Art Gallery 10      
 Rush Artistic Productions
                                           A Native Texan's Unique Talent
"Thank you for viewing this site and for your interest
in Original Fine Art.  Now, with Individual
Commissions discontinued, my focus will be on
unique oil compositions destined for Art Expos,
Museums and perhaps Public Auctions.
William Rush
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Hill Country Thunderstorm
NOTE:  Although Rush has been a Commercial
Artist throughout life, he recently Retired after almost
30 years in a Career unrelated to Art.  Thus
now does his ART TALENT
seem to "suddenly
" in the vast field of bright stars already
basking in hard-earned recognition.
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SAD NOTE:  The Natural Environment of woody plants surrounding The Fiddle Tree
[See Photos and Details below.]  To those
who have requested Fiddle Tree pics without the Watermark for your
 - treasure the ones I've already sent for there will be no more.  Two people
RENTING the small 6 acres, named Strunk & Willbern,
destroyed everything as
recorded for all time in the digital photos below.

Sometimes something happens in an Artist's Life..... and.... it simply called
"Life".  At this stage I am unexpectedly and deeply involved in a professionally demanding
and hazardous service; some time is set aside to practice the Violin and Guitar but otherwise
there is no free time right now.  In answer to your thoughtful inquiries, I am well and very
active.  When the stars are aligned properly again, productions of art will resume.

All CDs heretofore listed are being withdrawn until further notice.  When no
universally satisfactory explanation is available - none will be offered.  Just know that
in time the many productions will be shared with the public.  Thank you, RUSH.
NOT a Mesquite!
NOT a Mesquite!
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Nan Hampton of The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
was shocked to view
the poisoned Texas Ash to the left (also
known as Texas Hercules Club).  The rugged ornamental shrub
has thrived on the dry gravel/earthen dam bank and is a native of
Texas.  Its orange-red berries were chewed by Indians to dull
toothaches; it was known to them as "Tickle Tongue".  Today
the berries are used for seasoning in some foods and the plant is
attractive year-round.  Furthermore, it is a Host Plant for the
Giant Swallowtail Butterfly, providing shelter and feed for many
species of birds, and prevents corrosion of the earthen dam.  
She asked
'why' it was Poisoned.  Of course, I had NO
REASONABLE ANSWER.  She concluded sadly:  
"It seems a
real shame given our current heat and drought conditions to
kill any plant that has survived."
Others from the State's Wildflower Center noted that also all
Persimmons, small Oaks, Hackberrys, Century Plants, and
shrubs supporting wild Mustang Grape Vines were
NOTE:  Enlarge pics to see the Herbacide
soaked base stems
On Aug. 4th, 2009, the two people LEASING the acreage (which includes The Fiddle Tree) strapped-on Chemical Backpack Sprayers and
POISONED all woody plants & shrubs surrounding this unique shady grove.  Ostensibly " kill Mesquite Trees."  But, they
poisoned all the woody plants.  The two applied
blue-green SURFACTANT laden Herbacides in the Stem Spray Saturation Method which
generally guarantees ROOT KILL
.   Probably a Poison with a harmless sounding name like "Remedy" or "Vista" or "Reclaim".
NOW IN 2011 - even the great Cedar Tree itself has fallen down due to the poisons soaked into the ancient roots,
killing its support system.
The Texas Ash:  See
orange berries at top and
blue-green POISON on
the oranmental's base.
"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being
regarded as a loafer.  But if he spends his days shearing off those woods and making the
earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
~Henry David Thoreau

"The groves were God's first temples."   ~William Cullen Bryant

"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been
caught will we realize we cannot eat money
."  ~Cree Indian Proverb
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NOT a Mesquite!
Little Rascal died in July of 2010.  He was a good little Soul, always
happy to see me; loyal, loving and ever by my side.  I miss him daily.
(with his 1976 Martin
D-18 guitar
and "Lil'
l" his Mother's
Rat Terrier