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.
It's Giveaway Day in Flower Mound Studio, and Sunshine Trio With Hydrangeas, an original 14X14 oil painting on gallery wrap canvas, will be going to a new home very soon. All you have to do to be in the running for this free painting is visit my Facebook Fan Page and leave a comment under the image of the painting at the top of the page.
It's the weekend--time ease into the day with the sights, sounds, and aroma of bacon sizzling in the black cast iron skillet, eggs gently frying in a melted dollop of butter on the next burner, and bread in the toaster turning a golden brown. Just add orange juice (sorry, I still don't like coffee), a newspaper, and fluffy slippers--the perfect start to the day!
My cousin was here from Florida with her lovely granddaughter. We spent time all over Dallas and also time with the guitar, harp and in the studio painting horses. From our trips to the beach in Florida, the blues of the water and the brilliant blue skies and bright yellow sun plays through my memory bank providing colors for this Painted Pony Pull. It is unusual because it is the count of 8 ponies and I usually paint odd numbers. Just seem to fit better as I worked across finding horses in the paint. His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden. Habakkuk 3:4
Oasis Blue Hydrangeas is the daily newbie in Flower Mound Studio. It was a hot one in North Texas today, so the pugs and I spent quite a bit of time indoors out of the blazing sun. I started the day with my first big delivery to the post office this morning, shipping my Blue Lace Hydrangeas DVD to Australia, Alabama, Wisconsin, Oregon, Illinois, Georgia, Washington, West Virginia, Texas, Kentucky, California, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, and several other states throughout the US. It's like blue ripples in the pond, all the way across the US and the world - how cool it is, to be an artist....
Thanks to my last blog bestowing accolades on the incredible egg, I have been craving them day and night. This painting was today's breakfast (yes, two eggs--I couldn't resist). They are from my two chickens--organic, free range, etc. What could be more scrumptious?
This painting is thick. It is really thick. I have some additional close up images on the main website if you want to see them. I loved the way the colors blended throughout the background and in the center of the horse. His head is tilted up to feel the sun on his face in the early morning cool breeze. The grass is wet and covered in dew and the day has just begun. Do you stretch in bed and feel this way sometimes? Eager to get up and start your day? That is one wonderful thing about life, we are not 'stuck' to a time clock, but we still stay responsible to what needs to be accomplished in our lives. What brings your joy to the surface? Mine is the early morning sunrise. He is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth. 2 Samuel 23:4
We have a saying at our house that no one eats for free. That everything has a purpose. Well these sunflowers were part of the center piece for a Saturday evening dinner party and on Monday became the models for this painting. As we girls say multi tasking.
Signature Member Artist of Texas, Oil Painters of America, Outdoor Painters Society
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
On the first day of our Paris Art Trek, the sun was shining and it was a lovely 80 degrees. A perfect way to start our trip! In the morning, we went up in the Eiffel Tower and enjoyed the amazing views of the city. That afternoon, we painted in a quiet park next to the tower while the photographers shot around the city, and we all convened that night for a delicious Parisian dinner.
If you'd like more information or a brochure on one of our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops listed below, please let me know. For more details, e-mail Niki Gulley or go to nikigulley.com/artreks.
Upcoming Art Treks
Tuscany, Italy – Sept. 5-13, 2014 • Sept. 2015
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – Sept. 12-21, 2014 • Sept. 2015
New Orleans, LA – Oct. 22-26, 2014
Venice, Italy – Carnivalé – Feb. 7-14, 2015
Athens and Santorini, Greece – May 7-16, 2015
The French Riviera – June 16-25, 2015
Provence, France – June 25 - July 3, 2014
Please visit NikiGulley.com (www.NikiGulley.com) to see more of my impressionistic plein air oil paintings.