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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Palette Knife Abstract Landscape Painting "Mid Winter" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

40"x30" Oil on Canvas

This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcome, click HERE for info.

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Colors of the Holidays


11 x 14 oil on linen
Holiday special sale
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Could not resist painting something with red in it for the approaching holiday season.  So with all that red had to pump of the flowers to make this a delightful colorful painting.  Offering this painting at special holiday pricing for a wonderful gift for that special someone.  This is a gift that keeps giving 365 days a year.

Signature Member Artist of Texas, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, NOAPS, Southwest Artist.

Portofino Drift..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Finally finished this one.. Pastel on red Sennelier paper.

I am a part of a pastel presentation for Austin Pastel Society on Sunday 28th October  (approx. 3.30-4.30 pm) at Precision Camera in Austin. Please come along if you want to see a fun demonstration by 5 artists.

You would be most welcome. We have a silent auction at the end of each work, and the money raised goes into our scholarship fund.

This presentation is called a PAINT AROUND where all five artists begin on their own artwork for first ten minutes, then it is passed around to the next artist for them to do another ten minutes pastelling  on it.
 The demo lasts one hour with the artwork ending up in front of the original artist, for them to 'tweak' what the other artists have done to their work.

Great fun!

The above pastel painting is me getting in readiness for this presentation.

This image measures 16" x 20" unframed
 $500 plus S/H

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Rae works and teaches in all mediums. For more info please contact her through this blog site or through her website

Monday, November 12, 2018

Palette Knife Red Roses oil painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Rhapsody in Bloom" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 12" textured oil painting on canvas 

Just sold! I painted these roses from the still life with extremely thick paint and palette knife. The resulting canvas is loaded with texture, color and energy! I've painted it on 1 and 1/2 inch deep stretcher bars, with the image continuing around the edges so that it can be hung as is frameless for a contemporary look. 

This floral looks great hung alone to brighten up a little spot, or in a grouping with some of my other contemporary flower paintings. Hang them horizontally, vertically, on a diagonal or stacked.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on this piece or to find out about complimentary companion paintings.

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Journal Entry From the French Alps and Switzerland..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Annecy is in the French Alps. This town was a part of the workshop I taught in the Alps recently.

We stayed here as well as Geneva (Switzerland) and Combloux in wonderful hotels. And the scenery was to die for!!

So back to Annecy, known as the 'Little Venice of the French Alps' and you can see why, I think. Lots of canals and reflections, just perfect for the artist in me!

We did a LOT of shopping here as well, so many interesting stores and markets to stroll.

I will have very fond memories of this workshop and my students, they all did an amazing job , but then it was very inspiring for any artist!

Rae teaches workshops in both the USA and Europe. 
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Portofino Interlude..Pastels..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

This is another of the boats in the Portofino Bay. Same boat as my last post, different vantage point.
I loved all the colors when I was there, and of course I embellish them to my own liking as well. 

This image is a pastel on Sennelier paper.
The painting measures 16" x 20" unframed.

$500 plus S/H

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:

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Rainbow Clouds, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Rainbow Clouds
12 x 9 oil on wood panel

I am so inspired from the skies in the early morning light.  It was a fun challenge  to record the brilliant color in this sky scape. 

To purchase or see more Thank you for viewing my art. 
Sheri Jones

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Journal Entry..Pedernales River..Texas..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Just finished this journal entry.. a few years ago I was at the banks of the Pedernales River not far from where I live here in Texas. It’s a great spot to paint.

Lately we have had an enormous amount of rain and flooding, so this area is a good place to stay away from till the water subsides. 

I used an old photo for this journal entry.
 It’s in my Stillman and birn 8” x 10” Beta series journal.

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Rae teaches workshops in both the USA and Europe. 
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Red Poppies Art Floral Painting Flower Paintings White Poppies Texture "Two White Poppies" by Debra Hurd


  24"x30" Palette Knife Oil on Canvas/Available

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Granbury Bridge, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Granbury Bridge
12x9 oil on linen panel

I was drawn to this bridge when scoping out a place to paint. The bridge was glowing in the morning light. This is behind the garden center and was a great place to set up.
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Sheri Jones

Friday, November 9, 2018

Journal Entry France 2..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

This is another journal entry from my recent workshop in France .

 The area is in Castlefranc, a quaint town very close to le Vieux Couvent. 

We painted by the river and had a lovely picnic this day, braving the wind a little, but it was still nice.

 I did this entry on site, and it's all watercolor with a final touch of gouache with watercolor on the tree trunks only.

Don't forget that gouache can be used quite comfortably with watercolor, it is after all watercolor with a touch of white in it. I use it a fair bit while doing my journal entries.

I hope you are liking these posts and are traveling along with me on this wonderful trip.

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Rae works and teaches in all media. If you want more info on her workshops and classes, please contact her through this blog or her website at

Visiting a Waterfall Paradise in Croatia with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Hidden Oasis" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 9" textured oil painting

Slovenia and Croatia Art Trek - Day 2
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On our second full day of our Slovenia / Croatia Art Trek, we drove over the border into Croatia to visit their amazing state park, Plitvice Lakes. Connected by hundreds of waterfalls flowing into "hanging lakes," the scenery is a nature lover's paradise! Water cascades over cliffs into crystal clear turquoise waters below as far as one hikes in any direction. It is unlike any place else we've ever visited.

After exploring the park, we checked into our b and b for the night and dined on a traditional dinner that evening. Another fantastic day!

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If you're interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!

Venice, Italy Carnival - Feb. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek - Tuscany - Oct. 2019

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acrylic and oil on canvas

by Julie Wileman

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Journal Entry..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Well I am finally posting a few images from my journals . I know it's been ages, sorry for my lapse in posts.

I taught a workshop this year in Southwest France in the Dordogne region, and then 6 weeks later, I taught another workshop in the French Alps.
Both were superb workshops, wonderful students and great fun!

here are some images I did during each workshop and some later in my studio at home. I hope you enjoy them as much as I love painting them.

This one is from the trip in May in the Dordogne area of southwest France. This was a day excursion for photo ops and painting.
We stayed at Le Vieux Couvent.. A simply wonderful venue and I am teaching there again (third time now) in July of 2019.

Another from this same trip. A marvelous small village near the convent where we stay. So many painting opportunities.

Just on the street where we stayed. I had fun with this one..

I bought a new journal, an 8" x 10" format. I quite like this larger size, when opened to use both pages, it measures 10" x 16", perfect.

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Please stay tuned for more journal entries and news on my upcoming overseas workshops.

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