Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Painting by Karen Baker Thumm


I'm excited about my new painting and want to share the step by step with you all. Follow along on my blog as I create this new painting.

http://karenbakerthumm.blogspot.com/2014/04/new-painting-twilight-reverie-part-1.html


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Start the Sky First?? No Way! New Oil Paintings by Deborah Flood

 

Desert Cowgirl 8 x 6 Medium Web view

Desert Cowgirl 8 x 6 Oil on Canvas SOLD, to the UK.

So, I just read on another Social Media, written by a Gallery, “Start the sky first”.

Hmmm….gee…I stopped painting the sky first as of late! I always used to start with the top of the canvas and move down to the horizon. Always the same way, the same results, the same…same….same….

Lately, I’ve made the decision to get back into my oils. Literally, some days (with it all over my hands…hair…face…and probably inside me too!).
I’m creating some little study pieces, 5 x 7 , 8 x 10 and such.

I’ve limited my palette to three colors and a white. It is quite freeing, and not constricting at all. No color choices to make. I mix my own!

What I start with is an under painting, that hopefully will glow through, covering the whole canvas. Then using a wet into wet technique I add my shadows and find my subject matter, and then create shadows upon the land. I find dark shadows, light shadows and work and blend. Then I take that brush with some of those earth colors on it, and I start working the sky. That sky takes on the reflections of the earth, as in real life. The skies aren’t that typical “Blue” we think they are when we look up at the sky. The clouds often reflect lots of color and all that dust that gets kicked up during the day. It’s all up there.

So what does this do for my painting? Well, it creates a uniform painting, like it all flows and belongs in the same image, like it should.

Here are a few more works I’ve been creating with this method. Each sky is a bit different, with a different mood, different glow and different meaning for the story being told.

Enjoy, and if you are interested in making a purchase on the available paintings, give me a holler! debflood@debfloodart.com

Song of the wind 16 x 20 oil Large Web view

Song of the Wind, 16 x 20 Oil on Linen Panel $375.00USD Shipping extra.

 

Storms a brewing 10 x 8 oil Medium Web view

Storms a Brewing, 10 x 8, Oil on Panel, SOLD

 

Two from the string 11 x 14 oil Medium Web view

Two from the String, 11 x 14 Oil on Canvas, $255.00USD Shipping extra.

 

She Rode a Buckskin Horse 11 x 14 oil Medium Web view

She Rode a Buckskin Horse, 11 x 14 Oil on Canvas, $255.00USD Shipping extra.

Rides Many Moons 7 x 5 oil Medium Web view

Rides Many Moons, 7 x 5 Oil on Panel. SALE PENDING

 

Rough Trail 8 x 10 oil Medium Web view

Rough Trail, 8 x 10 Oil on Panel , $115.00USD Shipping extra.

 

Riding through the rain 7 x 5 oil Medium Web view

Riding Through the Rain, 7 x 5 Oil on Panel $70.00USD Shipping extra

 

Dark Desert Cowgirl 7 x 5 oil  Medium Web view

Dark Desert Cowgirl 7 x 5 Oil on Panel SOLD

 

Lead a horse to water 16 x 20 oil Large Web view

Lead a Horse to Water, 16 x 20 Oil on Linen Panel $375.00USD Shipping extra.

Thank you for taking a bit of time and looking at my new works.

More can be found at http://www.debfloodart.com if you are so inclined to take a look.

Deborah

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Adorable Donkey, Burro Painting by Theresa Paden


Adorable Donkey
Burro Painting
By Theresa Paden

"Fernando"

20 x 16"
Painted on a gallery-wrapped canvas with 1.5" deep edges. 
I have continued the painting onto the edges so it can be hung without a frame.
Wired and ready to hang!

This painting will be available at 
The San Dimas Western Art Show and Sale
Click here for information on the show

Please visit my website to see more of my paintings
www.TheresaPaden.com

Here is a close-up photo of the painting

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Large Horse Painting in Bright Colors by Theresa Paden


Large Horse Painting in Bright Colors
By Theresa Paden

"Sunset Racer"

40 x 36"
Painted on a gallery-wrapped canvas (no staples) with 1.5" deep edges.
I have continued the painting onto the edges so a frame isn't needed. 
Wired and ready to hang!

This painting will be available at 
Colorful Impressions Art Show and Sale
at the Artists' Studio Gallery in Palos Verdes, California
March 31-April 27, 2014


Here is a close-up photo of the painting

“The Horse; Spirit, Art, and Soul” The International Equine Artists, Signature Member 2014 Exhibit, at The International Museum of Art of El Paso, By The IEA.

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Invitational IEA Signature Member Exhibit at the International Museum of Art of El Paso.

International Equine Artists Signature Member Exhibit!
"The Horse; Spirit, Art and Soul"
This is the 1st "Signature Member" Exhibit held at:
The International Museum of Art of El Paso
El Paso, Texas, USA.
August 3 -September 28, 2014
Opening Reception August 3,2014 2PM - 4:30PM
International Museum of Art of El Paso
1211 Montana Av.,
El Paso, Texas 79902

http://www.internationalmuseumofart.net/
http://www.internationalequineartists.com/

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/556867014411070/

~Deborah Flood, IEA Founder & Administrator. http://www.debfloodart.com

“Print, Open Call Exhibit” at the Waterfall Arts Center, Belfast, Maine. By Deborah Flood

Forward Motion 4 x 6  Large Web view

My Linocut-Block Print, Forward Motion, will be exhibiting in the Waterfall Arts Center "Print, Open Call Exhibit", Belfast Maine. This piece, along with other Artist's hand created Prints will be on display and offered for sale through the Art Center. Info as follows:
Event Dates: 4/4/2014 - 5/30/2014
Reception: 4/4/2014  5PM - 7PM (I plan on attending).
Location: Waterfall Arts Center
Address:
256 High Street
Belfast, Maine 04915
Website: http://www.waterfallarts.org

~Deborah Flood
http://www.debfloodart.com

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Buckled by Sheona Hamilton-Grant

A wee work in progress that lead to my new drawing "Buckled".



"Buckled"
Pencil on Paper
35x26 cm
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved.










Pencils: 2b, 2h and a 6b Paper: Mellotex Size: 37 x 26 cm (pretty much lifesize)

Discover more of my work online at SheonahamiltonGrant.com
or follow me on Facebook http://facebook.com/SheonaHamiltonGrantArtist