Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"Art in the Garden '09"..I've been accepted!

I've just been notified that I've been accepted into "Art in the Garden 2009" at the Ft. Worth Botanic Garden (Ft. Worth, Tx). The show will be held in the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center on September 11-13, 2009. This artwork is posted on July 27, 2008 in this blog. I was honored to learn that the juror was very impressed with "The DeGolyer View". He has had many credentials, among them, a staff member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Washington, D.C. If you are in the vicinity of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, please attend this noteworthy show.

Monday, June 1, 2009

"Crossroads N Ranch"

This is a very large ranch that we pass by every time we take a shortcut to one of the major interstate highways in Texas. For years I wondered why it was called "Crossroads Ranch." As we passed by on one of our trips into Oklahoma, I looked back & saw the "crosses" on the top of the silos & a cross with the letter "n" beside it. This is such a lovely area. I determined for several years that I was going to paint them. Just so happens that the tenants were there the day I chose to set my easel up & paint-such willing models! The paper was slightly wrinkled when I took this picture..the framing took out those uneven areas.

Watercolor painting on 140 lb Arches..22 x 28..double matted & framed
$ 450