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Friday, January 24, 2020

Ray Charles, Jazz Portrait Painting,Music Art Paintings, Piano "Mr. Ray" By Texas Artist Debra Hurd

 36"x24" Oil on Canvas/sold

 Commissions welcome.

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Skyfall - New Daily Painting of the Sunrise after a Storm by Mark Nesmith

Daily Painting 1/23/2020


Skyfall
by Mark Nesmith
Oil on Canvas
6” X 6”
2020

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After finishing a 20" X 20" beach sunrise I'd been working on yesterday I had lots of little piles of lovely color mixed on my palette. I decided to see what I could make of them and was inspired by my morning commute. This daily painting is a view of the sun starting to rise after a stormy night. Our little slice of Texas has been very wet and dreary as of late. I'm often searching for the slightest ray of sunshine above the trees as I drive to Port Neches to drop my son Samuel off for morning workouts before school. Here the warmth of yellows and orange starts to spread from the horizon to the remnants of the cloud front above, bathing the dark, cool clouds with splashes of red. Sunrise is always a welcome sight, but I find it especially exhilarating after a storm. I wanted to keep this one fresh and loose and made myself work quickly, spending just over an hour with my brush. Even amidst the hustle and bustle of rush hour there’s time to look to the skies and appreciate our beautiful world.

Skyfall is an oil painting on 1 1/2” deep gallery wrapped canvas. I’ll finish the edges in a neutral grey and wire the back to hang.

New "Standing Witness" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Standing Witness"©2019 Niki Gulley
16" x 20" textured oil painting

Recently, we visited Santa Fe and to escape the heat we ventured up the Santo de Cristo mountains to cool down among the beautiful, refreshing aspen trees. I was attracted to this grove in particular with their beautiful textured white bark and their proximity and angles to each other. I decided to include the sentinels behind, also, to give you a sense of being surrounded by the peaceful forest. Dappled light casts diagonal shadows and causes the grasses to dance and sparkle. I hope you can feel the serenity of this rejuvenating place.

Close up texture detail:


E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen and birch tree paintings.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hints of Autumn, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Hints of Autumn
11x14 oil on canvas

I am always in search of my next painting. I did a u-turn when I spotted this scene. The warm colors and distant view of Comanche Peak are what commanded my attention. This is filled with texture and fall colors.
To purchase or see more http://www.sherijonesart.com Sheri@sherijonesart.com http://www.sheriart.blogspot.com. Thank you for viewing my art. 
Sheri Jones

"Ruby Bridges" Vermont Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

"Autumn Passage" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9" x 12" textured oil painting 

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3, Morning Location - Northfield, VT

Just Sold through Brandon Jacobs Gallery! On the third day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband and I led, we checked out of our lodging in Woodstock and headed to Northfield, home of 5 different covered bridges. We set up our easels near one of the bridges, attracted to its bright red wood, surrounded by the gorgeous fall foliage. I loved this view of the first bridge framing the second ruby bridge in the distance – something we definitely don't see in Texas! I hope you, too, are transported to this idyllic New England setting.

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To view more of my textured oil paintings at Brandon Jacobs Gallery in Kansas City, MO, check out  BrandonJacobsGallery.com.

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If you're interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!

Iceland - Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek - Tuscany - Oct. 2020
Paris - May 2021
Portugal - Sept. 2021

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.


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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Abstract Painting Portrait Music Art “Ponty Bone” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd



Oil on  Canvas/sold

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"Morning in Paradise" Palette Knife Seashore painting by Niki Gulley

"Morning in Paradise" ©2019 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured oil painting

I wanted this painting to be about the power of the ocean to lift your spirits. Painting this piece on location, I strove to capture the sparkle the sun cast across the turquoise waters as it slowly rose above the horizon. Creating bobbing diamonds that were mesmerizing to watch,

Visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Back in the Saddle - New Art, Married Life, and my Talented Wife’s Watercolor Painting

It’s been a while, but I’ve finally decided to free up some time and get back to my blog. A lot has happened the last few years, not the least of which is getting married to my love Elizabeth.  She’s not only beautiful and smart but is a talented painter in her own right. I’d like to introduce you to her wonderful watercolors and her newly created site on Daily Paintworks.


Elizabeth Nesmith
Blue
Watercolor on Paper
12” X 9”
2018
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Here’s her first offering Up for DPW auction. . “Blue” is one of my personal favorites from her and was shown at Third Coast Gallery in Galveston as part of our two-person show there. Stop by and check out her new DPW site and stay tuned for lots more of her wonderful watercolors!

Lake Side Impressions, New Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Sheri Jones

Lake Side Impressions
11x14 oil on ampersand board

Painting on location is a great way to gather information for future paintings. This was inspired from a painting site on the banks of Lake Granbury. It is so helpful and when developing new ideas and color choices. 

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Thank you for viewing my art.
Sheri Jones

"Hazy Sunset" Palette Knife Seashore painting by Niki Gulley

"Hazy Sunset" ©2019 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured oil painting

Painting this piece on location, I wanted to capture the movement in the ocean as the tides lapped along the shoreline. With the waves creating their cathartic rhythmic sounds, I left my strokes loose to convey that energy and motion. There was a lot of haze this evening and it caused the sky to dance in these ethereal shades of pink and gold. I hope you, too, can feel the peaceful magic in the moment.

Visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.

Or e-mail me for more information at Niki@NikiGulley.com.


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A Day In Saguaro by Kay Wyne


A Day In Saguaro
12" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Landscape
This Arizona desert landscape is framed up and now hangs in our home.  The location is Saguaro National Park East.  The rough landscape of the desert was fun to paint once I had my underpainting in.  I used a palette knife on the mountains, cactus and shrubs.  Thanks for looking at this blog.  Kay

Monday, January 20, 2020

Abstract Portrait, Palette Knife Painting “Winston Churchill Portrait” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


Oil on  Canvas/sold

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"Sun Up in Paradise" Palette Knife Seashore painting by Niki Gulley

"Sun Up in Paradise" ©2019 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured oil painting

I wanted this painting to be about the power of the ocean to lift your spirits. Painting this piece on location, I was hoping you could hear the gentle ocean tides lapping on the shore and the sun just beginning to rise, signaling a brand new day in paradise. This morning the sky was the most intense beautiful red that caused the atmosphere to glow and I just had to capture that magic.

Visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.

Or e-mail me for more information at Niki@NikiGulley.com.


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Rolling Around, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Rolling Around
9x12 oil on canvas

I'm the girl that gets excited when I see a field of hay bales.
The round shapes break up the the yellow fields of fall. This was is from a high spot in Glen Rose and the strong light caught my attention.

To purchase or see more http://www.sherijonesart.com Sheri@sherijonesart.com http://www.sheriart.blogspot.com. 
Thank you for viewing my art.
 Sheri Jones

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