Monday, March 31, 2014

"Provence Vase and Sunflowers" by Northern California Artist Mark Bidstrup

A summer bouquet of sunflowers in a favorite Provence vase. This was worked and reworked to give it some really nice texture.

9"x12""  Oil on Canvas Panel. $275.00 unframed. Shipping included.

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Original Palette Knife Landscape Painting "Season of the Sumac II" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


 Palette Knife Oil Landscape Painting/SOLD

 This paintings is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

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A Peaceful Solitude by Ann Gorbett

A Peaceful Solitude
30" x 10" x 2"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

To read more about this painting, please visit my blog at Thanks!

Entracte, original Betker oil on canvas, Seattle’s Harbor Island, industrial and recreational marina

Entr'acte, © BVF Betker, oil on canvas, 40” x 30”
Seattle’s Harbor Island, mixed-use industrial and recreational marina
Currently available for purchase  at Jamieson Furniture Gallery, Bellevue, Washington
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Horse 25 Sunrise Graze, Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace aka Everything's Coming up Roses

  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2014

Horse 25 Sunrise Graze
8 x 8 inches Oil on Canvas.

Available Paintings by Laurie Pace 

Lady L was here with me, can you tell? The challenge was to use lots of pink in this little gem of a horse painting... and I am drawn to the pink in the sunrise colors. I could easily see two horses standing side by side in the early breaking sunrise, grazing on the golden grass reflecting the sun's rosy gold colors.

In my heart I am singing that old song, 'Everything's coming up Roses.'

For you Millennials ...
Meaning: you can say "everything's coming up roses" if everything is turning out very well for someone or for something.

For you Baby Boomers and Generation X,  Meillennials are right on your heels. Birth years early eighties through early 2000's. 

Seems like every generation has their nickname and with it a different outlook and goal for their generation.  For me... I like being a baby boomer. I love everything's coming up roses.  I loved wearing bell bottoms and go-go boots and very short mini skirts. Freedom of expression, and freedom perhaps in too many areas as so much of our history of a conservative nation began to fall away in the sixties. High school dress code stated girls ONLY wore dresses and they could not be shorter than two inches above the knee. It was a different world than today. Not better, not worse but definitely different.

With all of the unrest in Europe and the Russians over stepping boundaries into the Ukraine, I heard a Russian reporter said they would not rest until the United States was bathed in nuclear dust.  

After early years of practice of leaving my desk and marching into the hall at school and kneeling before lockers and tucking my head low and covering it with my hands... I learned at an early age an unreasonable fear of nuclear war. 

Is it all really coming up roses? My trust is in God. He will provide the roses when we need them. Trust. 

Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well,  holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith. 1 Timothy 1:18-19

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BlessingsLaurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


© Graphics One Design 2014

On the Brink of Pink Daisies - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

On the Brink of Pink Daisies
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

 On the Brink of Pink Daisies is the newest small study in Flower Mound Studio, as I finish up a few large works for Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum, coming up so quick it makes my head spin! I had fun with On the Brink of Pink, pushing the color envelope and saving the fattest application of paint for the last. Tomorrow I begin another large container garden, so painting small feels just a bit like a pink vacation today!

 On the Brink on the easel...

"Coming Up Sunshine" New Sunflower Palette Knife painting by Niki Gulley

“Coming Up Sunshine" ©2014 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these cheerful sunflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife so that the resulting image leaps off the canvas and is loaded with energy, color and texture.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit or if you are in the Dallas area this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival.

Deep Ellum Art Festival (TX)
Fri. April 4 • 11pm – 9pm
Sat. April 5 • 11am – 9pm
Sun. April 6 • 11am – 7pm
Dallas • booth #39 on Main @Walton

For more information on my plein air paintings and workshops in Italy and France, please e-mail Niki Gulley

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Late Morning on the Beach, by Sally Shisler

Late Morning on the Beach, 4x4"- 201401,  SOLD

A full 3 months into 2014!  How many false re-starts have I had here over the many years?  Much has really changed this year - life changing kind of change.  My dear mother passed early in January, with family right there by her side. She lived to be a full 89 years old, and after her graceful, courageous, beautiful entrance into the life hereafter,  I'm feeling a little left behind, somewhat empty-handed.  Full on into the grief, actually : )  Now I am 47 yrs young, with new chapters beginning.  Mid-life that I must grab by the horns and really do some selfish, but careful, self-seeking.  Expect to see a lot more of my paintings around these halls!
Although this painting might look simple, it was really elusive and difficult to achieve just the right sense of lighting.  If you can believe it - I hung on through 4 tries.  This is not a Potthast study, rather my own reference embellished with a few details that I learned during the months of studies I did a while back.  Most difficult was trying to get the girls' legs and feet in just the right placement, shape and reflected light in order to manage the illusion of which leg is leading and which is following. 
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Original oil painting Spring Birds and Blooms and Rain Dance by Karen Tarlton

 Spring Birds and Blooms

There is a story line for these paintings actually.
Today I woke up to birds chirping outside my window and the loud rain from the night before
seemingly coming to an end....
then the downpour and then it actually snowed again.
So here they are.
I'm just no longer buying it :)
Rain Dance


Horse 24 Walking the Lines, Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2014

Walking the Lines
9 x 12 inches Oil on Canvas.

Available Paintings by Laurie Pace 

Texture fills this new small equine painting. Texture filled with edges of paint, criss-crossing and forming hatches and jags throughout the surface of the horse painting. With a cool palette of blues, mauves and greens, accent colors pull strongly with the oranges contrasting the blues.

What do you have in life that is a contrast for you? I really tend to be conservative and live my life without gambling or taking many chances. Strange though, this does not apply in my artwork. My artwork is the contrast in my life as well as one of the greatest gifts I have, the ability to create.  Terry laughs at me. I love to go into Lowe's or Home Depot and walk through the wood aisles.  I love the smell of wood. I believe in another life I would have been a carpenter as it is as much a part of me as my art. So yes, my life is a contrast. How is yours?

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 1:12-14

#horsepainting  #lauriepaceart  #equineart

BlessingsLaurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


© Graphics One Design 2014

Halos and Hydrangeas and a North Texas Workshop - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

Halos and Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

 I planted all but one pot of hydrangeas from my Louisiana workshop last week. The last bunch to hold up under the studio spotlight was featured in Halos and Hydrangeas today, and tomorrow the plant itself will go into my garden. It's the ultimate in recycling! Paint the flowers, plant the flowers. My next two workshops are full, so I've opened up a new workshop in North Texas, and another in Spring, near Houston, in the new gallery located in the heart of this charming town. My workshops are open for beginners to advanced painters, and I share how to make your paintings more dramatic, how to simplify your shapes and create exciting, clean color, and most of all, how to paint loosely, giving your work energy and flow. Put a little joy in your brush and let's make flowers bloom in brilliant color together!

The studio models take a bow!

"Pikes Peak Mountain" Original Palette Knife Colorado Mountain Landscape Painting by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


  8x12 Oil on Canvas/SOLD

 Commissions welcome!!

 Original Palette Knife Colorado Mountain Landscape Painting

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Palette Knife Impressionist Colorado Aspen Tree Landscape Painting by Colorado Artist Judith Babcock

  9"x12" /SOLD

  Original Palette Knife Landscape Painting

  This paintings is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

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"Moon Rise" by Karla Nolan

I found some 4"x12" ready made canvases recently and have just gone to town with them.  They don't need to be framed, necessarily, have light colored painted borders, but would look great in a frame, also.  The moon just shows up in the sky sometimes around dusk, thought it'd be fun to capture that.  And who can resist a sunset over the mountains?  I can't! 

"Moon Rise", 4"x12" unframed palette knife oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas, $100 includes s/h in continental U.S., click Paypal button at or write me at for more information

Thanks for viewing my art!  Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado

Horse 23 Blaze of White, Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2014

Horse 23 Blaze of White
8 x 8 inches Oil on Canvas.

Available Paintings by Laurie Pace 

The 'lushness' of spring is beginning to literally burst around us. Trees that had no leaves yesterday are dresses in a fuzz of light green today and probably by tomorrow a rich green layer of leaves open.

The inspiration was the green of spring. The unique part of this horse is the unique blending of paint through the face of the horse around the right eye. I love the accidental flow of paint creating both energy with blends and excitement with lines. Have already had several spring horses so I gave this one a 'white blaze'. 

In life do you 'blaze' through things? Are you known for a particular gift or talent? If you are, I give thanks that you recognize the bounty of what you have and that you will share it with others in service to others. 

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,  filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11

#horsepainting  #lauriepaceart  #equineart

BlessingsLaurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


© Graphics One Design 2014

Aspen Tree Palette Knife Painting by Jill Saur

the aspen, atlanta art galleries, tree art
©1990-2012 Aspen Art by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
“A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human. – George Rouault”. (French painter)

"Aspen Dance" is an oil palette knife painting (8"x8").  I painted this after musing over one of my trips to Colorado, where the dancing white aspen trees against the blue azure sky are a site to behold.

This piece is for sale.  Email me: CLICK HERE.   
To see more of my available work, please visit my website:  CLICK HERE

From the Highline, original Betker oil celebrating New York, New York

From the Highline, © BVF Betker, oil on canvas, 40” x 30”
A view from New York City’s amazing elevated walking park
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Inquires to

Canadian Artist Tammy Hext

24x36 inches
Here is a sneak preview of a painting that will be in my show at AyrSpace from April 5-April 26, 2014.

Friday, March 28, 2014

"Paired" Original Abstracted Palette Knife Abstract Horse Painting by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


 4x12 Oil on Canvas/ Available

 Original Abstracted Palette Knife Horse Painting

 $125.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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The Sweetheart Trees palette knife painting by Peg Whitacre, a TN artist

Florida has many attractions, but not many people wind up in its many swamps!!  However, this is sometimes where you will find the "true" Florida adventure.  These two trees do exist in a small swamp in the center of the state.  A boardwalk makes it possible to walk with totally dry feet and see these unusual bits of Mother Nature joined together forever with this odd common limb.  My son always said I was the only mother among his friends who preferred spending her days off in a swamp to spending them at a mall.  He was and is absolutely right.  Enjoy!

Horse 22 Gaze of Strength by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2014

Horse 22 Gaze of Strength
8 x 8 inches Oil on Canvas. 

Available Paintings Here

Remnant  tinges of the raspberry pink bleed through the reds and mauves on this surface of a horse painting. The startling effect of the Indian Gold on the neck near the mane creates a path for the eye to feel the gentle neck of the horse.  Strength in the face and eyes on this equine, hence the name, Gaze of Strength.

Finally the trees are budding out with green leaves.  It is officially spring by the calendar. I noted on the weather news last night the record high for a date last week was 100 degrees. ??? (this is March?)  We were at a high that day of 54 and a low that night around freezing. It happened in 1916. Ninety-eight years ago.  I actually remember in 2007, seven years ago, we had the wettest spring and summer I had seen in my life time. We never topped 99 degrees and it rained constantly. I long for a spring summer more like that as we are falling further into a horrible drought in Texas. Some lakes are close to 25 ft below, and some are only 6 ft below normal. Is there a normal any more?

Terry and I have a private joke when we are watching TV and it shows lush green lawns, flowers and beautiful thick trees...
"It Rains There."

When you see content people, families and friends, not swayed by the negativity around them, or the chaos threatening them,  remember our phrase from above and say "God's There".  

Peace to the brothers and sisters,and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love. Ephesians 6:23-24

#horsepainting  #lauriepaceart  #equineart

Laurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


© Graphics One Design 2014

Aspen Tree Paintings by Jill Saur

aspen tree painting
©1990-2013 Aspen Art by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

"Its wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky.  Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears." - Helen Keller  

My 30"x30" acrylic aspen tree palette knife painting on wide border canvas is titled, "Finding Grace" and is available to purchase.  Experience the joy of owning artwork that uplifts your soul!  My email:  CLICK HERE

You can see more of my work and contact me through my website, CLICK HERE

Thank you for viewing. - Jill Saur

"Spring's Majesty," Texas Hill Country - New Bluebonnet painting by Niki Gulley

"Spring's Majesty, Texas Hill Country" ©2014 Niki Gulley
18" x 36" textured painting

"Spring's Majesty" was inspired by a trip to the Texas Hill Country when the bluebonnets were in full splendor. While we were near Fredericksburg, we took a scenic drive along the Willow City Look and as we approached the top of a hill about half way around, we were greeted by this gorgeous view of the rolling hills colored with bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush in full bloom. Then, to top it off the sun was setting in the distance casting its golden glow and backlighting the wildflowers. I had to capture the magical moment, enhancing the kaleidoscope of colors in the sky and along the ground. Arranging clouds, the road and rows of bluebonnets in rhythmic sweeping shapes, create a harmonious landscape that flows with light, texture and color, and suggest a feeling of optimism about what's to come.

"Spring's Majesty" is available through the Good Art Company gallery,

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet paintings.

To see more of Gulley's contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Original Palette Knife Poppy Landscape Painting "Dream Field" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

 20"x20" Palette Knife Landscape Painting/Available

                                               Original Palette Knife Poppy Landscape

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Vero Amore Red Geraniums and Recycled Flowers in My Garden - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

Vero Amore Red Geraniums
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel

Vero Amore Red Geraniums was one of my seven class demonstrations from my Lafayette, Louisiana workshop last week. What on earth do I do with all those flowers at the end of a workshop? For those in pots, I plant them in my garden! It's the ultimate in flower workshop recycling. My used turpenoid is picked up on my doorstep by the Town of Flower Mound. All of the supply boxes are recycled, and I've never thrown away a canvas in my life. Everything is re-used, repurposed, or recycled. It just seems fitting that the flowers get another chance for fresh air, considering all the hours they spent under the spotlight!

When I went to Calloway's Nursery to pick up soil this week, I found a treasure. Here's a picture below of the one item I could not leave without - yes, ladies and gents, we have yet another new pug!

The studio models take a bow!

Studio Director AnnieBee has a new admirer....

Summer Aspen Tree Painting by Jill Saur

summer aspen tree painting
©1990-2014 Aspen Tree Paintings by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

Our path is set before us.  It's up to us to move forward though this life to places that are often unknown.   Our solace in this journey is that our Creator walks with us, we do not walk alone.

My 48"x36" acrylic palette knife painting, "Autumn Beauty", is about the path of life and the amazing discoveries that are to be had each and every beautiful day!  This painting is available to purchase by contacting me. CLICK HERE  To see more of my work, please visit my website.  CLICK HERE

Three Wishes Hydrangeas and a Free Painting Giveaway by Nancy Medina Art

Three Wishes White Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel

I bought these big ole white hydrangeas for my class in Louisiana last week and they are still looking fresh. Because they were in pots of soil, I was able to plant all of them in my garden yesterday before the rain paid us a visit here in Flower Mound today. It's the ultimate recycling program for floral studio models! The flower factory has been chugging out paintings steadily for the past few months, so let's ring in spring together with prezzies! I'm giving away a free original oil painting! You deserve it - you've been so good, so patient, so kind... Well mostly!! Just leave a comment on my Facebook fan page to be entered to win. I'll announce the winner Thursday so stay tuned!

Most of my 2014 workshops are full to the brim, so I've announced a new workshop near Houston Texas. Registration is now open, but the class is already half full so don't delay - put a little joy in your brush and let's make brilliant flowers bloom together in June! Here's the scoop....

Painting Brilliant Flowers in Spring, Texas

June 13, 14, 15, 2014

The studio models take a bow!
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