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. Collaged elements are frequently included. Please contact for availability: hgwinn@zianet.com 

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

Coming Full Circle“COMING FULL CIRCLE”
(acrylics on paper, framed in simple mahogany frame: 22X18 inches)

Deep TeemingDEEP TEEMING
watermedia/collage; 14.5X10.5 inches

Desert Grace IIDESERT GRACE
(watercolor, 14X10 inches)

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)


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

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

Be Long Remembered, croppedBE LONG REMEMBERED
(watermedia collage on a cradled panel, 12X12X2 inches)

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: TangledNEST SERIES: Different Viewpoints
acrylics on paper, 31X29

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

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: Lone Window
15X15 inches, watermedia on paper

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


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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