Here is a great example of Investment Art! 1940 signed lithograph by Grant Wood. Wood was the painter of "American Gothic" the iconic painting of the man and woman holding the pitch fork. He specialized in mid-western regionalism during the WPA era of the 1930’s thru 1940’s. This is a highly collectible piece of art priced at $8,000.
Visit us on Small Business Saturday for refreshments and a great opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and relatives. Lynn Gifford Designs will feature a special show & sale of handmade jewelry originals! Also, Cindy Lou will be offering discounts on her Mood Necklaces plus earrings and complete necklace sets.
Now thru 12/5/15 only... get a FREE 8x12 "Stoughton Fireworks" gallery wrap by Cassius Callender from Woodland Studios when you order any 8x12 or larger Giclee Gallery Wrap Canvas from Cassius Callender. Visit his website at www.CassiusCallender.com to view some of the most beautiful photographs of our local area including Madison, UW, the Capitol, Madison Lakes plus landscapes and other small communities in our area. Cassius is an award winning photographer participating in many of the areas best local art fairs like Art Fair On The Square, Spring Green, Agora Art Fair and many more... his work can also be seen at Woodland Studios in Historic Stoughton!
Here's a new image I'm working on. I'll also be using it for demos in the Digital Painting Labs I'm during during the month of April. I'll be doing quite a bit of work on this piece starting with making a LOT of changes to the photograph, followed by adding a number of digital painting techniques. The final piece will be printed on fine art papers and then heavily hand over-painted with watercolor crayons and oil pastels. It'll be interesting to see how it turns out.
Starting 10/1 - Featured digital artist for the holidays!
New Art For The Holidays! - Don't miss this special showing of Doug's beautiful Wisconsin images... and get fantastic deals on really great local art. His show will be on display here from 10/1 thru 12/31. If you'd like to meet Doug in person, join us for an artist 'meet & greet' here at Woodland on Saturday 11/15 from 12-4pm.
We've had the pleasure of working with Doug Moyer for almost 10 years. More than just a great photographer, Doug is one of the best digital artists we know. All of his images convey a great sensitivity for nature, composition and technique. He loves traveling around Wisconsin and creating beautiful art landscapes from his photographs. He's developed a unique style by exploring a variety of graphics applications. But one of the things we like most about Doug is his passion for creating art and sharing it with others.
Doug's work is not limited to Wisconsin but he has one of the greatest collections of Wisconsin images we've seen. This is the perfect time to get great original art gifts for the holidays!
Friday, March 7th, 5-8pm @ Woodland Studios
Cassius Callender is an award winning local photographer and will be featuring a special showing of his work March - April, at Woodland Studios. The public is invited to meet Cassius at his opening reception Friday, March 7th from 5-8pm.
Cassius will be displaying works from his Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago and Washington DC collections. His work primarily focuses on capturing landscape scenes during the most colorful times of the day, dawn and dusk. This is when the effect of the changing light with the combination of clouds and water can produce scenes of unimaginable beauty. In his artist statement for each image, Cassius records the actual time and location the image was made.
Woodland Studios prints all of Cassius Callender's gallery wrap canvases and does the custom framing of his paper prints.
Please join us for his 'Opening Reception' at... Woodland Studios, 195 E. Main St., Stoughton WI
Here are a few examples of some of his images...
Meet Paul in person on Friday, Nov. 1st from 5-9pm at Woodland Studios for a special opening night reception. His show features a selection of original paintings and prints from his Madison and Madeline Island collections. The show continues through December. Here's more info about Paul from his artist statement...
Paul Tourdot is a local, born in Madison, Wisconsin, and raised in rural Brooklyn Wisconsin, with his family in the one room school house in which his mother once taught. As a child he was always fascinated with observing his surroundings and trying to recreate whatever he saw on paper. Living in the country gave him lots of time to stick to the basics of life and all that it has to offer.
After High school Paul served in the army overseas in Europe. In Europe you would find Paul traveling the countryside and seeing the old country. If there was a museum, he was there to look around at the art.
After service Paul attended college first for computer programming , then following with graphic design. Paul never quite finding his calling in life, and after years of painting off and on, sometimes for years in between, has finally decided to pick up his brush. Finding happiness in this world was only a canvas away.
Paul is inspired by the French impressionists and portrait artist John Singer Sargent. All of Paul’s work is created by just observing the world on his daily walks and the snapshots, he takes for reference. If you can get up early enough, you can find him out and about.
Aloha and welcome to my Maui Art Show! I go to Maui almost every year to visit my son Jake and explore the island. These are some of the images I’ve collected over the years. Some are straight photography but for most I’ve applied digital painting techniques to enhance the beauty or essence of the experience in one way or another.
It is true… Maui is a magical place. There is a spiritual energy about it, and the more you seek its natural beauty the more you feel it. At the same time, it is a wilderness of dangerous remote places with unique species found nowhere else in the world. This show features images that have fascinated me during my trips over the years.
Mahalo for visiting… hope you enjoy the show!
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Historic Stoughton by Peter Herman
Or, "How we met Peter Herman and started printing his beautiful HDR Photography". -- One day I noticed this image was chosen by Google to represent Stoughton on Google Earth. At first I thought it was a shot I took and wondered 'how'd Google get my picture'. But right noticed, 'uh no, this isn't my photo... this one is much better than mine'. So then I needed to know 'who the heck this guy was' found his site on Panoramio, and learned that Stargazerman is actually Peter Herman and he has tons of the most beautiful HDR photography I've seen of our area... and other areas around the country for that matter.
I'm going to write more about Peter in other posts... but I'd like to leave this one just focusing on how great this image is! Maybe I'm prejudiced because Woodland Studios is featured... but I really think this is the most beautiful photo I've seen Stoughton. The dramatic lighting is accomplished using HDR photography during a very dramatic sunset. Everything was perfect, quiet, not too many cars, no breeze blowing the flags... not much Photoshop work was done here... it's pretty much the way it was! It has a real vintage, almost painterly feel. ( Email us to inquire about order options for this image )
This blog shares new art featured at Woodland Studios. We feature original art by local artists as well as investment art for fine art collectors. Also to announce art events, classes and to introduce ideas for how to integrate digital media with traditional media.