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, 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.
I am a full time artist, painting almost every day. Besides these small daily paintings, I also do murals, large landscapes, figurative works, and commissioned portraits. My paintings are in private and corporate collections across the country. I am represented by Harris Gallery in Houston. I also teach part time in a local college. My home and studio are in Lufkin, Texas where I live with my husband and 2 cats.