Saturday, August 20, 2016

Unstable Storm

This is an older painting that was inspired by northern California. Its an oil on copper piece. I was taken with how the storm stirred up the surf and the sturdy rocks.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Garden Glads

Another painting inspired by Pam's gardens. These gladiolas were growing out front. I liked the new blooms and the variations in color on the petals.
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Austin Spring Light

This painting is finally ready for a new home. When you paint on copper you have to make sure that the painting is protected from the elements. When dry, it has to be treated with a combination of Galkyd and odorless mineral spirits. I made this painting at the botanical gardens here in Austin. One of many painted there. I was attracted to the spring light on the path and trees.
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Transformer Sunset

I painted this little piece while standing in Pam's kitchen looking out the window. I like including transformers as they are part of the landscape and are evidence of humans. I was attracted to the colors of the sky as the sun was setting.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Diners Needed

When I had to give this painting a name I immediately thought "no cows". Thus the title. Those of you who follow this blog know that I love hay bales. When I was home recently I actually stood out in the bot sun to sketch hay bales. I was drenched in sweat when I got back to my car. Yes I wore a hat. The scene is from Northeast Texas. I like how the copper peeps through the paint.
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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Colorful Forest Floor

This park is such a beautiful place. It smells good, the light is just right and its cold. I actually went down a small hill to get to this area. I should have worn different shoes etc. It was worth it just to see the stream.
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