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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

"Beatitude" 30x40, Oil on Canvas by Dawn Waters Baker

"Beatitude" 30x40, Oil on Canvas

My three kids have gotten back to school and it has given me more time to be in the studio. This was something that was churning in me for many weeks.

Another word for "Beatitude" is blessed. And I am blessed. I wanted to show a parting veil of clouds in this soft rain upon a good land. For me that's what it looks like to be blessed, happy and at peace.

Available in October at Marshall Gallery of Fine Art.

Wildflower Morning, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Wildflower Morning 
24x36 gallery wrapped canvas
This was inspired from a combination of photos and my imagination. We visited the Wildflower Seed Farm in Fredericksburg at the peak of the poppy blooming season. The colors were eye popping.  This is available for purchase. $1200.

Sheri Jones

Beach house Road

Beach house Road
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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THE NINE by Linda Popple

These are my grandchildren.  I painted each one with a clown nose last year.  Not only are they the best kids in the universe, but they are good sports!  Love you guys!!!

Hay Bales in Plein Aire

This month, I started a great adventure with some artist friends...plein aire painting.
We were invited to paint at a beautiful ranch.  I spent about an hour painting plein air on these hay bales. The rest of the time I enjoyed exploring the ranch and taking many photos.   I finished the study of hay bales in the studio.  I am looking forward to painting out with the group once a month.  Hopefully I will be inspired to spend more time outdoors.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Visiting Aix-en-Provence with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Place de Albertas," Aix-en-Provence, France ©2015 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" oil painting

Day 3, Provence Art Trek: Aix-en-Provence
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop 
with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Today we checked out of our hotel and headed to Provence's cultural hub and Cezanne's home, Aix-en-Provence. After visiting its famous Cours Mirabeau boulevard, lined with cafés and plane trees and its morning produce and flower market, we parted from the photographers and set up our easels at this picturesque fountain courtyard. Having several hours to paint, we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful day and each painter's unique view of the scene. Some focused on the fountain, others on the architecture and some on the nearby cafés. Everyone's painting turned out great!

Painting in Aix-en-Provence

Next, we headed deep into the lavender country to our picturesque b and b, where we spent the rest of the trip. And, of course we completed the day with another delicious meal!

Our b and b.

Next summer we will be leading an Art Trek to Spain and the following year we will be headed 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 trip! Details will be coming soon on

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'For My Table' Small Floral Painting in Oil by Texas Artist M.Allison

For My Table
11 X 14  oil

I am beginning to post small paintings I've done recently painted on board.  These
are fun to do and they are small enough that they can be put on easels or

Frying Egg by Kristine Kainer

Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas
20 x 20

This egg is from my suburban chicken, Creampuff. Her eggs are exquisite (especially the golden yolks) and worthy of immortalization in art. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

#eggs #breakfast #foodart

Mussels by Kristine Kainer

Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas
20 x 20

Steamed mussels, their briny liquid, and a crusty piece of French bread -- divine!

#pei #mussels #coastalart

"Appalachian Homestead" by Kyle Wood

"Appalachian Homestead" by Kyle Wood
4" x 6" Oil on Canvas

Here is one of my small paintings that I did this past week.  This cabin is located at Mountain Farm Museum in Cherokee, North Carolina, which is part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. My wife and I have spent the last two summer vacations visiting this national park.  It is one of the largest national parks in the United States.  I like painting historical places and was impressed on how much history has been preserved here.  Both trips have provided me new inspiration / ideas for paintings.  For the painting, I decided to paint this scene in autumnal colors.  This painting will be part of my upcoming "Scenic Excursions" Solo Art Exhibit at The Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, TX. Show Opens on Saturday, September 26th.  More details to come!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Joyful Day by Kay Wyne

Joyful Day
Contemporary Floral Landscape
60" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
I love to paint on a large surface.  It is liberating to make big wide brushstrokes with a brush or apply loads of paint with a palette knife.  A 60" x 36" canvas is fun, challenging and my image/subject matter is always you can see below I did stop and take some pics along my painting journey.  

First, I had an idea in my head and thought that I would sketch it out with charcoal on the canvas.  Then I scrubbed in some colors.  And more colors.  Finally getting the white canvas covered up. 

I wanted my color palette to be in cool lavenders and greys....and some greens.  I got off-track as you can see in the fifth photo.  I cut loose with some oranges, reds, and blues.  The next day when I came into the studio, I realized that I had gotten de-railed.  So I spent more than two hours mixing wonderful purples. magentas, greens, and greys to bring the colors back to my original plan.  Of course I used huge amounts of oils and there is texture and depth to this painting.  

This painting is drying at the studio, and tomorrow is day #1 in Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  Check out Leslie's blog...It's always fun to see what everyone is posting on a daily basis.  Thanks for looking at my blog....Have an artful day.  Kay Wyne

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lexie's Reflection - Connie Chadwell's original oil pastel figurative painting in progress

This work in progress is painted with Sennelier oil pastels on 12 x 9" Colourfix paper.  To see more of my artwork, please visit my blog at Hackberry Street Studio.

Rio Grande Big Bend Natonal Park by Barbara Haviland

Rio Grande Big Bend National Park

© Barbara Haviland
© Barbara Haviland
Rio Grande is done in oils and is framed. I did this painting in Plein Air a couple of years ago. I put it aside as I did not like the colors.. I have revisited and embellished the colors  and I really like the painting now.  It was fun this time around.
Title Rio Grande
Medium oils on canvas
Size 12"x9"
Signed and Framed by Artist Barbara Haviland

PM March 2015 1-01 - Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

PM March 2015 1-01 - Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

PM Sept 2014 9-01
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

Been busy with projects (writing a novel)
and impacted by low energy, 
so haven't gotten to my favorite
spot on the coast. 

Here is one from this past spring.

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