Memories Of Summer
Memories Of Summer

This is a 30" x 30" oil on canvas inspired by many happy days spent by the sea with friends and family.

As an impressionist painter, I express my feelings towards each particular scene.  I incorporate rhythm, color harmonies, movement and patterns.  This way of painting allows me to paint a wide variety of subjects.  If you find a painting you are interested in buying you can email me at kristenpaints@gmail.com for pricing and availability.

 

Summers Almost Here
Summers Almost Here

This is a 24" x 30" original oil on canvas.  Looking into the light through the boat masts of this harbor scene in Auckland, inspired this colorful dockside painting. I worked with a large palette of colors to capture the movement and texture of the sailboats and distant clouds.  The changing light reflects different colors in the water reflections. The brush strokes are thick and impressionistic, creating a mosaic of color and texture across the canvas.

City Lights, California Street, San Francisco
City Lights, California Street, San Francisco

This is a 24" x 20" original oil on canvas.  I love wandering the streets of San Francisco in the evening.  As the sun sets, the lights come on and bring the city to life.  San Francisco has beautiful streets, architecture and bridges.  Looking out towards the sparkling Bay Bridge from up high on the top of California Street is one of my favorite views.

Tuscan Sunset
Tuscan Sunset

This is a 30" x 40" oil on canvas.  The bold colors of the setting sun seen through the stately, old olive grove saturates this Tuscan landscape. The lively brush strokes create an impression of movement and light, capturing the emotional quality of walking through the orchard and seeing this beautiful sunset in person. 

A Farm In Tuscany
A Farm In Tuscany

I was fortunate to get to spend some time in Tuscany painting, I fell in love with the countryside.  Rolling hills with vineyards, stately Italian cypress, Italian villas, olive trees and gardens with that perfect combination of being a little bit wild and lovingly manicured.

Evening Light At Surf Beach, Mangawhai
Evening Light At Surf Beach, Mangawhai

A 9" x 12" original oil on Belgian linen panel.  After a week of rain in New Zealand, the clouds finally broke, just in time for sunset to light them in glorious hues of violet and pink. The loose, impressionist brush strokes in this painting capture the fleeting movement of a crashing wave creating a sense of movement and texture within the seascape.

Late Summer In An Italian Garden
Late Summer In An Italian Garden

This is a 20" x 24" oil on canvas inspired by the magical, dappled light and sculptural nature of Italian cypress trees. The bold color of evening light saturates this landscape. The lively brush strokes create an impression of movement and light, capturing the emotional quality of standing on the path of this beautiful garden in person. This painting was inspired by a visit to Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California.

Rangitoto From Mairangi Beach
Rangitoto From Mairangi Beach

This is a 20" x 16" original oil on canvas panel.  Gentle ocean waves criss-cross and create abstract cutouts of sea foam and turquoise water.  This painting comes alive with dawn colors and long morning cloud shadows passing over Rangitoto Island. The brush strokes are thick and impressionistic, capturing the natural motion of the sea.

Ranui, Inner Harbor, Auckland, New Zealand
Ranui, Inner Harbor, Auckland, New Zealand

This is a 12" x 16" oil on Belgian linen panel.  Ranui is the name of a boat with a rich history, once owned by the queen of Tonga.  Shown here docked at The Inner Harbor in Auckland.  I began this painting on location, I was entranced by the golden afternoon light behind the boats.  The loose, impressionist brush strokes in this painting capture the fleeting moment of color, creating a sense of movement and texture within the harborscape.

Evening Clouds Over Tor Island
Evening Clouds Over Tor Island

This is a 16" x 20" original oil on canvas panel.  A stunning blend of color and light, this painting captures all the drama and beauty of the golden light on Tor Island on a perfect summer day. The earthy violet brush strokes in the foreground are loose and impressionistic, drawing you into the painting and into your own memories of Waiake Beach in Torbay.

Roman Holiday
Roman Holiday

This is a 20" x 16" oil on canvas.  Warm colors of sun on sherbert colored terracotta walls melt against the cool lavender shadows in this cityscape.  The impressionistic brush strokes capture the lively movement through colors of a romantic evening in Rome.  Each brush stroke is loosely applied, bringing to life a memory of Italian beauty.

Morning Sunshine At Saint Heliers Bay
Morning Sunshine At Saint Heliers Bay

This is a 12" x 16" original oil on linen panel.  This painting was started on location one morning at Saint Heliers beach.  Delicate morning light filters through the trees and illuminates the clouds. The brush strokes are loose and expressive, a tribute to the great impressionists of the past.

Late Afternoon, Auckland Viaduct
Late Afternoon, Auckland Viaduct

A 12" x 16" oil on canvas, available at Art Of This World Gallery, Devonport, Auckland.  During a harbor walk one evening in Auckland, I discovered a beautiful combination of an alizarin-hued boat and viridian reflections scattered in the water, creating a dramatic dockside scene to paint.

A Classic Lineup
A Classic Lineup

A 12" x 16" oil on canvas of classic sailboats.  The Inner Harbor at the Auckland Viaduct has a special section of classic sailboats, each one with a rich history.  I captured this scene in bold, vivid contrasting colors. The oil paint strokes are thick and impressionistic, mimicking the fresh vibrancy and motion of the outdoors. This painting was started on location and inspired by a morning walk.

A Pacific Voyaging Canoe, Waka Hourua
A Pacific Voyaging Canoe, Waka Hourua

A 12" x 16" oil on canvas panel.  Warm afternoon light against cerulean waters made for a compelling composition. The brush strokes are loose and impressionistic, alive with color and light. 

A traditional pacific voyaging canoe is sailing into the light. This painting was inspired by a late afternoon vista from the end of the Princess Wharf in Auckland.

Floating Over The Valdichiana, Tuscany
Floating Over The Valdichiana, Tuscany

A 30" x 40" oil on canvas.  A rainbow of air balloons dance beneath the clouds in this contemporary impressionist painting. Loose, painterly brush strokes capture the movement and color of ancient monastery, village, lemon trees and the vista accross the Valdichiana from this hilltop town.  This painting was inspired by a visit to Cortona in Tuscany.

Arcturus, Inner Harbor, Auckland
Arcturus, Inner Harbor, Auckland

A 9" x 12" oil on linen panel.  This painting captures the contrasting colors of the turquoise reflections of the sail covers and wooden masts of the Arcturus docked in Auckland harbor.  I was drawn to the contrast of blue and orange reflections as well as the patterns of reflections in the water of masts, riggings.  I framed this scene with a tonal pattern of other docked boats in the background.

The Ferry Building, Auckland, New Zealand
The Ferry Building, Auckland, New Zealand

A 12" x 16" oil on canvas panel.  The warm colors of afternoon sun illuminate the Auckland Ferry Building. Golden reflections in the water draw the viewers eye to the clock tower.  A myriad of colorful flags, dock posts add movement to the scene, a lovely sky and turquoise water create a beautiful contrast of cool blues.

Sailing Away From Tasmania
Sailing Away From Tasmania

A 6" x 8" oil on linen panel.  Dramatic hues of aubergine and rose gold dance across this painting in this small painting of a dreamy seascape.  Scintillating light vibrates on the surface of the ocean, pulling you in towards the horizon. Each brush stroke is alive with motion and texture, coming together to form an impressionistic vision of a coastal sunset.

Evening Light, Devonport
Evening Light, Devonport

A 12" x 12" oil on canvas painting.  Soft coastal hues of cobalt and rouge blend together in this oil painting inspired by a walk along the coastline in Devonport, Auckland. This painting captures the movement of the sea and passing evening clouds with wide, free brush strokes and subtle color.

Evening Clouds, Devonport
Evening Clouds, Devonport

A 8" x 6" oil on canvas panel.  Soft coastal hues of golden yellow  and lavender blend together in this oil painting.  This painting captures the reflections of an anchored sailboat to give the feeling of a tranquil summer evening.

Flinders Train Station, Melbourne
Flinders Train Station, Melbourne

A 6" x 8" original oil on canvas panel.  The Flinders Train Station in Melbourne is surrounded by people to form an abstract, colorful crowd and give the painting movement and life.  The warm colors of the building create a beautiful contrast to the clear blue sky.

Wild Kangaroos, Yarra Valley, Melbourne
Wild Kangaroos, Yarra Valley, Melbourne

A 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel.  Delicate morning light filters through the eucalyptus trees and illuminates the dry grass, a family of Kangaroos are enjoying the shade. This painting was inspired by a trip to the Yarra Valley near Melbourne Australia.

Hong Kong Harbor
Hong Kong Harbor

A 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel of the busy harbor in Hong Kong.    This painting was inspired by a view accross the harbor to Hong Kong.  Morning fog gives this painting a dramatic and beautiful atmosphere, softening the edges of the buildings and boats. The brushstrokes capture the feeling of movement and light I felt in this scene.

Kowloon From Hong Kong
Kowloon From Hong Kong

A 6" x 8" oil on canvas of a view looking out over Hong Kong Harbor towards Kowloon.  This painting was inspired by a skyscraper view of the harbor.  The morning fog gives this painting a dramatic and beautiful atmosphere. The impasto brushstrokes capture the feeling of movement and light I felt in this scene.

Le Strade Di Roma, The Streets Of Rome
Le Strade Di Roma, The Streets Of Rome

A 12" x 16" oil on canvas panel.  This painting was created in the "How to paint a Roman street scene, Le Strade Di Roma", video which is for sale on this website.  The street scene of a rainy, romantic evening is captured here in vivid contrasting colors. The oil paint strokes are thick and impressionistic, mimicking the fresh vibrancy and motion of the evening. This painting was inspired by an  evening stroll through Rome.

 

The Lighthouse At Santa Cruz Harbor
The Lighthouse At Santa Cruz Harbor

An 8" x 10" oil on canvas panel.  This painting was inspired by a visit to the harbor at Santa Cruz, California.  The distant coastline is lavender and the golden morning light with the low hanging pink fog perfectly framed this lighthouse scene.

China Cove Point Lobos, California
China Cove Point Lobos, California

A 20" x 16" oil on canvas.  China Cove in Point Lobos is one of my faborite places to paint in all of California.  This painting is like Two landscapes in one.  The view looking down into the cove is one landscape, the other is the view looking south down the coast towards Big Sur.  The rainbow of colors look like a tropical lagoon but it is actually very cool and temperate most of the time.

Capitola Beach, California
Capitola Beach, California

An 8" x 10" oil on canvas panel.  A family is enjoying a day at the beach in this nostalgic seaside scene.  Figures at the beach form abstract patterns that are a joy to capture on canvas. The warm colors of early evening frame the family creating a beautiful contrast agaist the cool ocean and sky blues.

Any Day Is A Good Day For Shopping In Rome
Any Day Is A Good Day For Shopping In Rome

A 12" x 12" oil on canvas panel.  Dramatic hues of a rainbow of window light reflections dance accross the wet street.  Each brush stroke is alive with motion and texture, coming together to form an impressionistic vision of evening shoppers.

The Flower Stand, Krakow
The Flower Stand, Krakow

A 12" x 12" oil on linen panel.  This painting was inspired by a trip to Poland.  This Krakow town square is a Unesco World Heritage site.  Beautiful architecture frames a large public space, the yellow umbrella and beautiful flowers add colorful drama to this summer scene.

Swans, Bedford, England
Swans, Bedford, England

A 10" x 12" oil on linen panel.  The warm colors of early dawn illuminate the reflections of this old english country bridge.  Warm sunshine illuminates swans as they swim through abstract brushstrokes of green, yellow and orange.

A Victorian Lodge, England
A Victorian Lodge, England

A 10" x 12" oil on linen panel.  I love painting architecture and I enjoy the play of light and shadow in a landscape.  This painting of an english country landscape shows a historical victorian lodge and an inviting path lined with spring flowers and lush, green grass.

Memories Of Summer
Summers Almost Here
City Lights, California Street, San Francisco
Tuscan Sunset
A Farm In Tuscany
Evening Light At Surf Beach, Mangawhai
Late Summer In An Italian Garden
Rangitoto From Mairangi Beach
Ranui, Inner Harbor, Auckland, New Zealand
Evening Clouds Over Tor Island
Roman Holiday
Morning Sunshine At Saint Heliers Bay
Late Afternoon, Auckland Viaduct
A Classic Lineup
A Pacific Voyaging Canoe, Waka Hourua
Floating Over The Valdichiana, Tuscany
Arcturus, Inner Harbor, Auckland
The Ferry Building, Auckland, New Zealand
Sailing Away From Tasmania
Evening Light, Devonport
Evening Clouds, Devonport
Flinders Train Station, Melbourne
Wild Kangaroos, Yarra Valley, Melbourne
Hong Kong Harbor
Kowloon From Hong Kong
Le Strade Di Roma, The Streets Of Rome
The Lighthouse At Santa Cruz Harbor
China Cove Point Lobos, California
Capitola Beach, California
Any Day Is A Good Day For Shopping In Rome
The Flower Stand, Krakow
Swans, Bedford, England
A Victorian Lodge, England
Memories Of Summer

This is a 30" x 30" oil on canvas inspired by many happy days spent by the sea with friends and family.

As an impressionist painter, I express my feelings towards each particular scene.  I incorporate rhythm, color harmonies, movement and patterns.  This way of painting allows me to paint a wide variety of subjects.  If you find a painting you are interested in buying you can email me at kristenpaints@gmail.com for pricing and availability.

 

Summers Almost Here

This is a 24" x 30" original oil on canvas.  Looking into the light through the boat masts of this harbor scene in Auckland, inspired this colorful dockside painting. I worked with a large palette of colors to capture the movement and texture of the sailboats and distant clouds.  The changing light reflects different colors in the water reflections. The brush strokes are thick and impressionistic, creating a mosaic of color and texture across the canvas.

City Lights, California Street, San Francisco

This is a 24" x 20" original oil on canvas.  I love wandering the streets of San Francisco in the evening.  As the sun sets, the lights come on and bring the city to life.  San Francisco has beautiful streets, architecture and bridges.  Looking out towards the sparkling Bay Bridge from up high on the top of California Street is one of my favorite views.

Tuscan Sunset

This is a 30" x 40" oil on canvas.  The bold colors of the setting sun seen through the stately, old olive grove saturates this Tuscan landscape. The lively brush strokes create an impression of movement and light, capturing the emotional quality of walking through the orchard and seeing this beautiful sunset in person. 

A Farm In Tuscany

I was fortunate to get to spend some time in Tuscany painting, I fell in love with the countryside.  Rolling hills with vineyards, stately Italian cypress, Italian villas, olive trees and gardens with that perfect combination of being a little bit wild and lovingly manicured.

Evening Light At Surf Beach, Mangawhai

A 9" x 12" original oil on Belgian linen panel.  After a week of rain in New Zealand, the clouds finally broke, just in time for sunset to light them in glorious hues of violet and pink. The loose, impressionist brush strokes in this painting capture the fleeting movement of a crashing wave creating a sense of movement and texture within the seascape.

Late Summer In An Italian Garden

This is a 20" x 24" oil on canvas inspired by the magical, dappled light and sculptural nature of Italian cypress trees. The bold color of evening light saturates this landscape. The lively brush strokes create an impression of movement and light, capturing the emotional quality of standing on the path of this beautiful garden in person. This painting was inspired by a visit to Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California.

Rangitoto From Mairangi Beach

This is a 20" x 16" original oil on canvas panel.  Gentle ocean waves criss-cross and create abstract cutouts of sea foam and turquoise water.  This painting comes alive with dawn colors and long morning cloud shadows passing over Rangitoto Island. The brush strokes are thick and impressionistic, capturing the natural motion of the sea.

Ranui, Inner Harbor, Auckland, New Zealand

This is a 12" x 16" oil on Belgian linen panel.  Ranui is the name of a boat with a rich history, once owned by the queen of Tonga.  Shown here docked at The Inner Harbor in Auckland.  I began this painting on location, I was entranced by the golden afternoon light behind the boats.  The loose, impressionist brush strokes in this painting capture the fleeting moment of color, creating a sense of movement and texture within the harborscape.

Evening Clouds Over Tor Island

This is a 16" x 20" original oil on canvas panel.  A stunning blend of color and light, this painting captures all the drama and beauty of the golden light on Tor Island on a perfect summer day. The earthy violet brush strokes in the foreground are loose and impressionistic, drawing you into the painting and into your own memories of Waiake Beach in Torbay.

Roman Holiday

This is a 20" x 16" oil on canvas.  Warm colors of sun on sherbert colored terracotta walls melt against the cool lavender shadows in this cityscape.  The impressionistic brush strokes capture the lively movement through colors of a romantic evening in Rome.  Each brush stroke is loosely applied, bringing to life a memory of Italian beauty.

Morning Sunshine At Saint Heliers Bay

This is a 12" x 16" original oil on linen panel.  This painting was started on location one morning at Saint Heliers beach.  Delicate morning light filters through the trees and illuminates the clouds. The brush strokes are loose and expressive, a tribute to the great impressionists of the past.

Late Afternoon, Auckland Viaduct

A 12" x 16" oil on canvas, available at Art Of This World Gallery, Devonport, Auckland.  During a harbor walk one evening in Auckland, I discovered a beautiful combination of an alizarin-hued boat and viridian reflections scattered in the water, creating a dramatic dockside scene to paint.

A Classic Lineup

A 12" x 16" oil on canvas of classic sailboats.  The Inner Harbor at the Auckland Viaduct has a special section of classic sailboats, each one with a rich history.  I captured this scene in bold, vivid contrasting colors. The oil paint strokes are thick and impressionistic, mimicking the fresh vibrancy and motion of the outdoors. This painting was started on location and inspired by a morning walk.

A Pacific Voyaging Canoe, Waka Hourua

A 12" x 16" oil on canvas panel.  Warm afternoon light against cerulean waters made for a compelling composition. The brush strokes are loose and impressionistic, alive with color and light. 

A traditional pacific voyaging canoe is sailing into the light. This painting was inspired by a late afternoon vista from the end of the Princess Wharf in Auckland.

Floating Over The Valdichiana, Tuscany

A 30" x 40" oil on canvas.  A rainbow of air balloons dance beneath the clouds in this contemporary impressionist painting. Loose, painterly brush strokes capture the movement and color of ancient monastery, village, lemon trees and the vista accross the Valdichiana from this hilltop town.  This painting was inspired by a visit to Cortona in Tuscany.

Arcturus, Inner Harbor, Auckland

A 9" x 12" oil on linen panel.  This painting captures the contrasting colors of the turquoise reflections of the sail covers and wooden masts of the Arcturus docked in Auckland harbor.  I was drawn to the contrast of blue and orange reflections as well as the patterns of reflections in the water of masts, riggings.  I framed this scene with a tonal pattern of other docked boats in the background.

The Ferry Building, Auckland, New Zealand

A 12" x 16" oil on canvas panel.  The warm colors of afternoon sun illuminate the Auckland Ferry Building. Golden reflections in the water draw the viewers eye to the clock tower.  A myriad of colorful flags, dock posts add movement to the scene, a lovely sky and turquoise water create a beautiful contrast of cool blues.

Sailing Away From Tasmania

A 6" x 8" oil on linen panel.  Dramatic hues of aubergine and rose gold dance across this painting in this small painting of a dreamy seascape.  Scintillating light vibrates on the surface of the ocean, pulling you in towards the horizon. Each brush stroke is alive with motion and texture, coming together to form an impressionistic vision of a coastal sunset.

Evening Light, Devonport

A 12" x 12" oil on canvas painting.  Soft coastal hues of cobalt and rouge blend together in this oil painting inspired by a walk along the coastline in Devonport, Auckland. This painting captures the movement of the sea and passing evening clouds with wide, free brush strokes and subtle color.

Evening Clouds, Devonport

A 8" x 6" oil on canvas panel.  Soft coastal hues of golden yellow  and lavender blend together in this oil painting.  This painting captures the reflections of an anchored sailboat to give the feeling of a tranquil summer evening.

Flinders Train Station, Melbourne

A 6" x 8" original oil on canvas panel.  The Flinders Train Station in Melbourne is surrounded by people to form an abstract, colorful crowd and give the painting movement and life.  The warm colors of the building create a beautiful contrast to the clear blue sky.

Wild Kangaroos, Yarra Valley, Melbourne

A 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel.  Delicate morning light filters through the eucalyptus trees and illuminates the dry grass, a family of Kangaroos are enjoying the shade. This painting was inspired by a trip to the Yarra Valley near Melbourne Australia.

Hong Kong Harbor

A 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel of the busy harbor in Hong Kong.    This painting was inspired by a view accross the harbor to Hong Kong.  Morning fog gives this painting a dramatic and beautiful atmosphere, softening the edges of the buildings and boats. The brushstrokes capture the feeling of movement and light I felt in this scene.

Kowloon From Hong Kong

A 6" x 8" oil on canvas of a view looking out over Hong Kong Harbor towards Kowloon.  This painting was inspired by a skyscraper view of the harbor.  The morning fog gives this painting a dramatic and beautiful atmosphere. The impasto brushstrokes capture the feeling of movement and light I felt in this scene.

Le Strade Di Roma, The Streets Of Rome

A 12" x 16" oil on canvas panel.  This painting was created in the "How to paint a Roman street scene, Le Strade Di Roma", video which is for sale on this website.  The street scene of a rainy, romantic evening is captured here in vivid contrasting colors. The oil paint strokes are thick and impressionistic, mimicking the fresh vibrancy and motion of the evening. This painting was inspired by an  evening stroll through Rome.

 

The Lighthouse At Santa Cruz Harbor

An 8" x 10" oil on canvas panel.  This painting was inspired by a visit to the harbor at Santa Cruz, California.  The distant coastline is lavender and the golden morning light with the low hanging pink fog perfectly framed this lighthouse scene.

China Cove Point Lobos, California

A 20" x 16" oil on canvas.  China Cove in Point Lobos is one of my faborite places to paint in all of California.  This painting is like Two landscapes in one.  The view looking down into the cove is one landscape, the other is the view looking south down the coast towards Big Sur.  The rainbow of colors look like a tropical lagoon but it is actually very cool and temperate most of the time.

Capitola Beach, California

An 8" x 10" oil on canvas panel.  A family is enjoying a day at the beach in this nostalgic seaside scene.  Figures at the beach form abstract patterns that are a joy to capture on canvas. The warm colors of early evening frame the family creating a beautiful contrast agaist the cool ocean and sky blues.

Any Day Is A Good Day For Shopping In Rome

A 12" x 12" oil on canvas panel.  Dramatic hues of a rainbow of window light reflections dance accross the wet street.  Each brush stroke is alive with motion and texture, coming together to form an impressionistic vision of evening shoppers.

The Flower Stand, Krakow

A 12" x 12" oil on linen panel.  This painting was inspired by a trip to Poland.  This Krakow town square is a Unesco World Heritage site.  Beautiful architecture frames a large public space, the yellow umbrella and beautiful flowers add colorful drama to this summer scene.

Swans, Bedford, England

A 10" x 12" oil on linen panel.  The warm colors of early dawn illuminate the reflections of this old english country bridge.  Warm sunshine illuminates swans as they swim through abstract brushstrokes of green, yellow and orange.

A Victorian Lodge, England

A 10" x 12" oil on linen panel.  I love painting architecture and I enjoy the play of light and shadow in a landscape.  This painting of an english country landscape shows a historical victorian lodge and an inviting path lined with spring flowers and lush, green grass.

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