Monday, July 6, 2015

Independence Day Celebration, an Original Oil Painting by Rebecca Jennings (Sunny)

I painted this as a tribute to truck drivers everywhere, no matter if its a bread truck, gasoline, log truck, or freight. What would we do if the trucks ceased to roll. Our lives as we know them would stop suddenly. Produce and canned goods, clothing and hardware, would all disappear from the shelves of our favorite stores. We owe these drivers a debt of gratitude! They have a big part in keeping our United States of America moving forward!
"Still Rollin', The Red, White and Blue!"
 8" x 10"  Oil on Canvas Panel
 
This painting was inspired by a scene at a truck stop where I stopped on my way home from winter vacation this last spring. There they were, lined up right in front of me. My heart jumped, as the memories came flooding back of my late husband and I driving team, hauling military freight after 9-11. It was our privilege to serve our country in this way!
 
Thanks for viewing! You can see more of my work here At Sunny's Studio.
 

'Interlude'
An Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell



'Interlude'
Oil on Archival Linen Panel
12 x 16

After having a particularly harsh winter, I was really
looking forward to the warmer, sun-filled days 
of summer here in the Susquehanna Valley.
However, we have had far more days of rain
than sun, so this particular interlude of
blue skies was especially treasured!  


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Claire Beadon Carnell
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Colorful Landscape Oil Painting "Dillon Pass" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 6"x12" Oil on Linen -Available

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 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

SHE'S A GRAND OLD FLAG By Cecelia Lyden

acrylic/canvas
8x10
www.cecelialyden.com

I've been feeling very patriotic this 4th of July weekend. Watching the HBO John Adams series and listening to stirring patriotic music, prompted me to post this painting I did from a photo, taken at a retro general store in Boone, NC. The Stars and Stripes waving against a blue sky was beautiful to see and needed to be painted.

Marie Antoinette. Digital Collage. Shelby Pizzarro

Marie Antoinette Digital Collage
Is anything ever entirely virtuous or corrupt?

I viewed the Lunagirl Moonbeam Upcoming Challenge List with  a bit of apprehension. We were to take inspiration from Marie Antoinette. Oh no...Marie Antoinette! As I am anything but a Royalist, I feared this would truly be a "challenge" for me.

I knew of the clichés attached to her legacy: she was the teen-age Queen with a penchant for extravagant fashion and entertainment; of her flippant "Let them eat cake!" comment which according to sources she never did say; and the belief that she single-handedly caused the French Revolution culminating in her execution by her own subjects at the guillotine. Although she represented everything I found loathsome, I wanted to keep an open mind and began my investigation.

As I research her life, the caricature fell away and slowly I saw her as a flawed ruler cloistered in her world of wealth and privilege.  She saw her subjects simply as fictional characters in a performance.

The digital collage began with Lunagirl's portrait of Marie. My heart was inspired by the October 1789 Women's March on Versailles, and I knew I had to give them equal prominence in my work. The balance of the collage drew from digital ephemera in my collection.

As I completed the work I gained a new understanding of Marie. Looking at her life allowed me to view my own with a measure of objectively. How often do clichés replace facts making it easy to view a person or situation as wholly one thing or the other? As artists isn't it our duty to search for the truth? And more often than not, isn't the truth shades of both sides?

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

LAVENDER BLUE By Cecelia Lyden

oil/stretched canvas
8x10
www.cecelialyden.com

A bit overcast, but still another lovely day for painting outside. The deep purple, almost velver-like lilies contrasted nicely with the lavender and coral colored lilies.

Colorful Contemporary Animal Art Mountain Goat Painting "Pan" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 9"x12" Oil on Rough  Linen -Available

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 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

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Wrightsville Bridge by Julie Riker

11x14 oil

This has been a fantastic week for painting!  The weather's been great and I am in between jobs so I've had the luxury of painting every day - sometimes twice a day.
Here is another one from this week,  painted in Wrightsville after the heavy rain.
Clear sky - muddy river.

www.julieriker.com

"California Poppies" by Tatiana Myers.

"California Poppies", 54 x 8"
Silk fabric, dyes.

Finished and steam silk painting.
It was a total joy to work with.
More will be coming.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Colorful Contemporary Farm Animal Art, Guinea Hen Painting "Ansel" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 10"x10" Oil on Linen -Available

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 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TOOLSHED IN THE SHADE By Cecelia Lyden

oil/canvas
11x14
www.cecelialyden.com
Another beautiful day for painting outdoors. I chose this shaded area with dappled sunlight to paint today. This gave me the opportuity to include a couple of the many trees situated in the Boyers' yard. I'll be there tomorrow, Thursday, if the weather holds.


Colorful Contemporary Farm Animal Art, Cow Painting "Butterscotch" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 6"x6" Oil on Linen -Available

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 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hopper Moment by Julie Riker

9x12 oil

I've been scoping out these houses in my neighborhood - just plain old row houses - but every evening there is this magical Edward Hopper moment.

By Debra Tritt Kreiger

15"x11"  Watercolor Commission House Painting

 This is a commissioned house painting for good friends of ours. When I went and visited the house, we discovered a doe had given birth to a fawn right by the front door! They told me to put them in the painting, so I did. They are visited frequently by deer and many other forms of wildlife!

You can see more of my work on my website at www.debkreiger.com. You can e-mail me at debra@debkreiger.com.

Colorful Contemporary Pig Art Sow Painting Farm Animal"Great Barrington" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 36"x36" Oil on Linen-Available

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 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

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"Wrightsville After Rain" by Susan Benigni Landis (Susan B. Landis)

 
"Wrightsville After Rain"
4x12", oil
 
 
The Susquehanna River and Valley in southcentral Pennsylvania provide a wealth of plein air painting opportunities.

ART NEWS


9th Annual
KEYSTONE NATIONAL 2015:
Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper 
September 11 to October 2, 2015
the art center SCHOOL AND GALLERIES
Deadline for Entries: July 12 
Juror: Chris Krupinski AWS, NWS 
$1200 Best of Show Award