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***PLEASE don't pave one more beautiful pasture,
***PLEASE don't cut down one more tree,
***PLEASE don't build another building,
S T O P . . . U R B A N . . . S P R A W L *** S A V E ... O U R ... L A N D ! !

Monday, February 28, 2011

Nature's Vase

One afternoon I was out taking a walk on the road where we used to live on the other side of Chattanooga. I came upon this fence post, which was a big old trunk of a tree.  It was so beautiful because it looked as if there was a bouquet of leaves sticking out of its top.  There was actually a little tree growing just an inch away from it on the right which made it look just like a vase.  It was just a sweet little sight that made a happy little painting.

What a pleasure it was to paint on this Raymar panel (smooth cotton).

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Nature's Vase. Oils on board, 5"x7"

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Evening Primrose

I sure am having a wonderful time re-learning oils.  Can you tell?

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Evening Primrose. Oils on board, 5"x7"

Friday, February 25, 2011


Last summer I was on the way home from the grocery store and I took this photo and today as I was looking through all my photos, it caught my eye.  I just had to paint it!!

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Spring Dreams. Oils on board, 5"x7"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Spring Dreams

Are we all ready for spring yet???

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Spring Dreams. Oils on board, 5"x7"

Monday, February 21, 2011

Raccoon Mountain

Here's another little oil painting I did today. It's of a place that we go plein air painting often. 5"x7, oils on canvas board.  Really bad glare...sorry!

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Raccoon Mountain. Oils on board, 5"x7"

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tennessee Turnip Field

... as we jumped over the fence ignoring the "Posted" signs, we knew there was going to be a wonderful sight to behold just a few more yards around the corner.  We hoped we wouldn't get caught and were taking a big chance.  You know, these Tennessee folks don't take it kindly when you walk onto their property.  They often carry shotguns and they mean business!  As we walked around the bend, whispering so no one would here, this sight fell in front of us.  WOW!!  We knew it would be worth our while!!  Obviously, no one saw us so we got lots of photos, jumped back over the fence, got into the car and sped away!!  Now that was exciting!!

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Tennessee Turnip Field. Oils on board, 5"x7"

Another Ridgeline View to warm up...

This is another ridgeline view that I painted last night and today.  It's been a while since I painted so just wanted to do something simple.  As the painting progressed, it told me it wanted bluebonnets and paintbrushes, so I put them in.  It's just a little piece - 5"x7", oils on canvas board.

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Ridgeline View II. Oils on board, 5"x7"

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hay Bales and Thunder

My girlfriend, Linda, and I went out plein air painting one afternoon and as we were set up next to this hay field a big thunderstorm suddenly came over us.  We barely made it to the car with our equipment before it started raining with lots of thunder and lightening!

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Hay Bales and Thunder. Pastels on board, 5"x7" unframed.