Thursday, December 31, 2015

Perfect Day by Kay Wyne


Perfect Day
48" x 72" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This painting is full of color, movement and texture.  The sides of the painting are painted, so it is ready to hang.  Framing is optional.  This contemporary abstract painting would make a statement in a home or office setting.  Contact Kay for purchasing information.  Happy New Year!  Kay

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New "Popping Spring" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Popping Spring" ©2015 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting

I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath an azure sky on a beautiful day in springtime with the poppies and wildflowers in full bloom, I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene.

In this vertical wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in espresso floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint continuing around the edges of the canvas. These poppies look great hung alone or in a grouping, too!

To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.

Monday, December 28, 2015

New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

SOLD • 9" x 12" textured oil painting •  ©2015 Niki Gulley

Just Sold! I painted these bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy!

To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

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

Friday, December 25, 2015

"Blue Valley" New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Blue Valley" ©2015 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this vertical wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in espresso floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint continuing around the edges of the canvas. These Texas wildflowers look great hung alone or in a grouping, too!

To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

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

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

"Painted Spring" New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Painted Spring" ©2015 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and Primrose with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this vertical wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in espresso floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint continuing around the edges of the canvas. These Texas wildflowers look great hung alone or in a grouping, too!

To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

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

Monday, December 21, 2015

"Welcoming Wildflowers VI" New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley


"Welcoming Wildflowers VI" ©2015 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas bluebonnets with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 5" espresso plein air frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!


To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

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

Just Because by Kay Wyne


Just Because
36" x 36" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Palette Knife Painting
My inspiration for this painting was a beautiful arrangement that son in-law Wes gave to daughter Lindsay. I asked what the occasion was......."just because" was the answer that I got. I used thick strokes with the palette knife.

This painting is currently hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas.  Sharon Hodges, Steve Hahn and I were interviewed for an article published last week in the local paper.  Click for the article about Dutch Art Gallery's 50 year anniversary.  I am working on a series of florals for an upcoming show...and getting ready for Christmas!  Thanks for looking at this blog, Kay

Sunday, December 20, 2015

 

 

MISSOURI MEMORIES by Texas Artist
Dyan Newton
 
Missouri Memories
11 x 14 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available
 
This was an old house/barn? in Missouri.  It was fun bringing it back to life with my vivid palette of colors.
 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Zen Moments: Fog on the Water-06- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: Fog on the Water-06- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - Fog On the Water - 06
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio - more fog & boats!

A brave crew to come
in the fog for 
sailing lessons!



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Radiance by Kay Wyne


Radiance 
18" x 18" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
This contemporary palette knife painting has a glow to it, as the sun sets on in the horizon.  The colorful florals in the foreground are painted with a brush and palette knife.  This painting is for sale, and ready to hang in a new home.  Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  Thanks, Kay

Friday, December 18, 2015

"Welcoming Wildflowers V" New Indian Paintbrush oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley


"Welcoming Wildflowers V" ©2015 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas Indian Paintbrush and bluebonnets with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 5" espresso plein air frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!


To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

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

Thursday, December 17, 2015

"Welcoming Wildflowers III" New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley


"Welcoming Wildflowers III" ©2015 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas bluebonnets with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 5" espresso plein air frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!



To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

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

Perfect Day by Kay Wyne


Perfect Day
48" x 72" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This is a very large canvas that is filled with color and texture.  The abstract aspens cover the gallery wrap canvas, with lots of paint that was applied with the palette knife.  This painting would look fabulous in a home or office setting. Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing information.  Thanks for looking at this blog!  KMW

Monday, December 14, 2015

"Welcoming Wildflowers III" New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley


"Welcoming Wildflowers III" ©2015 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas bluebonnets with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 5" espresso plein air frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!



To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

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

Red Rooster by Kay Wyne


Red Rooster
30" x 30" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Rooster Painting
Framed in a wide gold frame, ready for a new home.  This rooster was spotted on a Chicken Coop Tour in Dallas.  He is bold and beautiful, full of personality.  He would make a great conversation piece in a kitchen or game room.  Painted with a wide brush and palette knife, this painting would make a great Christmas gift!  Contact Kay for more information.  Thanks, KMW

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

M.Allison Contemporary Abstracted Figurative Oil Painting
 
'Women Reading Series 5'
 
M.Allison
 
 
mallisonartist.com (new website coming!)

"Welcoming Wildflowers II" New Indian Paintbrush oil painting by Niki Gulley


"Welcoming Wildflowers II" ©2015 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas Indian Paintbrush and bluebonnets with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 5" espresso plein air frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!



To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

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

Thursday, December 10, 2015

"Welcoming Wildflowers" New Bluebonnet oil painting by Niki Gulley


"Welcoming Wildflowers" ©2015 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas bluebonnets with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 5" espresso plein air frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!



To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

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

Soaking Up Sunshine by Kay Wyne


Soaking Up Sunshine
14" x 14" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Still Life
"Soaking Up Sunshine" is full of color and warmth.  This contemporary still life is very painterly, as I put a my strokes of color on the canvas, I left it alone.  You can see the brush strokes, as the color is vibrant and not muddy.  This small 14" x 14" gallery wrap canvas has the sides painted, so it is ready to hang. This happy and fun still life painting would make a wonderful Christmas gift for someone....contact ME for purchasing info.  Thanks, Kay Wyne

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Just Sold - "Textures of Time" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Textures of Time” ©2013 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 18" x 24” textured oil painting

In my next painting from this barn series, I wanted to show the personality and individuality of this red barn, since it was built by hand from nearby trees on the property by the owner's family. I almost feel like it has a playful twinkle in its windows, inviting us to come closer and check out it's hand-carved timbers and discover what stories it holds. Juxtaposed behind this sturdy oak, two enduring souls, are loaded with character, texture and rustic beauty, monuments to a simpler disappearing way of life.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.



Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

Jar of Petals by Kay Wyne


Jar of Petals
10" x 10" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Floral Still Life
Vibrant colors of petals and leaves make this jar fun to view.  The greens, yellows, violets and blues pop against the warm sunny background.  My colors in this contemporary painting are happy and playful.  You can frame this panel or prop it up on an easel.  This painting is for sale.  Contact Kay for purchasing information.  Thanks, KMW

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Untitled Still Life by Kay Wyne


Untitled Floral Still Life
16" x 20" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
As an artist, I have many choices when I stand at my easel to paint.  I made some choices when I started with this canvas, but switched gears several times along the way.  I started out placing this canvas horizontally on my easel.  And, I painted a landscape.  I decided it wasn't working for me, so I thought that a vertical still life would work.  But I was using wide brushes, and after several days, made a switch to use a palette knife instead of a brush.  I scrapped the whole painting off, and started all over.  
Here is a couple of close-up shots of the flowers.  The shapes overlap, the knife gives the paint texture and interest.  I need to put a title on this painting, let it dry and varnish it.  Contact Kay for purchasing info.  Thanks, KMW 

My Piece "Aging Gracefully" in Art Excellence 2015 Exhibit - Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

My Piece "Aging Gracefully" in Art Excellence 2015 Exhibit - Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

 Aging Gracefully
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


This is my piece that is part of the Art of Excellence 2015 Juried exhibit 
at JoMar Visions studios on Dec 12th. 

Heading out to the installation this afternoon. 

With this juried piece, I get a whole 6x10 wall to display my abstract photography!

photos@foundworlds.com

Find more of my art at:

"Looking Up" New Red Barn oil painting by Niki Gulley

“Looking Up” ©2015 Niki Gulley
18" x 24” textured oil painting

Full of fun and whimsy, I not only wanted to show the personality of this red barn but also make you feel like a kid again, climbing trees, swinging from their branches and returning to a simpler time in your childhood. Hinting that the barn has humanlike features, I feel like it, too, is inviting you to come play inside. Using vivid colors, distorted perspective and energetic thick oil paint strokes, I hope "Looking Up" brings joy to your home and reminds you of the simpler pleasures when you were a kid.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.



Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Tears of Joy by Kay Wyne


Tears of Joy
12" x 24" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Still Life Painting
"Tears of Joy" didn't happen overnight.  I had originally painted a landscape with aspens on the canvas in a thin wash.  Not satisfied with the colorful landscape, I mixed a muddy pinky-beige color and started all over.  I loosely painted a vase and long stemmed roses, making it abstract.  After looking at it for a couple of months, I put a few more touches on it with thinned-down paint, letting the paint run down the canvas. I have suggested a vase filled with water and flowers, letting the viewer's eye fill in the negative space.  I limited the colors to pinks, corals and greens.  Framing is optional-all four sides of the canvas are painted.  Here is a close-up of one of the flowers.
I thought that the drips on the canvas looked like tears....but not sad tears.  "Tears of Joy" is looking for a new home!  The contemporary still life painting would make a lovely statement in a bedroom or bathroom.  Contact Kay for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking!  Kay

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Color of Summer by Kay Wyne


Color of Summer
10" x 20" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Landscape Painting
This palette knife painting is very impressionistic and moody.  I pushed and scraped the oils around with the knife.  I look at this painting and see different images appear each time.  You can visualize and imagine what is in the distance at the horizon.  This painting is framed in a silver floater frame, and is very handsome.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this painting.  Thanks, Kay

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

SOLD - "Long Shadows" Palette Knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

“Long Shadows,” Nash Farm ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 10" x 20” textured oil painting

Nash Farm, Grapevine Painted on location in Grapevine, TX, I was drawn to this old barn still standing amidst all of the modern housing and commercial buildings encroaching upon it. Full of texture and character, I wanted to capture its essence on that beautiful spring day. While the air was still crisp, the sun was strong casting beautiful shadows from the oaks and welcoming in spring.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.


Hen Session by Kay Wyne


Hen Session
16" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Rooster and Chicken Series
These chicks are looking for a new home...contact Kay 
for purchasing information.  Thanks, KMW

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Color My World by Kay Wyne


Color My World
14" x 10" Oil on Canvas Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Currently hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas, this contemporary floral landscape painting is getting framed up for the holidays.  The patches of flowers in the foreground were put in with a palette knife.  I used some impasto in the paint to give it more body and texture.  There was some scraping, pushing and pulling on the surface of the panel giving the painting interest and depth.  Contact Kay for more information on this painting.  Thanks, Kay

Monday, November 30, 2015

Bluebonnet Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley - Just Sold!

"Spring Forth IV"  ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24" x 12" textured mixed media on wrap around canvas

Just sold through the goodartcompany.com/gac/In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our bluebonnets and vibrant wildflowers flowing along the grassy rises and falls of the berms in the Texas Hill Country. Making sure not to over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature, Spring Forth is loaded with texture, color and movement. Dramatic clouds swoop down and lead your eye to the rolling fileds of distant wildflowers, while life-size foreground bluebonnets burst with dimension and grab your attention. Arranging the bluebonnets and distant clouds vertically are designed to lift your spirits and add joy to your home.

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

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-103- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: In The Garden-103- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - In The Garden 103
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

This was taken at the 
Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin.

They have a wonderful
Japanese garden there
I love to visit!

The water lilies are always
beautiful there, as well.

pink stars with yellow centers / floating on dark waters / no fragrance but mud




MORNING IN THE ROCKIES by Texas Artist Dyan Newton


 
Morning in the Rockies
8 x 10 Oil on Panel
Sold

Sunshine by Kay Wyne - Sold


Sunshine
Sold
Thanks to Pam Massar, owner of Dutch Art Gallery for selling this contemporary  rooster this week.  I know Sunshine will brighten up a wall or shelf space in his new home.  I am in the studio this week painting commissions and working on a paint challenge.  If you are interested in commission or painting for a Christmas gift, please contact ME.  Thank you, Kay Wyne

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-102- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-102- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - In The Garden 102
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

This was taken at the 
Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin.

They have a wonderful
Japanese garden there
I love to visit!

The Koi are well fed by visitors
so they come right up
to the edge of the pond.

This one was busy feeding.

koi swim casually / around the shallow pond / red and white against a breakfast of green

Zen Moments: In The Garden-102- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-102- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - In The Garden 102
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

This was taken at the 
Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin.

They have a wonderful
Japanese garden there
I love to visit!

The Koi are well fed by visitors
so they come right up
to the edge of the pond.

This one was busy feeding.

koi swim casually / around the shallow pond / red and white against a breakfast of green

Passionate Petals by Kay Wyne


Passionate Petals
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Still Life Painting
Contact Kay for purchasing information.
Thank you for looking at this blog.
Kay

Friday, November 27, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-101- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-101- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - In The Garden 101
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

This was taken at the 
Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin.

They have a wonderful
Japanese garden there
I love to visit!

green leaves on gray stone / the sound of water falling / an unlit lantern



Indian Paintbrush Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley - Just Sold!

"Spring Forth II," Texas Hill Country ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24" x 24"" textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Just sold through the goodartcompany.com/gac/I wanted this Texas wildflower painting to be filled with color and joy! Using thick oil paint and palette knives, I arranged the bluebonnets and winecups diagnonally to create an energy and movement, keeping your eye traveling from blossom to blossom. Choosing a vivid gold background to add warmth and contrast to the scene, also illumintes the petals and grasses from behind causing them to glow. Hung alone or with Spring Forth II, these Texas wildflowers are sure to lift your spirits and brighten up your home.

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

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-100- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-100- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte




Zen Moments - In The Garden 100
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

It is hard to believe I have
made it to my 100th post!

It has been fun to share out my
 photography with everyone.

On this Thanksgiving Day,
I am grateful for all
the wonderful and beautiful
things there are in the world to photograph.

Thanks for stopping
by to share in my view of the world.

 the wind has carried / a tiny leaf / to rest itself / on a prickly bed