Georgia O'Keeffe's Chimney Rock
8H x 10W Framed $300
It is not a country of light on things. It is a country of things in light.
Crouching in the shade of a cottonwood tree, I set up my plein air easel and gazed in grateful wonder across the vast canyon of Ghost Ranch. Bathed in the morning sunlight across the gorge, Chimney Rock rose like the masthead of an ancient ship sailing across the Piedra Lumbre basin. As I drank in the beauty of the landscape, I wondered what the Tewa Pueblo thought when they first looked upon this splendor in the thirteenth century, or the Spaniards when they came questing centuries later. Abiquiu, New Mexico is a land of enchantment, and every plein air painter’s dream.
Summertime in Hico, Texas
10H x 8W White Mat $100
Amidst the extreme heat of Hico, Texas, I drank from a glass bottle of Coca-Cola purchased from a nearby grocery while drinking in the view of the ghost sign fading on the distant wall. This nostalgic town was worth the day trip I made, just for the pleasure of setting up under one of the pavilions amidst the divided street to listen to the conversations of the locals and the laughter of children playing in the vicinity. Hico is a town that invites story-telling and I am keeping my antennae tuned to potential events of community gatherings. As I painted this, I could envision elderly gentlemen playing checkers in the shade of one of the pavilions.
Firewheels in the Laguna Madre
8H x 10W Framed $500
Can you imagine anything more exotic than being assigned to live on an island alone and paint for six days? That was my thrill in June 2015 when Texas A&M University appointed me as Artist-in-Residence. My assignment was to live in the field station of their Biology Dept. situated on a spoil island in the Texas Laguna Madre, a twentyt-minute boat ride from Corpus Christi Bay. These fire wheels I painted on the fourth day of my stay, as they shone brightly in the Texas sun just fifteen feet from my front porch.
Cordgrass Journal Musings
10H x 13.5W Framed $400
Laguna Madre Horizons
8.5H x 11W Framed $300
Cactus at the Laguna Madre
12H x 18.5W Framed $400
Sacred Heart at Midday
8H x 10W Framed $200
Georgia O'Keeffe's Perdernal Majesty
8H x 10W Framed $300
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