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Cold November Day (Gouache 11×15)

Testing this new Foliotwist update. This is a scene up the street from me last week. It was flurrying a little that day. (Gouache 11×15)

More Primm Property Sketches in Brentwood

 A couple more Primm Property Sketches in Brentwood Tennessee. (On Moore’s Lane) Also some other things I have been working on. A church near Jamestown Tennessee, Cumberland Gap sketch etc. Primm Property Sketches in Brentwood Tennessee. (On Moore’s Lane)   Cove Baptist Church near Jamestown TN  Cumberland Gap   Field in Powell Valley near Cumberland Gap TN.… read more

Lincoln County and Petersburg Tennessee

A photo safari through Petersburg and Lincoln County Tennessee. November 2017   Gill Cemetery in Lincoln County     Winston W. Gill had a long life!      Bustling downtown Petersburg on a Friday afternoon. That’s my truck!     Inside the old Royal Theatre. Shows over I think.      Royal Theatre and Dr.… read more

Primm Barn in Brentwood Tennessee sketches.

 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… read more

Rainy April “Watercolors and Gouache”

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 8×11 sheet) The first day of May is nice and sunny… read more

Nocturne and Cloudy Day Paintings

 I always have fun painting these nocturne and cloudy day paintings. Also viewing other artist’s paintings and drawing of the same.      Super Moon Phase Click to Purchase    Grey January Sky Click To Purchase    Approaching Winter Storm  Last Super Moon of 2017    Searchlights Buy Me  

Ousley Paints the Moon and New Years Resolution

 I always like seeing my fellow artist’s moon paintings and drawings, looking at it through my telescope, binoculars etc. I took memory notes when I walked Lucky Marie during last super moon phase.  I painted these in Turner brand gouaches. Used the spray mister some for some soft effects. Jerry’s Artarama sells them in the… read more

McFarlin Road House and Tom Tansil

 Old abandoned house on McFarlin Road in-between Nolensville and La Vergne TN. Looks like Tom Tansil payed them a campaign visit during his run for County Court Clerk. Found remains of this card in a corner on the floor. (inks and pencils) 8×10   Same house a couple years ago in the summer. (Gouache)  http://www.chrisousley.com/art/forgotten-shadows-abandoned-farmhouse/ … read more

Sketchbook Out and About People

 Sketchbook Out and About People. Plenty of phones. Pencil on Strathmore Grey sketchbook. Office Mate white marker, Gelly Roll and white pencil for whites.  I like to observe people out and about. Remember a few and sketch them when I get home.    Adios!     

Local Landscapes Part 1

 Local landscapes around my part of town.   The sun is starting to burn off the morning fog around this old forgotten family cemetery. Cool violets ochres and muted greens in this watercolor. (5×7) Available at http://www.chrisousley.com/art/foggy-morning-watercolor/ Saw this stray dogwood near my home. I tried to remember as much as I could so I could… read more

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