Friday, February 28, 2014

Proud to be 3rd Place CFAI Winter Juried Show winner!

"Spring Bounty"
mixed media on panel
Winner-3rd Place

Annie O'Brien Gonzales

Red Pepper Still Life Painting by Atlanta Artist, Jill Saur

Atlanta Art
©1990-2014 Red Pepper Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

I painted and sold this 11"x14" acrylic palette knife painting, "Red Pepper Delight", to one of my avid collector's from out-of-state.  I'm often asked if I ever miss my paintings when they leave my studio.  Looking at this little guy, I'd have to say, "Yes, I do."  

I have other works available and they can be viewed on my website. CLICK HERE  
I also love to paint commissions.  Please see the commission page on my website to read what my happy clients have to say about their commissioned pieces.

I invite you to become a collector and experience the joy of owning artwork that uplifts and inspires your soul!  Thanks for viewing, Jill Saur.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Demonstration Ad Nauseum? by Pamela Blaies

Still Life Study in Light
12" x 9"
oil on linen

I promise this will be the final blog about my first venture into demonstrating in front of a live audience. Since my last two blog posts discussed the upcoming event, you might have guessed I was a little apprehensive about it. But once I started painting, the nervousness just melted away. I only had about an hour to work, but the Weatherford Art Association was a great crowd and it was fun discussing my process as the painting unfolded. Here is the painting from that night.

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Vegetable Still Life, Red Pepper Painting, "Big Red" by Carol Schiff, 20x24x1.5" Oil

It has been some time since I have painted a vegetable still life, so I decided to try one this week.  In the past I painted every fruit and vegetable you could imagine, but they were small pieces, usually 6x8" or smaller.

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 This one is actually 20x24" and painted with a combination of palette knife and brush.  You will notice with this next image below, that the the background is actually more gray green than the blue shad above.  I must have taken 20 photos of this, trying to get the colors correct, but in the end I had to choose between the bluish background and the front end of the pepper turning a garish orange mustard hue. Yuck!  At any rate, the photo below seems quite accurate in both places.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cafe Trieste, by Nancy Levinson

12 x 12  Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, $200.

Cafe Trieste is my favorite coffee shop
in the North Beach neighborhood of S.F.
My empty expresso cup was sitting on a tile 
table top with the morning sun hitting it just right.

Santa Fe, Contemporary Southwest Paintings by Nancy Levinson

Santa Fe, Contemporary Southwest Paintings by Nancy Levinson

24 x 18, oil on gallery wrapped canvas,  Sold
This painting was commissioned by a friend
for her Santa Fe style home.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Still Life Teapot, Daily Painting, "Antique French Teapot" by Carol Schiff, 16x16x1.5" Oil

This is not a new painting, but it is my favorite still life teapot painting.  It is a antique French teapot that I found on Etsy.

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The  owner of the Etsy site, Dandeliondecor gave me permission to use her image.  The teapot is no longer available but I am happy to have this painting.

 I was attracted by the wavy lines, the beautiful china roses and the sweet curvy handle.  The painting is soft and subtle, but it catches my eye every day as I walk by it.  Yes, one of the perks of being an artist, is lots or original art on your walls.
Several years ago I did lots of still life teapots and flowers and food items.  I am getting in the mood to return to these subjects.

I hope you enjoy this daily painting today and I hope you will pin it.

"Pink Iris" Original Still Life Floral Flower Pink Iris Art Painting by Texas Contemporary Fine Artist Lunell Gilley

 Original Still Life Floral Flower Pink Iris Art Painting by Texas Contemporary Fine Artist  Lunell Gilley

 8"x10"x7/8"Oil on Canvas/Available

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Fantasy Flowers - Original Floral Still Life paintings by Arizona Artist, Sharon Sieben

Both of these images are 12" x 12" oil paintings on Gallery Wrap Canvas with sides painted and would not need to be framed. You can purchase them by using the "Buy Now" links below, or if you're interested in having both of them on your wall, contact me for pricing adjustment,

Fantasy Flowers II

Fantasy Flowers III

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Demonstration Preparation by Pamela Blaies

An Orange and a Silver Pitcher Study
12" x 9"
oil on linen

I'm finally starting to recover from "the crud." It is nice to be feeling better. Painting this study of an orange and a silver pitcher yesterday was just the way to get warmed up for the painting demonstration I will be doing for the Weatherford Art Association on Monday evening. I'll have less than an hour to paint so it should be fun to watch! Come on out if you are around the area. It will be at the Firehouse Gallery, 119 Palo Pinto, Weatherford, Texas, starting around 7 pm.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Palette Knife Art, "A Thistle Day" by Carol Schiff, 8x10" Oil ,SOLD

Who said weeds are not pretty???  I found these thistles on top of Grandfather Mountain outside of Boone, NC last month.

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Their delicate color and beautiful form was all it took for me to know I had to paint them.  However, it was 50ish, 30 MPH winds and in a very inconvenient spot, so no painting took place at that time.

Fortunately, I had my trusty traveling companion, my camera, hung around my neck and was able to capture this image.

I think that one of the most wonderful things about being an artist is that it has given me the ability to see beauty in unexpected places.   I am so thankful for that gift.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tracy Wall -- "Rosy Blue Cabbage"

Tracy Wall -- "Rosy Blue Cabbage"

Rosy Blue Cabbage
12" x 12″
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
© Tracy Wall

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Painting Demonstration Initiation by Pamela Blaies

Pears and Winter Berries
6" x 6"
oil on linen

My doctor calls it an upper respiratory infection - I call it "the crud." Whatever it's name is, it sure has been slowing me down for the past week. I hope to recuperate before Monday night, February 24th, when I will be doing my first live painting demonstration in front of an audience. It starts at 7 pm at the Firehouse Gallery in Weatherford, Texas. The address is 119 Palo Pinto, Weatherford, Texas. I am excited and a little anxious.  But it should be fun and I'd love to see you there!

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Still life Bottle , Palette Knife Art, "Vintage Bottle" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil Still Life

I have become slightly obsessed with vintage bottles, well, maybe a little more than slightly.  I love the idea of these bottles, most of them reclaimed from the earth, crusty and sometimes pearlized.  I like to think about how they were used when they were new.....and if they have a crystal cross on top (called a cross bottle) all the better!

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100 + shipping

This one, obviously does not have a cross on the top.  It does have any absolutely gorgeous color, kind of a cobalt violet.  I am told the it started out as clear glass, but due to magnesium in the glass, has aged into a beautiful hue.

The other thing I love, is painting with wild abandon with loads of thick, creamy, oil paint and a combination of palette knife and brush.  So yes, this little painting hits my buttons on several levels.

Some days, I just go through the motions, and the resulting painting usually shows it,  but this one was pure joy!  I would love for you to pin it!

Citrus Still Life Barbara Haviland Oranges,Lime,Gallery Wrap canvas

did this citrus setup for a challenge on Daily Paintworks. Each week we have a challenge to do if we wish.  I like to try and see how I do.
Title Citrus Still Life
Medium oils on canvas
Size  8"x8"
Signed by Artist
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Still Life IX - Mixed Media/Oil Flowers by Arizona Artist, Sharon Sieben

20" x 20" Mixed Media/Oil on Paper

You're not seeing double!  

I know this looks very much like the last post, but it is a different painting.  Both were painted at the same time and they would make an Awesome Spring display on your wall.   

If you would be interested in both pieces, contact me.  I can make pricing and shipping adjustments.

"May Flowers" Still Life Hydrangea Flower Oil Painting by Georgia Artist Deanna Jaugstetter

What better to do on gray, wintery days than to paint flowers! Recalling the assortment of hydrangea in my own garden each May, I mixed up some colorful ingredients to create "May Flowers", a still life oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas! My husband has given me fresh flowers for Valentines Day so look for more flower paintings soon! What are some of the ideas you use to add color to your days?

30"x24" Original Oil Painting on Canvas

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Painting on Sale, Small Oil Painting, "The Mantle" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Yes, it's time for another painting on sale.  This one is actually one of my favorites, maybe because I see this scene every day.

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$65.00 less $15.00 rebate
I see it every day, because it is my mantle, featuring one of my early pastel paintings and a beautiful heart shaped glass vase given to me years ago by a very special person.

As usual, when I have a painting on sale on this blog, when you purchase it today, I will send your PayPal or credit card account and $15.00 rebate.  This offer is good only on this painting and only for today.    To make sure you get the rebate write 'WILD AND WACKY WEDNESDAY"  on the order.  That is my notification that you saw it here and are due the rebate.  Offer good until midnight PST,  2/19/2014.

Thanks for viewing my painting on sale today.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Atlanta Floral Art by Atlanta Artist, Jill Saur

tulips on canvas
©1990-2014 Tulip Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

I love seeing the moment when someone is drawn to one particular painting of mine and they just know that it was meant for them.  It's as if I've whispered a secret to the wind and the wind carries my secret to the perfect keeper.

My 30"x40" tulip acrylic palette knife painting, "Reaching For The Sun", hangs in the home of a wonderful patron.  Thank you for collecting a piece of my heart! - Jill Saur  

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day by Pamela Blaies

Be Mine
9" x 12"
oil on linen

Be Mine was purchased as a surprise Valentine's Day gift this year for the sweetheart of one of my collectors. So fun for my art to be a part of the joy!

I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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Flower Still Life by Atlanta Artist, Jill Saur

blue flower painting
1990-2014 Flowers On Canvas by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

On Saturday, a friend brought me a pot of beautiful flowers.  I couldn't resist rendering them with my palette knife.  My new 12"x12" acrylic palette knife painting is titled, "The Wonder Of You".  I'm dedicating this painting to photographer, Lee Daniels, who passed away yesterday. - Jill Saur

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Roses Are Red, and Violet, Too! Still Life Flower Painting by Georgia Artist Deanna Jaugstetter

There are times that an artist must accept the fact that a painting is not ready for prime time viewing! "Roses Are Red and Violet,Too" is a Stilllife painting that I began almost a year ago but was never completely satisfied with. The painting has remained in the busiest area of my studio until one day last week I was prompted to submit this painting for a local exhibit. After much thought, I began to rework the painting! "Roses Are Red and Violet, Too", an acrylic floral painting, was juried into the exhibit so I spent my time well!

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Glass and Eggs Still Life,canvas,oil painting,20x16,Framed,Barbara Haviland

This still life was done from a photo that I used from Wet Canvas. (Thanks). If you belong to the site, they have a marvelous reference library. I loved how this was set up and I took forever to get it right.   I like how it came out. The painting measures 20"x16" and is framed making it a little larger. I love how the blue jar and background of Yellow orche meld for some contrast. The container with the eggs is smokey looking but it doesn't show in the photo.

              Title  Glass and Eggs Still Life
Medium oils on canvas
Size  20"x16"
Signed and framed

Mixed Media Still Life Fruit Wine Painting "BOTTLE WITH A CHECKERED PAST" by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

In order to enter a Winefest Art Show, I needed a painting about wine. So here is my wine bottle with many checks of various sizes on the right of the painting. Descending golden squares and a golden spiral complete this bright and happy painting. 

 Mixed Media Still Life Fruit Wine Painting 

 24"x24" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"Tropical Dreams" Original Still Life Floral Painting by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St. Martin

This acrylic is chunky paint with a palette knife. Tropical Dreams is a delicious assortment of hues of corals, yellows and purples. The colors in this painting make it sing! Makes me feel like belting out a tune! 

20"x17"x7/8" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Flower Painting, A GLASS OF SUNSHINE by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil

Everybody needs a little sunshine in their life..............I hope this flower painting brings some to you.

90 + 6.50 in USA

It's hard not to smile when you see a bunch of sunflowers, either in the fields or sitting on  a table.

Blogger is misbehaving today and doesn't want me to post more than one image.  Hopefully the next post will be more complete.

Have a great weekend and thank you for viewing and commenting on my blog.  By the way...please pin this!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Salon International 2014

Flow Blue and Red Onions
12" x 16"
oil on linen

I was so excited to hear that two of my paintings were accepted into Salon International 2014. David Leffel will be judging. I admire his work and feel honored for my art to be a included in this prestigious exhibit.

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