Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hill Country Landscape

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Hill Country Landscape  6x8" 
Oil on canvas panel. SOLD. 
Painted this yesterday from a photo I took about a  month ago, late in the afternoon, after leaving one of the wineries in the Fredericksburg area - think it was Grape Creek Winery but can't say for sure. :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Red Sky Mountainside

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Red Sky Mountainside 12x12" 
Oil on canvas $175 + tax (TX only) + $15 sh/h.

This is the first landscape I've done from my imagination Actually from a dream. Had to look at some photos of our trip to Colorado for tree references. I envisioned a really red sky. Was fun! Felt like another planet - very other worldly. Like Christmas on Mars.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Gourds Galore

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Gourds Galore 12x12" 
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas. $175 + tax (TX only) + $15 sh/h.

I love these fall gourds - so many shapes and colors. Have oodles of them. They also remind me of one of my favorite towns in Provence - Gordes. Stayed very near there for a couple of weeks a few years ago. Loved it!! This painting started slowly but then came together in the end rather quickly.  So thankful for my lovely painting days with painting buddy Amy. Have you noticed I love teal?  OK, food painting recipe time. Since gourds are from the pumpkin family, here's a link to a Praline-Pumpkin Torte (cake) I've served at 2 different Thanksgiving feasts and was always a big hit. Enjoy.