Painting Portfolio

One of my favorite things to do with my photographs from the places I travel to is to turn them into paintings. I almost exclusively work in oil paints and most of my paintings are small. Why small scale paintings? I like the idea that they can be displayed anywhere – from your bedroom, living room, kitchen, office – or they can be propped up on a mini easel instead of being hung on a wall.

My painting style comes from the impressionists such as Van Gogh and Monet. I love the impressionistic style and use of color and different paintbrush strokes. Working in oils allows me to build the paint up to create a three-dimensional effect on my paintings.

I have shown paintings in the Jones Gallery and the Bredin-Lee Gallery, both located in Kansas City.

The below paintings are for sale! Please send me an email at tracisipple17@gmail.com to get pricing information if you are interested in purchasing one!
Some of the below paintings have sold, but if you would like one similar to a sold piece, or have your own photo/idea for a custom painting, I do commissioned work as well! Thanks!

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“Kansas City Sunset” – oil on canvas, 30 x 15 inch canvas in a silver and gold frame.
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“Kansas City Sunset” features pieces from Myers & Monroe’s collection of antique French furniture. This 18th century Rococo Commode and Louis XV period armchair are both painted into the interior of the room looking out over the city. This collection from Myers & Monroe, as well as “Kansas City Sunset,” is currently on display (and for sale) at the Bredin-Lee Gallery in Kansas City.

Above are some detail photos of “Kansas City Sunset.” On top of the Rococo Commode sits a painting of a succulent (intended to be one of my succulent paintings which are also featured in the Bredin-Lee Gallery – scroll down for more). Also, two real potted succulents sit atop the commode as well. In the center window, a cat gazes out at the setting sun. Next to the Louis XV armchair is a small table with a teacup and teapot, both of these objects being a nod to the owner of the Bredin-Lee Gallery, who is a ceramic artist and has a collection of teapots in the gallery. “Kansas City Sunset” tells a story of small business owners and artists coming together to share their love of art with the Kansas City community.

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“American Acanthus” – oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inch canvas in a golden frame. (Photo courtesy Myers & Monroe). “American Acanthus” is currently on display (and for sale) at the Bredin-Lee Gallery in Kansas City.

Above: Succulent and Cacti series painted to be displayed with an early 18th century French buffet from Myers & Monroe’s fine French antique furniture collection and David Lee’s ceramics at the Bredin-Lee Gallery in Kansas City. (Buffet photo courtesy Myers & Monroe).
Titles of paintings; first row from left to right: “Golden Barrel Cactus” and “Pink Desert” *
Second row from left to right: “Red Desert” and “Abstract Cactus” *
Third row: “Green Aloe” and “Blue Desert”
Fourth row: “Yellow Desert” and “Red Barrel Cactus”
Details: all oil on canvas, 6 x 6 inch canvas framed in 10 x 10 inch wooden frames.
* “Pink Desert” and “Abstract Cactus” have SOLD.

“Laguna Beach” – oil on canvas, 6 x 12 inches * SOLD *
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“Saddleback Mountain Sunrise” – oil on canvas, 6 x 12 inches

Above: “Santa Monica Sunset” – oil on canvas, 5 x 7 inch canvas (shown with and without a frame).

Above: “San Juan Capistrano Cactus” – oil on canvas, 6 x 8 inch canvas framed in a 20 x 18 inch frame (shown with and without a frame).

“Yosemite” – oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches

Above: “Secret Beach” – oil on canvas, 4 x 5 inch canvas framed in a 16 x 14 inch wooden frame (shown with and without a frame).

“Palm Trees in the Breeze” – oil on canvas, 6 x 12 inches * SOLD *
“Balancing Rock” – oil on canvas; 6 x 12 inches

Above: “Sunflower State of Mind” – oil on canvas, 4 x 5 inch canvas framed in a 16 x 14 inch wooden frame (shown horizontally framed and vertical without a frame). * SOLD *