Thursday, September 14, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

Spring at Big Ben's BBQ in Chattanooga

This is Big Ben's BBQ in Chattanooga TN on a late spring afternoon. I painted this several years ago.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Royal Theatre and Dr. Charles Pat Marsh's Office

Drawings in progress. I like to envision buildings that interest me as they might have looked way back. This is my "Restoration" of the Royal Theatre and Dr. C.P. Marsh's office in Petersburg TN as envisioned back in the day. I had to guess at what the entrance looked like as it's gone. I looked at some old pics of other entrances. Elevation drawing and perspective. #petersburgtn Maybe an old photo will appear someday. I can always redraw it!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Moonlight and Fireflies Nocturne (oil $ SOLD)

Another in my Primm barn series. Many times my high school days in Brentwood Tennessee, I drove by this barn when the moon was out. This is a summer night with the full moon light and fireflies flickering.

Governor's Club pencil sketch

Pencil sketch from truck at Governor's Club in Brentwood after delivering watercolor. Pleasure meeting Pam and Jeff.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Primm Barn in the Snow (oil $200)

You know it, and love the view on Moore's Lane in Brentwood. This is the Primm barn in the snow. Will probably be gone soon. Oil on masonite panel 9x12 $200

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Old Building in Bell Buckle Tennessee (pen and ink 8x10 $125)

 Pen and ink drawing of a historical building in Bell Buckle TN. Russ Faxon has his sculpture studio there now. Bell Buckle is a fine place to visit year around. Cool shops and nice people. The Moon Pie festival is held there every summer.
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Summer Afternoon in Smyrna Tennessee (8x10 watercolor $120)

Nice summer afternoon in Smyrna Tennessee with drinks on the front porch. Right on College Street down from the Smyrna train depot. Nice low light. Best time of the day. Watercolor and gouache.
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Primm-Owen Barn Oil 5x7 $100

A small 5x7 oil sketch of the Primm-Owen Barn in Brentwood Tennessee. This has always set like a gem with the sun shining on it on Moore's Lane in all seasons. I bet it will not be there much longer. Buy Now here,

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Primm-Owen Barn in Brentwood TN (watercolor 8x10) $150

Old barn on the Owen-Primm farm house property in Brentwood. Across the street is the the historic Boiling Springs Academy and the Fewkes Site American Indian burial mounds. This is watercolor on Strathmore 400 Series Watercolour paper. Good stuff. 8x10

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Friday, May 26, 2017

May Day (watercolor and gouache 8x10)

Gouache and watercolor of two women in white dresses enjoying the breezy May Day. 8x10
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fall Scene With Old Homestead Watercolor 8x10

An abandoned farm scene in the Fall. Having fun with different palette approaches and moods. I saw a double barn like this years ago and built the scene around it. (watercolor 8x10)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

April Showers (gouache and watercolor 8x10

April showers bring May flowers I hear. Windy and stormy weekends here in Middle Tennessee in April. These daisies were in a field near my home. I picked a few for Diane and painted this watercolor/gouache from my previous pencil sketch.
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Colored drawings from my Vintage Fashion Adult Coloring books.

 These are watercolors on card stock. I use them like water based markers.

Spring Mist (watercolor 8x5 x 6.5) $75

Some wet in wet watercolor based on memories cruising around the local countryside on some early spring days after a rain storm. French ultramarine being grainy, tends to pool up in the textured watercolor paper. I used the spray mister and let the water do it's work with the watercolors. 
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Purple Blooms (watercolor 8x10) $100

 Field up the road from me in La Vergne Tennessee was full of these purple blooms. I did some little sketches of the scene and worked my 8x10 watercolor from it. 
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snow in woods behind our house

Snow in woods behind our house. This is painted with Turner brand AcrylGouache paints on DaVinci Pro Panel. I really like those paints a lot!

Pen and Ink Fun

Winter Sunrise 2017 (Acrylic/Gouache)

Painted from impressions and memories from various walk in the winter woods. This acrylic/gouache painting is layered in many colors, with hues of purple, orange and turquoise blending together in the golden morning sky. (Painted with Turner AcrylGouache (Acrylic) on panel)
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Monday, November 21, 2016

1920's Fashion Sketchbook: Art Deco Inspired Fashion Ink Drawings for Coloring

 My new book is out. Inspired by fashions of the 1920s and Art Deco, Chris Ousley’s ebullient pen style will take you back to the 1920’s as you color these. Many flowing dresses, shoes and a few dapper men are waiting for your colors. All hand drawn and inked with my classic dip pens.
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Monday, October 31, 2016

Fall View in Nolensville (watercolor 8x11)

Fall scene here in LaVergne / Nolensville area in Tennessee. Painted on Arches paper.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy Inktober16 & Halloween around the Corner

Happy Inktober16 & Halloween around the Corner #InkTober16