Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mt. Bonnell - Canvas Print

©Debbi Smith Rourke
Mt. Bonnell
Original SOLD
24x24x.75" gallery-wrapped canvas prints available
$325 + $25 sh/h in Contiguous US

Recently, this painting I sold to some dear friends (who live half the year in Austin and half the year in Indiana) has gained additional interest. So I am offering it as a 24 x 24 x .75" gallery-wrapped canvas print. It's one of my favorite spots in Austin and I painted it on a lovely day with several fellow plein air painters. All good things!!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

HeartGift Austin Auction / Fruit Basket

©Debbi Smith Rourke
Fruit Basket  16x16"
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
NFS - Donated to HeartGift Austin

I am pleased to donate this painting to HeartGift Austin and their Fine Wine and Luxe Living Auction to be held this Sunday, Nov. 13th at the Driskill Hotel in DT Austin. This is an amazing charity that saves the lives of young children around the world who have life-threatening heart defects and no hope for care in their native countries. One of the cardiac surgeons who co-founded the organization here in Austin is the same surgeon who performed the quadruple by-pass on my dad in 1988. So grateful to Dr. Oswalt!! My dad is doing well today. 

Hoping my food themed painting ties in well with the Fine Wine theme of the event. Hope it brings them lots of $. What a great organization. Love these synergies in life!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall Countryside 20x20"

©Debbi Smith Rourke
Fall Countryside 
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas 20x20x1.5"
$850 + $60 sh/h in Contiguous US

Original Oct 2011 post:
I am pleased to be part of the AVAA Fall Show @ Austin Art Space, 7739 Northcross Drive. My painting "Fall Countryside" is being exhibited. Show begins this Thursday, Oct. 27 and extends through Nov. 26th. Pleased my painting is part of the invite (next to last image on the right). :-)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Inspired Dream

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Inspired Dream  30" x 24" 
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas 
Canvas prints are available in a variety of sizes.
Contact me if interested in prints.
I envisioned these colors in an abstract form a couple of years ago when I wasn't even painting abstract images yet. So instead, back then, I painted a still life of lime green grapes on white dishes with a teal background. Nice painting that sits in my bar. So thrilled to finally be painting abstracts and executing my night time inspirations. It truly was an inspired dream! Think I'll keep doing these abstracts. They are quite fun and bring out my free spirit.  :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Forces of Nature

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Forces of Nature  36x36"
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas 

I haven't posted since May, but that doesn't mean I haven't been exploring new artistic ventures. Over the last year and half, my landscapes have become more and more abstracted. I was a bit apprehensive about just going ahead and doing a large abstract though felt inside that was where I was headed. Then my dear sweet Lexi (shared adult son Jimmy's other half) asked me to paint an abstract painting as a focal point for the living room of their home. Thank you!

So she brought me the large canvas and I painted it for her birthday. I just painted the edges of the gallery wrapped canvas the other night. It's just about dry and I will put the wire and hooks on the back today so they will be picking it up very soon. Can't wait to see it in their home. Guess what - not easy to get a good photo of a large 36x36" painting. But I love this direction and size. So I plan to do more. What do you think?? 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pool Time

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Pool Time  7x5"
Oil on canvas board
Donated to the Arthouse at Jones Center

This is the third in my series of 5x7" beach paintings from my time at South Padre last summer. This is actually a scene from the hot tub area next to the pool at the condo we've been going to for decades - but you get the idea. You can catch these paintings at Arthouse at the Jones Center at 7th and Congress, and soon they will travel to Dallas and Houston this summer if not sold here. So happy to be a part of this great event!! The exhibit is up in Austin through June 12. Highly recommend it.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Beach Bag

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Beach Bag  7x5" 
Oil on canvas board
Donated to Arthouse 5x7 Invitational 

Here's another painting from my week at South Padre last June. This was also donated to the Arthouse at the Jones Center for their annual 5x7" Art Splurge and Art Social events held last Thursday and Friday nights. The Austin exhibit extends thru June 12 and then the work travels this summer to Dallas and Houston. All paintings are $150, or $100 for members.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Beach Day

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Beach Day  7x5" 
Oil on canvas board
Donated to Arthouse 5x7 Invitational / SOLD
Gallery-wrapped canvas prints available. Contact me for prices.

Last June I spent a week at South Padre (with my hubby, parents and brother) for my birthday. Was a wonderful time and I took a ton of pics. Just now getting around to painting some images. This one was donated to the Arthouse at the Jones Center for their annual 5x7" Art Splurge and Art Social events held last Thursday and Friday nights. The Austin exhibit extends thru June 12 and then the work travels this summer to Dallas and Houston. If you really want it, all 5x7's for this show are $150, so you might just swing by the gallery or email the gallery and see if they will sell it outside the exhibit space. They did receive 1600 submissions. The parties were a blast as always!! :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Zilker Garden Gazebo

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Zilker Garden Gazebo 
24x18 - Original sold.
 Giclee print of pastel: $275 unframed + $15 sh/h

Framed giclee print with mat and glass 34x28: $425 + sh/h.

For local pick-up of this framed print, contact me.

This is an image of a pastel I painted in 2007 that is part of my Side by Side series with Bill Oakey. The original sold to some dear friends with a special connection to this gazebo. However, I am pleased to have a giclee print (on thick archival paper) that looks amazingly like an original, framed, on exhibit and available at the Authenticity Gallery at 910 Congress Avenue here in Austin. My 6 Side by Side works and 6 food paintings there are up through this Friday. We take the well received exhibit down Saturday May 7. Hope you get a change to see it!!! Authenticity is a lovely space and I'm so thrilled to be there! 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Thistles 20x20"

© Debbi Smith Rourke
20 x 20 Oil on canvas

Our Side by Side exhibit came down from the UT Club last night, where I sold one painting! Woohoo. We had a wonderful reception Wednesday evening with so many great friends! Side by Side will be hung tomorrow, Sat. April 9, @ the Authenticity Gallery at 910 Congress. We are so thrilled to be part of the "I Art Congress" Art Walk next Thursday April 14, from 6 - 9 pm. Come on out!! It's a dream come true to have our work at such a lovely DT gallery!! Our Side by Side books will be for sale @ Authenticity and soon on this blog. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Side by Side Video

So thrilled that Maria and Roy Gatling of Austin-Artists.com recently produced and posted a video of Bill Oakey and me discussing our Side by Side collaboration, and our "Side by Side" book. So excited!!! Love it. It was filmed in my studio. Hope you enjoy watching it and sharing it with your friends. The Side by Side book is available by contacting me and should be available on this blog very soon!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Austin Lily

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Austin Lily 24x18x1.5"
 Oil on gallery wrapped canvas. 
REDUCED to $450 (was $600)  + tax (TX only) + $25 sh/h

Contact me for prices based on preferred size.
I created this painting in 2007 for my "Side by Side" series with photographer Bill Oakey  - a series where I paint my interpretations of his wonderful photographs in either pastel or oil. We look forward to continuing this series and will have an exhibit of several works at The UT Club April 4-8. And we were also recently video taped by the folks at Austin Artists.com, Maria and Roy Gatling. See the vido on this blog! Side by Side books are available for $30 (including tax and shipping. Contact me for the book.  

Monday, January 3, 2011

Mid-December Morning / 360° of Lake Austin Series

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Mid-December Morning  8x10" 
Oil on canvas board framed in black plein air frame. 
I painted this last Friday, New Year's Eve, but am finally getting it posted today on Jan. 3rd. This painting was inspired from a photo I took in early/mid December. The bright, red leaves on the tree popping out from the oaks have now dropped and blown away. Can't wait to paint this larger.