Cooley Art Gallery

Postings of recent paintings

Up to the house

A nice little scene near Etowah, NC.  9 x 12 oil

Incoming Storm

Painting the storm clouds at the end of Crab Creek road at Rt 64 when they started heading my way.  Had to pack up in a hurry.  11″ x 14″ oil on linen.

Looking West

The Biltmore has an incredible view to the west.  I set up my gear in the south pasture.  There are no bad views here.  11×14 oil on linen. 

Snowy fire pit

Our side yard after last weeks big snow.  11 x 14 oil

Center Cut

Another fine day in WNC.  9×12 oil on linen.

Biltmore Afternoon

A view of the Biltmore mansion from the gardens.  I finally used my annual pass to the Biltmore estate and gardens.  What a spectacular place.  I’ll be returning often.  11 x 14 oil on linen panel. “Available”

Chicken Barn

A plain air of the chicken barn at Walnut Cove Stables.  11 x 14  oil on linen.

Hay Barn in the Valley

Hay barn filled for winter in a beautiful valley west of Hendersonville, NC.  9″ x 12″ oil on linen panel.

White Barn Sunset

With just a little daylight left and the temperature dropping fast, I had to stop and paint this scene on the road between Hendersonville and Brevard. 9×12 oil on linen

Chocolay River Bank

At a bend in the Chocolay river as the sun was coming up in the UP of Michigan near Marquette.  8″ x 10″ oil on linen panel

Sue Taylor’s Wisteria

Just finished a trip through Michigan, Wisconsin, and then Chicago. This is Sue Taylor’s wisteria in Lake Station, Michigan. 8″ x 10″ oil on linen panel.

Field with Long Shadows

Final painting from final day in Provence. Field with long shadows, 8″ x 10″ oil on panel.

Day 1 in Provence

Just behind Le Madelene, where we stayed, is this beautiful valley full of vineyards and orchards.  The clouds moved in, but it was still a stunning view.  Julian had just given an amazing demo and we all scattered to find our masterpieces.  6″ x 8″ oil on panel.

Two Poplars Against the Mountain

Just back from my incredible trip to the Provence area of France.  It was my retirement gift from Indigo Studios.  What a Gift!  A week painting with one of my favorite painters, Julian Merrow-Smith.  He puts on a workshop that could not be topped, by anyone!  Myself and nine other painters stayed at a restored […]

Bud McGee’s Field

While driving from Atlanta to Louisiana, I left the highway at Forest, Mississippi to search for a subject to paint.  Finally, I spotted this gorgeous field full of small yellow flowers.  Little did I know, that the local dairy farmers had a different opinion of these little beauties.  The owner of the farm, Bud, and […]

  • I have been painting and illustrating professionally for my entire career. I recently left the graphic arts business to paint full time. Life is grand! If you would like to know more about me, hit the "About" link in the upper right corner. For pricing or any other info please email me. dgcooley11@gmail.com All images on this site are copyright protected by the artist.
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