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Nicole Strasburg, Duet, Pronghorn, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch drawing on  6 x 4 inch board - $300
Nicole Strasburg, Duet, Pronghorn, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4" drawing on 6 x 4" board - $300




The inspiration for these paintings was a wildflower tour on the backside of the Tejon Ranch two years ago during one of the California poppy super blooms. While on our way to the poppy fields we came across a small herd of pronghorn that reside on the Tejon Ranch.

Gouache is a paint that is heavier than traditional transparent watercolors and is centuries old. Its name, which rhymes with squash, comes from the Italian “guazzo” meaning “water paint.” It was originally used to illuminate manuscripts. Because of its opacity, gouache behaves in a similar way to oil painting with the ability to build layer upon layer of color.

I have always been drawn to miniature images, smitten that something so small could hold a world of information. Small also became important recently while taking care of aging parents. There were many days where long hours working in the studio was impossible, but having something that was fast drying and readily at hand allowed me to keep my brushes moving and helped me stay centered. Pushing paint around even for 20 minutes reminded me who I was. These wee paintings were all about finding joy, no matter how small.

- Nicole Strasburg



All of the artwork in this online exhibition is available for purchase.
For inquiries, please call 310-913-0749 or email at info@craigkrullgallery.com.

Please note: the images below are cropped to show details of the piece. All of the paintings are 1.75 x 2.25" images on a 6 x 4" board. See the end of this email for an example of a painting on the full board.





Nicole Strasburg, California Gold, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch drawing on 6 x 4 inch board - $300
Nicole Strasburg, California Gold, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4" drawing on 6 x 4" board - $300




Nicole Strasburg, Spring Poppies, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch drawing on 6 x 4 inch board - $300
Nicole Strasburg, Spring Poppies, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4" drawing on 6 x 4" board - $300




Nicole Strasburg, Fields of Gold, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch drawing on 6 x 4 inch board - $300
Nicole Strasburg, Fields of Gold, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4" drawing on 6 x 4" board - $300




Nicole Strasburg, Pronghorn Siesta, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch drawing on 6 x 4 inch board - $300
Nicole Strasburg, Pronghorn Siesta, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4" drawing on 6 x 4" board - $300




Nicole Strasburg, Antelope Valley Spring, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch drawing on 6 x 4 inch board - $300
Nicole Strasburg, Antelope Valley Spring, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4" drawing on 6 x 4" board - $300




Nicole Strasburg, Afternoon Idyll, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch drawing on 6 x 4 inch board - $300
Nicole Strasburg, Afternoon Idyll, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4" drawing on 6 x 4" board - $300




Nicole Strasburg, Say Cheese, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch drawing on 6 x 4 inch board - $300
Nicole Strasburg, Say Cheese, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4" drawing on 6 x 4" board - $300




Nicole Strasburg, Pronghorn Parade, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch drawing on 6 x 4 inch board - $300
Nicole Strasburg, Pronghorn Parade, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4" drawing on 6 x 4" board - $300




Antelope Valley Spring on full 6 x 4" arches board. Each painting is unframed and will be shipped from the artist's studio in a protective plastic sleeve.
Nicole Strasburg, Antelope Valley Spring, 2020, gouache on arches board, 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch drawing on 6 x 4 inch board - $300

 



Selections from the 2015 Katmai series are also available on our website.
Below: Nicole Strasburg, Katmai #9, 2015, gouache on rag board, 4 x 6"
Nicole Strasburg, Katmai #9 2015, gouache on rag board, 6 x 4 inches