Monday, August 21, 2017

Becalmed..Pastels..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Believe it not, I always thought sunset paintings were a bit 'cheesy' and I stayed well clear of doing any. I guess I have a had a change of heart in the last week or so.

This was an old demo and was trees originally. Yep..TREES!

I decided to just use a piece of foam to smudge the trees away enough for me to try doing the seascape you now see. I liked all my original colors, so wanted to take advantage of that.

                                  Here is the finished result.. I hope you like it.

                            This image is on Sennelier sanded paper unframed. 

                                                        13" x 19"

                                                   $295 plus S/H


                 Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:

          https://fineartamerica.com/featured/becalmed-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true


 
 
Thanks for visiting..
 
Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Flowers in Vase Painting Floral Paintings Still Life Art "The White One" by Debra Hurd

18"x24"x1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas/sold

 Commissions welcome.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Crescendo..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Another of these different shaped formats, I love to challenge myself with something out of the norm.

This pastel is all about the sky as was the last one I posted, and completely made up (again), as with the last post.

                                          The substrate is Sennelier sanded paper.

                                                Image size is 5.25" x 12" unframed

                                                              $175 plus S/H

                           Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/crescendo-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true


Thanks for visiting.. 


Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com




Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sea of Blue, by Melissa A. Torres, 12x24 oil on canvas



Painted from a photo I took of a field I pass on my way too and from work. I sure hope this land isn't cleared for building. There do not seem to be many open fields left in San Antonio. I am glad I was able to paint this one before it too, is gone.


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Coastal Glow..Pastel..Texas Art..Rae Andrews




I felt like a change and decided on a coastal scene this time. I wanted a dramatic sky and bold colors. I had a different shaped piece of Colorfix mauve paper, and thought, why not?

                                            This image is 6.5" x 19.5" unframed.

                                                           $200 plus S/H

                        This image is also available in prints from Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/coastal-glow-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true






Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com


Friday, August 18, 2017

Day 1, Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

12" x 9" oil painting by Niki Gulley • SOLD

Day 1:  TUSCANY ART TREK
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

We had so many people who wanted to come along on our Tuscany Art Trek this year that we had enough interest to teach a second week! On the first day of our second Tuscany Art Trek, we set up and painted right at the villa where we were staying. The views are incredible of the surrounding valleys and hill towns, and I chose to paint this scene with lounge chairs and rose bush on the back of the property framing Pienza in the distance. For lunch we dined al fresco at the farmhouse on local meats, cheeses and amazing fruits and vegetables, and in the afternoon we went exploring in the countryside. A perfect first day in Tuscany!


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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. The early registration deadline of Sept. 23rd for a $600 on most trips is quickly approaching, so don't wait!


FULL - Fall in New England – Oct. 10-15, 2017
FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Venice, Italy (Carnival) – February 3 – 10 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

Peace..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Just a small pastel on Sennelier sanded paper.
I was warming up for a larger piece yesterday, and  decided to get the pastel dust flying on this little guy first.

                                            This image is 3.75" x 8" unframed.

                                                               $65 plus S/H

                                                        Thanks for visiting..




Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Contemporary Palette Knife Portrait "Stevie Ray Vaughan" by Texas artist Debra Hurd

 Palette Knife Portrait of Stevie Ray Vaughn/SOLD

 This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

 Click HERE for pricing on commissions and sizes available

 Click HERE to purchase a Fine Art Print of this painting.

 Visit http://DebraHurd.com to view more of my work.

 Visit my Daily Painters Gallery HERE

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Landscape Fine Art Painting "Where's the Oak Tree" by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry



  24"x24"x2.0” Mixed Media on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

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Last Day, Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

5" x 7" textured oil painting by Niki Gulley • SOLD

Last Day:  TUSCANY ART TREK
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

That afternoon, we all had free time. Some people stayed in Pienza to shop and explore the town, while others came back to the villa to chill out by the pool. I had enough time to complete one more small 5x7 oil painting of the villa itself. I loved this prolific rose bush in front of the unique terra cotta tile window offset against cypress trees, an olive grove and rolling hills in the distance.

Before dinner we gathered back at the villa for a slide from our photographers of the trip and to see the paintings we completed, accompanied by a little wine and Italian treats. That night we enjoyed a beautiful Terrace view with one last picture perfect sunset over dinner with amazing food and new friends. A perfect end to a perfect week! We were sad to see the night end.



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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. The early registration deadline of Sept. 23rd for a $600 on most trips is quickly approaching, so don't wait!


FULL - Fall in New England – Oct. 10-15, 2017
FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Venice, Italy (Carnival) – February 3 – 10 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

Contemporary Palette Knife Portrait "Stevie Ray Vaughan Number One" by Texas artist Debra Hurd

 Palette Knife Portrait of Stevie Ray Vaughn/SOLD

 This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

 Click HERE for pricing on commissions and sizes available

 Click HERE to purchase a Fine Art Print of this painting.

 Visit http://DebraHurd.com to view more of my work.

 Visit my Daily Painters Gallery HERE

 Visit my BLOG

Monday, August 14, 2017

Impressionist Landscape Tree Art Painting "Almost There" by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry


  Abstract Landscape Tree Art Painting

  18"x24"x1.5"  Mixed Media on Canvas

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Painting and Photographing Pienza with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

12" x 9" textured oil by Niki Gulley

Day 6, Pienza:  TUSCANY ART TREK
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the last day of our Tuscany Art Trek, we explored nearby Pienza to enjoy its picturesque alleyways and amazing views of the valleys below. Having been home to Pope Pius II, the town is filled with interesting historical sites, great shopping, delicious lunch spots and plenty of interesting corners to paint. I chose this doorway since I loved the texture of the stone walls, the potted plants around it, and the soft light raking across it.

While some of our group explored Pienza, a few of the others stayed back at the villa to take a cooking class from a Tuscan mama chef. From hand rolled pici pasta, to roasted pork, to various pizzas and appetizers and finishing with a chocolate cherry ricotta torte, they shared their homemade creations with the rest of us. While they had a great time learning, we thoroughly enjoyed tasting their new found skills in the kitchen!


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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. The early registration deadline of Sept. 23rd for a $600 on most trips is quickly approaching, so don't wait!


FULL - Fall in New England – Oct. 10-15, 2017
FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Venice, Italy (Carnival) – February 3 – 10 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

Impressionist Landscape Tree Art Painting "Almost There" by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry


  Abstract Landscape Tree Art Painting

  18"x24"x1.5"  Mixed Media on Canvas

  Click HERE for purchase info.

  View more of my work HERE

  Learn about my ongoing art classes HERE

 View my upcoming Workshops HERE

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  Visit my website http://hollyhunterberry.com

  Commission a pet portrait, read more HERE










Stevie Ray Vaughan Art Painting Guitar Art "Hat and Guitar" by Debra Hurd

 Palette Knife Oil on Canvas

 This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcomed, click HERE for details.

 FINE ART PRINTS of this piece are available HERE

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Contemporary Abstract Landscape , Tree Art Painting “Shelter in Plain Sight” by Texas Artist Holly Hunter Berry




  24"x24"x2.0" Mixed Media on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

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Visiting Florence with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams, Tuscany Art Trek

"Evening Stroll," 25" x 19" pastel by Niki Gulley

Day 5, Florence:  TUSCANY ART TREK
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

The next day of our Tuscany Art Trek, we hit the ground running by spending a full day in Florence. Visiting the Uffizi and Academy Museums with their incredible collections of Renaissance art, the impressive marble Duomo and famous Bronze Baptistry doors, wandering the cobble stone streets and admiring the stone architecture, fountains and sculptures, and allowing extra time for shopping.


Ending the day with you guessed it – another delicious meal! Then wandering back through the romantic golden-lit streets to see the beautiful view of the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno at night. 


If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. The early registration deadline of Sept. 23rd for a $600 on most trips is quickly approaching, so don't wait!


FULL - Fall in New England – Oct. 10-15, 2017
FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Venice, Italy (Carnival) – February 3 – 10 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information.

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings and plein air oil paintings, please visit my website at NikiGulley.com.

Village Landscape Art Italy, Houses, Italian Architecture Tuscan Landscape by Debra Hurd

28"x22" Palette Knife Oil on Canvas

 This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

 Click HERE for pricing on commissions and sizes available

 Visit http://DebraHurd.com to view more of my work.

 Visit my Daily Painters Gallery HERE

 Visit my BLOG

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Contemporary Abstract Landscape, Fine Art Painting "In the Stillness Lies the Truth" by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry

  FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

  20"x20"x2.0” Mixed Media on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

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Visiting Siena, Italy - Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

7" x 5"" oil painting by Niki Gulley

Day 3:  TUSCANY ART TREK - Siena
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the fourth day of our Tuscany Art Trek, we visited the Medieval hill town of Siena, with its incredible marble Duomo, great people-watching plaza, and interesting alleyways radiating out from the campo with something new to discover around every turn. While some of our group shopped, some photographed and others relaxed on the square, I set up in one of the quiet cobble streets to capture the textures of these ancient walls and mood of this unique city. For dinner that night, we treated ourselves to a delicious home-made Italian meal of pastas, truffles, pecorino cheese and some amazing red wine!

That night we had a Tuscan chef prepare us an amazing 7 course meal at the villa - Buon Appetito!

If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. The early registration deadline of Sept. 23rd for a $600 on most trips is quickly approaching, so don't wait!


FULL - Fall in New England – Oct. 10-15, 2017
FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Venice, Italy (Carnival) – February 3 – 10 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information.

Abstract Portrait Art Painting, Music Art " Zz Top Billie Gibbons"by Texas Artis Debra Hurd

 36"x24" Palette Knife Oil on Canvas

 This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

 Click HERE for pricing on commissions and sizes available

 Visit http://DebraHurd.com to view more of my work.

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 PRINTS of this piece are available HERE

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

LAKE DORA BOATHOUSE by Linda Popple

6x8
Oil on Panel

It was a bright, sunny day on Lake Dora when I spotted this boathouse.  I loved seeing the light hit this small building and the reflections on the water.  It was a spectacular day!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Figure Art Painting "Compassion" by Texas Artist Holly Hunter Berry


  Abstract Figure Painting

  14"x11"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas

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Painting and Photographing the Tuscan Countryside with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

12" x 9" textured oil painting by Niki Gulley

Day 3, afternoon location – ART TREKS: TUSCANY
 with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

After we finished a delicious antipasto lunch of prosciuttos, local pecorino, and fresh fruits and vegetables, we headed into the hills for our afternoon painting location. Starting fairly late in the day, we timed it so that the light would be soft and golden as we were putting the finishing details on our paintings. For this painting, we focused in closer on one of the tuscan farmhouses, with just a suggestion of the peaks and valleys in the background. Between the quiet surroundings, the quintessential Tuscan vineyard behind us and the perfect weather conditions, this proved to be a very inspiring afternoon.




Painting the rolling hills in Tuscany. Photo courtesy of Ken Strange.

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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. The early registration deadline of Sept. 23rd for a $600 on most trips is quickly approaching, so don't wait!


FULL - Fall in New England – Oct. 10-15, 2017
FULL - Croatia & Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Venice, Italy (Carnival) – February 3 – 10 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

Abstract Jazz Art Music Art Paintings " Hot Jazz 2" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


 Palette Knife Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/sold

 FINE ART PRINTS of this piece are available HERE

 Visit http://DebraHurd.com to view more of my work.

 Visit my Daily Painters Gallery HERE

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Contemporary Abstract Landscape , Tree Art Painting "Blessings" by Texas Artist Holly Hunter Berry


  Abstract Landscape Painting

  30"x24"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/SOLD

  Commissions Welcome.

  Learn about my weekly art classes HERE

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  Commission a Pet Portrait


Day 3, Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

12" x 9" textured oil painting by Niki Gulley • SOLD

Day 3:  TUSCANY ART TREK
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the next day of our Tuscany Art Trek, we took it easy and painted right at the villa while the photographers and the rest of the group went exploring in Montalcino. I decided to paint this view from our breakfast table, since I'd been admiring it every day of the trip. It was a gorgeous morning with beautiful puffy white clouds that gave the landscape a soft filtered light. Pienza sits atop the hillside in the distance with the Adirondack chair and rose bush blooms framing the foreground. A perfect place to sit and relax!

For lunch we feasted on fresh local fruit and vegees, pecorinos, cured meats and a little wine and prosecco at the villa. Bon appetito!

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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. The early registration deadline of Sept. 23rd for a $600 on most trips is quickly approaching, so don't wait!


FULL - Fall in New England – Oct. 10-15, 2017
FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Venice, Italy (Carnival) – February 3 – 10 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.