My One-Woman Show

Posted in a recent church newsletter:

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PinkAndBlueReceptionTableGallery1551“PAULA PETERSON’S ‘ONE WOMAN ART SHOW’
Opens Aug 7, Gallery 1551, located at 1551 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA

(First United Methodist Church)

Paula has been making and selling art all her life, and painting in watercolor for more than 20 years. She has studied with many local and national artists, and has come to love mixed media as well. Paula currently hosts workshops in “Soul Painting,” a wonderful, meditative form of art-play.

A member of Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County (WASCO), Paula’s first and best love is painting plein aire in watercolor, ‘where time stops and the painting is all there is.’  More recently, she has been working with mosaics in a process called “Pique Assiette.” Literally translated, it means plate thief and relies on tesserae (mosaic bits) from broken china and crockery.”

2017 Nancy’s Heart

This was a “commission” from the FUMC Snowflake Bazaar in November 2016. I had another pink heart of a similar size as well as a larger pink and blue one which Nancy stopped to see, expressing her interest. Then, as I sat there, another shopper came by and bought them both. Sorry, Nancy! (I didn’t know she was that serious!”)  Hope she likes this one as much as the other.  There are nearly 4 dozen different china patterns in this one piece!

Bless Your Hearts!

Completed as a gift for the Youngs upon the blessing of their marriage.  There are over 3 dozen different china patterns in this one piece.  The swans, lighthouse, flag and home all have special significance for the Youngs not to mention the cross with the crown of thorns.  That was not planned but, I was very excited to find these 4 pieces.  The butterfly, signifying change, is very apropos to the ceremony itself.

Grandma’s Garden – Table Top

My first table top!

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Paula L. Peterson, A Retrospective

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Switch Plate

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Switch Plate #2

Lipstick Mirror

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Bird-topped Christmas & Flower Pot

From my solo show in 2015, Gallery 1551, Santa Rosa, CA, at 1551 Montgomery Drive. It was sort of a retrospective showing my travel journal pieces as well as some of my recent collages and mosaics.EastWallGallery1551

I Love Emily

This is a step stool top I completed for my granddaughter.  I painted it for her when she was a toddler to help her reach the sink.  It has some wear and tear so I thought it would be nice to update it.   The top is a pictograph that reads, “I Love Emily”.  The stool on the left is before it was finished; the one on the right is complete.  (Sorry about the picture quality.)2015StoolTopForEm42015EmsStoolTop

Two Recently Shown Works at Gallery 1551

Mixed Media on the left and Shell Beach Study on the right

Mixed Media on the left and Shell Beach Study on the right

The Blue Bird of Happiness Tree

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The Open Doors Project

This was a fundraiser for our Creative Arts Ministry Advisory Board and the ReStore in Santa Rosa, CA.  The art was displayed at First United Methodist Church Community Garden on our Stony Point & Giffen Avenue.  Finally, we had an ice cream social and auctioned off the doors.  Success!

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Quickly painted