Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Abbey's

Abbey's
Alvin, TX
Image is 4" x 6"
On 11" x 14" 
Archival Paper
Randall Cogburn


Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Scent of Spring by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 36" x 36" 
Scent of Spring
36"x36"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas
Sold

It's way too early to even start dreaming about Spring, but it is that time of year to think about new beginnings.  2015 is just about to dawn over the horizon and every new year is filled with the hope of good things to come.  My hope is that the new year brings peace, both personal and around the globe.  

May your New Year be one of great joy, health and happiness!
 
 Original abstract painting
by
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist
Filomena de Andrade Booth
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Lavender Fields by Kay Wyne - Sold


Lavender Fields
Sold
14" x 14" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Contact Kay with any comments or questions.
This painting has a new home!  This is one of my Wildflower Landscapes that I painted in 2014.  I worked on a series of them, and have explored many possibilities with this subject matter.  I am starting next year out with a paint challenge, and hoping to have a creative and productive 2015.  I think I will paint whatever I feel like painting...with Roosters and Cows at the top of my list.  I hope you all have a safe and fun New Years Eve!  Kay

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Painting in the Garden District with Niki Gulley


"Pretty in Pink," New Orleans  ©2014 Niki Gulley • 12" x 9" palette knife oil painting

New Orleans Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3, The Garden District

On our third day of the New Orleans workshop, we rode the trolley to the Garden District and set out to capture the beautiful architecture while the photographers went in search of the perfect shot. Several of us were attracted to this beautiful grand pink house, and in particular I loved the old oak tree framing it. That evening, we dined again on a delicious Cajun dinner at Brennan's and took in some local talent at the jazz clubs afterwards. A fun day!


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Athens and Santorini, Greece - May 8-16, 2015
The French Riviera - June 18-26, 2015
Provence, France - June 25-July 3, 2015
Tuscany, Italy - Sept. 4-12, 2015

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks.

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Roseate Spoonbill - Florida Bird Painting - Nancy Medina Art

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 Florida Spoonbill Painting
by Nancy Medina
16X20
Oil on Linen



I've been wanting to paint a Spoonbill for some time, mainly because they are beautiful birds, and they are pink! Since I'm heading to Florida very soon to teach, it seemed a good time to unveil my Roseate fellow. Upon closer inspection, with his spoon shaped nose, perhaps he is does not cut the elegant silhouette of the Blue Heron, but I still find him very appealing, with his lemon yellow face paint and his scarlet feathers. Wouldn't it be kismet if I were to actually see one of these fellows during my visit? If so, you'll be the first to hear about it!


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Detail from Roseate Spoonbill

Step by Step Sunflower Painting - Little Joys Sunflower - Nancy Medina Art

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Little Joys Sunflower
by Nancy Medina
14X14
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas





Little Joys Sunflower is presented for you step by step on my art blog - and was named very late last night after a very long day. The hubby had to go to the ER today, but is doing much better now. It's the little joys, the thankfulness of having love and a loving partner in life, that make it all worthwhile....

Flutter by Kay Wyne


Flutter
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This dragonfly is fluttering all over the canvas...with color, texture and movement this abstract is ready to hang.  I painted the sides of the gallery wrap canvas, so frame is optional.  The vibrant colors bounce off of each other.  Contact Kay for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking...I am back in the studio working on several projects, getting ready for another paint challenge in 2015. Thanks for looking....Kay

Monday, December 29, 2014

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Mac's Pond by Filomena Booth Mixed ~ 22" x 30" 
Mac's Pond
Acrylic and mixed media on Fabriano Artistico 140 lb watercolor paper
Paper size 22.5" x 30"
Image size 18.5" x 26"
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This original abstract painting on watercolor paper is inspired by a family friend's pond in the Adirondack mountains.  In the fall, when the first warning of winter turned the leaves into a glorious display of color, the pond mirrored the kaleidoscopic panorama.

 

"Mac's Pond" is heavily textured, revealing subtle undertones that are not visible in this image.
The painting is bordered by 2" of white watercolor paper.   It is ready to be matted and framed or simply "floated" to show the deckle on all four sides.

(This painting was originally sold to a buyer who later decided to exchange it for another painting)

A Certificate of Authenticity is included.

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A note to all my artist friends!
My husband and I are preparing to move from our central Texas home to Florida to be near our sons and grandchildren.  We don't have an exact date yet, but I am using this "free" time to clear out some things I no longer need.
I have a huge collection of artist magazines and am listing them for sale on Ebay.  If you are interested, please click here and feel free to make a reasonable offer.  All the magazines are in excellent condition and will make a great addition to your art library.  


Anchorage


Anchorage
Sea Wall View
Galveston Island, Texas
12 x 12
Oil on Linen
Randall Cogburn


This is one of those wet days I like to go out and paint. To me, these days are interesting and you never really know what you might see. As I was painting along of course it was raining before, during, and after I packed up. Luckily I was able to get it down before it became wet enough the paint wouldn't stick, then it's just time to pack up or grab another canvas.




Change - Sold - by Kay Wyne


Change
Sold
24" x 24" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Dragonfly Series Painting
This abstract painting has a new home in Corpus Christi!
Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Zen Moments: In The Garden-77- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-77- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments - In The Garden 77
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member



 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.
Anther rainy day in Houston -
sometimes the garden comes to you!

This leaf was sitting on my windshield
as I drove away from my house this morning.
I noticed and paused at the 
stop sign at the end of our street,
grabbed my cell phone, and got a shot.
 A neighbor had just pulled up behind me
so I had start driving again.
I am glad I got the one shot,
because by the time I got to the next
stop sign, it had blown away!

driving in the rain
a yellow leaf passenger
joins me for the ride

/

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Artifacts
24"x24"x1.5"
Mixed media on canvas

SOLD
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Original abstract painting
by
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist
Filomena de Andrade Booth

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Violet Sky Sunflower and Going to the Birds - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina Art

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Violet Sky Sunflower Solo
by Nancy Medina
14X14
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas





Violet Sky Sunflower Solo was one of a few new paintings progressing in Flower Mound Studio, including a rendition of one of my favorite birds, the Roseate Spoonbill. I love these birds because they are...pink! I'm still working on this little feathered fellow, right now he looks a bit like he's just survived a hurricane, so his plumes need combing and his legs need a shave, too, while we're at it! Today the hubby came home from work with a bug, so I've been nursing hubby, obeying the pugs, and painting. At least I'm getting my exercise, not to mention reacquainting myself with that room I rarely enter, the kitchen. There's a big white square thing with fire coming out of it, I'm pretty sure that's the stove. Thank goodness they invented the microwave, though. I shudder to think what would happen if I turned on that thing that produces actual flames.




Roseate Spoonbill, in need of a bit of grooming....

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Zen Moments: In The Garden-76- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-76- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments - In The Garden 76
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member



 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.
The Houston Arboretum after a day of rain.

Working on some haiku poems
to go with my haiku/eastern images.

on the wet boardwalk
a yellow leaf has fallen
amongst pine needles

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Painting in the French Quarter with Niki Gulley, New Orleans Art Trek

"Flying High," New Orleans  ©2014 Niki Gulley • 12" x 9" palette knife oil painting

New Orleans Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2, Afternoon Location: The French Quarter

That afternoon, we chose this quieter picturesque alley, loaded with color and life. I loved the vibrant flags flying high from each balcony, while others chose interesting caf├ęs, balconies and storefronts to paint. That night we met up with the photographers and dined on a delicious dinner at Mr. B's Bistro. A perfect end to the day!


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Athens and Santorini, Greece - May 8-16, 2015
The French Riviera - June 18-26, 2015
Provence, France - June 25-July 3, 2015
Tuscany, Italy - Sept. 4-12, 2015

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks.

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Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

All That Echoes by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 30" x 30" 
All That Echoes
30"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD
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This heavily textured abstract painting on canvas is stretched on 1.5" deep bars.  The painting wraps around the staple-free sides and does not need framing.  It is wired and ready to hang.  Semi-gloss acrylic varnish has been applied to protect the beauty of this work.

Free USPS Priority shipping within US.
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Original abstract painting
by
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist
Filomena de Andrade Booth


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Abundance Poppies - Poppy Paintings by Nancy Medina

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 Abundance Poppies by Nancy Medina
30X40
Oil on Deep Gallery Wrap Canvas





 Abundance Poppies is the newest floral in Flower Mound Studio, finished on Christmas Day - I'm warming up my poppy brushes for poppy bloom in Tuscany in June. Mom and I had Christmas cookies for dinner last night, and this morning we had Christmas breakfast with friends. Carlos is in the kitchen doing what he loves best, cooking - and I have requests for two more plates of holiday cookies before the week is done. I hope you are doing something you love today, with loved ones nearby, and you have much abundance coming your way for the New Year. Holy cow it will be 2015 before we know it!



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Warming up the red brushes on Christmas Day!




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Detail from Abundance

Windy December by Kay Wyne


Windy December
8" x 10" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Landscape Plein Air
As I post this today the wind is howling and makes me feel as I did the day I painted this small painting.  It was a cold and windy day at White Rock Lake.  As you can imagine, it was hard keeping all of my painting equipment together.  I started with a brush, but ended up painting with a palette knife.  I was painting with a Monday morning plein air group.  Outdoor situations make you paint fast and deliberate.  I probably need to get out of the studio and paint outdoors more in 2015.  This painting is for sale....contact Kay if you have comments or questions.  Thanks for looking....Kay

Friday, December 26, 2014

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Reflection by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 24" x 24" 
Reflection
24"x24"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas
Sold

Original abstract painting
by
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist
Filomena de Andrade Booth

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Holiday Poinsettias and Wishing You Joy - Nancy Medina Art


Wishing you all the joy of the holidays 

from Carlos and I and the pugs. 

May all your dreams come true

and may your mocha coffee 

have scandalous portions of 

whippy creme on top in 2015!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Painting Jackson Square with Niki Gulley, New Orleans Art Trek 2014

SOLD •  5" x 7" palette knife oil painting  ©2014 Niki Gulley

New Orleans Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2: Jackson Square

On the second day of our New Orleans Art Trek, we set up our easels near Jackson Square to capture the architecture and energy of the city while the photographers went on to visit the downtown streets and infamous cemeteries. Some of my painters chose to record the whole street scene, while others focused in on interesting architectural details. I liked this tangled oak tree branch framing the coral wrought iron French Revival building behind it. Again, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! On the way to our second painting location, we fueled up on Po Boy sandwiches and refreshments.
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Spaces are filling up quickly, so don't wait!


Athens and Santorini, Greece - May 8-16, 2015
The French Riviera - June 18-26, 2015
Provence, France - June 25-July 3, 2015
Tuscany, Italy - Sept. 4-12, 2015

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks.

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Together by Kay Wyne


Together
10" x 10" Oil on Gessoed Masonite Panel
Contemporary Aspen Painting
Thick oils, bold colors and lots of texture make this painting a cheery one.  It would look great framed up or sitting on an easel.  I like this size panel...it's not small, it's not big....it's just a great medium size format.  Contact Kay if you would like to purchase...Thanks, and enjoy your Christmas Eve with friends and family.  KMW

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New Orleans Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

  7" x 5" palette knife oil painting  ©2014 Niki Gulley

New Orleans Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 1: Fabourg Marigny

Later that afternoon, the light had changed so much on our morning subjects, that some of us had to switch gears and look for a different idea. I loved this tangled oak tree and with the golden light coming on, I set to capturing its vibrant colors before the glow was gone. That evening we went out for a delicious Creole dinner of oysters, jambalaya, shrimp and grits, and other New Orleans favorites while swapping stories from the day and getting to know each other better.

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Spaces are filling up quickly, so don't wait!


Athens and Santorini, Greece - May 8-16, 2015
The French Riviera - June 18-26, 2015
Provence, France - June 25-July 3, 2015
Tuscany, Italy - Sept. 4-12, 2015

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks.

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


Monday, December 22, 2014

Salt and Sea


Salt and Sea
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Occasionally there will be that day where the weather is just right, hasn't been raining in quite a while, sunshine out, puffy clouds passing over, and a nice set of waves rolling in and to your surprise the water is fantastic. Not that often but it does happen here in Galveston. I've seen it almost 2 foot of visibility in the water, not bad for such a shallow coast.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Early Morning

Early Morning
11 x 14
Actual Image 4 x 6
Oil on Paper
Randall Cogburn

Checking You Out by Kay Wyne


Checking You Out
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Rooster
All Framed Up - $85
This cute frame was screaming for a rooster...so here is another
small painting.  It is drying up at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, TX
He is looking for a new home.
Thanks for looking at this blog.
Kay

Saturday, December 20, 2014

How to Brighten Reds and Yellows - Rainy Day Poppies - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

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Rainy Day Poppies
by Nancy Medina
14X14
Oil





Rainy Day Poppies is a two-part approach to the flowers that will take center stage in my Tuscany, Italy, workshop in June - I'll be teaching there during the peak of poppy bloom season, and can hardly wait to see fields and fields of these reds - and after all those pink peonies these past few weeks, my brushes were begging for some warmer colors! I finished three small paintings yesterday - 14X14 size each, and today I brightened the clouds a bit on Rainy Day Poppies by adding Brilliant Yellow by Richeson (Shiva Series). I do love that stuff. If you want to brighten a red, yellow or orange, add brilliant yellow (or naples yellow light) instead of white. Remember, white dulls and grays - white is the color killer. There are much better options for brightening those expensive cadmiums. You can learn more about this approach to achieving your brightest, most exciting colors in my painting workshops. 





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Rainy Day Poppies by Nancy Medina
14X28
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Diptych (Two Parts)

Zen Moments: In The Garden-75- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-75- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments - In The Garden 75
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member



 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.
Zilker Botanical Gardens In Austin.

Working on some haiku poems
to go with my haiku/eastern images.

trees on the surface
bright colors flashing beneath
koi fish impressions


New Orleans Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Dappled Light," New Orleans ©2014 Niki Gulley • 9" x 12" oil painting 

New Orleans Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 1: Fabourg Marigny

On the first day or our New Orleans Art Trek, I took the painters to the far end of the French Quarter to capture some of the beautiful architecture and wrought iron balconies so typical of the city while Scott led the photographers throughout the Quarter looking for the perfect shot. We couldn't have asked for a better day. The weather was a perfect sunny 70 degrees with barely a breeze – ideal painting conditions! We breaked for lunch on delicious crab cakes, salads and sandwiches and returned that afternoon to our morning location to finish our work.


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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. 
Spaces are filling up quickly, so don't wait!


Athens and Santorini, Greece - May 8-16, 2015
The French Riviera - June 18-26, 2015
Provence, France - June 25-July 3, 2015
Tuscany, Italy - Sept. 4-12, 2015

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks.

***

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


Minnie by Kay Wyne


Minnie
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Rooster
$85 Includes Frame

All framed up in a cute little frame, ready to hang
or put on small easel.  Contact Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
More tiny paintings to come.....
Thanks for looking, Kay

Touch of White Winter Tulips - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

http://nancymedina.fineartstudioonline.com/workszoom/1636377

Touch of Winter White Tulips
by Nancy Medina
16X12
Oil on Linen Panel




Touch of Winter White Tulips is the daily newbie in Flower Mound Studio today, I found a bundle of fresh tulips at the grocery store this morning, I should not have been grocery shopping, I was supposed to be at the gym, but the new gym my hubby and I belong to is not in the best part of town. Usually I feel pretty safe there, but this morning when I pulled up at 8:30 am, I knew I didn't want to walk through the crowd by the front door, so I kept right on going in my pug-mobile.

The life of an artist is not a dull one, the life of a small business owner is really a story about working seven days a week, but the beauty of this situation is twofold - you set your own hours, you get your personal tasks done, then you dive into your business (painting! *sound of harps*) with a sense of reward at the end of the day, with a bundle of white tulips you had not even realized you would be purchasing that day. All good things happen by design, I simply don't believe in accidents, do you?



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