Thursday, June 14, 2018

Loch and Key

Title: Loch and Key
Size: 9x12 inches
Medium: Acrylic on panel
Genre: Fantasy

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A Mermaid with the key to the Loch. Her fishy friends are floating hearby.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Fish Story

Title: "Fish Story"
Genre: Animals, Fantasy
Size: 5x7 inches
Medium: Acrylic on panel

The big fish is splaining something to the little fish. The octopus has heard it all before.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hog Heaven

Title: "Hog Heaven"
Size: 5x7 inches
Medium: Acrylic on panel
Genre: Fantasy, animals

A fantasy involving a couple piggies.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Terlingua Ruins

Title: "Terlingua Ruins" 
Genre: Landscape
Medium: Acrylic on panel
Size: 5x7 inches

Terlingua was originally an old mining town in west Texas, near the Big Bend. If you go there, you'll see that the ghost town ruins are mingled in with modern buildings and residences.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Desert Ruins

"Desert Ruins"
5x7 inches
Acrylic on panel
Genre: landscape

These ruins are on the Dorgas-Sublett hiking trail in Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA. In the background are the Chisos Mountains.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Big Bend Adobe Ruins -- and a Rabbit

Title: Big Bend Adobe Ruins
Medium: Acrylic on panel
Size: 6x6 inches
Genre: Landscape

Can't stop painting the Big Bend area, so I'm just going to continue. This is the Dorgan-Sublett trail, which is near the Santa Elena Canyon, and features 2 or 3 adobe ruins. The cliffs in the background are in Mexico, and in between runs the Rio Grande. The part where there is green grass in the way back is near the river bank.

Title: "Rabbit, Revered"
Medium: Acrylic on panel
Size: 7x5 inches
Genre: Fantasy, Magic Realism

Just a bit of fun with a bunny and an Ionic column. The bunny is really a ceramic figurine, and the column is one that I made out of clay, just for paintings such as this one. 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Big Bend Sotol

Title: Big Bend Sotol
Size: 5x7 inches
Genre: Landscape
Medium: Acrylic

Lately I've been painting landscapes. I'd been wanting to paint the Big Bend, Texas area for quite some time, but lacked the confidence. Every year for many years, my husband and I have made a pilgrimage there. I feel a familiarity and a love for that vast, beautiful, desolate, and formidible place. I've finally taken the leap into portraying it, and am very glad. For the time being I'm painting it from photos, but eventually may add plein aire into the mix.

This is a departure from my usual work, but I've decided not to limit myself when it comes to genre, and paint what I feel like painting. I love that kind of freedom.

Here are a couple more of them. Click here to see them at Daily Paintworks.

"Big Bend Window, Back View" 8x10 inches, acrylic

"River Bend" 8x10, acrylic