Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nova Scotia Lighthouse

© Debbi Smith Rourke

Nova Scotia Lighthouse - SOLD.
17.5" x 23.5" pastel on paper. 
Here's a better photo of this pastel. It sold to Bill Oakey who took the photograph I painted from. Thanks, Bill. :)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pedernales Falls

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Pedernales Falls  23.5" x 17.5" 
Pastel on paper. 33" x 27.5" framed with mat and glass.
$650 + tax (TX only) + shipping/handling. 
I created this from a photograph a friend took at Pedernales Falls State Park. I loved the image and enhanced the colors with my preferred color palette - at lease that was my intent. You can't really see the pink accent marks much in this photo unless you enlarge it. After having record heat this year, this image is very refreshing to me. Also, it's  not over worked. Knew when to stop this time. That's a HUGE lesson for me!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


© Debbi Smith Rourke
Cantaloup  8"x8"x1.5" 
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas. SOLD.

Painted this last Thursday or Friday. Was in the groove. Love that!  We've now eaten the fruit - so starting anew.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


© Debbi Smith Rourke
Sunflowers 16" x 16" 
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas. SOLD.

These flowers were a hostess gift from my friend Connie for our July 4th celebration. They were too lovely not to paint. Thanks, Connie for the inspiration!! I attended Carol Marine's exhibit/opening reception tonight at the Wally Workman gallery and it was WONDERFUL - so inspiring. Also attended the "What Does Texas Mean to Me" juried show at Austin Art Space. Also inspiring. Can't wait to keep painting.