Friday, September 27, 2013

Illinois Gold ©

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Illinois Gold 8"x10"
Oil on canvas panel framed in gold/black float frame
This is another painting I created for the Side by Side exhibit with Bill Oakey. He shot a number of lovely earth-toned images on his trip to Illinois last fall that were ideal for our inspirational and collaborative process. And after he saw this painting, he decided to buy it!! Gotta love that! Hope to see you next Friday at our exhibit at the Old Bakery & Emporium at 10th and Congress.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Port Aransas Twilight II ©

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Port Aransas Twilight II  24"x30"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas (no frame needed)
$1300 + $70 sh/h in Contiguous US

The 2013 "Side by Side" exhibit opens Oct. 4! Come see new works from photographer Bill Oakey and my abstracted interpretations of those stunning images in oil. This has been a fun year of exploring abstracted imagery and texture and painting with the palette knife. As always, color is vital to the work. Hope you will come see what fills our hearts with joy and inspiration! 
The reception is Friday, Oct. 4, 5 - 7pm. There is limited parking in the lower level lot behind the Old Bakery & Emporium. As daytime workers leave, street metered street parking is usually available. If you miss the reception, the show is up Oct. 4th - Nov. 6th. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Look forward to seeing you!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Cloudcroft Spring ©

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Cloudcroft Spring 8"x10"
Oil on canvas board
I painted this scene a bit larger, 11x14", back in early July and it sold to my good friend Cindy. It was painted from an image shot by photographer Bill Oakey which will be part of our upcoming "Side by Side" exhibit. SO, since the first one sold, I had to paint it again. :-) This one will be part of our October exhibit at Old Bakery and Emporium Gallery at 10th and Congress.  I so enjoy using the palette knife to push paint around. The process is hipnotic!