Paintings

The medium of these paintings is most often acrylics, treated in a manner like watercolors. Both acrylics, treated in this manner, and watercolors are considered “watermedia.” Many layers of paint are laid down as images develop. They are executed on watercolor papers or on gessoed hardboard panels. Gwinn’s love of the desert, the cliffs, and the flora and fauna found there, is apparent here. Small envelope-like packets are often tucked into a composition. Although the packets cannot be opened, they contain carefully selected items (sacred writings, fragments of sheet music or newspaper, feathers, sticks, shells, etc) that impact the painting. Dominant figures in an inspiring environment are sometimes the focus of her work. Collaged elements are frequently included. Please contact for availability: hgwinn@zianet.com

Sacred LandSACRED LAND
watermedia/collage, 10X10 on archival illustration board,
$125.00
(sold)

Flourish Like FlowersFLOURISH LIKE FLOWERS
watermedia/collage on paper, 21X14 inches

(neutral matting, simple antiqued gold leaf frame, 29X22 inches, $800.00)
Enduring RealmsENDURING REALMS
acrylics on paper, 21X14, neutral matting,
simple antiqued gold leaf frame 29X22 inches, $800.00

Know PeaceKNOW PEACE
watermedia/collage on paper, 13.5X11, rust brown matting,
simple mahogany frame 23X19, $350.00

The Earth Is FullTHE EARTH IS FULL
watermedia on paper, 14X14 inches   sold

Glory SongGLORY SONG
acrylics on paper, 23X10.5 inches, neutral matting,
plain gold leaf frame 32X19 inches, $600.00

Crags of RefugeCRAGS OF REFUGE
watermedia/collage, 18X24 inches

Canyon PoetryCANYON POETRY
watermedia/collage on cradled panel, 20X12 inches  sold

Shepherd CanyonSHEPHERD CANYON
watermedia/collage on paper, 21X15 inches
(neutral matting, 28X23 inches, unframed: $600.00)

Revere The Glory

REVERE THE GLORY
watermedia on paper, 15X10 inches
(neutral matting, simple gold leaf frame 22X17 inches: $285.00)

 

It's Been AwhileIT’S BEEN AWHILE
watermedia/collage, 20X10X2 inches on a cradled panel
, $400.00

All Joy CountedALL JOY COUNTED
watermedia/collage on a cradled panel 20X10X0.5 inches, $350.00

Lean On MeLEAN ON ME
watermedia/collage on a cradled panel, 20X10X2 inches, $400.00


PotentialPOTENTIAL
watermedia/collage on a cradled panel, 20X10X2 inches
, $400.00

The Day SingsTHE DAY SINGS
watermedia/collage on a cradled panel, 20X10X2 inches
, $400.00

The following paintings are actually miniatures, 4X4 inches, acrylic paintings on illustration board. They are the start of a series I’m calling “Holy Flamboyance.” These  are framed with wide mats in gold leaf plein air frames. The outer dimension of the frames are 14X14 inches. $125.00 each

Holy Flamboyance Series - HonorHONOR

Holy Flamboyance - GraceHoly Flamboyance - Glory

 

 

 

 

     GRACE                                       

                                                    GLORY (sold)

Holy Flamboyance-ReachREACH (sold)


Holy Flamboyance-Loyalty
LOYALTY
(“Loyalty” 5X5 inches, just a bit larger than others in this series)sold

Tweet TalkTWEET TALK
watermedia/collage,(36X24 simple gold leaf frame) sold

GatheringFAMILY GATHERING
(acrylics on gallery-wrap canvas, 11X14 inches)sold

Coming Full Circle“COMING FULL CIRCLE”
(acrylics on paper, 15X11 inches, neutral matting, framed in simple mahogany frame: 22X18 inches,$ 400.00)

Deep TeemingDEEP TEEMING
watermedia/collage; 14.5X10.5 X 2 inches, $300.00

Desert Grace IIDESERT GRACE
(watercolor, 14X10 inches, matted 21X17 inches,
unframed: $250.00)

Rooted and GroundedROOTED AND GROUNDED
(acrylic on paper, 14X11 inches) sold


Here Is The Man, 3HERE IS THE MAN
(watermedia collage, 22X15 inches)
(sold)

 

Nest By The WatersNEST BY THE WATERS
watermedia/collage, 12x12x2 inches on a cradled panel, $175.00

In Toward SilenceIN TOWARD SILENCE
watermedia/collage, 12X12X2 inches sold

For This Cause, correctedFOR THIS CAUSE
watermedia/collage painting, 22X15 inches, on Fabriano paper (sold)

Be Long Remembered, cropped                                                      BE LONG REMEMBERED
watermedia collage on a cradled panel, 12X12X2 inches, $150.00

Consider The PoppiesCONSIDER THE POPPIES
acrylics on a cradled panel, 16X16X2 inches
(sold)

The next five images make up the FLOWER BOX SERIES. These are tiny paintings,  (acrylics on gallery wrap canvas, 5X4X1.5 inches),  expressions of welcome to spring and summer. (sold)Flower Box-Geraniums
Flower Boxd-IrisFlower Box-Calla Lily

Flower Box-Cosmos                                                                                                    Flower Box-Sunflowers

He loves me...

HE LOVES ME…
acrylics on paper, 16X16 inches (sold)

As Far As The WestAS FAR AS THE WEST
acrylics & collage on a cradled panel
35X45X2 inches (sold)

Nest Series-Fertile SpringNEST SERIES: FERTILE SPRING
acrylic, 24x12x2 on a cradled panel (sold)

Westerm CreviceWESTERN CREVICE
22×15 inches, watermedia/collage painting on300lb. Fabriano watercolor paper (sold)

Nest Series-WaitingWAITING
21×12 inches, acrylic painting on 300 lb. Fabriano watercolor paper


Communicants
COMMUNICANTS
21X14 inches, acrylic painting on 300 lb Fabriano watercolor paper 
(sold)

 

The Next Series: Keeping WatchThe Nest Series: Keeping Watch
16X12X2 inches, watermedia on cradled panel
(sold)


Window Series: Taos Window Window Series: Taos Window
15X15 inches, watermedia on paper

Window Series: FinestraWindow Series: Finestra
15X15 inches, watermedia on paper
(sold)

Window Series-Blue WindowWindow Series: Blue Window
15X15 inches, watermedia/collage on paper (sold)

Window Series-Lone WindowWindow Series: Neighborhood Light
15X15 inches, watermedia on paper framed in a floater frame,
15 1/2 X15X2, $385.00

Window Series-Geranium RiseWindow Series: Geranium Rise
12X12X2 inches watermedia/collage on a cradled panel 
(sold)

Geraniuim JoyGeranium Joy
12X12X2 inches, watermedia/collage on a cradled panel (sold)


Nest Times Nine                                       Nest Series: Nest Times Nine
watermedia/collage on a cradled panel, 18X18X2 inches(sold)


Nest Series: Change

 



 

Nest Series: Change
watermedia/
collage on a
cradled panel
10x10x2


Nest Series: Currents Nest Series: Currents
watermedia/collage on a cradled panel, 10X10X2 inches (sold)


Nest Series: Source

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nest Series: Source watermedia/collage on a cradled panel, 10X10X2 inches


Library BirdLibrary Bird
watermedia/collage on a cradled panel, 12x12x2 inches.
(sold)

 

 

Cliff Gifts Series: Shelf Canyon by Helen Gwinn

Cliff Gifts Series: Shelf Canyon
watermedia/collage, matted and framed in a simple
mahogany frame, 22 x 29 inches    (sold)

 

Desert Royalty by Helen Gwinn

Coreopsis Notes
watermedia/collage on a cradled panel,12x12x2 inches. (sold)

 

Let's Talk

Let’s Talk
watermedia on paper, matted and framed in a simple
mahogany frame, 30×23 inches (sold)




2 Responses to Paintings

  1. Hi Helen! We miss you and Jen so much! So glad to see you are doing fantastic and continuing your week with Jeni. Please tell her we said hello and miss her. We will be at Weems next week and you will be on our minds. Take good care! Love you, KT & Marc

  2. Denise Hays says:

    Helen
    I purchased your paintings at the Weems gallery and they have greatly contributed to the beauty of my home in Austin. I have the paintings “enduring melody “and “spring song” and they speak to me a message of hope and comfort when starting over. Thank you.

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