Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Low Water by Sheri Jones

Low Water
12x9 Oil on Raymar canvas

This was inspired from a photo I took on my way to meeting friends to paint. The sun was rising and I couldn't resist stopping. I started this with a wide brush, laying in color spots and later came in with a palette knife adding texture. This is available for purchase. $250.00

Monday, October 29, 2012

Edwards Crossing by Sheri Jones

Edward's Crossing by Sheri Jones
24x24 oil on canvas
  I am pleased to say this painting was one of 5 paintings accepted in 
Expressions from the Soul 4 art show & sale

Opening Reception is Friday, November 2, 2012
5 - 8 pm 
Doss Heritage and Culture Center
1400 Texas Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086
Expressions from the Soul features 28 Texas artist working in a variety of creative mediums.  From oil paintings to bronze sculpture there promises to be something for everyone to enjoy. Come see the unique pieces on exhibit October 24th through February 3, 2013.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Road to Comanche Peak by Sheri Jones

Road to Comanche Peak 
18x24 oi on canvas

This is a neighbor hood scene I have driven by and photographed for many years. I finally got around to painting it and love how it turned out.  This is a nice view of Comanche Peak, one of the highest points around. I created this with a palette knife and lots of colorful paint.  This is available for purchase. $550.00

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Texas Landscape Sold by Sheri Jones

Texas Landscape- Sold by Sheri Jones
30 x 15 oil on canvas
This was inspired from a trip to the Texas Hill Country. I painted a smaller study recently and liked it well enough to try it in a larger format. This was painted with a palette knife and lots of colorful paint.  
This painting was sold recently through Dutch Art Gallery

** Art Show Alert**

Dutch Art Gallery is hosting the Artist of Texas 4th annual art show.
Opening Reception is Saturday, November 3 from 11-4. Stop by and meet the artist and see all the wonderful original art work. They are at 10233 East Northwest Highway, Suite 420
Dallas, Tx 75238

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hardy Hibiscus by Sheri Jones

Hardy Hibiscus
10x8 oil on canvas

I love the abstract quality of the hibiscus flowers when they are spent and on their way out. The flowers are known as "saucer hibiscus", "disco belle rosy red" and hardy hibiscus and do well in the Texas heat.  I painted this on a sunny afternoon in my garden. It was completed with a palette knife and all in one setting. This is available for purchase. $200.00

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Texas Cedars by Sheri Jones

Texas Cedars
11x14 oil on canvas
This was my demo from the palette knife workshop I taught at Dutch Art Gallery on Saturday. It was such a fun group who were focused on producing a nice painting. I got a shot of Patti and Pam with their results from the day. Pam Masser at Dutch Art Gallery is such a gracious host. The gallery is a wonderful place to hold a workshop with a lot of inspiring art.  

The Artist of Texas 4th annual Art Show opening reception is November 3rd 11 a.m - 3:00 pm at Dutch Art Gallery. There are 75 artist participating in this show and it is a must see.  So mark your calendars and stop by on Saturday. 
 This is available for purchase. $300.00

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sunset Demo by Sheri Jones

Sunset Demo
16x20 Oil on canvas

I did this sunset painting as a demo for the Lake Granbury Art Association last week. I had a lot of friends and supporters in the audience adding to my excitement.  I was clocked in at 38 minutes from start to finish. My goal during these demos are to get the canvas covered, details can come later. I painted it with a palette knife and the paint was flying.  I did work on it a bit more at home. This is available for purchase $500.00

If you are interested in learning my palette knife technique, join me in a workshop at Dutch Art Gallery this Saturday, October 20th 9:30-4:30.
Call Pam to register at 214-348-7350

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lake Front View by Sheri Jones

Lake Front View
20x24 oil on canvas

I painted this in the studio from a photo I took in my neighborhood. This spot has sweeping views of the colorful landscape and leads your eye to the lake down below.  I have painted from this location many times and it always inspires me.This is available for purchase thru Your Private Collection Art Gallery, Granbury, Texas

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Glen Rose by Sheri Jones

Glen Rose 
9x12 oil on Raymar canvas panel

The Outdoor Painter's Society painted in Glen Rose, Texas over the weekend. I went on Saturday and painted with Jill Randall, Doug Clark, Joyce Thomas, Randy Saffle, Sabine Higgins, Olivette Hubler, Irma Ward, Nancy Bozeman and TK Riddle. This was painted on the square first thing in the morning when there was about 10 minutes of sun. The rest of the day it was pretty cloudy. Threats of rain chased me home around 3:00  It was a good day.
This is available for purchase.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

View from Monticchiello by Sheri Jones

View from Monticchiello
16x20 Oil on Raymar canvas

I painted this in the studio after returning from Italy.  On the last night we went to Osteria La Porta, a wonderful restaurant in Monticchiello. This is one of the smallest towns we visited. It was a great way to end the workshop and tour of Tuscany with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams. This is available for purchase. $500.00

Join me for a
Palette Knife Workshop
Dutch Art Gallery
October 20, 2012 9:30-4:30
 Contact Pam Massar at Dutch Art Gallery to register at 214-348-7350

In this workshop we will explore the use of a palette knife when developing a landscape painting. I will guide each student in developing his or her own unique interpretation of nature. The goal is to learn how to edit the scene and grasp the essentials. We will focus on how to simplify the painting process by building forms with value while observing how to use color to affect intensity and contrast. Emphasis will be on learning to organize light and dark patterns and to see the landscape less literally and more as an exciting arrangement of shapes and colors. You will be encouraged to show excitement and emotions to bring your painting alive. Express yourself in a bold and colorful way. Sheri will share her insight into the way in which she interprets the Texas landscape. We will be painting from photographs of scenes from her plein air experiences. There will be demonstrations and plenty of individual attention.
Beginner to advanced-Class size limited to 10 student

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pecan Plantation Landscape by Sheri Jones

Pecan Plantation Landscape
9x12 oil on ray mar canvas panel
Painted in Granbury in the housing addition of Pecan Plantation. We are on an old bridge overlooking the Brazo's River. Below is a picture of my friends, Jill Randall (sitting) and Joyce Thomas painting. It turned into a beautiful day on Monday. This was after two days of cold damp weather.
This painting is available for purchase. $250.00

Saturday, October 6, 2012

First Light Delight by Sheri Jones

First Light Delight
30x40 gallery wrapped canvas

I painted this from a small study created in the studio. I love the area just outside of Benbrook, Texas and can find lots of inspiration in the backroads off Hwy 377. This was painted with a palette knife and lots of colorful paint. This is available for purchase at Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Here is a copy of an article that was in the Hood County News today.
It is announcing my demonstration at Lake Granbury Art Association
on Monday, October 8th - 7:00 pm
They are at 224 N Travis
Granbury, Tx 
Stop by and watch the paint fly!

Call Dutch Art 214-348-7350 
 to sign up for my workshop on October 20, 2012.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Outdoor Slumber Sheri Jones

Outdoor Slumber
8x10 oil on ray mar canvas panel

This was created at the villa we stayed at in Pienza, Italy. This bed was outside with fresh sheets and bedspread, ready for use. We didn't use it was it was fun to paint. I was in Niki Gulley's workshop for the week.  She and her husband discovered this villa and have stayed here a number of times.  It was a beautiful home and a great place to stay. 
This is available for purchase. $200.00

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Poppies in the Park by Sheri Jones

Poppies in the Park
20 x 16 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
This painting is in a group show you are invited to:
Invitation to our show.
       This Thursday is the reception for the Paint the Cowtown Art Show at the Fort Worth Central Library in beautiful downtown Fort Worth on 500 West Third Street. This show features the plein air paintings from 12 North Texas artists -Doug Clark, Robbie Clemmer,Tosca Engisch, Sabine Higgins, Olivette Hubler, Sheri Jones, Steve Miller, Linda Popple, T.K. Riddle, Dan Spangler, Sara Ward, Beatriz Welch, and myself. Our reception is from 6:00 to 8:00. I hope you will be able to join us.