Friday, December 26, 2014

'Down The Tracks' Abstract, Architectural and Floral Landscape Painting by M.Allison

Down The Tracks
36 X 48  oil, graphite
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I must've been really excited when I painted this!  I love the 
looseness and scribble and all the fun colors and for some
reason I love telephone poles.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

'Garden Variety' Abstract Flowers in Oil by M.Allison

Garden Variety
36 X 36  oil, graphite
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Recently I'm into flowers.  Not really real ones with certain
names, just abstract splashes of color suggesting flowers.  They're
'happy paintings'!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

'Texas Plains' Contemporary Landscape Oil and Graphite Painting by M.Allison

Texas Plains
48 X 48 oil and graphite
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This is actually painted from a photo taken in Schulenburg, Tx.  I've
done a couple of others from this same farm, but in this one the sky
is totally different and it was captivating.  Love Texas!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

'Uphill' Contemporary Abstract Landscape Oil Painting by M.Allison

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36 X 42  oil

I've been painting abstract landscapes with a very low horizon line
and now I'm doing some with a very high horizon line.  I really like
the 'extreme' look of both.  I can take oodles of photos, but when it
comes down to the actual painting, I just seem to draw two or three
lines to get started.  Love to finish with my 'signature' scribble!

Friday, October 31, 2014

'Two Pair' Whimsical Abstract Study of Pears in Oil by M.Allison

Two Pair
30 X 40 oil, acrylic
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From my new series (yet untitled).  I love to paint pears
and have done them in many ways.  This painting happened to
be one that, when I thought I had finished, I didn't like.  It 
happens and I really don't like it when that happens.  
I repainted it and now I do like it.  Floating pears, 
suspended pears, whatever.  I think it's fun.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

'I Just Want One' Oil and Acrylic Contemporary Figurative Painting by M.Allison

I Just Want One
20X24 oil, acrylic
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This is one from my new series (that I haven't officially titled yet
but am just calling it 'Collection' for now)
and the only figurative so far.  I painted this background 
with an acrylic glaze, then when it's almost dry I wipe off
whatever is still wet.  It makes a really interesting 'under
painting' that I,m pretty fond of. I then paint away!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

'Three Vases' Abstract Realistic Painting in Oil by M.Allison

Three Vases
40X16 oil
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Going crazy (literally) with my splashy new stuff.  Somewhat
absract, somewhat realistic...but that's what I call myself - 
an abstract realist.  I do use a glaze for the underpainting so
I guess this is mixed media. Actually, I painted this first with, I think 
every color on my palette, and was NOT pleased, so I scraped
it off and started over, and now I like it.  Worth the paint
and the time!

Monday, October 13, 2014

'The Dance' Abstract Figurative Chosen for Book Cover by M.Allison

The Dance
14 X 14 oil, graphite
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Wow!  You never know.  This painting has been chosen as a
book cover - y'all may just see this on the stands one day.  I must
say that I've never had this privilege before and I'm pretty proud! It's
just a shot in the dark (a rare thing) when I can paint something in just
a few minutes and have it be a favorite.  I think the stars and the
 moon and all that cosmic stuff just lines up!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

'Field of Flowers' Abstract Floral Oil Painting by M.Allison

Field of Flowers
24 X 26  oil
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This is one of my new series and I can't think of a good
name for it!  It's splashy, muted, whimsical, somewhat
abstract yet still realistic and so fun to paint.
 I've done several and have now done a figurative.
Will post that one soon. Oh, the places we'll go!

Friday, October 3, 2014

' I Saw It At Night' Abstract Landscape in oil and graphite by M.Allison

I Saw It At Night
48 X 36 oil and graphite
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A very serene and moody abstract landscape. Another apology
for the photo because the details are really nice and crisp.  This
happens to be one of my favorites!

'Me and My Shadows' Contemporary Oil Painting with Graphite by M.Allison

Me And My Shadows
36X48. Oil and Graphite
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I really wanted to paint light and shadow, so I hung this lonely little
ceramic pear on a string and decided he needed a couple of friends.
I suppose this is realistic and I suppose it's abstract. Using both is my art!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

'An Illusion Of' Oil and Acrylic Painting by Texas Artist M.Allison

An Illusion Of
48 X 48  Oil and Acrylic
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Here I go again, using all the leftover paint on my palette and more.
Splashy and blurred - use your imagination as to what you see!

Friday, August 22, 2014

'Under The Sky' Acrylic and Oil Painting by Texas Artist M.Allison

Under The Sky
48 X 48 Oil and Acrylic
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So... a 'cool' color painting that reminds me of some people in a field
of flowers, or...maybe they're (the people) are just more flowers.  These cool 
colors seem very desirable with decorating I've done (my other form of art).
  Soothing and peaceful to go with contemporary and traditional ideas.
Go for it!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

'Orange Stripes' Abstract Oil and Acrylic Painting by Texas Artist M.Allison

Orange Stripes
48 X 48 oil and acrylic
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Splashy and fun to do, I must say.  I haven't stretched this one yet,
hence the little ole' wrinkles, but you get the picture.  I'm calling this
an abstract, but it could be a floral too - whatever you think.  Again done
with leftover paint which is so interesting to me (plus some new paint).
I didn't draw it this time, just let it evolve and I'm happy with it!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

'Morning' Still Life Oil Painting by Texas Artist M.Allison

24 X 24 Oil
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I sat up this still life from things I found around the house.
I pretty much started painting years ago using a black background
and still love doing that, although I've graduated to other colors.
I rarely paint on a white background, even though I usually 
cover the entire canvas.  I have my favorite background colors.
My favorite object in this painting is the wooden spoon.  I found
it years ago at a flea market or antique store or somewhere - it's been
so long, but it's thick and heavy and has lot's of character.  I need to
find more 'stuff'!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wild and Crazy Acrylic Painting by Texas Artist M.Allison

Way long time ago, my sister Karen and I painted murals
and wall finishes and as of late, we were asked to paint
a canvas for a new restaurant in Houston - MODERNO.
We had such fun doing it!  Painted in my art studio, hence
the crazy walls in the background.

M.Allison/Karen Novak

Sunday, July 27, 2014

'Flowers in a Box' Abstract Flower Painting by Texas Artist M.Allison

'Flowers in a Box'
11 X 14  Oil, Graphite

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I love to do paintings with leftover paint, although I still have to 
add new paint. Just went a little crazy on this one and it was
so much fun!  Graphite makes great shadows and great 
scribbles and there you have it!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

'Foggy Beach' Abstract Realistic Oil Painting by Texas Artist M.Allison

Foggy Beach
30 X 40 Oil
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I just sold this one at a private show I had in Virginia.
It was a great show for me - sold 11 paintings!  Yea!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Abstract Figurative Landscape Painting in Oil by Texas Artist M.Allison

A Moment
12 X 24 Oil
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Such a sweet moment!  This is a from a photo of my youngest daughter Jill
and my oldest grandchild Beck.  Thinking in squares theses days, so use your

Sunday, June 15, 2014

'My Spot' Contemporary Abstract Realistic Landscape in Oil by Texas Artist M.Allison

My Spot
57 X 23  oil
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I love the water and love to paint the water.  I would like this
to be me sitting there, a beautiful town in the distance and the wind
slightly blowing, contemplating all the world's peace and confusion.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Abstract Landscape ' A Safe Haven' Oil and Graphite Painting by Texas Artist M.Allison

A Safe Haven
36 X 40  Oil, Graphite
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This really leaves a lot to the imagination, even to mine.
I can create a million (maybe a little less) places where
this could be and I like the mystery of that. I think this
may be a take-off of my Abstract Landscape series - a
little more muted and undefined.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Abstract Landscape Painting in Oil and Graphite by Texas Artist M.Allison

30 X 32  Oil, Graphite
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I was asked to do a demonstration at the Brenham Art League
in Texas and was given an hour to paint and instruct.  Wow - that's
not much time!  I did tweek this somewhat when I got back to the
studio, but basically this was it.  The reason I really like this is because
it gives the impression of many different things.  Some see cows, 
some see trees, but more than a few see pianos, hence the title.  I tell
you what - it was really fun to do and the people there were great.
I'm going to do a workshop there on August 21st.  Get your seats now!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Abstract Landscape by Texas Artist M.Allison

Life on the Hill
20 X 24  oil

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As I worked on this painting, I got a call from my sister and she said, 'How's
it coming?'.  My reply was 'not liking it'. That little intercession gave me a 
new view and I began reworking the whole thing and ended up very pleased
with it.  Just goes to show.  It can always be revamped!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Contemporary Still Life by Texas Artist M.Allison

Bowl of Eggs
20 X 24  oil

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I rarely do Still Lives (lifes ?) but I loved doing this one and will do more.
I seem to go in spurts of blogging (wish I could be more consistent).  I always
vow to do better so stay tuned!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

'Unreal World' Abstract Landscape in Oil and Palette Knife by Texas Artist M.Allison

'Unreal World'
24 X 36  Oil and Palette Knife
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Add another one to my Abstract Landscape Series.  This one is
totally abstract with no realism but it gives so many suggestions
of what it could be.  Honestly, the whole painting is lighter, but
my skills as a photograher is still questionable!

I just finished a workshop at the Galveston Art League and will
do another one in July or August.  It was really fun and great  people.
I'm also judging their Spring Show and the reception is May 3.
Another one day workshop lined up in Brenham at the Brenham Art League
on August 21st (and....only 50.) teaching how to paint Abstract Landscapes.
Come join in the fun!

Monday, March 31, 2014

'5 Birds on Lots of Wires' Contemporary Abstract Fanciful Painting in Oil by Texas Artist M.Allison

'5 Birds on Lots of Wires'
20 X 20 oil
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My commissions are on a 4-6 week schedule. You might be inspired by a painting that has already sold or you may have a particular subject matter that interests you.
After deciding on the size, subject matter, framing, and other details, you will receive a price quote for the commission.
A 30% deposit is required. Nearing completion, a digital image is sent for your review. After approval and final payment, the painting will be shipped. 
Commissioned paintings are created as one of-a-kind. Even when choosing a previously sold painting, this will only be a reference for color schemes and subject matter. Each painting is always unique.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Works on Paper in Acrylic and Graphite by Texas Artist M.Allison

Works on Paper IV
22 X 28 acrylic and graphite

This is my fourth and last painting on paper for awhile.  Back to 
canvas for now!
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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Works on Paper in Acrylic and Graphite by Texas Artist M.Allison

Works on Paper III
22 X 28 acrylic and graphite

I have painted this same photo a lot.  Three of these
are my daughters.  Haven't lmet the lady under the 
purple umbrella yet!

M. Allison, 713.240.4221

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Works on Paper in Acrylic and Graphite by Texas Artist M. Allison

Works on Paper II
22 X 18 acrylic and graphite

Monday, February 3, 2014

Works on Paper in Acrylic and Graphite by Texas Artist M.Allison

Works on Paper I
22 X 18  acrylic and graphite

Someone suggested I do some paintings on paper and so I have.
They are fun, but I find I spend just about the same amount of time
on these as I do on canvas paintings.  It's good practice, tho'.

M. Allison, 713.240.4221,,

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Monochromatic Still Life Romantic oil painting by Texas Artist M.Allison

Something new - shoes.  These ballet shoes send you into a world of what
these shoes do and they bring a smile. And...another monochromatic (or kinda).

Passionate Dance
20 X 20 X 3    oil
M. Allison
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Contemporary Still Life Oil Painting by Texas Artist M.Allison

Is this desperate?  I took theses objects out on the driveway
to get the great shadows and took a photo.  I could use a 
shadowbox!  I love monochromatic - may do a series.

Objects Are As They Appear To Me
20 X 20  oil
M. Allison
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Friday, January 24, 2014

Contemporary Abstract Landscape in Oil and Graphite by Texas Artist M. Allison

My Abstsract Landscape series. What could it be?  Maybe farmland,
a city on the water, downtown in the distance - you decide!

At The End Of The Rainbow
24 X 36  oil and graphite
M. Allison
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Whimsical Abstract Landscape in Oil by Texas Artist M. Allison

'Carpe Diem'
42 X 32

This one is a little different design than my other Abstract Landscapes
using many more colors and shapes in the background.  Idea:
hang this in any direction (upside down, vertical...) and it 
becomes quite another look! Endless possibilities!

M. Allison
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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Traditional Still Life Oil Paintng by Texas Artist M. Allison

Let There Be Light
24 X 30  oil on canvas
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Well..a photo taken from my own house.  When in doubt,
photograph things in your house.  I'm always looking at the light
and shadow on everything and this to me was pretty dramatic!
Check out me in the mirror!

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Abstract Colorful Flower Oil Painting by Texas Artist M.Allison

I almost named this 'Can You Find The Rose?'  Well, can you?  I find
that flowers are less taxing to paint say than anything else. Don't really
know why.  I suppose I mean abstract flowers, b/c realistic ones are
hard for me!

Lollipop Flowers
24 X 36  oil
M. Allison
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Oil Industry Abstract Landscape in Oil and Graphite by Texas Artist M. Allison

Texas Oil
I painted this from a photo I took around Boliver, Tx.
When you're from Texas, this makes you feel at home!

30 X 38 oil
M. Allison
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