Archive for the ‘O’Con’ Category

Midland Texas Skyline from the South

November 10, 2014

Midland skyline

Midland End Wall Skyline Bank of America Tower_10_25 WatercolorMidland Texas Skyline
82″ x 48″
Watercolor on Paper
1 of 8 paintings for the Bank of America Midland Texas Commission


My Paintings are at the “LAST Art Gallery” in McKinney Texas

September 5, 2014

I have paintings for sale at this newest art gallery in McKinney Texas on the historic downtown square.
There are many other works by great artist, the trip is well worth it.

Last Gallery Invitation0002

The Big Easy

July 2, 2014

12″ Tall x 16″ Wide Watercolor

This is a scene from New Orleans on Canal Street.

I painted this as an entry into the 2014 / 51 Southwestern Watercolor Society Show.

The original is not for sale, but high quality 12″ Tall x 16″ prints are available on watercolor paper for $150.00 plus shipping cost.


Richardson Art Society “Best of Show and Purchase Award” Winner

May 24, 2014

Red Trolleys-2Sunset on Canal Street
Was selected by Juror: Xang Zhng for:
Best of Show and the Purchase Award
at the 48th Richardson Art Society Show at the Eisemann Center.

The painting is watercolor Full Sheet and will hang in the Richardson Public Library permanently.

Cash Award:

Riding the Rails on Canal Street, New Orleans

November 9, 2013

Watercolor 2o” H x 28″ W
Canal Street

Muenster Grain Silos

April 28, 2013

Munster Texas - CopyMuenster, Texas
SWS April 2013 Paint-out
18″w x 12″t

Nocona Texas Oil Yard

April 28, 2013

Nocona Texas - Copy

Nocona Texas Oil Yard
SWS April 2013 Paint-out
18″w x 12″t


Bunkerhill Bridge Boston

December 28, 2012

Boston Bridge 3


Parker House Hotel

32″ Wide x 34″ Tall Watercolor on Paper

A signature project of Boston’s multi-billion dollar Central Artery/Tunnel, the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge spanning the Charles River was completed in 2002 and opened to traffic in March 2003.

The $100 million, 10-lane asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge has been recognized as a monumental achievement in American bridge engineering and construction. It is the first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge in the United States and the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world. Kiewit Construction Company, a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, led the joint venture that began construction on the 183-ft.-wide structure in September 1997.

The bridge’s main elements are the two inverted Y-shaped hollow-core concrete towers located on opposite sides of the Charles River. Kiewit used a cast-in-place construction method for the towers as a part of a value-engineering proposal. The south tower reaches a height of 295 ft., while the north tower extends 323-ft. high. These structures support the 745-ft. steel center span. Eight lanes of I-93 traffic pass between the legs of the towers, and two lanes of local traffic are cantilevered off to the bridge’s east side.

Commissioned by Diane Carson Galleries and Trish Wilson Interiors

Mineola Texas Grain Silo, West of Town

October 21, 2012

Mineola Grain Silos
SWS October 2012 Paint-out
18″w x 12″t
Award :  First Place

SWS Fall Paint-Out in Mineola Texas
Thirty two people showed up, including nineteen painters.  Some arrived Friday morning to get an early start.  That evening we gathered at Holly Lake Ranch for pulled pork and ribs with home made pie for desert.  Some of us warmed ourselves in front of a chiminea on the deck and watched a crescent moon sink behind tall pines.  Others enjoyed the cozy comfort of the  cabin that tastefully reflects the hospitality of its owners.

Saturday dawned cloudy and cool, as artists spread out all over town.  Some painted landscapes at the nature area near the Sabine River or searched out forest rimmed lakes and farms.  A red caboose near the AMTRAK station was a favorite subject as were street scenes, alleyways, and historic Victorian homes.

At five o’clock, we met at the Mineola League of the Arts building for wine, cheese, and an exhibit of the day’s work . There were around 100 paintings produced.  The League has transformed an old school into a multipurpose arts facility.  We filled two adjoining classrooms with paintings whose subject matter and treatment proved that creativity knows no bounds. I produced these 6 paintings and was awarded 1st place for “Mineola Grain Silos”

Dinner followed at Paredes Family Restaurant, a local legend with a Mexican/American buffet that left no appetite unfulfilled.  It was a fitting end to a memorable fall paint out in Mineola.  Margarita attended the dinner.
Article by: Walt Davis, SWS, Paint  Out Chair


June 11, 2012


2nd Painting of 3 submitted to the SWS 49th Members show
Mel Stabin juror

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