Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Cowboy Model

Cowboy Up
Contemporary Oil Painting
24" x 24" on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Last weekend I was able to give my nephew, Casey Settles a painting that I had painted in March. He was at an Equestrian Competition and I took some reference photos of him getting dressed for his event. "Cowboy Up" was inspired by a moment that I caught on my camera...putting on his chaps. When Casey saw the painting in person, he loved it! That was a real joy for for me to see his reaction and I was thrilled to let him have the painting. Giving a painting that I created gives me as much joy as actually painting. I hope to start a new painting today at the studio, and have my canvas all ready. Thanks so much for viewing and have an artful day!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Blue Sky Aspens

Blue Sky Aspens
10" x 20" Oil on Canvas
Palette Knife Painting
The paint was applied with a palette knife on this canvas, giving the surface alot of texture.
This is one of those contemporary oil paintings that I feel like I can truely say I am a colorist.
I would say that I gave this painting color importance, achieving a special effect with color.
Lots of color, many shades. It will take a long time to dry. I plan to deliver this painting to The Dutch Art Gallery....Pam at Dutch Art has a gold frame waiting for this canvas. I can't wait to see it all framed up and hanging. Thanks for viewing this blog, and have an artful day! Please contact me if you are interested in this painting or any of my other pieces. or 214-532-0325

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Neck & Neck

Neck & Neck
Oil on 32" x 30"
Gallery Wrap Canvas
This painting is currently at The Wine Therapist Exhibit---with the opening reception tomorrow evening. This painting is fast and furious...lots of color, engergy and movement on the canvas. I wanted the viewer to keep looking at the horses...trying to decide which one is in the lead. It is close. I have eighteen paintings in the exhibit...Studio Art & Soul has about 100 pieces hanging!!!I hope that you have an artful day....
Friday, September 24, 2010 - Group Exhibit - Wine Therapist
Please join us at the Wine Therapist - 1810 Skillman St. @ Live Oak, Dallas, TX.
Meet the artists Friday, September 24, 6-11pm with jazz saxophonist David Carr, Jr playing!!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wyne-Henry Wedding!

I have not been posting on my blog lately...
Mother of the Bride has been busy! Lindsay Wyne and Wes Henry were married on Saturday, so I am posting a few pics. This is the couple's first dance.
Lindsay and big brother Blake. They had so much fun!
Leaving the reception.

Lindsay and Father of the Bride, John Wyne.
It was a Kodak moment!!!

This was Lindsay's big day...she was beautiful!!! Before the ceremony...she was pretty calm and happy. All of her bridesmaids and house party took very good care of her. Lindsay was surrounded by great friends through out the weekend.
Cutting the cake at the Museum of Biblical Art.
That was the best cake I have ever tasted!
It was a joyful occassion!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010


12" x 24" canvas
Very wet since I used the palette knife on the canvas.
I just took this painting to the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, TX.
I know Pam will frame it up and hang for the upcoming exhibit.
I finished two commissions yesterday, delivered them, and came home from the studio to work on things for the upcoming wedding. We are getting down to the wire on Lindsay & Wes' I will be taking a break from my easel. Thanks for viewing this blog!!! Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting or any of my pieces posted on my website or blog. Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Eleven Eggs

Eleven Eggs
Oil on 18" x 18" Gallery Wrap Canvas
This painting is hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas.
It is available for frame needed.For more information on this painting, please see my website, call me at 214-532-0325.
Thanks for viewing this blog!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

American Art Collector - October 2010

This is the two page ad for American Art Collector, October issue. Thanks to Laurie Pace who designed this ad. She does all of the graphics and advertising for Artists of Texas in addition to all of her art. Please visit Dutch Art Gallery for this show!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Race Is On

The Race Is On
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
24" x 36"
This race horse is headed for the stretch...and he will be at the Rally Round Greenville Regional Juried Art Show on September 18th and 19th. If you are anywhere close to Greenville, Texas that weekend, be sure to go to this event. It will be in the Historic Post Office --- organized by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Thanks for viewing my blog, and have a great day!

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Look what John, Sharon and I did today....we transported this very wet canvas to Wes' apartment, let ourselves in and hung "Starting a New Life"! Yes, it took all three of us. It is amazing how our paintings look while we are working on them in the studio. Studio Art and Soul is a working studio, so once the art is out of the studio and in a gallery or a looks even better. I hope that Lindsay and Wes like it. John and I sat in the living room and commented that for such a small space, a very large canvas was just what the decorating doctor ordered. The warm grey background really grounds the painting, and pics up the nuetral in the sofa. Wes is at his bachelor party in Memphis, Tennesseeand Lindsay is at her bachelorette bash in Charleston, South Carolina. So hopefully they will be surprised when they return. Here I am sitting on the sofa in the cute little apartment.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Dragon Fly at Texas Discovery Garens

Here is a pic from last night's reception. Thanks to Mark Malone for taking the photo ----I am standing in front of Dragon Fly. It sold! Be sure to stop in at the Texas Discovery Gardens, located in Fair Park (gate 6) to see the show featuring eleven artists' work, all inspired by the Trinty River. Thanks for looking at this blog.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Only the Lonely

Only the Lonely
8" x 16" Oil on Cotton Panel
Palette Knife Painting
This painting is wet with lots of thick oil layered on the panel. I took it to Dutch Art Gallery yesterday, and Pam is going to frame it up in a beautful gold frame. I can't wait to see it! I got the palette knife out and created this empty nest----off center on the canvas. It will be hanging for the Artists of Texas Show in November and December. Thanks so much for viewing my blog. Please come by the Texas Discovery Gardens tonight for the reception!!!