Daily Painters of Texas

Deep in the heART of Texas can be found a unique blend of artists. Follow the best of Texas Art here on the Daily Painters of Texas.

Artist membership applications are encouraged, especially from unrepresented regions of Texas. Applicants must paint daily, blog frequently, and reside in the Great State of Texas. To apply email: INFO on Artists Of Texas and include a link to your art blog or web site for jury panel review.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Day Blue Hydrangeas - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

New Day Blue Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel


My new hydrangea DVD

New Day Blue Hydrangeas is a new take on a favorite subject, celebrating the arrival of my hydrangea DVDs this week. While most of my hydrangeas are in green hibernation for the summer, and their blossoms are faded to a neutral gray green, one plant produced a new, tiny blue flower cluster yesterday. It seems a very optimistic prospect for a mild summer and considering how hard it was to coax that plant to give me blue instead of pink blossoms, I've decided it is a sign of good things to come!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fountain in Aix en Provence, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Fountain in Aix en Provence
12x9 oil on ray mar canvas panel

One of the benefits of traveling with Niki Gulley with Ark Treks is she has found wonderful painting locations. This was in the heart of the city of Aix en Provence in a out of the way courtyard.  
I liked the dark shadows of the fountain against the splashes of water.  This is available for purchase.  $250.00

Cracked Egg by Kristine Kainer

© Kristine Kainer 2014
Oil on Canvas

What did you have for breakfast this morning?  Hopefully, it was something delectable and nutritious like an egg.  Did you know that the vitamins, minerals, protein, and antioxidants from an egg aid in brain function, muscle strength, weight management, and sustained energy?  I never truly thought about it.  Sounds like a "no-brainer" to me.  Guess what I am having for breakfast tomorrow?

Available Paintings:  

#texasartist #breakfast #eggs #foodart

Kristine Kainer

Horse 55 Night Appaloosa Contemporary Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Horse 55 Night Appaloosa
  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2014

Night Appaloosa  By Laurie Pace 
 Size:8 x 10  Mixed Media on Canvas.

I went back and forth on this Appaloosa Painting.  It is really much prettier in hand than in the image. Stop by my website by clicking the link above to see some close up shots of this painting. This is the second of two more realistic paintings I did this week.  The Appaloosa is definitely one of my favorite horses to paint.
Contemporary Horse Paintings.

Let the wise listen and add to their learning,

    and let the discerning get guidance— Proverbs 1:5

#horsepainting  #lauriepaceart  #equineart

Laurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


© Graphics One Design 2014

"October Blaze" Textured Birch Trees Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"October Blaze" ©2014 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36" x 48" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Just Sold! With "October Blaze," I wanted to focus on brilliant color and simple shapes to see if I could communicate the excitement I feel when surrounded by nature. Using energetic diagonal strokes and thick, textured paint, I hope you get a sense of the motion in the leaves and the power of nature to invigorate your spirit. I just love how this piece captured that essence!

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

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

A New Louisiana Workshop and Shining Through Sunflowers - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina


Shining Through Sunflowers and Lilacs
by Nancy Medina

Class Demonstration
Oil on Deep Gallery Wrap Canvas
Shining Through Sunflowers was my class demonstration this morning in Flower Mound Studio. We had an exciting day, hosting a student who flew down from Delaware for a private lesson. The pugs especially were delighted with Judith's visit, since this lovely lady has a bulldog and spent a great deal of time lavishing affection and words of praise and adoration upon my little snuffle nosed helpers.

On another exciting note, I'm delighted to announce registration has opened for my Shreveport, Louisiana workshop! If you think Texas has a lot of talented artists, I highly recommend you take a peek at the talent pool in Louisiana, too. It is striking how many accomplished painters these two states have between them. My next goal is to join some of these ladies for their plein air outings in an effort to become as immune to the heat in the name of chasing the light, and art in its truest form. Stay tuned for that journey to come! (Now that it's 100 degrees out each day, it might be a few months, but stay tuned...!)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_GARDEN CHERUB

For me, the change in how I see a subject is at the forefront right now.  This subject would have given me a lot more trouble if I had been seeing a statue in a leafy garden. There's an intentional shift that must take place in our brain that allows us to see a subject as shapes, values, color and edges.  Without the shift, we're left to render "things".  When we're in our thing-seeing mode beauty and simplicity seem to evade us.  Although there are plenty of beautiful "things" to see around us, for me, the fun of painting seems to evaporate whenever painting "things" is my motive.  

Thing-seeing is the usual mode of perception, and it needs to be!  We have to drive safely, identify signage, and recognize our friends, etc.  There  is a real demand and usefulness for seeing "things", but not when we paint.  Then, it's time to see with "softened" vision.  Recognize patterns, how one shape may blend into another.  Compare values and subtle color relationships.  This kind of seeing brings a personal sense of beauty and order that moves us to paint.  It takes an intentional shift in perception.    

©Jimmy Longacre 2014
12x9 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings

Mustang Island Art Gallery Port Aransas TX

Sunflower 7x5,textured,thick paint, framed,greens, Barbara Haviland Texas Artist | Barbara Haviland - Blog

Sunflower 7x5,textured,thick paint, framed,greens, Barbara Haviland Texas Artist | Barbara Haviland - Blog


Sunflower 7x5,textured,thick paint, framed,greens, Barbara Haviland Texas Artist

Sunflower 7x5,textured,thick paint, framed,greens

Horse 54 Summer Twilight, Contemporary Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Horse 54 Summer Twilight by Laurie Pae

Horse 54  Summer Twilight
  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2014

 Size: 9 x 12  Mixed Media on Canvas Board

Always fun to do mixed media pieces. This has in the background pages from a western novel. Over that are rubbed layers of glazing and then acrylic on the top surface. I only do a few of these with a touch of realism to offer something other than abstract.  Maybe these horses will be more collectible because they are rare for me...who knows.  If it calls to your heart, visit the site on the link above to see if it is still available. Contemporary Horse Paintings.

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16

#horsepainting  #lauriepaceart  #equineart

Laurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


© Graphics One Design 2014

My First DVD and Summer Musical Tulips - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina


 Summer Musical Tulips - Detail
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

My new video

 A new four-foot tulip painting is under construction in Flower Mound studio, where we are celebrating the arrival of *cue trumpets* my first DVD! The big ole box arrived today. I thought it was just another canvas order until it occurred to me, today was the big delivery date. I love having all these beautifully packaged DVDs all lined up. They look so neat and well organized, unlike other parts of my studio! Tomorrow the winner of a full day private lesson arrives from Delaware, so the pugs and I will be entertaining and one of us will actually be teaching.

*International shipping rates will be invoiced
immediately following purchase of DVD

My new DVDs, all shiny and sparkly!


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