Tuesday, August 31, 2010

On the Hill Abstract Contemporary Art Heavy Palette Knife and other Tools Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'On the Hill'
24 x 24  Acrylic Piece on Canvas
SOLD

Contact me for commission Work. Laurie
   © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2010

TOM BROWN CALIFORNIA IMPRESSIONIST PLEIN AIR


"OVER THE HILL"
5x7 INCH ORIGINAL PLEIN AIR
OIL PAINTING BY TOM BROWN

This little jewel was painted with a palette knife and my fingers. And it really packs a punch.

Most of my paintings are done with brushes, but sometimes I like to use the palette knife as I did in this piece. The knife is much more immediate, and it is a very responsive tool once you master it.

“Brush strokes” are very crisp and decisive. Colors are placed with a directness that sparkles on the surface. The finished paintings always bring a special freshness to a room.

When I came upon this scene I knew I wanted to capture it quickly before the lighting could change. As usual I had my custom designed little pochade paintbox. I simply opened the box, grabbed a palette knife and I was painting within moments.

I used my fingers to do a bit of blending at the finish, and it was done! Hope you like it.

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Brewster, by Carrie Jacobson


Brewster
By Carrie Jacobson
Oil on canvas, 12x12

A year and a half ago, an internet friend and I started the Art for Shelter Animals Project. In it, artists make portraits of animals in local shelters, or with rescue groups, and then donate the art directly to the shelter or rescue group. 

The shelter or rescue group can do whatever it wants with the art. It can sell it, auction it, make it into T-shirts or calendars, offer it as an incentive for adoption or volunteerism or fund-raising, or simply use it to make their offices nicer. 

The project has had donations from around the world. Painters from across America, from Canada, England and South Africa all have participated, and it's really a pretty cool thing. Art classes have made portraits, there have been mother-and-daughter projects; beginning artists and established ones all have made paintings for the project (artforshelteranimals.blogspot.com). 

One great thing about it, beyond the obvious, is how liberating it is to the artists. No matter what I do with my paintings for ASAP, they will be loved. I don't have to sell them, or have them judged or juried or critiqued. I'm going to give them away, plain and simple, and they will be cherished, whether I make a lavender-colored dog or a russet and tan one. 

I'm donating this painting to the group that has Brewster. By the way, he is up for adoption. He's a Wheaten terrier/chow mix with a blue tongue. He is medium-sized and happy! Contact me for more information. 

Carrie Jacobson

Monday, August 30, 2010

BECKY JOY plein air Oregon landscape

HAYFIELD 6x6 oil plein air on canvas panel. Click here to purchase for $110.

This is from last week's plein air paintings on my Oregon trip. I went out every morning to paint. 

Sat, Sun and Mon I taught a workshop in Portland. It really went well. I haven't got the photos ready, so I'll have to post them later. I also was taking a video of one of the demo pieces, but forgot to set the camcorder in movie mode. I found that out after I finished painting. Anyway trust me, it went well. I sold the demo, a moonlight painting, to one of the students. They asked me to return for next year, so all in all, it was a success.

I have a couple of workshops I need to see if we can sew them up when I get home.

I'm hoping it isn't raining in the morning, so I can get out one last time. Time to pack up the paints soon and send them home.

Talk to you all later.
BECKY JOY
www.beckyjoy.com
http://beckyjoyartist.blogspot.com
beckyjoy@beckyjoy.com


"Awakening" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Awakening" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas / 18" x 24" x 1.5"
$575
Available for purchase through Freshwater Studio & Gallery, Dillon, MT (contact)


Here's another elk in dawn light with an entirely different color scheme & mood (as compared to Morning's Call). Iridescent copper paint is mixed in with the pigments to give the piece a more subdued glow.

I've been having a lot of fun trying new directions lately - it's far too easy to box oneself in, so I'm working on experimenting more and forcing myself to let go of the attention to composition in my reference photos. Over the past few months, I've been focusing more on the portraying the form of a subject (I waxed philosophical on that on my blog in July) - I'm trying to convey the "elk-iness" of an elk, the "morning-ness" of morning, etc. I have a lot of work to do, but it's an exciting journey:)



Kristin Jurist Haakenson
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kristinjurist@gmail.com

Sunday, August 29, 2010

On Kay Wyne's Easel...

I was able to get a FULL day of colorful painting in yesterday. It was great. I worked on several pieces, and started this palette knife painting. It is very wet and I polished of several tubes of paint since I was applying it very thick, giving it texture. I even used some of Carol and Sharon's left-over paint from their palette. I had a request from daughter Lindsay for a colorful abstract. Lindsay and Wes will probably hang this above the sofa in their cute little apartment in Lakewood after they get married. She liked the contemporary painting, "Color My Trees" which is hanging at Dutch Art Gallery now. Of course no two paintings are the same, but I started using the same concept on this painting as I did with "Color My Trees". I can't wait to work on this one today. All of these colors are bright, intense and happy. I hope that you have a colorful and artful day. Thanks for viewing this blog.

Judy Mackey - Palette Knife Abstract Oil Painting

"Unravel"
36 x 24 inches, Oil on Canvas
I'd started this painting a couple of years ago but handing really gotten the colors right but now that time has passed and looking at it with fresh eyes - the colors came to life...I title this unravel because the center motif looks like a knot that is unraveling. This is a larger painting for me.
Judy Mackey

Saturday, August 28, 2010

"Blade Works # 71" Original Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Palette Knife Painting by Kimberly Conrad

Original 12x12 palette knife painting on prepared paper. To purchase, contact Kimberly at kkconrad2@aol.com

Visit my Website: www.KimberlyConradFineArt.com

"Running Before Time Took Our Dreams Away" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Running Before Time Took Our Dreams Away" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas / 24" x 36"
$650 unframed or $875 framed
Available for purchase through Freshwater Studio & Gallery, Dillon, MT (contact)


I was listening to Pink Floyd's album "The Division Bell" while painting this one. The painting's title comes from a line in that album's last track, "High Hopes" - it really stuck out to me as I was working on the buffalo.

The photo has some light reflection on the left side, which helps to reveal the texture a bit in the photo. I've been working on practicing patience lately with my art, and I feel like that's permitting me to produce richer colors on the canvas (that effect isn't translated as well when photographed). The immediate gratification of using palette knives to mix colors on the canvas is wonderful, but I wanted to achieve more depth without using more texture. Texture is still an integral part of a painting like this, but I've been layering textured paint with light color washes to make the effect more subtle. I've also been scraping with the knives more; once several layers of texture and color have dried, I literally scrape more color onto the canvas to achieve softer highlights and to make the paint break in a natural-looking way. The layers of colors interact with each other to produce a bit of a glow.

TOM BROWN CALIFORNIA IMPRESSIONIST PLEIN AIR


"FEEL THE CALM"
6x8 INCH ORIGINAL PLEIN AIR
OIL PAINTING BY TOM BROWN


I know you’ve felt it; a moment of absolute inner peace and calm. When the cares of the world melted away. And your spirit felt refreshed and renewed.

That’s the feeling I wanted to paint.

The last time I was here it was so hot I could barely breathe. But today was the opposite. The air was cool, imparting a softness to everything. Colors were more gentle. Sounds were muffled. The world was at peace. I wanted to preserve that sense of serenity in this painting.

This little jewel is a bit of my soul that I wanted to share with others. I hope you like it.

For a short time this painting is available directly through this blog at a special price lower than my eBay auctions. Email me for details:
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Tryptych by Kay Wyne

Tryptych Commission: Sold
This was my first triptych that I painted. I was thinking about the client who has this painting....so I called her today. I need to catch up with her and see what was new. She has had some major life changes, but still has the three canvas' hanging.This is a commission piece that I painted, and I had several guidelines. First, it had to be a horizontal piece, only 24 inches high. It could be any length because the designated wall was very large. Secondly, my color scheme was limited, but not limited. (I guess that I mean I was limited, but still had great colors to work with. Kind of like looking at the glass of water…is it half full or half empty?) My client asked that I use the following colors: Blue, just not purpley blue. Metallic silver, and dash of orange would be fun. No bright blues. No yellow. No sage green. No pink. Taupe, silver, neutrals, black, turquoise, dash of purple, little bit of red, browns, whites, beiges would all be good to use.
So, with those guidelines, I set out to paint this triptych. I used my favorite medium, oil paints. I did experiment with some new oil pastels. You can see the pastels if you look closely because it almost looks like a crayon on top of the paint. I used the palette knife to give the paint texture, along with some wide brush strokes. Several persons who have viewed this see a battleship in the painting. There is a horizon in the painting, and a battleship if your eye sees the focal point as a battleship. I painted an explosion of color, with lines, and shapes. I certainly didn't want this painting to be dull or boring, but exciting and uplifting. The overall size would be 24 by 40 if there would be two inches between the canvas panels. So, I think that I accomplished what I wanted to do on this piece, and following the guidelines of size and color. I hope you enjoy viewing my artwork.
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Friday, August 27, 2010

"Morning's Call" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Morning's Call" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas / 24" x 12"
$525 unframed or $650 framed
Available for purchase through Freshwater Studio & Gallery, Dillon, MT (contact)


This was my first attempt at painting an elk, and surprisingly enough, I found that the antlers were my favorite part of the process...I had assumed that they'd drive me batty. I mixed more of that lovely iridescent gold paint in with my pigments. I dripped paint from the bottom of the canvas toward the top to vaguely suggest the appearance of a field.

Kristin Jurist Haakenson
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kristinjurist@gmail.com

Floral Incandescence by Nancy Medina

Floral Incandescence by Nancy Medina
11X14
Oil on Linen Board

Nancy Medina Web Site
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Floral Incandescence is a play in reflected light using knife and oil. It has been a while since I created a floral completely from knife, and at times I felt I was climbing a hill with slippery shoes on, but I think now that it's done, I'm happy. Here is a wish for all my artist friends - have a wonderful weekend and dream big!

Purple Horse Fauvistic Equine Art Horse Oil Painting by Contemporary Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'Purple Horse'
18 x 27  Oil on Canvas
SOLD 


Prints available at Fine Art America. Click HERE.

Contact me to purchase by check or paypal. Laurie
  © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2010

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“Rhythmic Waters VI” ©2010 Niki Gulley
12” x 12” oil on canvas

I created this ocean scene with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint to achieve texture and suggest the energy found in nature. I wanted to capture that magical moment when the sun sets near the horizon and casts it’s sparkling glow over the ocean’s surface while illuminating the sky. The image is painted around the sides of the 1.5 inch deep gallery wrap canvas so that it looks three-dimensional and can be hung as is without a frame for a contemporary look. These chunky ocean paintings look great in pairs, threes and fours.

To see my “Rhythmic Waters” series in person, stop by my booth at the Art Street Green Bay art show this weekend in Green Bay, WI. For more information on the show, go to artseventsinc.com/artstreet.

If you'd like to learn how to create loose, vibrant paintings join us this fall in my Adult Art Classes in Dallas. Registration is open and classes fill up quickly, so visit NikiGulley.com

Or, e-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Uphill" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Uphill" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas / 24" x 12"
$525 unframed or $650 framed
Available for purchase through Freshwater Studio & Gallery, Dillon, MT (contact)


The mighty American bison is truly a remarkable creature - it's so solid and powerful. What I love in particular about them, though, is how they're both majestic and goofy - they always have that ridiculous patchy fur in warm weather and they like to roll around in the mud as much as a dog does.

The background for this painting consists of several layers with both palette knife and brush work. I wanted it to have a sort of cave-ish appearance, and the acrylic gels work really well when trying to achieve a rocky, organic look. The buffalo himself is painted in shades of red and yellow, and his horns & hooves have a blue-ish tint to them.


farm painting plein air by BECKY JOY

FALL CROP 5x7 oil plein air. Click here to purchase.

This was the second painting that I painted yesterday morning. Another nice day and good day of painting. There is so much scenery to paint, but the trick is to find a place to park on a narrow country road. I found a good spot to park. So, I painted two paintings from the same parking spot. Actually, there were more scenes that I could have painted today, but I needed to get back to take my mom on an errand.

I noticed that a lot of the fields have been cut. It's supposed to rain this weekend, so they had better get it all baled and picked up soon.

Following are some photos that I took during the painting of yesterday's plein air.


Today I painted two more this morning and from the same parking spot. I'll post them later.
BECKY
www.beckyjoy.com
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beckyjoy@beckyjoy.com



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Summer Relief" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Summer Relief" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas / 24" x 12"
$525 unframed or $650 framed
Available for purchase through Freshwater Studio & Gallery, Dillon, MT (contact)

Sketching this moose prior to painting him was my first foray into the world of moose-drawing. They're beautiful creatures - I love those big goofy grins and huge noses. I remember being in the Grand Tetons once with my parents when I was young...we were hiking and spotted a moose calf no more than 20 feet away from us, just off the trail. Its mother was close by, eyeing us suspiciously and ready to trample us if need be. It was really quite an impressive encounter, and I gained a lot of healthy respect for those big animals. And here's my little nod to them: a bull moose getting some relief from the summer heat.

I used my new iridescent pearl paint for this one. It's particularly noticeable when the light hits it from different angles. The textured background was created by applying paint with palette knives.


Kristin Jurist Haakenson

TOM BROWN MOONLIGHT LANDSCAPE


"SILVER MOON"
5x7 INCH ORIGINAL PALETTE KNIFE
PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING
BY TOM BROWN


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Thanks for looking,
Tom Brown

Oregon plein air landscape by BECKY JOY

MORNING 5x7 oil/canvas panel $110. To purchase click here.

 With the purchase of this painting, you will receive free a small black wrought iron display easel. So framing is optional.

Today was a great morning out painting, my third day painting in Yamhill County, OR. I feel like I was getting in the groove. I haven't done any plein air painting for a while since I live in Arizona (it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too hot for that). The weather has been great, except that the Oregonians have been complaining that it is too hot. They don't know what hot is. I think it is wonderful.

I drove down the road from my parents about 5 to 7 miles and I was out in the country with little farms dotting the landscape. The light in this scene was just starting to come over the trees hitting a little of the shed and the field in front of it. Great atmosphere to paint here.

I'll be out there again tomorrow morning, then probably off to Portland to visit friends.

Talk to yo all later.

BECKY JOY
www.beckyjoy.com
beckyjoy@beckyjoy.com
http://beckyjoyartist.blogspot.com

Rhythmic Waters oil painting by Niki Gulley

“Rhythmic Waters V” ©2010 Niki Gulley
12” x 12” oil on canvas

I created this ocean scene with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint to achieve texture and suggest the energy found in nature. I wanted to capture the movement and sounds of the ocean waves crashing against each other. The image is painted around the sides of the 1.5 inch deep gallery wrap canvas so that it looks three-dimensional and can be hung as is without a frame for a contemporary look. These chunky ocean paintings look great in pairs, threes and fours.

To see my “Rhythmic Waters” series in person, stop by my booth at the Art Street Green Bay art show this weekend in Green Bay, WI. For more information on the show, go to artseventsinc.com/artstreet.

If you'd like to learn how to create loose, vibrant paintings join us this fall in my Adult Art Classes in Dallas. Registration is open and classes fill up quickly, so visit NikiGulley.com

Or, e-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information.

Old Friends by Kay Wyne


Old Friends - SOLD
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
8" x 24" Palette Knife Painting
These feathered friends are yacking away, having a heart-to-heart conversation. I hope that this painting makes you smile...the roosters are full of personality having quite the session. The canvas might appear to be out of balance, but it was my intention to have have the roosters focused on each other and off-center. Pam at The Dutch Art Gallery sold this painting yesterday! I am thrilled that this painting has a new home. Thanks for viewing this blog. Stay cool and have a artful day!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

BECKY JOY plein air Oregon landscape

Morning at the Crossroads 6x6 oil available on my website for $110. Click here to purchase. This is the plein air painting from yesterday morning. The light was shining through onto the road with the mailboxes against the light road. Today I painted a couple of them, but I didn't feel that they were anything special. I'll have to get them out of the box and look again. Sometimes looking at them later I can readily see what they need. Tomorrow is another day. I'll be out there again in the morning.

Talk to you all later.
BECKY
www.beckyjoy.com
beckyjoy@beckyjoy.com
http://beckyjoyartist.blogspot.com

Pretty in Pink by Ann Gorbett


Pretty in Pink
Oil with a palette knife on cradled artist board
10" x 10"

This painting was done from the sweetest picture that Suzanne gave me to paint of her and her sister. Looks like they just got a new doll and are as happy as two sisters can be, sharing at least long enough to smile for the camera. Their pink dresses are as cute as they are. I had to borrow the perfect color (Rembrandt's Carmine) from my friend Frank in order to get just the right color This was such fun to paint and a nice diversion from the rigidness of city windows and perspective of late.

All proceeds from the sale of this painting went directly to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Give Me That Ball! By Carrie Jacobson


Give Me That Ball!
Oil on canvas, 12x12, $200




To see more of my work, or to have me make a portrait of your pet, please visit my website, jacobson-arts.com, or my blog, carriejacobson.blogspot.com. Or drop me an email at carrieBjacobson@gmail.com

'In Awe And Wonder' By Irish Artist Maria Noonan-McDermott

Maria Noonan-McDermott Artist
'In Awe And Wonder', Oil, 50cm x 60cm
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Monday, August 23, 2010

"Red Cliff Dusk" by Karla Nolan, palette knife oil painting

This weekend in Fort Collins, I sat in front of Meko's Gallery painting for a demonstration of palette knife painting techniques.  It sure was hot out there but I had a great time, other than the occasional grasshopper who decided to descend upon my knives!  Honestly, they are sure a nuisance!!!!

This was the end of result of my painting -- yes, another sunset, but with some red cliffs in the foreground -- ah, the skies are so inspiring to me!


"Red Cliff Dusk" 11"x14" palette knife oil painting on gessoed panel, unframed, $300 includes s&h in N. America, Paypal preferred, write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information -- thanks for looking!
 
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plein air oil daily painting by BECKY JOY

This 11x14 oil is a rework of a plein air painting that I wasn't totally happy with. I changed the design a little adding more layers of trees for depth and atmosphere and worked on the color. I love the colors in this piece.
I have posted this painting on my website, www.beckyjoy.com

I'm in OR in the Yamhill County right now visiting family and plein air painting. I'll be posting some of those that I've done. I'm also getting ready to teach a three day workshop this weekend in the Portland area.

I just had someone contact me about teaching a workshop in the Fort Worth area. I thought I would post that on my blog with the hopes that there might be more interest in getting a workshop together. Just a thought to think about. If you are interested or know others in that area that might be, email me and let me know.

I won't be able to have the ustream broadcast this week since I'm not in my studio. I should be back on the air in two weeks. I'll let you know.

BECKY JOY
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Climbing Trees IV oil painting by Niki Gulley


“Climbing Trees IV” ©2010 Niki Gulley
40” x 30” oil on canvas

Growing up in Chicago, I loved the first snowfall of the year when everything would get a beautiful dusting of pristine white powder, including even the tiniest of branches in the treetops above. If you caught that moment early enough in the morning before anything had disturbed the intricate frosted web, it was just magical. Then the sun would start rising and peeking through the limbs, and everything would sparkle like diamonds. In Climbing Trees, I wanted to capture that brief beautiful moment when the sunlight dances through the icing on the treetops and you can feel yourself looking up in wonderment just like you did when you were a kid.

To see “Climbing Trees” in person, stop by my booth at the Art Street Green Bay art show this weekend in Green Bay, WI. For more information on the show, go to artseventsinc.com/artstreet.

Or, e-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com.

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Caladesi Sunset by Texas Abstract Artist Filomena Booth

Caladesi Sunset
18"x24"
Acrylic on Canvas
Sold

Visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Landscape Fantasy #3 palette knife painting by David Edwards


acrylic palette knife painting 
on wrapped canvas
24x12 inches
by David Edwards

$740.00 including shipping
PayPal accepted

To buy this painting contact me by email
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marsh grasses & pond oil painting by BECKY JOY

This 8x10 painting is on my website. For more information go click here.


Yesterday I reworked one of my plein air pieces. I decided to punch it up a bit and add more colors. I liked all the colors in the algae and pond scum. There was kind of a violet red to part of it. It was a fun piece to paint. You can see where I used the palette knife on the thicker paint. It really added a lot of texture and the contrast with the still water really makes that look smooth.

I have a workshop I will be teaching in about a week in Oregon. I'll post some picks from the class. I have been spending some time preparing for the workshop lately.

Everyone have a great weekend. Talk to you later.

BECKY JOY
http://beckyjoyartist.blogspot.com
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beckyjoy@beckyjoy.com
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Friday, August 20, 2010

"Red Door Welcome" by Karla Nolan, palette knife oil painting on canvas



Sometimes when I have a bit of spare paint on my palette, I just whip up another fun painting with my palette knives.  This one was a blast to paint -- "Red Door Welcome" is a 4"x6" palette knife oil painting on canvas which hopefully welcomes you into my abode with a happy yet peaceful feeling.  The greenery around the door is typical of our house -- come in and enjoy yourself!


"Red Door Welcome, 4"x6" miniature palette knife oil painting on canvas, unframed, $45 includes s&h in N. America, Paypal preferred, write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information -- thanks for looking!
 
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New Hibiscus painting by Niki Gulley


“Rhapsody in Bloom” ©2010 Niki Gulley
12” x 12” acrylic on canvas

Created with extremely thick paint and mediums, applied with palette knives to achieve extreme texture and vibrant colors filled with life and energy. The image is painted around the sides of the 1.5 inch deep gallery wrap canvas so that it looks three-dimensional and can be hung as is without a frame for a contemporary look or with a floater frame for a more traditional decor. These chunky floral paintings look great in pairs and threes.

To see my “Rhapsody in Bloom” paintings in person, visit my booth #355 at the Gold Coast Art Show in Chicago, IL this weekend. For more information on the show, go to amdurproductions.com/f-goldcoast-public.html.

Or, if you’d like to learn how to paint vibrant florals, join me this fall in my Adult Art Classes. Thanks to the overwhelming response to my Tuesday session, I am adding two more classes on Wednesdays. If you’re interested in joining us, visit my website at NikiGulley.com for more information,

Or, e-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com.

Good Fences, Rose Gardens by Nancy Medina

Good Fences by Nancy Medina
6X8
Palette Knife Oil on Linen Board
Available in My Daily Painters Gallery

Nancy Medina Art Blog
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My last 2 years of College were completed while working full time as the editor of a community newspaper. The long drives to campus were spent listening to books on tape, back when a cassette deck was what most of us had in our cars. My favorite way to while away the time was to listen to Robert Frost reading his own poetry. The Mending Wall came to mind as I finished up this new picket fence rose painting yesterday. Here is an excerpt:

Mending Wall
By Robert Frost
(Excerpt)

He moves in darkness as it seems to me~
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, "Good fences make good neighbors."

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Summer day, trees and dirt road by BECKY JOY

This is the finished 24x30 that I started during my Ustream broadcast. It is titled "Summer Road"
To view this painting and others go to my website, www.beckyjoy.com.

I used one of my daily paintings as a reference and a photo when I did the little one. The format is a little narrower than the 5x7. I also painted some buildings in the background, sky holes in the trees, branches and light on the mountains. Oh, and I pumped up the red in the bushes at the base of the tree. 

I had a lot of fun painting this one today. I really loaded the paint on in the foreground. I'm working on getting some larger work done. I don't have a lot on hand right now. I had about an hour to go painting today and the power went out. So, we went bowling. It was a good day bowling also. Came home and the power was back on, so I finished it today. YAY! I'm happy with this one.

Talk to you all tomorrow.
BECKY JOY
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beckyjoy@beckyjoy.com

"The Magnificent Seven" Palette knife acrylic sunflower texture painting by Natasa Vretenar

From Natasa's Art

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Acrylic palette knife painting by David Edwards "Come Back!"



acrylic palette knife painting on wrapped canvas
16x20 inches
by David Edwards
$740.00 including shipping
PayPal accepted

I've painted a number of these figurative
paintings over a period of time, most
of which have been sold. 

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Italian Sunflowers North Light Gray Day by Roxanne Steed



8"x6" oil on Belgian linen mounted on museum quality board

"If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers."
- Doug Larson


It was gray and overcast today, which makes for a nice cool silvery light in my studio. I'm still thinking about Hensche's teachings from Camille Przewodek's workshop. Cool light, warm shadows...there's a lot of wonderful color in shadows on gray days.

In the meantime, I have a commission painting started (hints....wedding, Ireland, hmm, what could be more romantic??) I head out tomorrow to go 'fetch my mom' and bring her up here to visit....so it looks like my posting will be a bit dicey for the next several days...unless I find a Panera....and a good bit of free time. I think I might have some 'chores' with mom before we head back up here. Hubby will hold down the fort up here & keep the flowers growing.

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Price: $150 USD plus $10 USD s/h
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Garden Floral Daily oil painting by BECKY JOY



THE PICKET FENCE oil 6x6 $110 + S&H
With the purchase you will receive a black wrought
iron display easel, so framing isn't necessary.



To buy click here.
I painted this from a photo from Colorado. Just a little slice of the scene. The plants were growing like crazy, but that picket fence was very well maintained. I like my gardens kind of a natural look, but not too out of control. Actually, I haven't got much of a garden. I've planted a couple of citrus trees and that is about it so far. The lemon tree is growing like crazy and the poor orange tree, not much. It had to be transplanted once so it is suffering now.

Last night I had my weekly broadcast on Ustream. It was a good audience in the chat room. Thanks all for being there. I painted a larger painting (a least a part of it) from a small study. I hope to finish it today then I will post it. I will be teaching a workshop in OR coming up. If anyone is interested in joining, let me know, beckyjoy@beckyjoy.com. I will be off the air for two weeks. I will put out a reminder for when I will be back on. It should be in three weeks.

Talk to you all later.
BECKY JOY
http://beckyjoyartist.blogspot.com
www.beckyjoy.com
beckyjoy@beckyjoy.com


Adult Art Classes with Niki Gulley


“Peaceful Harbor” ©2010 Niki Gulley
24” x 36” oil on canvas

Out of the 16 countries that I’ve visited, Lake Como, Italy is definitely one of my favorites places in the world. When we stepped off the train and wandered down to the water’s edge, my eyes started filling with tears being overwhelmed by the stunning scenery. Between the beautiful, peaceful lake, the awesome snow-capped alps in the distance, and the brightly colored stacked houses, we relished every minute we spent in this sleepy Lake Como town.

To see “Peaceful Harbor” in person along with my other most recent paintings, visit my booth #355 at the Gold Coast Art Show in Chicago, IL this weekend. For more information on the show, go to amdurproductions.com/f-goldcoast-public.html.

Or, if you’d like to learn how to paint luscious landscapes, join me this fall in my
Adult Art Classes. Thanks to the overwhelming response to my Tuesday session, I am adding two more classes on Wednesdays. If you’re interested in joining us, visit my website at NikiGulley.com for more information,

Or, e-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunset oil daily impressionist painting by BECKY JOY




SUNSET COLORS 5x7 oil $110. + S&H


The sunset last night here in Phoenix was really nice. It wasn't a screaming bright one, but soft and subtle. The colors here are reminiscent of that sunset. I used some viridian and titanium white in the sky along with variations of cad red, cad yellow, alizarine, dioxazene purple and ultramarine. Actually, the whole painting used those colors. I place the lighter warm colors on the ground to lead the viewer into the painting and make some interest in the foreground. With the purchase of this painting, you will receive a small black wrought iron display easel so that you have the option of not framing the painting.

I want to remind all of you that I will be on Ustream today at 4pm PDT. I will be using Monday's daily painting as a reference to paint a 24x30 painting. So, tune in at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/becky-joy-artist-oil-painting-in-the-studio
BECKY JOY
http://beckyjoyartist.blogspot.com
www.beckyjoy.com
beckyjoy@beckyjoy.com

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