Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Spring Oak" by Northern California Artist Mark Bidstrup

Spring oak tree looking down into the valley in Contra Costa county near the town of Walnut Creek.

6" x 8" oil on canvas panel - $175.00.

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Wildlife Painting, Daily Painting, "Great Blue Heron" by Carol Schiff, 11x14x1.5" Oil

It's always tricky trying to do a wildlife painting.  The tricky part is getting that perfect photo to work from.  With this daily painting, I got lucky!

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My group, Pieces of Eight, was touring Sebastian, Fl.  On the way home we made a quick stop at the riverside park in Grant looking for wildlife and other scenes.  I was out on the fishing dock and this beautiful Great Blue Heron was standing there on the railing, interested in stealing a fish from the fishermen.  He held his ground when I inched closer, and closer.  I got several good close-up shots.  This was my favorite pose.


I painted this in oil with palette knife and brush, on 11x14x1.5" gallery wrap canvas.  The sides are painted black.  I just love the substantial feel of gallery wrap canvases. If you are interested in a wildlife painting for your home, perhaps you will consider this one.

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Original Palette Knife Colorado Landscape Mountain Tree Painting "Fall Retreat" by Colorado Impressionism Artist Judith Babcock


 9x12 Oil on Canvas/Available

  Original Palette Knife Colorado Landscape Mountain Tree Painting

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Blue Mist Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2014

Blue Mist
 24 x 30  Oil on Canvas.

Available Paintings by Laurie Pace 

This is a painting completed last year. It is indeed available on my website with close up shots, and if you love it and want to make an offer, please email me. It is in my top ten favorite list for the past two years.  I have the photos I took as I worked on this baby and was looking at them yesterday and thought... how did I do it?  It is the Holy Spirit working for sure through my hands.  I often feel I am on a journey without knowing the destination. Having to just sit back and not try to control is always the hardest thing for me. 

#horsepainting  #lauriepaceart  #equineart

Laurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


© Graphics One Design 2014

On The Run by Kay Wyne

On The Run
6" x 6" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Rooster
This little guy is running from something, scampering across the grass.  He is quick, colorful and full of personality.  This little canvas panel looks great propped up on an easel.  Contact ME for purchasing information.  Thanks, Kay

Friday, May 30, 2014

Cow Painting, Daily Painting, "Bovine Portrait" by Carol Schiff, 11x14 Oil on Linen

A client wanted a cow painting, for licensing purposes.  I usually do daily painting of still life or landscape, but I have to admit I enjoyed both the horse, they originally chose,  and this cow painting.

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I painted on Senso linen canvas.  I had a pad of the linen around for several years but didn't really know what to do with it.  I found it had a different texture than the cotton canvas I usually paint on, but once I got into the painting, it was fine.

My next problem was what to do with this unstretched painting.  After surveying several friends, I mounted it on a cradled wood panel.  I was told the perfect glue to use is YES GLUE available at craft stores.  I had some in my stash and I have to say it worked like a charm.  Then I trimmed the edges with a exacto knife and it turned out perfectly.  Now I can use the rest of my Senso linen canvas with no fear!

So, today I stretched my limits, both with the Senso canvas and the cow painting, and luckily both worked out for me!

"Clara Bow" Oil Painting by Hallie Kohn Art

I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to paint something for the Clara Bo and Gatsby Wine Bar opening in the former Liberty Inn location. It has been great being able to follow progress photos ( of the transformation. Our friend Matthew Stalsberg has done such amazing work--great quality craftsmanship. My husband and I were lucky enough to have been invited in and the space literally took our breath away.

In January I did five vintage stocking paintings ( and was so flattered to be asked to do another piece for the space. This painting was inspired by an artist from the 1920s that the designer loves called Tamara de Lempicka. I was also provided a beautiful black and white photo of Clara Bow, the restaurants namesake, that was extremely inspiring to me. 

24x48" oil on 1-1/2" canvas 

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Palette Knife Impressionism Still Life Painting by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

 20"x16" Palette Knife Floral Painting

 This painting is sold, but commissions are welcome.

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Van Gogh on Twitter and an Art Marketing Workshop - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

Ruby Tango Peonies
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Don't you wish they had taught just one course on art marketing in College? Wouldn't it have been nice if the professor who taught color theory 101 had mentioned in passing one day, oh by the way, when you finally get your own Web site, be sure it's user friendly enough that you can update it yourself. The truth is, no one was selling art 20 years ago, the way art is sold now. Some of us were still pretty excited about email back then. Imagine what art would be like today, if Van Gogh had posted his paintings on Facebook, if Monet had his own Youtube channel, and if Picasso was on Twitter 24/7.

@Braque - Sold another #staircaselady 2day! 
Betcha can't top that @Pablo!

I lived in the resort community of Santa Barbara, California, when I first began selling my watercolor paintings. I traded some for rent, some for furniture (a particularly hideous oak shelving unit comes to mind). I had my first art show with a class that met in a little building just off State Street next to the rug cleaner's. Our group was led by an exceptional teacher who started each lesson by informing my classmate, Jonathan Winters, of his promise not to disrupt her lesson with any jokes or facial gestures. This was 22 years ago. Read more...

"Aqua Dreams" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Aqua Dreams” ©2014 Niki Gulley
36” x 60” textured oil on canvas

When we arrived at this tranquil spot, the early morning light was very cool in color, but as the sun began to rise from the horizon, it shone this beautiful warm light that shimmered on the water’s surface and cast its hope of what was to come from the brand new day. I remember the peacefulness I felt in that moment, and a sense that anything was possible. In Aqua Dreams, by showing the contrast in the cool aqua/blues in the foreground waters against the warm golden glow on the distant pond’s edge, I wanted to share that feeling of hope and promise communicated by nature.

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

Feminine Wiles by Sally Shisler

Feminine Wiles - Sold
9x12" Oil on Canvas
 This painting of a wild a crazy gal is a blast from the past.  One of my first palette knife paintings, and one of a very few of my portraits painted this way over the years. There is something to it - a painting that expresses her first impression on people.  There were oodles of comments when I first posted this back in 2007.  There will be more work like this as I spend more time in my new studio.  Today is an important day - I'll be painting the walls, clearing the cobwebs, opening the windows (even though it's hot as heck here in Florida) and starting a new journey.

Today also marks the 7 days before my palette knife workshop....

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 Cost for 3 days is $300.  Supplies not included.
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Original Mixed Media, 8x10" Mixed Media, "Nature" by Carol Schiff

Today I am featuring something quite different for me.  Last summer I was able to take a workshop from the fabulous Carol Nelson.  I was so curious and fascinated by her work.  Carol did not disappoint!

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We have several fun filled days, learning new techniques and searching for oddities to use as materials.  Carol has been known to find her supplies in ditches on more than one occasion.  Being the ultimate creative artist, she finds possibilities in items you and I throw away daily.

It was a wonderful, fun workshop and I came home excited about a new world of possibilities.

Cerulean Dreams Lavender Fields - Paintings by Nancy Medina

Cerulean Dreams Lavender Fields
by Nancy Medina
Palette Knife/Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Cerulean Dreams Lavender Fields is the newest daily painting in Flower Mound Studio, and I'm almost packed for my next workshop adventure in Tennessee. I'm really looking forward to Tennessee, and getting to meet some wonderful artists and paint flowers til the cows come home. However, can you tell I keep thinking about France and Italy? I'm so excited about my new European workshops, I had to drag out all my France and Italy coffee table books today, and my Beautiful France cookbook. I discovered the entire final chapter was on pastries, and so I promptly delivered the book into the trusted hands of my personal chef, (aka the hubby), noting that if he really loved me, he would begin practicing making these pastry dishes pronto. Read more...

  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2014

Horse 44 Three Mares in the Pink of Things
8 x 8 inches Oil on Canvas.

Yeah there is 'girl' talk going on here. I debated only a few seconds on this one because I absolutely fell in love with the structure of the horses as they appeared to the paint. The motion of palette knife strokes and blends. The painting is different. The Painting is NOT the same. This piece is for a 'strong of heart' person.

Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail.  But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God. Acts 5: 38-39

#horsepainting  #lauriepaceart  #equineart

Laurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


© Graphics One Design 2014

Abstract Palette Knife Painting by Atlanta Artist, Jill Saur

commission abstract painting
©1990-2014 Abstract Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
SOLD to a new collector.   Many thanks to a new patron who purchased my 16"x20" abstract palette knife painting, "Imminent Design".  

Commission your abstract or expressive impressionistic painting today!  I love to paint commissions.  Please visit my website to see how to commission a painting and read what my happy patrons have to say about collecting my work.

Original Palette Knife Iris Painting "Iris Holiday"by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

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                                        Original Palette Knife Oil Iris Landscape Painting

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tree House

8 x 10 oil painting. This painting was created from a photo using a palette knife, It is tree house where my daughter celebrated her birthday.

Original Palette Knife Aspen Landscape Painting"The Season Turns" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


                                  Original Palette Knife Oil Aspen Tree Landscape Painting

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Garden Landscape Painting, Rose Painting, "A Walk in the Garden" by Carol Schiff,24x30x1.5 Oil

A few months ago, I did a small study of this scene, on Laura Plantation in southern Louisiana.  I have wanted to paint a larger version, but, life got in the way.  Finally, I  was able to finish this 24x30" piece.

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It brings back memories of a trip I took to New Orleans last year.  We spent the day driving through the surrounding countryside and toured two plantations that bordered the Mississippi levy.

As you can imagine, the grounds were stunning, but I couldn't help but think of the slaves who toiled there.


I painted using both a brush and palette knife.  I love the texture a palette knife brings to a piece.  I think it adds so much interest.


I painted the sides of the canvas black.  This piece will work well either framed or unframed.

Don't forget to pin it, please.

Horse 43 After the Storm by Texas Artist Laurie Pace, Contemporary Horse Paintings

  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2014

Horse 43 After the Storm

28 x 56 inches Oil on Canvas.
Available Paintings by Laurie Pace 

Back in the studio after the Memorial Day Weekend. Terry has been helping me move things around so I can work better and enjoy the space. We hauled a lot of art things I was not using out and several cabinets.

The result this morning was me going in and working on several small pieces for this week. I had a request for a small painting in the same strong colors of Rocky Mountain Sunrise from last week. This is it. My tiny reflective version of the piece. I hope you enjoy this small horse painting as much as I did painting it, with a smile on my face.

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

#horsepainting  #lauriepaceart  #equineart

Laurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


© Graphics One Design 2014

Still life Bottle , Palette Knife Art, "Vintage Bottle" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil Still Life

I have become slightly obsessed with vintage bottles, well, maybe a little more than slightly.  I love the idea of these bottles, most of them reclaimed from the earth, crusty and sometimes pearlized.  I like to think about how they were used when they were new.....and if they have a crystal cross on top (called a cross bottle) all the better!

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This one, obviously does not have a cross on the top.  It does have any absolutely gorgeous color, kind of a cobalt violet.  I am told the it started out as clear glass, but due to magnesium in the glass, has aged into a beautiful hue.

The other thing I love, is painting with wild abandon with loads of thick, creamy, oil paint and a combination of palette knife and brush.  So yes, this little painting hits my buttons on several levels.

Some days, I just go through the motions, and the resulting painting usually shows it,  but this one was pure joy!  I would love for you to pin it!

Painting Under the Tuscan Sun - A Tuscany, Italy Workshop by Nancy Medina

Purple Pinnacle Lavender Field
by Nancy Medina
Palette Knife and Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

I'm so excited to announce my first workshop in Tuscany, Italy, June 6-13, 2015, Painting Under the Tuscan Sun! Scheduled strategically to coincide with the heart of poppy bloom season, we'll be in the Chianti region of Tuscany. We'll stay in a restored 12th Century monastery, and take excursions to Siena and nearby hillside villages. I'm hoping to capture dozens and dozens of photos of lavender, too, but I'm not real sure if lavender will be in bloom. You are invited to join me for the painting dream vacation of a lifetime! Read more...

Painting Under the Tuscan Sun
 June 6-13, 2015

Just Sold! "Snake Crossing" Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Snake Crossing" ©2014 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 20" x 24" • textured oil on canvas

We spend a lot of time in the car, between driving across country for art shows, exploring new places for inspiration, and traveling while teaching painting and photography workshops, so in this new series I've felt compelled to capture my views from the passenger seat. This particular painting was inspired by one of our trips out west. Not only do I love the various rock formations in the distance and the dramatic sunset, but I relish the sense of open space after living in a city. Looking out on the expansive horizon, I get the feeling that anything is possible and a new discovery is just ahead. All lines are designed to beckon you into the distance, and an upcoming snake crossing road sign hints that you have escaped city life and are immersed in a vast unspoiled landscape. This low angle of the road combined with energetic diagonal strokes is designed to give you the feeling of freedom while driving cross country in search for whatever your journey holds next.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit or if you are in Chicago, IL this weekend, please stop by my booth at the 57th Street Art Fair.

57th Street Art Fair
Sat. June 7 • 11am – 6pm

Sun. June 8 • 10am – 5pm
Booth #706
Chicago, IL • on 57th St.,
between Kenwood and Kimbark Ave.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Original oil painting Boats at Sea palette knife fine art impressionism by Karen Tarlton

Today I wanted to paint boats again because they relax me,
comfort me and give me peace of mind (as long as I'm not actually on one but painting it)
but these I painted last week and they are now dry and listed!
Today I worked on some bees which will list next week and a very large commission
for a collector.
will post progression photos soon!
Boats at Sea

Abstract Landscape, Daily Painting, "Fire in the Sky" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Whenever I feel the need to push my art, I turn to abstract.  This time,  I wanted some representation in the piece.
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 I started with an old reference photo and worked hard to bring movement and heat to the piece.



I really enjoyed working on this piece...I hope you enjoy it too!

Palette Knife Abstract Flower Painting "You're Invited" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

Palette Knife Oil Abstract Floral Painting-many Layers of Thick Buttery Paint

 12"x6"x1" Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

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( Also available in a gold floating frame for an additional $50.00)

Red White and Blue Daisies and Geraniums - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

Red White and Blue Daisies and Geraniums
by Nancy Medina
Palette Knife/Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Red White and Blue Daisies and Geraniums is the newest container garden in Flower Mound Studio, in honor of Memorial Day. My father was a veteran of the Korean War, and though he never talked much about his time in the war, he brought home a handful of medals. He served on one of the first ships engaged in battle, since his destroyer was on a goodwill mission around the world when war was first declared. Read more....

The studio models take a bow and a dip!
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