Saturday, October 31, 2009

Patiently Waiting

This guy was leaning against the subway wall waiting for the Richmond train. I liked the way he was leaning against the wall and the resulting cast shadows.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Bee Caves Traffic (almost done)

I can honestly say that this is in the nit pick contemplative stage. I like the feel of it and I think it communicates a stormy day driving in Austin. I like those days most when I don't have to commute in to work. Those days are for art and movies.
After further observation and deduction.

The first stage of painting development.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


This is one of the larger paintings of the station.

This is a study for a larger painting I'm currently working on. The setting is the El Cerrito Bart station in Richmond, California.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Lunch Excursion

I was leaving the courthouse the other day and noticed these two headed to the garage and out to lunch.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ghostly Patriot

A few times a year I go through a stage where I produce abstract pieces. This is one of many that I have recently completed. In looking at this I saw patriotism but the left side was kind of spooky.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Genesis in Pastel (evaluative stage)

This is almost there for me. I went back in and refined a few areas. After posting I noticed that the left eye needs a little more refinement. The nit picking can be annoying but it makes for a better painting.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Turnip in Pastel

Another art card. This is a small still life inspired by some turnips I bought. The eventually were a side dish to some collard greens.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Shelter in a Storn

This is a companion piece to a previous post. The post was "Coat and Umbrella". This was the house that the person with the green umbrella was passing.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Beach Occupants

Seagulls are so accustomed to people that they don't fly off when we are around. This one was about 2 feet from our blanket on the beach. I took the opportunity to sketch him while he was grooming himself. This is an art trading card image.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Birthday Wishes

The attorney next door to me got these flowers for her most recent birthday. Of course I had to paint them.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bee Caves Road Traffic (in progress)

Its been raining a lot in Austin these days (thank you God). The streets are filled with wonderful reflections and people are walking about with umbrellas. Of course one of my favorite things to paint are rainy days.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Breakfast treat (in process)

On our last visit to Fort Bragg, CA we found this organic food restaurant on the main drag. These people were sitting at the table behind us. What drew me to this image was the little girl that could barely see over the table.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

On The Rocks

Study for a larger painting. The beauty of trading cards is that you can paint portions of a picture and then build up to the larger painting after exploring all of the image.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Rainy Day Blue

I recently purchased art spectrum pastel artist trading cards. This is one of my first pastel trading card paintings. I'm working on a larger piece with the middle car and this is a "midway thru the painting process" study.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Prepared for the Rain

This is one of my art trading card images. You can put a lot on a small piece of paper.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


This is a watercolor sketch from my most recent plane ride. The guy to the left sat next to me during the flight and the person to the right was across the ail from me. When he woke up he was shocked to see the number of sketches I had completed.

Monday, October 5, 2009

On Display Pastel

Obviously this is a work in progress. I have an acrylic and watercolor version going too. Not enough time to paint with the day job and all.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Miniature Roses

Another trading card painting. The trading cards are great for studies and final paintings. This one is available. Contact me is you are interested.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Genesis Series

The pastel in the middle is the most recent work in progress. This is the woman that I work with that reminds me of Kahlo. The first stab at the pastel is pretty interesting. The advantage here is that I had the model guide me thru the painting process. I'm still working on the pastel. The model approved of the others. I really did want to go back and change a few areas but if the model approves do not touch the work.