Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Singing my song with paint

What is on my easel....still has a little work left....so much fun to paint...painted with knife and water-soluable oils

What's New in the Studio | Kristye Addison Dudley Blog

Watercolor and Acrylic, brush and knife © Kristye Addison Dudley 2011

I am sure you have been wondering where the paintings are.  Well, I am happy to report, I have been painting! I am currently working on two commissions. One is a wedding gift and the other is a gift from a student to his mentor.

Both are figures and feel very blessed to be creating them for my collectors. I really love commissions and the development process between myself and my clients. They provide photos, feelings, quotes or a general concept and I look for inspiration to transform that into a visual medium that can speak volumes to others.

While I am working on those I continue to work on smaller pieces too. This magnolia study was really fun (yes my work is fun). Since I am also a graphic designer, I have to sometimes force myself to loosen up and paint "outside" of the lines. I wanted to leave just enough of the form of the flower and the leaves to show the shape without taking away the airiness of the soft petals.

I hope you have a great week,

Kristye Addison Dudley | Blog

Monday, May 30, 2011

Blue Heron | Barbara Haviland - Blog

Blue Heron | Barbara Haviland - Blog
I did this Blue Heron in a realistic fashion and did the background to look like a tapestry. I feel I have succeeded. I like the painting. It is available here for your collection. It comes signed and ready to hang and frame. Barbara
© Barbara Haviland Blue Heron


Monday, May 23, 2011

Flame Tulip | Barbara Haviland - Blog

Flame Tulip | Barbara Haviland - Blog
I did this tulip as a demo for one of my classes. It is done in oils and on a 6"x6" canvas panel. It is available for you. Email Barbara
© Barbara Haviland

© Barbara Haviland

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Simple Things | Barbara Haviland - Blog

New Simple Things | Barbara Haviland - Blog
I revisited this painting and decided to try my knife and bold it up.This was the painting I started with, to me was nice but no statement. I think it now says bold.. I like it and it is available for you.
© Barbara Haviland

Friday, May 20, 2011

BIg Wolf Wildlife Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Justus Pace

Big Wolf
30 x 40 inches  Oil on Canvas

 Available: Laurie

        ©Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011

He Follows You

I finished up this wolf painting yesterday and enjoyed the results of my labor. Terry complained that the eyes of the wolf followed him around the room. The best part was when Paddy came in and lowered himself in a stance and began growling at it.  I knew I was done then.  Those brilliant eyes... they seem to capture you and follow you where ever you go.

God follows you where ever you go as well.  His essence or spirit is with in you, abiding with in to empower you for God's good.  God knows what you will think before the thought even blooms in your head.  He knows what you need before you even realize it.  He does not really just follow you...rather He is leading you. You must be ready to follow Him.

May your weekend be filled with His abundant grace.


“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” - Romans 15:5-6

Couple at Sunset | Barbara Haviland - Blog

Couple at Sunset | Barbara Haviland - Blog
I painted this Plein Air at a First Friday outing. It was done from a smaller painting I had done. It is done in oils and on a canvas panel
It is available for you. Email Barbara
© Barbara Haviland

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Return of the Wolf Pack Abstract Wildlife Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Return of the Wolf Pack
24 x 36 inches Oil on Canvas

Available through The Rare Gallery.
Email them here to purchase.
©Laurie Pace     Graphics One Design 1998-2011



A Friend Smiles

I was working hard in the studio yesterday finishing up this piece and working on the bear I began at the workshop.  The doorbell rang and it was Ann Morgan, one of the workshop attendees and now a new friend from across the lake.

We were instantly talking about the workshop and about Jane, the wonderful artist from New Zealand.  Jane is an artist that is so respectful of mother-earth and all God has created.  The land is apart of Jane.  Her work celebrates the beauty and bounty of the Earth.

When a friend smiles they share the bounty of life and love. Life is fuller with our friends. God give us boundless moments to enjoy our lives and everything surrounding us.  We are often too busy to even realize what is there for us and who is there for us.

The next time a friend smiles, know the light that comes from that smile is from Him.  As you give to others, you open the way for them to be blessed with greater blessings through God.


"This grace was given to me to bring...the news of the boundless riches of Christ."  Ephesians 3:8


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fire in the Bayou | Barbara Haviland - Blog

Fire in the Bayou | Barbara Haviland - Blog
This lovely bright abstract was done in a workshop. WE were to do something different and out of our box and to use a knife. I came up with this Fire in the Bayou.. It is available here for you. It comes signed and the sides are painted too. It will take about 3 weeks for the painting to dry. Email Barbara
© Barbara Haviland

Monday, May 16, 2011

Green Pepper Abstract Fruit Painting by Texas Louisiana South Carolina Artist Kristye Addison Dudley

Green Pepper

6 x 6 inch acrylic on paper
Purchase for $65 and includes shipping.
© Kristye Addison Dudley 2011

This is but one small example from our workshop.  It is a gorgeous bell pepper.  Art truly begins outside your comfort zone. Wait till you see her other pieces!  

Tribute to 13 fabulous Artists

Thank you all for such a wonderful weekend. I do believe I learned more from you than I taught you!  I am grateful to Selah for making this entire weekend so easy and taking care of each of you so well. Thank you Candy and Dave at Selah Ranch.

Please feel free to post on this blog your artwork... and PLEASE contribute how you felt about your weekend experience. You are the first Artists of Selah Ranch.

Remember Art begins at the END of your comfort zone.

Laurie Pace