Sunday, January 31, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
From Galveston Island, Texas.
11x14 inch oil on canvas panel.
$295 plus shipping.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Once an icon of most small towns, these old water towers, or tin men as they are called, are nearing extinction since repairing them and making them safe is more costly than building new ones. I'm told that this one is on the demo list.
There were turkey vultures warming there wings on the catwalk when I started this but flew away shortly after I set up my easel.
12x9-inch oil on canvas panel.
$95 plus shipping at Daily Paintworks. Click the link to see the listing.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
This painting is available at my Daily Paint Works page for $145. Click here for details.
Friday, January 15, 2016
History is rich here with thousands of archaeological sites within the park which hold traces of the material remains of 10,000 years of Native American occupation of the Big Bend. Some cliff art can be found in this canyon if you know where to look.
On a rafting trip many years ago, our guide took us on a side canyon tour where we were able to cool off in a small but deep pool of water. Surely some of the purest water on earth, having been filtered through solid limestone for many years before eventually exiting the rock at the base of the cliff. There were even ferns growing out of the overhanging formation above us.
This oil on Gessobord is 10x8-inches and available at Daily Paintworks for $125 plus shipping.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
As I stated in a previous post, I'm not exactly sure why but there's just something funny to me about seeing furniture on the side of the road. Not laugh-out-loud funny...more like, say if aliens were observing us funny.
I think it's because they sit by the curb so completely out of place in the front yard as if inviting someone to come and sit for a while...read a good book.
It struck me that it might be fun to paint a series of stumbled-upon roadside sofas, recliners, love seats and the like, for the eclectic-leaning art collectors out there. I researched this and, as far as I can tell I'm the only one out there doing this.
So with that, I have finally completed my second in the series. By the way, I paint these from actual furniture that I come across, so each is unique and in its own organic setting... as it were. Sure to be highly coveted and collectible. Invest today!
|#175 Roadside Recliner - 8x10-inch oil on Gessobord|
|#246 Roadside Recliner - 8x10-inch oil on Gessobord|
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Painted in studio.
9x12-inch oil on panel.
Now available at DailyPaintWorks for $145 plus shipping.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016
Batam Rooster - 10x8-inch oil on Gessobord. Available for $95 at DailyPaintWorks. Click the link below to purchase.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
The market takes place each Saturday from Spring to Fall under the shade of the old lumber yard structures. I enjoyed setting up my easel here and interacting with the local patrons
Available for $95 plus shipping.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Monday, January 4, 2016
The hotel was built in 1912 and currently houses two restaurants and several shops. In 1984 it was featured, along with the entire town, in the movie Places in the Heart, starring Sally "you really like me" Fields.
It was also the spring training home to several major league baseball teams including the Detroit Tigers from 1916 to 1918, Cincinnati Reds in 1919 and the Chicago White Sox in 1921 before Florida and Arizona were the norm.
On a personal note, the hotel is linked to our home in Waxahachie which was built in 1911 by a barber shop owner name Noah Pierce that had his business in the basement. I like the possibility of thinking he may have cut Ty Cobbs hair back then.
12x9-inch oil on Gessobord. Available at DailyPaintWorks. $125 plus $10 shipping.