Friday, April 29, 2016

Cookies and (Ice) Cream

Scream for Ice Cream #147
Gouache on Watercolor Paper
NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION
2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus 

Look To the Cookie #148
Gouache on Watercolor Paper
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2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Willow Tree

The Willow Tree, 2016
acrylic on canvas 
16" x 20" (40.6 cm x 50.8 cm)
© copyright Mike Kraus

This piece was created for the Willow Domestic Violence Center (formerly Alternatives for Battered Women (ABW)) as they growth and transform the organization to better serve survivors of abuse.

Willow Center provides life-changing, often life-saving, services reaching over 7,500 each year – right here in the Greater Rochester area. Last year, Willow Center responded to more than 5,000 calls to our crisis and emergency Hotline 222-SAFE.

The needs in our community are bigger than our current space and programs can accommodate. While more than 500 survivors and their children found safety in the shelter, there were 1600 on the waitlist, with many ending up in hotels or worse, staying with their abuser. 

Willow Center’s comprehensive campaign embraces innovation and will fund major capital renovations and critical program expansion that will work together to ensure the sustainability of services for survivors in our community.

The Safe Place Campaign will expand the emergency shelter from 40 to 49 beds, adding more than 3,200 bed nights for the community. New shelter rooms will be more accommodating to family living, with individual bathrooms and showers (compared to the three showers shared by 40 residents in the current shelter). The rooms are also flexible in size to accommodate larger families and separate enough to accommodate mixed genders. Three units will be designed to accommodate Deaf, hard of hearing and visually impaired survivors. The shelter will also have increased security, bullet-resistant glass and emergency response monitoring. Families who stay in-shelter will now be able to bring their family pets, making Willow Center the 2nd pet-friendly shelter in New York State. Adding pet living quarters will eliminate an unnecessary barrier to safety, as almost half of domestic violence survivors stay in abusive situations for fear of what will happen to their pets if they leave.


For more information about  the Willow Center's A Safe Place campaign, please visit: https://willowcenterny.org/safe-place-campaign/about-the-project/

Monday, April 25, 2016

Seneca Lake

Seneca Lake, 2016
acrylic on canvas 
16" x 20" (40.6 cm x 50.8 cm)
© copyright Mike Kraus

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A cool breeze comes off Seneca Lake as we walk the grounds of a winery.  Feels good after a long drive and many stops at roadside stands, Amish farms, and a delicious lunch in Geneva, NY.  Just relaxing with a glass of wine and looking at the panoramic view of the lake.  There's a sweet scent through the vineyard as we saunter aimlessly.  A good place to think about what would pair best with our meal later in Watkins Glen.

This painting would look best in a space that is red, orange, dark yellow, green, blue, purple, black, white, beige, or wood 

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Heavenly Donut


Heavenly Donut, 2016
acrylic on canvas
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)
© copyright Mike Kraus

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MMMMmmmm...  Dessert for breakfast.  There's nothing like a freshly made fried doughnut with frosting and sprinkles from the bakery.  The perfect compliment to a cup of coffee.  Sunlight sparkles through the glass on the chrome of the old diner.  It's a good place to hangout after the morning rush has ended.    

This painting would look best in a space that is light orange, yellow, green, blue, dark purple, black, white, beige, or wood.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Another Refill?

The Morning Cup of Coffee #146
Gouache on Watercolor Paper
NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION
2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus 
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The Morning Cup of Coffee #145
Gouache on Watercolor Paper
NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION
2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus 
The Morning Cup of Coffee #144
Gouache on Watercolor Paper
NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION
2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus 


The Morning Cup of Coffee #143
Gouache on Watercolor Paper
NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION
2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus 

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Yellow Birch Forest


Yellow Birch Forest, 2016
Acrylic and ink on canvas board
5" x 7" (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus

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Birch trees have always been a meditative source for me. Growing up, there was one outside my window that I would look at while daydreaming. And, when I needed to get away from the world I went to a grove of Birch trees to find refuge. I’ve always found the unique and nearly useless white tree interesting.

This painting would look best in a small bright space that seems bare.  It would also compliment a space that is red, orange, green, blue, purple, brown, black, white, beige, or wood

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Six Cups of Coffee

The Morning Cup of Coffee #142
Gouache on Watercolor Paper
NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION
2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus 

The Morning Cup of Coffee #141
Gouache on Watercolor Paper
NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION
2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus 

The Morning Cup of Coffee #140
Gouache on Watercolor Paper
NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION
2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus 

The Morning Cup of Coffee #139
Gouache on Watercolor Paper
NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION
2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus 

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