Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mom's Mum ©

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
"Mom's Mum" 10"x8"
Oil on canvas panel / framed in gold plein air frame

I painted this from a flower arrangement my mom created. She brought me some flowers  and then graciously arranged them beautifully in several different vases to set around my home. This was a very dramatic view of a mum in a white pitcher. It became the still life for my first painting class for adults. Yah! Love this split-complementary color scheme. I just had to paint it myself using the palette knife. Thanks for the inspiration, Mom! xoxo

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Gabriel's Call ©

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Gabriel's Call  24"x30"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas / unframed (no frame necessary) 
$1300 + sh/h in Contiguous US
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I enlarged this piece from a study I did called "Missing Arizona." As this one turned out to have a lot of bronze colors (the colors associated with arch angel Gabriel), and the dark rust markings toward the bottom reminded me of an angel flying with a long trumpet, I decided to title it "Gabriel's Call." It is on exhibit at Bruegger's Bagels in Westlake through the 24th of November. Contact me via if interested. If you are outside of Austin, I will set up a pay pal button for you with personalized shipping costs. So appreciate!!!