Size: 4.1"W x 6.1"H x 0.1"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.
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!