Friday, February 26, 2010


Compatibility, 8 x 6

These two looked like they'd been together for so long--clearly they are compatible. And speaking of compatibility, I'm thrilled to report that I've been asked to join the family of painters at the Windrush Gallery in Sedona, AZ! I've sent several paintings out this week--I'm on cloud nine.....

-julie davis

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Meandering Creek

Meandering Creek, 10 x 8

The creeks are full in our part of Texas right now--a refreshing change from the drought this summer. The bonus is that it should be a fantastic spring for the wildflowers (and those who will paint them!)

-julie davis

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Farm Study

Farm Study, 8 x 10
donation- The Arc of the Capital Area

There are so many small farms and ranches in Central Texas--they're all very different, but very similar at the same time. I really enjoyed this one.

-julie davis

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Sideways, 6 x 6

This composition created itself as I set it up. Just a little off, this clementine is. The others are wondering what in the heck it's up to.

-julie davis

Monday, February 15, 2010

Commanding Winter Oaks

Commanding Winter Oaks, 20 x 16

This is a larger version of "Gathering of Oaks" from February 9th's post. It's so easy to pass these oak groves without really noticing them, but they're all unique, and quite lovely. And I've said before how much I love the winter grass--the color is so pleasing.

This painting will go to the annual Art Auction and Gala benefiting the LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center that will take place in Austin later this Spring.

-julie davis

And Then There Was One

And Then There Was One, 6 x 6

In Laurel's class we've studied a block-in technique the last two classes that I've not entirely been a fan of. After a well-deserved wipe-down in the last class, I was determined to slog through it and figure it out at home. This was one of several small studies I did in attempting success at the technique. As classmate Stephen Parker has enumerated the technique on his blog quite well, I'm finding no real reason to restate his eloquent explanation of it! So head to his blog (the "You Guys Are In Trouble" post)to learn more....

-julie davis

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Got Your Back

Got Your Back, 6 x 6

A happy Valentine's Day to you--may someone "have your back" today and every day!

-julie davis

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Gathering of Oaks

Gathering Oaks I, 8 x 6

My road trips from Austin to Kerrville/Hunt and back are peppered with me turning my head to catch great compositions. (I know I'm not alone here). I've been dialed that way since I was a child--taking photos was my outlet then. My great fortune is that now I get to paint the scenes I capture, and I couldn't have more fun doing it.

On a bright note (actually, no pun intended) , Roisin O'Farrell has nominated me for a blog award called the "Sunshine Award." Thank you, Roisin. It's for creativity and positivity in blogging. I'm to forward the award on to 12 others--though I'd overlap with several of Roisin's choices....:)

The rules for accepting the award are:
Put the logo on your blog or within your post,
Pass the award onto 12 bloggers,
Link the nominees within your post,
Let the nominees know they have received this award.
Link to the person from whom you received this award.

Check them out--all consistent bloggers; worthy of praise.

-julie davis

Monday, February 8, 2010


Mediation, 6 x 6

I apologize for my lack of posts lately--as I explained earlier, the project in the Hill Country is consuming much of my painting time. However, it's progressing, and should be complete soon. Meanwhile, it's a creative outlet, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

The title for this one came too easily. I couldn't resist--the limes in the front look like they simply don't want to be there, and the one in the back looks like it is seriously trying to talk some sense into them. I may have lost it.....

-julie davis