Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Tropical Breeze" © #mayanrivieramemories #austinpaletteclub #palmtreepainting

©2014 Debbi Smith Rourke
"Tropical Breeze" 16"x12"
Oil on canvas
I painted this yesterday in a demo I did for the Austin Palette Club, hosted by Joe Cates and Shirley Slaughter. Thank you! Was so much fun and loved the painting that resulted. I brought it home and tweaked it a bit. I'm inspired to continue painting from all the fab pics I took a few years ago when Jim and I visited Grand Velas on the Mayan Riviera. Swanky place in paradise! What more can I say. All good!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

McNay © #sidebysideexhibit #Mcnayartmuseum

©2014 Debbi Smith Rourke
McNay  30"x24" 
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$1300 + $70 sh/h in US

This is the last of my new works currently exhibited at The Old Bakery & Emporium through September. The show is entitled "Side by Side" and includes photographs by Bill Oakey and my painterly interpretations of them in oil. We had a wonderful Artists' Reception Friday night with lots of friends and patrons joining us – and there were red dots flying! Love that! 

I painted this from a photograph Bill shot at the McNay Museum in San Antonio. It is my husband's favorite. I'm also posting Bill's photograph and some pics from our reception. Thanks to all who joined us, cheered us on and to those stopping by to see the show this month. Your support is always appreciated!

"McNay" by Bill Oakey