Daily Painters of Texas

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Artist membership applications are encouraged, especially from unrepresented regions of Texas. Applicants must paint daily, blog frequently, and reside in the Great State of Texas. To apply email: INFO on Artists Of Texas and include a link to your art blog or web site for jury panel review.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Windblown Blue Iris and a Tour of My Iris Garden - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina


Windblown Blue Iris
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

I'm supposed to be packing, I'm supposed to be resting for my big trip to my painting and art marketing workshop in the Texas Hill Country tomorrow, but I confess I'm having trouble tearing myself away from the easel. All these irises are calling my name! Yellows, blues, purples. Thank goodness for caffeine, that will be my friend when I'm driving to Fredericksburg.... Visit my art blog today for a tour of my iris garden, I can't believe all the color that has made an early appearance here. Tonight it will be in the 30s, I wonder how these will look tomorrow....


 The studio model take a dip and a bow!

Monday, April 14, 2014

12x9 Lady Polka-Dots | Barbara Haviland - Blog

12x9 Lady Polka-Dots | Barbara Haviland - Blog


12x9 Lady Polka-Dots

© Barbara Haviland
© Barbara Haviland
I saw this bust at my daughter's house last weekend. I took photos of it and painted it.  I thought it was pretty.  I used turquoise,white,sienna and green and red.  I like how it came out. I framed and signed it.
Title  12x9  Polka-Dot Bust
medium oils on canvas
Size  12"x 9"
Framed and signed by Barbara Haviland

"Bluebonnet Reflections" Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Bluebonnet Reflections" ©2014 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured oil painting

In Bluebonnet Reflections, I wanted to capture the beautiful reflections on this pond in Ennis, Texas with bluebonnets filling the distant hills and leading your eye back towards the wooden bridge. Painted with a combination of brush and palette knife, the finished image is loaded with depth and color.

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

If you'd like to see "Bluebonnet Reflections" and more of my Texas wildflower scenes in person, please stop by my booth at the Southlake art show this weekend.

Art in the Square (TX)
Fri. Apr. 25 • 4pm – 9pm
Sat. Apr. 26 • 10am – 9pm
Sun. Apr. 27 • 11am – 6pm
Southlake Town Sq. • 1256 Main St
Booth #J-5

E-mail - Niki Gulley

A Video of Signs of Spring Blue Iris and the Truth About What Goes on in Flower Mound Studio

Signs of Spring Blue Iris
by Nancy Medina
and Howard Pee Pugpants


Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Stay tuned to my art blog

for a FREE video of this

painting coming soon!


Signs of Spring is the newest iris painting among a collection of these growing in Flower Mound Studio this week, thanks to the explosion of color in my iris beds! I cut a few blues and brought them into the studio, placing them in a teal vase to inspire Signs of Spring. Little did I know, there was a hidden camera in the studio, which captured the truth about what goes on behind the brush. I hope this film doesn't go viral, it could spell absolute disaster for my reputation as an artist! Visit my art blog to see the video in question....

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Brown Pelican 7x5,canvas, Barbara Haviland | Barbara Haviland - Blog

Brown Pelican 7x5,canvas, Barbara Haviland | Barbara Haviland - Blog


Brown Pelican 7x5,canvas, Barbara Haviland

I love this bird. I have painted this bird more than once. Hope you like him.  All of my birds are framed to match.
Title Brown Pelican
Medium oils on canvas panel
Size 7"x 5"
Purchase price 50.00 + 15.00 shipping

Heritage Village Sheep by Kay Wyne - Sold

Heritage Village Sheep
9" x 12" Oil on Linen
This small painting of a sheep at Heritage Village in Dallas sold yesterday, and has a new home in Frisco, Texas.  It is always great to meet new collectors, and see their reactions and responses to my art.  Thanks to Patty and Dennis for visiting me at the studio, and  for giving this guy a new home.  I am off to a workshop for three days, and looking forward to meeting new artists and learning some new techniques for my painting.  Thanks for looking at this blog...contact Kay for more information on my art.  Kay

Pink Larkspur Daisy Duet - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina


Pink Larkspur Daisy Duet
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

 Pink Larkspur Daisy Duet is the newest daily painting in the studio today. I felt just a bit like I was cheating, since I was painting instead of working on tags and inventory sheets for my show at the Dallas Arboretum April 26-27. All the paintings are stacked neatly into categories, leaning against walls and furniture throughout my house, hither and yon. I did take a bit of a break earlier today, the hubby and I went to World Market and got a few new adirondack chairs - check out my art blog today to see what the color Baltic Blue looks like! I got the impression Howard Pee Pugpants approved of the new chair, although I cannot say for certain, since I don't speak Pug....

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Purple and White Iris | Barbara Haviland - Blog

Purple and White Iris | Barbara Haviland - Blog


Purple and White Iris

© Barbara Haviland
© Barbara Haviland
This lovely purple and white Iris is done completely with a painting knife. It has textures and thick paint. It is done on a stretched canvas.
Title  Purple and White Iris
Medium oils on canvas
Size  20H" x  16W"
purchase  300.00 + 15.00 shipping



The flow of the light in this painting is what makes it special.  The orange is all a glow from the light source.  The light is spilling across the canvas like it has been poured into the areas.  The darks make the mood of this little painting soar.

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

Blue Iris Lily Garden and Countdown to Dallas Arboretum Artscape - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina


 Blue Iris Lily Garden by Nancy Medina
Oil on Deep Gallery Wrap Canvas

My iris garden produced yellow, white, purple and pale blue flowers this morning. This sudden proliferation of profuse color has me just a bit worried that it will be a short bloom season. Rather than see this as the glass half empty garden, I'm going to believe this will be the best iris season ever in the gardens of Flower Mound Studio!

Blue Iris Lily Garden is based on those blooms, and one of over 100 new paintings I'll have on display at Dallas Arboretum Artscape April 26-27. I can't believe it's almost here, holy cow I have to make some tags and labels and decide what color apron to wear that day. So much to do, so many flowers to paint, so little time! Here's a bit more on Artscape, I sure hope to see you there!

You Are Invited!

Look for me in Booth 43

Dallas Arboretum Artscape

April 26-27, 2014
9 am to 5 pm daily
with a member preview 6-8 pm April 25
8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

Lilies and irises blooming on the easel today


I do like chunky frames....


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