Another scene from my near by hill. I pushed the ground color to get the sky contrast I wanted. The trees are the leaf keeper oaks who won't lose all their old leaves until Spring. I didn't think we would see sun today and it has been a mixed bag. Last night we had loud thundering storms with rain and a friend of mine tells me she saw horizontal lightening. Oh, well..............
We had sunshine yesterday which made it a great day to paint. This hill is a very short walk from my house. I have not found out who owns but I will for I fear I was trespassing. It is a steep hike up and there are huge sandstone rocks along the way with wonderful colors etched into them, also some great lichen formations. I took photos of the lichen and put them on this blog so I could seem them often, love the blues. At the top of the hill, I could see in all directions unless the occasional tree blocked a portion of the view. I was glad I took my hiking stick along, nice to have that "third" leg when you need it.
When I started this blog, I wasn't sure what I wanted the content to be other than my artistic appreciation of this part of the world I live and work in. Lately, it seems to be about my small landscape paintings and for several days I have been able to post one almost every day. So, for now, that's where I am and it is interesting and challenging.
I am an artist living in northeastern Oklahoma and just a few miles from Route 66. There are sections of old 66 that I like to visit. I take my paint box and my camera to record something that appeals to me on any particular day. I like the 6 inch by 6 inch format for painting and will use that often.
What you will see on my blog will often be related to Route 66, either a painting or a photo. Some images will be of paintings I have recently finished and they are often of the Oklahoma landscape.
Oklahoma is particularly beautiful in the winter. We have a lot of cedars and pines in this part of the state and the grasses turn to red and orange with the colder weather. We also have quite a few lakes so already we have a painting - blue lakes and skies, green cedars, and orange grasses.
I am not a professional photographer so my photos are not for sale but my paintings are. I paint in oil usually on canvas covered board but sometimes on stretched canvas.
I hope you enjoy seeing Oklahoma through my eyes.
I use archival materials for my work. My canvas, canvas boards, and paints are of good quality.
I choose canvases that are of standard size so that ready made frames can be used for them. They are sold unframed.
If you are not pleased with your purchase and need to return it, you may do so within 30 days. You will pay return postage and I will refund your purchase amount.