Size: 16.1"W x 12.1"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
A distant thunderstorm spun clouds into the sunset outside Alpine in the high desert of Far West Texas one autumn evening. I rushed out to photograph the active sky before it lost this rich color. Only then did I notice the sunflowers waving their heads near railroad tracks through the mountains. The sunflowers echoed the gold of the sun through the clouds. I felt I'd received a bouquet from nature.
The distant volcanic peaks are known locally as the "Twin Sisters", so the full title of my original pastel landscape painting became "Sunset Bouquet for the Twin Sisters".
I've hand-repainted this fine art reproduction to regain the rich deep sunset colors of the original. And I've meticulously drawn and further detailed the foreground sunflowers, even painted over my original signature then signed this anew. No two enhanced prints, also known as "remarques" are ever the same. There's no numbering, because each is a unique work of art.
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!