Monday, June 15, 2015

Blue into Fall (watercolor 6.5 x 9) *SOLD*

A little blue house contrasted nice with the fall colors. Some people in back chatting and probably having a beer.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer Stroll (oil 8x10) $130


A nice summer stroll on a warm June day in the Tennessee hills is a good thing! Makes me want some ice tea upon return.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Germantown Window (acrylic 5x7) $50

Acrylic painting of a sunlit window in Nashville's Historic Germantown district. Red brick wall with white framed window catching the afternoon sun.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Clovercroft Road Farmhouse Nolensville Tennessee (oil 8x16) $300


A farmhouse on Clovercroft Road in Nolensville Tennessee on a June day.

Green House and Property in Nolensville TN. (Sherwood Green) watercolors 8x11






This "was" the A.J. Green House in the summer time and late winter before it was torn down to make way for the new Sherwood Green housing development in Nolensville Tennessee. It was some nice farmland, but pricy real estate with a hefty property/inheritance tax burden I bet... I would sell too! I had to get some drawings and paintings of the property in before the bulldozers came in. I liked the design and big trees.
 (I assume it's AJ Green because I saw some old cancelled checks and bills when I nosed around the house and attic and looked at the scattered papers.)
Summer painting available,


Winter painting available here
http://www.chrisousley.com/art/old-green-house-in-nolensville-tn/

Monday, June 1, 2015

St. Augustine Sailboats (oil on canvas 11x14) $225

Sailboats near the Bridge of Lions in St Augustine Florida. One of my favorite places.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Colo Iowa Gas Station (acrylic 9x12) $150

Somehow I landed in Colo Iowa on Google Streetview way back. This old gas station caught my eye and looked pretty cool so I based this painting on it.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Matisse Brand Acrylics run


I am test driving these Matisse Brand Acrylic paints for Jerry's Artarama. Jerry's gave me the Primary Color Set (Ultramarine, Thalo Blue, Light Red, Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Deep, Light Hansa Yellow, Mars Black and Titanium White plus a Gel Medium and an Impasto Medium. I am mainly a Golden user but I really like these Matisse acrylics a lot.
  I kept my palette pretty dense and saturated and they handle well. I am scheduled to give an acrylic demo at Jerry's Artarama in Nashville TN on Saturday June 20. Brush and palette knife. Trying out these DaVinci Pro Panels also. Drop by and say hello, heckle or throw peanuts at me.
North Florida Pasture Land and Red Poppy Flowers in Tennessee.

Friday, May 22, 2015

May Showers (acrylic 8x10) $125

Showers moving in while I was walking my dog Lucky Marie. I remembered as much as I could and went up stairs to paint it. This is the hill behind my house.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer Shade (acrylic 8x10) $100

White fence in shadow at Carnton Plantation on a hot summer day. Flowering Crepe Myrtles really soaking up the sun. Carnton Mansion columns peeking through the leaves.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Smyrna Meadow (acrylic 8x10) $125

This Smyrna meadow is near the Sam Davis home in Smyrna Tennessee. I passed by it Friday, did a pencil sketch of the scene and painted this acrylic from it. I remember the rolling clouds and band of light slicing through just right.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Just Before Dark (Dusk Painting) acrylic 5x7 $50

Just before dark in May along the roadside. Dusk painting. Orange sun light just illuminating the clouds as it sets. Palette knife work mostly.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May Clouds (acrylic 8x10) $100

Some Mother's Day clouds over some Rutherford County pasture land. I saw these today and made a sketch, then painted it when I got home. A mix of thick palette knife and brush work.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Big Ben's BBQ Chattanooga TN (watercolor 9x12) $150

This is Big Ben's BBQ in Chattanooga TN on a summer afternoon. I painted this several years ago. You know Ben's BBQ is the best!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Barn Door (watercolor and gouache 12x9) $150


This is the side of an Amish Barn in Upstate NY.  Near St Johnsville,  Canajoharie and Stone Arabia NY.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

April Winds (acrylic 5x7) $50

A windy and blustery day in this Williamson county meadow. Daffodils still peppered this field on an April day.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Ready To Plant (acrylic 5x7) $50

A field ready to plant this season's crop right here in the La Vergne and Smyrna Tennessee area. Corn? Soybeans? As always, I like the late afternoon light slashing through the shadow area. Mostly palette knife work on this acrylic.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Little White Flowers (acrylic and gouache on masonite) $75


These little flowers (Star of Bethlehem) were in a neighbor's front yard. I snagged a few while walking the pup, put them in a perfume bottle and painted them when I got home. (gouache and acrylic on masonite panel 5x7

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Primm Owen Barn in Brentwood TN (oil on masonite) $75

This is the Primm Owen Barn in Brentwood on Moore's Lane. Late afternoon sun was shining on a spring day. Oil on masonite panel.

The Orange Tree (St. Augustine, St. George Street) Acrylic 16x12 $185


This is on St George Street in St Augustine FL. This sun  bathed scene with the orange tree really drew my attention with all the cast shadows. Golden Open and Regular Acrylics really perform well together.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Green Fields at Milton Tennessee (acrylic 5x7) $50

Out around Milton Tennessee. Late afternoon clouds rolling in. These views always make it into my sketchbook or in a painting. Palette knife fun in acrylic on a masonite panel.

Pretty White Horse (gouache 8 x 5.5) $75

Pretty white horse in Milton Tennessee enjoying her day in the sun.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

White Building in Liberty TN (oil 6x12) $100

Old white building in Liberty Tennessee catching the late afternoon sun. I don't know what this old building was back in the day?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Clearing Skies (acrylic 5x7) $50


Some clearing skies after a rain near Murfreesboro Tennessee. Muddy dirt road. Mostly palette knife, but a little brushwork on this acrylic.

Sunday, April 19, 2015