Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Grape Study

Can't believe it's been 7 months since I've posted...almost that long since I've painted...life just got in the way there for a while.
Hopefully I'm back on track.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tree Study

Another start I did for the workshop...a quick study. This is a 9x12 on gessoed board


Floral Photography



This is one of the photos I did for a bridal shower...I took a few days to do some photography while I was away...I'm having a photography exhibit around the first of August at the Frame Up Gallery in Mt. Vernon

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Mexico Landscape

I've been out of town for the last couple of weeks and headed out again today for another two weeks. I'm teaching a workshop in East Texas next week so headed out to work on some paintings. Won't have internet service for a couple of days so hope I'll have lots of paintings to post when I return. Happy painting everyone. This is an 10x12 on linen board


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ouray

I'm out of town for another few days cleaning out a nightmare of a studio...so thought I'd post an older piece...this was painted from a trip to Ouray. Tomorrow I'll be taking a one day workshop with my wonderful friend Suzann Cromer...I'm wanting to do some sculptures of all of my beautiful grandbabies...so hope to have something to post in the next day or two.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bllue Vase

Quick study gearing up for a fast and loose workshop. Painted on a 6x6 oil on gessoboard

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Signs of Spring


8x8 - oil on linen board, study from Dallas Arboretum

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pink Roses

This is a little watercolor study of some pink roses...I think I took it a little far in some places and not far enough in others...in other words I wished I had left it alone after my first original wash...I was much happier with it before.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Free Feed"

These little guys used to come to our deck by the hundreds when we were out at the lake. One of my favorite little birds.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Swiss Ave.

' Been away so long almost forgot how to post. Working really hard to get back on track so here's a recent watercolor of Swiss Ave. I feel like there's more to do but thinking I'll leave it as is for fear of loosing the freshness.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cow Study

This was done a while back but one of my favorite studies. These guys sat for hours, I was actually able to do this on location. The best models...this is a 6X12 on stetched canvas.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Painting from Yellowstone

This is an older painting I did from Yellowstone. I don't do alot of large paintings...this is a 28X40...I've attempted this painting so many times I've lost count. Thinking about trying this in a smaller format...I tend to tighten up with larger pieces and lose the freshness that I shoot for. Might make another attempt but much smaller....jury is still out on this one!

Monday, January 10, 2011

"Geraniums"

This is a painting I've done before but I think it's okay to paint things over and over...for me with the hopes of improving on the subject. Red is such a challenge for me to get the light without getting chalky, haven't quite got it figured yet. This was painted on a 11X14 gessoed board.

Friday, January 7, 2011

"Moose Falls"

Shame on me...didn't take advantage of the beautiful day we had today to paint out but did this from a photo I took a few years back. I apologize for the awful photograph, the painting is not this warm (took on alot of orange, poor lighting) I might have to repost this tomorrow, and once I sleep on it may go back in and make some changes. Obviously not a rock painter, but set up this as a challenge so.....didn't really succeed but thought I'd share my attempt anyway.