E-Postcard Art of More Than Twelve Artists

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This weekend we announced our September artist e-postcard marketing campaign. So far we have over 12 artists participating. If you are interested in joining them click here for details.

We’ve just added 3 more e-postcards with paintings by artist Pavel Pangrac of the Czech Republic.

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Online Auction of Paintings by two LA Artists

Autumn Mist II, Irena Orlov

Autumn Mist II, Irena Orlov

Los Angeles based artists Maya Green and Irena Orlov are auctioning over 60 paintings online. Preview and bid here on original landscape paintings, seascapes, abstract, floral, still life, figurative oil paintings, acrylic, collage, and watercolor art.

Pink Horizon, Maya Green

Pink Horizon, Maya Green

Paintings by Paula Jones

When Two Become One, Paula Jones

When Two Become One, Paula Jones

The 6's Have it, Paula Jones

The 6’s Have it, Paula Jones

Hidden Messages Everywhere, Paula JonesHidden Messages Everywhere, Paula Jones

Abstract Love Notes, Paula JonesAbstract Love Notes, Paula Jones

It's Just a Story, Paula Jones

It’s Just a Story, Paula Jones

Putting it All in Motion II, Paula Jones

Putting it All in Motion II, Paula Jones

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Light Coming From Within, Paula Jones

Light Coming From Within, Paula Jones

Ready or Not, Paula Jones

Ready or Not, Paula Jones

Working out frustrations, Paula Jones

Working out frustrations, Paula Jones

Popular “feel good artist” J.R. Smith’s Paintings Sell Right Off the Artist’s Easel!

Artist J.R. Smith does well with painting sales and commissions in his home state of Texas. Even as he sent me photographs of his art for this blog article, the artist reported that he’d just received two more painting commissions that day. An art lover visiting the artist’s studio bought the painting titled Spring Ocotillo and Dove as the artist sat working on it at his easel!
Spring Ocotillo and Dove, J.R.Smith

Spring Ocotillo and Dove, J.R.Smith

The well-known and well-liked artist was painting on a Texas ranch over thirty years ago when someone referred to him as a “cowboy artist.” J.R. much prefers the designation made by one art critic who called the artist’s work “feel good art.” J.R. Smith paints public art murals and frequently exhibits his easel size landscapes, horse paintings, other animal paintings, architectural views, portraits, and abstract works in art exhibitions throughout Texas. The Texas-based artist receives national and international attention via exhibitions of his work and via his website. According to J.R. Smith, The Judd foundation hosts numerous art exhibits in their facilities throughout the town of Marfa, Texas, and “for the month of October the foundation has numerous festivities that draw folks from all over the world.”

“One of the main attractions in Marfa is the historic Paisano Hotel. During the filming of the classic film Giant, Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean stayed in the Paisano Hotel. The hotel has an exhibition space named the Greasewood Gallery and I had a very successful abstract show at their Greasewood Gallery last October during the Chinati Foundation festivities. From the show, my painting Turquoise-spikes went to entertainer Matt Skinner of Fort Collins, Colorado.”

Turquoise Spikes, J.R. Smith

Turquoise Spikes, J.R. Smith

Italian sportsman and art collector Mario Nobili recently hunted elk at a ranch in the Alpine, Texas area. He and his wife also traveled to New Mexico and shopped for art.  They stayed at the historic Holland Hotel where artist J. R. Smith has work on display and expressed an interest in visiting the artist’s studio. The artist contacted and the studio visit arranged,  Mr. Nobili arrived and purchased two pronghorn sheep paintings on canvas and a larger image on a wood panel.  The canvases removed from their stretchers, rolled and wrapped for the Nobilis to carry back to Italy on the plane. The large painting on wood put into a crate and shipped to Italy. The collector also commissioned a painting and plans to return to buy more from artist J.R. Smith.

Ghost Home, J.R. Smith

Ghost Home, J.R. Smith

Ghost towns are another popular tourist attraction, and J.R.’s  Ghost Home is a painting based on a building in the ghost town in Terlingua, Texas.
The busy artist recently completed the sixth of a series of nine Cinco de Mayo themed pieces for a Mexican restaurant and is at work on two mural panels, four by eight feet in dimension each, commissioned for a bar and restaurant.
You can contact the artist and view more paintings on his website www.jr-art.com.  You can also view more of his artwork in our sidebar image gallery at right.

Lost worlds – Brittany, a rich waterworld

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Brittany’s nature is a powerful primeval element, especially the ocean that violently crashes against the rocks and the seashore, but also leads to magnificent beaches and islands. That fascination for sand and water is visible in my images. The remarkable daily occurring sandy connection of the mainland to the island of Raquenez is the theme. The tide exposes the corridor or closes it at moment’s notice. This rhythm repeats itself every six hours and gives the passageway a very significant charm, where people repetitively discover small crustaceans, shells, wondrous rocks and creeks, spending hours in exploration, fascinated by all treasures that wash up from the sea, which are never identical.© Gabriella Cleuren 2013gc_geabsorbeerd_ap_11k.jpg

Absorbed 2011 29 x 42 cm

These images are chosen by the artist to give a good idea about the coast visited in Brittany :
http://www.gabycleuren.com/exhibition/132/#!2526

Other works from the series “Lost Worlds” on:
http://www.gabycleuren.com/types/Lost_worlds/works/

 

Angels and Animals–the Paintings of Paula Jones

Pig portrait, Paula Jones oil painting

Pig portrait, Paula Jones oil painting

Artist Paula Jones has a new website where you can view and buy her luscious oil paintings in skillful brushstrokes reminiscent of past masters, yet  each artwork has such a contemporary appeal. These paintings will look wonderful hanging in your home or office!

Sheep Portrait, Paula Jones oil painting, SOLD!

Sheep Portrait, Paula Jones oil painting, SOLD!

We love this sheep portrait, and found out that it just SOLD as we were about to publish this blog post.

Bunny's portrait, Paula Jones oil painting

Bunny’s portrait, Paula Jones oil painting

The Sentinel, Paula Jones oil painting

The Sentinel, Paula Jones oil painting

Each painting is a one-of-a-kind original, and Paula also offers limited Edition Giclee prints in her website print shop.

Dare to Dream, Paula Jones oil painting

Dare to Dream, Paula Jones oil painting

The artist is very versatile, she also creates paintings in another unique style, in her On Her Own figurative series and in her abstract series as well, all available on her website.

Esmeralda, Paula Jones oil painting

Esmeralda, Paula Jones oil painting

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It’s Auction Time: Bid in Our Live Online Art Auction Nov 4th 11a.m. EST

It’s auction time! The 1st of November has come and gone and our live online art auction is coming up on Sunday November the 4th starting at 11:00 a.m. EST (East Coast USA/New York)

That’s one hour earlier in Chicago, two hours earlier in Denver, 3 hours earlier in California. If you are in Europe it will be at 4-5 PM your time–check  the international time zone chart here.

You can preview the auction items now.

Here is the link to attend: http://tophatter.com/auctions/7666?campaign=community

In our auction, view and bid on original paintings on canvas, collage artworks, hand-painted photographic prints, fine art photos, hand-carved stone sculpture, Giclee prints on canvas and paper, posters, and artist t-shirts.

Two of our auction artists are offering perks to bidding buyers–bid on and win a Penelope Moore painting and you also get a private wine tasting for 4 in a California winery. New York City sculptor Robin Antar is offering bidding buyers of her sculpture the option to visit her studio in Brooklyn. Keep these perks for yourself or give them as gifts!

Hope to see you there.

Spots and Dots Virtual 3D Gallery Show is Open for Viewing!

Orb, Orbit, Orbital: the art sphere–group exhibition: Paintings by Barbara Danin, Clare Haxby, Cynthia Conte, Dov Lederberg, Hena Tayeb,  Javier Arturo Marin Gomez, Lisa Love, Marie Kazalia, Monica Church, Parul Mehta, Ray Paul, Terry Honstead, Yael Avi-Yonah

http://gallery.exhibbit.com/exhibition/8e8d98b0-0d03-424c-a448-c6072be8e8bd/index.html

New Oil Painting in Our Amazon Store

“This my impression of a view from the side of my house.  We live in the woods and love every minute of it.”  says painter Terry L Zarate of her oil painting simply titled Branches.

This 24 x 36 inch oil painting on canvas, retails for $960.00 (plus shipping), is available for online purchase on Amazon.com: http://amzn.com/B008BCVJN6

Branches, oil painting on canvas,24 X 36 inches, Terry L Zarate