Nicole Newsted
San Francisco, California

Nicole Newsted’s art celebrates the everyday objects that bring joy into our lives. “I create work for my inner child,” she explains. Through thick, strong brushstrokes she also explores the visceral qualities of paint. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and a bunny named George Jones. Her two dogs also keep her company while she does yoga. Fun fact: she usually keeps her confection and candy models around for a while. She’s learned that donuts with the most preservatives hold their shape the longest and that jelly beans turn white if left in the sun too long!

Artist and Customer Comments

T Kovach 2/14/2016 | 2:00 PM

I enjoy your painting.

Nicole Newsted 11/18/2012 | 2:52 PM

thank you for taking the time to say so. i appreciate it!

jetc7free 10/22/2012 | 7:04 PM

Beautiful pieces. Will check in again.

Essie, Coral No. 2

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on back

6" h x 9" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.


Artwork Details

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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