Sunday, December 17, 2006

Club Chairs

7x5, oil on clayboard - sold
This sunny setting is in one of the lounge/bar areas in the Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop. The bright sun streaming through the french doors onto the rich, colorful carpet and the cozy striped chairs looked like a perfect spot for a daydream. Later, when the fire was burning nearby, it looked the perfect spot for a nice glass of wine and quiet conversation.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Yellow Bedroom

7x5, oil on clayboard - sold
A bright and sunny room in the Bunkhouse at Wenmoh's Ranch in Cypress Mill, Texas.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Woman in Cozy Interior - Driskill Hotel

Lounge Act - 6x6
oil on panel - $100 email me

Truluck's Bar

12x12 oil on gessoboard
A scene of the bar at Truluck's restaurant, with a nod towards Toulouse-Lautrec.
It was difficult to photograph tonight but this does it some justice. It will be up for gallery consideration.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Little Girl and Cowboy on Horse

6x6, oil on clayboard - sold
This little girl was watching a trick roping cowboy at the Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop where I spent Thanksgiving with my family. It was a perfect day. Late afternoon, when the sun was getting at that fabulous angle for long rich shadows and golden light, this cowboy rode in to the delight of the children, and adults too. The cowboy, though not depicted here, is Burt Hairgrove of Timpson, Tx and his horse is Trouble. The little girl was so sweet with her look of adoration, riot of blonde curls and pretty dress. Our Thanskgiving was untraditional, but we loved it. We spent hours outside listening to a cowboy band around a fire pit, the kids played with stick horses, a teepee, playscapes, etc. Days like this remind me how much I love Texas. I bet this little girl does too.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Egg Beater

8x6, oil on linen
This is my little egg experiment joining in with a number of "daily painters" who participate in the gallery and forums. On Monday, many of the contributing artists will have an egg painting posted. We thought it would be fun to all choose a similar subject and see what everyone created from the idea. Painting a real egg still life didn't appeal to me, but this little guy, who sits in my kitchen window sill, caught my eye. He has personality.
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