Monday, January 15, 2018

"Autumn Concerto" Fall Foliage Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Autumn Concerto" ©2018 Niki Gulley
16" x 20" textured oil painting 

After we finished teaching our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek, my husband, Scott Williams, and I stayed in beautiful Vermont for another week. Each day we ventured out to capture the beautiful fall foliage on canvas and film before its intensity faded.

I painted these colorful birch trees on location with the fall hues emerging in all of their glory. I loved this grove of trunks that twisted and turned, slicing bright white through the tangle of autumn leaves. Painted over several mornings, the air was crisp but the sun made for beautiful painting conditions that illuminated the subject and warmed the air. I hope you, too, can feel the thrill of being surrounded by nature on a perfect fall day.
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FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


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

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Wolf Wild Animal Art Original Oil Painting, Animal Paintings, Fine Art "Danger" by Debra Hurd


 20″x24″ Oil on Canvas/SOLD

 Commissions Welcome.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Painting and Photographing in Stowe, VT with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

9" x 12" textured oil painting 
 ©2018 Niki Gulley

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 5 - Stowe, VT

On the last day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught, we painters stayed right at our b&b to capture the beautiful views of fall foliage in all its splendor. This scenic overlook filled with rolling crimson and gold hills, framing steep mountain peaks was breathtaking! While we painted, everyone else went into Stowe to shop, explore and photograph some more. After a wonderful morning and lunch, we said our good-byes and hoped to meet again soon on a future Art Trek.

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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!


FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


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.

Tidepool Interrupted..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



I love to watch water move, whether it's a waterfall,  a pond or pool with a slight rippling effect. It's all mesmerizing to me and very peaceful.

I tried to capture that feeling with this one. That action of looking down into a rock pool when a ripple breaks the surface with such wonderful patterns. 

I hope you like this one, it was a fun one to paint.

This image is a pastel (unframed ) on Sennelier sanded paper.

18" x 24" 
$500 plus S/H

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










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

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Female Portrait, Fine Art Original Oil Painting, Jazz Singer, Jazz Paintings, "Ms. Lady Day" by Debra Hurd


 Oil on Canvas/sold

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Painting and Photographing Vermont with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

12" x 9" textured oil painting 
 ©2018 Niki Gulley

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3, Afternoon Location - Stowe, VT

After we finished painting and photographing in Northfield on our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek, we moved onto the picturesque village of Stowe. The painters set up their easels to capture this gorgeous overlook of town with the stark white church below slicing through all of the vibrant foliage, creating the perfect focal point. Meanwhile the photographers and tourists shot and explored nearby. We reconvened that night for an amazing dinner at a local farm-to-table restaurant, enjoying the company of new friends.


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FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


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 Painting Portrait Music Art “Willie Nelson” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


 24″x20″ Oil on  Canvas/sold

FINE ART PRINTS are Available HERE


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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Bridge to Yesterday" ©2018 Niki Gulley
12" x 9" textured oil painting 

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3, Morning Location - Northfield, VT

On the third day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband and I led, we checked out of our lodging in Woodstock and headed to Northfield, home of 5 different covered bridges. We set up our easels near the first bridge, attracted to its bright red wood, surrounded by the gorgeous fall foliage. Meanwhile the photographers and the tourists visited the other 5 bridges to take photographs and explore, and meet back with us for lunch. What a fun and challenging way to spend a beautiful morning capturing its beauty.

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FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


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.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Small Wonders..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews










                     






                        For this post, I decided on just a small watercolor for today. 

                         This image is Arches paper and is presented unframed.

                                                              Image size is 8" x 8" 

                                                                $100 plus S/H







                  This image is also available in prints through Fine Art America:
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/small-wonders-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true







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

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Abstract art, abstract painting red black paintings "Adversity" by Debra Hurd


 24″x18″ Oil on Textured Canvas/Available

 For availability, contact Debra at debra@debrahurd.com


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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

12" x 9" oil painting by Niki Gulley

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2: Woodstock

On the second day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband and I led, we decided to paint right at our b and b because the grounds were so beautiful. Meanwhile the photographers and tourists, visited the nearby towns to photograph covered bridges, wooden barns and the gorgeous fall foliage. I decided to paint this regal birch tree next to our inn. I liked how it was perched on top if this hill, extending towards the sky. The vibrant yellows and orange leaves vibrated with energy against the clear blue sky, and I wanted to capture that feeling on my canvas. What a great way to spend the day!

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FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


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.

Rooster Art Original Oil Painting Farm Animal Paintings Fine Art "Proud Fred" by Debra Hurd


 24″x12″ 1.5″ Oil on Cradled Wood Panel/Available

 For availability, contact Debra at debra@debrahurd.com


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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

12" x 9" oil painting by Niki Gulley

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 1: Woodstock

This October my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught a plein air painting and photography workshop in Vermont. Our timing was perfect and fall colors were amazing! Our first stop was touring the beautiful countryside and farmland around Woodstock. My painters and I set up our easels  in front of this picturesque barn set in a valley with an explosion of autumn colors for the background. The photographers shot for a while and then continued on to explore more of the area. We reconvened for lunch and that afternoon sampled local cheeses and maple syrups. Delicious! That night, we enjoyed an amazing farm-to-table dinner at a local restaurant.


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FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


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

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Like Music Adrift..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews











Hi again, I am finally able to get back to a post on this blog. My hubby has been in hospital yet again, and my life is just very scattered right now, so no time for painting. Grrr!

I started this one about three days ago. It is a 19.5" x 25.5" pastel on red Sennelier sanded paper (unframed). This one was cathartic for me, with all the stress over the last few months. Just to paint again has been a real treat!

I love to paint water in any form as you may realize, and this rock pool (without the shells) was on Maui . I again 'sparked up my colors using Photoshop on my photo. 
I used my own shell collection to pop in a little more interest. 

I hope you like it. It was a fun image to paint.

$450 plus S/H

Prints of this image are available through Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/like-music-adrift-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true





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

                                                         http://raeandrews.com



Friday, December 29, 2017

Contemporary Palette Knife Portrait "Willie Nelson Booger Red" by Texas artist Debra Hurd



 This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

 Click HERE for pricing on commissions and sizes available

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017

Original Jazz Art Music Abstract Painting "Hot Jazz Three" by Debra Hurd

 Original Jazz Art Music Abstract Painting 

 30″x40″x1.5″ Oil on Canvas/SOLD

 Commissions Welcome

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Day 7, Ireland Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

9" x 12" oil painting by Niki Gulley

Day 7:  Ireland ART TREK
Morning location: Muckross House, Killarney
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the 7th day of Ireland Art Trek, we visited the magnificent Muckross House and Gardens, a mansion built in the 1800s. With acres of woodland, gardens and lakeside views, the photographers and tourists explored while us painters set up our easels in front of the manor house and colorful formal gardens. A challenging scene to capture with so much going on, we did our best to set the scene on our 9x12 canvases.

Our photographers and tourists going for a carriage ride on the Muckross estate.

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


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

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Cityscape, Landscape ,Street Scene Painting "Rainy Village" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Original Cityscape, Landscape,Street Scene Painting

  40"x30" Oil on Canvas

  This painting is SOLD, but commissions are WELCOME!!

  Click HERE for pricing on commissions and sizes available

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Ireland Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

9" x 12" oil painting by Niki Gulley

Day 6:  Ireland ART TREK
Afternoon location: Dingle Peninsula & Killarney Castle
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the 6th afternoon of Ireland Art Trek, we continued to paint on the castle grounds while the photographers and tourists finished exploring the Dingle Peninsula. I chose to paint the castle's guest house because I love how it was nestled back in the woods, feeling so nostalgic of a visit to grandma's in the country. The massive unusual pine trees were so awe-inspiring that I used them to frame the right half of the scene, leading your eye down the path to the yellow house safely tucked in amongst the lush foliage. A soft light would appear off and on, illuminating the scene and creating that unique Irish light. That evening we all reconnected and dined again on another delicious dinner in town.

Dining in the castle bar.

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


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

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Abstract Painting, Abstract Landscape "Secret Garden" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd



 20"x24" Palette Knife Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/sold

 Fine Art Prints are Available HERE

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

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Day 6, Ireland Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

9" x 12" oil painting by Niki Gulley

Day 6:  Ireland ART TREK
Morning location: Dingle Peninsula & Killarney Castle
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

The next day of our Ireland Art Trek, the photographers and tourists ventured out to tour the Dingle Peninsula with its craggy coves, cute fishing villages and spectacular ocean views, stopping at castles,  Dingle town, waterfalls and various landmarks along the way. My painters wanted to stay at our castle grounds and paint right where we were lodging because the scenery was so beautiful. For our morning location, we set up our easels in the castle's garden. The brilliance of the various greens was so intense that I had to capture that along with this romantic gazebo beckoning you to sit down and enjoy the view.

Our photographers and tourists visiting the Dingle Peninsula.

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FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 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 Musician Palette Knife Oil Painting "Round Midnight" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd



 36"x24" Palette Knife Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/sold

 Fine Art Prints are Available HERE

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ethereal Dance..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




I think if I were to describe my technique in any medium I use, on the whole, it would be OVERLAPPING and LAYERING .

With pastels this is, at times difficult, as it's an opaque medium; however one just has to use a light touch to get those underneath nuances to show through.



I began this with a totally abstract colorful start. I did not know what I would end up with. I just went with the flow.




The substrate is a red earth colored Sennelier paper.




I began with this..


I switched the image around in several directions, and kept doing that as the image progressed. 

I have a large shell collection and thought I would go with that as a subject.


Over the top of my abstract beginnings, I drew some of my shells to intersect and overlap.
Now the fun begins!


I like to work in a  NEGATIVE PINTING  technique with most all of my work, and the shells developed in much the same way.


Don't let anyone ever tell you that ABSTRACTS are easy, ("my child could do better".. 
Now where have I heard this before?


In fact, I think ABSTRACTS are the hardest . 

The artist must rely on their sense of design and truly immerse themselves from the heart. 


I hope you like how this one turned out.


This image is 9.5" x 25'5" unframed

$300 plus S/H


Prints  are also available through my Fine Art America site:






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

                                                         http://raeandrews.com














Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Day 5, Ireland Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

9" x 12" oil painting by Niki Gulley

Day 5:  Ireland ART TREK
Killarney
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the next morning of our Ireland Art Trek, we left for Killarney, making a pit stop in the adorable thatch-roofed town of Adare. After exploring and grabbing lunch, we drove onto our lodging for the next few nights, a 16th century castle, fit for a king! Dinner was also delicious that evening in the castle's dining room.


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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!


FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


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.

Wolf, Palette Knife Oil Painting,Wildlife “The Hunt” byTexas Artist Debra Hurd



 48"x24" Palette Knife Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/sold

 Fine Art Prints are Available HERE

 Click HERE for pricing on commissions.

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

 Visit my Daily Painters Gallery HERE

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