Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fog Tease

I call this one "fog tease" because that is what the fog was doing on the morning I painted the plein air study that inspired this painting. It would recede and then come back even thicker.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Water Tower

I usually paint when I visit my home town. For those of you who grew up in Commerce, this is a familiar image. When you first come into town from highway 50 you see a dorm and this water tower. I don't know much of the history behind it. I was drawn to this scene because of the drama in the sky. A storm was coming through and the contrast in the sky was amazing.

Monday, August 14, 2017

I made this little painting in the spring at the botanical gardens here in Austin. I was working in the center garden as you enter. I used red Canson paper as my surface.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Vacation Gouaches

This a page of sketches is from my most recent trip to Fort Bragg, California. Pam indicated that I spent a lot of time with my sketchbooks this trip. I usually try to focus on individual studies on panel, paper or canvas. I like the energy I was able to capture in these. The line work was done on site and gouache was added later from memory.

Monday, July 31, 2017

In Deep Awe

Given our recent weather here in Austin, I would love to be here right now. I used one of my gouache plein air pieces as a jumping off point for this painting. Its fun watching people appreciating the ocean. Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Young Americans

I love painting old photos especially if someone else took them. This is a very old family photo. It depicts my stepfathers aunt, husband and children in front of their home. I did about three paintings of this image they all have different feels.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Rushing Pedernales

This one is from my archives. It started out as a block print on printmaking paper. I later added the gouache which ,in my opinion, took over the block print. This is a view of the Pedernales River here in central Texas.