Chris Ousley's Studio News The latest news from Chris Ousley's Studio. en-us Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:43:32 CDT Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:43:32 CDT Stuff on the Drawing Table(s) <div>&nbsp;Here are some various drawing projects that have been on my drawing tables lately. Also some sketchbook stuff. I just got a new table at a Jerry's Artarama clearance sale for cheap. They are moving to a new location in East Nashville soon. It will be a good move for them as it is a better location. Farther for me to drive but good for them! 3 drawing table mean that I can have 3 projects going on at once! Lucky me...</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/fireflysp.jpg" width="450" height="349" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/fire_fliessmall.jpg" width="450" height="356" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;I broke in some new pen nibs on this piece I purchased from <a href="" title="Paper Ink Arts in Nashville">Paper Ink Arts in Nashville</a>. A fine shop with loaded of good stuff for calligraphers and pen and ink artists.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><hr /><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/break.jpg" width="450" height="561" alt="" /></div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/spring_day.jpg" width="450" height="580" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><hr /><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/bell_buckle_building.jpg" width="400" height="533" alt="" /></div><div>Building in Bell Buckle Tennessee. Preliminary drawing for a pen and ink. Russ Faxon the sculptor has his studio in there.&nbsp;</div><hr /><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/college_st.jpg" width="400" height="539" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;House in Smyrna Tennessee. Sketch for watercolor.</div><hr /><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/bush.jpg" width="350" height="453" alt="" /></div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/pastoral2.jpg" width="350" height="456" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/pastoral1.jpg" width="350" height="471" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><hr /><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/30spage1.jpg" width="350" height="865" alt="" /><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Adios!&nbsp;</div> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:22:05 CDT Primm Barn in Brentwood Tennessee sketches. <div data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_8el" style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.38; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: #1d2129;"><p style="margin: 0px; display: inline; font-family: inherit;">&nbsp;Yesterday's field sketches of Primm barn on Moores Lane in Brentwood. Took plenty of reference shots too for later works. Also of the house from the road with the zoom lens. Looks haunted. I need to do some perspective studies on the drafting table of the dormer. All those vanishing points on those things can be overwhelming freehand.</p><hr /><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/primmbn.jpg" width="500" height="691" alt="" />&nbsp;</div></div><div style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: #1d2129; font-size: 12px;"><div data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;H&quot;}" style="font-family: inherit;"><div style="margin-top: 10px; font-family: inherit;"><div data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;E&quot;}" style="font-family: inherit;"><a href="" rel="theater" ajaxify="/COusleyStudio/photos/a.318501068194413.84891.318495304861656/1518254624885712/?type=3&amp;size=1256%2C1736&amp;fbid=1518254624885712&amp;player_origin=pages" data-ploi=";oe=59C099FE" data-render-location="homepage_stream" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;E&quot;}" style="color: #365899; cursor: pointer; box-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.0470588) 0px 1px 1px; display: block; position: relative; font-family: inherit; width: 450px;"></a></div></div></div></div> Mon, 15 May 2017 14:06:35 CDT Rainy April "Watercolors and Gouache" <span style="color: #1d2129; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: #ffffff;">A very rainy and cloudy April in Middle Tennessee this year. My last day of April sketch. I like to do a quick pencil for memory assistance in my truck if I see something I like and then paint later at home. (gouache on 8x11 sheet) The first day of May is nice and sunny here by the way.</span><br /><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/rainy_april.jpg" width="500" height="650" alt="" /></div><hr /><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;<span style="color: #3b3b3b; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; background-color: #ffffff;">&nbsp;These daisies were in a field near my home. I picked a few for Diane and painted this watercolor/gouache from my pencil drawing.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/img658.jpg" width="300" height="396" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/april_showerssmall.jpg" width="500" height="642" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div><a href="" title="Buy Here With PayPal" style="color: #3366ff;">Buy Here With PayPal</a>&nbsp;</div><div><hr /></div><div><span style="color: #3b3b3b; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; background-color: #ffffff;">&nbsp;Some wet in wet watercolor based on memories cruising around the local countryside on some early spring days after a rain storm. (I had to add a couple figures.) French ultramarine being grainy, tends to pool up in the textured watercolor paper. This Turner Brand is REALLY grainy! I used the spray mister and let the water do it's work with the watercolors.</span></div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/misty_fieldsmall.jpg" width="500" height="366" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div><a target="_blank" href="" title="Buy Here with PayPal" style="color: #3366ff;">Buy Here with PayPal</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 01 May 2017 11:27:36 CDT Some Dog and Cat Portraits <div>A few dog and cat portraits I have painted lately. All 8x10 in Acrylic and Gouache.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/lil_frisky2.jpg" width="400" height="505" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div>Lil' Frisky</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/whitey.jpg" width="400" height="317" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div>Whitey</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/luke2.jpg" width="400" height="317" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div>Luke</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;<img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/dog_portrait1.jpg" width="400" height="502" alt="" /></div><div>Luna</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/4204/ranger.jpg" width="400" height="502" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div>Ranger&nbsp;</div><hr /><div>Message me and I can get your best friend portrait painted. 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