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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Owl Be There

Title:  Owl Be There
Medium: Acrylic on panel
Size: 6x6 inches
Genre: Animals

I wanted to portray some magic in this little owl study-- hence the purple, as well as focus on the patterns in its feathers. To echo that, I put some patterning in the sky. This little fellow has been entered into the "Patterns" challenge at Daily Paintworks.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Take a Sip

Title: "Take a Sip"
Genre: Fantasy, Fun Art
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 6x6 inches

Another exploration into an underwater still life, with a fill cup of wine. Bubbles added just for fun.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Secret Message

Title: "Secret Message"
Medium: Acrylic
Genre: Still life
Size: 6x6 inches

I love bottles and secret messages too, so here's another bottle with a message in it. The seashell, BTW is a murex.