Saturday, March 28, 2015

Coastal Feeling in Kitchen Setting #DSRlandscape

"Coastal Feeling" ©2012 Debbi Smith Rourke

©2012 Debbi Smith Rourke
Coastal Feeling
12"x12" oil on canvas
Framed in natural wood and black float frame 
$500 + sh/h






Finding some lovely interior setting to display may artwork via my stock photography search. It helps envision scale and possible environments or settings. More to come!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Teal Hills and West Austin View #DSRpaintings #DSRsettings

 "Teal Hills" ©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke / Oil on canvas  / 24"x24" SOLD

 "West Austin View" ©2014 Debbi Smith Rourke / Oil on canvas  / 24"x24" SOLD

 "Teal Hills" & "West Austin View" ©2013-2014 Debbi Smith Rourke / Oil on canvas  / 24"x24" BOTH SOLD

I'm having fun imagining my paintings in lovely interior settings. Which is your favorite? More to come! These two paintings are both abstracted views of Lake Austin. Teal Hills is a spring view and West Austin View is an early December view. They work as a pair or hung individually. - Update: sold as a pair. So grateful to have wonderful collectors!!! 

©Debbi Smith Rourke 2014
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
SOLD

©Debbi Smith Rourke 2014
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
SOLD

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tears of Joy © #DSRabstract #abstractoilpainting #Tearsofjoy

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Tears of Joy 6"x6"
Oil on canvas board
$170 unframed + $13 sh/h in Continental US





Having fun finding environment images for my paintings. The color correction is truest on the large image of the artwork itself at the top of this post. This little painting has several layers of paint from different sessions, always using the sophisticated colors that emerge after a day of painting. Also loving painting wet paint into wet paint using the palette knife.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Light of Day © #abstractoilpainting #DSRabstract

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Light of Day  7"x5"
Oil on canvas board
Here is a kitchen setting with the image framed. Most accurate color is in the top image.
Light of Day  7"x5"
Oil on canvas board
 $150 UNFRAMED + $13 sh/h in Continental US






  Light of Day  7"x5" Framed
Oil on canvas board
$200 FRAMED + 25 sh/h in Continental US
(Choose between a gold/black or natural wood/black float frame)




This is another sweet little abstract that I painted in layers at the end of several of my painting sessions using some of the more sophisticated colors derived from mixing colors for a couple of hours. Love the gold, amber and grays. Very inspiring to me. Enjoy.





Friday, March 13, 2015

Emerging Spring © #emergingspring #DSRabstract

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Emerging Spring 36"x48"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$2500 + $125 sh/h in contiguous US




I named this latest 3'x4' abstract Emerging Spring because it felt like the earth was busily and happily churning new life energy and then spewing it out as glorious young folliage. My color palette for this abstract painting is one of my favorites. I adore teal, lime green and rusty reds with golds, plus the more ethereal muted tones of each.  Then I found the perfect setting for the painting. LOVE IT! Now "Emerging Spring" is ready to reside in a new home just like this one. Contact me if you are interested in collecting this piece, prefer local pick up, or want to come to my studio to see it. Always an important step.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Canyon Lake #canyonlake #DSRlatestlandscape

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Canyon Lake 8"x10"
Oil on canvas board 
SOLD

I have been admiring some photos I took several years ago at our friends' home on Canyon Lake. I was considering painting a very large abstract from them. But first, thought it best to do a smaller version. I just LOVE what emerged. Using the palette knife and some brush work, adding just the right amount of texture and movement, lights and darks, mixing the perfect shades of colors and knowing when to stop....ahh, I think I may have finally learned a few things. :-) Love it when it comes together so nicely. And now, I'm occasionally adding some environment images. Enjoy! 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mayan Breeze #mayanbreeze #anotherpalmtree

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Mayan Breeze 11"x14" 
Oil on panel. Framed size: 12"x15"
$525 framed + sh/h
Contact me for local pickup or to view in studio







Here is one more palm tree painting in my beach series. This one is a horizontal version. I love painting beach scenes of my favorite spot on the Mayan Riviera, especially when we are experiencing cold temps in Austin! Wish I were on the beach!