Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Favorite--Gretchen Hancock

I'm pleased to announce my first Friday Favorite of 2013, the wonderful original oil paintings of Gretchen Hancock.

Gretchen creates "landscape and still life paintings in a contemporary style with bold brushwork and vibrant colors".  She takes the simplest of items--a piece of fruit, a single flower, a glass jar--and elevates them into fine art.  Her ability to capture light and reflection with bold strokes of color is quite impressive.  I'm so happy to have found her shop on etsy.  I love her work, and I hope you will, too.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Cup Saucer and Cherries in Top Light
Pink Rose in a Glass Jar on Gray Background
Nancy's Shed with Lavatera
Silver Bowl and Orange Slices with a touch of lavender
Apple-Like Red Pepper
Two Purple Siberian Iris in a Glass Bottle
All of these paintings are small--6x6 inches.  I love paintings that size because you can always find a little spot to tuck one--on a skinny wall, on a shelf or table top.  There are several of Gretchen's paintings that I would really like to add to my collection.  Perhaps someday one will find it's way to my home!
Do you have a favorite?  I would love to hear which one it is.  Or maybe you found another one in her shop you like better.  Please share your thoughts and comments below! I enjoy hearing from you!
Please take the time to go visit Gretchen Hancock on etsy.  You will be glad you did!
Happy Friday!

PS--I couldn't resist the temptation.....Two Purple Iris is heading my way!  YAY!!


  1. These are wonderful, my favorite is the Two Purple Siberian Iris in a Glass Bottle! Thanks for sharing this very talented artist with us!

    1. That is my favorite too! In fact, I love it so much I JUST BOUGHT IT! I couldn't risk letting it slip away! LOL! It will look great in my home and I can't wait to get it! I'm glad you enjoyed Gretchen's work.

  2. My favorite is the Siberian Iris in a Glass Bottle as well. But, you know how I'm drawn to Purple! Yay for your new purchase, I look forward to seeing it in person!