Size: 5.1"W x 7.1"H x 0.15"D
Year Created: 2018
Spring in West Texas means hardy spikes of fragile blossoms shooting up from yucca like this one near my studio, where hip-high grass, still dormant, waved between rocks as if applauding these lily-like flowers' bravery. In the spring, our West Texas winds can be brutal. I love the stoic, in your face yucca flowers that bloom regardless of the high desert's desiccating winds. This is an actual place on a historic cattle ranch in Jeff Davis County, Texas. In this small pastel landscape painting, I also wanted to capture the multi-layered colors of even the driest grass in this mountainside pasture, and the way the aubergine rock framed this flamboyant desert bouquet. I've hand-repainted this one-of-its-kind fine art print to recapture the vivid color and detail of the original. I don't number my enhanced prints, because no two are the same. My enhanced prints are each unique works of art, so much so that I paint over my original signature then sign the "remarque" just for you. The original painting isn't much larger than this intricately detailed reproduction.
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!