Size: 4.1"W x 6.1"H x 0.15"D
Year Created: 2018
A wet spring in West Texas is a rarity, but our wildflowers seem content to wait for their time onstage. 2015 produced a blanket of desert bluebonnets that stretched hundreds of miles through Big Bend country. Three foot tall stalks cloaked the normally rusty desert in shades of sapphire. We devoted a week to hiking through wildflowers, taking no blossom for granted.
So I call this year my "wildflower phase", and these bluebonnets sprouted from my canvas
The original pastel painting is small, so it only reproduces as miniature prints, each bursting with color.
This is a one of a kind piece of fine art, because I've repainted it by hand, using the same soft pastels I used to create the original. No two are alike, so I actually paint over my original signature then proudly sign my new, unique painting. And I formatted this miniature landscape painting to fit a standard size, which means it will be very economical to mat and frame as wall art or to go on a small table easel
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!