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

Friday, April 17, 2015

Two Friends at Flagler Beach (oil 5 x 7) $75

Two guys at Flagler Beach on a late afternoon enjoying the surf and waves. Flagler Beach is a great place. Uncrowded with a nice pier. Great people in the businesses.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Silver and Flowers Still Life at Hermitage Hotel (oil 5x7 on masonite) $75

Silver and Flowers Still Life at Hermitage Hotel. I liked that little table with the flowers and lamp next to it. I figured it would make a nice little oil. I based the painting on my little sketch below. Oil on Masonite panel 5x7.

Friday, April 10, 2015

East Tennessee Meadowland (watercolor 8x10 $75


This is in East Tennessee based on various memories and sketches of views off Highway 63 between Harrogate and La Folette Tennessee. We took a trip out there last June to visit Cumberland Gap TN. I was thinking about the trip today and how much I like the scenery off Hwy 63. Grabbed the watercolors and got to work.

Friday, March 27, 2015

March Clouds (8x10 watercolor)



Some March clouds and landscape here in Rutherford County Tennessee. I saw this nice bank of purple clouds that contrasted nicely with the green and yellow tones of the spring landscape. I had to get home quick and paint this watercolor.
Available here, http://www.chrisousley.com/art/march-clouds/

Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville. (Nocturne) oil 8x10

I finally got around to painting a city nocturne. This is the Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville TN all lit up.
(Pardon the glare from the scanner)
"The congregation began worshiping at this site in 1816. The first structure burned down in 1832, and a second sanctuary was constructed the same year. The third (and present) sanctuary was constructed after a fire in 1848 destroyed the previous structure. he name was changed to "Downtown" after First Presbyterian moved out of downtown Nashville in 1955...." (Quoted from Wiki.) Read more here, http://www.dpchurch.com/about

#historicnashville #downtownnashville

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Nashville (oil 8x10)

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Nashville on a cold winter's day. Sleet in Nashville. One of my favorite old churches in Nashville. (oil 8x10) Available at Corvidae Gallery.
#historicnashville #corvidaegallery

Forsythia Painting (acrylic 8x10) $100


One of our forsythia bushes in the backyard. Spring is here in Tennessee, birds are singing and the forsythias are showing off their colors. Thick acrylic paint applied with palette knife and brush.

Available here, http://www.chrisousley.com/art/forsythia-bush-painting/

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/