Monday, August 15, 2016

I'll Whisper My Secrets to the Stones

I'll Whisper My Secrets to the Stones
18X24, Oil on Panel

This was the first real bushwhack waterfall that we ever went and found.  It is called School House Falls and it's in Van Buren County.  It began to rain on us as we were heading back to the car and we took shelter for a while in an old abandoned barn.  

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Where the Birds Always Sing

Where the Birds Always Sing
11X14, Oil on Panel

I took a photo of this place near Snowball, Arkansas about a month and a half ago or so.  We were going to visit my wife's grave and I made a stop along the way to take a look the old Snowball General Store which was for sale at the time.  On the way, I got a text from my cousin-in-law telling me that my uncle was not doing very well.  We went to visit him one last time.  He passed later that evening.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Crack the Sky

Crack the Sky
8X10, Oil on Panel
Available

Yet another one started on site and finished in the studio.  That seems to be a very common theme.  Maybe one day I will start to be contented with my plein air work in a single session.

This is the underneath of a natural bridge at Alum Cove in Newton County, Arkansas.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Long Time Family Favorite

Long Time Family Favorite
8X10, Oil on Panel
SOLD


This was a commission of little Bar B Cue joint called Craig's in De Valls Bluff that I have painted before.  This one is now at home near Shreveport, LA.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Linger Long

Linger Long
8X10, Oil on Panel

This was my first foray back into plein air painting after breaking my wrist at the beginning of January.  This is Falling Water Falls again.  I think this is the 3rd or 4th painting of it I have done.  It was a very cold day and I remember being worried I might fall and re-injure my wrist as I made my way back and forth from the van with my supplies down steep slope to where I was setting up.  Many photographers came and went, snapping hundreds of pictures, as I stood there in the cold making one single one.