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!