Thursday, April 24, 2014

1549 SOLD Windy Palms Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD I painted this one last week, at the Souvenirs of Downtown paintout.  Mainstreet of Fort Pierce puts it on and gives us artists a wonderful time.  This one sold at one of the receptions they put on.  Its 11 x 14 inches.  It started raining when I was just finishing, was very windy.  I loved painting it, the wind and rain was nice and cool. 

Portal del Ángel (Barcelona) by Arturo Espinosa "Arty" óleo sobre tela 35x27 cm.

More Ramblas (Barcelona) by Arturo Espinosa "Arty"

Oil on canvas 35x27 cm and 27x35 cm 14x11 in and 11x14 in.
see more on my website
or my flickr galery

Palette Knife Poppy Landscape Painting "Hopping Through The Poppies" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

  36"x24" Palette Knife Landscape Painting /Available

  Palette Knife Poppy Landscape Painting

  To purchase, contact Judith at

   To see more of my work, visit

Wildlife Painting, Daily Painting, "Two Black Ducks" by Carol Schff, 6x8" Oil

A client wanted a large commissioned piece of her family's pet ducks.  There were lots of ducks...and they all were black.

Purchase here
96 + shipping
 I did this small study of two of the ducks....feeling my way around and trying to decide how to do the larger piece.

The client was happy with the study and I proceeded with the commissioned piece which is shown below.  The reference photo had dark ducks and dark background.  She also wanted to include two ducks that had gone to ducky heaven.  Below is the finished palette knife piece.

Hope your day is just ducky!

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.

Colors Of My World by Kay Wyne

Colors Of My World 
8" x 16" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
The canvas may be small, but the wildflower colors have punch, energy and a boldness. I used my palette knife on this canvas.  This abstract landscape painting is for sale.  Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing information.  Things are hopping at the to come.  Thanks for viewing....Kay

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Original Palette Knife Aspen Landscape Painting "Falling Leaves" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

  9"x12" /SOLD

  Original Palette Knife Landscape Painting

  This paintings is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

  Contact Judith at

  Visit to view more of my work.

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"Poppy Fields" By Northern California Artist Mark Bidstrup

Study of a poppy field in Northern California in the Spring. The California poppies are out in force this year. A larger (16"x20") has been completed based on this study.

6"x8" Oil on Panel.  Unframed and shipped at $175.00

Please contact me at if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)

Visit my Blog at: for more examples of my work.

Thank you!!!

Tulips by Natasa Vretenar
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