Monday, December 31, 2012

"Luscious" Original Pastel Still Life Painting by Western Colorado Artist Barbara Churchley

                                                  Original 8"x6" still life painting-SOLD

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Little Studio Time by Pamela Blaies


12" x 9"
oil

Today I enjoyed some time in the studio after all of the fun family Christmas festivities of the past week. After putting a dark tone on the canvas, I took a cloth and wiped out the areas that I was going to add light. Then I blocked in the shadows, letting the toned canvas show through some of the brushstrokes. Last of all I added the light mostly with palette knife. This is a study for a larger painting I'm planning for tomorrow and I'm really happy with the loose feel of it.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Colors - Daily Study #5 by Pamela Blaies


8" x 10"
oil

I'm headed out today to visit with my extended family for Christmas. But before I leave, I thought I'd share this little study I finished yesterday. Green and red - perfect for the holiday season - Merry Christmas to all!

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

More Winter Berries - Daily Study #4 by Pamela Blaies


8" x 10"
oil

The days are crazy lately, but I am enjoying my little daily studies. I found these beautiful blue berries all over my indian hawthorn bushes, so I clipped some to bring inside to paint. Using transparent washes that leave some of the toned canvas showing through gives an interesting effect when used in conjunction with impasto texture in the oranges and berries.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Stocking Stuffers - Daily Study #3 by Pamela Blaies


10" x 8"
oil

For this little painting, I dug around my fridge to find models. I used a stiff brush for the shadows and the highlights on the table, which let some of the toned canvas show through, giving a textured, transparent look.  Then I used a knife for most of the lighted areas of the fruit.

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"Historical Still Life


"Historical Still Life"
16"X20"
Oil on Masonite
by New York Artist, Bebe Ruble

Emma's Sunflowers" Original Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

                                                 24x18 Palette Knife Sunflower Painting
                                    This paintings is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Winter Holly - Daily Study # 2 by Pamela Blaies


8" x 10"
oil

I did this study yesterday using some holly with berries I found in my yard. I focused on being selective in my edges, making abstract shapes on my canvas, instead of painting "leaves." I enjoyed painting free strokes with a brush and adding some texture and sharp edges with the knife. The effect of the teacup in this composition makes the holly seem to dance around in a circle.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Countdown by Pamela Blaies


8" x 10
oil

Christmas is my favorite holiday, but things can get a little hectic. Since I will have such limited time in my studio this month, I've decided to play around a little to loosen my stress. I'm going to do small studies for the rest of the month. Just some fun ideas loosely and quickly painted. What best for the first study? A gift of poinsettias I received last week.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Blessings in Abundance by Pamela Blaies



oil on canvas
24" x 36"

The idea of this painting is thankfulness.  Full of blooms and berries I found in my yard, books and other cozy things, it makes me think of my many blessings.  A great thing to focus on during this busy time of year.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

FALL CAMELLIAS by Dottie Martz, dottiefromvirginia

Original oil on 9x12 Raphael Italian Linen Panel   website:  http://dottiemartz.com

                                               AVAILABLE FOR SALE

Monday, December 3, 2012

Painting Video Demonstrations by Pamela Blaies


Here are two of my painting demo videos.  One is my most recent still life video demonstration and the second sends out warm Christmas wishes for this special holiday season.
Feel free to share them!


14" x 11"
oil on canvas

Click HERE to view the painting demo titled Clematis and a Copper Pitcher.


12" x 16"
oil on canvas

Click HERE to view my new Christmas painting demo titled Deck the Halls.



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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words by Pamela Blaies


12" x 16"
oil on canvas

Yesterday, I delivered some of my newest paintings to Steve Beasley, a professional art photographer in Dallas, to be photographed. There is no way to fully experience a piece of art unless you are viewing it right in front of you. But sometimes viewing artwork on a screen is the only option. Lighting, color preciseness and glare was always the biggest struggle when capturing my artwork on camera. Compare my best photo just below (which took forever to adjust on Photoshop) with the professional photo - need I say more.


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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fall Color by Pamela Blaies


12" x 24"
oil on canvas

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend of Thanksgiving with your loved ones. The weather has been fabulous this week here in Texas, with colorful leaves all around. Warm colors of fall are so inviting!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Dreaming of Autumn by Pamela Blaies


24" x 36"
oil on canvas

I had a dream last week of autumn leaves falling which inspired this painting. I gathered a few of my late hydrangea blooms, some sprigs of shrubs and fallen leaves I found in my garden to put this composition together. The bright red pomegranate was the perfect punch of color for all of the subdued earth colors. Looking at this piece gives me the fresh, warm feeling I always get when the cool weather of Autumn comes around.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Copper Pot of Sunflowers and Pears

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MAGNOLIA-OLD AND NEW BUDS by Dottie Martz, dottiefromvirginia

Original oil on 11x14 Raphael Italian Linen Panel.  website:  http://dottiemartz.com

Day 2 and finished painting of the magnolia buds.  New flower bud and the last bud going to seed which are red.

Technique Demonstration by Pamela Blaies


20" x 16"
oil on canvas

 
  

After a workshop this fall and some experimenting over the past few weeks, my technique has begun to evolve a little. I used to do a pencil sketch before painting to make sure I was pleased with my composition.  Now, instead I abstractly "block in" my composition with a large brush. I was able to adjust and make the silver pitcher smaller after the block in showed me how to make the composition stronger.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

DAY 1 OF MAGNOLIA ETC by Dottie Martz dottiefromvirginia


Original oil on 11x14 Raphael Italian Linen              website:  http://dottiemartz.com

Day one of this painting.....

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sunflowers and Pears

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Opening Reception Tonight in Dallas, Texas by Pamela Blaies


18" x 24"
oil on canvas

This is one of several of my works hanging at the Artist Showplace Gallery for a PAINT Exhibition the entire month of November. PAINT (Professional Artists in North Texas) is a group of 12 accomplished artists that exhibit together in several exhibitions yearly. This evening, Friday, November 9 from 6 - 9 pm, will be the opening reception for this fantastic exhibit. You are invited! There will be lots of beautiful art, refreshments and a chance to visit with the artists.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

MAGNOLIA LEAVES 2 by Dottie Martz, dottiefromvirginia

Original oil on 6x6 canvas panel                              website:  http://dottiemartz.com

I love the magnolia eaves...tops and bottoms.  So much color!  I put the latest series on
Daily Ppaintworks auction and it will be interesting to see what happens..if anything.  I
am already making and collecting Christmas presents and I hope others are, too.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Half Measures

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Gallery Tour in my Hometown by Pamela Blaies


10" x 8"
SOLD

Georgetown, Texas is my hometown and of course I love to see a thriving art community. This past weekend they hosted a Gallery Georgetown Tour, which saw a great turnout to the galleries around town. I was so happy to hear from the Stinger Studio Art Gallery that my painting Sunflowers and Red Verbena sold that night.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Meet the Artists this Weekend by Pamela Blaies


9" x 12"
oil on canvas

I'm looking forward to the Artists of Texas Annual Show at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. It opens this weekend with a "meet the artist" reception this Saturday, November 3, from 11 am - 4 pm. I got a little sneak peek of some of the work earlier this week after dropping off my artwork - beautiful!  Hope to see you there.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Umber Effect by Pamela Blaies


20" x 16"
oil on canvas

The subtle greens of this painting came from experimenting with two new colors on my palette. I didn't actually use any tubes of green, just mixes from my usual ultramarine blue, different cad yellows and yellow ochre. But I also added raw and burnt umber to the mix this time. I really like the effect the umbers have on my palette.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Red Pansies by Pamela Blaies


12" x 24"
oil on canvas

The workshop this week with Sherrie McGraw has been really great. I'm learning so many new ideas. I've been utilizing her technique of blocking in the composition with abstract shapes to see the idea on canvas before painting. This really makes much more sense to me than sketching it out with pencil. Here is the painting I worked on yesterday and finished up today.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Workshop Week by Pamela Blaies


9" x 12"
oil on linen

This week, I am taking a still life workshop from a wonderful artist named Sherry McGraw.  We're working on composition and color.  I don't think one can ever learn enough about composition and color.  Here is the study I finished on Monday.  The underpainting and toning were done in Burnt Umber.  I've never used it much in my paintings before, but it has now been added to my permanent palette.  I love it!

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1619 On Reflection by Diana Marshall

11" x 20" oil on panel to be framed
This painting seems to be a game of two halves, the two fruits on the left gossiping about the two snooty glasses admiring their reflections in the silver platter!