Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Original oil painting by Karen Tarlton Angel of Hope and Light and Iris Dance

  Both of these are 12x24 and I do have beautiful gold frames just right for these available.
Angel of Hope and Light
because the world just needs more of it
and Iris Dance
because I am in love with flowers and have quite an addiction problem.

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Wildlife Painting | Blue Heron Art | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Flight by Carol Schiff | 6x18x1.5 Oil

I was standing on the dock with my camera when this gorgeous Great Blue Heron flew towards me and landed on the railing nearby.  My lucky day!  I snapped several photos of this beautiful specimen and have painted him twice.

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I was thrilled to get a photograph of him flying, something that usually doesn't work out for me.

I used my palette knife to obtain the texture of the water.

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You may remember seeing this first painting a short time ago.

I don't think this bird was friendly so much......just determined.  Behind me on the dock were several fishermen and he was hoping for an effortless meal.

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Horse 54 Summer Twilight, Contemporary Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Horse 54 Summer Twilight by Laurie Pae

Horse 54  Summer Twilight
  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2014

 Size: 9 x 12  Mixed Media on Canvas Board

Always fun to do mixed media pieces. This has in the background pages from a western novel. Over that are rubbed layers of glazing and then acrylic on the top surface. I only do a few of these with a touch of realism to offer something other than abstract.  Maybe these horses will be more collectible because they are rare for me...who knows.  If it calls to your heart, visit the site on the link above to see if it is still available. Contemporary Horse Paintings.

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16

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Laurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


© Graphics One Design 2014

BOAT/20 by Kim McAninch

 Boat /20
24" x 48"
oil on 2" stretched Belgian linen
The mission was a boat with shoreline reflection in turquoise and greys 
and a little green with a cool Hampton feel.

Please visit my links to view more of my work or contact me.  I would love to hear from you.  In fact, it would make my day.


The Lone Wolf by Natasa Vretenar



Monday, July 21, 2014

"Mountain Yellow" Original Aspen Tree Colorado Mountain Landscape Painting by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


16x20 Oil on Canvas/Available

 Original Aspen Tree  Colorado Mountain Landscape Painting

 To purchase, contact Judith at lododuo@aol.com

 To see more of my work, visit http://judithbabcock.fineartstudioonline.com/

Painting on Sale | Urban Painting | Small Oil Paintings | Walking to Manhattan by Carol Schiff | 6x12 Oil

When I visit New York City, I always walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.  It is such an exciting activity and everyone I have introduced it to has enjoyed it.  The views are fantastic!

This painting was done from a reference photo taken  mid-way across the Brooklyn Bridge.  The view is of the Manhattan Bridge.

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The painting is listed at $120., but this week I have a really good price for you.  Purchase this painting from the link above and you will be asked to pay $119.95 plus shipping.  As soon as I am notified of your payment,  I will refund you $60.00 on your credit card or Paypal account.  That is correct 50% off for readers of this blog only.  You must write ART SALE on your order to receive the rebate.  
This offer expires at 12:01A.M. Friday July 25, 2014, PDT.

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Great Jones, NYC by Ann Gorbett

Great Jones, NYC
40" x 30" x 2"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

To read more about this painting, visit my blog anngorbett.blogspot.com. Thanks!

1575 High Winds Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this awhile ago, in April.  It was during the Souvenirs of Downtown paintout.  From life, it was starting to rain which felt pretty nice as I was getting warm.

I am just getting around to posting it, the planning board has been having meetings about this spot, its a park next to the Episcopal church by the river.  The church is talking about doing something else with it, not sure what, its pretty confusing to me.  I don't really understand politics that well.  As far as I can tell it probably won't stay the same.  Whether it will be nicer or worse I don't know.  I do like it the way it is.  I don't know if I will want to paint it again if they turn it into a tall building or baseball diamond or put fences up. 

There was some talk about a dock out into the river which would be nice. I hope the palms and banyan tree can be left alone.

The painting is 8 x10 inches oil on masonite.  It is in a plain oak frame which is optional, I will sell it without the frame too.  The shadow from the frame can be seen on the right.  $400.


Click HERE for the $1 auction of the 5x7 Plein Air Palette Knife painting shown above!

This Downloadable Tutorial on Palette Knife Painting is a Digital Booklet with 48 pages and more than 60 full color illustrations. You can view it on your computer or tablet, or print and make it into a booklet.

In it I’ll show you everything you need to know to begin knife-painting right away, and have FUN doing it. And I even include a gallery of additional ideas, images and tips to keep you moving forward.

Students in my workshops are always amazed at how easy it is to create beautiful paintings with the palette knife. Even first time beginners succeed every time when they are shown the right way to do it.

This is just like attending one of my workshops, but you can do it in the comfort of your own home. And you can work at your own pace, stopping and starting whenever you want. I’ll be right here guiding you every step of the way.
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Reflections on the Art Journey - Pocket Full of Dreams Geraniums - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina


Pocket Full of Dreams Geraniums
by Nancy Medina 
Oil on Archival Panel

My new video

The geranium obsession continues in Flower Mound Studio, as the only flowers blooming well in my garden after all these rains are my pink and red geraniums. I've been home for a few weeks in a row, a rarity in my schedule, and have been thinking a lot about this art journey. I still have those times I get very worried and scared about just being an artist and trying to make ends meet. But I am still glad I left my job as a magazine editor to become a full time artist. One year ago, I was trapped on the corporate treadmill, and said to myself, Life is so very short. I knew I was taking a huge risk and I know every day is a risk, but I just had to go with what my heart and soul were telling me to do - paint and teach. I don't know where this journey ends, but I do know I will never be someone who lays on their deathbed wondering, "what if...." I'll always be glad I took this leap. Even if I do end up living in a cardboard box under the interstate! At least my little cardboard sign asking for chocolate, handouts, and dogfood for the pugs will be really, really pretty with flowers on it. :0) Ha!!

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