Monday, August 4, 2014

"Thicket", Textile




"Thicket",  Quilt
Artist:  Char Wirfs
Size:  Framed:  16" by 20"
Machine pieced.
Hand quilted and embellished with embroidery floss.

Recently on display at Aurora Colony Quilt Show, Aurora, Oregon
and
Short Term Gallery, Baker City, Oregon.
Sold while displayed at Art Presence Gallery in Jacksonville, OR
Art'Clectic Pop-Up Event, May 2015
A gentleman who works for he Parks Service in Ashland, OR purchased this.


"North Cape Kiwanda", Oil



"North Cape Kiwanda", Framed Oil
Artist":  Walt Wirfs
Size:  16" by 20" 

Studio oil taken from a photograph by Matt Wirfs as he hiked along the North side of Cape Kiwanda, Oregon in the winter of 2011.
Recently on display at Ryan Gallery, Lincoln City, Oregon
Currently on display at Wirfs Studio, Jacksonville, Oregon.

"Haystack Rock" Oil



Oil:  "Haystack Rock"
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Size:  8" by 10" framed.

Studio oil painted from a photograph by Matt Wirfs.  View of surf and Haystack Rock from the base of Cape Kiwanda sand dune, near the tide pools.  Cape Kiwanda Oregon
state Park.July 2011.
Recently on display at Stimulous Cafe, Pacific City, Oregon.
Currently on display at Wirfs Studio, Medford, Oregon.
This small oil is a favorite of Charlotte Wirfs and does not get displayed often.


Textiles: "Fireflies"




Wall Quilt:  "Fireflies"
Artist:  Char Wirfs
Framed:  16" by 20 "
Recently displayed at Art Du Jour Guest Artist Gallery, Medford, OR
Currently on display at Wirfs Studio, Jacksonville, Oregon

Saturday, August 2, 2014

"Poppy", Photograph



"Poppy"  Framed Photograph
Artist:  Charlotte Wirfs
Size:  24" by 24"
Recently on display at Rogue River Gallery and Art Center
Medford, Oregon
and Art'Clectic Pop-Up Event at Art Presence Gallery in Jacksonvile, OR
Currently on display at Wirfs Studio, Jacksonville, OR



"Sand Lake" Plein Air Oil

 
 
 
"Sand Lake"  Plein Ar Oil
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Size:  11" by 14"
Recently on display at Ryan Gallery, Lincoln City, Oregon.
Currently on display at Art Presence Gallery, Naked Art, Jacksonville, OR


"Wave Watcher" Photograph

 
 
"Wave Watcher":  Framed Photograph
Artist:  Charlotte Wirfs
Size:  Framed, 24" by 24"
Recently on display at Rogue Valley Art Center, Medford, Oregon.
Currently in private ownership.

"Ballard" Graphite


"Ballard"  Graphite
Artist:  Walt Wirfs 
Size:  Framed:  16" by 20"
Currently in a private collection.

Drawing done from a photograph taken by the artist in Ballard, WA


"Wetlands", Fabric Art

Textile:  Quilt


"Wet Lands"
Wall hanging 
Artist:  Charlotte Wirfs
Machine pieced and hand quilted
Size:  16" by 20" framed.
Finished Jan. 2013
Recently on display at 
Rogue Valley Gallery an Art Center, Medford, Oregon
Currently on display at Art du Jour Guest Artist Gallery in Medford, OR





Saturday, July 12, 2014

Portrait Set Up and Work in Progress



Completed Portrait
Colored Pencil Portrait
Framed:  25" by 35"
Finished July 15, 2014
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Currently hanging in a private collection.


Portrait Set Up and Work in Progress


Subject is small school photo.


Miscellaneous supplies stored in drawer.

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Pencil selected for work are kept in Bins on pallet board.



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   Electric eraser comes in handy.


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Large adjustable drawing board and overhead lightening are an important part of working area.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

"Open Mic"


"Open Mic"


Colored Pencil Drawing,  10" by 8"
Artist: Walt Wirfs
Drawn from a photograph.
Currently displayed in artist's collection.


Alaska


"Alaska"



Large Colored Pencil Drawing, 25" by 15"
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Commissioned Assignment
Drawn from a snapshot provided by the client.
Currently in a private collection.

"Order Please"

"Order Please"


Graphite Drawing, 14" by 18"
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Commission Assignment
Done from a photograph as a result of a photo shoot by the artist.  The photo shoot was done at the client's restaurant.  Final photo was selected by the client.
Currently displayed in a private collection.

"Crayon Book"


"Crayon Book" Graphite, 14" by 18"
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Commission Assignment
From a photograph.
This was done as the result of a photo shoot by the artist at the client's cafe.
The client selected it from a group of photos taken at that time.
Currently in a private collection.

"Siblings"


"Siblings"  
Graphite Drawing 14" by 20"
Artist:Walt Wirfs
Commission  Assignment
Currently in a private collection.
This was done from a client's personal photograph and kept a secret from the family.  The client who asked for the drawing gave it to his wife as a Christmas present.

"Errands"



"Errands"



Photograph by Char Wirfs
Fifth Street, Jacksonville,Oregon
June 30, 2014
Entered in a photo contest featuring panning.

Siskiyou Forest

Siskiyou Forest


Small Plein Air Oil
By Walt Wirfs
Near Tub Springs, Oregon 
March 2014
About 6" by 3"
Given to Art From The Heart project
Recipient is a woman who lost her grandson to a car accident in May 2014.



Sunday, May 4, 2014

Farm Yard, Oil



Oil:  Farm Yard
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Unframed:  30 inches by 40 inches
Finished April 3, 2013.
Recently displayed at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, Medford, Oregon
and
Art'Clectic Pop-Up Event, Victorian Christmas, Dec. 2015 Jacksonville, OR
Studio painting inspired by photograph by Char Wirfs
Sold at that event and currently on display in a private collection.
 
Photograph by Charlotte Wirfs.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Photography: Twenty Mule Team

 
 
Photograph:  "Twenty Mule Team"
Artist:  Charlotte Wirfs
Framed
Antique Toy displayed at
Reno Historical Society Museum
Recently on display at Short Term Gallery
Baker City, Oregon
and Art Presence Gallery Day of the Dead Show, Jacksonville, OR
Currently on display at artist's home.

Lone Oak, Plein Air Oil


Plein Air Oil: " Lone Oak"
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Framed 9"x12"
Recently on display at
Short Term Gallery
Baker City, Oregon.
Sold May 2014 at that event.
Featured Artist Reception at Short Term Gallery.
Currently on display in a private collection.



Friday, April 25, 2014

"Art From the Heart"

"Art From the Heart"
 My husband and I are artists and we just started "art from the Heart"
 We create and send tiny inspirational art or mini quilts, totally
free of charge, to people needing a little inspiration in their lives or to those who give so much to their communities or to others that they deserve a special "Thank You".
  We will post our projects on our blog, WirfsStudio.blogspot.com.
.
  If you would like us to send a  Free Art project to some one you think needs some TLC or appreciation, we will to create a personal art piece for them.  Please email us.  charwirfs@gmail.com.  Provide a little information about why you want us to acknowledge the person.  We will reply as soon as we can.
  Our creations are custom made per request and we will even pay the postage to mail it directly to the person you have chosen to receive some Art From the Heart.  Here are a few examples of the tiny projects we can make.



Mixed Media:  "Blossom Time"
Artist:  Char Wirfs
Tiny canvas and stand.
Currently on display at
Short Term Gallery, Baker City, Oregon


Mixed Media:  "Sing it Out"
Artist:  Charlotte Wirfs
Tiny Art-board, unframed
Sent to Australia with a message.
 




Friday, March 7, 2014

Fabric Art: "Come Away..."

 
Fabric Art:  "Come Away..."
 
 
 
Mini Quilt in Stand:  "Come Away..."
 
Wool, Fabric, Leaf Print, Ribbon, Antique Post Card (1909).  Hand embellished with embroidery and hand quilting.
 
Artist:  Char Wirfs
Size:  4" by 6"
Finished Sept. 2012
 
Recently displayed at Aurora Colony Quilt Show and Short Term Gallery.
Currently on display at Wirfs Studio, Jacksonville, Oregon.


Graphite Drawing: "Matt"

 
Graphite Drawing: "Matt"
 
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Finished Sept. 2012
Framed Graphite:  11" by 14"
Currently displayed in a private collection.
 
Matt is a musician performing with the band Swift Albro, Ship Magic, Carnival Cruise Line.
 
 
Matt, April, 2013
 
 
 
 
 

Weather Vane



Quilt Block
Finished Feb.28, 2014
Artist:  Char Wirfs
Size:  9 inches Sq.
Currently in a private collection.