How can it be October already? 2023 has flown by!
While everyone is decorating, preparing, and celebrating the upcoming 2023 FALL & HOLIDAY activities, artists are also busy creating new artwork in their studios and in the outdoors!
Fall colors and cooler temps always inspire artists and nature lovers! And everyone loves visiting and exploring the Texas Hill Country backroads, so don't be surprised if you see artists set up with their portable easels painting a beautiful Hill Country scene - especially in the early morning or evening light.
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS
If you enjoy surrounding yourself with colorful art and are gathering gift ideas then be sure to keep in mind that ART is a meaningful and unique one-of-a-kind gift for loved ones!
Originals, studies, and prints offer beautiful inspirations for any budget range, and original art can last for many generations!
photo: Artist Louise C Murphy painting outdoors, "plein air"
Different types of ORIGINAL ART
For the artist, it starts with an idea.
Artists often explore, looking for a new idea or scene that brings them inspiration and joy. It can be something simple, for instance, the evening sunlight hitting trees or horses in a pasture. Whatever it is that catches their eye, it offers impact, and the artist is inspired to create.
For many artists, sketches are a launching point, and they practice a new idea or scene with a couple small sketches, or more detailed sketches.
- For collectors, sketches offer a friendly price point, and when displayed they can showcase interesting marks and lines that portray the artist's earliest thoughts of a scene which are normally hidden in a final painting.
Studies are usually smaller in size, and artists create studies to practice a scene before they start the larger, final artwork. For many artists studies are important. When creating a couple different studies of the same scene, the artist is exploring variations.
Some artists offer original studies for sale, and they may be labeled or advertised as a study.
- For collectors, a study is great for small spaces, starting an art collection, adding to an existing collection, and are within a friendly budget. These smaller originals are also great for gift giving.
FINAL PAINTING OR DRAWING
After the artist is satisfied with their previous sketches and/or studies, they create the final artwork!
- For collectors, when you invest in a larger original, you're also investing in the artist. Large originals are perfect for displaying in a room's focal point.
The art has a story to tell!
2023 FALL ART EXHIBITIONS
Shop online or visit in-person
• OCT 6th - NOV 2nd
Fredericksburg TX FIRST FRIDAY ART ONLINE EXHIBIT
New releases and new artists. Email subscribers receive a preview invitation to view and purchase before it opens to the public on Oct 6th.
Fredericksburg's Annual Food & Wine Fest located at MarketPlatz downtown Fbg.
WG participating artist: Louise C Murphy
This is a great time to meet artist Louise C. Murphy and view some of her original artwork in person while enjoying some of Fredericksburg's finest food, wine, and music activities!
Must purchase entrance tickets through the annual Fbg Food & Wine Festival.
• NOV 3rd thru DEC 2023
Annual Miniatures / Smalls ONLINE FALL EXHIBITION
& Fredericksburg TX First Friday Art Online
OPENS Nov 3, 2023.
Email subscribers receive a preview invitation to view before it opens to the public.
Purchase early to take advantage of the FREE GROUND SHIPPING OFFERS for Christmas delivery!
During the holiday rush, shipping carriers may take longer than normal.
Or purchase online and schedule pick-up / local delivery in Fredericksburg TX.
• NOV 10 - 12
DK's 30th Annual Art Show
located at the historic St. Joseph’s Halle • 212 W. San Antonio St • Fredericksburg, TX
Save-The-Date for Fredericksburg's longest running annual art show!
Friday night is MEET THE ARTISTS 5pm-8pm. This is a great opportunity to visit with our own WG participating artists and view their artwork in person!
FREE and open to the public.
Each guest can cast their vote for the People's Choice Award.
Western Galleries participating artists:
Louise C Murphy
NEED A LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA?
Your recipient can use the gifted amount towards purchasing their own favorite Texas artwork, or any item that is displayed online here at WesternGalleries.com! They simply add the item to their cart and use the unique code from your eGift card to purchase! Their cart will show any eligible FREE SHIPPING offers.