Sunday, July 24, 2016

"Riding the Wind" by Southern California Palette Knife Artist Garry Abel

11" x 14"

Oil on Canvas

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Artist shows at:
Cove Gallery Laguna Beach

"Happy To Be Inside" by Lynda Cookson

A fun abstract inspired by a tea pot on a windy day!

Please CLICK HERE to purchase, or click the image or its title.

Tulip Painting, Floral Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x6" Oil on Canvas Panel

I found a video on Youtube of Nancy Medina, the flower queen, painting a tulip.  So, I decided to try painting along with the video.

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Of course, her technique looks very effortless, which didn't happen with me.  Of course, her results are perfection, which didn't happen with me.  Of course, she has done it thousands of times..........ditto.

All in all, I think it was a fun experience and I am hoping I found a little something that I can continue to use.

We are so fortunate to be part of the first generation of artists with all the wonderful learning experiences the internet can  provide for us.

Have a great day!

Carol Schiff

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Small Format Floral Art by Marion Hedger

These small format paintings were commissioned by my collectors.

These paintings are all SOLD.
These paintings make ideal gifts.
To commission similar paintings please contact me and let me know your requirements.


Two Dozen, by NY artist Celeste Plowden

16x20 acrylic on canvas, available at 

"Festival in Venice" by Lynda Cookson

A milestone birthday present for me was to attend a week-long workshop in Venice with international artists. "Festival in Venice" was born that week.

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I like to paint animals. One client came to me with three white standard poodles and commissioned portraits of each. As much of an animal lover as I am, I was not sure I could capture the personalities of three individual but identical dogs. My client was very happy and recognized each dog from his portrait. They are some of my favorite animal portraits.

Island Hopping by Jane Boyd Impressionist Painter

The many islands of Muskoka, Ontario
Size: 4" x 4" oil on canvas panel

Friday, July 22, 2016

Pink Hibiscus still life oil painting by Marion Hedger

Pink Hibiscus still life
oil painting
by Marion Hedger
oil on 6x8 box canvas


Floral Still Life Painting, "Cup O Tulips" my Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

I'm a little late posting this floral still life painting.....tulips are usually not in sight this time of year!  Or, maybe I am just early....yes, I like that, I'm posting it early.

Check out the photo below.  That is an arrangement of evergreens and cranberries next to the painting.  Yes, it was Christmas time when I painted and photographed it!

I was happy to find it as I like the chunky brushwork and shapes.  I hope you do too!  Now, I've got to design a better inventory system!


Palette Knife Aspen Tree Impressionist Landscape Painting "Autumn Weekend" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


 18"x36" Oil on canvas

 Original Palette Knife Flower Painting

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   Judith Babcock Fine Art Gallery
   Boarding House studio Galleries
   220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
   Denver, Co 80203
   By Appointment:

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pink Hibiscus Still Life Painting by Marion Hedger

Pink Hibiscus Still Life Painting
by Marion Hedger
oil on 6x8 box canvas

Abstract Landscape, "Day is Done", 6x8" Oil Abstract SOLD

It is early evening in the Florida marsh and the sun is just about to disappear.


I snapped my photo and high-tailed it out of there before the creepy crawlies came out.

I enjoy a lot of texture in my work and find that abstraction is the perfect media to portray it.

Do you find that your goals in art change as you continue on your artistic journey?

"Fairground" by Lynda Cookson

I love this painting. It happens every now and then that you just fall in love with a painting which seemed to create itself before your eyes.

"Fairground", a collage, is for sale by CLICKING HERE or by clicking the image or its title.

The stray by Joseph Mahon. Oil on canvas

A cowboy rounding up a stray. A minimal limited palette, using a palette knife, brush and some medium. Oil on canvas 25x30 cm.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Three Roses Still Life Painting by Marion Hedger

Three roses still life painting
by Marion Hedger
6x8 oil on box canvas


Original oil paintings Sunrise on the River and Wild Horses Three palette knife fine art impressionism by Karen Tarlton

Take a look at the beauty in the world and revel in it.
Simple, beauty.
Two new 16x20 favorites:
"Sunrise on the River"
 "Wild Horses Three"

Animal Oil Painting, "DUCKS GALORE" by Carol Schiff, 12x24" Oil. SOLD

A very nice lady from Alabama sent me  images of her family's six black ducks, along with a request that I paint them for her.


Actually, the images only had five ducks.  One of the ducks had gone to ducky heaven and she wanted to include him (her) too.  I liked this image because all the ducks were looking in one direction.  I added the missing duck on the end, as though he had reappeared and the others were greeting him back into the flock.

If you relate to the missing duck...I hope you find your flock soon :)

Judith Babcock in Where ART Lives Magazine

30"x48"x1.5" Oil on Canvas-Available  - HERE

My  painting Mountain Magic, in the July Issue of Where ART Lives Magazine.

View this issue HERE

   Judith Babcock Fine Art Gallery
   Boarding House studio Galleries
   220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
   Denver, Co 80203
   By Appointment:

Sunset Upon Field by Heather Braman

"Sunset Upon Field" 
by Heather Braman
Acrylic on canvas board, 8 inches by 10 inches


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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Red Tulips Oil painting by Marion Hedger

Red Tulips by Marion Hedger
Oil palette knife painting
6x8 on box canvas

Seascape Painting, Small Oil Painting, "The Green Sea" by Carol Schiff, 8x10x1.5" SOLD

Living on the coast of Florida, I love going to the beach for inspiration.


The mood and colors of the sea change drastically and often, so you never know which sea you will find.

Some days it is hot and hazy, or choppy or calm as a lake.  The color may be blue, green, turquoise or maybe muddy.  When a storm moves in, everything changes quickly.

The mood of my seascapes also change.  Some of  them are full of texture and color, some not so much.  This one was quite a challenge for me, I just couldn't mix the colors I wanted or make my brush behave.  It took a few tries, but eventually I created a painting I was happy with.

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"Catching the Sunset" by Lynda Cookson

How do you do it? Catch the sunset? Well, you could try a net!

"Catching the Sunset" is for sale by CLICKING HERE or by clicking the image or its title.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Seascape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Beach Memories" , 11x14" Oil, SOLD

I created this small seascape from my memories of the beautiful beaches that surround us here in the state of Florida.

I painted with a brush and pallet knife to show texture in the waves rushing to shore and the sea oats rising above the protective dunes.

The more I travel, the more I am in awe of our beautiful world, including the beauty of my home state.  It is so easy to forget the beauty that surrounds you.  Take a moment today to find your beauty.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Still Life Palette Knife Floral Fine Art Painting "Impressions" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


 12"x9" Oil on Canvas Panel

 Original Palette Knife Flower Painting

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   Judith Babcock Fine Art Gallery
   Boarding House studio Galleries
   220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
   Denver, Co 80203
   By Appointment:

"Blooms" by Jane Boyd Impressionist Painter

Inspiration was taken  from Britain's Bloomsbury Group...........
Size: 10" x 12" oil on rough board.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Old Pier by NY artist, Celeste Plowden

16x16 acrylic on canvas, for my upcoming show beginning June 3, 2016
Flamboyant Method: Landscapes and Abstracts by Celeste Plowden
at The Enchanted Florist, Albany, NY

Daily Painting, Landscape Painting, "In the Bamboo" 8x6" Oil Painting

As a child living in rural Ohio, my grandmother would visit from Florida, bringing along an exotic collection of seashells and postcards. There was always one or two postcards from McKee Gardens in Vero Beach. She  awakened a deep desire in live in this strange and beautiful tropical land.

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90 + 6.50 in USA

Recently I made my first trip to McGee Gardens, a magical place filled with  tropical flora and  giant water lily pads.

I was fascinated with the bamboo stands, so abstract in their shapes.

It's always nice when a childhood dream comes true............Thank you Grandma.

"Hope" by Lynda Cookson

I think this painting is self-explanatory with the golden light of hope shining through!

"Hope" is for sale by CLICKING HERE or by clicking the image or its title.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Reaching for the Sun, Sunflower Field painting by Marion Hedger

Reaching for the Sun
Provence Sunflower painting
by Marion Hedger
18x24cm (approx 7x10)
oil on 3mm MDF canvas panel

After my recent trip to the lavender and sunflower area I had the impetus to finish some paintings started last year. The sunflowers were much smaller and blooming later than normal and did not give their usual showy display. Luckily, I have the photos from last year to remind me. Often the sunflowers are way ahead of the lavender, but probably because of our cold spring this year they will need another couple of weeks. Maybe a good excuse to go on another trip.

About this painting
Another re-invigoragated painting by painting into a wax and liquin mixture like yesterday's painting

Here are a couple of close-ups to show the texture


Original oil paintings Windswept Angel and Step into Joy by Karen Tarlton

Two new 12x16 oil paintings.
Favorites of mine.
"Life is short and love is the essence of it all.
Live big and smile often."  ~  Karen T.

                                                                    Windswept Angel
Step into Joy

Still Life Teapot, Daily Painting, "Antique French Teapot" by Carol Schiff, 16x16x1.5" Oil

This is not a new painting, but it is my favorite still life teapot painting.  It is a antique French teapot that I found on Etsy.

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The  owner of the Etsy site, Dandeliondecor gave me permission to use her image.  The teapot is no longer available but I am happy to have this painting.

 I was attracted by the wavy lines, the beautiful china roses and the sweet curvy handle.  The painting is soft and subtle, but it catches my eye every day as I walk by it.  Yes, one of the perks of being an artist, is lots or original art on your walls.
Several years ago I did lots of still life teapots and flowers and food items.  I am getting in the mood to return to these subjects.

I hope you enjoy this daily painting today and I hope you will pin it.

"Ralph the Rooster" by Lynda Cookson

The depth of color with inks is perfect for roosters and cockerel ... catching the miriad of colors in their feathers, with flicks of ink suggesting the dust kicked up by these feisty birds.

"Ralph the Rooster" can be purchased by CLICKING HERE or by clicking on the images or their titles. 

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