Thursday, January 29, 2015

Old Garage, study


Old Garage, study
6 x 8 in., oil on panel
sold

The sun is out again and it feels so much like spring in Austin it's as if we're being teased.  The strong shadows on this old garage really make me crave more of this warm weather, but it looks like we'll have a cold, wet weekend.  I'm not complaining, though--we'll take any water we can get!

-julie davis

*And an update on my camera.  Right now I'm using a small Olympus because my Nikon's autofocus had completely quit.  I wound up having to send it off somewhere cold for repair.  Hopefully that fixes all its odd behavior!

Monday, January 26, 2015

35th Street


35th Street
8 x 6 in., oil on panel
sold


35th is the nearest major street to my house--the one I travel down multiple times most days.  Camp Mabry, a National Guard headquarters, is on the left in this piece, so there are acres of undeveloped land along 35th.  That land always makes it tempting for me to snap a shot when the sky is beautiful and the sun is just right....yes, I admit to being guilty of snapping this photo while driving. I promise never to do it again. But this sky was too hard to resist.

-julie davis

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tree Lines


Tree Lines
6 x 8 in., oil on panel
sold

As with my post from Tuesday, "objects in blog are not as vivid as they appear." I have got to get my camera sorted out--the photos I'm taking are in technicolor, and I haven't changed anything.  The auto-focus, however, has not worked, so I'm perplexed.  I'm bound for the camera shop.  This little piece is a relative of "Compatible," in that they're both from the same area of the Irish countryside.

-julie davis

Monday, January 19, 2015

Compatible


Compatible
9 x 12 in., oil on panel
available

I painted this piece in the studio last fall.  Though I did nothing to alter the photo, the painting is really a bit more muted in person.  On our visit to Ireland I did as much studying of the landscape as I could get away with on a family vacation--including taking tons of photos.  This was taken in one of the rare moments of sunshine we experienced.  

-julie davis

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Long View


Long View
6 x 8 in., oil on panel
sold

After nine long, cold days the sun finally returned to Austin this morning, so I thought I'd post a warm and sunny Texas ranch scene.  I don't know how folks who live with cold temps and cloud cover all the time do it, but I know I'm not the only one in town who is celebrating the sunshine today!

-julie davis

Monday, January 12, 2015

French Countryside


French Countryside
sold

It seems I can never get enough of hay bales.  They are as ubiquitous in the French Countryside as they are in the Texas Hill Country, and I ate it up when we were there in July.  If this seems familiar in feel to In the Round, it's because it's a scene from a different part of the same field.  

-julie davis

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ready



Ready
6 x 8 in., oil on panel
sold

Back in October when I was in Kerrville for KOPE I sketched this composition, and now I finally got around to painting it.  These boats sat next to a small lake in a private park, and looked ready to go out at a moment's notice.

-julie davis

Monday, January 5, 2015

Rolling In


Rolling In
6 x 8 in., oil on panel
nfs

I hope you've had a good start to 2015. I missed posting last at the end of last week because we host a New Year's Eve dinner party in our home each year and my attentions were focused on that all week.  My husband and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary on the 31st--I couldn't be more blessed!  

Just before Christmas I managed to paint five 6 x 8 versions of the above scene--one for each of my siblings and for myself, so we'd all have a connection when we glance at it.  I'm calling it the "Sibling Series." I failed to snap a shot of each piece, but though very similar, (like us) they were each unique, and I think my brother and sisters enjoyed the gesture. 

-julie davis