Thursday, August 31, 2017

Head in the Clouds

untitled study
9 x 12 in., oil on panel

You may already know I've been on a cloud kick for the past couple of weeks. The study above was Wednesday's effort. I'm a little ashamed I didn't jump into this long ago like I did when I studied trees for a solid year, but better late than never! It's been surprising to me how much I'm enjoying it and how much I've learned by reading and studying color and painting clouds from the balcony view of my 'studio in the sky.' Now I find as much inspiration in painting clouds as much as I do trees - like trees, they each have their own shape and color, and are constantly evolving, only much more quickly! 

I hope to be offering a few 6 x 8 in. cloud studies for sale here in the coming weeks, as the larger ones will be part of a series that is still 'evolving!' Have a good weekend!

-julie davis

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Fun news to share!

If you follow me on Instagram you already know this, but this month's Southwest Art magazine has hit the stands, and I'm more than a little excited about being an 'Editor's Choice Artist to Watch' in the September issue! A big thanks to Kim Agricola for writing it and to Southwest Art magazine and Editor Kristin Hoerth for the nod. I'm up to my ears in happy. 

To read the full article, grab a copy off the stands, or go to the Southwest Art magazine site, click here. A pleasant surprise was that one of my big influences, Jill Carver, has a feature in the same issue, and the cover is a piece by the esteemed late Edgar Payne, no less. I'm calling it a win!

-julie davis

*note -- my 'End of Summer Sale' will be, well, ending, at the end of this month. So, make your picks before Sept. 1!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

End of Summer Small Works Sale--ends Aug. 31!

If you're like me, the end of summer isn't your favorite time of year. It does, however, often lead me to reorganizing and getting ready for fall, which is a good thing! 

On that note, usually these are $120, but I need to make room for new studies and new work in my studio. So until Labor Day, twenty of my studies will be 25% off. That is $90 plus tax (if you're in Texas) and $20 shipping. Some are new and some are old. Many  have never been posted for sale. Below are a few of them.

IMPORTANT: Look for the tab at the top of the blog that reads "END OF SUMMER SMALL WORKS SALE." Find your favorites!

8 x 6 in., oil on panel
sold in Hurricane Harvey fundraiser for the Rockport Center for the Arts

6 x 8 in., oil on panel

Tree Study, Golf Course
6 x 8, oil on panel
sold in Hurricane Harvey fundraiser for the Rockport Center for the Arts

Low Country
6 x 8 in., oil on panel

The One with the Barrel
6 x 8 in., oil on panel