Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Welcoming ©DSR #Beachscene #DebbiSmithRourke

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
The Welcoming 30"x40"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
SOLD
After a delightful trip to South Padre Island in late May, I was inspired to paint some beach scenes from the photographs I shot there. This one is a new favorite. And it is already sold. Love that!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

#18 on West Austin Studio Tour #WEST

"Moraine Lake" ©2015 DSR 
$1050 + shipping. Collect here or come by Austin Art Space 5/14 - 5/22


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

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 (25% goes to Eanes ISD Art Dept)
"Nature Interpreted" exhibit @ Bruegger's Bagels-Westlake, ATX thru 2/27
Contact me for local sale / no shipping




 
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 + $70 sh/h (25% of exhibit sales go to Eanes ISD Art Dept.)
On exhibit: Bruegger's Bagels Westlake, ATX thru 2/27
Contact me for local sale / local pickup / no shipping




 
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 + $80 sh/h (25% of sale goes to Eanes ISD Art Dept) 
"Nature Interpreted" Exhibit thru Feb. 27 @ Bruegger's Bagels, ATX 
3267 Bee Caves Road @ Walsh Tarlton (SW corner)
Contact me for local pickup (no sh/h)







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
Part of "Nature Interpreted" exhibit 
at Bruegger's Bagels, Westlake, ATX thru Feb. 27

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



Sunday, August 23, 2015

"Adock's Garden II" ©DSR #sidexside2015 #DebbiSmithRourke

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Adock's Garden II
24"x24" oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$1050 + $70 sh/h
"Nature Interpreted" Exhibit @ Bruegger's Bagels in Westlake, ATX thru 2/27/16
(25% of exhibit art sales go to Eanes ISD Art Dept.)




I painted this for my September exhibit at the Old Bakery and Emporium. Now it's one of my favorite paintings....JANUARY 2016 UPDATE: it is now on exhibit at Bruegger's Bagels in Westlake, ATX through Feb. 27, 2016.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hill Country Colors © #sidexside2015 #sidebyside2015

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Hill Country Colors  16"x16"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$600 + $45 sh/h




This was the first painting I completed for my September 2015 exhibit at the Old Bakery and Emporium. It was inspired by the colors of the Texas Hill Country in the spring. A must see!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Five x Seven 2015 #5x7austin2015

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
 The Summit 7"x5"
Oil on canvas board
SOLD 

Finally getting some pics up from the always-fabulous Five x Seven exhibit and party that benefits The Contemporary Austin. The 2015 event was held in late February and I was thrilled to be one of hundreds of participating artists who donated their 5x7" creations. In doing so, we contribute to a wonderful museum, AND find new collectors! 

If you've never been, it's quite an unique and fun event. Art collectors and artists mingle and engage all evening. The work is displayed with the artist's name on the back (I painted over this signature before donating it), so you don't know who the artists are. There's an hour or two to view all the work as you enjoy amazing cocktails and foodie-good noshes. Each 5x7 work has a numbered tag. At 8pm a buzzer sounds and everyone goes running to pull the tag for their favorite artwork. I was so excited my little painting was claimed right after the buzzer. Sweet! 



My painting is right over my head. 


Hope to see you next year!