Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Abstract Landscape, Daily Painting, "Fire in the Sky" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Whenever I feel the need to push my art, I turn to abstract.  This time,  I wanted some representation in the piece.
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 I started with an old reference photo and worked hard to bring movement and heat to the piece.


I really enjoyed working on this piece...I hope you enjoy it too!

Original Palette Knife Aspen Tree Landscape Painting "Standing in the Sun" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


 Original Palette Knife Aspen Tree Landscape Painting

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Big Sunflowers, by Carrie Jacobson

Big Sunflowers
Oil on canvas, 48x60
Sold! But I am happy to make one especially for you.

Carrie Jacobson is a palette knife painter who lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. To see more of her work, check out her website, Jacobson Arts, or her blog, The Accidental Artist. 

New White Rock Lake Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“Long Shadows” White Rock Lake ©2014 Niki Gulley
12” x 24” oil on canvas

Sunset draws lengthening shadows across the grassy waters edge at Sunset Bay, White Rock. The lake shimmers in the evening glow as sky high above fills with deep blues and before you the soft, moody colors stretch out, long lines beckoning you into the complex diagonal composition. Rich texture models the leaves, branches and tree trunk rimmed in the sunset and shadow. Vivid masses of color form the foliage on the opposite bank, fall at its peak. The long cast shadows draw you into the tranquil landscape and the peaceful, dreamy sunset at White Rock Lake.

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

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 and Beltline

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Original oil painting Rainy Love and Iris Dance by Karen Tarlton

There's been a crazy amount of rain lately.
Nature's inspiration!

 Iris Dance

Canadian Artist Tammy Hext

Fall Reflections (Cedar Creek in Ayr, Ontario)
24 x 60 inches, oil on canvas

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Abstract Seascape, "Sunset" by Carol Schiff, 11x14 Acrylic

Living next to the sea, I try to visit the beach at daybreak as often as possible.  Of course, this means starting my day a little earlier than usual.

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To make my life a little easier, I decided to do  a sunset, a memory of my visits on the west coast of Florida.

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I added some texture to the canvas and attacked with my acrylics.  Acrylics are always risky for me.  I don't use them often enough to feel in control.  I think, my goal for 2013 will be to use them on a more regular basis and see where they may take me.  I enjoy abstract and mixed media and acrylics are the media of choice for these works.

I would love to hear any advise you wish to share on acrylics.

"Inspired by the Hydrangeas of Wales" by Karla Nolan

Yes, I AM part Welsh!  My mother's family came from a tiny town near Aberystwyth, a university town, and my husband, two daughters and I have been to visit our distant relatives, one time meeting my father there, also, he loved the Welsh relatives...with good reason.  Whilst there (don't I sound fancy!), I had the pleasure of viewing many beautifully hued hydrangeas blooming in a garden in Tenby, in the month of July, no less.  It was much cooler than we had anticipated, the weather was much like that of Scotland, cool, misty, foggy, and green, with a great deal of sheep and lambs about..  I loved it!  And my relatives there are wonderful, I hope we do get to see them again.  (I am also Jewish, so you can imagine how difficult life is with the native languages, Hebrew and Welsh, virtually impossible for me to learn either.  Oh well.)  

"Inspired by the Hydrangeas of Wales", 11"x14" unframed palette knife oil painting on gesso panel, click Paypal button on my blogspot, listed below, or write me at for more information 

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Original Palette Knife Aspen Tree Landscape Painting "Autumn Tapestry" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


  18x24 Oil on Canvas

  Original Palette Knife Aspen Tree Landscape Painting

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Red Roses Still Life Palette knife painting by Marion Hedger Oil on deep box canvas

Red roses still life 
Palette knife painting by Marion Hedger
Oil on deep box canvas
30x30x 3.5 cm (12x12x1.5 inch)
The sides are painted blue so it can be hung without a frame for a contemporary look.
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I couldn't resist painting these beautiful red roses. This painting is lively, colourful and has loads of texture. It would make a great Mother's Day gift.

Some close-ups of the knife work

Monday, April 28, 2014

"Mustard Field - Napa" by Northern California Artist Mark Bidstrup

Mustard between the vines in beautiful Napa California. I have done several paintings from this study in larger formats.

5"x7" Oil on Panel.  Unframed and shipped at $125.00

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Birch Forest by Natasa Vretenar


Flower Painting, "Geranium Joy" by Carol Schiff 8x10" Oil

What could be cheerier on a dreary day that a bright red flower painting?  Geraniums are always a favorite in my home.  This one is painted on stretched canvas and looks fantastic in a bold black frame.

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This will brighten up even the darkest, most boring corner of your home.

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Once again, my goal was to keep my colors clean and bright and my strokes simple and bold. I think I achieved my goals in this flower painting

Red Inn, White, and Blue by Ann Gorbett

Red Inn, White, and Blue
24" x 24" x 2"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

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Palette Knife Abstract Deer Wildlife Landscape Painting by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

A recent commission... 34"x80" Commissions come in all sizes!!

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New "Highlands Sunset" Palette Knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

"Highlands Sunset" ©2014 Niki Gulley
12" x 24" textured oil painting

We came across this gorgeous sunset while visiting the Highlands in Scotland. Between the intense colors in the sky, the wide lake spreading before us and the enchanting hills in the distance, I just had to paint this scene. I chose a panorama format to give you a better feeling for its expansive beauty and peacefulness.

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

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 and Beltline

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Sunday, April 27, 2014

To The Sea by Janet Bludau, Abstract, Palette Knife, Landscapes and Seascapes

12" x 12" on Deep Birch Panel
Ready to hang alone or with "Meandering" and "As Far As The Eye Can See"
These 2 additional pieces can be found on my website
The wood sides have been waxed with a clear Briwax and buffed

There is a red underpainting applied in the first stage of this painting.
After that I have gone in and added layers, changing parts of the painting as I go.
The last stage is where I took several Oil Sticks to the grass areas and also scratched into the oil with palette knives. 

Daily Painting, Shell Still Life, "Queen Conch" by Carol Schiff, 8x10" Oil

I found this Queen Conch shell on the beach during a trip to the Abaco Islands.  The Abaco Islands are a small, but beautiful chain of quaint islands off the shore of Florida.  Easy to travel to and with all beautiful unspoiled beaches, great fishing and diving and just plain relaxing.  They are not on the tourist route, which is an added bonus.

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I placed it in an east facing window one morning, and got a remarkable glow as the sun shone through the shell.  It seemed to be on fire and I tried to capture that beauty here.

Maybe not quite as nice as a trip to the islands, but a close second!   Every time I see it, I can feel sand between my toes.

Original oil paintings Spring Flowers and Roses for Mother's Day by Karen Tarlton - palette knife impasto on canvas

New 6x6 gift sized flower paintings in time for Mother's Day!
THIS ONE IS SOLD TOO! Better get to work on some more :)

"Land of the Poppy Goddess" Original Palette Knife Poppy Landscape Painting by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

     24"x24" Palette Knife Landscape Painting

    Original Palette Knife Impressionism  Poppy Landscape Painting

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Cardinal, by Carrie Jacobson

Cardinal, by Carrie Jacobson, Wachapreague, VA
Oil on canvas, 5x5, $48

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Marsh Painting, Small Oil Painting, "North Florida Marsh" by Carol Schiff, 6x6x1.5"

Most of my paintings are done from photo references, but sometimes I like to work from memory.  This little marsh painting is one of the memories.

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 I was thinking of the beautiful marshes around Jacksonville, FL and southern Georgia when I painted this.  We travel the route often and I am always frustrated because I cannot get a decent image of the scene when buzzing down the interstate at 70 MPH.

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It was interesting trying to work out direction of sunlight etc, but also very freeing.  I will be doing this more often.

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"River Hues" by Janice Tingum

River Hues by Janice Tingum
acrylic on canvas
12" x 12"

This painting was a lot of fun to create! After blocking in the initial layer of paint with a brush, I switched to my palette knife and built up layers of color and texture. Although this piece was done in the studio, my goal was to capture the essence of the river scene on the day I stood along its banks.

Original Palette Knife Aspen tree Colorado Landscape Painting "Springtime Meadow" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

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English Garden White Roses and Dallas Arboretum Artscape - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

 English Garden White Roses
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Deep Gallery Wrap Canvas

The U-Haul is all loaded with over 100 new paintings, with my yellow director's chairs and my new rolling table with my new hydrangea tablecloth, and my purse is full of sunscreen, bubblegum and chocolate. I can't imagine anything more I need to have a successful art show in the garden during Dallas Arboretum Artscape except for one super important ingredient - YOU! You are invited to join me for my only outdoor show of the year this weekend in Booth 43, April 26-27, with a member preview Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm. I've doubled the size of my tent for 2014, so you'll get to see twice as many flower paintings. You could even move some living room furniture in there and sit down with a bowl of popcorn or take a nap under awning number two. The possibilities are endless! 

I'm always excited to visit the Arboretum, after all, it's the incredible staff in the Adult Education Department who first convinced me to start teaching flower painting over 4 years ago. Little did I know, I was about to embark on the most enjoyable chapter in my life, my work as a flower painting instructor. Wear your comfy shoes and bring your camera and join me in the gardens, I'll be the lady in the pink apron with just a dab of green paint on her nose....

Studio Director AnnieBee wonders what all the art fair fuss is about?

You Are Invited!

Look for me in Booth 43

Dallas Arboretum Artscape

April 26-27, 2014
9 am to 5 pm daily
with a member preview 6-8 pm April 25
8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

Original oil paintings Rooster Dance and Barnyard Bird by Karen Tarlton

 12x16 and 12x12 Rooster painting just finished!

Birds of every kind are beautiful and so much fun to paint.  I love them all but roosters seem to have
the most personality!

Abstract Tulips floral painting Palette knife painting by Marion Hedger

Abstract Tulips floral painting
Palette knife painting by Marion Hedger
18x24cm (approx 7"x10")
Oil on canvas board
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This was painted while the tulips were in their prime brightening up the garden. It started out as impressionist/realism but I got carried away. I took a palette knife to the surface and swiped it over the painting. This gave a lovely loose abstract feel. A few lines finished off the painting.

Some close-ups

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