Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New "Autumn Reflections" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Autumn Reflections" ©2015 Niki Gulley
18" x 48" textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

In Autumn Reflections, I wanted to give you the feeling of a beautiful, peaceful retreat on a colorful autumn day. To create that feeling of being immersed in nature, I chose this long panorama format so that the sanctuary is completely engulfed in fall foliage, a perfect escape from bustling city life. Loaded with uplifting color, still waters suggest a calming effect. One small ripple in the lake's distance lets you know that some ducks just swam by and you are surrounded by wildlife, not a care in the world.

If you're in the Dallas area this coming weekend and you'd like to see Autumn Reflections and more of my palette knife paintings in person, please stop by my booth at the Cottonwood Art Festival.

Cottonwood Art Festival
Sat. Oct. 3 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. Sun. Oct. 4 • 10am – 5pm
Richardson, TX
Cottonwood Park at Coit & Beltline
If you have any questions, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of Niki Gulley's contemporary landscape paintings, visit NikiGulley.com.












Tuesday, September 29, 2015


M.Allison 'Flowers in the Forest' Original Contemporary Abstract Oil Painting


Flowers in the Forest
48 X48 oil and oil pastel

M.Allison

mallisonartist.com   allison@mallisonartist

What's it called - Sfumato?  Well it's the blurring of edges
in a painting and I love to paint using this technique.  To me it gives the
illusion of reality or the illusion of abstract.  Read what you 
want to and your imagination can run away with you!

Looking Forward To Tomorrow by Kay Wyne



Looking Forward to Tomorrow
20" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Still Life
I just pulled this canvas off my easel in the studio.  It is abstract, colorful and has thick brushstrokes of paint.  I have a new "thing" with this still life series...I put a "halo" in the composition...actually I decided to go with five of them.  I scratch paint off with a tool, then go in and put a color representing a pedal or part of the arrangement falling off.  I have put in two colors for each halo.  There are five halos in this painting.  The floral arrangement is busy and whimsical...giving this piece a fun and happy feel.  The edges of this canvas are painted, so framing is not necessary.  Contact Kay for more information on "Looking Forward to Tomorrow".  Thanks, Kay

Monday, September 28, 2015

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-24- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-24- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments - Friends In The Garden 24
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


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

Dragon flies are such interesting creatures!
I love how they can
hover and maneuver so easily.
 
They may not be the prettiest 
in the gardens, but they
are helping me out by
eating those biting insects!



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Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

All in Time 
30"x30"x1.5
Mixed media on canvas
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I like to keep a record of the work I've done over the years.  I think it's important to go back once in a while to see what progress has been made and whether to revive some "old" ideas from time to time.

This painting was done in 2008.  At the time, I was doing a lot of work with gold leaf and stenciling.  This particular painting has layers of thin washes that reveal under-lying color and texture.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015



  DAYS OF PAST

by Texas Artist Dyan Newton

 
 
 


Days of Past
16 x 20 Acylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available
 
I did this painting as a demo in Hobbs, NM.  This painting will be available for Local Studio Tour, November 14 and 15, Lubbock, Texas at the Marsha Davis Studio
 
 
 
 

Reflections At Hermann Park - Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Reflections At Hermann Park - Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte




Reflections at +Hermann Park 
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


I love these paddle boats
that you can take into the lake
by the Houston Zoo.

I haven't ridden in one
for years and years.
But it is fun to watch people
try to get around in them.
 
And to photograph the reflections!

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Forever by Kay Wyne - Sold


Forever
Sold by Bill Hester Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
This contemporary floral landscape is sold, thank you Bill Hester!
I have more florals on my easel, colorful and 
contemporary....I hope to post them
soon.  Thanks for looking at my blog....Kay

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Recently Sold - "Sun Filled Memories" Contemporary Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Sun Filled Memories" ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 20" x 30" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these cheerful sunflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife so that the resulting image leaps off the canvas and is loaded with energy, color and texture.

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

For more information on my plein air paintings and workshops in Italy and France, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

           Eternal II by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 40" x 30"         Eternal by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 40" x 30" 

Eternal I&II
30"x40"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas
Commission
Sold

These paintings were part of a commission I did for a client a few years ago.

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Stop and Smell the Flowers by Kay Wyne


Stop and Smell the Flowers
Runner-up in the 2015 Catholic Foundation Plaza Arts Competition
Not For Sale

When I was painting this contemporary still life, I was thinking of the phrase, “Stop and Smell the Flowers”, which is the title of this painting.  I wanted to create a unique painting with the beautiful colors and interesting shapes in the arrangement that I had set up in the studio, and transfer them to the canvas.   There is something special about painting from life...it is so much better than painting from memory or even a photo.  Painting this floral arrangement from life gave me the opportunity to capture the true essence of the flowers.  I want the viewer to feel the fullness and freshness that I experienced while painting.  I used a palette knife and wide brush to apply the thick, juicy oils on the canvas.  

I can't wait to see the winner of the Plaza Arts Competition...the unveiling of the art on the building will take place next month.  Congrats to the winner, Stuart Hausmann.

I am back in the studio getting ready for an exhibit in February, 2016...sounds like it is far away, but actually it is right around the corner.   I have several more florals on the easel, and working on some equine paintings.  Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay Wyne 

Thursday, September 24, 2015


M.Allison 'My Foggy Beach' Original Oil Painting


My Foggy Beach
36 X 48 oil

M.Allison

mallisonartist.com    allison@mallisonartist.com

I love the beach even when it's Galveston.  It's not
the prettiest, but it's ours and we claim it!  I don't live 
so close to Galveston anymore, but I do live by a beautiful
lake in the Texas hill country and I feel so lucky.  Lots
of different scenery here and soon I'll be painting the lake
and all it has to offer, and maybe even a few little bambies!

New "Interplay" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Interplay" ©2015 by Niki Gulley
 36" x 48" original textured oil painting

Flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze. I wanted this scene to be filled with movement and energy, so I incorporated a lot of diagonal and curving shapes in the design to suggest that feeling. Contrasting short staccato strokes against blended passages with my palette knives, also increase that sense of motion. I hope you, too, can feel the excitement of walking through the woods on a beautiful fall day, letting your cares slip away and your spirit being invigorated.

Or, to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

Just Sold - "Scenic Route" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Dallas Artist Niki Gulley

“Scenic Route” ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • Textured Oil Painting on wrap around canvas • 20” x 60”

My husband and I love exploring the back roads whenever we’re en route somewhere. We always discover such interesting places, and the scenery is so much more picturesque than along the highway. It’s fun to slow down and enjoy the journey with no agenda, which is what I had in mind when I painted “Scenic Route,” a beautiful autumn drive through the winding fall foliage.

If you're in the Dallas area this coming weekend and you'd like to see more of my palette knife landscape paintings in person, please stop by my booth at the Cottonwood Art Festival.

Cottonwood Art Festival
Sat. Oct. 3 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. Oct. 4 • 10am – 5pm
Richardson, TX
Cottonwood Park at Coit and Beltline
If you have any questions, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of Niki Gulley's contemporary landscape paintings, visit NikiGulley.com.












Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

 
Meandering
30"x30"x1.5"
Abstract Acrylic on Canvas
 
Meandering measures 30"x30".  This original abstract painting on textured canvas is stretched on 1.5" bars.  The painting wraps around the sides and does not need framing.  It is wired and ready to hang.  A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

 Fall Shadows
24"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas

 

The last fading colors of summer as they morph into the season's final glory is the inspiration for this painting.  Brilliant color is juxtaposed next to moody, dark tones. 
This painting measures 24" x 30".  The textured canvas is stretched on 1.5" deep wood bars.  The painting wraps around the sides and does not need framing.  All hanging hardware is included.  An acrylic gloss varnish has been applied to protect from dust and UV rays.
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Monday, September 21, 2015

Just Sold - "Autumn Flow" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

"Autumn Flow" ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36" x 48" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Sun sets over this tranquil hideaway, casting its golden glow over the distant hills and fall foliage while kissing the water's surface, causing it to shimmer and sparkle. I wanted you to experience a feeling of peace and warmth being immersed in the beauty of nature, letting all of your cares drift away.

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

For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

 

DAILY CHORES

 by Texas Artist Dyan Newton



 
Daily Chores
16 x 20 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available
 
This was a combination of a couple of photos.  The house was actually from the days of the Civil War located in an Amish community in Missouri

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth


 
Firebird
24"x24"x1.5" 
Acrylic on canvas

 

Energy and movement are the two elements that make this vibrant painting unique.  Layer upon layer of richly textured color has been applied with both brush and palette knife  The canvas is stretched on 1.5" wood bars and the sides have been painted in gray/black micaceous oxide.  It is wired and ready to hang, framing is not needed.
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Firebird Tote Bag 18" x 18"

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New "Colorful Carousel" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Colorful Carousel" ©2015 by Niki Gulley
 36" x 60" original textured oil painting

I wanted this painting to be about the power and energy in nature to invigorate your spirit, so I chose to use warm vivid colors contrasted against cool underbrush while utilizing thick staccato strokes to add to that feeling. I placed the fall foliage in curving sweeping shapes to create a sense of movement, so that you can feel the wind gently rustling the leaves and causing them to dance on a beautiful fall day.

To see my work in person, I'll be exhibiting at Autumn and Art in Witchita, KS this weekend.
Autumn and Art – Bradley Fair
Friday, Sept. 18 • 10am – 7pm
Saturday, Sept. 19 • 10am – 7pm
Sunday, Sept. 20 • 10am – 5pm
Bradley Fair Parkway • Wichita, KS

Or, to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

New "Dreams Ahead" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Dreams Ahead" ©2015 by Niki Gulley
 30" x 40" original textured oil painting

Enjoying the melodic tinkling of the aspen leaves rustling in the breeze, the trickling sounds of the babbling brook at our backs, and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so peaceful and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, add to that uplifting feeling. And then just a sliver of the trail cutting through the forest, suggests the excitement of the journey that is to come.

To see my work in person, I'll be exhibiting at Autumn and Art in Witchita, KS this weekend.
Autumn and Art – Bradley Fair
Friday, Sept. 18 • 10am – 7pm
Saturday, Sept. 19 • 10am – 7pm
Sunday, Sept. 20 • 10am – 5pm
Bradley Fair Parkway • Wichita, KS

Or, to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Something all acrylic painters should know

If you are an acrylic painter, you know how quickly your rinse water turns into a yucky mess.  Years ago, I didn't worry too much about where it went after I poured it down the drain.  But as I became more conscious about the environment and how we are contributing to the pollution of our waters, I started to look for ways to be more environmentally friendly. When we purchased a home with a septic system, it became imperative that I find a way to properly discard my rinse water.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Just Sold - "Kaleidoscope of Dreams" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Kaleidoscope of Dreams" ©2014 by Niki Gulley
SOLD • Four 36" x 36" canvases to form a 72" x 72" quadriptych • original textured oil painting

In this painting, I wanted you to feel like a little kid again – laying on the ground and staring up into the treetops without a care in the world. I hope you experience the joy of being surrounded by nature and the beauty in this autumn kaleidoscope of colors.

Canvas Prints now Available:  While the original oil painting is sold, I do have canvas prints of "Kaleidoscope of Dreams" available. Four 24" x 24" canvases are stretched on 3/4 inch stretcher bars with the image continuing around the edges to form a 48" x 48" quadriptych that does not need to be framed, just like the original . I have also added thick paint in some of the leaves and trunks to add even more texture and making each print one of a kind. Finally, I have coated the canvases with a UV varnish to protect the paintings. The canvases can be hung right up next to each other or spread apart by a few inches to come out to a maximum of 53" x 53". I can also make other sizes or stretch Kaleidoscope of Dreams on deep 1 and 1/2 inch stretcher bars for an additional fee. Please contact me at Niki Gulley for more information on the original painting or canvas prints.

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To see my work in person, I'll be exhibiting at Autumn and Art in Witchita, KS this weekend.
Autumn and Art – Bradley Fair
Friday, Sept. 18 • 10am – 7pm
Saturday, Sept. 19 • 10am – 7pm
Sunday, Sept. 20 • 10am – 5pm
Bradley Fair Parkway • Wichita, KS


Or, to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

Bacon and Egg Breakfast by Kristine Kainer

Copyright Kristine Kainer 2015
Oil on Canvas
6x6
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Breakfast 24/7!


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Kristine Kainer
AOT, CFAI, AWA

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

 
A River Runs Through It
20"x20"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas

This heavily textured acrylic abstract painting on canvas is wired and ready to hang.  The painting wraps around the 1.5" deep bars. Framing is not needed.  It is signed on the side, dated and signed on the back.  A Certificate of Authenticity is included.

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 Contemporary Abstract Artist
Filomena de Andrade Booth

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-95- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte



Zen Moments: In The Garden-95- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte




Zen Moments - In The Garden 95
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

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

I just love lilies!
Mercer has a lot of variety 
that are showing their
pretty faces in the early summer.