Saturday, October 26, 2013

Two Cows and Three Calves Texas Sunset Oil Painting by Bertram Poole

The two cows enjoy the last rays of the sun while the calves rally around as they anticipate the end of the day.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Five Texas Cows At Sunset oil painting by Bertram Poole

Five Texas Cows at Sunset is a celebration of sunset colors as the last orange rays of the setting sun strike the trees creating statement in orange and yellow with dark blue ultramarine shadows as the cows graze lazily enjoying the late afternoon light. I am including a free substantial wooden frame, which I hand made, to compliment this painting. It can be seen in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Cows in a Texas Field at Sunset - oil painting by Bertram Poole

Sunset in rural Texas!

The cows running anxiously after their calves as the sun sets casting deep shadows in the tree line beyond, while the large tree captures the oranges and yellows of the setting sun which also illuminates the fresh spring grass with a rich yellow green.

I was driving on a country road between Dallas and Austin, near College Station when I came across this scene.

I could not resist enjoying the special moment.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Texas Cows Grazing in Tree Lined Meadow oil painting by Bertram Poole

As the Cows graze peacefully in the tree - lined meadow south of Dallas, Texas, all that identifies them are their silhouettes in the tall summer grass.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Texas Paintbrush Spring Flowers Oil Painting Bertram Poole

Texas Paintbrush Spring Flowers (castilleja indivisa) blooms in March, April and May and the nectar is sought after by hummingbirds.  I love the way the orange to red flowers in this flower-saturated meadow contrasts with the blue shadows in the line of oak trees behind.  Truly a spectacular display of Texas at its best!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hand in Hand on Beach with Two Dogs Oil Painting Bertram Poole


This is a romantic beach scene with a couple walking at sunset followed by their two dogs.  The last rays of light just glint on the outlines and play with the colors and reflections in the water.  The Fauves style of painting is a joyful expression with full color and can border on the abstract.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Surf's Up! at Sunset - Bertram Poole - Seascape, oil on board, 8"x10"

Surf's Up! is a surfer preparing to go out for the last wave of the day, at sunset, accompanied by his son and the family's black labrador.  The late light changes the color of the water surface and reflections while distant waves display the sunset colors.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Summer Beach Play

Summer Beach Play

Summer Beach Play is a joyful oil painting of children and play on Carmel Beach California with the central figure being the young girl on whose shoulder her mother has a protective hand.  The beauty in the work is that the scene and figures have been simplified and the colors separated and enhanced, pretty much in the fauves style, to add interest and vibrancy to the work.