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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_REAL GOOD BARNS


Occasionally, I'll take an old painting and see what I can do with it. This one was started on the spot, two summers ago.  I found it in my "too be considered pile" last week, and decided to turn the sunshine on.  The owner of the property had found me painting these late 1800's barns and wistfully commented while I was painting them, "These was real good barns".  Looking back over the past year, I'm thankful for another year of getting to do the thing I love most. I wish you all a joyful Thanksgiving.  


REAL GOOD BARNS
©Jimmy Longacre 2014
11X14 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Abstract Dancers Figurative Jazz Art Painting "Jazz Dance" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Jazz Dance Art Painting, Female Dancers, Figurative Oil Painting

30"x30"Oil on Canvas

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Last Day, Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Villa with a View" ©2014 Niki Gulley • 10" x 8" Textured oil painting
Day 7, Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the last day of our Tuscany Art Trek, the morning started out a little drizzly so some of us stayed and painted from inside the villa while others went into town to explore, shop and photograph. The architecture of the farmhouse is so interesting with its 6 inch wood beams, solid wood shutters, stuccoed walls, stone exterior and even the radiator below the window that I wanted to capture some of its charm with part of our view out the window. Luckily for a few minutes the sun tried peeking through the clouds, so I tried to capture some of that warmth in my painting.


While usually in the 70s and 80s when we lead the trips to Tuscany, for some reason this year it got really chilly that afternoon. So turning rain into sunshine, we lit a fire and relaxed with new friends, sharing stories, paintings and photographs from the trip. We capped the night off with an amazing dinner and drifted off to sleep, full, happy and at peace.
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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. 
Spaces are filling up quickly, so don't wait!


Athens and Santorini, Greece - May 8-16, 2015
The French Riviera - June 18-26, 2015
Provence, France - June 25-July 3, 2015
Tuscany, Italy - Sept. 4-12, 2015
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy - Sept. 11-19, 2015

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks.

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Bucket of Color by Kay Wyne


Bucket of Color
14" x 14" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Still Life Painting
Last weekend Merriam and Blake went to a wedding reception and brought home one of the table decorations, a small silver bucket with a beautiful arrangement in it.  I took it to the studio and set up a still life to paint.  I loved the colors and variety of shapes of the flowers and greenery.  This painting is drying at the studio, but is looking for a new home.  Contact ME for more information on this painting, or any other painting posted here.  Thanks, Kay

Winter Warmth Peonies and True Confessions of the Flower Obsessed - Paintings by Nancy Medina

http://nancymedina.fineartstudioonline.com/workszoom/1617786


Winter Warmth Peonies
by Nancy Medina
14X14
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas





True story. The hubby and I were browsing the gourmet cheese aisle at the new Whole Foods near Flower Mound, Texas today. A woman walked by on her cell phone. She had peonies in her basket. I turned to my husband and said in a very, very calm voice: "Honey. They have peonies." He was browsing the olive bar and didn't really hear me. I said in a more serious tone. "HONEY. THEY HAVE PEONIES. I'VE GOT TO GO THE FLOWER SECTION. NOW."  I was very proud about what happened next. Read more....



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The studio models take a bow!

Sycamores in a Dry Wash (en plein air) By David Forks

12"x16" Oil on panel

I painted this scene en plein air on the Rocker U Ranch, northwest of Del Rio, Texas on November 14th and 15th. I started it late afternoon of the 14th and had to come back to the spot the next afternoon for the same lighting to complete it. I was drawn to this scene by the play of light and shadow across the dry river bed and the beautiful shapes and colors of the Sycamores in their dressy fall foliage.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ecstatic Day by Kay Wyne


Ecstatic Day
12" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Floral Landscape
Ecstatic Day is framed in dark wood moulding with gold lip.  This floral landscape is very painterly.  The wildflowers are colorful and wandering through the field.  I used a wide flat brush on this painting, and did not put lots of detail in it.  Contact Kay for purchasing information.  Thanks, KMW

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Day in Florence with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams, Tuscany Art Trek 2014

"Evening Stroll," Florence ©2014 Niki Gulley • 25" x 19" pastel
Day 6, Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the next day of our Tuscany Art Trek, we hit the ground running by spending a full day in Florence. Visiting the Uffizi and Academy Museums with their incredible collections of Renaissance art, the impressive marble Duomo and famous Bronze Baptistry doors, wandering the cobble stone streets and admiring the stone architecture, fountains and sculptures, and allowing extra time for shopping.

Florence ©2014 Scott Williams photograph

We ended the day with you guessed it – another delicious meal! Then we wandered back through the romantic golden-lit streets to see the beautiful view of the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno at night. 
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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. 
Spaces are filling up quickly, so don't wait!


Athens and Santorini, Greece - May 8-16, 2015
The French Riviera - June 18-26, 2015
Provence, France - June 25-July 3, 2015
Tuscany, Italy - Sept. 4-12, 2015
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy - Sept. 11-19, 2015

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks.

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


Empty Nest Waiting by Kay Wyne


Empty Nest Waiting
8" x 16" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Empty Nest Waiting is framed up and hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.  I used a wide brush and my palette knife to create this contemporary nest painting. You can see the wide brushstrokes in the background...I didn't get fussy with it.  I painted it, and left the paint so that the brush strokes were visible.  The sticks and twigs of the nest are thick and textured.  Thanks for looking at this blog.....Kay

French Market Flower Quest and a Sonoma Workshop - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

http://nancymedina.fineartstudioonline.com/workszoom/1615425


 French Market Flower Quest
by Nancy Medina
14X14
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas



 French Market Flower Quest is the daily newbie in Flower Mound Studio, I needed a color burst to balance "real life" today - I attended my first jury duty calling. I was quite nervous, which seems odd, considering my mother worked in the district clerk's office for almost 20 years. Something about the thought of being asked my name and my job by a judge with the power to send me to jail had me all in a tizzy. But I must say, it made me reflect on something rather profound - I was about to say, under oath, the following words:

I am an artist


How wonderful is that? There is something life affirming, color affirming, art journey affirming, about that moment under oath. The truth, your honor, and nothing but the truth. What happened? Read more....

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Paint Brilliant Sonoma

May 29-31, 2015


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