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

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hume Fogg Doorway and 2nd Ave and Church St. in Nashville TN



Here is a Hume Fogg entrance on the 8th Avenue (aka Rosa Parks Blvd) side. Students have been using this since 1912 I think. 
 The other one is at 2nd Ave and Church St. in Nashville TN. Ink and add figures at home. I used a Copic Marker on this as well as my dip pens. I left the pencil shading in. I like using those fat and flat carpenter pencils to shade quickly.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"Lucky Marie" (acrylic 9x10)


 Lucky Marie's new portrait. (acrylic on masonite panel 9x12) I incorporated her leash design as she loves her walks and making new friends. I added a little decorative metallic gold paint on the background element to honor our golden pup. Think about getting your best friend's portrait painted. Does your pup have a favorite dish? Kitty have a favorite toy? Please visit Chris Ousley's Studio/Pet Portraits

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Zentangle Inspired Fun



Zentangle Inspired Fun. Ink, sharpies and prismacolor pencils. each 5x5

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Playful Mermaid (pen and ink 6x8) Digital Stamp



A friend said I should try creating digital stamps. Sound like a good idea. Here is a Playful Mermaid inspired by some Zentangle elements. Click to buy digital stamp. 300 dpi jpg

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"Mike's Ice Cream" acrylic 5x7 $100

When you go to downtown Nashville be sure to visit Mike's Ice Cream on Broadway. I have been there many times and they will serve you up something good. It was a cold day but the sun was out and folks were happy to be in Downtown Nashville. 
This is acrylic on masonite panel. 5x7
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"February" Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) 8x11


"February" Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) 8x11
"February" Snow and hearts motif and looking forward to spring. I am going to add color to this. 8x11 ink and pencil (ZIA) Zentangle Inspired Art. Trying out some new patterns.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Another session at Jeanie's Studio aka Warehouse 521

Some more life drawing action at Jeanie's Studio aka Warehouse 521. As usual always a good crew at 521 on these sessions. I love hanging out with my art buddies. I ain't too chatty at times but love listening in on what every one has learned at various workshops and artists they admire.
See the rest here, http://www.chrisousley.com/blog/studio-521-session/

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fun with Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA)





I took a Zentangle class a few weeks ago at Jerry's Artarama in Nashville TN. I never heard of Zentangle before but got hooked right away. Here are a few things I have done after the class.
Halcyon, Pryda and Lyca, Wine and Pearls and Beautiful Galatea. Visit http://www.chrisousley.com/art-gallery/zentangle-inspired-art-zia/

Friday, January 17, 2014

Some more life drawing action at Jeanie's Studio aka Warehouse 521. Always a good crew at 521 on these sessions. I would rather hang out with my art buddies than most anyone. Birds of feather thing you know
See more here, http://www.chrisousley.com/blog/life-drawing-at-warehouse-521-1-15/

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"Frozen Radnor Lake" in Nashville Tennessee (8x10 acrylic) $200




In honor of today's 4 degree weather, I post this painting of Radnor Lake in Nashville when it froze several years back. I always like the shadows in the snow on a bright day. Violets and blues! Nice. (8x10 acrylic on panel)
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