Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sunny Spring

This lush landscape under a sunny blue sky is the setting for the historic Noble House in Fish Creek. 16x20". Oil painting by Karsten. $1,500.


Dazzling Sunflowers catch the rays of the late summer sun. Rich golds, cheery yellows and rusty oranges brightly contrast with the greenery. A floral bouquet specially painted for those who come to savor the last days of summer in Door County.  Oil by Karsten. 18 x 22". $1,150.

Waiting (to Give You a Ride through Ephraim)

There's no better way to see the sights than taking an old fashioned horse 'n' buggy ride through historic Ephraim. Hop up, sit back, relax and listen to the clip-clop as you tour this quaint and cozy Door County town. Oil by Karsten. 12 x 16". $1,260. By the way, Ephraim is also the home of the Hanseatic Art Gallery.

English Country Fantasy

This painting was Karsten's birthday present to his son, Lars.

With great glee--and a bit of craftiness--Karsten created a puzzle painting and hid the family's names throughout the scene.

Upon close inspection, you'll see that Lars is spelled out in the windows of the ruin while his wife's name, Monique, is in the castle window. The flag bears an "M". Their sons' names are also hidden: Karsten is painted in the white fence while Finn is the owner of the inn. The path in front of the inn is in the shape of a "T" for Topelmann. Last, but certainly not least, the smoke from the left chimney forms a heart. Oil. 24 x 36.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hanseatic Art Gallery--The Painting

Hanseatic Art Gallery -- Summer 2012      Oil Painting by Karsten Topelmann
On her summer visit to Ephraim, daughter Lisa expressed a wish to her father that he enshrine the gallery in an oil painting. After all, she said, this is a beautiful, historic, century-old building with lots of character. And the gallery has been a part of our family's life for over forty years. Karsten liked the idea. Over the summer the painting progressed from Lisa's wish to Karsten's concept to a completed work of art. Oil on linen. 16"x20".

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Victorian Night Lights

The lush scent of lilacs fills the air as the last rays of the setting sun shine on this elegant Victorian home. See those lights glowing in the windows? They're beckoning you. Can you hear the music playing?  There's a party waiting to happen and you are invited. Oil on canvas. 20 x 24"

Tenerife--A Day in the Life

Daily life on the island of Tenerife, Spain. Busy, bustling and simply beautiful.
Painted by Ellen in acrylic on canvas. 20 x 24".

Winter Whites and True Blues

A painterly vision of an idyllic winter's day in Wisconsin. As the snow swirls, kids and puppy dogs play. The incredibly bright blue Door County sky transforms dancing snowflakes into shimmering, sparkling points of light.  And in the background, snow-clad Horseshoe Island beckons the brave to snow-shoe to its shore. 8 x 10" acrylic on canvas. $300.