Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Wedding Party

Ellen artistically expresses all the joys, hopes and love celebrated on this glorious day in Rothenburg, Germany. As one might expect, several of the Topelmann’s friends have featured the “The Wedding Party” on their wedding announcements. 24x30” Acrylic.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Seraphim and Cherubim

Ellen portrays a majestic angelic paradise in a painting filled with rich imagination and harmonious color expression. Acrylic. 20x24”.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Jesus Is Speaking

In this dramatic and comforting artistic creation, we know Christ's message is personal and important. Somehow you know that what Christ is saying has a special meaning only you can understand. Oil by Karsten. 30x24".

Friday, December 24, 2010

Baroque Splendor and Spirit

Fortunately for us, Karsten was inspired to paint this beautiful and elaborately decorated church on the banks of Lake Constance in Germany. Oil. 30x24"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Three Doll Sisters

Inspired by Ellen's antique doll collection, Karsten brings these delicate beauties to life in an opaque watercolor. 28x22"

Monday, December 20, 2010


Ellen recreates her memory of a cozy, mellow evening at home with Mom, Dad and the kids--before cell phones, computers and cable took over the scene. And in Ellen's world, there's always room for a visitor or two. Acrylic.  24x30"

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Learning to Knit

Ellen recreates a loving and nurturing scenario taken from her memories of watching her patientmother teach the basics of knitting to her sister . You can almost taste the tea and smell the fragrance of the flowers. Acrylic. 24x30".

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oceans of Gold

This exciting seascape abounds with sweeping strokes of swirling golds and brilliants blues, splashed with frothy white-capped waves, all glistening under the sunlit clouds. Oil by Karsten. 24x36”

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Joys of Winter

Looking through the antique window-style frame, one can easily "time-travel" to a typical Wisconsin winter's eve when life was so much simpler--and more social. A national award winning acrylic painting by Ellen. 28x21".

Friday, December 10, 2010

Laugh and the World Laughs with You

Celebrating good times and great fun, Ellen captures a jovial moment in her expressive painting style. "Laugh and the World Laughs With You" virtually vibrates with a jubilant spirit. Acrylic. 24x30".

Saturday, December 4, 2010

School Days

Do you remember when? Ellen's painting portrays all the fun, excitement and energy of that race to school before the bell rings...despite the siren call of snowballs, skating, sliding and sledding. Acrylic. 20x24"

Thursday, December 2, 2010

St. Martin's Day.

 On St. Martin's Day, all of the school children in Rothenburg stroll through town carrying lampions lit by candles--creating this memorable, magical, mystical mood captured by Ellen. Acrylic 30x24".