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This Is The Only Time

This Is The Only Time


Size: 20x16

Oil on Aquaboard panel. Sumptuous colors. Rare glow.

I am walking out in a tiny Texas town where I have been coming for years. First, to escape to the country where I feel most at home, and now just to go deeper. The time of night when the stars first start to show. The old post office is glowing with amber and gold. One of my favorite nocturnal places. It’s only alive at night. I stood for a long time until I saw the moon and snapped a photo. I used to go out at midnight to watch the moon over the hill at The Schoenstatt Shrine. I only want to paint the beauty and mystery of my world in the dark. It’s incredibly still and quiet out here. I hear coyotes less than a mile away. I am walking in the dark and here I am.


This painting captures the stillness and beauty of the glowing post office in downtown Blanco, TX. I was out at Blanco one night with my husband, and I saw the post office as never before. I had to photograph it. The scene of twilight, the haunting, illuminated post office, beautiful old architecture, accompanying back-lit blackened trees, and me. I became part of the night and was drawn up and into the light of the window and that moment.

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Dry and ready to ship by January 2023.

Oil is a process, and one worth waiting for. Oil paintings take 6 months to fully cure before they are varnished and ready to ship. I offer my paintings upon completion instead of upon shipping readiness. You are welcome to inspect all purchased work before varnish if it's not dry.

Complimentary professional framing and shipping. My preferred framing partner is Framebridge, you can select the frame you like, or allow me to design a framing style for you. Either way it's no cost to you. Every Framebridge order comes with the hanging hardware you need to hang your piece right away. All you need to get your art on the wall is a hammer and a level. If you wish to use your own framer I can ship the art directly to you. 

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