Saturday, November 26, 2016

Water Cruise ©DSR #boatpainting #DebbiSmithRourke

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Water Cruise
6"x 6" acrylic on panel
$225 framed
Available at Old Bakery and Emporium Gallery thru 11/30

Cute little guy, isn't he? These small works are fun and challenging in their own right. Minimal information goes a long way, so has to be accurate and deliberate. Think I'll do more of these. All good!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Island Colors ©DSR #DebbiSmithRourke #beachseries #oilpaintings

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
Island Colors 8"x8" 
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$210
Available @ Old Bakery and Emporium Gallery thru 11/29
1006 Congress Ave, Austin

This little guy, while an abstract, is part of my beach series because it contains all the colors from my beach series palette. Love the warm muted greens and rusty colors against the light and airy sky colors. Yummy. Looking for it's forever home. ;-)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Monterey ©2016 DSR #debbismithrourke #beachseries

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
Monterey 8"x 10" 
Oil on canvas panel
$525
Available at Old Bakery and Emporium Gallery thru 11/30
1006 Congress Ave., Austin

I recently updated this little guy with a new sky color and think it really livens it up. I painted this from I pic I took in Monterey, CA a few years ago. This painting is now available at Old Bakery and Emporium through 11/30/16. Hope you'll swing by to see our "Lens and Brush" exhibit and my beach series, plus a few abstractions. All good!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Sunset Palm ©2016 DSR #beachpaintings #contemporaryart

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
Sunset Palm 24"x24"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
Available at Old Bakery and Emporium Gallery 11/4 - 11/30
1006 Congress Ave, Austin
Artists' Reception: This Friday, 5 - 7 PM

Have so enjoyed painting my beach series. I took some inspiring pics this summer on South Padre Island, and I have a bunch from my trip to the Mayan Riviera. I try to capture the evocative spirit of these exotic regions so we can remember the magic right here at home. 

Hope to see you Friday night at our "Lens and Brush" exhibit reception at the always lovely Old Bakery and Emporium Gallery at 10th and Congress. Water-colorist Christine Gilbert and photographers Jack Marshall and Bill Oakey will also have their latest works on exhibit, so we'll have something for everyone.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Boat Ride ©2016 DSR #beachpaintings #contemporaryart

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
Boat Ride 11"x14"
Oil on canvas panel
Available at Old Bakery and Emporium Gallery Nov. 4 - 30
Artists' Reception: Friday Nov. 4, 5 -7 PM
1006 Congress Ave., Austin (10th & Congress)

One more in my beach series that will be on exhibit Nov. 4  - 30 at Old Bakery and Emporium Gallery located at 10th and Congress in Austin. Hope you'll swing by the exhibit, especially next Friday evening for our artists' reception - Nov. 4 from 5 - 7 PM. Our Lens and Brush exhibit will also feature works from Christine Gilbert, Bill Oakey and Jack Marshall. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Umbrella Time ©2016 DSR #beachpaintings #DebbiSmithRourke

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
Umbrella Time  30"x40"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
Available Nov. 3 - 30 at Old Bakery & Emporium
1006 Congress Ave., Austin 
Lens & Brush Exhibit Reception: 
Friday Nov. 4, 5 - 7pm 

So excited our annual exhibit at Old Bakery Emporium is right around the corner. I'll be exhibiting my beach series which is a joy to paint as it takes me to my favorite places. You'll also see some fabulous watercolor paintings by Christine Gilbert, and amazing photography by Bill Oakey and Jack Marshall. You will definitely want to catch this year's "Lens and Brush" exhibit. Look forward to seeing you at our reception next Friday. Spread the word!!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Hay Bales Triptych ©2016 #DebbiSmithRourkeArt

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
Hay Bale Triptych 12"x36"
Oil on 3 gallery-wrapped canvas
NFS

Finished this triptych a month ago and finally posting. Was a gift for Jillian our daughter-in-law. I love hay bales and plan to paint a bunch more, after my beach series. I love the beach and our farm lands. I am Texan after all.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Hill Country Colors / Energy & Stillness Exhibit / Santa Cruz #Contemporaryart

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
 Hill Country Colors  16"x16"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
Available / on exhibit Oct. 22 - Nov. 13, 2016:  
Reception: Saturday Oct. 29, 3 - 5 PM
526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 426-5787
 
$600 

I'm excited to announce that I will be part of a national abstract exhibit in Santa Cruz, CA entitled "Energy and Stillness," juried by John Maxon. If you are in the area, hope you will attend. The opening reception (which I will unfortunately miss) is Saturday Oct. 29, 3-5pm. The exhibit extends from Oct. 22 to Nov. 13. See the full exhibit here! So pleased this 16"x16" gem was accepted.

The Welcoming ©DSR #Beachscene #DebbiSmithRourke

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
The Welcoming 30"x40"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

#18 on West Austin Studio Tour #WEST

"Moraine Lake" ©2015 DSR 
$1050 + shipping.  


Come see me this weekend at Austin Art Space. I'm #18 on the WEST tour and will be at the gallery THIS weekend only - while my artwork will be there both weekends. Austin Art Space: 7739 Northcross Drive, Suite Q.

I'll be at Due West, the Big Medium fund raiser, this Friday night at Dougherty Art Center. I'll have one work in the group show. Hope to see you there too!
"After the Storm" ©2015 DSR 
Collect here or come by Austin Art Space 5/14 - 5/22

"Canyon Lake" @ 2015 DSR 
Collect here or come by Austin Art Space 5/14 - 5/22



Monday, May 9, 2016

Pierre Bonnard Exhibit, SFO

Me at Bonnard exhibit 

 
Nancy, Alina and me

Had a fabulous time in San Francisco last month visiting my talented and beautiful artist friend Nancy Boyton Hartley and husband Brian, seeing the sights, meeting with the charming Alina of Alina B and seeing the fabulous Pierre Bonnard exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum. They wined and dined me to no end!! Here are a few highlights. 

I'll also be a part of WEST - the West Austin Studio Tour starting this weekend. More detail to come on that shortly so stay tuned!!






Nancy and Brian



Sunday, February 14, 2016

Nature Interpreted | 2 more weeks #ATX #arthappenings


If you haven't seen "Nature Interpreted", my collaboration with photographer Jack Marshall that combines his stunning nature photographs from around the world with my painterly interpretations of them — ranging from impressionism to full abstraction — swing by Bruegger's Bagels in Westlake this week or next. 3267 Bee Caves Road at Walsh Tarlton (SW corner). 

We had a wonderful turn out to our Saturday morning art reception for "Nature Interpreted" last month. And sold some works to dear friends. Yay! And made new friends. Doesn't get much better. All good!! 

We take the exhibit down Feb. 27. 25% of proceeds benefit the Eanes ISD art department. Love being part of this circle of inspiration. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Art Reception | Westlake | Saturday Morning #atxart #atxartists


Art Reception this Saturday, 10am-noon
Painter Debbi Smith Rourke | Photographer Jack Marshall 
Bruegger's Bagels in Westlake, ATX 
3267 Bee Caves Rd. @ Walsh Tarlton (SW corner)
SPECIAL DISCOUNTS SATURDAY, ONE DAY ONLY!
Exhibit up through Feb. 27, 2016

Join us in Westlake Saturday morning for our "Nature Interpreted" Art Reception featuring  my painterly abstractions and impressions of Jack's stunning photography. Plus, we'll have treats for all assortment of bagels and cream cheese, apple cider, sparkling cider and some yummy brandy milk punch for you adults! Hope to see you. Oh yeah, 25% of art sales from the exhibit go to Eanes ISD Art Department. Spread the word. 
"Fall in Austin" ©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke 24"x24" Oil on canvas SOLD
"Fall in Austin" ©Jack Marshall / photograph

"Moraine Lake" ©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke  24"x24" oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
"Moraine Lake" ©Jack Marshall / photograph


 Treats include: 
Assortment of bagels with cream cheese
Adult milk punch with brandy

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Bull Creek Impressions ©DSR #abstractoilpainting

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Bull Creek Impressions 30"x24" 
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$1300 + $70 sh/h 




 
The last of my new abstracts inspired by nature images by photographer Jack Marshall. See all the works in our recent collaboration in "Nature Interpreted" now through Feb. 27 at Bruegger's Bagels  in Austin/Westlake (3267 Bee Caves @ Walsh Tarlton, SW corner). Join us for our Art Opening, Saturday morn Jan. 23, 10am-noon. We'll have yummy bagels and cream cheese, brandy milk punch and apple cider to keep you warm and cozy! Can't wait to see you. #DebbiSmithRourke #austinartist #austinabstractart #austinfineart #supportart

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Moraine Lake ©DSR #DebbiSmithRourke #abstractoilpainting

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Moraine Lake 24"x24"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$1050
UPDATE: Available @ Old Bakery and Emporium Gallery/Austin thru 11/29/16

This is another new abstract inspired by nature images by Austin-based photographer Jack Marshall. His Moraine Lake image, shot in Canada, is below. See more of our latest collaborative efforts in "Nature Interpreted" in Austin now through Feb. 27 at Bruegger's Bagels (3267 Bee Caves @ Walsh Tarlton, SW corner). Swing by our Art Reception Saturday morning Jan. 23 from 10AM - noon - we'll have bagels and cream cheese, brandy milk punch and apple cider! Can't wait to start off the year with our friends and supporters! Happy 2016!
"Moraine Lake" photograph by Jack Marshalls

Monday, December 28, 2015

After the Storm ©

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke 
After the Storm 30"x24"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$1300 
UPDATE: Available at Old Bakery & Emporium Gallery/Austin thru 11/29/16


My next exhibit titled "Nature Interpreted" starts Jan. 3 at Bruegger's Bagels in Westlake Hills (ATX). I'll be exhibiting works along with photographer Jack Marshall. His stunning images have inspired me to paint a new round of abstracted landscapes. I'm finally hitting my stride with these new works so come see them all (3267 Bee Caves Rd at Walsh Tarlton — SW corner). Join us for our Art Reception, Saturday morning Jan. 23 from 10 AM - noon - we'll have bagels and cream cheese, brandy milk punch and apple cider! Hope to see you.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Fall in Austin ©2015DSR #debbismithrourke

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Fall in Austin 24" x 24"
 Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas 
 SOLD

This is a new abstract for my 2016 "Nature Interpreted" show with photographer Jack Marshall at Bruegger's Bagels in Westlake Jan. 3 - Feb. 27. So swing by to view it and several new paintings, plus all the amazing photographs that inspired them all. FYI - 25% of exhibit sales will be donated to Eanes ISD Art Dept. Happy New Year!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Vertical Views ©DSR #debbismithrourke #sidexside

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Vertical Views 30"x24"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$1300 + $80 sh/h
Contact me for local pickup / no shipping




Inspired by Austin's DT scene. As a fifth-generation Austinite I've seen it change immensely over the years.

Kauai ©DSR #debbismithrourke #sidexside

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Kauai  12"x12"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$400 + $30 sh/h
"Nature Interpreted" exhibit @ Bruegger's Bagels, Westlake, ATX thru Feb. 27
3267 Bee Caves Road @ Walsh Tarlton (SW corner)
25% goes to Eanes ISD Art Dept.
Contact me for local sale / local pickup / no shipping





 
This painting is now part of my "Nature Interpreted" exhibit with photographer Jack Marshall now on display at Bruegger's Bagels in Westlake, ATX through Feb. 27. Join us for our morning Art Opening Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10 AM to noon and grab some bagels, cream cheese, brandy milk punch and apple cider. Check out all the photographs that inspired this series. Hope to see you soon! Thanks for swinging by whenever you get there.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Adcock's Garden © #sidexside #adcocksgarden #debbismithrourke

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Adcock's Garden  12"x12"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$400 + $30 sh/h  (25% of exhibit sales goes to Eanes ISD Art Dept.)
"Nature Interpreted" exhibit @ Bruegger's Bagels, Westlake, ATX thru 2/17! 
3267 Bee Caves Road @ Walsh Tarlton (SW Corner)



This is now in my "Nature Interpreted" exhibit with photographer Jack Marshall at Bruegger's Bagels in Westlake, ATX thru 2/17. Come see my latest paintings plus all the gorgeous nature photography that inspired this new series. #landscape #paletteknife #austinfineart #oilpainting #natureinterpreted

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Gondola ©DSR #sidexside #venicepainting

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Gondola 11"x14" 
Oil on canvas, framed in black float frame
$525 + $50 sh/h (25% of exhibit sales go to Eanes ISD Art Dept)
"Nature Interpreted" exhibit thru 2/27/17 @ Bruegger's Bagels, Westlake, ATX 





This painting of Venice is part of my "Nature Interpreted" exhibit with nature photographer Jack Marshall now on display at Bruegger's Bagels in Westlake, ATX, through Feb. 27 3267 Bee Caves Road at Walsh Tarlton (SW corner).



Monday, September 7, 2015

Bending Bloom ©DSR #sidexside #DebbiSmithRourke #abstractart

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Bending Bloom  24"x24"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$1050 + $70 sh/h





This is one of my favorite works from this year's September exhibit at Old Bakery and Emporium. I'm having such fun trying a variety of abstraction approaches and techniques. 
BTW, we had a fabulous opening reception Friday night!! Thanks to all who came by to support us.



 




Friday, August 28, 2015

Orange Reflections ©DSR #sidexside #debbismithrourke

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Orange Reflections 12"x12"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$400 + $30 sh/h (25% of exhibit sales go to Eanes ISD Art Dept.)
"Nature Interpreted" Exhibit, Bruegger's Bagels Westlake, ATX thru 2/27/16
Contact me for local sale / local pickup / no shipping




This painting is part of my "Nature Interpreted" exhibit with photographer Jack Marshall now on display at Bruegger's Bagels in Westlake, ATX through Feb. 27. BTW, my workshops with Sandy Ostrau really have influenced my painting. Check out her work when you have a chance. #natureinterpreted #abstractoilpainting #abstractedlandscape #orange