Saturday, November 26, 2016

Water Cruise ©DSR #boatpainting #DebbiSmithRourke

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Water Cruise
6"x 6" acrylic on panel 
$225 framed + sh/h

Cute little guy, isn't he? These small works are fun and challenging in their own right. Minimal information goes a long way, so has to be accurate and deliberate. Think I'll do more of these. All good!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Island Colors ©DSR #DebbiSmithRourke #beachseries #oilpaintings

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
Island Colors 8"x8" 
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$210 + sh/h

This abstract is part of my beach series as it contains all the colors from my beach series palette. Love the warm muted greens and rusty colors against the light and airy sky colors. Yummy. Looking for it's forever home. ;-)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Monterey ©2016 DSR #debbismithrourke #beachseries

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
Monterey 8"x 10" 
Oil on canvas panel
$350 framed + sh/h

I recently updated this little guy with a new sky color and think it really livens it up. I painted this from I pic I took in Monterey, CA a few years ago. All good!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Sunset Palm ©2016 DSR #beachpaintings #contemporaryart

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
Sunset Palm 24"x24"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
Available via Artful Galleries

Have so enjoyed painting my beach series. I took some inspiring pics this summer on South Padre Island, and I have a bunch from my trip to the Mayan Riviera. I try to capture the evocative spirit of these exotic regions so we can remember the magic right here at home. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Boat Ride ©2016 DSR #beachpaintings #contemporaryart

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
Boat Ride 11"x14"
Oil on canvas panel

One more in my beach series that will be on exhibit Nov. 4  - 30 at Old Bakery and Emporium Gallery located at 10th and Congress in Austin. Hope you'll swing by the exhibit, especially next Friday evening for our artists' reception - Nov. 4 from 5 - 7 PM. Our Lens and Brush exhibit will also feature works from Christine Gilbert, Bill Oakey and Jack Marshall. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Umbrella Time ©2016 DSR #beachpaintings #DebbiSmithRourke

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
Umbrella Time  30"x40"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$2100 + sh/h

Contact me for local pickup or to view in my studio
So excited our annual exhibit at Old Bakery and Emporium is right around the corner. I'll be exhibiting my beach series which is a joy to paint as it takes me to my favorite places. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Hay Bales Triptych ©2016 #DebbiSmithRourkeArt

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
Hay Bale Triptych 12"x36"
Oil on 3 gallery-wrapped canvas

Finished this triptych a month ago and finally posting. Was a gift for Jillian our daughter-in-law. I love hay bales and plan to paint a bunch more, after my beach series. I love the beach and our farm lands. I am Texan after all.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Hill Country Colors / Energy & Stillness Exhibit / Santa Cruz #Contemporaryart

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
 Hill Country Colors  16"x16"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
Was accepted in Energy and Stillness National Abstract Exhibit
Available via Artful Galleries
I'm excited to announce that I will be part of a national abstract exhibit in Santa Cruz, CA entitled "Energy and Stillness," juried by John Maxon. If you are in the area, hope you will attend. The opening reception (which I will unfortunately miss) is Saturday Oct. 29, 3-5pm. The exhibit extends from Oct. 22 to Nov. 13. See the full exhibit here! So pleased this 16"x16" gem was accepted.

The Welcoming ©DSR #Beachscene #DebbiSmithRourke

©2016 Debbi Smith Rourke
The Welcoming 30"x40"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

#18 on West Austin Studio Tour #WEST

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke 
 Moraine Lake 24"x24" 
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

Come see me this weekend at Austin Art Space. I'm #18 on the WEST tour and will be at the gallery THIS weekend only - while my artwork will be there both weekends. Austin Art Space: 7739 Northcross Drive, Suite Q.

I'll be at Due West, the Big Medium fund raiser, this Friday night at Dougherty Art Center. I'll have one work in the group show. Hope to see you there too!
"After the Storm" ©2015 DSR 

"Canyon Lake" @ 2015 DSR 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Pierre Bonnard Exhibit, SFO

Me at Bonnard exhibit 

Nancy, Alina and me

Had a fabulous time in San Francisco last month visiting my talented and beautiful artist friend Nancy Boyton Hartley and husband Brian, seeing the sights, meeting with the charming Alina of Alina B and seeing the fabulous Pierre Bonnard exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum. They wined and dined me to no end!! Here are a few highlights. 

I'll also be a part of WEST - the West Austin Studio Tour starting this weekend. More detail to come on that shortly so stay tuned!!

Nancy and Brian

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Nature Interpreted | 2 more weeks #ATX #arthappenings

If you haven't seen "Nature Interpreted", my collaboration with photographer Jack Marshall that combines his stunning nature photographs from around the world with my painterly interpretations of them — ranging from impressionism to full abstraction — swing by Bruegger's Bagels in Westlake this week or next. 3267 Bee Caves Road at Walsh Tarlton (SW corner). 

We had a wonderful turn out to our Saturday morning art reception for "Nature Interpreted" last month. And sold some works to dear friends. Yay! And made new friends. Doesn't get much better. All good!! 

We take the exhibit down Feb. 27. 25% of proceeds benefit the Eanes ISD art department. Love being part of this circle of inspiration. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Art Reception | Westlake | Saturday Morning #atxart #atxartists

Art Reception this Saturday, 10am-noon
Painter Debbi Smith Rourke | Photographer Jack Marshall 

Join us in Westlake Saturday morning for our "Nature Interpreted" Art Reception featuring  my painterly abstractions and impressions of Jack's stunning photography. Plus, we'll have treats for all assortment of bagels and cream cheese, apple cider, sparkling cider and some yummy brandy milk punch for you adults! Hope to see you.  
"Fall in Austin" ©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke 24"x24" Oil on canvas SOLD
"Fall in Austin" ©Jack Marshall / photograph

"Moraine Lake" ©2015 DSR  24"x24"oil on  canvas Available via Artful Galleires

"Moraine Lake" ©Jack Marshall / photograph

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Bull Creek Impressions ©DSR #abstractoilpainting

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Bull Creek Impressions 30"x24" 
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
The last of my new abstracts inspired by nature images by photographer Jack Marshall. See all the works in our recent collaboration in "Nature Interpreted" now through Feb. 27 at Bruegger's Bagels  in Austin/Westlake (3267 Bee Caves @ Walsh Tarlton, SW corner). Join us for our Art Opening, Saturday morn Jan. 23, 10am-noon. We'll have yummy bagels and cream cheese, brandy milk punch and apple cider to keep you warm and cozy! Can't wait to see you. #DebbiSmithRourke #austinartist #austinabstractart #austinfineart #supportart

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Moraine Lake ©DSR #DebbiSmithRourke #abstractoilpainting

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Moraine Lake 24"x24"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
Available via Artful Galleries

This is another new abstract inspired by nature images by Austin-based photographer Jack Marshall. His Moraine Lake image, shot in Canada, is below. See more of our latest collaborative efforts in "Nature Interpreted" in Austin now through Feb. 27 at Bruegger's Bagels (3267 Bee Caves @ Walsh Tarlton, SW corner). Swing by our Art Reception Saturday morning Jan. 23 from 10AM - noon - we'll have bagels and cream cheese, brandy milk punch and apple cider! Can't wait to start off the year with our friends and supporters! Happy 2016!
"Moraine Lake" photograph by Jack Marshalls