Thursday, July 24, 2014

Possum Kingdom Lake
Watercolor Paintings

Author, Emily March, contacted me about painting several
paintings of the area at Possum Kingdom Lake called
Hell's Gate.  A large cliff area on the lake.
She is writing a series of books using this area as the location
of the stories in her series of books.
She had seen two other paintings I had done of Hell's Gate in
a blog post several years ago.
This was an exciting experience and my paintings will
be on the book cover!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Camellia with Gold", Save the Dates, Upcoming Shows and Sales

Susie's Floral,
Acrylic on Canvas
Textured with Gold Leaf
Commission Completed!
A friend commissioned me to paint a large 40 x 40 inch floral painting for the
 centerpiece of her living room to be displayed over the fireplace.
The colors were rich reds, blues, gold and green surrounding a white floral blossom. This painting was a challenge in several ways.
First of all I usually paint smaller paintings, not bigger than 24 x 30. Second I usually paint realistic subject matter, this piece was
more abstract and impressionistic.  Third I usually paint with more muted colors, this was really rich in color.  All in all I was pleased
with the result and my friend was very excited and loves the painting.

"Camellia with Gold"  in it's home above the fireplace.

For these shows in the fall that I will be participating in...
Preservation is the Art of the City, show and sale benefiting
Historic Fort Worth, September 4-28, 2014
Fort Worth Community Art Center (in the Will Rodgers Complex
across the street from the The Amon Carter Western Museum)
Drop by for a visit on Fall Gallery Night, September 6, 2014
PAINT, Professional Artists In North Texas, a  group show at
The Doss Heritage Museum in Weatherford, Texas
Truly Texan, September 9 thru October 12, 2014
Opening reception Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6-9pm
Camp Fire First Texas 30th An Artists' Christmas,
Auction and Gala Saturday, November 15, 2014  
 The show will be on view at the
 Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in Downtown Ft. Worth
From Monday November 3 thru Saturday, November 15, 2014 and on line at


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