Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"October Color"

9 x 12
oil on hardboard

Painted this en plein air on a recent trip to Tennessee. Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cochran Home, 1895

11 x14
oil on canvas board

The oldest deeded church in Dallas County is the Cochran Chapel Methodist Church and on the church property still stands the original Cochran home that was built in 1895. Our Monday plein air group that paints historical sites in Dallas chose this site this past week. Lots of history on this small corner lot that also includes the family cemetery. 
By the way, thanks to my friend Carol who reminded me that I'm not posting very often these days. Still painting a lot, just dragging my heels on current post...will try to do better. Thanks to all who keep up with my work on this blog!  

Monday, October 15, 2012

" I Haul Bulls For A Livin' "

11 x 14
oil on stretched canvas

Love going to the farmer's market in small towns! Early Sunday morning in Monteagle, Tn. is the best time to find great character studies. This was the most charming gentleman who seemed thrilled to find out that we were from Texas and proceeded to tell me how he hauled bulls between all the rodeos in our area. Never really thought about how those bulls moved I know! 

Friday, October 5, 2012

"Side by Side"

9 x 12
oil on panel painted in plein air

We have just returned from a "perfect" week in the Smoky Mountains staying in an old Victorian home in Monteagle, Tennessee, with homes built in the late 1800's, early 1900's. The Fall colors were just beginning to turn while we were there..breathtaking.  The blue Adirondac chairs were the first plein air painting of the week. A lovely little gallery there, called The Gallery, has just started showing some of my Monteagle paintings from previous trips and I'm happy to say that two sold the first week. The ones that have found new homes are "Caged In" and "Monteagle Garden" and are shown left and right...