I see I haven't posted for several days, still painting but not getting it to my blog.
This is the demo painting for my evening class last Tuesday. This scene is near Meers which at one time was a bustling town of 500 gold miners who mined in the Wichita Mountains. Now, I understand, there is a family of six left. This family owns the Meers Restaurant, home of the famous 7 inch diameter Meersburger made from the long horn beef they raise. Absolutely delicious and purported to have less cholesteral
impact than chicken. But back to the
stream.....you park and then hike up an
incline for this view. The stream splashes
over rocks and boulders and
around a bend offering up many paintable
options. Also great place to hike.
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.