Thursday, March 31, 2016

Painting and Photographing Lavender Fields in Provence with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Provence Art Trek: Lavender Fields
SOLD • 9" x 12" textured oil painting by Niki Gulley

Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop 
with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! On our Provence Art Trek last year, we set up our easels in this gorgeous lavender field. The color and aroma explosion were out of this world – a painter's and photographer's dream come true. Words can't even describe how special that moment was!


Next summer we will be leading an Art Trek to Spain and the following year we will be headed to Tuscany, England and Ireland, so if you've always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trip! Visit ArtTreks.org for details.

Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com, NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist oil paintings.

Anyway The Wind Blows by Kay Wyne


Anyway The Wind Blows
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape
I love the colors in this landscape painting...they are bright and bold, crisp and whispy, as the tall grass blows in the wind.  This canvas can stand alone without a frame...it is ready to be hung!  Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay Wyne

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Contemporary Abstracted Cow Painting in Oil and Acrylic by Texas Artist M.Allison

 'Bullish'
36 X 36 oil, acrylic

M.Allison

This painting will be auctioned this Saturday at
Paint the Town
http://www.paintthetownmftx.org/
sponsored by the Highland Lakes Creative Arts
This is a 3 day event with parties and receptions and 
plein air painting (which will be my first time attempting)!
Wish me luck!

go to my website: mallisonartist.com to view more of my work 
and you may contact me:  allison@mallisonartist.com


Missed The Boat by Kay Wyne


Missed The Boat
12" x 12" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
The rusty old dingy is tied up to a rock on the shore.  The rocks were painted with a palette knife, so they are textural with the water washing up over them.  This painting is framed in a handsome dark mahogany moulding.  My inspiration for this painting was a dingy tied up in a small fishing village in Maine.  It caught my eye---and I had to paint it!  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Contact Kay for purchasing info.  KMW

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Palette Knife Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Texas Pride II" ©2015 Niki Gulley
20" x 30" textured oil painting on canvas

I painted these Texas bluebonnets and 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 painted the scene around the edges of the canvas on 1 and 1/2" deep stretcher bars so that the painting can be hung without a frame for a contemporary look. Or, I also have a beautiful espresso floater frame where you can still see the painted edges of the canvas if you prefer framed artwork.

The original oil painting of "Texas Pride II" is sold, but canvas prints are available. Please e-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com for pricing and ordering information.

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

For more information on my bluebonnet paintings and Texas landscapes, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Zen Moments: In The Garden-108- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: In The Garden-108- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments - In The Garden 108
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

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

Fun time shooting at the
MCGOVERN CENTENNIAL GARDENS at HERMANN PARK
with my Miksang group.
They have a lovely rose garden
with a number of different
types of roses.

The doves were fling around
cooing and providing a
lovely soothing sound
track to the wonderful morning shoot!

photos@foundworlds.com

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Zen Moments: In The Garden-107- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-107- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments - In The Garden 107
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

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

Fun time shooting at the
MCGOVERN CENTENNIAL GARDENS at HERMANN PARK
with my Miksang group.
This garden has a wide variety of 
flowers and is a wonderful
place to hang out on a sunny day!





RED ROOF MISSION II by Texas Artist Dyan Newton




Red Roof Mission II
11 x 13 Watercolor on Paper
Available

This was a demo I did in Colorado City.  It will be available at the Lubbock Arts Festival, April 16 and 17.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Traveling Together," Texas Hill Country ©2015 Niki Gulley
36" x 60" textured oil painting

Inspired by a trip to the hill country, I wanted you feel the warmth and beauty on this perfect spring day while out for a leisurely drive among the bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers. Painted with thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture, the resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, movement and energy.

The original oil painting of "Traveling Together" is sold, but canvas prints are available. Please e-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com for pricing and ordering information.

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

For more information on my bluebonnet paintings and Texas landscapes, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

New "Spring's Glory," Texas Hill Country oil painting by Niki Gulley

"Spring’s Glory," Texas Hill Country ©2016 Niki Gulley
 36” x 60” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

“Spring’s Glory” was inspired by a trip to the Texas Hill Country. The spring conditions were perfect, and the bluebonnets were amazing! While we were near Fredericksburg, we took a scenic drive along the Willow City Look and as we approached the top of a hill about half way around, we were greeted by this gorgeous view of the rolling hills and bluebonnets in full bloom. Then, to top it off the sun was setting in the distance casting its golden glow and backlighting the wildflowers. I had to capture the magical moment, enhancing the kaleidoscope of colors in the sky and along the ground. Arranging clouds, the road and rows of bluebonnets in rhythmic sweeping shapes to create a harmonious landscape that flows with light, texture and color, and suggest a feeling of optimism about what’s to come.

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Small Oil Painting by Texas Artist M.Allison


'This Pear is Not a Pair'
11 X 14  oil

M.Allison

This was a quick small study done for my art class.
I was amazed at how well they did on their own pears!

mallisonartist.com
allison@mallisonartist.com

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Just Sold - "Texas Splendor" Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Texas Splendor"  ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30" x 48" textured oil pai. on wrap around canvas

Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! Inspired by a trip to the Texas Hill Country, we were greeted by this gorgeous view of the rolling landscape and wildflowers in full bloom. Then, to top it off the sun was setting in the distance casting its golden glow and backlighting the wildflowers. I had to capture the magical moment, enhancing the kaleidoscope of colors in the sky and along the ground. Arranging clouds, the road and rows of bluebonnets in rhythmic sweeping shapes create a harmonious scene that flows with light, texture and color.

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

Monday, March 21, 2016

Abstract Landscape Oil Painting on board by Texas Artist M.Allison

Abstract Landscape Oil Painting on board by Texas Artist M.Allison


SOLD
Well, this painting has a really good home now!  This was just a 
thought in my head, but on April 1st I will be doing my first plein air
painting in my whole life!  Yikes!  I'l be one of the many artists
doing "Paint the Town' in Marble Falls, Tx.  Quite an affair,
3 days with lots of hoopla!

M.Allison

mallisonartist.com        allison@mallisonartist.com

SOLD- French Lavender Abbey by Ann McCann 9 X 12 Oil






This is the Senanque Abbey in Provence that I visited in June 2014 when the lavender was blooming. I sold this painting at my solo exhibit "The Color of Memories" at the Baylor Health Sciences Library in Dallas. The show will be up until April 22, 2016.

alouisemccann@gmail.com
annmccann.net

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Zen Moments: In The Garden-106- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-106- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte




 
 

 


Zen Moments - In The Garden 106
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

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

On my way to Bryan, TX
for a reception of my photography solo show
at the SEAD Gallery.

There is a wonderful old
set of buildings in a large field
near the highway.
I pulled over and tramped through
the field to get some pictures
of the exterior and interior.
Had some friends stop by...



"Hill Country Retreat" Texas Bluebonnet Painting by Niki Gulley

"Hill Country Retreat" ©2016 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas bluebonnets at a plein air painting workshop I was leading in Fredericksburg, TX. I loved the pop of red on the flag flying off this cabin's back porch in contrast to the vibrant cobalt bluebonnets. Working with palette knife and thick oil paint, this Texas landscape is loaded with texture, color and movement!

To see more of Gulley's palette knife landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com.

To find out more about upcoming Plein Air Painting Classes and Art Treks, visit nikigulley.com/artreks.

For more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.


Delightful Day by Kay Wyne


Delightful Day
24" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Framed and hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
This contemporary floral still life painting was so much fun to paint.
I used the palette knife so there is texture and some hard edges.
The roses are heavy with paint...juicy creamy whites and pale yellows.
Contact the gallery or ME for purchasing info.
Thanks, Kay

Thursday, March 17, 2016

New "What Dreams Are Made Of" Quadriptych Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

"What Dreams Are Made Of" ©2016 by Niki Gulley
Four 36" x 36" canvases to form a 72" x 72" quadriptych • 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:  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 What Dreams Are Made Of 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.

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

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my available palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Just Sold - "Sun Salutations" by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sun Salutations" ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30" x 48" textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

Just Sold! Sun Salutations is inspired from one of the amazing locations we take our students to on our Provence Art Trek. We actually set up our easels in this gorgeous lavender and sunflower field, where the flowers seem to stretch forever and the color and aroma explosion are out of this world! Back in my studio, I worked from a combination of photos, on-site sketches and memories. Painting the sunflowers full-sized in the foreground helps to bring them to life and hopefully transport you to this beautiful location. Contrasting the complimentary colored lavender field in the distance draws your eye to the focal point, while repeating surprising pops of vivid color keeps your eye moving throughout the scene and adds to the joyful feeling. 

If you'd like more information or a brochure on one of our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops, please let me know. This year's upcoming Art Trek to Spain is full, but we are taking reservations for the following year to Tuscany, England and Ireland. 
For more details, e-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com or go to ArtTreks.org.

For more information on my textured sunflower and poppy paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at: nikigulley.com.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Zen Moments: In The Garden-105- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: In The Garden-105- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte






Zen Moments - In The Garden 105
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

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

I was over in Bryan, TX
for a reception of my photography solo show
at the SEAD Gallery.
Took some time to visit Lick Creek Park.
A wonderful marshy area there!



Saturday, March 12, 2016

New "Popping Color II" Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

"Popping Color II" ©2016 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting

I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath a colorful 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.


For more information on our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Italy, France, England and Ireland, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Contemporary Female Figurative done in From Within Technique in Oil and Acrylic by Texas Artist M.Allison


'Sarah'
40 X 40 oil, acrylic

M.Allison

I think I'm doing a series of women in this technique.  Yes,
it seems so.  A pose from my daughter, Sarah.

view more of my work on my website:  mallisonartist.com
and you may contact me at:  allison@mallisonartist.com or
from my website

"Vertical Aromas" Palette Knife Lavender Field Painting by Niki Gulley

"Vertical Aromas" ©2016 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

The lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. I wanted to try something different in this painting, arranging the purple waves vertically to draw your eye up to the stone farmhouse in the distance. Meanwhile wispy clouds drift by and perspective lines all converge, leading you to this joyful, peaceful spot. I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and  feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene!

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



For more information on our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Italy, France, England and Ireland, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.

Absolutely by Kay Wyne



Absolutely 2
40" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting

            
Absolutely & Absolutely 2
Absolutely - both canvases side by side, a diptych!
Depending on how much space is between the canvases when hung,
the total size is 40" x 60".  Framing is optional, as the sides of the 
canvas are painted.  Thanks for looking at this blog...Kay Wyne

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Portland Head Lighthouse palette knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

Portland Head Lighthouse  ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9" x 12" textured oil painting

Just Sold! I painted this picturesque Maine lighthouse on location last October. The sun was starting to set and I wanted to capture the glow on the building and the sunset colors forming in the sky, so I had to work quickly before it was too late! Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, the resulting image is full of color and texture.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Emotional Female Figurative Painting done in 'From Within' Technique in Oil, Acrylic and Metallic by Texas Artist M.Allison


'In Thought'
30 X 40 oil, acrylic, metallic

M.Allison

I've returned to my From Within technique to do several new pieces
and I love the direction it's going in figures.  Take a look at my 
website:  mallisonartist.com and contact me: allison@mallisonartist.com
or from my website for prices, commissions and prints.

Thank you for viewing!