Saturday, April 27, 2013

"Thanks For The Ride"

16 x 20
oil on stretched canvas

Loved these two little girls showing appreciation for their horse and buggy ride through the town of Estes Park, Co. This painting is going to the ACA art show at a local gallery for the month of May.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Robert E Lee Statue

9 x 12
oil on canvas

Robert E Lee statue on his horse Traveller, at Lee Park in Dallas. On June 12, 1936, the statue was unveiled by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A smaller-than-actual-size replica of Lee's Virginia home, Arlington House, is also located in the park.
Our Monday plein air group is still painting historical sites in the Dallas area.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Versailles Park Gazebo"

9 x 12
Oil on canvas

Have had several beautiful Spring days to paint with my local plein air group. This is the gazebo at Versailles Park in Highland Park, also called Echo Park by my children because you can stand in the middle of the gazebo and your voice will echo. The area is a perfect example of the dogwoods, azaleas and tulips that are in bloom here in the Spring.
This park also has fond memories for our family because our son proposed to his wife here and she later had her bridal portrait photographed here. A similar painting was their first anniversary gift. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

"Morning Light"

9 x 12
oil on canvas

This is my "quick draw" painting from the Outdoor Painters Society weekend show, Plein Air Southwest at Southwest Gallery. The timed quick draw event was held at the Dallas Arboretum with about 40 artists completing a painting from 10-12. These were quickly framed, delivered to the gallery to be hung on the "wet wall" for the opening reception from 3-7. That's the reason for the hasty, not so good photograph. But I am happy to say that the painting sold within the first hour of the show.
Here are my other two plein air pieces that were juried into the show about a month ago. If you are in the area, visit the gallery for a real visual treat!
Here is the gallery link for all the artists in the show, along with their paintings: