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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