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To purchase or inquire about paintings, please email me: mickey@koolbeans.net

 

"Backyard Paradise"

Original Watercolor 30" x 22" 
Original $1,700
Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $90 to $450

 

"2 Blue Heron"

Original Watercolor 22" x 30"
Original $1,700

Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $90 to $450

 

"Scott Van Gogh"


Original 22" x 22" Watercolor 
Original $1,200

Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $90 to $450

 

"A New Freedom"

Original Watercolor 22" x 30"
Original Not for Sale

Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $90 to $450
(with or without wording)

"Island Retreat"

Original 10" x 14" Watercolor
Original $620

Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $45 to $
325



"Brilliant Sunset"

Original 12.5" x 19" Watercolor on Yupo
Original $620
Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $75 to $325

"Christmas Palms2"

Original 12.5" x 19" Watercolor on Yupo
Original $650

Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $75 to $325

"Dougie's Serentiy"
Sold
Original 11" x 15" Watercolor
In Private Collection
Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $90 to $450

"Coral Abstract"

Original 12.5" x 19" Watercolor on Yupo
Original Not for Sale
Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $90 to $350

"Pretty Pear"

Original 10" x 14" Watercolor
Original $440

Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $45 to $150

"Pair of Flamingos"

Original 4" x 6" Watercolor

Original Not for Sale
Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $25 to $90

"Dolphin at Play"

Original 12.5" x 19" Watercolor on Yupo
Original $620

Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $45 to $350

"Coral Abstract2"

Original 10" x 14" Watercolor on Yupo
Original $350

Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $45 to $150

"Goofy Pelican"

Original 22" x 15" Watercolor
Original $800
Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $75 to $300

"Flamingo Icon"

Original 8.5" x 9" Watercolor on Yupo
Original $325
Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $45 to $150



"Egret Pair"

Original 10" x 14" Watercolor 
Original $440
Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $45 to $150

"Spiritual Awakening"

Original 14"x 20" Watercolor
(Framed and Matted 20" x 30.5")
Original $
1,700
Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $90 to $450

"Egret Pair on Yupo"

Original 20" x 28" Watercolor
Original $1,700
Signed archival quality prints available.
Price depends on print size $90 to $450

 

   


The Paintings below were the design of artist Patricia Chute
but painted by me in Ms Chute's watercolor seminar. 

Zebra Seminar
Design by Patricia Chute - Watercolor Instructor
Painted by Mickey Krause
Not For Sale
Original Watercolor 18" x 28"

Blue Bench Seminar
Design by Patricia Chute - Watercolor Instructor
Painted by Mickey Krause
Not For Sale
Original Watercolor 22" x 30"

Flamingo Seminar
Design by Patricia Chute - Watercolor Instructor
Painted by Mickey Krause
Not For Sale
Original Watercolor 22" x 30"

 

My Beginning Watercolors 1993 & 2001

These paintings were done during workshops taught by BJ Carson
at Clayton Community Center in St. Louis, MO.
Ms. Carson now resides and works in Venice, Florida
I'm sure I used student grade paper, brushes and paints at that time.

When I got back into painting in 2001, I took instruction from another artist who 
emphasized the importance of using professional quality materials.
It certainly makes a huge difference in the outcome of the work. Colors and values are much more intense. I didn't realize early on that you could get that type of intensity using watercolors. I have been pleasantly surprised with the progress of my work.

 

 

   

   

NEWS FLASH! 

In 2007 at 55 years old, I took a chance and applied to art school. I am so pleased to announce my acceptance into the Fine Arts Program at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.
 
I am majoring in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting. 

Fall 2007: I began as a Freshman in the graduating class of 2011.

HOW KOOL IS THAT?!

January, 2008: One semester down..... 7 to go! 3.33 GPA

As of the Fall 2008 I am switching out of Fine Arts into Illustration.
(I will still minor in Fine Arts - Painting)

May, 2008: First year down...... 3 to go! 3.67 GPA

30 credits at Ringling; 3.5 Cumulative GPA

 

December 2008....Tough year for me. Struggled with Perspective class & Illustration 1.
A lot of added stress of the hotel/restaurant situation in Palm Harbor. My sister was overwhelmed and needed help. I missed my nephew. I finished the semester in spite of breaking my toe on December 5th and a bout with bronchitis the last week. After school, I moved all my belongings back up to my house in St. Pete then headed up to the hotel to help keep it afloat. It's been a struggle, financially and emotionally. We owe a lot more than what the property is probably worth now. (I'm most likely upside down on my personal residence as well). I have not painted hardly at all since leaving Ringling. I feel devoid of my creative side. 

I have a condition called Pulmonary Hypertension (high pressure in the pulmonary artery). I sleep with oxygen. I'd had 2 open heart surgeries to correct a hole in the heart in 1978 and 1980. My heart is enlarged due to the Pulmonary Hypertension. Stress aggravates the conditions, yet I find myself immersed in it anyway. I'm the only family member who lives in Florida. Dad is 78 this summer, still operates his business in St. Louis. He and Mom will be married 58 years. I'm trying to put the best people I can find in place at the hotel and restaurant. (I've got a great GM now who has taken a lot off my plate). I'm not a hotelier or restauranteur, nor do I want to be. I'd like my more simple life back of painting and associating with painting friends.

I was going to sell my condo and use the proceeds to pay off my house that I was  going to remodel and add on to. But my condo still hasn't sold. I've had to reduce the price so much that even if it sells now, I won't have enough to even pay off my house, let along remodel it. The condo is 2210 sf and the house is only 1049 sf. It's way too small to accommodate all my art stuff and provide a good studio space.

11-28-2010.... Good news is in June, a wonderful man found me who is encouraging me to get back to my painting. Michael is wonderful and very spiritual. He's been a great comfort and support to me. I'm still working at the hotel but only part time now. I've painted a few new paintings in a series I'm calling "Keeping it Simple". Life is Good. Keep an eye on this site for new work.

January 4, 2012.... A little less than a year ago (February 5, 2011) Michael and I broke up. He went back to Melbourne, FL and is pursuing his spiritual path. I had hoped we would be life partners but apparently that wasn't to be. I have been studying Eckhart Tolle and finding much connection there. My condo sold in May and I purchased a home that I moved into in November.  Lots of work to do yet and tons of unpacking. I imagine this will be a year for inventory and hopefully next year will be one of thinning out. It will be a process for sure. I work at the hotel several days a week, take a painting class on Mondays where I visit with my longtime friend and mentor; Miss Phyllis who turned 84 in November 2011. I've made a plan to have a party on December 22, 2012 (the day after 12-21-12 when the Myan calendar is said to end and predictions of some sort of Paradigm Shift abound). 


   
Mickey Krause

Email me here: mickey@koolbeans.net

 All digital images of artwork on this website are the sole property and creation of Mickey Krause. 
Any unauthorized use of the images herein constitutes copyright infringement.
 


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