Category Archives: Floral

Playing with Paint – Imagination

Hello Everyone and I wish you a prosperous and healthy 2016!

Angel procession Abstract flowers Santa Fe Night Sky Angel collage piece Poppy Field Love felt but unseen

There are times when I must breakaway from classical portraiture and just play so here are a few pictures done completely freestyle from my imagination. The practice is perfect for experimenting with new techniques and ideas.



2015 Santa Fe Artists Relief Fundraiser Event

Hello Everyone,

This is a very late post, but nonetheless wanted to share a few pics from the annual Santa Fe Relief Fund Art Auction, held at Blue Rain Gallery.  I donated this piece (below), “Angel of Faith” to this EXCITING and WORTHY event and was glad to do it!

The gallery was filled to the brim with artists, patrons, friends, and families viewing and bidding on over one hundred pieces of art, no larger than 6 x 6 inches.



“Angel of Faith”, 6 x 6 inches, oil and gold leaf on cradled wood panel

Angel of Faith

Side view, edges in gold


“Jackie’s Roses”, ALMOST FINISHED, oil on paper panel

Come see the finished painting after I put in some details on the main flower!

Open studio #17 May 17-18, 10am – 5pm.
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Jackie's roses, Santa Fe Roses


Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Sunflowers

The Santa Fe Farmer’s Market is held at the train depot. Parking is ample and the market is so clean and colorful. Vendors offer up fresh breakfasts and pastries – we enjoy a delectable breakfast and coffee before shopping.

I love sunflowers!  Can’t always get there early enough to buy them before they are sold out.  I was lucky this Saturday morning to find this bunch, each with a different colored center!

“Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Sunflowers”, 11 x 14 inches, oil on canvas panel, by Kathy Maniscalco

Santa Fe Farmer's Market Sunflowers




“Yellow Roses”, 14 x 18″, oil

Every year for my birthday, my father and his wife send me beautiful flowers and this year was no exception. I had to scale down the composition quite a bit since I was painting quickly, alla prima.  What joy to paint flowers!

Yellow Roses still life


“Sunflower 1” (small painting)

Hello Everyone!

Here’s another small painting, “Sunflower”, 5×5, oil on stretched canvas.  Available for purchase $200 framed. FREE SHIPPING. Please email me if you are interested in purchasing.
Or call me on my Mobile phone: (763) 498-3382

Thanks, Kathy




Small Floral Paintings

These two paintings are only 5×5 inches square. My husband gave me a beautiful vase of white lilies so I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to capture one. They were huge. AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE, $200 framed each. Email Kathy at if you are interested in purchasing.

White Lilly in Glass, 5x5 inches, oil

White Lily in Glass, 5×5 inches, oil


“Lillypads”, 5×5 inches, oil on canvas panel