Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_SUNSTRUCK 20X16



This one is an example of a game I enjoy playing. Take a plain, ordinary scene and try to find the seed of a fun painting idea in it. Then, do everything I can think of in a painting to give dramatic emphasis to that one thing_"the seed".  This is actually the guiding objective in any of my paintings.  The difference here is the humble source.  Not much to really stop for.  

Having one simple idea of what you're trying to emphasize in your painting is a great way to give your painting impact.  Let the one thing govern all your decisions about what you want to do in your painting. 

SUNSTRUCK
©Jimmy Longacre 2016
16x20 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


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New Palette Knife Lavender Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley


“Fragrance Convergence II" ©2016 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

The lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. I wanted to try something different in this painting, arranging the purple rows vertically to draw your eye up to the lone stone farmhouse in the distance. A few clouds drifting by mirror the shapes of the lavender waves to create a flowing rhythm. Perspective lines all converge, leading you to this joyful spot and I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene!

To see more of my palette knife contemporary floral and landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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E-mail - Niki Gulley



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Monday, August 22, 2016

New Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley


“Happy Thoughts III" ©2016 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these cheerful sunflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife so that the resulting image leaps off the canvas and is loaded with energy, color and texture.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary floral and landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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For more information on our plein air painting and photography Art Treks workshops in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org.

E-mail - Niki Gulley

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_THE LLAZY LLANO 12X16



COME PAINT WITH ME IN TAOS!
WORKSHOP ALERT: Two spots just opened up for my TAOS WORKSHOP in September! 
I hope you will join us in painter's paradise.  This workshop is for those interested in building solid plein air painting skills.  We'll be focusing on seeing "the big picture", subject selection, design, notan, values simplification, and paint handling.     

Last year we had a wonderful time exploring favorite painting locations of painters who are drawn to the area.  Rivers, mountains, desert  and canyons,  from Ghost Ranch to the Wild Rivers part of the Carson National Forest.  You can get all the information about the workshop and accommodations below.

LOCATION:  Taos Art School
DATES and TIME:  September 18 through 24 (9 to 4 daily)
MEDIUM:  oil
SKILL LEVEL: beginners with basic skills to intermediate
SIGN-UP NOW: contact: Ursula Beck, Founder/Director, tas@laplaza.org, 505-758-0350
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Taos Art School


THE LLAZY LLANO
©Jimmy Longacre 2016
12x16 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


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Just Sold - "Balcony with a View" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley


Day 3, Greece Art Trek:  Santorini
SOLD • 12" x 9" textured oil painting by Niki Gulley

On the third day of our Greece Art Trek, we flew to Santorini and gawked at the amazing view from our hotel overlooking the caldera. Our painters set up their easels right there since the scenery was so beautiful, while the photographers toured through town, shooting the white washed architecture and fantastic views of the ocean below. I chose this vantage of the potted succulent set against the vivid blue water and white stucco balcony. With several clouds in the sky, everything had a nice soft light that created subtle shadows, intense colors and a cool breeze, making it such a pleasant day to paint.

Taking a little time out to enjoy the view and sample the Greek wines, which are quite tasty!

Next summer we will be leading an Art Trek to Paris and Provence, France so if you've always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing during lavender and sunflower season in France, and following in the footsteps of Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne, please join us for this amazing trip! Details will be coming soon on nikigulley.com/artreks.

Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionistic paintings.

E-mail - Niki Gulley


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_MORNING ON THE LLANO



This required a lot of editing and rearranging. I was so taken by the receding pattern of the rocky peninsulas that I started off as a slave to what I was seeing. What had looked so interesting at the outset turned out to be visual confusion. I scraped them out and replaced them with a few that I put where I wanted them for the design.

MORNING ON THE LLANO
©Jimmy Longacre 2016
12x12 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre

subjective realist landscape paintings



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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cloudy Skies, Sunny Flowers, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones




Cloudy Skies, Sunny Flowers
9x12 oil on canvas

This was the second piece I started in Benbrook on Saturday morning.  Doug Clark and Jake Christenson were two eager painters that met me at 7:00 am to paint.  We were early enough to see a peak of a sunrise and cooler temperatures.
We were blessed with this beautiful field of sunflowers as a bonus. This is available for purchase. email me if interested at
Sheri@sheriart.net
http://www.sheriart.net http://www.sheriart.blogspot.com
Thank you for viewing my art!

Sheri Jones
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