Thursday, July 31, 2014

"Pear Season" by Northern California Artist Mark Bidstrup

Pears in our foothills are becoming ripe. Several trees in the neighborhood are very close to picking! This perhaps is a bit more stylized than I normally treat still life painting, but I liked the glow it has.

6"x6"  Oil on canvas panel. $175.00 unframed. Shipping included.

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Lavender at the Abbey, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Lavendar at the Abbey
10x8 oil on ray mar canvas panel

I painted this during my recent trip with Art Treks in Southern France.  I sketched this out while at the abbey and painted it the next day. The lavender were at their peak and looked beautiful in front  of this historic abbey near Gordes in Provence, France.  This is available for purchase. $200.00

Original oil painting by Karen Tarlton Harbor Boats in Morning Light and Cityscape Romance

Harbor Boats Morning Light

Two new favorites :
A city romance painting and glowing, colorful boats in reflective morning light.
I'm Yours

Small Floral Still Life, "Rose of Sharon with Back Lighting" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

A small floral still life of blooms from my garden in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains.  I set them on the window sill with natural light streaming in from behind.


These pinks, blues, purples and greens are really my favorite colors.  I think they give a very soothing feeling to this small floral still life.

BOAT/20 by Kim McAninch

Packing it up---- headed to NY
and yes, even nicer in person!

Original Palette Knife Flower Iris Painting "Iris Holiday" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

                                                                      6"x12"/ SOLD

                                        Original Palette Knife Oil Iris Landscape Painting

                                    This paintings is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

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Night Crossing Horse Paintings, Contemporary Palette Knife Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Night Crossing  
  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2014

 Size:24 x 24  Oil on Canvas. Sold
Prints are available. Contact me.

I fell in love with the movement on this painting as it evolved on the canvas. The palette was quiet compared to my normal rainbow palette, but the energy was high and the movement of paint led the eye throughout this contemporary horse painting.  Completed with caramel browns, ultramarine blues, white, mauves and mixes of all three...the palette offers up earth tones in a quiet deep thrust. 

You cannot plan this type painting. It comes from deep within the creative spirit. 

 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests before you
    and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3

#horsepainting  #lauriepaceart  #equineart

Laurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


© Graphics One Design 2014

Daisy Hearts and Delphs - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

Daisy Hearts and Delphs
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Deep Gallery Wrap Canvas

My new hydrangea DVD

Daisy Hearts and Delphs is the newest painting in Flower Mound Studio, another large canvas after weeks of small paintings. I felt the need to stretch those brushes! I couldn't decide whether to subdue the pinks on this one, or keep them full blast. Thanks to my Facebook friends who made some great suggestions and - the vote to keep the pinks strong was unanimous! I carried the orange around by moving it into the belly buttons of the daisies, and then scattered pink petals on the tabletop corners, too. I like to think of this part as getting my chicken out, strapping his boots on, and letting him walk that color around the canvas. That's my farm girl roots showing a bit...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Flower Painting | Floral Still Life | Small Oil Painting | Rhododendron by Carol Schiff 6x8 Oil

Still painting flowers!  Hope you have not tired of them yet.  I will try to break up the flower posts with other subject matter, just to keep you awake.

$95 + 6.50

This petite bouquet of rhododendron blossoms grew next to my house in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I snipped a few and placed them in a jelly jar on my kitchen window sill.  I love the effect of the darkened flowers with the bright light flowing in behind them.

My goal with these little works is to keep strong basic shapes and let the viewer's eye fill in missing pieces.  As you can see from this photo, the paint is thick and the strokes are few.

Happy Morning to you!

Original Palette Knife Aspen Colorado Landscape Painting "Along a Stream" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

 Colorado Aspen Tree Landscape Painting

 24"x36" Oil on Canvas-Available

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Cut Away Over the Moon, Palette Knife Guitar Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Cut Away Over the Moon by ©Laurie Pace 2014

Cut Away Over the Moon
  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2014

 Size:24 x 36  Oil on Canvas.

This contemporary abstract painting is of my Taylor guitar. It is one of the loves of my life.  Custom made for me to play, small and easy to manage if we travel... and my arms never tire of stroking and holding her.

She is the inspiration of this painting. She has a 'cut away' at the top which for those of you that do not play guitar, it allows me to finger further on the neck of the guitar.   The "over the moon" part of the title is from the layers of music on the original surface.   

This palette knife Guitar painting was NOT as easy thing yesterday. I was on my feet over five hours as it evolved several directions. I painted it more like my old pear paintings of days almost ten years ago... and tried to keep the freshness of thick paint like my guitars of years ago.  Maybe it is time for more music in my life. 

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:9

  #lauriepaceart  #musicpaintings #guitarpaintings

Laurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


© Graphics One Design 2014

BOAT/21 by Kim McAninch

24" x 48" oil on Belgian Linen

I am a palette knife painter happy to be living in Pittsburgh PA.  
Contact me-- I would love to hear from you-- in fact, it would make my day!

Summer At The Beach, Santa Monica, CA by Noreen Coup

Painted these from my hotel room at the Viceroy in Santa Monica. Woke up to this beautiful coastal view and had to literally jump out of bed and start painting.

Wildflower Field by Kay Wyne

Wildflower Field
12" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Floral Landscape
Here's another painting in the colorful wildflower series that I am currently working on.  I pulled some colors that I normally don't use, and mixed several new combinations.  The canvas size is a change-up from my favorite format:  the square.  I have a beautiful silver frame to put on this will be ready for a new home soon!  Contact Kay Wyne for more information.  Thanks for looking....Kay

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Reflective River Flow, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Reflective River Flow
20x16 oil on ray mar canvas panel

I created this in the studio from a small study.  Last fall my friend, Jill Randall and I found a great place to paint just a few miles outside our neighbor hood. The range of color was amazing. 
This was painted with a palette knife and lots of colorful paint. This is available for purchase. $500.00

Art Sale | Tropical Painting | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Florida Morning by Carol Schiff | 6x8 Oil

Time for my weekly painting on sale. This painting is the result of an early morning adventure.  I grabbed a cup of coffee and my camera and jumped into my car.  I arrived at the intracoastal park just in time to record the sun breaking over the horizon. I still remember the quiet and peace of that morning.  I highly recommend  everyone give it a try now and then.

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96 less 20 rebate

When you purchase this painting at the link above, you will be charged $95.95 plus $6.50 shipping fee. You must write "Art Sale" on your order as this is my sign to send you a rebate.   As soon as I am notified of your purchase, I will send your credit card or PayPal account a $20.00 credit.

This offer expires Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. PDT.


Click HERE for immediate purchase with no bidding
Many of my long-time landscape collectors are not aware of my figure paintings, so I decided to share a few of my recent nudes online. Each is one-of-a-kind and when it’s gone, it’s gone. Don’t let this one get away.

Thanks for looking,
Tom Brown

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tropical Landscape Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Palette Knife Art | Tropical Glow by Carol Schiff | 6x12" Oil

I was down at the inter-coastal one evening in late November, just as the sun started it's journey below the horizon.

When the sunlight hit the trunks of  palms, they seemed to glow, almost like they were on fire.

Some times, I like to display my paintings on a shelf instead of framing and hanging on the wall.

This painting has been licensed and reproduced as a hand-distressed solid wood plank wall decor.  You may have seen it on, or

Thanks for viewing my daily paintings.  Have a great weekend everybody!

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Sold by Kim McAninch

SOLD to a Collector in NY
Poppies VIII
oil, framed 9" x 9"

Sunday, July 27, 2014

"Ocean at Carmel - Homage" by Northern California Artist Mark Bidstrup

A homage to Carl Sammons who painted some stunning small scale seascapes. This one is from Carmel.

Oil on Linen panel. 275.00 with shipping included.

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

Visit my Blog at: for more examples of my work.

Thank you!!!

Front Porch Azaleas, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Front Porch Azaleas
11x14 oil on ray mar canvas panel

I passed this home on a afternoon walk right at the peak of azalea season. This beautiful home brightened my day and was a joy to paint. It is available for purchase.

Small Landscape Painting | Marsh Painting | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Southern Marsh by Carol Schiff | SOLD

I just love playing with the palette knife.

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I love smearing the paint around with it.  I love the textures I achieve.  I love trying new techniques with it.  I like the way I can just give my knife a swipe and it is clean, so unlike cleaning brushes :(

It is maybe a little addiction.

Most of the time, I like to incorporate the brush and the palette knife into a painting, but some days I just go all the way with the knife.

It's kind of like cleaning my kitchen counter.  I could clean off my counter for hours on end.  I have to have a wet sponge and then I could just wipe, wipe, wipe.  It's just so satisfying.....and I guess that it how I feel about using a palette knife.

The only thing I don't like is how fast my tubes of paint disappear!

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Giveaway Day - Sunshine Trio Sunflowers - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

Sunshine Trio With Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

My new hydrangea DVD

It's Giveaway Day in Flower Mound Studio, and Sunshine Trio With Hydrangeas, an original 14X14 oil painting on gallery wrap canvas, will be going to a new home very soon. All you have to do to be in the running for this free painting is visit my Facebook Fan Page and leave a comment under the image of the painting at the top of the page. 

Click here to enter to win Sunshine Trio!

SOLD by Kim McAninch

SOLD to a Collector in NY
Poppies XIV
oil, framed 9" x 9"
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