Sunday, March 22, 2015

Green Art Deco Shoe (6x4 acrylic on wood) $75

Emerald art deco inspired green shoe design for the up to date flapper. This is acrylic on gessoed wood panel layered with glossy glazes of color and varnish. The beveled sides are painted metallic gold. Leyendecker inspired paint strokes to jazz it up. (Glossiness does not quite appear on the flat scan)
Available here,  http://www.chrisousley.com/art/art-deco-green-shoe-design/

Spring Field in LaVergne TN (watercolor 5x8)


Spring Field in LaVergne TN (watercolor 5x8)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Old Lipscomb Elementary School in Brentwood TN (watercolor 8x11)

Watercolor of the old Lipscomb Elementary School in Brentwood TN. (From historic photo) View from the WSM radio tower driveway.
Available at, 

Historic Brentwood Tennessee, Lipscomb Elementary School, WSM Radio Tower

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Stop Staring Gouache

Gouache sketch for StopStaringClothing. (10x7 gouache on paper)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sketches and Ink





 Some ladies sketched out. Looks like one got some ink and will be colored later on digitally. The one on tan paper will be painted in gouache. Art Nouveau and Art Deco influence me a lot. Plus drawing curves relaxes my nerves!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Warm Afternoon (gouache 8x10) $100

A nice view in Rutherford county I always see on the way home from Murfreesboro Athletic Club. I finally painted my pencil sketch in gouache. Tranquility right off I-24.  Gouache 8x10
Available here http://www.chrisousley.com/art/warm-afternoon/

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Art Show at BA sketches.

Memory Sketches from the Brentwood Academy Art Show.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Farmland in La Vergne TN (watercolor 8x10) $75

Watercolor of some farmland in La Vergne on an October day. Some years corn is grown. These past two years it has been soybeans. Plenty of scenes to paint within a mile or two radius of my home.
 Available here, http://www.chrisousley.com/art/farmland-in-lavergne-tennessee-watercolor/

La Vergne Soybean Field 2 (watercolor 8x10) $75

La Vergne Soybean Field ready for harvest. The sun hits the field just right and I see some nice ochres and muted magenta when I drive by this soy field. It is off Waldron Road in La Vergne Tennessee.
Available here,  http://www.chrisousley.com/art/la-vergne-soybean-field-2/

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Grey Memories (watercolor 9x12) $100

This tree has seen a lot back in it's day. It is right next to an old abandoned farmhouse near La Vergne Tennessee. That cool October shadow was full of lavender and ultramarine.
Available here, http://www.chrisousley.com/art/grey-memories-dead-tree-watercolor/

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Comforter (acrylic 4 x 6) $40


Kitten waking up from her nap in a comforter. Maybe she is the owner's comforter? A napping cat is a comfort to all cat lovers This cat art is painted on an oval wood panel. Panel size is 5x7, image is 4x6.
Available here, http://www.chrisousley.com/art/the-comforter-cat-portrait/

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Caricature Drawings

Various people I drew recently. Ink, pencil and watercolor.

Sweet Dreams (Acrylic on wood 2 1/2 by 4 1/2) *SOLD*

Sweet kitten sound asleep. This is acrylic on beveled wood panel. Painted part is 2 1/2 by 4 1/2
available here  http://www.chrisousley.com/art/sweet-dreams/

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The The Historic Nashville Arcade (acrylic 8x10)

The Historic Nashville Arcade downtown. I liked this bright sunlit entrance on a summer day. Visit the art galleries and get some peanuts at the Peanut Store! This is in acrylic. Golden Open and Regular acrylic paints. They work well together.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Green House in Nolensville TN. (watercolor 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.)
 Both paintings available here on my website via PayPal,
http://www.chrisousley.com/art/a-j-green-house-in-nolensville-tn/
http://www.chrisousley.com/art/old-green-house-in-nolensville-tn/

Friday, August 8, 2014

Skull Reaper pen and ink 8x11

A bit dark subject matter for me ;-P but I had fun drawing all those curves. Halloween is close enough. BOO! Ink 8x11 art nouveau style pen and ink

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Utopia Hotel Nashville Tennessee (oil on wood 6x12)


Oil on Poplar Panel 6x12. Below is taken from a Nashville Scene Article,
"The majestic Utopia Hotel stood at 206 Cherry St. With six stories and 60 rooms, it boasted a stone fa├žade that had been designed by the same architect responsible for the Ryman Auditorium. Primarily a hangout for racing fans, the Utopia, like the later Southern Turf, had originally been planned as an Ike Johnson showcase. However, it fell victim to the Panic of 1893, only to be reopened later under new management. Before long, the Utopia was known as the “resort of the sporting classes.” In 1897, the Wayne Hand Book of Nashville marveled that, at the Utopia, “at any time during the racing season may be seen diminutive jockeys absorbing mammoth porterhouse steaks.”

By 1904 the Utopia had doubled its capacity and was taking advantage of the city’s commercial success. Since more and more businessmen were taking their midday meals downtown, the Utopia opened a new dining room. Conveniently enough, the inaugural event was a banquet for the Nashville Press Club. Good publicity followed in spades. The City Directory of the day described the Utopia as a “Hotel, European style and restaurant.”

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Midsummer Night's Dream pencil 8x11


This evening's sketch while listening to Gareth Emery's podcast. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Nashville Arcade Post Office (acrylic 9x8 on canvas"

This is the Nashville Arcade Post Office right across from the Corvidae Collective Gallery and Shop in the Arcade. It will be in the 9x9 Show with a host of other artist's works for the next Nashville Art Crawl in June. Visit https://www.facebook.com/corvidaecollective

Shady Retirement (acrylic on masonite 9x10)


This vintage truck has seen better days. A nice shady spot is well deserved for this rusty old chevy truck. I plan to add this to my spot at Corvidae Collective at The Nashville Arcade. https://www.facebook.com/corvidaecollective