Sunday, November 30, 2008

L. Gruger Christmas Ornaments

I have some new hand painted ornaments for sale that I made for the Christmas tree at the Tumalo Art Co. Gallery on Greenwood in Bend, Oregon.

Tumalo Art. Co. is having a 30% Thursday Sale-abration on Thursday, Dec. 4th. You're invited! The Small Works Exhibit will be on sale in the front gallery from 11 a.m. to 7 pm and drinks and treats will be served! Then for the rest of Dec. the small works will be 20% off as well as some specially marked green sticker items throughout the gallery. I have 2 small 12" x 12" chair paintings in the small works exhibit. They are acrylic on wood with a thin black rustic wood frame on them. The gallery is located downtown at 136 NW Greenwood Ave.

"Sit Down & Be Still II",
12" x 12", Acrylic on wood, framed with thin black frame. $395

"Sit in Deep Woods",
12" x 12", Acrylic on wood, framed with thin black frame. $395

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Commissioned Dancing Bear Painting

I completed my commissioned bear painting. It is titled "They Danced with the Fireflies". I love the idea of dancing bears in a scene of celebration! It's painted on the top of a wooden chest and will go in a bear themed guest room. It was fun to paint! The fireflies remind me of my Costa Rica trip where I saw fireflies while Greg and I were sitting on the beach one night. They were so cool! I loved watching them.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Newspaper article on L. Gruger Artwork

I've had a newspaper article written about me and my artwork in the Bend Bulletin "Go" magazine. To take a look at the article you can go to this link on my web site.

I'll be posting images from a new commission I just finished so check back soon.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dragonfly paintings

I finished two dragon fly paintings and took them to the framer today. A sneak preview of one of them is on the left.

I tried to be a little more free form and use less black line. I wanted to try for a colorful yet airy, light feeling. I wanted to work with the feeling I had while walking in the jungle in Costa Rica and seeing giant blue butterflies and dragonflies. Not sure if I achieved what I was looking for but I'm happy with the way they turned out. I might do more paintings with this dragon fly theme and see what other things I can do with them. I'll have them in the December show at the Tumalo Art Co. gallery.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I'm painting tonight

I've been painting tonight. I'm working on another commission as well as some new work inspired from my travels to Costa Rica. I like the idea of fire flies and dragon flies. I saw both on my trip. I'm going to put some in my paintings.

I've also been working on getting some Christmas cards designed as well as some others and put on my online Greeting Card Store at
I used the snowflake art from my 2007 Jubelale painting I did for the Deschutes Brewery. I love those festive snowflakes! I think they make a very happy holiday card. Hope you do too and maybe you'll purchase a few to send to your friends and family. I'm going to. If you have any ideas for greeting cards that you would like me to make, let me know and I'll work on getting them into my store.