, oil on canvas, SOLD

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fall COLOR CAFE sign up!

ages 15 and up!
Demonstrations by Claire, learn color mixing, composition,
elements and principles of design.
Develop your own style and tap into that deeper place in your soul!


Bring your own supplies
Coffee, goodies, great music provided!
$100 deposit reserves your spot and will go towards your fee,
first come, first serve
$295 (for 6 classes)
$100 now to reserve spot, $195 due 1st day of class
Tuesdays: Sept. 28 - Nov. 2 (FULL)
10 am - 12 pm
Thursdays: Sept. 30 - Nov. 4 (2 spots left)
4:30 - 6:30 pm

Sign up below!
Visa and Mastercard accepted!

$100 deposit

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

For Allison ONLY!

Pay for "Sweet & Sour" painting!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Beach Gals

This is my first painting I've done in a month, and it felt so good to be back in the studio!  Woooooo Hooooo!!!!  We just got back from our trip to Alabama both north and down at our condo at my beloved Orange Beach!  I love shooting beach people and painting them doing what they do on the beach.  The beaches were BEAUTIFUL despite the threat of oil, and if any oil appeared, workers (those MANY FINE workers) were there to clean up as fast as it came!  I loved these two gals, obviously friends, and got a fun shot of them as they walked away.  My goal was for looseness and a certain slightly muted color palette.

16 x 16", oil on cradled board, $500, $20 s/h

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer Plein Air Class


We will be painting at various locations outdoors all summer!  It's fun to be challenged by the natural elements of changing light and shadows in this kind of painting.  Oils work best outdorrs, but acrylic will be fine, too.  You will learn about framing your composition, color mixing, and develop your own style.


Tuesdays 10 am - 12 pm
$40/ day
 Pay for 4 now and get a discount price ($150)
Pay for all 8 and get them for $300

June 1 - Irving Park (near downtown St. Paul)
June 29
July 6
July 13
July 20
July 27
August 3
August 10

Summer Plein Air Classes

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Orange Slices

This is a daily exercise painting that I wanted to play with a red undertone instead of my usual raw umber toning.  I love the simplicity and peaks of other colors in the slices.  Nice for a kitchen!

6 x 6", oil on canvas


Thursday, April 15, 2010


Cow20!  So much character they have!  I can't paint enough and people can't get enough! 
Paint is still very wet, so will need an extra week to dry.  So bid accordingly.  Good luck!

Thanks for viewing!  Email me if you have any questions.

Please understand colors may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your screen due to results from the camera and your monitor settings.
 8" x 8", oil on board

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"Momma's Glasses"

I loved this shot of my daughter Olivia from a couple of years ago when we ate at a place in Minneapolis called Annie's Tavern.  We were on an outdoor deck under red and white umbrellas eating burgers and malts.  Olivia picked up my sunglasses and was trying them on.  Wanted to capture her puckered lips and child-like hand - the plumpy fingers that I love so much!

18" x 24", oil on canvas, NFS

Monday, April 5, 2010


Another of many I've painted!  This is such a gentle face - I had to paint it!
 8" x 8", oil on board

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Sunshine Blog Award!

I want to thank Tammy Hext for giving me the Sunshine Blog Award. Once you receive this award you are to post it on your blog and then pass it on to 12 other bloggers with links to their sites. Here are my 12 fabulous nominees:

1. Carole Foret
2. Susan Roux
3. Robin Cheers
4. Last Cup of Coffee
5. Carol Marine
6. Edward Gordon
7. Nancy Merkle
8. Ann Gorbett
9. Carol Schiff
10. Bonnie Heathers
11. Bryan Crowson
12. Donna Macdonald

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I'm about to several chair paintings for a client, so I decided to do this one that I shot in a New Orleans antique shop last November. It is one of a pair that were very old and just gorgeously preserved. This painting has lots of thick paint, full of color and texture. I love these small paintings of a subject like this. I see it propped on a table or tucked inside a bookcase or some intimate area. Very charming little piece!

Oil on board, 6 x 6
Very wet - may require an extra week to dry!

Thanks for viewing! Email me if you have any questions.



A lime, a clementine, and a lemon! These are 4 x 4" little paintings that would be great for a kitchen back splash! These are about shape, color and texture. I love little studies like this. Loosely painted. The images wrap around the edges so no need for framing. Selling as a trio! Could be hung horizontally or vertically together or, really, any way you want it!

Still very wet at time of posting so may require another week's drying time!

Thanks for viewing! Email me if you have any questions.

Please understand colors may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your screen due to results from the camera and your monitor settings.

$125 for all 3
oil on canvas, each canvas 4x4

Monday, January 18, 2010


I painted my favorite berry! I liked the idea of a challenge in scale - blowing up something small into a bigger image. I like working with complimentary tones here, too. In my COLOR CAFE class last week, we did a palette knife lesson. This piece incorporated the palette knife to add texture. Lots of various blues built up. LUSCIOUS! This would make a great little painting for your kitchen or a small, intimate area.

Oil on panel, 8 x 8

Thanks for viewing! Email me if you have any questions.



Friday, January 15, 2010

Here, Belle!

It's about time!

I FINALLY painted Belle, my English Bull Terrier! She was only about 6 months old here. She will turn 1 on Jan. 28th!

Let me know if you would like to commission a portrait of YOUR dog! I'll do it!

20 x 8", oil on canvas, NFS

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My sister and I were in New Orleans in November and were walking through the French Quarter one night heading back to our hotel. We did some window shopping on our way! Window shopping is phenomenal in the quarters which is loaded with wonderful boutiques, art galleries, antique galleries and just fascinating things! I love dress forms and loved these holiday dresses on these forms of this little boutique. I shot this through the glass and thought it would fun to paint! My students have loved watching this come to light! I wanted to convey the night time sense of light, the dazzling colors of the dresses and all the other "stuff" in the boutique loosely...

Oil on cradled board, 12 x 12

Thanks for viewing! Email me if you have any questions.



Please understand colors may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your screen due to results from the camera and your monitor settings.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ebay Store!

Now, you may purchase my work thru auction on Ebay!

Claire Kayser Fine Art!

I've just opened up my online store and will be linking my paintings here to an online auction. I will usually have a "Buy it Now" option as well as the auction bidding. Working from my home studio and being able to show work is difficult, so this web store front will be great for those of you wanting to see my work and bid from anywhere in the world!
I will be adding more items in the coming days!

Check it out and bookmark it HERE!

Thanks, All!

Saturday, January 2, 2010



My first painting of 2010!

These limes were on the table one morning when my sister and I were visiting our two aunts who are artists - now, 81 and 83 years young - in Louisiana in November. I was shooting all the paintings in the home and turned to see the beautiful morning sunshine streaming in onto this plate of limes on the breakfast table. LOVELY! Full of various greens, yellows and other subtle shades in these limes.

9x12, oil on canvas

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