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!
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 around...now I know!
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...
Thanks for visiting my blog featuring my most recent oil paintings. I have an art degree from Southern Methodist University and spent about 10 years marketing my paintings through museum art shows, decorators and representation at the Dallas Decorative Center. I put the paints aside for a few years to pursue other business and design interests, but most recently have returned to oil painting. If purchase information is not listed, email me personally if you are interested. Thanks for visiting my blog.