Subject Tags: unique art, waters, winter, borderlands, western, river road, sagebrush, snow capped, rio grande, big bend, southwestern, realism, impressionism, sky, clouds, desert, texas, mountains, river, landscape
Size: 18"W x 12"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2016
Snow is a rare treat in the Texas borderlands along the Rio Grande. On this January morning, we drove through seasons along the River Road of the Big Bend. Cane breaks and cottonwoods still shone with autumn color, wildflowers swayed in the light wind, and the previous night's snow capped the craggy mountains. The sluggish turquoise river was just beginning to pull color from the hyacinth blue sky. I returned to my studio and painted this from my photo references. This is a unique enhanced reproduction, or "remarque". I print a single copy, then meticulously hand repaint it using pastels to add rich color and intricate detail. I even paint out my original signature, then sign it again, this time, just for you. It isn't numbered: this is a one of its kind fine art print on archival paper, repainted with pastels.
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!