Take Flight Across the Canyon

This is very exciting!  My painting "Take Flight" has been accepted into the annual Advocate Through Art Party -- benefiting The Advocates for the Children's Assessment Center in Houston.  The auction will be held Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30 p.m. at the Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX  77007.  To learn more about this wonderful event visit and click on "Events"


Here is a description of my painting:

Looking over the edge from any point of land into the depths of the Grand Canyon completely takes your breath away in an instant.  When I gathered my balance again, I thought how awesome it must feel to take flight across the canyon -- I decided that maybe putting it down on canvas was the next best thing.  This painting has been donated for an auction/fundraiser for the Houston Children's Assessment Center "Advocate Through Art".  For information check 

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Adding another little skyscape to

I am such a sucker for backlighting -- I just couldn't NOT paint this great sunset.  This is a little 8 x 8 that I posted today in the website.  Hope you'll check it out.  Just type in my name in the search for Member Artists and you should be able to go right to my works.


Thanks for reading my blog notes.  Have a happy day.


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Searching for a new camera

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Added a few small paintings to

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Small paintings are now on

I have been haveing a great time posting a painting or two on when I can.  I have even had people stop and check out my paintings on the site which is really a hoot.  Hope you can find your way there.  It is  Fun to see the amazing variety in artwork that is available for a song! 

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Now showing on !!

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Showing at the Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art!

Cheers to the Day

I am very excited about this nice turn of events.  In October I was part of the Coppini Members' Show at the Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art in San Antonio.  From that showing of two of my paintings, I was later contacted by the Greenhouse Gallery and invited to be part of their First Annual Western Art and Landscape show to be held beginning January 31, 2014.  The opening reception will be on February 7, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art at 6496 N. New Braunfels Avenue San Antonio, TX  78209  The phone number at the gallery is 210 828-6491 or 800 453-8991.


This is one of the most beautiful gallerys in Central Texas and shows some of the most notable artists of our time.  Do plan to dash down there to see the show before you miss it. 

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Subtle Differences

I won! I won! Kerrville, Texas Outdoor Painters Event

I am so excited -- I was awarded a 2nd place for my painting "Subtle Differences".   Jo Anna Arnett, renown artist and judge, selected my newly finished painting, for the prize.  The painting was done on a 12 x 16 linen panel in oil at a low water crossing just above the Guadalupe River and beneath a very cloudy, no-sun morning,   The lighting was so soft, moody and had very little contrast.  It was a challenge but I was determined to make use of the last three hours of painting time before wet canvases were to be turned in for judging.


Kerrville (Texas) Outdoor Painters' Event was one of the best painting events I have been a part of.  Every detail was tended to including a wonderful artists' reception giving us an opportunity to meet other artists and second "opening reception" that showcased all the paintings completed during the three-day event.  There were loads of places to paint within reach and we were given access to many private ranches where there were wonderful views of the Guadalupe River, tons of old buildings to paint, old cars and tractors and farm implements, Limestone cliffs and river spillways.  It was awesome!


The event was presented by the Kerrville Arts and Cultural Center ( and do these folks have their act together.  If you are a painter, do check out next year's show.  You will really enjoy it all.

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Painting Accepted into American Impressionist Society Show!

It is so great when things somehow line up.  I submitted a painting to the 12th Annual American Impressionist Society show to be held in the Mountainsong Galleries of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.  The premier opening will be October 21 and will be there until the show ends on November 15, 2011.  I am so thrilled to have been one of the artists chosen from a field of 1400 paintings and the best of all things, my family lives in Carmel so I will be able to attend all the gala events with friends and family there.  Yea!



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Myra Knapp wins ARTIST OF THE YEAR!



Seguin, Texas artist, Myra Knapp, has been awarded Artist of the Year by the New Braunfels Art League, New Braunfels, TX. Chosen from a field of twelve artists, each competing and winning the title of Artist of the Month earlier in the year, Ms. Knapp received the initial award for March 2010 making her eligible to enter the field of competition for the prestigious Artist of the Year award.


Known for her impressionist landscapes in oil, Knapp divides her painting time between working in her Seguin, Texas studio and painting en plein air, or in the out-of-doors. Using both painting environments gives Knapp's oil paintings strong design elements and the bold use of broken color.

Knapp has studied oil painting and design with many nationally recognized artists and lived and studied art for two years in Europe. As an associate member of Oil Painters of America for ten years, Knapp has been selected to show in four OPA regional shows. In Texas Knapp has been selected to show at the Greenhouse Gallery's "Salon International" four times.. Her work can be seen at the Gallerie at Gruene in New Braunfels, TX 1633 Hunter Road, Gruene, TX (830) 626-6250 or on her website at

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