I think it is important to revisit paintings that haven't sold, or that you are not real excited about. We all have them. I do a lot of plein aire studies and then just put them away if I don't have time to take a second look in the week in which I painted them.
On my way home one day, driving through my neighborhood, I spied this relic of times gone by. Many years ago in the 1920s, there was a huge race massacre in what is now, my neighborhood. Houses from that time sat empty for many years as much of the neighborhood was burned to the ground in the riot by an angry white mob. Fast forward to when we first moved into our home. This area is several blocks away and held the remnants of once loved homes which now housed occasional vagrants. The city decided to raze the remaining homes and make way for a university ( which never got built on the land) So now stands only the stairs and an occasional tree or flower.
This redbud caught my eye that day and I decided to paint there in the field.
I revisited it today ( about 5 years later ) Below are the before and after photos. The painting can be purchased directly from me for $200. 9x11 oil on linen, on board.
Welcome to my blog where I post recent photos of my work and journal about my life as an artist. I live and work in Tulsa Oklahoma. It is from my early life in the mountains that I developed a love of the natural world which now includes vast prairies and endless skies. To contact me about a purchase all in lowercase letters you can write me at margee And then my last name @Gmail
Friday, August 16, 2019
Friday, August 02, 2019
Father Jack Powers
These are all out of order but you can see the progression below. When I get a moment I will try to order them correctly.
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