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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_AUSTIN TOWERS

Forgive the corny title.  I'm easily amused.  This is part of a series of experiments where I'm teaching myself to work with much thicker paint than my comfort zone dictates.  It's a lot of fun to cut the ties with how I'm used to working and having to deal with what's happening with the paint.  It's so easy to get trapped repeating what has worked in the past, and just trying to go with that. Don't get me wrong, there's a place for developing what you know, especially when galleries are expecting you to deliver dependable, recognizable work.  But, there's also a time for doing what feeds our creative impulse to explore.  For that we have to go outside our comfort zone.

©Jimmy Longacre 2014
??x?? oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings

Mustang Island Art Gallery Port Aransas TX

Lavendar at the Abbey, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Lavendar at the Abbey
10x8 oil on ray mar canvas panel

I painted this during my recent trip with Art Treks in Southern France.  I sketched this out while at the abbey and painted it the next day. The lavender were at their peak and looked beautiful in front  of this historic abbey near Gordes in Provence, France.  This is available for purchase. $200.00

Abstract Jazz Music Painting Art "Jazz Connections" by Debra Hurd

 Palette Knife Abstract Music Painting

 This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

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Oyster Shell by Contemporary Coastal Artist Kristine Kainer

© Kristine Kainer 2014
Oil on Canvas
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As many of you know, I love to eat shellfish, then take the shells home in a doggy bag.  Recently, I was visiting my father in Florida and had the opportunity to dine on the freshest shellfish daily.  Unfortunately, bringing the shells back to his house, then lugging them home on the plane was not an option.  Thank goodness I had my handy dandy iPhone camera at the ready!  Here's to my model, somewhere in Florida.... You will always be remembered!  

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Kristine Kainer

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Night Crossing Horse Paintings, Contemporary Palette Knife Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Night Crossing  
  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2014

 Size:24 x 24  Oil on Canvas. Sold
Prints are available. Contact me.

I fell in love with the movement on this painting as it evolved on the canvas. The palette was quiet compared to my normal rainbow palette, but the energy was high and the movement of paint led the eye throughout this contemporary horse painting.  Completed with caramel browns, ultramarine blues, white, mauves and mixes of all three...the palette offers up earth tones in a quiet deep thrust. 

You cannot plan this type painting. It comes from deep within the creative spirit. 

 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests before you
    and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3

#horsepainting  #lauriepaceart  #equineart

Laurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


© Graphics One Design 2014

At the Coast

At the Coast
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Wildflower Field Forever by Kay Wyne

Wildflower Field Forever
8" x 8" Oil on Cotton RayMar Panel
Floral Landscape Series
This little landscape painting is all framed up ready to go to a new home.  I put a small dark wood frame with some red undertones on it.  This colorful landscape painting would make a great accent piece in a home or office.  Contact Kay for purchasing information.  Thanks for looking....Kay

THREE SUNFLOWERS 12x9 flowers,floral. vase,glass | Barbara Haviland - Blog

THREE SUNFLOWERS 12x9 flowers,floral. vase,glass | Barbara Haviland - Blog


THREE SUNFLOWERS 12x9 flowers,floral. vase,glass

© Barbara Haviland
© Barbara Haviland
Three Sunflowers in a Glass Vase is newly done with oils. It is framed and ready to hang
I decided to post some more of my Sunflowers.. Hope you like them

Daisy Hearts and Delphs - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

Daisy Hearts and Delphs
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Deep Gallery Wrap Canvas

My new hydrangea DVD

Daisy Hearts and Delphs is the newest painting in Flower Mound Studio, another large canvas after weeks of small paintings. I felt the need to stretch those brushes! I couldn't decide whether to subdue the pinks on this one, or keep them full blast. Thanks to my Facebook friends who made some great suggestions and - the vote to keep the pinks strong was unanimous! I carried the orange around by moving it into the belly buttons of the daisies, and then scattered pink petals on the tabletop corners, too. I like to think of this part as getting my chicken out, strapping his boots on, and letting him walk that color around the canvas. That's my farm girl roots showing a bit...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Water Lilies 2 - Oil Painting 36 X 36 by Texas Artist Anton Zhou

Being done on a square canvas, this is the second painting in my water lily series. I try to mix it up a bit and paint on different scales, whether it be extremely large surfaces or a more stretched out horizontal canvas, which is really idea for artworks like this that include ponds and water. This piece is composed of similar techniques from my first painting, with a vast variety of color and palette knife strokes.

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The main goal of this painting was to have the colors vibrate against each other just as in a Monet painting but with a modern twist.  This was accomplished by using the lime green against the pinks, reds, purples, oranges and whites.  Overall wanted the painting to be bright and cheerful.

Signature Artist of Texas, Oil Painters of America, Outdoor Painters Society

At the Dock

At the Dock
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Day 3, Paris Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams – Notre Dame

Notre Dame ©2014 Niki Gulley
12" x 9" oil painting • SOLD

Day 3, Paris Art Trek:
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop 
with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the third day of our Paris Art Trek, we visited Notre-Dame Cathedral it all of its Gothic Splendor. Fortified by a delicious lunch of crepes, salads and quiches, the painters went back to replicate this view of the church's rose window across the Seine while the rest of our photographers and tourists visited Saninte-Chapelle, the Latin Quarter and St. Germaine.

That night we gathered for you guessed it…more epicurean experiences! Beef Bourguignon, Strawberry cheesecake gelato, Kir Royals and profiteroles with chocolate sauce were just a few of the highlights.

If you'd like more information or a brochure on one of our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops listed below, please let me know. For more details, e-mail Niki Gulley or go to

Upcoming Art Treks 
Tuscany, Italy – Sept. 5-13, 2014 • Sept. 2015 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – Sept. 12-21, 2014 • Sept. 2015 
New Orleans, LA – Oct. 22-26, 2014 
Venice, Italy – Carnivalé – Feb. 7-14, 2015 
Athens and Santorini, Greece – May 7-16, 2015 
The French Riviera – June 16-25, 2015
 Provence, France – June 25 - July 3, 2014

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Wildflower Field by Kay Wyne

Wildflower Field
12" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Floral Landscape
Here's another painting in the colorful wildflower series that I am currently working on.  I pulled some colors that I normally don't use, and mixed several new combinations.  The canvas size is a change-up from my favorite format:  the square.  I have a beautiful silver frame to put on this will be ready for a new home soon!  Contact Kay Wyne for more information.  Thanks for looking....Kay