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!!! 


  1. Une très intéressante publication avec un peu d'histoire...
    Une très jolie peinture qui donne une seconde vie à cette maison.
    Une belle harmonie de couleurs.
    Gros bisous

  2. Oh wouldn't it be wonderful to have the money to fix up this cute little home! I love little houses like this one!