Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fort Bragg Plein Air Paintings

These were completed on site. My desire was to work on values and to not fear the darks. I really enjoyed working on these. One regret is not using sunscreen.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Beach Sketches

Plein air sketches from my most recent outing in Fort Bragg, California.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


One of our Travis County jusdes making a decision that is fair to both sides.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Inner Soul

This is another painting of the lady I work with who resembles Frida Kahlo.
I have since made a few changes which I will post as soon as can locate the image on my hard drive.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Icon (in progress)

This is from my most recent trip to San Francisco. We had gone to see the Richard Avedon, Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keefe exhibit and as we were leaving I grabbed a photo of the street outside the museum. What struck me about the photo is the man looking back at another woman and the Richard Avendon image on the flag above.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Quick Drink (In progress)

Another painting from Abbott's Lagoon in the Point Reyes area of California.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lunch Date

An interior of a restaurant downtown. It used to be one of my favorite places for Middle Eastern food. Havent been there in a while.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Upstaged II

I have a habit of exploring an image in multiple mediums. This is the watercolor/acrylic version. My friend was telling me that it looks like the people are building the statue as opposed to observing it. I sort of agree.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I think I'm going to do a subway series. This is from BART which is the California subway system.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunny Flower

One of my artist trading card images. I'm painting some sun flowers these days. Pam and I love feeding birds. As you all know birds like to kick out seeds they don't like in favor of the ones they like. As a result Pam as some great sunflowers in her yard that I'm itching to paint. These trading cards are good for quick studies and they frame pretty well. I ordered a set of mats from Jerry's Artarama. The resulting image is 8 by 10 inches with a nice little painting in the middle.

Sunny Flower
2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (6.4cm x 8.9cm)
mixed media on Paper
$20 plus $1 shipping and handling in the US
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

From the Balcony

This is a plein air piece done from the balcony of our favorite hotel in Fort Bragg, California. This year we found yet another beach to explore and a great restaurant called Silvers. If in the area I highly recommend this local eatery. I even wandered down to the beach to snag a few sketches of sun bathers and surfers.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Distant Mountains (in progress)

This is another piece from the Jackson Hole, Wyoming photos. I trying out some different watercolors for this piece. These colors are really fun to work with.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

San Francisco Trolley

This a scene from downtown San Francisco. I'm going to loosen up some of the edges and call it finished.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Peaches Below

This represents my latest attempt at peaches. I took these shots the same day as the turnips. The shadows were long and rich.

Monday, September 7, 2009


This is a painting of a young lady that I work with. She reminds me of Frida Kahlo. Her heritage is Mexican/German just like Kahlo.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Turnip I

This is the second in the Turnip series. This was done on site from my living room floor. One afternoon the light was flowing in so I put down an plate and a vegetable and a saucer to create my own still life. I worked with peaches that day too.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Highway Fixture

Traveling up and down IH 35 in Texas you can see lots of old and dilapidated barns as you speed by. This barn was snapped as we were headed back to Austin. I call it highway fixture because it is part of the Texas highway.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Street Strangers

This is still being fine tuned. I think one more session and we will call it done. Based on a photo taken by me in the Boston theater district.