Monday, July 25, 2016

THANK YOU!

VERY HAPPY TO HAVE "BURROW MESA BIG BEND" chosen for the June BOLDBRUSH FAV15%! The competition attracts over 2,000 entries.  A collector/friend had asked for, "something from my Big Bend work".  I had been working on a series of Big Bend paintings, and so, I had something in mind that I wanted to try for this.  You know that feeling when you're working on a painting that just seems to have it going on from the start?  Well, It's nice to be able to reaffirm my collector's decision.

BURRO MESA BIG BEND
©Jimmy Longacre 2016
20x24 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings

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Fredericksburg Art Gallery Fredericksburg TX
Mustang Island Art Gallery Port Aransas TX
Capital Fine Art Gallery Austin TX

Friday, July 22, 2016

GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH YOUR SUBJECT

I'm having fun preparing to do a painting of Barton Creek for a collector. This is one of the paintings I've done to become familiar with the area.  The final painting will be fairly large (28x38).  When possible, I like to do a series of smaller paintings in preparation.  The series may be drawings, sketches, and small paintings.  Besides being a lot of fun, the approach tends to get me interested and opens my eyes to the feel of the place.  Not only that, it helps me build confidence and excitement about the project.   

COTTONWOOD SNAG
©Jimmy Longacre 2016
16x12 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings

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MY BLOG: Paintbox & Easel

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Fredericksburg Art Gallery Fredericksburg TX
Mustang Island Art Gallery Port Aransas TX
Capital Fine Art Gallery Austin TX

Friday, July 15, 2016

GET IT WHEN YOU CAN


Nice being able to still get out and find water in the creeks. For me, it's strictly mornings for getting out. Dangerously hot! I've included my 8x10 field sketch along with the air conditioned studio interpretation.

LIMESTONE CROSSING
©Jimmy Longacre 2016
16X20 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings

MY WEBSITE
MY BLOG: Paintbox & Easel

GALLERY LINKS
Fredericksburg Art Gallery Fredericksburg TX
Mustang Island Art Gallery Port Aransas TX
Capital Fine Art Gallery Austin TX