Last year around Christmas, this area of Oklahoma had a significant amount of snow and ice. I was iced in before and after Christmas day and we postponed our family gathering until the following weekend to allow time for roads to be cleared.
After the holidays, I took photos at Keystone Lake, west of Tulsa, where there are beautiful surrounding woods. I cropped a photo for a closer view of melting snow finding its way down an incline. Our native scrub oaks keep their leaves throughout the winter and they can take on a glowing apricot color when they are highlighted by sunshine and offer a lovely contrast to green cedars. So far, no snow this season which should allow for safer holiday travel in our area. We do, however, have the cold wind and cold temperatures, 19 degrees last evening.
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.