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McCormick Ranch Farm Wagon

Oil on paper, 35″ x 28″, unframed

McCormick Ranch Farm Wagon

When I saw this image of an old horse drawn wagon I envisioned all the supplies it carried and how important it was to the family. Also, the wheel lines in the background for irrigation were a memory for me when I owned a ranch in Tumalo, Oregon.

I used heavy Bristol paper after I gassed it to protect the surface. I used wood burning tools to create line work and grooves. I then rubbed oil paint across the paper and began to paint the wagon and wheel lines.

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A Haveli (mansion) in India

Oil on paper, 28″ x 35″, plus included frame

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Garden in India

Oil on paper, 28″ x 35″, plus included frame

Dinah Cross James

http://www.dinahcrossjames.com

Dinah Cross James graduated from Mills College with a fine arts degree, attended the Arts Student League in New York and studied the print making process at Stanford University. She has taught at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy, the Sun Valley Arts center and The Pacific Arts League in Palo Alto. Dinah has lectured for the Stanford Committee for Art and lectured in London on her art and how her travels have inspired her work. She was an illustrator for Sunset Books and an art director for Reader’s Digest in New York. Dinah is a member if the Los Angeles Print Making Society and has a long history of showing on the West Coast. The Oregon Arts Commission elected Dinah for their Honors program and she was featured artist at the Jackson Hole Arts Festival. She shows her work in the New York, Chicago and Miami Art Fairs with Mattson Fine Arts. She is represented by Dobrante Fine Arts.