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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Stormy Banks by Texas Artist Kathy Baker Mackey

Stormy Banks

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View from the Hood, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

View from the Hood
9x12 oil on canvas

This was a re-do or inspired from a plein air piece painted in my neighborhood. The combination of the warmth of the grasses and cool sky colors are what grabbed me with this image. I loved recording this on canvas with a palette knife and creamy oil paints.
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Sheri Jones

Car Wash Valentine by artist Pat Meyer

9 x 12 oil on linen panel
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The nice handicap gentleman that works at our self service car was was giving out carnations for Valentines this year.  He is always at work helping others.  A big thank you to him for the wonderful service he gives.  My sweet hubby gave me the roses for Valentines but I was so moved by his gesture of the carnations I added them to this still life set up.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Child on Beach Art Painting, Sand "Shadows in the Sand" by Texas Artist Holly Hunter Berry

  30"x24" Acrylic on Canvas/Private Collection

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Abstract Jazz Painting Art,Music Art Portraits "Night Tripper " by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

 Jazz Musician

 28"x22" SOLD/Purchase a FINE ART PRINT HERE

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Still Life with Peeled Clementine by Texas Artist Darla McDowell

Still Life with Peeled Clementine
by Darla McDowell
6x7 Inches
Oil on Linen Panel

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bait Casting

The lighting out on the water in the Florida Keys is so all-encompassing and brilliant. I happened to have the luck to capture this fishing boat captain as he was casting his bait net off the front of the boat in perfect lighting. My hope is that I was able to portray some of the glow from the sun and water along with the action of the cast and water in this painting.

Bait Casting
16" H x 20" W (unframed)
Watercolor on Paper

New "Bridge to Yesterday" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Bridge to Yesterday" ©2017 Niki Gulley
9" x 12"" textured oil painting

I painted "Bridge to Yesterday" on location when we visited New England last October during the height of fall foliage. The kaleidoscope of autumn colors was ablaze, and I was attracted to this brilliant red covered bridge connecting the golden landscape. Choosing this vantage point where you can see some of the river cascading over this rocky edge to the water below, you get a sense of how beautiful the surrounding scenery was on this gorgeous fall morning. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, this landscape is filled with color, movement and energy!

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Dorothy Norton Texas Blue Bonnets, by Barbara Haviland,canvas,20x16,landscape

©: Barbara Haviland-Texas Contemporary Artist
©: Barbara Haviland-Texas Contemporary Artist
Dorothy Norton memorial painting of Blue Bonnets. This one is  Blue Bonnets on a summer time scene. I take the painting and make what I see from what Dorothy has done.  She did not finish these paintings.   I have done that for her in my interpetation. 
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Colorful Landscape Painting, Countryside ,Figurative "Glory II" by Texas Artist Holly Hunter Berry

  30"x40" Acrylic on Canvas/Not Available

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Rainy City Painting, Abstract Cityscape, Figurative Umbrella "Rainy Day People #4" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Oil on Canvas

 Cityscape, Rainy City,Umbrella, Woman With Umbrella

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Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_ICE CREAM, CANDY AND COLOR

No restraint  on color is like gorging on ice cream, candy and doughnuts.  I know this, but it's so hard to put the sweets away.  If you've looked at my past work, you know I enjoy pushing the color.  I've made some pretty sweet confections at times.  I'm learning to reign it in, and liking how it tastes.  This piece is by no means somber, but I really had to tone it down from where I began.  I fell in love with that riot of fall color on the river bank, and just went overboard on the doughnuts. Anyway, what I'm learning is, with just a bit of pure color in place, it's the grays that make it appetizing.

©Jimmy Longacre 2017
14X18 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


Bed and Breakfast Art Installation

The beautiful and historic Bed and Breakfast - Hodge Podge Lodge - in Montgomery TX is the site for 14 of my original framed watercolors. The Lodge owner, Jeff Angelo, selected my works to beautify the interior of the B&B with some Texas inspired scenes. 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cuban Courtyard by Bruce Bingham

This time last February I was in Cuba
painting with close to 100 other artists.
The weathered patina of the once elegant Cuba is
still effecting my paintings.
Cuban Courtyard
by Bruce Bingham
16 x 20  oil

Havana was filled with secret inner courtyards, not unlike Barcelona,
Except in much worse condition.

About the painting process:
This turned out to be an interesting exercise in two point perspective.
More than that the tiles on the floor had a perspective all of their own.
Not only do the have to get larger as they move toward you,
they also have a trapezoid shape that fans out at an angle
Like a fan as it comes forward.

Value in painting is relative to what's around it.  So the dark square in the light is
the same value as the light square in the dark.
I know, but it's true.

On top of that there is a shadow thrown by the pillar which I made happen partially by a glaze and
by over painting the lighter squares (in the darker shadowed area) with
the same value as the dark squares in the light.  What? Yep.

I hope that was clearer than mud....
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