2015-07-10 Villines Log Cabin II

2015-0901 Villines II 2015-07-10 Villines Log Cabin II

In 2014, Jennifer and I attended the Ponca Colorfest.  The intention was to paint on the lawn of the elk center with the other artists showing and demonstrating their wares, but the idea of sitting in a mowed yard with a bunch of tents and artists/photographers wasn’t very inspiring, so we moved on.  Beaver Jim Villines was one of the first settlers in the Boxley Valley.  This is the second cabin he built, up on the hill above the Ponca Bridge Canoe launch.

This 11×14 Framed Acrylic Painting is available at the Nelms Gallery in Jasper.  A limited number of 8×10 prints matted to 11×14 are available with or without a frame.

2014-06-30 The Parker Hickman Homestead

2014-0701 Parker HickmanThe Parker Hickman Homestead

The Parker Hickman Homestead is located near Erbie within the Buffalo National River Park. The Buffalo was designated as the Nation’s first preserved free flowing stream. The Homestead is one of the very few saved by the National Park Service. I had a reference photo I liked of the homestead for some time, but never was completely happy with the mountain in the background.. So, I leveled it and added a dramatic sunset instead. 🙂

This 16X20 Framed Acrylic Painting on canvas is in a private collection.  A limited number of 8×10 prints matted to 11×14 are available with or without a frame.

2007-05-03 The Harrison Courthouse

2007-0503 HARRISON COURTHOUSEThe Harrison Courthouse

This Painting was done during an Art Walk in Harrison Arkansas, as I sat directly across the street peddling my wares.

The 11×14 Framed Original Acrylic Painting on canvas is available at my Studio in Jasper .  8×10 prints are available matted to 11×14 with or without a frame on request.

2006-06-01 Razorback Canoe

2006-0601 RAZORBACK CANOERazorback Canoe

A quaint little canoe rental concessionaire located in the Buffalo National River Park.  It has closed since I did this painting, and I miss seeing the colorful canoes (and the colorful owner) out front every time I drive by on scenic #7

Original framed 16×20 Acrylic painting on canvas in the collection of Don Standley.  A limited number of 8×10 prints matted to 11×14 are available with or without a frame.

2006-05-01 Bull on the Square

2006-0501 JASPER ELKBull on the Jasper Square

This was a large painting inspired by an old TV show about a rural town (who’s name escapes me at the moment).  The town was full of interesting characters, very much like our wonderful little town of Jasper (only it’s better, and warmer, and REAL here). 😀  It has always been one of my favorite paintings.

The Original 18X40 Framed Acrylic Painting was sold before it was finished. The limited print edition sold out quickly.

2005-07-01 The Boardwalk Cafe

2005-07 BoardwalkThe Boardwalk Cafe

One of the many historic buildings in Jasper, the “Arkansas House”, and Boardwalk Cafe now house an organic restaurant and quaint bed and breakfast.  The owners have been great supporters of the local arts scene, instrumental in the development and renovation of the Old Buffalo Theatre in town.

The Original 16×20 Framed Acrylic painting on canvas is in a private collection.  A limited number of 8×10 prints matted to 11×14 with, or without a frame are available upon request.

2004-07 Hangin’ On

2004-07-HANGIN ONHangin On

This Pen and Ink was done right before this building was leveled by the owner (I got the planks off it to use for my handmade barnwood frames).  Later, Gary Wiebe used this image, along with a couple others, in one of his humorous books about the characters in Newton County.

The Original Framed 11×14 Pen and Ink on Paper is in a private collection. A limited number of 8×10 prints are available matted to 11×14 with, or without, a frame.

2004-04-02 The Jasper Gazebo

2004-04-02 JASPER IVThe Jasper Gazebo

..was painted plein Air on the Jasper Square.  There was a local man who took care of the grounds, and never stood still.  Always mowing, snipping, trimming and raking the grass,flowers,bushes and trees.  Just for giggles, I stretched him out on the park bench, taking a nap with his rake leaning against the building.  Later I showed him the painting and pointed out the “slacker” on the bench.    “That looks like me!   That ain’t me! Did the Judge see this?!?” he said, nearly getting offended.  😀   …Fun stuff.

The Original Framed 16×24 Acrylic painting on Canvas is in a private collection.  A limited number of 8×10 prints, matted to 11×14 are available with, or without, a frame.

1990 Stuckeys Barn on Scenic #7

1990-02 Stuckeys Barn on 7Stuckeys Barn on Scenic #7

This was one of my first partial plein air attempts (I did some sketches and took some photographs on site, and finished the painting in my studio).  The Barn has since fallen in and been removed.

The Original 12X30 Acrylic Painting on board is in a private collection, and a few prints matted to 11×14, with, or without a frame are still available.