Saturday, September 23, 2017

Texas Farmland ©DSR 2017 #DebbiSmithRourke #contemporaryart

© 2017 Debbi Smith Rourke
Texas Farmland 36"x48"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$2900 unframed
Available via Artful Galleries

I painted this from a pic I took on our way back from South Texas -- no idea where beyond being south of Bastrop and north of the King Ranch. Big area I know, but this is reminiscent of many country road scenes. Stylistically, this is leaning into my abstracted landscape territory, influenced by California artists like Raimond Staprans, Diebenkorn and Sandy Ostrau (check her out!). So look for more in this vein. #abstractedlandscape #contemporarylandscape #Texaslandscape #contemporaryfineart #oilpainting #AustinFineArtist

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Big Bend Stop #contemporaryart

© 2017 DSRourke
Bid Bend Stop 11"x14"
Oil on canvas panel
$525 framed + sh/h







I snapped a pic of this little house while in Big Bend National Park in West Texas. If you haven't been, the park is a must see. This little house was on our last stop for snacks and gas before hiking Santa Elena Canyon, a truly beautiful spot.  
Stylistically, I'm continuing to simplify my landscapes and explore color and contrast, similar to California artists like Diebenkorn, Raimond Staprans and dear friends (also California artists) Sandy Ostrau and Nancy Boyton Hartley. Love how Raimond and Sandy edit their landscapes down to the basic shapes and paint in layers. Look for more like this from me. #austinartist #DebbiSmithRourke #AustinFineArt #Texaslandscapes #BigBendNationalPark #WestTexasArt #WestTexasAttitude #laststopbeforeSantaElenaCanyon

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sunning Solo #DebbiSmithRourke #BeachSeries

© 2017 DSRouke
Sunning Solo 10"x10" 
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$275 + sh/h
Available on ArtfulGalleries.com 
 

This is part of my beach series of paintings. Love the umbrellas as always and this solitary umbrella on an open, quiet beach spoke to me. Missing my beach. Will need to go soon.  #contemporaryart #beachseries #oilpaintings

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Umbrella Party #DebbiSmithRourke #beachseries

 © 2017 Debbi Smith Rourke
Umbrella Party 10"x10"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
$275 unframed + sh/h
Available on ArtfulGalleries.com 

A fun 10"x10" from my series of beach paintings. I'm always drawn to umbrellas -- the way they catch and reflect the light, show the battering winds, cast strong shadows and shelter beach lovers. Here they are having fun all on their own. #contemporaryart #Austinfineartist #SouthPadrepainting #oilpainting #blueumbrellas

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Glacier Bay #GlacierBayart #DebbiSmithRourke

© 2017 Debbi Smith Rourke
Glacier Bay 10"x10"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
 $275 unframed + sh/h




My husband and I recently took a trip to Alaska, including a 3-day land tour and 7-day cruise. One of our cruise days was spent in the glorious Glacier Bay National Park - a water park! We saw two amazing glaciers and other remarkable sights. This was inspired by an image I took near South Marble Island. Think this is part of the north end of South Marble Island but can't be positive. These colors inspired me to use my swirly, thick-paint palette knife technique. Each locale inspires me in different ways. Stay tuned for more great images inspired by my land and sea trips. #Alaskafineart #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #Texasartist #AustinFineArtist #oilpainting #paletteknifepainting

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Parade of Palms #ParadeofPalms #DebbiSmithRourke

© Debbi Smith Rourke 2017
Parade of Palms 12"x16"
Oil on canvas panel
$625 framed 
Available via Artful Galleries



More layered work inspired by my trips to South Padre Island. Enjoying the electric colors. #inspiredbySPadreIsland #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #Texasart