Saturday, May 31, 2014

Aubergine II - Contemporary Still Life by Arizona Artist, Sharon Sieben

36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas with sides painted

Artwork is currently on exhibit at the Gina M Woodruff gallery in Long Beach CA.  For purchase information, contact me or the gallery.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Palette Knife Still Life, Bottle Still Life, "Pretty In Pink Cross Bottle" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil, Daily Painting

Are you a fan of cross bottles?  I recently discovered them and have become obsessed with them.   Cross bottles are vintage (usually) bottles that have been reclaimed.  A talented artist then designs a crystal cross or  other design as a top piece.  Many of the crystals come from discarded chandeliers.  I have also seen them with beautiful arrangements of sea shells, coral and sea fans.
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100 + shipping

As with all good art, they can become quite pricey, so after purchasing several, I decided to try to feed by obsession by painting instead of buying, much to my husband's relief.


I don't know how long that will work for me, but at the moment, it does seem to help.

If you are not familiar with cross bottles, seach for them on Etsy or Ebay where you will find a nice selection.  Beware!!  It may be dangerous to the viewer!



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"Hydrangeas & Roses" by Santa Fe painter Annie O'Brien Gonzales

"Hydrangeas & Roses"
20x16
oil on canvas

Annie O'Brien Gonzales

Monday, May 26, 2014

Art Sale, Daily Painting, Bottle Painting, "Vintage Blue Bottle" by Carol Schiff

If you follow my blog, you know that every Wednesday I put a painting on sale....just for you readers and the readers of my facebook page.  Today, I am listing one on my favorites.

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100 minus 20 rebate
This is one of my vintage bottles and I wanted to paint with a palette knife in a "chunky" manner.  Some days I just have to do these things!  Anyway, I really enjoyed painting it and I really like the outcome.

Don't ask me why, I don't know, but I decided to use it as my sale painting this week.

If you purchase it at the link under the image, you will be charged $99.95, plus shipping and I will REBATE YOU $20.00 on your credit card or PayPal account.  When you order, you MUST WRITE ON THE ORDER " SALE PAINTING".  That is how I know to send you the rebate!

This offer expires June 1, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. PDT.

Thanks for viewing today!



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Red White and Blue Daisies and Geraniums - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

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Red White and Blue Daisies and Geraniums
by Nancy Medina
20X20
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas




Red White and Blue Daisies and Geraniums is the newest container garden in Flower Mound Studio, in honor of Memorial Day. My father was a veteran of the Korean War, and though he never talked much about his time in the war, he brought home a handful of medals. He served on one of the first ships engaged in battle, since his destroyer was on a goodwill mission around the world when war was first declared. Read more....




The studio models take a bow and a dip!

"White Lilies" by Santa Fe painter Annie O'Brien Gonzales

"White Lilies"
36x36
oil on canvas

Annie O'Brien Gonzales

Friday, May 23, 2014

Violet Shadow Blue Hydrangeas - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

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Violet Shadow Blue Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
14X14
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas



 Violet Shadow Blue Hydrangeas is the newest daily painting in Flower Mound Studio, and I think I've finally established a regular work schedule for this new job of mine as a full-time artist. Read more...

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The studio models inspecting my work very closely....

"Lilac Time" by Santa Fe painter Annie O'Brien Gonzales

"Lilac Time"
36x36
oil on canvas

Annie O'Brien Gonzales

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Art Sale, Daily Painting, "Spring Daffodil" by Carol Schiff, 4x8x.75" Oil

I love doing my Wednesday post because it is an opportunity for me to give back to my readers.  If you have been following my blog, you know that I post a painting on sale, just for you, every Wednesday.

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56 minus 20 rebate
Today's sale is this sweet and cheerful daffodil, bravely facing spring.  The design extends around the sides of the canvas making this a piece that can be hung without a frame.

Regular price is $56. but for my blog readers, I am reducing the cost to $36.  When you click on the link above, you will be asked to purchase for the full price of $56.  When your order is processed, I will send your PayPal or credit card account a rebate of $20.00.  For this to work...you must write on your order ART SALE.  The wording is not important.  What is important, is that you let me know you are buying from this POST.  That is what tells me to send you the rebate!

Offer expired at 12:01a.m. PDT on Friday May 23, 2014.

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Romantic Dreamers Roses - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

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Romantic Dreamer Roses
by Nancy Medina 
16X12
Oil on Archival Panel



Romantic Dreamer Roses is the newest daily painting in Flower Mound Studio. I used transparent color to lay in the brightest pinks, and then color notes in opaques around the edges to push the jewel tones forward. I love creating clear glass vases on dark backgrounds, and pulling those dark color paths through the glass behind the vase. The last thing I paint is the clear glass vase, so I create the green stems beneath the roses as if the vase does not exist, then finish the vase in the last few steps of the painting.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Still Life Flower Art Painting "Red Flowers" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

20"x16" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

 Original as well as fine art prints available HERE

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Moon Garden White Peonies - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

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Moon Garden White Peonies
by Nancy Medina
12X16
Oil on Archival Panel





Moon Garden White Peonies is the newest daily in Flower Mound Studio, and my peonies from class last weekend are almost finished blooming. These white flowers reminded me so much of a flower garden in Coronado, California, of all white roses and white lilies, white pansies and white irises. The garden was created to glow in moonlight. I've never seen a moon garden by moonlight, but I've heard they are beautiful. Someday, maybe I will!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Life Is But a Dream Sunflowers - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

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 Life Is But a Dream Sunflowers
by Nancy Medina
20X20
Oil on Deep Gallery Wrap Canvas




Life Is But a Dream Sunflowers was my class demonstration today in North Texas, the last day of my 3-day flower painting workshop. We had the doors wide open to let in the breeze, and the weather was absolutely perfect today. It's a good thing, since the Byron Nelson was going on just up the street! Visit my art blog to see photos from my student gallery, - having a full time job as an artist and a teacher really is a dream come true. Next stop, Murfreesboro, Tennessee!



Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Sisterhood Peonies and North Texas Workshop Adventures - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

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 The Sisterhood Peonies and Limes
by Nancy Medina
20X16
Oil on Archival Panel




 The Sisterhood Peonies was my class demonstration this morning in North Texas. Finding fresh peonies for class was like winning the lotto! Okay, well, like winning a $500 scratchoff ticket for sure...they are so rare here. We have a fun group, with gals from Oklahoma and Texas, and a gentleman from North Texas joining us, too. There's never a dull moment, we had spilled drinks, locked bathrooms, and one student who discovered she brought makeup brushes to class instead of paint brushes. Oh my! Tomorrow we have blue violet hydrangeas and white tulips to choose from. Decisions, decisions! Stay tuned to my art blog to find out what we paint next....




One of the models taking a little peony siesta....

Friday, May 16, 2014

"Blue Door 2" Still Life Oil Painting by Arizona Artist Mary Opat

"Blue Door 2"  Still Life Oil Painting by
Arizona Artist Mary Opat
 
11" x 14" Oil on Canvas
 
To view more of my paintings, or for purchase information,
please visit http://www.maryopat.com and to see what I'm
working on now, please visit http://www.maryopatfineart.blogspot.com

Painting Peonies in San Diego - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina


Windswept White Peony
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel




I found pink and white peonies, white tulips, big bunches of violet blue hydrangeas, wild English Garden delphiniums and orange gerbera daisies today for my class in Irving, Texas beginning tomorrow morning. I can hardly wait to paint with 15 ladies and one gentleman from Louisiana, Oklahoma, and across Texas! I'm usually plotting and planning months in advance for upcoming workshops, and my new November 14-16 San Diego workshop page got its final polish today. I am trying out a whole new fancy format gadget thingy ma bob. I'm so very proud of myself for figuring out how to use it - take a peek and let me know what you think!

Click here to see my San Diego Thingy Ma Bob




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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Free flower painting demo at Gallerie LaBelle in Carmel with Carol Smith Myer

11x14, oil on linen panel. email I will be painting a demo starting at 2:00 at 5th & San Carlos in the darling town on Carmel, CA on May 17th

"Tangerine Explosion" Contemporary Still Life Oil Painting by Arizona Artist Mary Opat

"Tangerine Explosion" Contemporary Still Life Oil Painting by
Arizona Artist Mary Opat
 
16" x 20" Oil on Canvas
To view more of my work or for purchase information,
please follow this link to my web site http://www.maryopat.com
and check out my web site to see what I'm working on now!
 

Grand Opening Pink Peonies - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

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Grand Opening Pink Peonies
by Nancy Medina
14X14
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas




Grand Opening Pink Peonies is the newest daily painting in Flower Mound Studio. I was so excited in my quest for coffee at the grocery store today, to discover pink and white peonies! The gal behind the flower counter said they had just come in. I bought three bundles, and they were closed like tight little eggs. In 2 hours, they were already stretching their wings, by tomorrow they will be at their peak so stay tuned. I suspect we shall see a few more peony paintings before they shatter like glass, as the fragile, wonderful flowers tend to do after a few days... It's like they woke up and said "Hey, how did we end up in steamy, hot Texas???" and fainted dead away or something, kind of how I felt that time I visited New Orleans in July.



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The studio models take a bow!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Art Sale, Daily Painting, "Pineapple with Attitude" by Carol Schiff, 5x7" Oil

Time for my Wednesday Art Sale, here on my blog.  This week I am featuring one of my favorites from way back when.

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30 + shipping

I did a series of fruits and vegetables, each cut in half and placed in front of a window to obtain natural light pouring in behind.  I thought it was my first big success....and it was successful.  All the pieces sold except this pineapple and the strawberry below.

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The price of $30. represents a 50% savings from original price.  If you want to purchase both.....just write "ART SALE" on your order and I will send you an additional $5.00 rebate on both paintings. YOU MUST PURCHASE BOTH PAINTINGS TO RECEIVE THE ADDIONAL DISCOUNT.

They are both 5x7" on canvas panel and will make a nice little grouping.  I will also combine shipping on the two.  This offer expires at 12:01 a.m. PDT Friday May 16th, 2014.

Don't forget to write  ART SALE on your order!

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Still Life Sunflower Art Painting "Sunflower" Original by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

FRESH OFF THE EASEL

 9"x12" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

 $200.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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Radishes, an original painting by contemporary artist Sunny Williams

Radishes
8x8 acrylics on canvas
99. plus shipping

Midnight Blue Hydrangeas and a French Dream Workshop - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

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Midnight Blue Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
16X12
Oil on Archival Panel

Midnight Blue Hydrangeas is a new small work completed a few moments after midnight. Today was spent packing for my Nashville, Tennessee workshop. I've got to be a little strategic, since I need to leave enough supplies here for my Irving, Texas workshop, coming up in 1 week. It never fails I always discover one color I am almost out of right before ship day! It's like Murphy's law or something...I can blame it on the flurry of activity since I launched my France workshop on Thursday. The class is almost completely full, with only 2 seats left. It's the good kind of busy to be!

Read more about my France workshop here!



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Thursday, May 8, 2014

White Iris Tango and a Free Iris Video - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

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White Iris Tango
by Nancy Medina
12X12
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas





White Iris Tango is the newest daily painting in Flower Mound Studio, based on the flowers of Argyle Acres Iris Garden in Argyle, Texas. I launched a new iris video for you today, and you can take a peek here. (pssst, it's free!) I've been watching my own iris beds with an eagle eye this month, celebrating each new blossom. My purples and blues have had no problem making an appearance, but only one white iris has peeked out so far. I'm holding my breath, awaiting the black iris I so carefully staked off, and asked my hubby to be sure not to thin or move in the annual culling. When it blooms, I'll share a photo with you. Notice I said when, rather than if? I'm thinking positive!