Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter

 "Angelic Perch"
8 x 10
oil on stretched canvas

Several months ago the Highland Park Presbyterian Church had an art show for our plein air group that paints historical sites in Dallas. We had painted outside their church and they wanted to feature these paintings in a month long art show. With the success of that show, they wanted us to paint some of the features inside the church which will result in a show there for most of the Spring months. 
These are my three entries to the show that will start mid April.

The angel sculpture and also the altar cross are works of one of the church's members, Barvo Walker, who is well know internationally, and especially locally for his replacement sculpture on our Texas State Capital, and also of the fireman and child sculpture from the photo after the Oklahoma City bombing. 

"You Are My Witness"
9 x 12
oil on canvas

One of the church's stained glass windows.

                                "Altar Cross"
                                Oil on canvas

                             Cross and open bible on the main altar.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"Rise and Shine"

9 x 12
oil on canvas

Painted this recently with a group of art friends at a soon to be opened art gallery and studio space in an up and coming area of Dallas. This bright and light space called for a bright and cheery painting! 

Monday, March 18, 2013

"No Trespassing"

9 x 12
oil on canvas

One of my plein air groups that paints Dallas historical sites met today to capture some of the shot gun houses in the 10th street district. Here is a little information on the area. 

Tenth Street Historic District
Dallas' 12th historic district was adopted in 1993. One of the only remaining intact Freedman's Towns in the nation. It is a cohesive collection of modest folk and vernacular dwellings dating from the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. In this neighborhood there are 257 domestic structures, four commercial structures, three institutional structures and one cemetery.

A few of the houses have been updated, but as you can see from the "No Trespassing" painting above, many have not. Quite an interesting morning visiting parts of Dallas I had never seen before. The Preservation Dallas Society is planning an art show later this year featuring many of these plein air paintings. More to come on that event!!!