Thursday, December 15, 2011


4x4 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
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Do you remember bubble lights?  These were my favorite a very long time ago, many years before the white, twinkling lights became so popular.  Along with the bubble lights were the large bulbs in lots of different colors.  They made for a delightful Christmas tree for children.  I painted this for the December challenge - Vintage Christmas .   Although, these decorations are vintage and I remember them, I am NOT, and I repeat NOT vintage!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

"Saints and Santa" by Ann Rogers

8 x 10
oil on hardboard

Our December challenge is Vintage Christmas, so here's a little start to the holiday season with saints and Saint Nick! Wishing everyone a special Christmas season!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

GOBBLE! GOBBLE! by Linda Popple

4x4 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
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Surprise!  I am eating a fine bird for dinner today with all the traditional trimmings!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Little Man ~ Rooster Painting and Growing Up on an Organic Farm by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Little Man ~ Rooster by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

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Little Man ~ Rooster, is a new painting drying on the easel in Flower Mound Studio. I've been wanting to paint chickens for weeks, they are as colorful as flowers and just as unpredictable. We had fresh eggs from the chickens we raised growing up. My Dad named our little farm The Briar Patch and each of us girls was assigned certain chores, and each had a different animal to take care of. The chickens lived in a little A-framed coop surrounded (aptly) by a pen of chicken wire. Every morning we would gather warm brown eggs from the coop, they were large and sometimes there would be double yolkers. The egg yolks were a deep, warm yellow color, nothing like the watery yellow of store-bought eggs. I'd like to tell you that life on the farm was glamorous and chickens were cuddley, but neither of those statements were true. What was true was that I would not change my childhood for anything, growing up out in the country, away from the city, was a beautiful way to develop imagination and wonder. Most of all, it was a great way to learn to love nature and the creatures of this earth. I am thankful for that time in my life, it was so unspoiled. The pugs and I wish every one of you a happy Thanksgiving holiday. I am thankful for your friendship and for the comments and thoughts you share. I hope you have loved ones nearby today!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


12 x 12" Oil on masonite

When I look at this, in my head I hear Sam Elliott's deep low growling voice in the memorable TV ads from so many years ago, saying "BEEF ... it's what's for dinner."
And before you ask "where's the cheese?" ... this is a hamburger, not a cheese burger. I was all out of cheese that day. :)

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Saturday, November 12, 2011


I have the fondest memories of my grandparents love for gardening. Fruit and vegetables were rarely, if ever, purchased at the grocery store, instead all was grown with their loving hands. Their surplus was shared with all and what could not be shared was "put up" for the months ahead. I, on the other hand, depend on the grocery bins and the local farmer's market for my fresh produce.

Carol, this painting is for you for the Texas Moleskin Round-Up. I had to double-dip and borrow the What's for Dinner theme and use it for your Sides theme, too. Folks, I'm so sorry I missed the last couple of months, hopefully I can catch up and participate now.

Three Shrimp

TThis is what would have been for dinner, had the lights not accelerated its decomposing.
The upper shrimp had a extra blast of the lights and got cooked as I painted.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Eat Your Veggies by Kay Wyne

Eat Your Veggies
6" x 8" Oil on Raymar Cotton Panel
This is a painting that I painted from a Different Strokes From Different Folks Challenge. I was really jazzed when I painted this. I used a wide, flat brush, and painted it pretty quickly. I did not go back into the wet paint and "fuss" with it. Thanks for viewing....and be sure to eat your veggies! Kay

Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Veggie Stew" by Ann Rogers

9 x 12
oil on hardboard

Our theme this month, What's For Dinner, reminds me of this vegetable painting hanging over my cooktop...just waiting to fall into the pot! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

"Caged In" by Ann Rogers

8 x 10
oil on stretched canvas

Painted from a photograph taken at a farmer's market in Mont Eagle, Tennessee.  Bought some honey at this outdoor market, does that count for the "bees" in our October theme of "birds and bees"!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Birds but no bees by Carol Morgan

This is one of the few bird paintings that I've done. This little guy was painted with open acrylics and is now living in McKinney, Tx.

Looking At You by Kay Wyne

Looking At You....I hope this qualifies for the October theme of Birds and Bees.  I have plenty of birds, but no bees in my portfolio of paintings.  This guy was inspired by the Dallas Chicken Coop Tour that I went on last year.  This contemporary oil painting is on a 36" x 36" Gallery Wrap Canvas.  Happy October!  Kay

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Blue Baltic

We cruised The Baltic a year ago and this was done from a photograph I took one day at sea. We are amazed to learn that The Baltic is not salt water. It is the largest brackish body of water in the world.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fire in the Sky Blue Iris Painting by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Fire in the Sky Blue Iris
by Nancy Medina

Oil on Panel
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Fire in the Sky Blue Iris is the newest work in Flower Mound Studio, as I finish up new inventory lists for paintings heading to the Texas Hill Country this weekend. The pugs are tickled pink their Aunt Bitsy is staying with them this weekend, since she finds ways to spoil them rotten that defy the imagination. Watching movies, sleeping late, snacks in the kitchen, there is no end to the delights that await them once Aunty is in charge, according to Howie, who says he would like to trade his mom for Aunty.

AnnieBee, of course, will be joining us for the trip, and leaving her brothers at home, out of the public eye where they belong. After all, she directs all gallery related activities. Annie doesn't actually select the paintings that will be packed and shipped, but she does occasionally roll her ball behind one of them (an occurrence that results in loud commands and insults if I fail to quickly retrieve the ball as she has trained me to do.) The trip is always more fun with Annie along. I'm sure she'll be rewarded for her toil with a new toy and cookie for the long ride home.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Starting a New Life by Kay Wyne

Starting a New Life is my first abstract aspen painting...I have some blue sky in this painting, so hopefully it qualifies for the September post. It also has just about every other color in the book. It is a 48" x 72" oil on gallery wrap canvas. Big. I had a great time painting this one, and started a Aspen is my favorite color, so you see blue in just about every painting that I do. Thanks for viewing....Kay

Friday, September 16, 2011


4x4 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord

"Blue, Blue, My World is Blue!" is September's challenge.  Blueberries came to mind.  And Blueberry Hill was playing while I painted.  I like to eat this beautiful little berry and they are so good for us!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Azure and Pink Larkspur and Hydrangeas by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Azure and Pink Larkspur and Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

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Azure and Pink Larkspur and Hydrangeas is the newest painting in the studio, and likely would not have been possible if I hadn't learned some great tips on how to keep hydrangeas fresh. The gal at the supermarket who works in the flower department (yes, the one who gets a big grin on her face every time I enter the store), told me some very common sense ways to keep hydrangeas fresh. Visit my art blog to read these great tips and see the studio models for Azure and Pink.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

"Blue and White" by Ann Rogers

8 x 10 oil on stretched canvas

Blue, blue, my world is blue...and white...and yellow...and a touch of red! As a collector of blue and white china and pottery, you mention the color blue and these china pieces come to mind.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blue Bonnets by Kay Wyne

Blue Bonnets
24" x 24" Oil on Canvas
This painting was my first blue bonnet painting....and probably my last....OMG...those flowers take so long to paint! But, I did learn alot from this painting. Today is September 1st, and our new theme is Blue, Blue, My World Is Blue....well, since blue is my favorite color and I put blue in almost all of my paintings, I hope to post alot this month. This painting is for Kay at for more information. Thanks for viewing this blog...Kay

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Last plein air painting before going back to school.

Tip Toe Through The Garden
5 x 7
oil on canvas panel
    I painted out in the Dallas Arboretum on Sunday, It was a great place to paint. This was my final opportunity to paint out before school started on Monday and I loved it. I'll still paint out as often as I can. To me nothing beats painting outdoors, even in the heat of summer.
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Friday, August 5, 2011

"Back To School" by Ann Rogers

9 x 12
oil on stretched canvas

Our children will be headed back to school in a week or two so be sure to slow down for kids riding bikes and skateboards or walking to and from school. This was painted from a photo of my first granddaughter when she was just starting to ride her tricycle. She's starting to high school in another week, where has the time gone? 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Chalk It Up...a collaborative piece of artwork

Chalk It Up
48" x 48" Collaborative Mixed Media on Gallery Wrap Canvas

This is stretching the theme of "Back In School".....but a new box of Crayolas always brings back memories of going out and getting school supplies. This piece was a fun and interesting project for was originally exhibited at the McKinney Aveue Contemporary for the membership show. The theme was "Fifteen". The artists are Charles William (Faciall) and myself. I met Charles through the Stewpot Art Program where I volunteer, and we thought it would be fun to work on a piece together...from start to finish. We discussed several different ideas, and one day Charles found a plastic bucket of fifteen colorful chalks. We took them outside on blistering day, and had a photograph session and played with the chalk on the hot concrete in the 105 degree Texas heat. So we had our inspiration and a reference photograph to work from.

We wanted to create something that was fun and exciting. Charles is a very talented artist who works in acrylics...and I needed to adapt to the acrylics since it had been years since I painted in acrylics. I love my oils. Anyway, we got a 48" x 48" canvas and started painting...we had to talk about it all...usually Charles and I sit down in front of the canvas and the art just pours out. We really don't discuss it...but we both needed to make sure that what we were dong was alright with the other. Soon the piece became mixed media and we added chalk and pastels to the paint to give it a chalky effect.

This collaboration was a great experience for both of us. I think we learned alot about art and about ourselves. We exchanged our views on painting methods and techniques, and exchanged conversation about our daily lives. Charles is a an extremely gifted artist, and unique individual. It was an honor to paint with Charles on this canvas. I would encourage you to visit the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas Stewpot website: The Open Art Studio is a community outreach serving the at-risk populations of Dallas. It is open to all people looking for an environment to express and create through the medium of art. Currently, this piece is hanging at Royal Lane Baptist Church.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hold Tight Sunflowers by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Hold Tight Sunflowers by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

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Hold Tight Sunflowers is a small painting that got a big facelift today. I was in a celebratory mood because I finished that big container garden painting in two days. My feet hurt, my back muscles are screaming, but my heart is happy! Summer Blossoms Container Garden will be the centerpiece of my show at The Good Art Company Gallery on Friday, August 5. If you are in the Texas Hill Country, stop on by and say howdy! I would absolutely love to meet you.

I'm so excited about the show, this will be my first featured artist night in the new gallery space on Main Street. I even thought about buying a dress for the occasion, but then remembered I will be hold her majesty, AnnieBee, most of the evening, so visions of a lovely black halter dress were gone with the wind. Besides, I'm white as a fish, with absolutely no arm muscle tone from skipping the gym for studio time. What was I thinking??

Friday, August 5, 2011
5 pm to 8 pm

The Good Art Company Gallery
218 W. Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

Monday, July 25, 2011


8x8 oil on canvas panel

For July's theme of Upside Down, I bring you an upside down sleeping kitty. I'm watching the evening news right now, and it looks like our temps will drop from 104* to 100*...WooHoo!
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Forms on Aluminum Foil

OK, here is my entry....these reflections are upside down images of the forms.
Fun challenge!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Horizon Series: Abstract Aspens by Kay Wyne

Horizon Series: Abstract Aspens
This abstract aspen painting could be upside down....or reflections of the aspens in the canvas. It is in a more "earthy" palette than I usually work with. It was layered and layered with oils....using my palette knife. It is on a 30" x 30" gallery wrap canvas, ready to hang! Thanks for viewing. Kay

07/11/11 A Destin Morning

This is where I'd like to be. Warm breezes, cool morning, anticipating lots of fun during the day. This painting really called my name! So simple yet it can be challenging to paint!
The sky and ocean have a lot of the same colors so I usually check a painting by turning it upside down! It really sharpens up a painting and any difficult shapes you can't quite get. Try it!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Study for Space Art #1 by Kirk Witmer

Daily painting for July 7th - 6x8" - oil on archival panel

This one was elusive. Not the painting, but photographing it! I took more than twenty photos trying to capture the glow on this celestial body and this seems to be the best of the lot. I'm still not sure this does it justice. If you like this image, you should see it in person.
But again, this is another study in preparation for a larger painting.

So what's this picture have to do with this month's theme of "Upside Down"? This image is actually upside down from the way it sat on my easel as I painted it.
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Heat in the Garden

Summer Heat in the Garden
8 x 10
oil on linen panel
Our theme this month is upside down, There is nothing upside down in this painting, however as I paint I turn the canvas on its sides and upside down to paint. This is a painting that I completed in the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. It was a very hot day 104, I think.
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lunch in Dallas

All the rest of you "Some Texas Artists Like To Paint" were missed today when we had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory in Dallas. Above: Sue Thompson, in town from Fredericksburg, Nina Dyer, a RISD art teacher, Sharon Hodges, Angela Elledge, Carol Morgan, Kay Wyne, and Ann Rogers. Fun to get together and "talk art" with friends!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Rodeo Up by Kay Wyne

This cowboy is going to be upside down in no time! I loved painting this painting....makes me want to go to the rodeo for a fun time. Thanks for viewing this blog! Stay cool.....Kay

Friday, July 1, 2011

"Watermelon Reflections" by Ann Rogers

8 x 10
oil on hardboard

The timing of the "upside down" theme for the month of July is just perfect since I just painted this watermelon painting for the Daily PaintWorks blog. The weekly challenge was to paint from a photograph but do it upside down (the photo, not the artist). Amazing that when you do this, you concentrate more on shapes and spacial differences rather than on objects. When you finally finish and flip the painting, wow, what a surprise! A great exercise, give it a try!  

By the way, "Happy First Birthday" to Some Texas Artists Like to Paint! Hard to believe that we started this blog one year ago!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Chosen, Flower Market Day by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

The Chosen, Flower Market by Nancy Medina


Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

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The Chosen is a departure from my usual paintings. I began drawing women in dresses and ballgowns in the fourth grade, when my dream of being a fashion designer first began. My first year of college that notion was dispelled when I learned I had to embrace home furnishings in the mix, and learn how to tell a Louis the XIV chair from a chaise lounge. This was a fun painting, and I drew on my watercolor background to lay in a nice soft background, reminiscent of the flowers of the Dallas Arboretum.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Early Morning in the Garden

Early Morning in the Garden
8 x 10
oil on linen board
Our theme this month is hats, so you are probably wondering where the hat is. The answer is I'm wearing it, as I alwys do when painting in plein air. The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens are one of my very favorite places to paint in any season.
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Smiling Sam by Carol Morgan

This is one of my early portraits of Sam McMahon. He is still smiling but is 4 years old wearing a Batman shirt, coozies on his wrists and a towel pinned to his shirt! He won't hold still long enough for me to snap his photo!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Small Hat Painting by Kay Wyne

This little 6" x 8" oil is on a Raymar cotton panel. I was digging through some of my husband's stuff and found his wool YMCA baseball cap and baseball from years ago. Maybe this painting will bring back some memories for you as you look at it. It was a fun little piece to do....although I seem to enjoy painting on large canvases. Thanks for viewing this blog, and have an artful day! Kay

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Shower Cap Lady w/ Pomeranian, by Sharon Hodges

Shower Cap Lady with Pomeranian, 30 x 24
by Sharon Hodges

One of my craziest friends cannot survive without chocolate, a shower cap, and her pomeranian...and not necessarily in that order.  She knows who she is!
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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunbathing Boy by Carol Morgan

This little guy was sunning for the first time and his Nanny put this cute hat on this precious baby. He just looked so content sitting there like a little Buddah !! He is definitely a waterbaby. Well now he is 3 or 4 years old and I bet he still loves the water. I know his momma loved the painting.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

"Santa Fe Vendor" by Ann Rogers

8 x 10 oil

Painted this "portrait" from a photo that I snapped of a vendor at the open air market in Santa Fe near the train depot. Can't be in the Southwest without seeing some great looking hats.

Cowboy Up by Kay Wyne

Cowboy Up is a 24" x 24" oil on gallery wrap canvas. This painting was inspired by a trip to a horse show in Gainesville, Texas that my nephew, Casey Settles was in. He was getting his chaps on getting ready to ride. I liked the clean lines in his hat. I gave him the painting, and it is now hanging in my sister's home in Illinois. Thanks for viewing this blog!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Anxious Girl

I'm just sneaking under the wire here, one more child painting.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Baby Rae

I looked at Carolyn Anderson's paintings before attempting this
daunting challenge, which isn't really evident here. This lovely child
was visiting her grandparents a few weeks ago and Regina Taylor
caught this pose with her camera. I started getting the hang of it when
I got to her hand and learned a lot . . . wanted to try again before
posting but May is quickly disappearing!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Liza" by Sharon Hodges

Liza is my goddaughter.  I photographed her playing one afternoon on the beach, and loved the colors in the sand and, most of all, her shadow.  The shadow is my favorite part of the painting.

05/21/11 Zoe by Carol Morgan

This is Zoe, the oldest little girl of one of my teacher friends. I had to dig into my past to pull this one up because I am consumed with school for at least the next week. Zoe was only my third painting and second one of a child. I think the world of this couple and love their children so I ended up painting them often. Zoe is ready for the first grade next year and loves school. She is a girly girl that loves to paint my toenails with "glow in the dark" nail polish when I stay with them so mom and dad can have an occasional night out! What fun!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

"Not Exactly Fishing" by Sharon Hodges

These young boys were 'just looking', ahem, at the beautiful koi pond at The Cloisters at Sea Island...I promise that I did not see them grab any fish, at least not while I was standing there taking their photo!  This painting has generated two commissions that are currently on my easels....maybe they will be finished before this month's topic is completed.

"Father and Son" by Sharon Hodges

This father and son caught my eye at the Arboretum last summer...the boy had been playing in the frog fountain and had something in his foot.  He quickly crawled up into his dad's lap and knew it would be all better soon.  This was such a tender moment and the light was so pretty that it encouraged me to try to paint these figures, even though I had never painted figures before.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


11x14 oil on canvas
Well, I've had to pull from the archives for this category because my entire life right now is consumed with school and more school. This is one of my students, Madyson, signing the word adore from the hymn, Lift High the Cross. As we are introduced each month to a new hymn, one of our teachers teaches the children sign language. In addition to hearing their sweet voices, it is truly a beautiful thing to watch children "singing" with their hands.

I recently learned that this painting is one of three that has been accepted to hang in a museum in honor of one of my late professors, Elemore Morgan, Jr. To pay tribute to a most beloved mentor, teacher, and friend, the museum is honoring him through works of his former students and I am thrilled to be included in the year long show. Here is a video of this kind, soft spoken gentleman, speaking about his love for art and the rice fields he so loved to paint. Years ago when we were first married, my husband and I sat in one of Elemore's favorite rice fields for a portrait, his wedding present to us; wow!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bathing Beauty by Mitzi Easley

Bathing Beauty by Mitzi Easley
16x20, oil on panel
Our Texas beaches are just the best for people-watching. This precious little one's family spent the day set-up right next to ours last summer in Port Aransas. She was a busy little bee and thoroughly entertaining to watch. I knew the minute I saw her pink bathing suit reflected in surf that I'd paint her time and again. Happy May all!

Monday, May 16, 2011