Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage
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Monday, October 6, 2014

More paintings in Watercolor and a Recent Richard Stephens Watercolor Workshop by Texas Artist Nancy Standlee


Showcase Flowers 14058
15x9" on 140 cp paper
no frame, or mat

I spent 3 days last week, October 1-3, 2014, in Dallas taking a Richard Stephens watercolor workshop at the Artist Showplace, called "Lighten Up, Loosen Up". The above painting was painted after watching Richard paint his demo flowers on day 2. I became aware of his work when I was at the Kanuga workshop in the spring. Our first day was a barn demo but mine will be a painting that I will eventually paint something on the back and leave my barn painting to another day. This painting will be mailed without a mat or frame or glass. 

Dallas Flowers 14059
8x6" watercolor on Rtistx board

Rtistx.com is an archival board, 6x8” manufactured in the United States and Texas, light weight, and can be presented without mat or glass. I am applying a coat of Renaissance wax for protection and this small, lightweight can be placed on a tabletop easel for display. I ordered my wax from Amazon but the link below tells more about it.
http://www.restorationproduct.com/renwaxinfo.html

Two items that I will have to purchase now after the workshop:

Cheap Joe's dagger liner brushes
and the workbook from Betty Edwards: Drawing on the Right side of the Brain Workbook available on Amazon.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Paintings for Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge, Canvas by Canvas New Acrylic Truck Painting and Gallery Show by Texas Artist Nancy Standlee

Time Out 14055
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
24x18x1.5" sides painted background color 
available on Daily Paintworks

This acrylic painting met several criteria. I'm finishing up the Leslie Saeta Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge, I spent a long weekend at a rented Lake House in Gun Barrel City to paint with my Canvas by Canvas peeps, and I needed to begin painting for our food and beverage gallery show in January at the Old Post Office Museum in Graham, Texas. 

While painting with Canvas by Canvas, we finished a collaborative truck painting and this is my square, 10" acrylic 
and this is the finished painting and it can be seen in January in Graham TX for a gallery exhibit and is available on CBC website
To inquire about the truck painting purchase email canvasbycanvas@gmail.com.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Paintings for the Thirty Paintings in Thirty Day Challenge and Sold Tulips and Torn Paper Collage by Texas Artist Nancy Standlee


Banner Roses 14051
Acrylic, 12x24x1.5"
Available on Daily Paintworks

I have painted this design before and used it for my banner on my website, blog and Facebook. I build up the roses with molding paste and I will sign on the side so this painting may be hung upright or horizontal. 


Indigo Bunting #2  SOLD
8x8x1.5" acrylic 
Available on Daily Paintworks

California Beach 14053
16x20 Acrylic
Available on Daily Paintworks

This was painted in California on canvas and I've finally gotten around to mounting it on a canvas board and it is now ready for a home and a frame.  

Sold Late Night Tulip to a Texas Art Collector.


Sold a collage and is on the way to a New Jersey collector.
I have an affordable collage artbyte tutorial available on Daily Paintworks HERE.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Impressionist Oil Flower Painting, White Tulips, Girly Things and More Rose Acrylic Paintings for the Thirty Paintings in Thirty Day Challenge by Texas Artist Nancy Standlee

White Tulips 14046
Oil, 10x8" on New Traditions linen panel
This painting is on a C-15 linen panel from New Traditions and will need to be framed or displayed on a table top easel.  

Girly Things 14049
Oil, 8x8x1.5 on gallery wrapped canvas

I see more paintings with perfume bottles as I have a perfume weakness and have a few bottles sitting around. Lipstick is a necessity and nail polish not so much anymore. 

 Coffee or Tea 13088 Sold today and will go to an art collector in New Jersey.

Banner Roses 14050
Acrylic, 12x12x3/4" depth

I've enjoyed the painting I used for the banner for the blog, website and my Facebook page and decided to paint a smaller version in acrylic with the same molded paste relief on an Ampersand Artist panel. Check back for one painted on a 12x24" canvas. 

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ice Cream and Double Dip Oil Painting, Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days and Sold Paintings by Texas Artist Nancy Standlee

Double Dip 14047
8x8x1.5" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

This was painted for the Leslie Saeta 30 paintings in 30 days challenge and also for the Daily Paintworks Challenge.

Good news today as this Seagull Painting 14044 sold and will be shipped to an art collector in Alabama.

Also, sold this week an acrylic painting of wine bottles that was shipped to an art collector in New Jersey.

Double Dip #2 14048
Oil, 6x6x1.5" on gallery wrapped canvas

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Seagulls in Oil, Paintings for the Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge by Leslie Saeta and Painted by Texas Artist Nancy Standlee

Seagull 14043
Oil, 8x8x1.5" on gallery wrapped canvas
All of the paintings for the 30/30 challenge can be seen as a group on my website at http://nancystandlee.com

I am now in my bird phase of the 30/30 Leslie Saeta Challenge.(The last time I checked there were 1053 artists are enrolled.) I've found a great site for artists to join and use copyright free photos on Paint My Photo and that is where I found this guy. Later you are invited to post your painting on the site. 

 Seagulls Resting 14044
Oil, 3x16x3/4" on gallery wrapped canvas
Available on Daily Paintworks 


Mr. and Mrs. Seagull
12x16x2" Oil on Ampersand hardbord cradled with 2" deep, painted red
Available at Daily Paintworks

The painted sides:

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pears Oil Paintings for the 30/30 Leslie Saeta September Challenge and a Few Watercolors and Workshops by Texas Artist Nancy Standlee

Three Pears 14039
8x16x3/4"
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas 3/4" depth

Pear 14040
10x8 on Linen panel

Truck Yard
Watercolor Moleskine
 Saturday 3 of my girlfriends and I made it over to Dallas for the Urban Sketchers of Texas Meeting at the Truck Yard for a fun afternoon of sketching and people watching. (If you are young and have a dog this is a happening place.) If you would like to join check out this blog site for information. Urban Sketchers



Roses and Lemon 14041
Watercolor 6x8"  on Rtistx board
I thought I'd try my hand at some watercolor and practice on some new boards I got at Rtistx.com and with some wax protection, these can be hung without glass or on a table top easel like below. I am using Renaissance Micro-crystalline was made in England that I purchased from Amazon. Julie Ford Oliver has posted a short video of how she applies it.

Purple Roses 14042
Watercolor 8x6"


If you want some instruction in watercolor and are in the area, Richard Stephens is conducting an October workshop at Artists Showplace Gallery in Dallas.

Suzy and I have sadly cancelled my October sketchbook journaling workshop in her studio. We just didn't have enough to sign up for me to make the 5 or 6 hour drive. I appreciate the ones who were interested and maybe another time, but journal on.

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