Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Morning Moon Over 360 Bridge

©Debbi Smith Rourke
Morning Moon Over 360 Bridge
20 x 16 x .5"" prints of photograph on gallery wrapped canvas 
$235 + tax (TX only) + $15 sh/h.

I love to paint from my own photographs. Sometimes the photo is just too good on its own - I'm submitting this one to the MAP member show for AIBA. "Morning Moon over 360 Bridge." There wasn't room in the title for the fog.  May try to paint this image too, but really love the photo. No telephone lines. Just early morning awe. Remember, you can follow me on twitter too!  http://twitter.com/debsmithrourke

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lemon Shot

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Lemon Shot  5x7 
Oil on canvas. SOLD.

Last of the shot glass series. Moving on to more self-imposed art assignments: Side by Side series, MAP juried AIBA show, Spring in Central Texas theme for our Austin Art Buddies April Challenge , and "What Texas Means to Me" - juried show at Austin Art Space.  

Monday, April 12, 2010

Shot of Lime

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Shot of Lime  5x7
Oil on canvas. SOLD.

This started as 3 objects: shot glass, lime and a salt shaker. Was too complicated for the size so I wiped it off and simplified it and love it!! My favorite colors. Interesting that after I decided to quit drinking alcohol (better for my energy, weight, allergies),  I'm painting images that make you think of knockin' down shots on the beach during a tropical vacation.  Hope you'll follow me on twitter, too!   http://twitter.com/debsmithrourke

Friday, April 2, 2010

Two Shots

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Two Shots  7x5
Oil on canvas board. SOLD.

Two shot glasses - one with lots of detail in the crystal. Not too easy but always like a challenge. Well, I've heard other artists talk about, after a break in painting, feeling like they've forgotten how to paint. That's what this experience was like. After a frustrating beginning and satisfying finish, here's what I am pleased about: I finished a cool little painting. And I learned it's optimum to plan the color scheme first on my color wheel.  Cut crystal is not easy but this looks new and different for me.  Next one will have an even brighter background  color.  I'm being more adventurous and I'm posting again!! Happy Easter everyone.