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James Tennison

A few years ago I painted this small watercolor study of a nearby house with the intention of painting a larger oil soon after. It took a few years but I finally returned to the subject and the oil painting is done. The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland... Read more

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Betsy McBride danced for Texas Ballet Theater from 2007 to 2015.  A few of her principal roles were in Ben Stevenson’s Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and The Nutcracker.  Her great talent has now taken her to the pre... Read more

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As I stroll along the banks of the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth, I enjoy observing the ducks and geese that are often swimming about.  Here are a couple of paintings of some of these waterfowl, along with time-lapse videos of the painti... Read more

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"Red-bricked streets, charming courtyards, lush landscaping, and an expansive plaza…Sundance Square is a place where the past and future intersect.”  And it’s a great place to enjoy a pleasant evening in the heart of the city. “Haltom’s Clock”... Read more

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If you look up to the skies around Fort Worth’s Cultural District, you will often see a pair of red-tailed hawks soaring high above.  I had the idea to do a painting of the Amon Carter Museum from the perspective of these birds.  In order to expe... Read more

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For a month during the summer the Botanic Gardens are filled with beautiful music provided by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and other musical guests.  You can bring your picnic basket and relax under the stars while listening to the music at ... Read more

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The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is reviving its popular fundraiser, Painted Violins. This one-of-a-kind event will raise funds for the Symphony's "Adventures in Music" education program, which brings the gift of symphonic music to thousands of ... Read more

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Early one morning I took a walk through the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and experienced this tranquil scene — complete with a great blue heron posing in the perfect spot!  “Morning in the Garden”   38” x 54”   Oil on canvas A time-lapse video ... Read more

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The Bass Hall angels are illuminated by the golden light of a summer evening as concert-goers enjoy the view from the balcony prior to the performance.  How fortunate we are to have this magnificent concert hall in Fort Worth! “Evening Light o... Read more

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The Society of Watercolor Artists, based here in Fort Worth, is an organization devoted to promoting the art of watercolor. They hold monthly meetings, regularly scheduled workshops and host national and international juried exhibitions. The 2015... Read more

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One day as my wife and I were walking through Burnett Plaza in downtown Fort Worth, we had the unexpected pleasure of coming upon these dancers from the Ballet Azteca Folklorico de Fort Worth. It was the 5th of May, and these dancers were part of... Read more

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I still remember the first time I saw Monet’s series of paintings of Rouen Cathedral. These paintings completely fascinated me, and I was amazed at the way he painted the facade of this church from the same viewpoint at all times of day and under... Read more

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One of my favorite areas of the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens is the Perennial Garden.  Their website says it well: “From the frothy waterfall framed with sparkling floral color to the soothing brook laden with ferns, the Perennial Garden has someth... Read more

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