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

Putting it all into motion, Paula JonesPutting it all into motion, Paula Jones

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

Advertisements

Paintings by Texas Artist J.R. Smith

Hot Sun Rising, J.R. Smith

Hot Sun Rising, J.R. Smith

East Light Rising, J.R. Smith

East Light Rising, J.R. Smith

New Santa Elana, J.R. Smith

New Santa Elana, J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith mural detail

J.R. Smith mural detail

Artist J.R. Smith

Artist J.R. Smith

Ghost Home, J.R. Smith

Ghost Home, J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith abstracting painting inspired by friend John Miller

J.R. Smith abstracting painting inspired by friend John Miller

AMTRAK mural (detail), J.R. Smith

AMTRAK mural (detail), J.R. Smith

AMTRAK mural, J.R. Smith

AMTRAK mural, J.R. Smith

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.

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

blogPaulaJonesFaith-60-x-40

Wine and Food Still Life Oil Paintings by Penelope Moore In Our Live Online Art Auction Nov 4th

Original oil on canvas, 24×18″ – Framed in a Black Floater Frame, Wine Painting by Napa Artist Penelope Moore
in live online art auction Nov 4th. Ships same day of payment.

This oil painting still life of a wine and seafood dinner is currently on display at SIMI Winery in the town of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, California, USA. If you live in the Northern California area or will be in the California wine country anytime soon, bid on and buy this painting and pick up the painting in person and meet the artist Penelope Moore. She will be happy to make arrangements to meet you at the winery for a private tasting for four!

Attend our live online art auction on November 4th, 2012 to bid!.

RSVP today and you will be notified one hour before the auction starts at 11:00 a.m. EST

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

Wine On Wall, oil painting by Penelope Moore, 1 of 3 paintings by the artist in our live online art auction Nov 4th

My Thoughts, oil painting by Penelope Moore

Penelope’s paintings are a reflection of her passion for food, wine and joie de vivre. They are contemporary in style with an emphasis on color, mood and light. Through her subject matter, Penelope portrays a unique twist on life’s simple pleasures. Penelope’s exhibits her work at wineries throughout Sonoma and Napa Valley. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of the Staglin Family, Ehlers Estate, Benziger Family, Eric Ross Winery, Malibu Family Winery, Thomas Arvid, Robin Quivers and Danielle Steele. http://www.penelopepaintings.com

joie de vivre |ˌ zh wä də ˈvēvrə| noun exuberant enjoyment of life. ORIGIN French, literally ‘joy of living.’

Airbrushed paintings on canvas by Yael Avi-Yonah

Source: dld.bz via Marie on Pinterest

One of three airbrushed paintings on canvas by Yael Avi-Yonah in our virtual 3D gallery exhibit http://dld.bz/bMsKU

contact artist rep: Marie Kazalia    email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

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

1 minute and 34 second video tour of our virtual art gallery show

Watch this one minute  and 34 second video preview of our virtual gallery exhibition group show

Here is the link to enter  and view the entire exhibition for a long as you like:

http://gallery.exhibbit.com/exhibition/b72b2895-1fa8-4169-9443-cb7e9457748c/index.html