24 September, 2019

Dorgan House Window

Thank you, Vlad Yeliseyev, for selecting this piece for an award in this year's Southwestern Watercolor Society's membership show. Vlad put together a great show, taught a workshop, and gave a demo for our group. I was not able to attend the workshop, but some of my friends who did were very pleased. They said Vlad really put everyone at ease, so that they were really able to absorb the lessons and take on feedback.

Dorgan House is one of the adobe homes that can still be found in Big Bend. What is left of them can still be found, that is. The windows of this house are unique: extra large with arched timbers above the openings. Through the window you can see what the family used to see. I kept the palette extremely limited and the value range narrow to enhance the still and quiet mood.








Dorgan House Window
gouache on gessoed archival paper
14.5 x 10 inches

$380, matted and framed

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18 September, 2019

Fontaine Rose


























This is a house just a few blocks from mine. The light on this day and the Italian cypress reminded me of a renaissance Annunciation painting. It's very rewarding when you closely observe even the most familiar and mundane things.

Fontaine Rose
oil on panel
8 x 8 inches

$300, framed

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16 September, 2019

Wilson Circle and Square

























Wilson Circle and Square
watercolor & gouache
12 x 12"

$288

This is another piece based on an old structure that is still standing in Big Bend, part of Homer Wilson's ranch. I was attracted by the close proximity of the square window and small circular opening from this viewpoint, as well as the interesting arrangement of lights and darks.

SOLD

15 September, 2019

Adobe Corner



Adobe Corner
gouache
14 x 10.75

$308

This is a remnant of an adobe house in Big Bend National Park. We humans love our right angles. They persist as reminders that we were there even after we've been gone a long time.

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In the Shade

























In the Shade
oil and acrylic on panel
6x6"

$108

SOLD

Garden Spring

























Garden Spring
oil and acrylic on panel
8x6"

$144

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Garden Falls

























Garden Falls
6 x 6"
oil and acrylic on panel

$108

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Faire Reenactor



























Faire Reenactor
oil on panel
10x8"

$180

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WWII Reenactors

























WWII Reenactors
oil on panel
8 x 8"

$192

I enjoy painting artifacts from the past - connecting with people by observing their tools, homes, and other things that were part of their daily lives. Reenactors like dressing up in their clothes to make that connection.

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02 September, 2019

Pagoda Pine



Pagoda Pine
gouache
7x5"

matted

$70

Verdigris



Verdigris
gouache
7x5"

matted

$70

Rich Autumn



Rich Autumn
gouache
7x5"

matted

$70

Rain Puddle



Rain Puddle
gouache
5x7"

matted

$70

Gateway



Gateway
gouache
7x5"

matted

$70

Faun



Faun
gouache
7x5"

matted

$70

DeGolyer entrance



DeGolyer Entrance
gouache
7x5"

matted

$70

A Woman's Garden



A Woman's Garden
gouache
7x5"

matted

$70

Sunflower Gaze



Sunflower Gaze
oil & watercolor
12.25 x 8.5"

$187