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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"Spring Light" 5x7, Oil on Panel, by Dawn Waters Baker

"Spring Light" 5x7, Oil on Panel
Had a chance this past weekend to Plein Air paint. It was such a lovely day with the light coming through the new green leaves.
I used Oil Primed Panels and have to say that they are more fluid and pleasurable to work on.

Rose by Gaye Sekula

6"x6", oil on linen
Experimenting with vibrant colors. So much fun!

Hothouse Hydrangeas and Meet the Artist - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

 Hothouse Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Class Demonstration

 I'm honored to announce I've been invited to provide a painting demonstration for the Irving Arts Association this week. This is one of the most active art groups in Texas, filled to the gills with outstanding award winning painters and teachers. I confess I'm just a little nervous, but I'm sure as soon as I get that brush loaded up with paint and I'm in front of that blank canvas, all will be well. I used to be absolutely terrified of speaking in public, to the point of needing medication to get through it. Ever since I began teaching painting, though, it is like breathing. I actually enjoy it. How strange, don't you think, that such a thing can reverse itself? Have you ever had that happen?

Hothouse Hydrangeas on the easel

Cypress and Egrets | Barbara Haviland - Blog

Cypress and Egrets | Barbara Haviland - Blog


Cypress and Egrets

© Barbara Haviland
© Barbara Haviland
This painting was done from a Plein air painting I did at Adam's  Bayou in Orange County.  I love the peaceful serene tranquility of the bayou.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_MAGIC IN THE MORNING

Eventually, I will learn to balance painting trips, competitions, shows, gallery work, workshops, demos,…and posting!   'til then, I'll just keep trying my best. I just returned from a competition and show, a demo, and a trip to deliver paintings to my galleries. 

This one just went to my gallery in Kerrville, Texas_ River's Edge Gallery.  I'll be painting on-site there for the Kerrville Festival of The Arts on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25.  Stop by if you're in the vicinity.  

©Jimmy Longacre 2014
11X14 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


Fiesta - Original Contemporary Abstract Modern Art Painting by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Fiesta by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 40" x 40" 
Acrylic on heavily textured canvas

Original abstract painting
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist
Filomena de Andrade Booth

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Fall Refections...Rae Andrews

This is watercolor on Arches paper.

I have done this same scene in variations, in oils and acrylics before, never a watercolor.

The scene was just outside of Branson Missouri, when I took a detour in the car to find this little pocket of creek and refections. Who would have thought I would be painting it in so many ways ten years later.

Anyway, here it is (again) , this is 12 x 16" unframed watercolor.

$300 Plus S/H.

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Lord's Supper Art, Last Supper Painting, Bible Art, Spiritual Painting by Debra Hurd

18"x24" Palette Knife Oil on Canvas

 This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

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"Grey Storm" 12x12, Oil on Gessobord by Dawn Waters Baker

"Grey Storm" 12x12 Oil on Gessobord
I've been reading through the book of John and the contrast between light and darkness is all through the writing. I feel the emotion of that book and wanted to depict it with skies. Here's my first one.
I used Titanium White, Paynes Grey, Alizarin Crimson and Ultramarine Blue.

Impressionism Landscape Oil Painting "A New Day In Paradise" by Texas Contemporary Fine Artist Lunell Gilley

 Impressionism Landscape Oil Painting 16"x20"

 Original Oil on Canvas/Available 

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Cock A Doodle Blue by Kay Wyne

Cock A Doodle Blue
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Roosters and Hens Painting
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Thanks for looking at this blog...Kay

Sunflowers and Japanese Iris and Dallas Arboretum Artscape - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

Sunflowers and Japanese Iris
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel

Class Demonstration

Sunflowers and Japanese Iris was one of six demonstrations from my Texas Hill Country workshop last week. We painted iris, hydrangeas, sunflowers, and pink lilies, while bluebonnets bloomed outside our window. I love the slow pace of Fredericksburg, Texas, even though I'm teaching all day I still have time to stop and take a deep breath and enjoy the quiet pace of a small town when I'm there. At night you can see the stars, during the day you can always find parking, the bluebonnets are in bloom, and every morning we had the best fresh fruit and cheese kolaches - what more could one wish for in a destination workshop? I've shared pictures from my trip with you on my art blog today!

No sooner had I returned home to the hubby and the puggies here in Flower Mound and unpacked than it was time to finish preparations for Dallas Arboretum Artscape, my biggest art show of the year. You are invited! I hope to see you there in the pecan grove - I'll have dozens and dozens of new paintings on display - here's the scoop:

You Are Invited!

Look for me in Booth 43

Dallas Arboretum Artscape

April 26-27, 2014
9 am to 5 pm daily
with a member preview 6-8 pm April 25
8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

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Parting gifts that made my heart go pitty pat!