Friday, December 1, 2017

KYLE & STEPH

"Kyle & Steph"
Original
Oil on canvas
20"x16"
SOLD
©Nancy Tokos 2017

Original.  Everybody loves a portrait !  I really enjoy painting the portrait.  Many customers ask me to paint one of themselves then return to have a portrait done for their friends big occasion.  Such was the case with the above handsome couple.

This is an original work of art by California artist, Nancy Tokos, member American Impressionist Society, San Diego Portrait Society and Oil Painters of America.  Oil on canvas.  Safely packaged and shipped via FedEx but please allow 1-5 days for domestic shipping. Save shipping and take delivery from my San Diego California brick and mortar studio. Values may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your computer due to my digital camera settings, time of day the photograph is taken and the monitor you are looking at right now. * (but the colors are pretty close)
PRICED FOR PICK-UP FROM MY STUDIO (SHIPPING IS ADDITIONAL & BASED ON DESTINATION)

Monday, November 27, 2017

LIESBET J.Q.

Liesbet J. Q.
commission
charcoal/pencil sketch
14" x 11" 

Commission.  Two (2) pencil/charcoal sketches of approved sister photos. Studio pick-up.  Projected completion December 8 - December 15.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Sharon, Georgie, James & Ollie

"Sharon, Georgie, James & Ollie"
Original
Oil on canvas
24"x18"
SOLD
©Nancy Tokos 2017

Original.  Beach portrait !  The Hotel Del on Coronado Island in San Diego CA is a very popular destination, which was the backdrop in this portrait (grin).  Marilyn Monroe filmed "Some Like It Hot" with two other guys (grin again).  Plenty of sun is a good excuse for sunglasses but if you know me, I like to paint sunglasses.  This was an easy one.

This is an original work of art by California artist, Nancy Tokos, member American Impressionist Society, San Diego Portrait Society and Oil Painters of America.  Oil on canvas.  Safely packaged and shipped via FedEx but please allow 1-5 days for domestic shipping. Save shipping and take delivery from my San Diego California brick and mortar studio. Values may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your computer due to my digital camera settings, time of day the photograph is taken and the monitor you are looking at right now. * (but the colors are pretty close)
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Gibbs & Axel



GIBBS & AXEL
Original
Charcoal Washing painting
14"x11"
SOLD
©Nancy Tokos 2017


Original.  Commissioned pet portraits. Two very lucky family members were caught smiling at the same time!

This is an original work of art by California artist, Nancy Tokos, member American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America.  Charcoal on paper. Safely packaged and ready to frame but please allow 1-5 days for shipping. Charcoal paintings + drawings are very handsome in a wooden frame, my favorite is barnwood found at Frame USA http://www.frameusa.com/.

* colors, values, may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your computer due to my digital camera settings, time of day the photograph is taken and the monitor you are looking at right now. *






 

Monday, November 6, 2017

GYPSY

"Gypsy"
Original
14"x11" 
Charcoal wash on 400#Bristol Plate
Price $595
©Nancy Tokos 2014

Charcoal wash technique was perfect for this figurative study, mostly in shadow. This is a mixture of charcoal sticks and powder. The velvet shawl detail brought added interest because of the depth of blackness achieved with mere charcoal powder. 


This is an original work of art by California artist, Nancy Tokos, member American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America.  Charcoal on paper. Safely packaged and ready to frame but please allow 1-5 days for shipping. Charcoal paintings + drawings are very handsome in a wooden frame, my favorite is barnwood found at Frame USA http://www.frameusa.com/.

* colors, values, may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your computer due to my digital camera settings, time of day the photograph is taken and the monitor you are looking at right now. *

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Mr & Mrs Boreham

Mr. & Mrs. Boreham
Original
Charcoal Wash
©Nancy Tokos 2013
PRIVATE COLLECTION

Selfie portrait !  Everybody loves a portrait.  This charcoal wash technique takes half the time for me to paint.

This is an original work of art by California artist, Nancy Tokos, member American Impressionist Society, San Diego Portrait Society and Oil Painters of America.  Charcoal powder on #400 Bristol.  Safely packaged and shipped via FedEx but please allow 1-5 days for shipping. Save shipping and take delivery from my San Diego brick and mortar studio. Values may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your computer due to my digital camera settings, time of day the photograph is taken and the monitor you are looking at right now. * (but the colors are pretty close)
PRICED FOR PICK-UP FROM MY STUDIO (SHIPPING IS ADDITIONAL & BASED ON DESTINATION)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

SNOWY EGRET



"Snowy Egret"
Original
Oil on canvas
40" x 30"
Price $950
©Nancy Tokos 2017  

Original.  "All white with wispy plumes on head and back in breeding season" ... according to Wikipedia.  My story is a lot more interesting but actually, has nothing to do with the painting.  The painting was inspired by a terrific photograph.  The photographer is a friend that goes back to school days.  But I never knew he was so talented !  Thanks, Frank

PHOTO CREDIT : Frank Haze Burch

This is an original work of art by California artist, Nancy Tokos, member American Impressionist Society, San Diego Portrait Society and Oil Painters of America.  Oil on masonite.  Safely packaged and shipped via FedEx but please allow 1-5 days for shipping. Save shipping and take delivery from my San Diego brick and mortar studio. Values may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your computer due to my digital camera settings, time of day the photograph is taken and the monitor you are looking at right now. * (but the colors are pretty close)
PRICED FOR PICK-UP FROM MY STUDIO (SHIPPING IS ADDITIONAL & BASED ON DESTINATION)


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Simpson Family

Simpson Family commission
36" x 24"
oil on canvas


Original oil painting.  The Simpsons enjoyed their summer in Southern California so much they commissioned a beach portrait. Their criteria was a painting that would have the look and feel of my seagull painting that was bought last year ! Anticipated finish/delivery late October 18, 2017.


Friday, August 25, 2017

WALKE Beach Chairs

Walke Beach Chairs
Original
30"x20"
oil on canvas
SOLD


Original.  Everybody loves these beach chair paintings !  Thanks Linda and glad you survived this summers Hurricane.  Enjoy the Atlantic Ocean.
 

Monday, August 21, 2017

QUEEN SUGAR

"Queen Sugar"
Original
Oil on masonite
16" x 12"
Price $395
©Nancy Tokos 2017

Original oil painting.   This is painted from a series of photos I took during a morning walk on the nearby pier.  At first, I kept a distance of about 20 ft.  The sunlight was good and the bird remained still.  I crept closer and closer until I was within 2 ft.  The queen turned her head to the right.  Then the left.  From the series of photos taken that day, I've done three paintings.  That's more than I've painted my husband.  Ha ha ha !

This is an original work of art by California artist, Nancy Tokos, member American Impressionist Society, San Diego Portrait Society and Oil Painters of America.  Oil on masonite.  Safely packaged and shipped via FedEx but please allow 1-5 days for shipping. Save shipping and take delivery from my San Diego brick and mortar studio. Values may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your computer due to my digital camera settings, time of day the photograph is taken and the monitor you are looking at right now. * (but the colors are pretty close)

PRICED FOR PICK-UP FROM MY STUDIO (SHIPPING IS ADDITIONAL & BASED ON DESTINATION)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SKY LIGHT

"Sky Light"
Original
Oil on canvas
36" x 24" 
Price $ 1,400
©Nancy Tokos 2017

Original.  For me, the shadowed form of bathing beauties in summers canvas wooden chairs has turned into a popular theme.  I've pulled in a few elements from my personal life.  I have always tanned in the canvas beach chair but they are now found mostly in the EU, which is where I saw them again in Central London public parks, in the middle of the city.  You won't see the canvas chairs on a California beach.  But the sky is California.  The sea is Caribbean green.  The sand is Florida sugar sand.  The occupants are the beach boys ...

This is an original work of art by California artist, Nancy Tokos, member American Impressionist Society, San Diego Portrait Society and Oil Painters of America.  Oil on stretched canvas.  Safely packaged and shipped via FedEx but please allow 1-5 days for shipping. Save shipping and take delivery from my San Diego brick and mortar studio. Values may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your computer due to my digital camera settings, time of day the photograph is taken and the monitor you are looking at right now. * (but the colors are pretty close)
PRICED FOR PICK-UP FROM MY STUDIO (SHIPPING IS ADDITIONAL & BASED ON DESTINATION)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

FEATHER DUSTER


"Feather Duster"
14" x 11" 
oil on panel
SOLD
©Nancy Tokos 2017

Original.  It is Year of the Rooster.  " 2017 will be a powerful one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward. This year, impressions count. You’ll want to look your best and be clear on your intentions concerning love, money, and business. Stick to practical and well-proven paths to ensure success, rather than risky ventures."  Well, that was a cut and paste from dear 'ole Google and let's hope it rings true !

Framed in a stunning red wooden frame, ready to hang.

This is an original work of art by California artist, Nancy Tokos, member American Impressionist Society, San Diego Portrait Society and Oil Painters of America.  Oil on canvas panel.  Safely packaged and shipped via FedEx but please allow 1-5 days for shipping. Save shipping and take delivery from my San Diego brick and mortar studio. Values may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your computer due to my digital camera settings, time of day the photograph is taken and the monitor you are looking at right now. * (but the colors are pretty close)
PRICED FOR PICK-UP FROM MY STUDIO (SHIPPING IS ADDITIONAL & BASED ON DESTINATION)