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Paintings

SPRING NO. 1

Wren Nest, Spring No. 116 x 16 inches, oil on canvas, 2010

SPRING NO. 2

Creek Plum, Spring No. 2, 16 x 16 inches, oil on canvas, 2010

SPRING NO. 3

ManTalk, Barton Springs-Austin Texas,  Spring No. 3, 16 x 16 inches, oil on canvas, 2010

FENCE GRAPES

Fence Grapes, fruit/vegetable series, 12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas, 2018.

TURKEY IN JULY?

Turkey, garage sale series, 8  x 10 inches, oil on canvas, 2009. 

ELEGY TO A GOOGIE

A Googie, Star-Telegram Classifieds Annex/ Tarrant Savings Assoiation Blg. , 21 x 17 inches, oil on canvas, 2007. "Googie" is an architectural term for futuristic, space-age design popular from the late 1940s to the mid 60s. This 1960 building at 600 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, Texas, was a daring example of the style and reflected the the vitality & optimism of the time. It was ready to be saved & restored, but didn't quite make it.

WHAT NOW?

CHAMPIONS and CONQUERORS, garage sale series, 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas, 2004 

SELKIES

Selkies, 9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas, 1995. Selkies are mythological creatures found in Scotland, Ireland & Iceland. Selkies are seals who shed their skin to become human. They are known as gentle creatures who are beautiful when in their human form.

FABRIC & MORE

Fabric Table, garage sale series, 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas, 2011

CARS BOATS & MORE

Rockit-Man, garage sale series, 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas, 2004

HOME-GROWN CARROTS

Carrots, fruit/vegetable series, 12 x 12 inches, 2009, oil on canvas. 

PERSIMMONS

Persimmons, early fruit/vegetable series, 8 x 10 inches, 2001, oil on canvas

SHELF LIFE

Shelf Life, 16 x 20 inches, oil on canvas, 1995. moving quickly with buoyant animation from childhod to adolescence  

a PROCESS in PROGRESS

No name yet, 48 x 48 inches, no date experments with color for uner coat of the 48 x 48 inch painting.

FRIEND

PigPig, 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas, 2004. PigPig was my sister Brenda's pet. PigPig would join us with her full attention, listening when my sister & I would sit with and contemplate the meaning of life. I gave this painting to my sister, Brenda for her 50th birthday.  

GARDEN-MADE

Blue Lake Beans, fruit/vegetabe series, 12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas, 2007. Starting in 2007 I painted all grocery-store bought & home-grown fruit & veggies on a 12 x 12 format.

HOMEGROWN TOMATOES

Home-grown Tomatoes, early fruit/vegetable series , 9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas, 2004. 

SNOW

Feburary Snow, 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas, 2010 

CASHIER

Cashier's Table, garage sale series, 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas, 2004 

TIPPY-TOES

Tippy-Toes, ​8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas, 2005. My niece, Samm had a dog named Tippy-Toes. Wonderful spirits come in all shapes-n-sizes, this one was well loved. 

TANGERINES

Clementines, early fruit/vegetable series, 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas, 2001    

APPLE OF MY EYE!

Apples, early fruit & vegetable series, 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas, 2002. One spring, each of our kids picked a fruit tree to plant in our yard. This painting shows the first harvest of my son, Dillon's apple tree. We made a pie from these apples, YumYum! Even better was the taste when eaten fresh. I'd forgotten what a fresh-off-the-tree apple tasted like. 

ACTION!

Super Heros, garage sale series, 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas, 2004 (Garage Sale Series). Another west-side Fort Worth garage sale. Mostly toys, 1980's stuff. Toys that had seen action such as powder burns, missing limbs. Some of the figures were reinvented as variations on a Frankenstein theme. Naratives must've played-out in the kid's imagination. Similar to what happens when a director makes a movie. Molding and shaping the actors to tell the story.

FRUIT OR VEGETABLE?

I am Garlic, fruit/vegetable series, 12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas, 2009. I ate it raw like an apple as a kid, spitting the paper-like covering to the ground. Grow it in the garden to encourage the roses. When my kids were younger, we made the "One and Only Garlic Spaghetti" to help celebrate state occasions such as; a open house, an award, a performance or science fair at the school. We ate a whole lot of garlic, still do.   

MORE STUFF...

Radio, garage sale series, 8 x 10 inches, oil on cavas, 2004

TIME, TIME, TIME

Meadowbrook Time Pieces, garage sale series, 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas, 2008 

HOMEGROWN

Buddha + Purple Peppers, fruit/vegetable series, 12 x 12 inches,  oil on canvas, 2008. 

FRACKED

Fracked, 60 x 96 inches, featured in, FRACKASO!, an anti-fracking exhibition at ESPERANZA PEACE & JUTICE CENTER in San Antonio, Texas.