Daily Painters of Texas

Deep in the heART of Texas can be found a unique blend of artists. Follow the best of Texas Art here on the Daily Painters of Texas.

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.

Friday, April 25, 2014

New "Autumn Reflections" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Autumn Reflections" ©2014 Niki Gulley
18" x 48" textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

In Autumn Reflections, I wanted to give you the feeling of a beautiful, peaceful retreat on a colorful autumn day. To create that feeling of being immersed in nature, I chose this long panorama format so that the sanctuary is completely engulfed in fall foliage, a perfect escape from bustling city life. Loaded with uplifting color, still waters suggest a calming effect. One small ripple in the lake's distance lets you know that some ducks just swam by and you are surrounded by wildlife, not a care in the world.

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

Or if you are in the Dallas area this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Cottonwood Art Festival.

Cottonwood Art Festival (TX)
Sat. May 3 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. May 4 • 10am – 5pm
Richardson, TX
Cottonwood Park at Coit & Beltline

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Thursday, April 24, 2014

3 Hibiscus Watercolor paintings framed | Barbara Haviland - Blog

3 Hibiscus Watercolor paintings framed | Barbara Haviland - Blog


3 Hibiscus Watercolor paintings framed

I will have these 3 watercolors available this Saturday at Affair of the Arts in Groves, Texas   April 26,2014  Celebration park is on Lincoln in Groves,  Fun starts at 10 Saturday.  Come on out 

Dulce le Leche Sunflower and Dallas Arboretum Artscape - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina


Dulce de Leche Sunflower
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Dulce de Leche Sunflower was my one hour demonstration yesterday evening for the Irving Arts Association. I had such a fun time visiting with artists from across North Texas in attendance, and gave away a limited edition hydrangea print as a prize. Today I'm finishing up preparation for my biggest art show of the year coming up this weekend, Dallas Arboretum Artscape. I 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


The studio model takes a bow and a dip!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lupine Blues, Contemporary Landscape Art by Sheri Jones

Lupine Blues
12x12 oil on canvas

I painted this on location in Glen Rose and am happy to say it will be part of the Granbury Wine Walk Show and Sale April 24th, 25th and 26th. Between noon and 6:00 pm at The Plaza on the corner of Pearl and Crockett.. Part of the proceeds will go to the Lake Granbury Art Association. Come to historic Granbury and Sip and Savor your way around the town square. For more information at http://www.granburywinewalk.com

New "Primary Colors" Oil Painting by Niki Gulley from Burano, Italy

"Primary Colors," Burano, Italy ©2014 Niki Gulley
12" x 16" textured oil painting

We have been leading Art Treks in Venice, Italy for the past 6 years and one of the places that I look forward to most when we're visiting is the quaint, colorful island of Burano. Known for making lace by hand, what I particular love are all of the vibrant painted houses and the reflections they cast in the canals. I feel like a kid in a candy store, not knowing what to paint first. It is such a visual feast for your eyes! I was particularly drawn to this scene with the warm reds and yellows contrasted against the vivid  calm blue water, fishing boats docked for the day and some clean clothes drying in the distance.

If you'd like to join us next February in Venice for our Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop, please let me know. For more details, e-mail Niki Gulley or go to nikigulley.com/artreks.

Upcoming ArtTreks
Paris, France – June 19-27, 2014
 Provence, France – June 26 – July 4, 2014
Tuscany, Italy – Sept. 5-13, 2014
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – Sept. 12-21, 2014
New Orleans, LA - Oct. 22-25, 2014

Venice, Italy – Carnivalé – Feb. 2015
 Athens and Santorini, Greece – June 26 – May 2015
The French Riviera – June 2014
 Provence, France – June /July 2015

Plein Air Painting / Photography Workshop
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
These workshops are filling up quickly, so we encourage you to register soon!

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings and plein air oil paintings, please visit my website at NikiGulley.com.

Sing Spring Poppy Garden - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina


Sing Spring Poppy Garden
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel

Sing Spring is the newest poppy garden in Flower Mound Studio, based on the hundreds of poppies blooming last week in the Texas Hill Country at Wildseed Farms. My girlfriend and I took our IPhone and IPads out in the field to get as many photos as possible of these pink, peach and red beauties. They even had some hybrid pinks with stripes! Since the garden center closes at 5, the employees stood patiently by waiting as we flower fanatics got those last irresistible shots in. Thanks so much Wildseed for always putting on such a colorful display.

Cypress and Egrets | Barbara Haviland - Blog

Cypress and Egrets | Barbara Haviland - Blog



Cypress and Egrets

© Barbara Haviland
© Barbara Haviland
This painting was done from a Plein air painting I did at Adam's  Bayou in Orange County.  I love the peaceful serene tranquility of the bayou.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_MAGIC IN THE MORNING

Eventually, I will learn to balance painting trips, competitions, shows, gallery work, workshops, demos,…and posting!   'til then, I'll just keep trying my best. I just returned from a competition and show, a demo, and a trip to deliver paintings to my galleries. 

This one just went to my gallery in Kerrville, Texas_ River's Edge Gallery.  I'll be painting on-site there for the Kerrville Festival of The Arts on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25.  Stop by if you're in the vicinity.  

©Jimmy Longacre 2014
11X14 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


Cock A Doodle Blue by Kay Wyne

Cock A Doodle Blue
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Roosters and Hens Painting
Contact Kay for purchasing information.
Thanks for looking at this blog...Kay

Hothouse Hydrangeas and Meet the Artist - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina


 Hothouse Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Class Demonstration

 I'm honored to announce I've been invited to provide a painting demonstration for the Irving Arts Association this week. This is one of the most active art groups in Texas, filled to the gills with outstanding award winning painters and teachers. I confess I'm just a little nervous, but I'm sure as soon as I get that brush loaded up with paint and I'm in front of that blank canvas, all will be well. I used to be absolutely terrified of speaking in public, to the point of needing medication to get through it. Ever since I began teaching painting, though, it is like breathing. I actually enjoy it. How strange, don't you think, that such a thing can reverse itself? Have you ever had that happen?


Hothouse Hydrangeas on the easel


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