Monday, October 26, 2009

Blacksmith Shop

This is an old blacksmith shop sitting alongside the road 
on the west bank of the Arkansas River from Ft. Smith.
It's been unoccupied for quite a while but made for an
interesting subject for a quick plein aire painting.
I submitted it along with the church painting for the
Art in the Park exhibition.

Ft. Smith Downtown Church

This was painted this past weekend as part of
my participation in the Ft. Smith, Arkansas Art in
the Park festivities. There were many good painters
out on the streets painting in plein aire fashion
and around 50 paintings were completed
in a two-day session of outdoor painting. Great
time was had by all.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

White Rose and Blue Jar

This is a 16" x 20" still life on stretched
canvas. It's a bit too"smooth" and needs
some  loosening up a bit. It's already
framed and hanging in the dining room.
It's painted in oils.

Wedington Road Sunset

This little stretch of road east of 
Siloam Springs, Arkansas has always been
a pleasant drive and I'll wager I've driven
it at least a hundred times. I've seen some
of the greatest sunsets while heading
back to Tulsa.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hint of Fall

Here's a small study of two trees
alongside a small pond just a block
or two away from busy streets in
Tulsa, Oklahoma. Yes, we do have busy
streets in Tulsa. And quite a few places
like this in the middle of it all to help
retain sanity and provide us with some
really nice places to paint.