Link Garden Falls

This is another of the little waterfalls surrounded by Japanese maples in the Dallas Arboretum. The trees have started their springtime explosion of color while the sky and background still have their moody and somber winter look. This is an optimistic painting of renewal.

Garden Falls – 6×6 inch oil on panel, $108 plus $10 shipping and handling

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Link Garden Spring

In the Dallas Arboretum there is a stream that runs downhill amid a little forest of Japanese maples, with many little drop offs where the water falls.  The “spring” in the title of this painting doesn’t refer to a spring of water, but to the season when this was painted – some vibrant green water plants had made their appearance, but the maples are still wearing the greys and browns of winter.

Garden Spring – 8×6 inch oil on panel $144 plus $10 shipping and handling.

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Link Second Thoughts

This is a recently completed acrylic piece. It was significantly reworked from its initial state, which gave it its name. I’m pleased that this one has been juried into the TVAA’s upcoming show, Abstracted Redacted, which will run from May 1 – 31 at their Plaza of the Americas gallery in Dallas. Thanks to juror Jenny Keller.

Second Thoughts – 12×9 inches, acrylic on panel

Link Wait

This is a new one, fresh off the easel, so I’m pretty excited about it and think I will do some more pavements. Not sure yet how the titles for these will be themed, but I’m pretty sure the name for this one will stick.

Wait – 8×8 inch acrylic on panel $165 plus $10 shipping and handling

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Link Garden Falls

This is another view of the Japanese Maple falls and pond at the arboretum. It would be easy to mistake the bright spring color of the maples for autumn.

 

Garden Falls – 6×6 inches, acrylic and oil on panel

Link Enchanted Rock

The title of this painting doesn’t suggest a fantasy landscape. It’s a real place, and Enchanted Rock is its real name.

Enchanted Rock – 6×6 inch acrylic and oil on panel.

Link Garden Spring

This is a little waterfall in the Dallas Arboretum that is surrounded by Japanese maples. I wanted to bring out the vital freshness of the new spring growth in those water plants. They glowed.

Garden Spring – 6 x 8 inch acrylic and oil on panel

Link Vacation Home

This is closer to my current usual subject matter: typical suburban landscapes. I noticed this birdhouse with the winter tree branch pattern when walking the dog early one morning. At that time the house was empty.

I like my results when I come at shapes kind of sideways, either by removing paint or by negative painting, rather than painting them directly. In both cases, forms are revealed incidentally when the shapes around them are defined. In this painting, it’s the empty space of the sky holes that received the heaviest application of paint. It may not show well in the photo, but in real life it’s the abstract empty spaces that seem to advance.

Vacation Home – 8×8 inches, acrylic and oil on panel.

 

Link In the Shade

Another one of the little landscapes. This is another of those “spontaneous” landscapes. I kind of think the spontenaity is in the way the paints arrange themselves, not in me. I can’t help but see things I recognize in the shapes the water and paint make.

In the Shade – 6×6 inches, acrylic and oil. $108 plus $10 shipping and handling.

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Link Little Landscapes

Lately I have been working on some little landscapes using acrylic and water soluble oils. They really are little – this one is only 5×7 inches. Acrylic is great for establishing a base painting with lots of watery flow. Then a layer of the oil was sloshed on and the painting completed by wiping out, scratching, or stippling away the paint from the lighter areas.

This particular one is what I have seen called a “spontaneous” landscape. Developing it was a lot like seeing castles and animals in clouds – the way the paint settled and arranged itself suggested the landscape forms. So the scene does not exactly exist anywhere but is certainly based on my experience of walking along dirt roads when the grass is crispy and dry, as it so often is in the middle of our country.

Dry Grass – 5×7 inches, acrylic and oil – SOLD