Introducing my newest painting:
"Tangled Oaks in the King Ranch."


copyright: Amy Glasscock


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Last April, 2013, I visited the Norias section of the King Ranch. The vast and wild King Ranch is bigger than the state of Rhode Island and stretches 825,000 acres in South Texas. The section that I visited is covered with a beautiful, twisty, oak tree forest that is home to a rare variety of birds that migrate from South America. I was fascinated by the power of these wavy lines surrounding me and that feeling is what persuaded me to make this painting. My hope was to create the same feeling on canvas. The tour guide on my trip said that the infamous Pancho Villa and his bandits hid out here as they tried to attack the ranch back in the early 1900's. I can imagine getting lost in these endless, mysterious, squiggles. This place is just asking for a movie to be made here... it is that mysterious and beautiful.

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copyright: Amy Glasscock

Detail of painting.
"A  painting lives by companionship, expanding and quickening in the eyes
of the sensitive observer.  It dies by the same token.  It is therefore a
risky & unfeeling act to send it out into the world."
-Tiger's Eye Magazine 1947.