Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NOVEMBER OVERCAST_REVISITED

I'm getting ready for my first solo show, and decided to have another go at this little painting. The show will open at the Art Center Corpus Christi on June 4th. There'll be a reception the evening of Friday the 6th, and the show will hang until June 29th.

NOVEMBER OVERCAST_REVISITED
©Jimmy Longacre 2014
8X10 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings

MY WEBSITE
MY BLOG: Paintbox & Easel

GALLERY LINKS
River's Edge Gallery Kerrville TX
Capital Fine Art Gallery Austin TX

Monday, April 28, 2014

SURPRISE LESSONS




This one was rather experimental.  When I saw this cluster of wildflowers, I knew that I had no interest in going for the detail.  The impact, for me, came from color and pattern of the grouping. So, I decided to go after it in a very direct manner.  By the time I was finishing I was having a lot of fun moving lots of paint around with the knife and brush.  Practicing to handle the knife so as not to overwork the paint was very instructive to me on handling the brush as well.


APRIL'S GIFT
©Jimmy Longacre 2014
9X12 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings

MY WEBSITE
MY BLOG: Paintbox & Easel

GALLERY LINKS
River's Edge Gallery Kerrville TX
Austin Street Gallery Rockport TX
Capital Fine Art Gallery Austin TX

Friday, April 25, 2014

THE ANSWER IS BLOWIN' IN THE WIND…or not!


The morning started clear and still.  The water like a mirror, which was much of the reason I selected this scene.  45 minutes in and it started gusting up to 30 mph.  Ahhh…such is plein air painting.  You gotta love it!


WINDY COVE
©Jimmy Longacre 2014
8X10 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings

MY WEBSITE
MY BLOG: Paintbox & Easel



GALLERY LINK
River's Edge Gallery Kerrville TX
Capital Fine Art Gallery Austin TX

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

JUGGLING

Eventually, I will learn to balance painting trips, competitions, shows, gallery work, workshops, demos,…and posting!   'til then, I'll just keep trying my best. I just returned from a competition and show, a demo, and a trip to deliver paintings to my galleries.

This one just went to my gallery in Kerrville, Texas_ River's Edge Gallery.  I'll be painting on-site there for the Kerrville Festival of The Arts on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25.  Stop by if you're in the vicinity.

MAGIC IN THE MORNING
©Jimmy Longacre 2014
11X14 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings

MY WEBSITE
MY BLOG: Paintbox & Easel

GALLERY LINKS
River's Edge Gallery Kerrville TX
Austin Street Gallery Rockport TX
Capital Fine Art Gallery Austin TX