Tuesday, September 2, 2014

High Line View NYC by Janice Tingum

High Line View NYC
by Janice Tingum
oil on panel

I tried out Gamblin's Fastmatte Alkyd Oil Colors for this painting and loved it. I started by brushing on an acrylic underpainting to block in the major shapes and colors. From there I switched to my palette knife and the oil paints. Except for a few small details at the very end, I used the oil paint in its original consistency without diluting it with mediums or mineral spirits. With the fast-drying properties of the paint, I was able to go into recently painted areas rather quickly to add additional color and details.

Despite the fast-drying paint, a lot of time went into this painting (not to mention the trip from North Dakota to New York City where I spotted this scene). Both the trip and the experience of painting this contemporary urban landscape were a lot of fun. I hope you discover some of that joy in the painting!

Monday, September 1, 2014

"Delta Atmosphere" by Northern California Artist Mark Bidstrup

Painted on the Sacramento delta on a atmospheric morning not far from the town of Rio Vista.

6" x 8" oil on Raymar panel - $175.00.

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

Visit my Blog at: http://markbidstrup-paintings.blogspot.com/ or website http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/ for more examples of my work.

Thank you!!!

Stairway Garden, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Stairway Garden
12x9 oil on ray mar canvas panel

I created this from a photo taken in Le Beaux, France.  This was a charming village that dates back to 6000 BC.  It was our first stop on this incredible journey organized by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams of Art Treks.  We painted, photographed and toured the small villages. There were surprises at every turn. 
This is available for purchase.
Sheri Jones

Orchids with Frog by Linda J Bean

Orchids with Frog by Linda J Bean
12x36 Oil on canvas
Framed with antique gold floater frame

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Palette Knife Aspen Colorado Landscape Painting "Altitude Gain II" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

     11x14 Oil on Canvas

     Palette Knife Impressionistic Aspen Landscape Painting


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   Judith Babcock Fine Art Gallery
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   220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
   Denver, Co 80203

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Work in progress - The Winningest Punt

The Winningest Punt
22" x 28"  oil on panel

I spent Saturday at the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador, starting work on a boat painting.  I didn't get a lot done at the museum as I spent time talking to people who were coming through and letting them play with a few strokes of the knife on the painting.

I've  put a few more hours in on the painting since Saturday, but need to let it dry a little before adding some final details. I usually work wet in wet with all my palette knife pieces, but the layers were getting thick in places and I wanted a bit more precision so will let the paint skin over before adding more.

I asked for references of wooden boats to be sent to me as potential subjects to be painted at the museum and chose this punt by Mark Hiscock. This punt is called the winningest punt, because of its ability to capture first place in punt races at Fogo Island over the last four years.  Mark will receive a fine art reproduction of the finished painting for allowing me to use his image to paint.  The background of houses and above that (not seen) a rock face, is The Battery at St. John's harbour.  It still looks very much like the original fishing village it was, despite being smack dab in the city.  Its one of the city's treasures and I hope it never changes.

Of course with the glare of light off the oil paint, its near impossible to get a decent photo of the painting in its current stage.  Photographing paintings is my least favourite part of art.  Well not so much the photographing, more the editing!  However, here's a crop of the piece at its current stage.  I'll post the final image when its complete, hopefully sometime this week.

To see other boat paintings, please visit my website www.jeanettejobson.com or connect with my on Facebook to see more of the painting progress unfurl.

Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Seascape, "Pacific Blue" 4x12" SOLD

Most of my seascapes are from the Atlantic, or the Caribbean, but today I am visiting the Pacific.

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My reference photo was taken a few years ago on a trip to California with my daughter and granddaughter. We were in San Francisco most of the trip, but one afternoon we drove south to Half Moon Bay.

For us east coasters, the Pacific was an untamed beast, quite different from our usually gentle Atlantic.  Just that fact that we were peering down from a cliff and that the brave souls who ventured to the beach were all ON THE SHORE was foreign.  Not that we do not have sunbathers on the shore, but there are ALWAYS bathers or surfers in the water, even on the coldest of days.

I decided to use a palette knife on this scene to help capture the power  and texture.


Original oil painting Autumn Birch Trees by Karen Tarlton

Autumn Birch Trees

Well I feel like Summer is just about finished and am ready for a beautiful Autumn.
Crimson, Golden leaves through the trees. Lot of color and texture, and it makes quite a focal point given
the very large size!

Some Like It Hot Red Poppies - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina


Some Like It Hot Red Poppies
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Your mission should you choose to accept it - *cue Mission Impossible theme music*....travel to Southern France, unplug the Inter-Web thingy, taste test a few pounds of delicieux gelato, feast your eyes on rolling hills, medieval villages, and flowers, and shop at the local markets until you need to acquire a new suitcase for the trip back home for all your new treasures...!

Why am I going to France? I'm doing a bit of advance reconnaissance for our trip there together for my painting workshop next August! My first workshop is full, but I have a few seats left in my Aug. 4-14, 2015 workshop at Le Vieux Couvent. I've saved some creme brulet with your name on it! Read more....


 Poppies blooming on the easel!

Enchanting by Kay Wyne

36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Wildflower Landscape Painting
Today is the first day of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge....and yes, I am participating again!  I enjoy a challenge and since I am working on a landscape series, my theme is Wildflower Landscapes.  Be sure to check out all of the work Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Paint Challenge.  This painting, Enchanting is now finished.  I reworked the clouds and flowers in the back ground.  I softened the sky with more paint and a large dry brush.  The flowers in the foreground are painted with thick, palette knife strokes...lots of texture.  Contact Kay for more information on this painting.  It is drying in the studio.  Thanks, Kay

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Rural Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "The Way Home" by Carol Schiff, 6x6x1.5" Oil

A few weeks ago, I posted a small rural painting of the North Carolina road I walk almost daily.  Today I am posting a companion piece.

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I was in awe of the beauty of the area, with trees forming a canopy over the road and sunlight streaming through.

This small painting is on 6x6x1.5" gallery wrap canvas with the sides painted, allowing it to be hung framed or unframe.

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Harp Solo by Sally Shisler

"Harp Solo" 201443
4x4" Oil on Board
I'm learning lots from doing these studies on toned board. In the first of the series, Piano Solo, I mentioned that I toned gessoboard with acrylic paint - a mix of thalo blue and raw umber. I like it. I've used it again here. And also my FAVORITE painting color of all time - alizarin crimson. This color is amazing. So much feeling. It looks good everywhere - even on my dog's snout. Also in my hair, though I don't put it there on purpose : ) OK - that said, about the painting. I didn't mean for her to appear to be in a choir robe; it just turned out that way. It's the draping sleeve on the front arm. Because I love to drag paint into paint, this is the effect I get. Oh well. The painting was challenging enough that by the end, I didn't want to mess it up. Like my good painting buddy Noreen Coup says, "DON'T TOUCH IT"!
Important News:
Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, September 24th - Friday September 26th at SoBo Art Gallery in Winter Garden Florida.  Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com.
Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for June 6th-8th 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia.  Please call or email Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356 or theartschoolinsandysprings.com.
Private Lessons In my studio. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment for a 3 hour or more session.
Sally Shisler - A Collection of Beach Paintings from 2010-2014  Keep your eyes peeled for my first self published book of 4x4" palette knife beach paintings. 
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