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March 23, 2017 / Mayou Art

An offering to Helios

Not sure this painting is done, but I wanted to thank the powers that be for the sunshine today!


Yellow Primrose
6 x 12
March 2017

March 14, 2017 / Mayou Art

Winter Sunset

Winter Sunset, 12 x 18, Pastel Painting, March 2017

February 24, 2017 / Mayou Art

Time with Wally

Kayak trip on the Arkansas River near Wichita Kansas in 2015.

Time with Wally 8 x 11, Pastel February 2017

Time with Wally
8 x 11, Pastel
February 2017

February 23, 2017 / Mayou Art

‘Want It All’ by Jackalope

Great young artist in OKC is putting some pretty awesome music in 2017!

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February 22, 2017 / Mayou Art

Working on my people skills

Excited for my figure drawing class tonight at the Farmington Valley Arts Center.

Gone Fishing 5.25 x 8.5 Graphite

Gone Fishing
5.25 x 8.5

February 18, 2017 / Mayou Art

Chisholm Trail

I understand that some of the world doesn’t agree, however, I think the Kansas landscape is gorgeous. Wide open fields, tall colorful grasses, and the sky is huge yet so close. Kansas not only is beautiful, some great people live there – people who know where they come from, people who don’t take themselves to seriously, people who know how to have fun. It makes me smile to paint Kansas landscapes for these reasons.

I have been wanting to take a stab at this painting since I saw the view at the Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Club on October. It was sunset and the wild prairie grass was gorgeous in the fading light.

I decided to try an acrylic underpainting, once that dried I applied gesso so the pastels could be applied. Even with the gesso it was different painting on top of an acrylic underpainting.


acrylic underpainting


Gesso over the acrylic underpainting – still wet

I couldn’t wait for the gesso to dry, the image was calling me! So I started on the sky and tree line while waiting for the bottom to dry. I like how the tree line and sky worked – took a picture in case the final image didn’t work – you just never really know!



sky and tree line in progress while gesso continues to dry



Chisholm Trail, Benton KS

The final image turned out very well and is compelling even from across the room!

February 14, 2017 / Mayou Art

A Mere Token

Love to all

Roses 1, 6.5 x 5, February 2017

Roses 2, 5 x 5, February 2017

Roses 3, 5 x 7, February 2017

Roses 4, 7 x 10.5, February 2017

February 13, 2017 / Mayou Art

Heart Art

Needed to have some fun on February 13th with hearts! 

Heart Art, February 2017

February 11, 2017 / Mayou Art

December’s Full Moon

December’s Full Moon, 9 x 12, pastel painting

February 10, 2017 / Mayou Art

15.5 inches

Yesterday’s snow

15.5 inches