Tuesday, December 4, 2012

TIN CUPS by Linda Popple

12x6 Oil on Panel
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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!

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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
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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
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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