Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Port Aransas Dawn ©

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Port Aransas Dawn 12"x24"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$650  + sh/h 

Bill and I are working on more "Side by Side" works for our October exhibit. I painted this from a photograph he took recently in Port A. Here's his beautiful image of the beach at dawn -- so lovely and serene, while my version is a bit more edgy and textural. It's all interpretation and totally inspirational. Collaboration is fun. All good!!!

© Bill Oakey

Monday, July 22, 2013

Descending Orbs ©

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Descending Orbs 30"x24" 
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas (no framed needed)
$1300 + $70 sh/h in US (unframed)
Contact me for local pick up / no shipping

The concept for this abstract immediately popped into my mind when I simply asked for inspiration. Gotta love that! I think of it as orbs of vibrant energy from the ground level on earth down to the core of our earth. They could also be magical plants in the ocean. What do you see? Fun to think about! I am definitely likely these bright colors on my taupe walls. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Spring Snowfall ©

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Spring Snowfall 11"x14"
Oil on canvas board

I painted this from a photograph taken by my photographer friend Bill Oakey. He took it this past spring on a trip to Cloudcroft, New Mexico. I loved the photo immediately upon seeing it in my email. I painted this in my current abstracted-landscape style using a palette knife. I painted the detail and didn't really try to think about what the whole painting would look like. I know you are supposed to get up and look at your work from a distance continually as you paint. But I am enjoying painting "what I see" while staying at the easel and waiting til it is almost complete before standing back to see how it looks. And magically, it looked fabulous!!! It's like a game with me. Ha. I made a few tweaks after I stood back but not too many. What fun!!! 
This sold quickly so I will paint a larger version for our October "Side by Side" exhibit at the Old Bakery and Emporium Gallery at 10th and Congress in Austin.