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Monday, March 2, 2015

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_ IN FEBRUARY

Over the years, I've done more painting in Pedernales Falls State Park than anywhere else. It's where I started out years ago to begin learning to paint outdoors, and I've been there in every season and all kinds of weather. You could say it's been a love hate relationship. It can be a very harsh environment, and sometimes I actually feel I've just done everything I can with the place. That, of course, isn't true. It's just a matter of limited vision on my part. Still I go back, because it's close, and every now and then it teases me with something exciting.My copy goes here_

©Jimmy Longacre 2014
8X6 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


The Model in a Dark Robe - original oil pastel figurative painting

This drawing was done on Strathmore 403 oil pastel paper, about 11 x 8".  To see more of my work, please visit my blog, Hackberry Street Studio.

Beauty on the Vine by artist Pat Meyer

16 x 12 Oil on linen panel
contact artist to purchase

Last week when walking into the store I spotted these marvelous yellow and red roses.  My heart began to skip a beat and my mind was racing on how they could be my next models in the studio.  They seem to enjoy their job and held their position while the painting commenced. Now the studio is filled with color and I can almost smell their sweet fragrance.


Signature Artist Of Texas, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionistic Society

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunrise on the Lake, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Sunrise on the Lake
10x 10 oil on board
I was excited to hear about spring temperatures for the next day. I rose early and packed gear for a sunrise painting. I met my friend Jill Randall at 6:30 at the local marina on Lake Granbury.  I've included a photo of me painting by flashlight. Right at the crack of dawn. 
This is available for purchase. $225.00

***Upcoming Art Show***
This painting will be in a Plein Air Show with Doug Clark and Olivette Hubler at the Ft. Worth Community Art Center the month of March.  The reception is during Ft. Worth Gallery Night on March 28th. Make plans to attend this fun event.
1300 Gendy Street, Ft. Worth
Sheri Jones Sheri@sheriart.net http://www.sheriart.net http://www.sheriart.blogspot.com

Violet Veranda Rose Arbor - Flower Painting Classes and Workshops by Nancy Medina Art


Violet Veranda Rose Arbor
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Violet Veranda Rose Arbor is the newest painting in Flower Mound Studio, and I totally intended to tone down the color in this one when I started. Sometimes when I paint, the color just takes control and leads the way and I follow. I think way down deep I just wish all gardens grew this way, with over the top color! Today I was tickled pink to have my first student from Ireland sign up for a workshops. I've had students from Kazakhstan, Singapore, Canada, and Australia previously, but this will be the first one from the Emerald Isle! I sure wish I could travel to visit all of these cool places with paintbrush in hand, don't you?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_ WHAT MAKES FOR LIVELY COLOR?

NATURAL ORDER.  On my last Facebook post, I was asked what accounts for lively color in our paintings, as opposed to feeling flat and uninteresting. A subject I truly love, and always work at with fascination. I attempted a short answer to my friends question, but the answer is actually too complex to address in a paragraph. So, I decided that a picture is worth a thousand words (I just thought that up!), and here is a demonstration of what I said, showing the resulting color harmony that results from giving attention to the elements of light. 

A number of things affect the appearance of color in our paintings, and it's mostly a matter of relationship (the scale of light and dark). A clear separation of value steps is the beginning of beautiful color relationship. In daylight there is something like 3 or 4 steps between the lighted portion of an object and the part which is in the shade (I use a nine step value scale). This separation will hold true for every object in the scene. For instance a red ball will appear somewhat more orange in the light (because of the warmth of the light source), and somewhat more violet in the shade. The area of the ball that lies along the transitional half-tone between the light and shade will normally appear to be the true color of the ball and stronger in chroma than the colors in the light or shade. There is a beautiful natural harmony in the relationship of these as the object's local color is influenced by light. Contrast this same affect with say a green ball in the same light and a beautiful complementary harmony results, made even more beautiful by the relationship of the two colors as they appear in light, shade and half-tone. This is only a small beginning, but if you begin to apply this to your paintings you will see an immediate improvement in the quality of your color. I hope this helps, Tia. Best wishes.

©Jimmy Longacre 2014
6x8 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


Original Cityscape Impressionism Painting "Red Towel" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

 16"x20" Oil on Canvas

 For availability, contact Debra at debra@debrahurd.com

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Just Because by Kay Wyne

Just Because
36" x 36" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Palette Knife Painting
My inspiration for this painting was a beautiful arrangement that son in-law Wes gave to daughter Lindsay. I asked what the occasion was......."just because" was the answer that I got. I used thick strokes with the palette knife.
Here is a close-up of the painting....the paint is built up on the canvas. Contact Pam Massar at The Dutch Art Gallery Dallas TX if you are interested in purchasing.  Thanks for viewing this art blog.  Have a good day...Kay

Hidden Hydrangea Garden - Flower Painting Classes and Workshops by Nancy Medina Art


 Hidden Hydrangea Garden
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Hidden Hydrangea Garden is the newest painting in Flower Mound Studio, with snow all day keeping the helpers and I pretty much house bound. Hidden Hydrangea is another painting dedicated to the memory of my great-grandmother's house in Palestine, Texas, a house that has wonderful childhood memories for me. Shady verandas, the haunted peacock bedroom upstairs, the big claw-foot bathtub, and the shed in the back yard with so many shadows and places to hide...all of these places still play a starring role in my dreams sometimes.

Friday, February 27, 2015


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