Size: 12.1"W x 12.1"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2016
The blades of this West Texas windmill would slowly spin in the soft breeze, then languidly pause before changing direction. An approaching thunderstorm pulled air from the mountains, then a gust in the opposite direction would claim the windmill's attention as I listened to the old blades click and creak and churn the air above the green ranchland pasture. I wanted to convey the restlessness of the air, the energy of the clouds while capturing the serene stillness of the grass and distant hills. Sunlight dancing across the blades seemed the perfect tie-in between land and sky. This is a remarque, a one of a kind, hand-repainted fine art print on archival paper. I use soft pastels to add richer color and detail; I even paint over my signature, then add a new one to signify that this enhanced print is a new and unique painting.
Clouds towering above vast horizons. Scraggly critters. Blossoms nestled in cactus spines. I'm a seventh generation Texan, and the desert southwest is in my blood. In Houston, Midland, Lubbock, I've always been an artist. For two decades, I co-piloted a corporate jet beside my captain husband. I'm passionate about painting silent sunrises, rioting sunsets and the seductively beautiful, treacherous clouds I once skirted with respect. Flying was good, but as a 2004 Xmas gift to ourselves, we hung up our wings, sold our Lubbock, TX home of 26 years and intending to travel the continent, moved into a big RV. A trip to the remote Texas mountains changed our plans. We're still full-time RVers and love the freedom, but we rooted onto a ranch into the high desert of Far West Texas. I have a rustic studio within walking distance of our mountainside RV site. Across from my studio is a high- end fine art gallery, where I'm the artist-in-residence. Our neighbors are wildlife. It's a good life!