46 thoughts on “Bringing Color to Your Life

  1. I love your work and would love to own one of your bird paintings…..but i notice on daily paint works they are all sold-do you sell thru this site?

    • Yes, I do. From my prattcreekart.com website, go to my shop page and you will see what I am selling on Etsy. I usually have originals for sale on Etsy. I would suggest checking back often as many items sell quickly. I also have many prints available on Etsy.
      In the near future, I will have more options for buying online. I have some works available through retailers and galleries, but do not usually advertise which ones on this site. In the next couple of months, I will add a schedule to my website of shows or places you can buy my art besides online. I hope this is helpful to you. I feel glad you are interested in my birds and hope you find the perfect one soon!

  2. I just love your paintings. I have bid on several of your birds on EBay, but have been outbid at the last moment. Unfortunately, I cannot sit constantly at my computer and monitor bids. I will try through Etsy.

    • Hi Rosemary,

      Thank you for your interest in my art! I think that’s a great idea. I will keep putting aceo’s on ebay but have prints and larger pieces in my etsy shop.

    • Hi Ken,

      Thank you! I usually use stretched canvas or wood panels. I prefer gessobord or maple boards, which I then gesso. But I’ve also used birch panels. The gessobord I am currently using is by ampersand.

    • I also love your work! Would you mind sharing what brand of oil paint and brushes you use? Also, the size/shape of your brushes? I would love to try to paint small size paintings if not daily, at least a couple of times a week, but don’t know where to start as far as materials go.

      Any help would be much appreciated! I love your colorful palette!

      • Thanks, Wendy! I use several brands of oil paints including gamblin and williamsburg. The brushes I use depend on what I am painting on. I use soft brushes like sable for panels and course bristle brushes for canvas and linen. The courser the texture, the stiffer the brush. I use a variety of shapes, depending on what I am using it for. I use flat brushes frequently. I hope this information is helpful.

  3. Hi Angela, I saw Phil at Saveway today and he told me about your art and web site. Awesome! I did’t know you were an artist. I guess we never really got to know the real you. I still feel sorry about that. It sounds like you are doing great. Congrats on being able to do what you love. You have a fan in Salmon.


    P.S. Have you sprouted anything lately?

    • Hi Leslie,

      It’s so nice to hear from you! I have been getting my sprouts from this place in chicago here:

      I juice wheatgrass and love the sunflower sprouts. Sometimes I forget or don’t want to put in the effort but then I get back into it.
      How about you? I had so much fun at that luncheon with you and Rhonda. Hope to be back soon for snowboarding. Thanks for checking out my site.

      Wishing you and your family the best.


  4. I’m a fan of your work. I bought an oil painting of a goldfinch in Black Mt. and would love to get 2 or more other birds to make a set. I also like your fruit paintings. Your sense of color is great and I love that the painting itself is as evident as the image. Is the best place to buy your work Etsy?…only saw one painting, mostly prints there.

    • Thank you for your purchase and the nice compliments! I will have more paintings at The Mountain Nest Gallery as soon as I can – Sometime in January.
      I am running low on etsy because of the holidays but add new pieces every week. I am doing only work on canvas for Mountain Nest. The panels can either be displayed propped on easel or shelf or framed. Thanks again!

  5. Angela:

    You are an inspiration to me. Your work has such vibrancy and such lovely color harmony.

    Please, do you work from life or photographs? Where would one find photographs to paint from without getting into trouble?

    Shine on,


    • Hi Jamie,

      Thank you for the nice compliment! I prefer to paint from life but will paint from photographs too. I usually use my own photograph unless what I am painting is just a reference item like a ball (say a soccer ball, so I can see how the pattern on it looks) and I usually just look at it and then paint from memory so as not to cross any lines. Painting from memory is actually used quite a bit. I hope this helps. Good luck and happy painting!

  6. I love your paintings…..especially the birds…how do I purchase some of your work? I particularly like the chickadees and the one of the kildeer. Do you show your work anywhere in Ontario?

    • Hi Joyce,

      You can go to my shop page on my website to find all my works for sale through etsy and my little aceo auctions on ebay. I have some galleries and representatives but none in Ontario at this time. But that may change in the near future. I will within the next few months be adding a page for people who want to find my art locally listing galleries and representatives for my art.

  7. I’ve been browsing your pieces of art for a while now and I think I’m finally going to make a purchase to have for my daughter’s next bedroom. I think it’s a beautiful painting that she will have and enjoy for a long time. Your work is beautiful.

  8. Hi Angela,

    I have enjoyed viewing your art – so lively and fresh. I notice your paintings sell quickly and that means not much time for paint to dry. Do you mix anything with your oil paints to speed up the drying time? Do you apply a varnish of any type? Do you paint in any other medium? Congrats on your success!!


    • I don’t usually mix anything in my oils to speed dry time but have tried it before. I wait til dry or people just wait til they are dry and I ship. Working on this last one. I do not usually apply varnish to the paintings you see for sale. My concentration is oil painting. Thanks for the support!

  9. Angela- I love you work and just purchased pears on high shelf with red striped cloth. How do I follow your daily work? Would love to collect more of your work. Thanks!

    • Wonderful and thank you! You can follow my daily painting blog by going to my daily painting blog and opting in on the right-hand side of the page. I am working on getting an email subscriber list together for even more updates. I also have facebook, etc… which can be followed from my daily painting blog. The page options are at the top of the daily painting blog page.

  10. Hi Angela
    I just wanted to say how much I love your work. I started painting about a month ago and often search for inspiration on the internet. I love the colours you use. I’m going to have a go at painting some birds on a wire; if it turns out a fraction as nice as your paintings; I will be happy.
    Lynne (Southampton, UK)

  11. I just discovered your paintings! I bought 3 of them today! I love them! Have you ever considered writing and selling an instruction book on pallet knife painting? It would give some of us untalented folks a chance to feel the joy you must feel in your creations!

    • Thank you, Shauna! It’s interesting you ask about palette knife painting. I don’t feel I’m the expert here. I prefer a brush. But I do a little work with a palette knife. A wonderful source for palette knife tutorials is Julie Ford Oliver. She has some free videos on her website.

  12. Hello! I would love to know what your style of painting is called? I have always wanted to paint in this manner ie. colorful broad strokes but have never taken a class and would like to find the right one that would give me direction toward your style. Recommendations?

    • Thank you for your interest, Karen!
      Most of my paintings you see here are painted alla prima or wet-on-wet. I will be offering e-books and videos with some of my techniques in the near future, and can let you know when they are available.

  13. Your work is striking and wonderful. A real inspiration for me, as an amateur. (Hooray for amateurs! And hooray for pros!) Every inch feels spontaneous and happy. It says a lot about yourself.

    • Thanks Angela. By the way, nice name. :)

      I don’t use books for bird models although anything and everything is game for inspiration. If I see something in a book, it may inspire me. For example, I was inspired by get my first corgi dog after reading Tasha Tudor’s books. Same goes with art. One thing leads to another. :)

  14. Hi Angela,

    the painting of “3 barn swallows” is for sale as a print on Etsy,is the original for sale?If it is can you tell me how much it is & the size.Thank you

    • Hi Patrick,

      Thank you for your interest in my art! For all prints, the originals have been sold. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  15. Hola Angela!
    Soy Gabriela (Chile) y estoy enamorada de tus pinturas, las encuentro BELLAS y realmente admirable tu talento.
    Muchas felicitaciones!!!!!!!!!!!
    un gran abrazo

  16. Dear Angela, i want to Thank you because your paintings make me happy. I am an artist (not always sure:) and i wish i could “catch” happiness of life like you do…
    Are you using acrilycs or sometimes oil? Would you recommend water to dilute acrylics or special médium?
    Greetings from México City!
    Thank you for everything and PLEASE keep painting!!!