Saturday, November 21, 2015


This is a painting I sold and donated the sale to the parents of a toddler who is journeying through cancer treatment.

"Henry", 24" X 24", acrylic on canvas

Monday, February 16, 2015

2 new watercolors in 2015

"Sunlit Cosmos", 8.5" X 8.5", watercolor on paper

"Hot Pink Peony", 8.25" X 8.75", watercolor on paper

Sunday, June 15, 2014

white peony

Put in several hours on "White Peony" today. White flowers are challenging to paint, because there are so many colors in them…only one of which is actually white. I added a lot more middle tones. Maybe I will finish up tomorrow… (The photo quality here is not great, but I had lost sunlight at this point and used my iPhone to shoot a quick photo to post.)

"White Peony" (WIP)
20" X 20"
Acrylic on canvas

Saturday, December 21, 2013

a tulip triptych

And now the painting titled "Love Unfolding" is becoming part of a triptych!  
I am working on a series of paintings for an upcoming gallery show in March.  

The final size of this triptych will measure 20" X 40".

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

NEW in my etsy shop!

Celebrating my painting, "Red Hibiscus" with notecards and jewelry in my online shop.
You may also purchase the original painting.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Inspired by the wind and the rain and the colors of autumn…

8" X 11", watercolor on paper

Monday, November 4, 2013

it's that time of year again...

Every year I am inspired by the season to paint autumn leaves.  The season is fleeting. It is my way of holding onto the season a little while longer.  I am inspired by the beautiful fall colors we have here in the Midwest.  8" X 11" watercolor on paper.


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

red poppy

Here are some photos of my latest painting, as I layered ink and paint and more ink and more paint and finished with hand lettering and metallic accents.

And here is the finished painting:

"Red Poppy", 10" X 20", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas


Sunday, September 29, 2013

photos from Coyote 2013

Thank you to everyone who came out to see all the amazing artists at this event, and for purchasing my art!  Good times, fun memories!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

art exhibit in chicago 2013

I will be debuting new works at the Coyote 2013, Wicker Park/Bucktown Festival for the Arts
27-29 September 2013, Flat Iron Arts Bldg, Chicago. Sponsored by the Flat Iron Artists' Assoc.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

red hibiscus

A recent trip to The Chicago Botanic Gardens inspired this painting.

"Red Hibiscus", 20" X 20", acrylic on canvas. ©KathleenRietz

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

summer's flowers

"Summer's Flowers", 8.5" X 10.25", watercolor on paper.  ©Kathleen Rietz


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Still Life with Sunflowers

"Still Life with Sunflowers", 11" X 16", watercolor on paper 
©Kathleen Rietz

Thursday, April 18, 2013

fresh tulips


"Fresh Tulips", 9" X 13", watercolor on paper. © Kathleen Rietz

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

green apples on pink hawaiian

I thought I would try something different.  I love this print wrap I brought back from Hawaii a few years ago.  I tried to salvage this old apple painting by adding the pattern in the background.  I think it looks pretty, although apples are not typically found in Hawaii the way they are on the mainland.  What do you think?  It's available in my Etsy shop.

Monday, April 8, 2013

red tulips in a green bottle

"Red Tulips in a Green Bottle"is available in my Etsy shop!
Watercolor on paper, 8 3/8" X 10 1/4". 
Signed, and shipped in protective sleeve.
Beautiful paintings available for Mother's Day.
Have a question?  Contact me.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Anne's Bowl

"Anne's Bowl", 7 3/4" X 10".  This original watercolor painting is one of many available in my online Etsy shop.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

Pears in a White Bowl

First painting of 2013.  Happy New Year!

"Pears in a White Bowl", 10" x 14", Watercolor on paper. ©Kathleen Rietz