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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Today

I got up this morning and headed out...as soon as the dog and cat were fed of course...first thing that happened is I stopped at Valero for a water bottle and went back to my car...turned the key and click.click.click...nothing...UGH.  Well a guardian angel tapped on my window and said hey your battery's dead.  Duh...well he was kind enough to get it going for me.  I've needed a new battery for a while and so that's on the list for next week.  Even so, I did two little Gouaches, again from the safety of my car, sitting in the front seat with my little pochade box leaning on the steering wheel (after making sure everything in the car was off).  It was a great day, warmed up a bit but still was fun.  The couple below were watching their son play football  and you could tell they were really getting into the game...as I happened across the Morgan Mill school having their Saturday morning football game...
The house (#2 painting for the day) was abandoned but had a nice pull in.  I thought it looked interesting and couldn't help day dreaming about the family that once lived here.  An abandoned farmhouse always makes me feel a little bit sad...
thanks for reading my ramblings.


Saturday morning Football
Gouache study in my Moleskin  sketch book Approximately 4x6
Alice Doesn't live here anymore 6x8 gouache on crescent board
 Thankfully the car started when the last painting was finished...Yay.

By the Light of the Moon, by Melissa A. Torres, 5x7 oil on linen, framed






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Friday, October 18, 2019

Figurative Art Painting Colorful Paintings, Violin, Music Art “The Recital“ By Texas Artist Debra Hurd


 30"x30" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Sold

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Pollen Seeker-Butterfly, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Pollen Seeker-Butterfly
11x14 oil on canvas

I'm excited to say this painting also was accepted in the Keepin it Real juried show at 
Dutch Art Gallery Dallas, TX. Please make plans to attend this great event. This is of my pieces along with other great artists that will be showing their art. Hope to see you there. Reception and awards, Saturday, November 9th 11-4.
To 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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Sheri Jones

Monterosso Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

Monterosso ©2018 Niki Gulley 
SOLD • 5" x 7" oil painting

Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3: Monterosso and Cornelia

Just Sold! After a busy day in Riomaggiore the day before, our painters stayed closer to home and painted this beautiful harbor in Monterosso. The photographers and tourists spent some time exploring our town and then took the train to Cornelia, where they shot and shopped in the village perched highest of all the Cinque Terre towns.

Later that afternoon, we reconvened and stopped by a local winery to sample their whites, reds, limoncino and regional delicious dessert wine, Sciacchetrá.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gwash??....What is that?

Gwash or Goosh or what is that?

Gwash or Goosh or What is that?

I had no idea what gouache (pronounced gwash)was a few months ago...I mean I had heard of it but never gave it any serious thought.  I knew illustrators used it..  I had a hard time even spelling it correctly..I was an oil painter and that was that.  Well, I'm beginning to doubt that...the two paintings below are of a little English Blue Willow pitcher I own.  For practice I decided to do one in Gouache and the other in oil.  What do you think?  

I won a small award last year at a show I was in and one of the prizes was a gift certificate from an art supply store online.  I really wasn't interested in their paint selections that much but they did offer a line of casein and gouache.  So I decided to try it.  Basically gouache is an opaque watercolor.  I began reading a little about it and seeing some other artist's gouache work and started thinking I might actually like it.  I'm not a fan of watercolor...acrylics are ok but dry dull to me (darker than when you apply them).  Well, I've been using these gouache paints now for a few weeks and they are fairly close to oils except for a few things, they thin with water, they are much more portable than oil and the paintings dry almost immediately.  For someone that loves to paint outdoors, plein air, it just might be a great fit and easier to use outdoors.  I'm still experimenting but this is one thing I'm doing to change things up and to try to excited about the process again.  Not sure yet where it will go.  

Thanks for reading my ramblings.  I'll be posting some of my new gouache paintings over the next few weeks. 


Blue Willow in Oil

Blue Willow in Gouache

Urban Art, Manhattan, Contemporary Abstract Street Scene Painting “Approaching Storm” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

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New Mini Barn Painting from Iceland by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

"Rural View III" ©2019 Niki Gulley
5" x 7” textured oil painting

Continuing our journey along the west coast of Iceland, I was taken by their simplistic architecture, often topped with bright red roofs to add a pop of color to the natural landscape. In the next several paintings, you’ll see I chose a different house or barn each day and set out to capture its shape, the colors and light hitting the structure, and the picturesque, idyllic, quiet scenery surrounding the building in all directions. Here is my next one, another small 5” x 7” study where I came in close so you get a sense of scale for the size of the barn and the mountain behind it. My main focus for this painting was contrasting simplistic objects, repeating shapes and direction, texture and movement in my strokes.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Dragonfly and Cockscomb, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Dragonfly and Cockscomb
11x14 oil on canvas

I'm excited to say this painting was accepted in the juried show at 
Dutch Art Gallery Dallas, TX. Please make plans to attend this great event. This is one of my pieces along with other great artists that will be showing their art. Hope to see you there.
To see more http://www.sherijonesart.com Sheri@sherijonesart.com http://www.sheriart.blogspot.com. Thank you for viewing my art. Sheri Jones

New "Rural View II" Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Rural View II" ©2019 Niki Gulley
9" x 12” textured oil painting

Continuing our journey along the west coast of Iceland, I was taken by their simplistic architecture, often topped with bright red roofs to add a pop of color to the natural landscape. In the next several paintings, you’ll see I chose a different house or barn each day and set out to capture its shape, the colors and light hitting the structure, and the picturesque, idyllic, quiet scenery surrounding the building in all directions. Here is my second painting, where I was drawn to the complimentary color palette of orange/gold grasses contrasted against a beautiful blue sky reflecting into the pond behind the barn. Playing off those colors in the distant mountains, I wanted this piece to be full of texture, joy and energy.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Figurative Art Nude Painting Colorful Paintings "The Decision" By Debra Hurd

 40"x30" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

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Bowl of Fruit, Watercolor

BOWL OF FRUIT WATERCOLOR, STILL LIFE

© Barbara Haviland-Texas Contemporary Artist
© Barbara Haviland-Texas Contemporary Artist
Watercolor on Paper
10 x 14 
$150.00 USD
Available
Bowl of Fruit 
10"x 14"
Done on 300 lb Watercolor paper

New Palette Knife Barn Painting from Iceland by Niki Gulley

"Rural View" ©2019 Niki Gulley
5" x 7” textured oil painting

Continuing our journey along the west coast of Iceland, I was taken by their simplistic architecture, often topped with bright red roofs to add a pop of color to the natural landscape. In the next several paintings, you’ll see I chose a different house or barn each day and set out to capture its shape, the colors and light hitting the structure, and the picturesque, idyllic, quiet scenery surrounding the building in all directions. Here is my first one, a small 5” x 7” study where the shape of the mountains largely resembles the design of the barn, set amidst glowing grasses without another home in sight.

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



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Monday, October 14, 2019

La Vie est Belle by Kathy Baker Mackey

La Vie est Belle
12x16 Oil on board framed


In memory of my mom’s birthday. She was a fourteen year breast cancer survivor. Early detection was her lifeline and reason she was a survivor! Proceeds from the sale of this painting will be donated to www.bridgebreast.org

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