kathleen_rietz_artist

Floral & Abstract Artist

Chicago, IL.
*Fine art paintings & beautiful custom accessories! To purchase, contact via my website or send me DM. Paintings ship worldwide.

I felt inspired to finish these highly textured little canvases today. Happy colors and metallic gold paint. “Underlying Emotions” and “Lilacs and Courage”. Both 8”x8”. 🌸
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I felt inspired to finish these highly textured little canvases today. Happy colors and metallic gold paint. “Underlying Emotions” and “Lilacs and Courage”. Both 8”x8”. 🌸 #kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #colorcrushcreative #joyfulabstracts #smallcanvas #abstractseries #abstractcanvas #markmaking #artforinteriors #artforyourhome #artforyourwalls #chicagoartist #chicagointeriors #artmywall - 10 minutes ago

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Adding color to Monday. I hope it’s a great week for you all. July will be coming to an end. What’s been the highlight of summer for you so far?
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My art show will be on display at the Flatiron Arts Building in Chicago until mid August. I will be in attendance at the August First Friday on 8/2, 7-10pm.
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Adding color to Monday. I hope it’s a great week for you all. July will be coming to an end. What’s been the highlight of summer for you so far? 🌸 My art show will be on display at the Flatiron Arts Building in Chicago until mid August. I will be in attendance at the August First Friday on 8/2, 7-10pm. 🌸 #abstractartorg #colorfulart #kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #joyfulabstracts #chicagoartgallery #markmaking #abstractimpressionism #chicagoartscene #joyfulcolors #abstractfloral #artforinteriors #artforyourwalls #chicagoartgalleries #blickartmaterials #colorcrushcreative #chicagoartist #oilpastels - 6 hours ago

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Thanks to all of you who made it out in the weather and heat to be present at my art showing. As with most important events in life, you never forget those who show up. We did have some nice influxes of crowds and there was a fun energy, music by Joe Eddy Brown. There were several of my instagram followers who were so sweet and excited to be there and meet me. 🙂 I sold a scarf and someone bought a one hour art session from me, which will be fun to look forward to teaching. Thank you mostly to my sweetheart and partner Kevin Lahvic, who honestly went way above and beyond to help facilitate the event. It felt like a gift. 
My artwork will be hanging in the gallery through mid August, and the next open event will be First Friday, August 6th at the Flatiron Arts Building in studio 222. You may also book a private showing. Contact me for details.
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#kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #colorcrushcreative #chicagoartist #chicagoartscene #chicagoartgallery #abstractartist #creativeprofessional #floralartist #artlessons #artforinteriors #chicagointeriors #soloartshow #joyfulabstracts #creativityhabit #artprocess

Thanks to all of you who made it out in the weather and heat to be present at my art showing. As with most important events in life, you never forget those who show up. We did have some nice influxes of crowds and there was a fun energy, music by Joe Eddy Brown. There were several of my instagram followers who were so sweet and excited to be there and meet me. 🙂 I sold a scarf and someone bought a one hour art session from me, which will be fun to look forward to teaching. Thank you mostly to my sweetheart and partner Kevin Lahvic, who honestly went way above and beyond to help facilitate the event. It felt like a gift. My artwork will be hanging in the gallery through mid August, and the next open event will be First Friday, August 6th at the Flatiron Arts Building in studio 222. You may also book a private showing. Contact me for details. 💫 #kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #colorcrushcreative #chicagoartist #chicagoartscene #chicagoartgallery #abstractartist #creativeprofessional #floralartist #artlessons #artforinteriors #chicagointeriors #soloartshow #joyfulabstracts #creativityhabit #artprocess - 1 day ago

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This feels like the heatwave we are experiencing in Chicago. Its title is “Sun Dance”, appropriately named.☀️It will be on display tonite at the gallery show. My flowers have been loving the heat and humidity!
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This feels like the heatwave we are experiencing in Chicago. Its title is “Sun Dance”, appropriately named.☀️It will be on display tonite at the gallery show. My flowers have been loving the heat and humidity! ☀️ #abstractart #colorfulabstractart #joyfulabstracts #kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #flamingabstracts #colorcrushcreative #summerpainting #chicagoartist #chicagointeriors #artforyourhome #smallpaintings #markmaking #smallcanvas #texturedcanvas - 2 days ago

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I’m not 100% sure where these are going, but I’ve been having fun just playing with color and texture. I love how the metallic and iridescent paints accentuate the textures even more. I’ve been having fun experimenting on small canvases in preparation to go LARGE when I replenish my supply of canvas and paint. Remember the video I posted a couple of nights ago? The one where I was putting strips of gauze and tissue paper in place on a small canvas with modeling paste? These are the canvases now, after many coats of paint and glazes of thinned paint.
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#chicagoartgallery #chicagoartist #texturedcanvas #modelingpaste #blickartmaterials #colorcrushcreative #abstractimpressionism #abstractartorg #colorfulart #kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #joyfulabstracts #chicagoartscene #joyfulcolors #creatingtextures #artprocess #artforinteriors #artforyourwalls

I’m not 100% sure where these are going, but I’ve been having fun just playing with color and texture. I love how the metallic and iridescent paints accentuate the textures even more. I’ve been having fun experimenting on small canvases in preparation to go LARGE when I replenish my supply of canvas and paint. Remember the video I posted a couple of nights ago? The one where I was putting strips of gauze and tissue paper in place on a small canvas with modeling paste? These are the canvases now, after many coats of paint and glazes of thinned paint. 🌿 #chicagoartgallery #chicagoartist #texturedcanvas #modelingpaste #blickartmaterials #colorcrushcreative #abstractimpressionism #abstractartorg #colorfulart #kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #joyfulabstracts #chicagoartscene #joyfulcolors #creatingtextures #artprocess #artforinteriors #artforyourwalls - 3 days ago

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A treat for the eyes! Just one more reminder for those of you in Chicago who may not have seen my posts, I’d love to see you at my solo art exhibit tomorrow evening! The weather is 🔥🔥, but I will have cool art and refreshments.🙂 All are welcome to attend the reception on Saturday, July 20th at 7pm. After that, showings will be by appointment only. 🎨

The Flatiron Arts Bldg, 
Kevin Lahvic Gallery 222
1579 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
🎨
#chicagoartgallery #markmaking #chicagoartist #oilpastels #chicagoartgalleries #blickartmaterials #colorcrushcreative #abstractimpressionism #abstractartorg #colorfulart #kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #joyfulabstracts #chicagoartscene #joyfulcolors #abstractfloral #artforinteriors #artforyourwalls

A treat for the eyes! Just one more reminder for those of you in Chicago who may not have seen my posts, I’d love to see you at my solo art exhibit tomorrow evening! The weather is 🔥🔥, but I will have cool art and refreshments.🙂 All are welcome to attend the reception on Saturday, July 20th at 7pm. After that, showings will be by appointment only. 🎨 The Flatiron Arts Bldg, Kevin Lahvic Gallery 222 1579 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 🎨 #chicagoartgallery #markmaking #chicagoartist #oilpastels #chicagoartgalleries #blickartmaterials #colorcrushcreative #abstractimpressionism #abstractartorg #colorfulart #kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #joyfulabstracts #chicagoartscene #joyfulcolors #abstractfloral #artforinteriors #artforyourwalls - 3 days ago

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Have you ever wished you could own one of my paintings but were sad to see that it had sold? I’m proud to announce that I’ve teamed up with iCanvas to make prints on canvas and prints on paper available now. These are prints of paintings that have sold, so this is the only way to own a replica. I toured the iCanvas facility before making my decision to sign with them, so I saw for myself the high quality printing standards. Their wood crossbars are cut so that they never warp. Canvases are stretched by hand. Everything is done in their facility in Morton Grove, IL and shipped directly to the customer. Right now iCanvas is having a sale! Go check out my collection! You can link directly to my iCanvas collection through my linktree. Just click the active link in my bio.
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#icanvas #icanvasart #printsoncanvas #printsonpaper #licensingartists #artlicensing #floralprints #floralart #impressionism #abstractimpressionism #kathleenrietz #kathleenrietzartist #printondemand #framedprint #framedartprints #onlineartsales

Have you ever wished you could own one of my paintings but were sad to see that it had sold? I’m proud to announce that I’ve teamed up with iCanvas to make prints on canvas and prints on paper available now. These are prints of paintings that have sold, so this is the only way to own a replica. I toured the iCanvas facility before making my decision to sign with them, so I saw for myself the high quality printing standards. Their wood crossbars are cut so that they never warp. Canvases are stretched by hand. Everything is done in their facility in Morton Grove, IL and shipped directly to the customer. Right now iCanvas is having a sale! Go check out my collection! You can link directly to my iCanvas collection through my linktree. Just click the active link in my bio. 💕 #icanvas #icanvasart #printsoncanvas #printsonpaper #licensingartists #artlicensing #floralprints #floralart #impressionism #abstractimpressionism #kathleenrietz #kathleenrietzartist #printondemand #framedprint #framedartprints #onlineartsales - 4 days ago

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Here are a couple of my latest paintings from my abstract series. The one one the left has glistening areas of gold paint. I think it might be my favorite. It’s amazing how much more dressed up a painting looks when framed. I have 26 paintings that will be on display in Chicago through mid August. The reception is this Saturday evening.
All are welcome to attend the reception on Saturday, July 20th at 7pm. After that, showings will be by appointment only. 🎨

The Flatiron Arts Bldg, 
Kevin Lahvic Gallery 222
1579 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
🎨
#chicagoartgallery #markmaking #chicagoartist #oilpastels #chicagoartgalleries #colorcrushcreative #abstractimpressionism #abstractartorg #colorfulart #kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #joyfulabstracts #chicagoartscene #abstractfloral #floralartist #impressionism #abstractseries

Here are a couple of my latest paintings from my abstract series. The one one the left has glistening areas of gold paint. I think it might be my favorite. It’s amazing how much more dressed up a painting looks when framed. I have 26 paintings that will be on display in Chicago through mid August. The reception is this Saturday evening. All are welcome to attend the reception on Saturday, July 20th at 7pm. After that, showings will be by appointment only. 🎨 The Flatiron Arts Bldg, Kevin Lahvic Gallery 222 1579 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 🎨 #chicagoartgallery #markmaking #chicagoartist #oilpastels #chicagoartgalleries #colorcrushcreative #abstractimpressionism #abstractartorg #colorfulart #kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #joyfulabstracts #chicagoartscene #abstractfloral #floralartist #impressionism #abstractseries - 4 days ago

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And off they went today. 26 new paintings for my solo show this Saturday! I’ll have paintings, boxed sets of my notecards and a few of my luxury art scarves on hand. Music, wine and other refreshments. It will be 🔥hot🔥in Chicago this weekend, so dress accordingly if you plan to attend. I’d love to see many of you there!! If you are seeing this post, you’re invited!! 🎨
All are welcome to attend the reception on Saturday, July 20th at 7pm. After that, showings will be by appointment only. 🎨

The Flatiron Arts Bldg, 
Kevin Lahvic Gallery 222
1579 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
🎨
#chicagoartgallery #chicagoartist #chicagoartgalleries #colorcrushcreative #abstractimpressionism #abstractartorg #kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #joyfulabstracts #chicagoartscene #abstractfloral #floralartist #impressionism #abstractseries

And off they went today. 26 new paintings for my solo show this Saturday! I’ll have paintings, boxed sets of my notecards and a few of my luxury art scarves on hand. Music, wine and other refreshments. It will be 🔥hot🔥in Chicago this weekend, so dress accordingly if you plan to attend. I’d love to see many of you there!! If you are seeing this post, you’re invited!! 🎨 All are welcome to attend the reception on Saturday, July 20th at 7pm. After that, showings will be by appointment only. 🎨 The Flatiron Arts Bldg, Kevin Lahvic Gallery 222 1579 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 🎨 #chicagoartgallery #chicagoartist #chicagoartgalleries #colorcrushcreative #abstractimpressionism #abstractartorg #kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #joyfulabstracts #chicagoartscene #abstractfloral #floralartist #impressionism #abstractseries - 5 days ago

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What colors do gravitate towards in your art? I guess these would be mine. Lots of lush blues, teal and green with gorgeous pink florals. And in my abstract work, I experiment a bit more because I’m not bound by depicting form, but rather communicating through the language of color and value, which is why I love to switch to abstracts on occasion. They seem to make my floral work fresh again when I come back to it. Anyway, see these 2 small canvases I started? Aren’t they gorgeous?!? Stay tuned to see where I take them next. If you saw the video I posted last night in my feed and in my Stories, you’ll see how I started out with gauze, tissue and modeling paste. Go take a look. I have been taking photos of my process and will post them in order once these new paintings are finished.
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#floralart  #floralabstract #paintingofflowers #intuitivepainting #dailypainting #teal #colorcrushcreative #pinkpeonies #peonypainting #abstractimpressionismart #joyfulabstracts #interiordesign #impressionism #interiordecorating #homeaccessories #kathleenrietzartist #abstractfloral #texturedcanvas #naturepainting #kathleenrietz #bluepainting

What colors do gravitate towards in your art? I guess these would be mine. Lots of lush blues, teal and green with gorgeous pink florals. And in my abstract work, I experiment a bit more because I’m not bound by depicting form, but rather communicating through the language of color and value, which is why I love to switch to abstracts on occasion. They seem to make my floral work fresh again when I come back to it. Anyway, see these 2 small canvases I started? Aren’t they gorgeous?!? Stay tuned to see where I take them next. If you saw the video I posted last night in my feed and in my Stories, you’ll see how I started out with gauze, tissue and modeling paste. Go take a look. I have been taking photos of my process and will post them in order once these new paintings are finished. 🌸🌿 #floralart #floralabstract #paintingofflowers #intuitivepainting #dailypainting #teal #colorcrushcreative #pinkpeonies #peonypainting #abstractimpressionismart #joyfulabstracts #interiordesign #impressionism #interiordecorating #homeaccessories #kathleenrietzartist #abstractfloral #texturedcanvas #naturepainting #kathleenrietz #bluepainting - 5 days ago

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Sometimes I use items like gauze and tissue paper to build up textures on my canvas. The white compound that looks like cake icing is modeling paste. Try it. It’s fun. Just watch your caffeine intake. ☕️🤣☕️
#modelingpaste #texturedcanvas #canvastexture #smallcanvas #artprocess #artistprocess #creativeprocess #inthestudio #kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #buildingtextures #goldenartistcolors #liquitex #blickartmaterials #artforinteriors

Sometimes I use items like gauze and tissue paper to build up textures on my canvas. The white compound that looks like cake icing is modeling paste. Try it. It’s fun. Just watch your caffeine intake. ☕️🤣☕️ #modelingpaste #texturedcanvas #canvastexture #smallcanvas #artprocess #artistprocess #creativeprocess #inthestudio #kathleenrietzartist #kathleenrietz #buildingtextures #goldenartistcolors #liquitex #blickartmaterials #artforinteriors - 6 days ago

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Hi followers and friends!!!! Since it’s been a while since I’ve introduced myself, I wanted to pop on and say hi and welcome to all of my new followers. It means the world to me that you’ve decided to follow my account. I hope you enjoy my content and that you feel inspired to share and say hi every once in a while. So here is your chance. I’m going to tell you 5 random facts about me, and then I would love to know what makes YOU unique! Tell me one interesting thing about you!
Here I go:
1. When I started my account a little over a year ago, I was painting mostly abstracts. They since evolved into florals, lately more abstracts mixed with florals, and keep evolving. I think it’s boring doing the same thing day after day, so my work changes.
2. I’m very frugal. I will keep everything until it wears out. I once owned an old TV that was found in a garage. I had it for more than 2 decades and finally got rid of it because the remote was lost in a move, and the buttons on the TV wore out so I decided it was unusable. 
3. When I was a kid, I would wait until my parents tucked me in bed, and then I’d get up and draw and write by the light of a little nightlight in my bedroom until I was too tired to stay awake.
4. It took me 45 years to find my soulmate, even though I’ve known him since I was around 22. Our lives went in many different directions before they finally came together in 2013. Timing is everything.
5. I have dreams of living near the ocean, even though I’ve lived in the Midwest my entire life.
🙂
Now, tell me one thing about you!
🙂
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Hi followers and friends!!!! Since it’s been a while since I’ve introduced myself, I wanted to pop on and say hi and welcome to all of my new followers. It means the world to me that you’ve decided to follow my account. I hope you enjoy my content and that you feel inspired to share and say hi every once in a while. So here is your chance. I’m going to tell you 5 random facts about me, and then I would love to know what makes YOU unique! Tell me one interesting thing about you! Here I go: 1. When I started my account a little over a year ago, I was painting mostly abstracts. They since evolved into florals, lately more abstracts mixed with florals, and keep evolving. I think it’s boring doing the same thing day after day, so my work changes. 2. I’m very frugal. I will keep everything until it wears out. I once owned an old TV that was found in a garage. I had it for more than 2 decades and finally got rid of it because the remote was lost in a move, and the buttons on the TV wore out so I decided it was unusable. 3. When I was a kid, I would wait until my parents tucked me in bed, and then I’d get up and draw and write by the light of a little nightlight in my bedroom until I was too tired to stay awake. 4. It took me 45 years to find my soulmate, even though I’ve known him since I was around 22. Our lives went in many different directions before they finally came together in 2013. Timing is everything. 5. I have dreams of living near the ocean, even though I’ve lived in the Midwest my entire life. 🙂 Now, tell me one thing about you! 🙂 #fineartpainting #kathleenrietz #kathleenrietzartist #flowerpaintings #floralpainting #chicagoartist #homedecor #chicagointeriors #impressionistart #dailypainting #creativeprofessional #tealpainting #fineartdesign #floralpattern #artistwebsite #texturedcanvas - 6 days ago

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