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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cloud Driven, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Cloud Driven
12x16 oil on canvas

The clouds were the star of this scene. They seemed to glow with the rise of the morning sun.  This is part of my drive to work series. It is available for purchase.
Please email me if you are interested.

Autumn, landscape, oils on canvas, Barbara Haviland, Texas Contemporary Artist

©Barbara Haviland  Barb's Garden 2014

Medium oils on canvas
Size  9"x 9"
 by Artist Barbara Haviland
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Abstract Still Life Flower Art Painting "Primary Arrangement" by Texas Artist Holly Hunter Berry

  Abstract Still Life Painting

  16"x12"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas

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Red Truck, transportation, Vehicle, miniature,oils on canvas. Barbara Haviland

©Barbara Haviland  Barb's Garden 2014

 Red Truck
Medium oils on canvas
Size  8"x 8"
 by Artist Barbara Haviland

This red truck was done for a daily challenge on Dailypaintworks. The painting is signed and framed by Artist Barbara Haviland
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Shadow Pool by Dawna Hasara

Shadow Pool
14" H x 16" W
watercolor on paper

A comfortable setting under the shadow of mature trees in the square, this little rustic table and chairs invite visitors to enjoy an afternoon coffee and slice of delicious pie.

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New "Visions of Blue III" Palette Knife Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Visions of Blue III," Texas Hill Country ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and wildflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this vertical wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in espresso floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint continuing around the edges of the canvas. These Texas wildflowers look great hung alone or in a grouping with the rest of the "Visions of Blue" series, too!

For more information on my "Visions of Blue" series and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg,

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Dancing Trees, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Dancing Trees 
24x30 oil on canvas
This was created in the studio from a small study. The original scene was pretty drab and colorless. The trees were full of action and movement and I knew I had to go big on this one. I jazzed it up with cool colors thru layer and layer of paint. 
This is available for purchase.
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Sheri Jones

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

 24″x12″ 1.5″ Oil on Cradled Wood Panel/Available

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Two Shows coming up by Suzy Pal Powell

My new Painting 'Still Waiting' was accepted into the SWA show in Fort Worth TX. The show is in May.  Also, My mixed media, 'Time to Brand was accepted into the Lubbock, TX Arts Festival.   It is in April.
The Watercolor is 22x28 and the Mixed media Collage is 18x24 on stretched Canvas.
The old car was done with a limited palette, and 
The Saddle was one of the hardest pieces I've done. But, I did have fun with it!

Figurative Painting,Cityscape "At The Plaza" by Texas Artist Holly Hunter Berry

  18"x24"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Sold

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Django Reinhardt Painting Portrait Music Jazz Paintings Guitar Art "Django Reinhardt " by Debra Hurd


 20"x16"  Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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Peonies 2017 by artist Pat Meyer

11 x 14 oil on linen panel
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My peonies in the garden are starting to peek up through the soil.  My sweet Mom gave me the roots from her garden in Nashville to plant in my yard.  How exciting to see the earth renew itself each year.  We feel that there is always hope when seeing that things are not forever in our lives but will be in constant change and new exciting things will be blooming.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Harley by Bruce Bingham

A couple of weeks ago I did a demo for Austin Pets Alive.
I donated a Pet Portrait and a cute couple,
Brandie and Daniel,
won the drawing.

They sent me photos of one of their pets:  Harley.

12 x 12 oil
by Bruce Bingham

Such a cute old guy, and a pleasure to paint!

Thanks for following along!

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_ TELLING ONE STORY -- THE BIG PICTURE

It takes many of us a lot of painting experience to begin to realize that good painting needs a clear concept of what we're trying to do.  There are so many fundamental things about painting we need to understand and put into our work that it's easy to get lost and overwhelmed long the way.  With consistent effort we move from plateau to plateau, and without a burning desire to "get there" we  would surely give up.  Too many disappointments and failures.  

The thing that has helped me the most to keep on keeping on is the realization that all our technical skills begin to come together as we use them to express one clear idea.  Excellent rendering ability alone won't do it.  Learning the rules of perspective won't do it.  Understanding how color works, and any number of other individual skills won't get us there.  Composition and design remain arcane mysteries wrapped up in too many "do's and don'ts" until we begin to see what it is that drives the whole process.

So, what is it that puts us on the track of really enjoying making our own paintings?  I'd say it's wrapped up in doing everything we can to emphasize one clearly seen and felt idea about our subject.  Until then, we are spending our energy on external motivations and rules and frustrations.  Trying to approximate the look of the paintings of artist's whose work we admire while wrestling with problems that in and of themselves can't assure successful paintings.

However, surprisingly, once we learn to clearly identify what one thing we're trying to emphasize about our chosen subject, the "what for" of whatever skills we have take on purpose and meaning in our efforts.  The fun begins, and our power starts to grow.  Our own work begins to interest us.  Even our beginning, rudimentary efforts begin to produce interesting results when we know what we're trying to do.   I want to say more about this in my following posts.
©Jimmy Longacre 2017
9x12 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings