Sunday, February 18, 2018

MR. WONDERFUL

"Mr. Wonderful"
Original
Oil on canvas
30" x 20"
$750
©Nancy Tokos 2018

Original.  Past few years, my paintings have been above sea level.  Thought I would try to see what the big deal is underwater.  I think I am going to enjoy this!

This is an original work of art by American Impressionist, Nancy Tokos, member American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America and San Diego Portrait Society.  Oil on canvas with barnwood frame.  Ready to exhibit !  Safely packaged and shipped 1-5 days following confirmation of funds.  Save shipping and take delivery from my bricks and mortar location in San Diego. Values may vary slightly between actual painting and the image on your computer due to my digital camera settings, time of day the photo was taken and the monitor you are looking at right now.

Shipping will be a separate charge based entirely on your location.  "Buy Now" reflects price of painting and California sales tax.



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

PENGUIN LOVE

"Penguin Love"
Original
Oil on canvas
20" x 16"
SOLD
©Nancy Tokos 2018

Original.  Trudi Erb is a hidden treasure at SeaWorld San Diego. She is in charge of the penguins but because she has managed the SeaWorld penguins for 30 years, I have decided to dedicate Valentine's Day to her. Here is Trudi with the legendary, King Tut. Thank you Trudi.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Georgie

"Georgie"
Original
Charcoal wash on #400 bristol
14" x 11"
SOLD
©Nancy Tokos 2017

Original.  Charcoal wash is one of my favorite mediums.  This pretty portrait was a gift from her loving parents.


Wookie + Hans

"Wookie & Hans"
Original
14" x 11"
Charcoal Wash on #400 bristol
SOLD
©Nancy Tokos 2017

Original.  Funny commission for a couple that married at Liberty Station.  This was the Brides gift to her new husband.  There were no questions asked, I just enjoyed this one  !

Mr. Kardec

"Mr. Kardec"
Original
Oil on canvas
20" x 16"
SOLD
©Nancy Tokos 2017

Original.  This is a portrait of Allan Kardec, a spiritualist who died in 1869.   I was commissioned to paint his portrait.  It was a terrific challenge.  Many lithographs exist of Kardec but only a few photographs as photography became more available to the general public about 1835. I was give creative freedom.  As I researched, I kept returning to a particular lithograph from which I used an inspiration.  I am quite proud of my interpretation, although it is a slight deviation from my usual approach to the portrait.

Wikipedia describes Mr. Kardec " ... Allan Kardec is the pen name of the French educator, translator and author Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail. He is the author of the five books known as the Spiritist Codification, and is the founder of Spiritism."


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Mrs. Smerik

"Mrs. Smerik"
Original
20" x 16"
oil on canvas
©Nancy Tokos 2018
PRIVATE COLLECTION


Original.  "Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but it's everything in between that makes everything all worth living." -Bob Marley

In loving memory of an extraordinary woman who has been an inspiration to all that knew her.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

California Winter

"California Winter"
Original
Oil on masonite
14" x 11"
Price $525
©Nancy Tokos 2016

Original.  West Coast beaches are covered in white stuff too.

This is an original work of art by American Impressionist, Nancy Tokos, member American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America and San Diego Portrait Society.  Oil on masonite and framed in nice Barnwood.  Ready to exhibit !  Safely packaged and shipped 1-5 days following confirmation of funds.  Save shipping and take delivery from my bricks and mortar location in San Diego. Values may vary slightly between actual painting and the image on your computer due to my digital camera settings, time of day the photo was taken and the monitor you are looking at right now.

Shipping will be a separate charge based entirely on your location.  "Buy Now" reflects price of painting and California sales tax.


Saturday, February 3, 2018

SHARK!

"Shark!"
Original
Oil on masonite
16" x 12"
SOLD
©Nancy Tokos 2018

Original.  Underwater life is a clear and present danger even on the shores of the San Diego beach.  We are lucky enough to live on a street which deadends to the Pacific Ocean. I have actually stood in our living room and watched whales but never seen the fin of my little friend (above).  Regardless, I'm not jumping in the water anytime soon.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

ORLA

"Orla"
Original
Oil on canvas
20"x10"
SOLD
©Nancy Tokos 2017

Original.  A day in the sun with plenty of sun block !


LITTLE FEATHER DUSTER

"Little Feather Duster"
Original
Oil on canvas panel
10" x 8"
price $325
©Nancy Tokos 2017

Original.   This is a Year of Fire Rooster, starting from Jan. 28, 2017 (Chinese New Year) and lasting to Feb. 15, 2018.  Today is January 21, 2018.  Regardless, rooster paintings are often found in kitchens as they are a sign of good luck.  My little rooster painting is in a great red frame.  Email me nancytokos@hotmail.com and I will send you a photo !

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)


Saturday, January 20, 2018

SETS IN THE WEST

"Sets in the West"
Original
Oil on masonite
14" x 11"
SOLD
©Nancy Tokos 2016

Original oil painting.  I live at the end of a street that ends where the ocean begins.  When I drive home, late in the afternoon, this is exactly what I see.  If you are lucky enough to live on the beach, you are lucky enough.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

SUNSET LOVE

"Sunset Love"
Original
oil on canvas
20" x 16"
$550
©Nancy Tokos 2018

Original.  We walk the beach early in the morning. You always see something different.  The LaJolla beach is popular with kayak rentals and scuba divers.  That is why I stopped and took  a ton of pictures of a cute little old man and this row boat  The cute little old man was edited out this time.  Last time, he was included in two paintings and they took forever to sell. I thought this boat deserved to float on its own.  We will see.

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 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)