Monday, January 25, 2021

The Mortons


SOLD  The Mortons, oil on canvas, 18”x14”.  This commission has taken me much longer than it should have, but I’m happy with the way it turned out.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Ginger


 

Ginger, oil on linen, 6”x6”.  Ginger was a Chocolate Lab that belonged to a dear friend—my “painting buddy”, Veila.  Ginger passed away about 2 years ago, but Veila still misses her.  So, I painted Ginger for Veila’s 95th birthday.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Kiki


 Oil on linen, 6”x 6”

Mook


 Oil on linen, 6”x6”

Sparky


 Oil on linen, 6”x6”

I painted several commissions and gifts for Christmas, and I can post some of them now since Christmas is over, and they are in their new homes.  I truly love painting animals!  I have a few more commissions to paint for January and February, and I’m working on them now.  

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Bubba


 Bubba, oil on linen, 6” x6”.  I’ve discovered that I love painting animals!  I will paint pet portraits from your photo.  Prices begin at $250 (plus tax and shipping) for a 6”x6” oil on linen.  annreyesart@gmail.com

Monday, October 19, 2020

Ever Which Way


 Oil on canvas, 11"x14".  I saw these beautiful flowers one day while walking my dogs.  I took photos of them so I could paint them after they were gone.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Willie and Bo

Oil on canvas, 6”x8”
Willie and Bo are my doggies, my therapists.  The hardest part of this was finding the right pictures.  I take a lot of pictures of them but hardly ever together.  And painting them from life was out of the question—they’re never still except when they’re asleep.  

 

Friday, October 2, 2020

Juan 2020, Portrait Sketch


This is a quick portrait sketch of my husband.  Oil on canvas, 12”x12”.  I was thrilled when he asked me to paint him.  I’ve painted him several times over the years.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

To the Light


Oil on canvas, 12”x12”

 

Saturday, June 13, 2020

My Back Yard



My Back Yard is an 8"x10" plein air oil painting on canvas that took me 3 or 4 sessions on my porch to complete.  Light changes so fast early in the morning that I only had about an hour each morning to work on it.  My back yard is a peaceful retreat from daily stress.  The colored stone walkway leads from the garage to my studio door.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Super Flower Moon

SOLD Super Flower Moon, 8”x10”, oil on canvas, plein air painting.  I sat on my back porch two evenings to paint this using a palette knife.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Frisco

Frisco, 10”x20”x1 1/2", oil on gallery wrapped canvas.  The Frisco Line (St. Louis-San Francisco) was in operation from 1876 to 1980. It was interesting learning about and painting Frisco.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

The Firefly


SOLD  The Firefly, oil on canvas, 10 x 20 x 1 1/2 inches.  The Firefly was a passenger train with the Frisco Lines from 1935 to 1960.  It served the Kansas City, Tulsa, Oklahoma City route.  This is a commission that I just completed.  It was a lot of fun to paint.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Gift

Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 18 x 24 x 2 1/4 inches.  (The painting continues on the sides of the canvas.)  This is a scene from our farm in central Texas.  The sun was rising, and casting a golden glow on everything.  Mist was rising from the pond which was still in the shadow of the distant trees.  What a beautiful morning my dad and I witnessed from the hilltop!  I still miss him terribly, even though he moved to heaven over 8 months ago.  I've painted many paintings en plein air at the farm and from photos I have taken there.  It's a place of inspiration for me.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Le Procope

SOLD  Acrylic on canvas, 53 x 83 inches.  I painted this Paris cafe scene for Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars at the Museum of East Texas.  The theme for the party is Paris.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A Eureka Moment

SOLD  Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 x 1 1/2 inch gallery wrapped canvas.  (The painting continues around onto the sides of the canvas.)  We have lots of ruby throated hummingbirds right now.  I think it's migration season.  I took pictures of many of them and of my hanging baskets and put pictures together for this painting.  I am donating it to the auction at the Museum of East Texas fundraiser, Dinner and Dancing, which is this weekend.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Solitude

Solitude, oil on canvas,  20x24 inches.  This is a spring-fed pond on my son's property in East Texas.  I painted this from a photo I took when I visited him last fall.  It's a peaceful place in the country.  This painting is presently displayed in the annual Angelina College Faculty Exhibition through the end of September.

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Evening Meal

The Evening Meal, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches.  I painted this from a photo I took at my dad's farm.  It is a peaceful, beautiful place.  I hope, when you see this, that you can feel the peace.

Friday, July 6, 2018

July Morning

July Morning, plein air, oil on canvas on panel, 12 x 9 inches.  This is another park painting, but I used "artistic license" to add water where there was no water.  It was a beautiful morning to be painting in the Grace Dunn Richardson Park. 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Beside the Lake


Beside the Lake, plein air, oil on panel, 12 x 9 inches.  What a beautiful day it was!  Three of us met at the Ellen Trout Zoo Lake and painted until it got too hot.  Here in East Texas, it gets hot pretty early this time of year. 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Desert Willow at Brandon Park

Desert Willow at Brandon Park, plein air, 8x10 inches,oil on panel.  It was a beautiful spring morning at Brandon Park!    This tree with the pink blossoms caught my eye, and I had to paint it. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Path



The Path, plein air, palette knife painting, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches.  I was so mesmerized by the beauty of the morning that I painted a second scene in Herty Park.  There was no one else around except for one man who walked on that path while we painted.  It was such a pleasant place.

Herty Park





Herty Park, plein air, oil on canvas on panel, 12 x 16 inches. The weather was perfect this morning as we painted another park in Lufkin.  Herty Park is hidden in a neighborhood.  You would never find it if you weren't looking for it.  It's a beautiful, quiet place.  I loved the 8:00 am shadows and had to work quickly to establish the shadow pattern before it changed.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Watercolor Sketches

Wildflowers, watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 inches.  Sketching with watercolors is always fun and relaxing.  I love oil paints, but using watercolors to sketch is very freeing (is that a word?).

Spring Flowers, watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 inches.  I worked quickly on this one to get a fresh, painterly look.