Oils, Pencil, Pen & Ink, Pastels
The three paintings below combined to take the People's Choice award, and "The Doctor's House" took Best of Show at the Plein Air Southwest 2016 event at Southwest Gallery in Dallas, TX.
The Doctor's House- (Plein Air) 10x20" Oil on panel. SOLD Century old house in Wylie, TX. From the Plein Air Southwest 2016 show.
Counteown to Frost - (Plein Air) 10x10" Oil on panel. SOLD at Southwest Gallery.
Wylie Farm - (Plein Air) 8x16" Oil on panel. SOLD at Southwest Gallery.
Passing Time- (Studio) 24x36" Oil on canvas. Available at the Artists Showplace, Richardson, TX The reference for this is a farm near Comfort,TX. It was in the middle of a severe drought. But though the grass was stressed and drying, the prickly poppies and nightshade bloomed on schedule.
The Way to Town- (Studio) 18x24" Oil on canvas. SOLD This one made it into the 30th annual Bosque Art Classic in Clifton, TX.
Hot and Prickly- (Studio) 12x16" Oil on panel. Available at the Artists Showplace, Richardson, TX
Passing Through- (Studio) 12x16" Oil on canvas. SOLD
Passive- (Studio) 8x10" Oil on panel. Available at Davis & Blevins Gallery, St. Jo, TX.
D-Day Remembered 2014- (Plein Air) 5x7" Oil on panel. June 6, 2014. From the Waxahachie paint-out. The flag, of course caught my attention - this is a view towards a feed store showing puzzling bits and pieces of things in front of the flag, and behind.
Snow LIght- (Studio) 5x7" Oil on panel. SOLD Reference for this came from my trek home from work after an ice storm. I walk to the train station passing mostly business scenery. But hidden among the concrete and cars are small visual treasures. Frame Up Gallery
Palo Pinto Roadside- (Studio) 11x14" Oil on panel. SOLD at Davis & Blevins Gallery, St. Jo, TX.
Arroyo's Edge- (Studio) 24x18" Oil on canvas. SOLD New Mexico cactus. I understand the red color of this variety intensifies in drought. Adobe Gallery, Ft Worth, TX.
Prickly Outcrop- (Studio) 12x16" Oil on panel. SOLD at Adobe Gallery, Ft Worth, TX
Chili Peppers- (Studio) 18x24" Oil on canvas. SOLD at Adobe Gallery, Ft Worth, TX
Glen Rose Summit- (Studio) 12x16" Oil on panel. (SOLD) Glen Rose is at the northern end of the Texas Hill Country. Traveling south from Dallas, both soil and vegetation transform as prairie rises to hills and mesas. This hilltop cactus overlooks the Paluxy River at Dinosaur Valley State Park.
Soldier Study- (Studio) 7"x5" oil on panel
1860's Revisited - (Studio) 6x6" Oil on panel. Referenced fom a recent living history event.
Curious- (Studio) 8" x 10" Oil on panel. (SOLD) Amid the noise and smoke of gunfire and cannons at a staged street battle during a Civil War reenactment, this period-dressed little girl watched with curiosity and some trepidation. Sold at Frame Up Gallery.
With interests ranging from landscape to figurative to still life; I work mostly in oils both indoors and "en plein air" - or outdoors. Appealing to the wanderer in me, plein air combines a love of the outdoors and the challenge of capturing what I see with pen, pencil and brush.
Outdoor Painters Society - Signature Member
"A MOMENT'S PAUSE"
Graphite on paper. Approx. 7x5". (SOLD) "Pencil painting" is how Ferdinand Petrie introduced this method of drawing while I attended duCret School of Art. I love the sense of color that the use of various lead hardnesses will produce.
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