Size: 16.15"W x 12.15"H x 0.15"D
Year Created: 2018
One dark winter morning as we drove past Terlingua Ghost Town enroute to the Rio Grande, where I hoped to photograph dawn striking the big river, our terrier insisted she had to make a stop. With no one around, I let her run off leash in search of that perfect spot, all the while keeping my eyes on her so that no coyote breakfasted on her. We wove in and out of ruins in the old mining town, and when I finally looked up, the sun was gilding rocks, ruins and cactus in mystical light. I felt I watched the desert wake, yawn and stretch. Back in my studio after an extended winter trip to Big Bend National Park and the Texas borderlands, I painted this in oils because they allowed me to capture that translucent glow of dawn light. This painting is on Ampersand Gessobord, a highly smoothed archival surface suitable for the intricate brushstrokes and detail in this landscape. And the dog? On the way back to the truck, she scared up a jackrabbit. When I finally caught up with her, both of us were happy as a dog and a gal get.
This fine art print, cropped from the original to fit a standard sized mat and frame, will be enhanced, repainted on to bring out color and detail nuances, just for you. A Remarque is a one of a kind piece of art. Because it is unique, it isn't numbered, and I paint over my original signature then sign it anew.
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!