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"Snow Clouds"

“Snow Clouds”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I look forward to visiting this meadow marsh in the fall while the salt hay has its way with orange and gray. The hills roll on into the background, while this field is perfectly flat. Only a moon tide changes it when it becomes submerged a few times each month…

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"Comanche Peak"

“Comanche Peak”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I had to get out of my studio to paint today. It was 81 and a beautiful day. Suggestions had been made to paint Comanche Peak as it is the commanding presence above Lake Granbury for 10’s of miles around. I found a spot in a school parking lot which was far enough away and high enough for a great view. As the sun began to set, the colors came out and shifted into this wondrous collection of tones and values…

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"On The Hillside"

“On The Hillside”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $500.00 US

The shadows were great tonight. They hold longer and stronger on a western sloping hill at sunset than on flat terrain…

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"Mine Owner's House"

“Mine Owner’s House”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $500.00 US

This was painted right outside my bedroom at the Terlingua Trading Company, in Terlingua, Texas. The house is in partial disrepair and now, partial rehab and is made out of adobe. For all of WW I and part of WW II this was not a ghost town but a very lively mining town. The prized mineral was cinnabar, which was smelted into mercury. This was used in detonator caps during the wars until about 1945 when mercury was replace by more modern methods. Most of the 2000 inhabitants left Terlingua at that point. This part became a ghost town, until the arrival of the hippies in the 1970’s and it’s subsequent revival…