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Flower Paintings

Claude Monet was famous for saying, " I perhaps owe having become a painter to the flowers." I have always loved painting flowers as it is easy for me to discern what I am feeling when I paint them. I am awed by the sublime beauty of color, shape, texture and smell. I am hopeful [...]

By |2018-02-25T00:19:46+00:00October 2nd, 2012|Categories: Artful Videos, Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Sycamore Tree

Watercolor, 15"x20"   We have a big Sycamore tree by the pond on our family farm. When we were kids, our dad made us a swing rope that hung from one of the big branches looming out towards the water. He put knots in the rope along with a small, round wooden seat at the [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:23+00:00June 5th, 2011|Categories: Appalachian Landscapes|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Wild Horse Stare

  Acrylic on canvas, 24"x30" I have a friend, James, who is passionate about saving the American wild horses. He has made a documentary film called Wild Horses And Renegades in an effort to educate people about what is happening to these horses. It's not good. I am trying to help by painting the wild [...]

Prayer For The Lost Ruins

Aqua oil on canvas, 24"x36" I had a beautiful ranch once, and beautiful dreams of what could be possible. There were old ruins under big, ancient cottonwood trees with sweeping vistas in all directions. This land captured my heart, as did the man with whom I bought it. But life had other plans, and I [...]

Desert Water Bearer

Aqua oil on canvas, 30"x40" This image was in the dream of a friend of mine when he came to visit me from Maine. He told me of the dream, and said he thought it represented my life in the desert at the time. So I painted the urn with the water overflowing out of [...]

Ghost Dancers Dream

Aqua oil on canvas, 36"x48" I went with a girlfriend in summertime to camp on the land beneath Pedernal near Abiqiu. It was incredible. We slept out in the open under the stars, and had a small fire going when we went to sleep. I had a ghost dancers dream where the ghosts surrounded me. [...]

How To Paint A Beautiful Landscape Painting

    So you want to paint? It doesn't matter how much experience you have. If you want to paint, go with the feeling of that desire. Do not let your mind convince you of all the reasons why you shouldn't or can't paint so that you never even pick up that brush. It is [...]

Artist

  The prolific painting career of Annie Horkan began at the University of Virginia after twice failing her calculus exam for a major in Environmental Science. In search of a new major, she wandered over to the Art Department, sat in on a watercolor class, picked up a brush and has never put it down. [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:23+00:00June 1st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rain Coming

Acrylic on paper, 12"x16" I owned a beautiful, old stone house once with a big front porch. I loved to sit on that porch in summer and watch the summer storms blowing in from the west. The sky would change colors, the trees would begin to dance in the wind and I would get excited [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:23+00:00May 5th, 2011|Categories: Appalachian Landscapes|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Fall Splendor

Aqua oil on canvas, 24"x48" When we behold the magnificent, colorful display of the turning leaves in fall, one has to consider the Creator is a true artist. How ironic that dying leaves exhibit such fall splendor. Perhaps nature shares the message of a beautiful mystery in change, in dying, that we can embrace without [...]

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.