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