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Friday, April 25, 2014

New "Autumn Reflections" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Autumn Reflections" ©2014 Niki Gulley
18" x 48" textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

In Autumn Reflections, I wanted to give you the feeling of a beautiful, peaceful retreat on a colorful autumn day. To create that feeling of being immersed in nature, I chose this long panorama format so that the sanctuary is completely engulfed in fall foliage, a perfect escape from bustling city life. Loaded with uplifting color, still waters suggest a calming effect. One small ripple in the lake's distance lets you know that some ducks just swam by and you are surrounded by wildlife, not a care in the world.

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

Or if you are in the Dallas area this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Cottonwood Art Festival.

Cottonwood Art Festival (TX)
Sat. May 3 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. May 4 • 10am – 5pm
Richardson, TX
Cottonwood Park at Coit & Beltline

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Central Fire Station by Barbara Haviland

Central Fire Station by Barbara Haviland


©Barbara Haviland  Barb's Garden 2014
 This large oil painting was done showing what the old Central Fire Station in Lake Charles, La looked like many years ago.  I researched the station and found several very old photos. From the photos, this is my version of the Central Fire Station.

The painting is on view right now at Iberia Bank on Nelson Road in Lake Charles.. 
 by Artist Barbara Haviland

Description of painting and info.


Thoughtful by Kay Wyne

24" x 20" Oil on Linen Gallery Wrap
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Contact Kay for more information on
this painting.  Thanks for viewing.
Happy Easter!  Kay

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Nature Center Spring, Contemporary Landscape Art by Sheri Jones

Nature Center Spring
8x10 oil on canvas

On Saturday, March 29 a select group of artist gathered at the Ft. Worth Nature Center and painted in the park.  Each painting will be presented on April 26, 2014 at the Ft.Worth Wild banquet at Fort Worth Nature Center. Each artist will create a quick draw on the same night as part of 
the show and sale. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of FWNC&R. 
It can be purchased on their website at 

Courageous by Kay Wyne

30" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract Painting
This abstract got some attention this week at the studio, as I was looking at it with a friend. I painted it on a horizontal format.  It was brought to my attention that it looked like it should be hung vertically, as in the photo below.
Either way, the bold color against the titan buff background bounces against the ochre and the blues.  There is alot of movement in the painting, with wide brush strokes.  I wanted this piece to have energy and boldness.  Your eye may like it horizontally or vertically...it can be hung either way.  Thanks for looking at this blog and the art posted here.  Have a great weekend with family and friends.  I will be in the kitchen today getting ready for Easter.  Contact Kay with any questions or comments on my art.  Kay

Hill Country Hydrangeas and Meeting a Rare Blue Cow - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina


Hill Country Blue Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina

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Oil on Archival Panel

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We painted flowers til the cows came home in the Texas Hill Country this week! Tomorrow is the last day of my four day painting/marketing workshop for The Good Art Company school, and I'm so sad to say goodbye to these talented gals from Michigan, San Diego, Louisiana, and across Texas. We painted pink lilies, white hydrangeas, irises and sunflowers this week, and started each morning with fresh kolaches and cheese danish from the local bakery. Visit my art blog today to see pictures from our adventure this week, as well as a photo of a rare blue cow, spotted just outside the classroom. Clearly he had been subsisting on a diet of bluebonnets for quite some time!

 We painted sunflowers til the cows came home today!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fruit Medley Lazy Susan by Kristine Kainer

Lazy Susan - Fruit #1
24-inch diameter

I was recently approached by a client regarding a functional art project.  Though I don't consider myself a decorative artist, I have had quite a bit of experience painting produce.  Above is the result--a 24-inch Lazy Susan.  I see more in my future....

New "Creating Memories" Palette Knife Oil Painting of Venice, Italy by Niki Gulley

"Creating Memories," Venice ©2014 Niki Gulley
24" x 36" • textured oil painting

Inspired from our very first trip to Italy, I fell in love with everything about Venice. The city feels preserved in time with all transportation happening on water versus roads. The architecture, art, history, and people are all fascinating, the food and wine delicious, and it was such a romantic place to visit. So in this painting, I captured a lone gondola to convey that feeling of lazily drifting along with your loved one down this brick canal filled with history and future memories.

If you'd like to join us in Venice for our next Art Trek during Carnival in February 2015, please let me know. For more details, e-mail Niki Gulley or go to nikigulley.com/artreks.

Upcoming ArtTreks
Paris, France – June 19-27, 2014

 Provence, France – June 26 – July 4, 2014

Tuscany, Italy – Sept. 5-13, 2014

Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – Sept. 12-21, 2014
New Orleans, LA - Oct. 22-25, 2014

Venice, Italy – Carnivalé – Feb. 2015
 Athens and Santorini, Greece – June 26 – May 2015
The French Riviera – June 2014
 Provence, France – June /July 2015

Plein Air Painting / Photography Workshop
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
These workshops are filling up quickly, so we encourage you to register soon!

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

Hazel Ferry large oil painting | Barbara Haviland - Blog

Hazel Ferry large oil painting | Barbara Haviland - Blog


Hazel Ferry large oil painting

© Barbara Haviland
© Barbara Haviland
The Hazel Ferry info taken from the achrives of McNeese. I was researching old Lake Charles, La for historical buildings to paint and came across this ferry"Steamer" and thought it would make a nice painting. The time period was around the early 1900's
  In June, 1888, Captain A. W. Wehrt established the ferry between Lake Charles and Westlake, Louisiana and with the growth and development of the ferry has increased proportionately, until today.  It is absolutely indispensable to the citizens of this section in their intercourse between the two places.  
            The Steamer Hazel, which is the largest boat upon Lake Charles, and Calcasieu River, is a well-built double hull craft, 89 feet long, with a 37 foot beam, and in addition to the two cabins and lower deck, has a beautiful and spacious upper deck, which gives the traveler a commanding view of the city, lake, river and surrounding territory.  
            The Hazel is especially well-equipped for the transportation of heavy and package freight as well as passengers, being operated upon a regular winter and summer schedule on her trip of two and one-half miles across the lake and return. 
Title  Hazel Ferry
Medium oils on canvas
Size  36"x 24"
This painting can be viewed at Iberia Bank on Nelson Road thru May 2014 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Get Your Spring Fix by Suzy Pal Powell

I started this last Friday at the Lubbock Arts Festival, and worked on it all day Friday, Saturday and half a day Sunday.  It took me all morning to finish it up. I haven't done the sides or the varnish yet. I take the photo before varnishing. We are so ready for Spring flowers, and warm weather, I thought this was a good name! It is 18x24 and is available.


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