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

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/