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Monday, April 27, 2015

Hot Sunflowers by artist Pat Meyer

12 x 16 oil on linen
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Sunflowers always like to be the center of attention with the drama they create.  Well to give them even more help for that stage I created the red background cloth.  But as we all need friends to keep us calm and going in the right direction the introduction of the blue vase and pansies gave peace to the sunflowers wild day.  May your friends provide peace to your day.
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"Creating Memories" Palette Knife Oil Painting of Venice, Italy by Niki Gulley

"Creating Memories," Venice ©2015 Niki Gulley
24" x 36" • textured oil painting

Inspired from our first trip to Italy, I fell in love with everything about Venice. The city feels preserved in time with all transportation happening on water versus roads. The architecture, art, history, and people are all fascinating, the food and wine delicious, and it was such a romantic place to visit. So in this painting, I captured a lone gondola to convey that feeling of lazily drifting along with your loved one down this brick canal filled with history and future memories.

If you're in the Dallas area this coming weekend and you'd like to see Creating Memories and more of my palette knife paintings in person, please stop by my booth at the Cottonwood Art Festival.

Cottonwood Art Festival
Sat. May 2 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. May 3 • 10am – 5pm
Richardson, TX
Cottonwood Park at Coit & Beltline
If you have any questions, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of Niki Gulley's contemporary landscape paintings, visit

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Abstract Musician Portrait, Music Art Paintings,Guitar "Jimi Hendrix"by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Original Palette Knife Oil on Canvas This painting is SOLD, but Commissions Are Welcome!!

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9 x 12 Oil on Panel

Old Ford Truck #1


© Barbara Haviland
© Barbara Haviland
This is the first Ford Truck I did for my client. She loves all three and I am greatful.  They are almost ready to go to their new home.  
Hope you all like them. They were such fun to do.   If you have some old photos of vehicles I could use email them please.

Villafana at Townley Gallery – Laguna, CA

Now Showing through – June 1, 2015
Townley Gallery
570 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Totally Awesome!!! Most Radical news!!! “Arising” my art piece was received at the Townley Gallery – Laguna , CA today, they love it. Ty!!!

So if you are in the area, go check it out!!!!!!
35″ x 42″ x 1 1/2″
Mixed Media -paper & metallic paint

For commissions or pricing contact Marcy at 512-619-8911 or

Blue Bonnet Trails, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Blue Bonnett Trails
11x14 oil on raymar canvas panel

This was created on a beautiful spring day last week. I wanted to highlight the trail leading the blue hillside. The warm morning sun was rising that put strong light on the landscape.
This is available for purchase. $375.00
Sheri Jones

What a way to wake up!

I received a notice from ACC..
“The Austin Art League Group 1 would like to award 5  – $1000 scholarships this year to outstanding art students featured at the 39th Annual ACC Student Exhibition.  Members of the Scholarship Committee meet at the Dougherty Arts Center and reviewed all the artwork. The selected artists are the following:
  1. Osvaldo Bins Ely
  2. Marcy Ann Villafana
  3. Gayle Sterling
  4. Annika Smith
  5. Alyse Mervosh
We would like the students to be our guests and attend our annual luncheon on May 13 at 11:30am at Chez Zee.  We will have the scholarship presentation at the Luncheon and we would like each student to bring an artwork – if possible the one in the exhibition at the Dougherty. “

Isn’t this cool?  So blessed with the recognition I am getting for my art.
This art piece also won an Honorable Mention in Drawing  at 39th Annual ACC Student Exhibition.

 “IN THE DARK” by Marcy Ann Villafaña
33" x 40" framed


Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Pink Blush Tulips, a New DVD, and a Radio Interview - Flower Painting Classes and Workshops by Nancy Medina Art

Pink Blush Tulips 
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Deep Gallery Wrap Canvas

I was feeling quite blue about missing the tulip fest at the Dallas Arboretum this spring, when I stumbled upon a bouquet of big pink tulips at the flower market today. I could hardly wait to get them home and put them under the spotlight! Pink Blush Tulips celebrates all my favorite spring colors, with a mix of warm peach and pink spring hues.

The real prize at the market was a bundle of peonies - cross your fingers, toes and flower petals that the peonies will fluff open in the next day or two and be ready to pose for a painting! If I get really lucky, they'll hold up for my next DVD filming coming up very soon. (Stay tuned for more details on the new video lesson coming up soon...)

My first radio interview aired a few days ago, for Artists Helping Artists on Blog Talk Radio. Awesome hostesses Margaret Sheldon and Leslie Saeta put me right at ease. You can hear the whole interview, even if you missed the event, since it's all on the streaming thingy ma bob system. Break out the popcorn and enjoy!

The studio models take a bow!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

FeatherFest2015-03 - Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

FeatherFest2015-03 - Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

 © Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

News series FeatherFest 2015.

More than just birds were found
out in the rainy and overcast weather
during the festival.

Irma Ward - Artists of Texas

"Rose Bud"


24" x 24"

“Rose Bud” was inspired by a representational painting in oil that I recently completed.  For this crossover-to-abstract piece I chose an analogous color scheme, eliminated detail, and obscured the major elements.  I hope you are as delighted with the results as I.


Winning at the Woodlands Art League (WAL) Spring Show!

I won third place and first place honorable mention in the Professional Photographer division at the Woodlands Art League (WAL) Spring Show.

This qualifies another image for the regional LSAG show in June!

 My Winners and 3rd submission

All the Winners
© Denise Bossarte

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Cowboy Conference

© AnnHoffpauir
This is a watercolor of some young cowboys at a rodeo waiting for their turn to bull ride.  I can just imagine what they are talking about, hence the title, when their time comes to ride.  It can get pretty exciting watching the dust fly and the expressions on their faces waiting for the buzzer to go off.  Eight seconds takes forever.