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Friday, July 1, 2016

Painting and Photographing Don Quixote's Windmills with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Day 2 - La Mancha, Spain: Andalusia Art Trek
9" x 12" textured oil painting by Niki Gulley

Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

After a day and half in Toledo, we headed to La Mancha, following in Don Quixote's footsteps. Larger than life and perched on this steep cliff overlooking the surrounding farmland, everyone had a great time trying to capture the giants on canvas or film. After finishing, we drove onto our next destination, Granada, and checked into our hotel. That evening we dined on an 18 course authentic Andalusian dinner while our host taught us all about Spanish foods, customs, wines and sherries. Another fun-filled day and a great way to end the evening!

Painting windmills in La Mancha

Next summer we will be leading three different Art Treks to Tuscany, England and Ireland. So if you've always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trips! See details at ArtTreks.org.

Please check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist landscape oil paintings.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Rooster Art Original Oil Painting Farm Animal Paintings Fine Art "Proud Mark" by Debra Hurd


 20″x24"x.75"″ Oil on Canvas/Available

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Botanical Abstract Fine Art Painting "Exhale" by Texas Artist Holly Hunter Berry



  FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

  Abstract Botanical Art Painting

  16"x20"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas

  Click HERE for purchase info.

  Commissions Welcome.  Learn about my weekly art classes HERE

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  Commission a Pet Portrait



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New "Sky High" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sky High” ©2016 Niki Gulley
48" x 24” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting, I wanted you to you to experience the joy of looking up into the treetops – just like you did when you were a kid. Lying on the ground, not a care in the world, you gaze in wonderment as the clouds drift by overhead. To accentuate that feeling, I chose this tall vertical canvas, giving you a sense of scale and perspective. Working with warm yellows, reds and greens and utilizing thick chunky sweeping strokes add to that childlike whimsy and I hope you are transported back to a happy, carefree time and place.

For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

City Park Hike, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

City Park Hike
9x12 oil on canvas

This is Niki Gulley of Art treks leading us to a painting location in Seville, Spain. We hiked thru the city park and it was filled spring trees in full bloom. It was an inspiring trip with painting opportunities at every turn.
This is available for purchase.
Sheri Jones Sheri@sheriart.net http://www.sheriart.net http://www.sheriart.blogspot.com

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Rooster Art Original Oil Painting Farm Animal Paintings Fine Art "Happy Hank" by Debra Hurd


 20″x24"x.75"″ Oil on Canvas/Available

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 Visit my Daily Painters Gallery HERE

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New Tuscany Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Peaceful Pursuit," Tuscany ©2016 Niki Gulley
 30" x 48” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

This painting is inspired from a trip to Tuscany we took a few years ago when my husband, who is a professional photographer, and I spent about a week scouring every inch of the countryside for the best poppy fields and views. I was particularly drawn to this peaceful scene, even if the poppies weren’t as prolific as in other fields. I loved the calming, sweeping shapes of the hills and the vibrant reds contrasting against the softer grasses and white wildflowers. The road beckons you back to the stone farmhouse in the distance, while dramatic voluminous clouds dance across the sky, mimicking the foreground shapes and creating a sense of harmony. Repeating colors throughout, I love how the Impressionists used vibrant hues to add to the mood of a scene and create flow, so I brought my contemporary approach with broad strokes and thick texture to their traditions. I hope you, too, can feel a sense of peace and joy when you gaze into this Tuscan landscape.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Abstract Landscape Painting "Play Time" by Texas Artist Holly Hunter Berry



  Abstract Landscape Art Painting

  20"x20"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas

  This painting is SOLD/Commissions are welcome.

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  Commissions Welcome.  Learn about my weekly art classes HERE

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Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_BETWEEN THE LIGHT AND SHADE

I've had the photo-reference for this a long time. I selected it for today's exercise. I'm currently trying to pay close attention to shape and value relationships. With the shapes, I'm practicing getting plenty of variety. No two shapes similar in size and profile. With the values, I'm always trying to group the big simple families of light and dark. This helps to make better mixing decisions that will give the painting impact. This one required some careful value reads for me to unravel what was going on. Once I was satisfied with my rough three-tone block-in (Light grow, Shadow group, and Mid-value group), it was fun just inventing with paint to match the value groups.

BETWEEN THE LIGHT AND SHADE
©Jimmy Longacre 2016
8x8 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
Subjective realist landscape paintings
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Chaste Trees in the Wild, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Chaste Trees in the Wild
12x16 oil on canvas

I was delighted to see the warm purples and pinks of the Chaste Trees in Benbrook last week.  I didn't have the time to paint on location so I snapped a few images while the color was strong. Sure enough, by the time I got back by the color had faded.  
This is available for purchase. 
Sheri Jones Sheri@sheriart.net http://www.sheriart.net http://www.sheriart.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Zen Moments: In The Garden-119- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte







Zen Moments: In The Garden-119- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte







 Zen Moments - In The Garden 119
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

From my trip to the Presenation Center
in Los Gatos, GA for
SoulCollage® facilitator training.

Flowers around the Center.


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Insignificance, by Melissa A. Torres, 12x24 acrylic on canvas


“Compared with the awesome might and eternal power of the ocean, no human being can fail to be reminded of their own insignificance.” 
― Roz Savage, Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean

12x24x1.5 acrylic on canvas






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Two Art Shows coming up by Suzy Pal Powell

I found out this week that I got into the 31st Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition,
 as well as Breckenridge TX 25th Annual Art Show.
It is always such an honor when a juror selects your work to be in the show!
Fringe Benefit and Tool Box got in the Wyoming Show.
Keri's Jacks in Breckenridge.
If you are in Sheridan WY during the month of August, stop by and see the show.  If you are in Breckenridge TX July 26- Sept.3, drop by there!




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