Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!

I just want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! This year (2010) has been an amazing year for me, both personally and professionally. I hope you all have a very happy..healthy..and prosperous 2011!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Indiana Landscape

Indiana Landscape
12 inch x 12 inch
oil on canvas
Canvas on 1 1/2 in cradled canvas, needs no frame!
Available in my studio, or if you are out of the Indianapolis Indiana
area, I will safely ship within 1-2 business days!
$850.00 plus $10.00 shipping

Monday, September 6, 2010

Renaissance fine art & design Gallery

Renaissance fine art & design Gallery

246 West Main

Carmel Arts & Design District

Carmel Indiana 46203



My work is now represented in the beautiful
gallery owned and operated by Kathleen O'neil Stevens.



Tuesday thru Saturday

11:00 to 5:00


by appointment.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Whale Warriors

I just want to make people aware of what is going on. I am so sick of what people are doing to our planet and innocent animals! FWI...I am on a mission! I want to give the innocent animals a voice. I am going to use my art to help give them a voice. I know there are lots of causes out there we can be involved in, but here is mine. Please watch this video and learn!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Columbia Club Patti Trostle Artist Reception
Artist Reception Addess:
Columbia Club of Indianapolis
121 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN
Date and time:
July 8, 2010
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
I hope you will join me for an evening of
art, food and beautiful surroundings!
Parking is available on the street or
for $12.00 you can pull up to
the front door and the men will
come out and park your car for you!!
Very convenient!
My work will be in the library on the
second floor of
the Columbia Club throughout the month of
July 2010.
Free event - All welcome!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


When I meet someone new that looks at my paintings, they almost always ask,
"When did you start painting?". I tell them this funny story, (funny now).
I have been painting and drawing all my life. I can't even remember the
first time I started my painting exploration!
It all began when I was so small (2 or 3) the only thing I thought of was, my parents
walls are really bare. I need to do something about it! Oh my poor parents!
I got in trouble several times, didn't understand why at that early age
why they would get so upset when I was trying to make their walls "pretty"!
For instance, my mother had a card club coming
one evening. She was going to rearrange the furniture to make room
for card tables. To her suprise, she found one of my "murals" behind
one of the chairs on her freshly painted wall! In my defense, I didn't
have proper art supplies, so I used her red lipstick!! Not my fault...they
should have bought me proper materials! LOL! Another time, my
mother had just finished wall papering (really absorbant paper) my bedroom.
Cost her a pretty at that time! I remember thinking,
"It just needs something!".
I found her "Ban" roll on deoderant and did another mural! My poor mother!!
After that, guess what...they started making sure I had art supplies!!
My point here is, I hope if you have a child or grandchild that just needs
to "help" your walls a little, please don't get upset with them...just
get them art supplies! They can't help it! It is just born in them
to create!!! :)
I was very lucky. My grandfather was a painter and a photographer. He
told my mother..."Leave that girl alone!!". He understood. He told
my mother, "She will do what ever she sets her mind to!"
Thanks Grandpa!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Coloumbia Club of Indianapolis-Solo Show

Columbia Club of Indianapolis - Patti Trostle Solo Show and Reception
12 inches x 16 inches
Oil on canvas
This is one of many paintings that will be at the Columbia Club
for the month of July, 2010.
Columbia Club Artist Reception and Show
121 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Location: Columbia Club of Indianapolis
Event Dates: 7/2/2010 - 7/31/2010
Reception: 7/8/2010 • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Come join me for a night of art, food and beautiful
surroundings at the historic
Columbia Club of Indianapolis!
Hope to see you there!!
My work will be in the "library" of the Columbia Club
throughout the month of July, 2010.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mr. Voris Lyons - Baldwin and Lyons Insurance Company

Mr. Voris Lyons

Co-founder of the Baldwin and Lyons Insurance Company
Collection of the Baldwin and Lyons Insurance Company
Oil Portrait
30 inches x 20 inches

Mr. Harry C. Baldwin - Baldwin and Lyons Insurance Company

Mr. Harry C. Baldwin
Co-founder of the Baldwin and Lyons Insurance Company
Oil portrait
30 inches x 20 inches
Collection of the Baldwin and Lyons Insurance Company

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Stutz Artist Open House

**Pic of people lined up to get into the show**
Wow!! This was BY FAR the best show I have ever had
at the Stutz! This pic is on one side of the building and
doesn't even show the whole line! I will post more pics.
As I said, this was the best show I have ever had at the
Stutz Artist Open House. I got to meet a few people
that I talk to via Facebook. Very nice to meet them in
person! Had great sales and have some people
coming in next week for portrait commissions!
I stayed up really late after the Friday night show and
could hardly keep my eyes open for the Saturday show
but IT WAS WELL WORTH IT!!! For anyone who
came to the show, I hope you had a great time and
thank you so much for coming!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Peace - Indiana landscape

"Peace" - Indiana landscape
12 inches x 16 inches
I love the peaceful feeling I get, and enjoy the beautiful rich
colors of the landscape just before sundown.
This is one of the new paintings that will be available
in my studio at the Stutz Open House.
April 23rd & 24th.
I am on the second floor, studio A210
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Couples Portrait

Couples Portrait
This is a new portrait I just finished. I worked from a
very old black and white photograph. I would like to
tell you a little bit about this couple.
They ran off at seventeen without their parents
knowing and got married. Their parents were horrified
when they found out. They are now 84 and 85 years old.
They are still married. He became a very successful
physician, and they have two sons that are also very
successful! Goes to show you...sometimes parents
arent' always right!!!
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wedding and Graduation Portraits

It's that time again! The season for weddings and graduations!
Weddings and graduations are a very special time of your life.
Consider an original oil portrait to make the special day last
not only for your lifetime, but for generations to come!
If you would like more information about a commissioned
oil portrait, feel free to contact me:
My work is guaranteed. If you are not happy with the portrait/painting
you are not charged!
This is just one of my portrait examples for you to view!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

2010 Stutz Artists Open House!

It's time again for our annual Stutz Artists Open House!!

I hope you can attend. My studio is on the second floor, studio A-210.
Please come by and see new artwork and say hello!!
It is always a fun weekend!

If you have any questions you can contact me at:

Studio Phone- 317.408.3089
The Stutz Artists Association will host its 17th annual open house April 23 and 24, 2010.
More than 70 artists open their studios to visitors during the two-day event. It's not only an opportunity to see the work of 70 local artists in one place at one time, it's a chance to see where and how the work is created. Artwork ranges from paintings, drawings and photography, to sculpture, jewelry and furniture.
In addition to being a great place to buy one-of-a-kind gifts - artwork ranges from $12 to $10,000 - the event offers a rare chance to see vintage cars in the historic Stutz car factory. Visitors also enjoy special gallery opening activities such as acoustic music and food vendors.
The 17th Annual Stutz Artists Open House will be held: Friday, April 23, 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm and Saturday, April 24, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Stutz Business Center (1060 N. Capitol Avenue in downtown Indianapolis). There is free on-street parking in specially marked lots along Capitol, Senate Avenues and 11th Street. Advanced sale tickets are $10, $12 at the gate, with a special $8 Saturday re-entry (with Friday's ticket stub). On Saturday only, kids 16 and under are free.
I hope to see you!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Working on portrait

I haven't posted any new pics for a little while. I am working on a portrait commission I will hopefully post soon. I am working from a photo that was taken in the early 40's of a couple that at 17 ran away and got married. I have been commissioned by their son to do a painting of their wedding photo. I was told the family was not happy about them running off at such an early age to get married, but it all worked out well. They have had a very interesting life. They are 84 years old now and still married to this day. I guess you could say, it all worked out very well!! I will tell you more when I post the portrait.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

One Flight Up Second Floor Open Studio Walk

There are 2 Art Events at the Stutz March 5, as a part of 1st Friday.
The opening of the "Art From the Fourth Chakra"will be
at the Stutz Art Space.
When finished there, walk One Flight Up
for a 2nd floor gallery walk. The 2nd Floor exhibit is a
teaser for the Stutz Open House held April 23 and 24.
If you have ever attended the Open House,
you know how enjoyable it can be seeing art in over 70 artist's studios.
A "must see" for the year.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Art From The Fourth Chakra

The Stutz Artists Association teamed up with the American Heart Association
to present "Art from the Fourth Chakra," an exhibition featuring work that
explores the human heart, during American Heart Month. According to
traditional Indian medicine, chakra is a concept referring to energy centers
that permeate from points on the physical body. There are seven major
chakras, one of which is the heart.
The show runs February 5 - February 25, 2010
To read more about the show, click on this link:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Update-Past Life television show

Some of you may or may not know Warner Brother's Studio's
purchased one of my original paintings and several prints for
the upcoming television show, "Past Life". I was originally
told the show would premiere in January of 2010. Update...
the show premieres February 9, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. on the Fox network.
To see more examples of my portrait and figurative work,
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Friday, January 29, 2010

Vintage Oil Portrait Example

Vintage Oil Portrait Example
Oil On Canvas
16in x 20in
(Not for sale, example only.
The price listed reflects the price of a "head and shoulders" portrait)
If interested in a portrait, feel free to contact me
This portrait was painted from a small photo over 100 years old.
We decided to not add color to keep the vintage look.
All portraits will be delivered via FedEx if you
are out of town, or out of state.
***** *
My commissioned portrait pricing starts at $2,000.00
(Head and shoulders)
For additional pricing quotes for half figure with hands,
full figure, or a detailed background, you may
e-mail me for further information.
This is an example of my oil portrait work.
I actually specialize in portraiture. I have been doing portrait
work full time since 1993. My portraits are in collections
across the U.S.
(This image was sized down for the internet.
Your portrait will NOT be blurry!!!)
To see more examples of my portrait and figurative work,
go to my web site at:
Become a "Fan" on Facebook:
To see my portrait examples and original paintings ,
please go to my web site at:
Would you like to see photos of my studio? Go to my Flickr site at:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Back to work!

Well... it has been a while since I posted something new.
I had to get my house in shape. My son and his fiance
came to visit, (they live in California) and I had a LOT to do!!
I had the whole family over on Sunday. We had
a great time. Now.....back to work! I hope to be doing LOTS
of new paintings and posting them here very soon!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Does art have to be expensive?

Does art have to be expensive?
This was a question that came up in a forum I was reading today.
I was reading posts from artists that explained how the process
of making art can be very time consuming. Many people have
degrees, take special classes/workshops from well known instructors, etc. and
feel they deserve to charge more for their work. Some artists win awards,
and/or have their work in prestigous galleries and collections. This
all adds up to experience. The more experienced and talented an
artist is, if they are lucky, will have many collectors. The fact is, art, good
art, takes a lifetime of practice and hard work. Very hard work!
Many people really do not realize the hard work, money and
time artists invest in their career. So, if you see a piece of art that
you believe is overpriced, try to find out just who the artist is, and what
they have invested in their career to get where they are.
Myself, I know things are tough right now for many people. They do not
have the cash flow that they would like to buy art. Just because someone
doesn't have a lot of money, does not mean they are a person that does
not love or appreciate art. I try to have a wide variety of sizes and
prices for people to be able to afford my art if they so choose.
You can check out some of my art and prices in my Etsy store.
Thanks so much for visiting, please come back!