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Monday, June 27, 2016

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_BETWEEN THE LIGHT AND SHADE

I've had the photo-reference for this a long time.  I selected it for today's exercise.  I'm currently trying to pay close attention to shape and value relationships. With the shapes, I'm practicing getting plenty of variety. No two shapes similar in size and profile.  With the values, I'm always trying to group the big simple families of light and dark.  This helps to make better mixing decisions that will give the painting impact.  This one required some careful value reads for me to unravel what was going on.  Once I was satisfied with my rough three-tone block-in (Light grow, Shadow group, and Mid-value group), it was fun just inventing with paint to match the value groups.


BETWEEN THE LIGHT AND SHADE
©Jimmy Longacre 2016
8x8 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


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Rooster Art Original Oil Painting Farm Animal Paintings Fine Art "Happy Hank" by Debra Hurd


 20″x24"x.75"″ Oil on Canvas/Available

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New Tuscany Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Peaceful Pursuit," Tuscany ©2016 Niki Gulley
 30" x 48” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

This painting is inspired from a trip to Tuscany we took a few years ago when my husband, who is a professional photographer, and I spent about a week scouring every inch of the countryside for the best poppy fields and views. I was particularly drawn to this peaceful scene, even if the poppies weren’t as prolific as in other fields. I loved the calming, sweeping shapes of the hills and the vibrant reds contrasting against the softer grasses and white wildflowers. The road beckons you back to the stone farmhouse in the distance, while dramatic voluminous clouds dance across the sky, mimicking the foreground shapes and creating a sense of harmony. Repeating colors throughout, I love how the Impressionists used vibrant hues to add to the mood of a scene and create flow, so I brought my contemporary approach with broad strokes and thick texture to their traditions. I hope you, too, can feel a sense of peace and joy when you gaze into this Tuscan landscape.

Chaste Trees in the Wild, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Chaste Trees in the Wild
12x16 oil on canvas

I was delighted to see the warm purples and pinks of the Chaste Trees in Benbrook last week.  I didn't have the time to paint on location so I snapped a few images while the color was strong. Sure enough, by the time I got back by the color had faded.  
This is available for purchase. 
Sheri Jones Sheri@sheriart.net http://www.sheriart.net http://www.sheriart.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 26, 2016

On My Easel...by Kay Wyne


Sitting on my easel...
I started this diptych yesterday.  It's a new canvas size for me, each canvas is 48" x 24", so it's as if I am painting on a 48" x 48" canvas.  I started with a couple of layers of acrylic light grey/blue to cover-up the white canvas.   Using charcoal, I sketched in my horizon line and some large shapes.  Then I looked at my palette of oils and started using up what was leftover from the last painting, and added a few piles of color.  I did not get to work on the upper third of the canvas, but will start on that first thing today.  I plan on going very abstract with it.  Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay Wyne  

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Busy Busy by Kay Wyne


Busy Busy
40" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas 
Contemporary Abstract Painting
Layers of grey blues covered the canvas in the beginning, then I applied fresh color with the palette knife, scraping it back.  After several sessions with this canvas I pulled out a wide brush and some oil sticks drawing in lines and shapes.  That gave the painting movement on the canvas, adding interest and depth.   I pushed and pulled the paint around, moving it until I was satisfied.  Once I stood back from my easel I could see that the corals, pinks and oranges gave it energy.  The blues, greens and turquoise are cooler and give the painting balance along with a variety of lines, brush strokes, palette knife.  There are hints of yellow and creamy yellow in the painting....hidden under the layers.  The sides of the canvas are painted in the grey-blue color, and framing is optional.  Ready to have a new home, BUSY BUSY will be dry and varnished, ready for purchase soon.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information.  Thanks, KMW

Friday, June 24, 2016

Just Sold - "Song of the Woods" Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Song of the Woods"  ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30" x 40" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Shimmering colors of autumn: Aspen and Oak trees quiver, their light graceful leaves tremble and quake, silver and gold, scarlet and tangerine, with each light breeze. There is the quiet energy of change coming and vibrant color charges the woods. Crisp fall mountain air, a band of slender trunks cut bright strokes of white against a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors. Staccato strokes and shimmering hues add to the feeling of change in the air and suggest the breeze whistling through the foliage.

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

Abstract painting, abstract art, red, black, orange warm colors paintings "Reaction" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd'


 20″x24"x.75"″ Oil on Canvas/Available

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_DAILY PRACTICE

I find my small daily exercise paintings, like this one, to be my best source of experimentation and inspiration.  My first step is to decide on what I'm trying to learn during the session, which lasts up to 2 hours.  Then, before I paint, to give it the same design considerations and emphasis I would a larger painting.  The nice thing is I can learn as much doing these small paintings as the larger ones.  The biggest pay-off has been how it keeps me discovering and focusing on things in my work that are developing daily.  When paintings go badly, as they occasionally will, it isn't as emotionally depressing as when I've invested a lot of work in a larger painting.  Painting the small studies every day lets the bad ones tell me what I need to work on next. 

PEDERNALES PATTERNS
©Jimmy Longacre 2016
6x8 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Abstract painting, abstract art, cityscape, red black paintings " Listen" by Debra Hurd


 24″x18x1.5"″ Oil on Canvas/Available

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 Visit http://DebraHurd.com to view more of my work.

 Visit my Daily Painters Gallery HERE

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