Thursday, September 29, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Legends of the Hunt

Legends of the Hunt
24 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas
I had a jr high english teacher named Dora Coble.  She was up in age, and would sometimes tell stories that her father told her of his life. In later years, I found out that he was no ordinary man,  he was Billy Dixon, buffalo hunter, and well known for the battles of Adobe Walls and the Buffalo Wallow. This painting is based on one of those stories she told, when a bull charged one of the hunters. He oly had time to fire with his pistol, no match for the buffalo's thick skull. Needless to say, the buffalo, horse, and hunter all met an early end.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Wildflowers, 16 x 20, Acrylic on Canvas.
This painting started out simply as a cowgirl cleaning out stalls,  after thinking about it, enter the cowboy, and cowdog. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Meal from the Past

A Meal from the Past
16 x20 Acrylic on Canvas
This painting started out with the earthenware jug, no further plan,  It morphed into what you see, one item at a time.. the last thing being added was the candle, which made me change the lightsource.. I know, plan your paintings first, but this wouldnt have happened without the spontenaiety.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Old Oak in a Pinon Pine Frame

The Western mile or so of the Oklahoma Panhandle has Pinon Pines, normally associated with New Mexico and Colorado. I take dead trees and split them for rustic frames.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tesesquite Creek Canyon , Original Pein-air Acrylic Painting

Tesesquite Creek Canyon 
20 x 16 Plein-Air Acrylic on Canvas
This is the view about 200 ft from my home.

Friday, September 2, 2011

By the Creek

By the Creek
16 x 20  Acrylic on Canvas
I really like the mixed colors of early fall. 
In this painting, I worked on glazing techniques and finished it with a satin varnish.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest
9 x 12  Watercolor on Paper
I really like working in watercolor, but I usually do it just to relax and take a break.  This is just something I conjured up in my head.