Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Mile High in the Bend" By contemporary Texas Artist David Forks

Acrylic on panel, 8"x10"
This is a view of the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park at approximately a mile high altitude. The park encounters quite a transition from the lower desert elevations to the higher mountain regions.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Rain on the Mesa"

Acrylic on panel, 11"x14"

Another scene from the lower Ross Maxwell drive. This view is looking north toward Burro Mesa as a thunderstorm passes over.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Flats and Mesas"

Acrylic on panel, 8"x10" $100.

This scene is from far down the Ross Maxwell scenic drive in Big Bend National Park. This is where the road has descended from the mountain elevations to the flats near the Rio Grande and looking back to the north.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

"Path of Least Resistance"

Acrylic on panel, 14"x11"

This painting was created from a photo taken by my good freind Karen Sandall from work. I believe this is near Autin.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

"A Quiet Canyon"

Acrylic on stretched canvas, 18"x24"
This scene started out as a small thumbnail sketch that I did from imagination. A little more detail in this piece than I normally paint.

Friday, August 20, 2010

"Just a little Blue"

Acrylic on panel, 5"x7"

Another made up scene. As it progressed I imagined and painted more detail. Typical Texas hill country.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"A Horse of Course"

Acrylic on panel, 8"x10"

Another view of the same horse I painted and posted a couple days ago. .

Monday, August 16, 2010


Acrylic on panel, 8"x10"

This horse was grazing on a very windy, spring day just south of Llano, Texas.

Friday, August 13, 2010

"After the Rain"

Acrylic on panel, 8"x10"

This is a scene from the upper Ross Maxwell drive in Big Bend shortly after a thunder storm has passed over the Chisos mountains.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Cool Waters"

Acrylic on panel, 8"x8"

This scene is entirely made up. My happy little world! Texas Hill Country and a shallow, cool running creek.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Oil on panel, 5"x7"

This is a typical Texas Hill Country cactus.

Friday, August 6, 2010

"Near the Observatory"

Oil on panel, 11"x14"
This scene is north of Ft. Davis near the McDonald Observatory.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

"In the Basin"

Oil on panel, 5"x7"

Another daily painting. This is a view of the Chisos mountains of Big Bend National Park from inside the Basin.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Oil on panel, 20"x16"

This daily painting was actually done en plein air, outside in scorching heat. I placed the daisies in a stainless pitcher on top of a small pedestal table in partial sun. I made up the background.

Monday, August 2, 2010

"Davis County Livestock" Jeff Davis that is..

Oil on panel, 11"x14"
Cattle grazing in a pasture near Ft. Davis State Park, Texas.

My mistake in naming this piece "Davis County Livestock" as a gracious and anonymous viewer reminded me, the county is Jeff Davis and I knew that but it had slipped my mind. Thanks Anonymous!

"Old Wilson Ranch"

Oil on panel, 8"x10"
A cloud filled sky behind red mountains near the old Homer Wilson homestead in Big Bend National Park.

"Ocotillo Flats"

Oil on panel, 5"x7"Ocotillo with mountains and canyons in the background on a light flooded afternoon in Big Bend National Park.