Tuesday, December 4, 2012

TIN CUPS by Linda Popple

12x6 Oil on Panel
For a larger view click painting.
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As a photo reference I used a photograph from Steve Evans.  I discovered this fantastic photographer through Taryn Day's blog and her wonderful paintings.  Please take a minute and discover these works of art from Steve and Taryn.
For more information on this
painting click HERE.

Monday, December 3, 2012


8x8 Oil on Panel
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How did December arrive so quickly?  Our tree is up and decorated and more decorations will be added this evening.  Some presents have been bought and are ready to be wrapped.  Still more to be purchased, cookies to be baked, cards to send.  Christmas is almost here!!  Busy and exciting!

For more information on this
painting click HERE.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Red Roses Step by Step by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

A Million Kisses ~ Red Roses
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel

A Million Kisses Red Roses is the newest work in Flower Mound Studio, as the days move closer to the the time of year I love most. I wanted to go a bit overboard with the color on this painting, break a few rules, and splash some paint around just for the sheer joy of it. I paint every day not just because it's good for my work, but because life is short and you should spend it doing something you feel absolutely passionate about.  I also have a trusty little helper who can always be relied upon to give me a giggle. Take a peek at my blog to see this painting step by step, and to to see one of Annie's funniest moments...

Friday, November 30, 2012

ABBY by Linda Popple

6x6 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
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This little girl with pink cheeks and braids is my granddaughter, Abby.  She is a couple of years older now and she still has pink cheeks and sometimes still wears braids.  Abby is not only beautiful, but she is smart, has a wonderful sense of humor, kind, talented in music and art, .......... :-)

Remember Art Linkletter?  Just try not to laugh!
Have a wonderful first weekend in December!!!

Just for Now Red Geraniums and a Kansas City Workshop by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Just for Now Red Geraniums
by Nancy Medina

Oil on Archival Panel

Just for Now Red Geraniums is the newest painting on the easel in Flower Mound Studio, based on the batch of geraniums I cut after dark from my back yard container garden yesterday. Tonight I went out again, needing a fresh batch, but was smart enough this time to carry a small flashlight. And I promise I was not running with scissors in the dark, just in case my Mom is reading this....

I'm very excited to announce I will be holding my first workshop in my home state of Missouri June 21-23, 2013, in Lees Summit, near Kansas City. Kansas City ladies, I hope to see you there! Read more about my new workshop here....

The models are a little less than perky this morning...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

HIS SHIRT by Linda Popple

8x8 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
To view larger click on painting.
To view my blog click HERE.
Qiang Huang set this week's Daily Paintworks challenge as the "Color of Blue."  To add to the challenge the painting should be high key and no red or orange is to be used as a contrast.  I immediately thought of my husband's shirt.  I painted it on a panel with a black ground on it.  I like it!  Thanks for a great challenge!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Blue Monday Lilies Step by Step by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Blue Monday Lilies by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel

Free Shipping Through the Holidays!

 I decide what to paint each day as almost the last step before picking up the brush. I mix most of my colors directly on the canvas, with the color reaction occurring when the brush picks up the hue beneath and around where it touches the surface. Visit my art blog today to see this painting step by step, and hear more about how it was created.

I intentionally staged some orange on blue in Blue Monday Lilies, can you tell where I did that? You as the artist have the tools to create drama in your paintings, find opportunities in your floral setups to lay brilliant complements atop one another. Lay a stroke of pure color and fight the urge to blend it away. Don't turn down the volume, turn it up. Let your color sing!

FACE No. 84 by Linda Popple

8x10 Oil on Gessoed Panel
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

SOLITUDE by Linda Popple

12x6 Oil on Panel
To view larger click painting.

I hope y'all had a good Thanksgiving!  Mine was a week full of good food, laughter, and the best family ever!!  I love it when we can all be together. 
Now it is time for a return to the easel.  For the past few weeks I've had a struggle.  It was wipe out after wipe out.  After a week without painting, I am hopeful that when I go to my studio tomorrow I will encounter a better day.  
"Solitude" is one of my paintings that survived.

Magic by Kay Wyne

36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
Contact Kay at kay@kwyne.com or 214-532-0325 for more 
information on this painting or any of my art.  
Thanks for viewing!  KMW

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Love Always Lily and Rose Container Garden Painting by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Love Always Lily and Rose Garden
by Nancy Medina
Palette Knife/Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Love Always Lily and Rose Container Garden is the newest work in Flower Mound Studio, and was finished around 3 am. If it weren't for caffeine, I'm not quite sure I could have pulled this off! It's been a few days since I painted, and I just returned from one of the best Thanksgiving meals ever at Mom's house. My sisters and our family have so much to be thankful for, another year with Mom, being at the top of that list. Here's wishing you a wonderful holiday with lots of delicious things to eat and loved ones nearby!

Detail from Love Always Garden

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

This painting is sold, but I had to post it for Thanksgiving.  I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you enjoy the day with family and friends.  Happy Thanksgiving!  Kay

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Berry Rose Flower Painting by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Berry Rose by Nancy Medina
Oil on Panel

Today was the last day of my flower painting workshop in Irving, Texas, and we painted fast and loose and made white roses and holly berries bloom! With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we shared some of our favorite must-have dishes that would be served next week. I am pretty sure I'm going to show up on Nancy Standlee's doorstep unannounced to sample one of the multiple chocolate pies she said she will be making! I told Carlos if he really loved me, he would learn to make pies and pastries. So far no luck. I'll keep you posted if he realized how truly serious I am about this...!

My next workshop is almost full so I sure hope to see you there! Click here for details....

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Blowing In The Wind by Kay Wyne

Blowing In The Wind

30" x 40" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas

Contemporary Palette Knife Painting

This painting is available for purchase.

Contact Kay at kay@kwyne.com for more information.

Thanks for viewing this blog.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

New Growth Geraniums by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

New Growth Geraniums
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Museum Quality Linen Board

The geraniums in my yard are in full bloom, convinced that spring has arrived and they have months and months of sunshine ahead. I'm not going to tell them otherwise! I'm going to celebrate! New Growth Geraniums is the demo I created for the Associated Creative Artists of Dallas today, a nice group of professional painters right here in Big D. Thanks so much to Ann Rogers for her cordial invite to join this talented group!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Gold Beets

Gold Beets    oil on canvas, 11x 14....................................................................$275
 It's been over a year since I've posted art on STALTP. I apologize in advance for not knowing the October theme. However, it is great to be back. Settled in Temple Texas, with a home studio I can hardly wait to break in!

Recently, at the grocery store I picked up these gold beets and was smitten with the color. Not a beet fan, I had no plans to eat but simply to paint them. I enjoyed every minute and think they make for delicious art! The following day after googling recipes, I decided to roast them, finely chopped, tossed with olive oil, with a little salt and pepper for 25 minutes at 400. Boy, was I in for a nice surprise!

I hope you are all well and enjoying the cooler weather.

Happy fall y'all!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pansy Pair and a Texas Hill Country Workshop by Flower Artist Nancy Medina

 Pansy Pair by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

As soon as I finished unpacking from Denver, it's time to start packing again for my next workshop in Fredericksburg, Texas, October 26, 27 and 28. I'm tickled pink to have found a new treasure while in the gift store of the Denver Botanical Gardens, this lovely little blue pitcher. I may have to bubble wrap it with loving care for the trip to my Hill Country workshop!

You are cordially invited to join me in historic Fredericksburg, Texas, amidst rolling hills, cabins, beautiful vistas, and awesome German bakeries for a three-day flower painting workshop retreat! 

Wild Things ~ Making Flowers Bloom in the Hill Country
Baron's Creekside Resort
October 26, 27 and 28, 2012

Good Art Company School
Baron's Creekside Resort
316 Goehmann Lane
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

You can also call to register - 830-997-1111

The studio model twins take a bow!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It is September!

Does anyone know what our theme for September is?
Thanks, Kay

Monday, August 13, 2012

Butterfly Flight by Texas Flower and Occasional Bug Artist Nancy Medina

Butterfly Flight - Monarch by
Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen
Commissioned Work

Butterfly Flight was a commissioned work for a client in Montreal. This is not nearly as stunning as Kay Wyne's gorgeous dragonfly for the blog this month, but it sure was fun to paint the little windowpane wings! For a few lucky years when I was single, I lived in Santa Barbara, CA, and used to take my dog Buddy on walks at one of the tiny hidden lakes in the county, unknown to the tourists but beloved by the locals and birdwatching groups. One day while walking, I looked up to see a tree filled with what had to be hundreds of thousands of Monarchs. What signal or word did they share that let them all know it was time to land and rest on their journey? I will always wonder.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Dragonfly Abstract by Kay Wyne

Does an abstract dragonfly count for August? I hope so! I have been fascinated with dragonflies for several years....they are so interesting. Thanks for viewing....Kay

Monday, July 23, 2012

Step by Step Geraniums and a Workshop Video by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Summer Wind Geraniums and White Daisies
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

What to do when you realize your Summer Saturday workshop is chock
full of students  who also happen to be master painters? *GULP* Here's what I did!

Special thanks to Laurie Justus Pace for these amazing photos!

Read my art blog today to find out and to see my newest geranium painting created step by step.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Blue Vase by Kay Wyne

Blue Vase
24" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This is my posting for the "Interiors" theme this month. I used oil sticks and thick oil paints on this canvas. It is expressionistic and colorful. Thanks for viewing....I am looking forward to seeing the other postings for July. Kay

Friday, June 29, 2012

LOBSTER BISQUE by Linda Popple

4x4 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
Click HERE to bid on this painting
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Lobster Bisque ..... is there a better soup?  I had this wonderful delicacy in Portland, Oregon at Higgins.   The fragrance of the lobster, cream, sherry and a hint of garlic was enticing. I thought of this soup when Some Texas Artists Like to Paint offered this month's challenge.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Sunflower Workshop Surprise by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Reach Out Sunflower Solo
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Reach Out Sunflower Solo was one of several demos I completed at my Summer Saturday Sunflower Workshop this past weekend. What a great day to spend with students who shared my unabashed and unashamed and just a bit over the top infatuation with sunflowers! I mean, okay, one of us even admitted she has sunflowers painted on my her kitchen door.

In the midst of all these sunflower confessions and before painting commenced and yellow paint began to fly hither and yon, we enjoyed a SURPRISE sunflower bundt cake - lemon with creme cheese icing! This delish concoction for my students was the idea of the hubby, who was on hand to help us set up tables and the indispensable Keurig coffee machine. (Note - the bumblebees on top were cardboard cutouts. No real bumblebees were harmed in the making of this cake.) 

Visit my blog to see some photos of my Summer Saturday Sunflower class. My next workshop is in historic Fredericksburg, Texas, at Baron's Creekside Resort. Put a little joy in your brush and join me for sweets, shopping in the afternoons, and lots of flower painting in the Hill Country. Read more...

Sunflower ladies showing off their blossoms!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Floral by Kay Wyne

My post for the June challenge is an 18" x 18" oil painting, Floral. My inspiration for the painting was a beautiful arrangement that was sent to my daughter for her college graduation a few years ago. I do remember how beautiful they were....and they had a wonderful fragrance. Thanks for viewing this blog....Kay

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dance by the Light Sunflowers and Daisies by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Dance by the Light Sunflowers and Daisies
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Board

Dance by the Light Sunflowers and Daisies is the newest painting in Flower Mound Studio, and was named for the late, late hour last night that I worked on this painting. I promise I was not dancing at 2 am when I washed my brushes. You do not want to see me dancing. My sister Julie does all the dancing in our family. The larkspur in this painting have filled my studio with a lovely fragrance, although this flower does love to leave quite a mess in the water and on the tabletop around it after about a day under the spotlight!

I had been saving this 20X24 New Traditions Art Panel for something special, and when I put together my arrangement of white and red daisies (with a few sunflowers sprinkled in) I loved the color combo and decided it was time to paint on the expensive canvas! So I gathered up my courage and told myself as I put the precious canvas on my easel - okay, if I mess this up, worst case scenario, I just buy another expensive canvas!

Dance by the Light Studio Peek while the puggies snore...

You are invited!

Join me for a 3-day flower painting workshop
in the Texas Hill Country in July!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Time flies.....June is here.

June.....What is our theme for the month?
Thanks, Kay

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Beach Bums

May's challenge is a good one, and my contribution to it is this painting of a couple on the beach with their flip flops on.  I hope to see a wide variety of shoes, boots and sandals on this post!  Thanks for viewing....Kay

Monday, April 30, 2012


Two of my favorite people, Eleanor Grace and her Mommy.

Monday, April 2, 2012

New Life - by Kay Wyne

New Life
32" x 32"Oil on Canvas

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! II Corinthians 5:17

This scripture has special meaning for me. When I starting painting, “A New Life” I was thinking that a butterfly was a symbol of new life. Something that is new, fresh, colorful and full of life.

I started painting this butterfly about a year and a half ago. At that time, my mother of 83 years was in failing health, and her decline in health was evident. I was painting along, thinking that a butterfly was a beautiful creature, and suddenly I was called away. My mother had passed away. It was expected, but unexpected. It was a sorrowful time for our family.

When I returned to the unfinished canvas, I recalled the memorial service for my mother, and one of the scripture readings was II Corinthians 5:17. I could now go ahead and finish the painting. I needed to put new life and color on the canvas. Knowing that God is with us. The painting was hanging during the RLBC Arts Festival last year, and then sold during the show.

Friday, March 30, 2012


4x4 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
I have to admit I wasn't looking forward to attempting this challenge, but once I got into it ...... ok I still didn't like it.  At first I thought it would be a good exercise in loosening up, but instead I painted very slow and just tried to keep my painting looking like an apple.  I cheated at the end by adding a couple of lines with a palette knife.  Painting slowly was frustrating and I kept wanting to transfer my brush quickly to my right hand.  However, I'm happy with the final outcome and was pleasantly surprised that an apple emerged from my left hand.  Will wonders never cease?!!!  So, all in all, I liked this challenge more than I thought I would. :-)  
A final word ..... 
especially if you are painting with your other hand!!!
Have a great week-end!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012


5x7 oil on canvas panel

I have not participated lately in our monthly challenges, but was grateful for Spring Break to rest, relax, and finally paint! I loved this "paint with your other hand" challenge and I do hope you will try this out. I did 2 paintings for this challenge and will try to get the other one posted by the end of the week. I began each painting with a blank canvas and using my left hand, sketched a few reference points and just had fun. I absolutely could not paint with my other hand until I sat on my right hand, it needed to be out of my way. So much fun, I hope you try this exercise!

Friday, March 9, 2012

No Comfort Zone by Kay Wyne

No Comfort Zone
6" x 6" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Wow, this challenge really challenged me. I did everything with my left hand....the hardest thing for me was mixing the paints. I do not like to use straight oils out of the tube. I started putting colors and shapes on the panel, and found that I had two women and dog floating here in this painting. It was a good exercise....and NO COMFORT ZONE was present. Kay

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Quick Bra Study by Kay Wyne

Here you go....the bra challenge.....I think I would of enjoyed it if I had more time. But I decided that I liked the back view of the bra. I painted with oils on a 9" x 12" canvas. Maybe I will try another quick painting. Thanks to a friend....of course no names right now..... for the turquoise bra. I guess one good thing about this challenge is that it pushes us out of our comfort zone!!!!!

Getting ready to paint...

Since this is the last day of the month, I still have time to paint the bra challenge. I don't want anyone to think that I haven't been working on this...I really have put some thought into it. Here is a pic of the dressmaker's form with a colorful bra and Mardi Gras beads. I thought the beads really jazzed it up. Now that it has taken me a month to put it all together, the pressure is on.....more tomorrow. Kay

Monday, February 20, 2012

BRA No. 3 by Linda Popple

4x4 Oil on Gessobord
To buy this painting click HERE.
To view my blog click HERE.
I think this will be my final bra painting, at least for the time being.  So many other things to paint and I'm satisfied with my exploration of this subject for now.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

BRA 2 by Linda Popple

6x6 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
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I submitted this painting to last week's challenge at Daily Paintworks, "White on White."  There are so many color variations in white.  

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

BRA by Linda Popple

4x4 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
To bid on this painting click HERE.
To view my blog click HERE.
This month's challenge is "BRA."  I submitted the challenge and I'm happy that it was chosen.  It is a different still life that most artists paint and that is one reason I thought it would be a good subject.  In addition to that reason, I chose this topic because back in June of July when we were asked to submit challenge topics my daughter-in-law had been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Bras were on my mind!  By the way, she has completed chemo and breast reconstruction and is doing great!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February Challenge!

Alrighty. Bras. Well I don't know what to think about this topic. And nobody has posted a bra painting.....I guess I have my work cut out for me today. I think it is only fair that the crazy artist who picked this monthly topic would be the first to post a painting......so who is that crazy artist??? Have an artful day......Kay

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Invitation to my Show

My friend Ann Hardy and I have a two man show opening Feb. 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 in the Chan Sun Library on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University. The show runs from the 9th -23rd of February. The address is 101 W. Magnolia, Keene, TX 76059. I think Ann will have at least 20 oil paintings and I will have 14 bronze sculptures. I will be doing a sculpture demo during the opening. To see more of my sculptures visit my website at douglasbclark.com .
I hope to see you at the show.

Monday, January 30, 2012


8x8 oil on Ampersand Cradled Panel
This is another painting of Jean Townsend.  I wanted to paint her again and decided to use a larger support.  It was a bit of a struggle, but I am satisfied with the result.  
To view Jean's blog click HERE.
To view my blog click HERE.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

JEAN - A Texas Mug!

6x6 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
This is Jean Townsend, a fabulous Texas artist (an introduction, just in case you haven't met her) and member of this blog.  We've been promising each other to send photos of each other to paint and we finally did.  And I have to tell you that I had a blast painting Jean's mug.  She sent 3 great photos (and, yes I am going to paint them all - maybe more than once).  In this reference photograph, Jean wore a huge frown and smudged lipstick.  Just wonderful!  I've painted this not only for my pleasure and blog, but for Some Texas Artists Like To Paint.  The January challenge is mug shots.  Please check out Jean's blog!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mugshot: The Splendid Linda Popple

Here she is, our Linda Popple.

Not exactly a mug shot! by Carol Morgan

This isn't exactly a mugshot but it is my most recent painting. This is the daughter of a friend and advisor. She was so relaxed and I couldn't resist!