Monday, April 30, 2012

Fulton Palms

This is the last painting from my trip to the Texas coast this weekend. I was painting with Robin Cheers and Terri Wells when I completed/started this painting with my Inktense pencils. I was sitting on concrete and very tired from a day of painting. I managed two more sketches before dinner.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fulton First PaintingT

his weekend I joined some members of Plein Air Austin to paint in and around Fulton, Texas. This was the first painting completed on Friday after driving down. The Fulton harbor is a working harbor. The crews and birds come in with the catch. I worked in watercolor for the most part with this trip. It was an adventure.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Midday Surf

I may still add to this one. Its an image from the Fort Bragg, California Area. Again I'm working in a new format. The warmth of the waves with the yellows, pinks and lavender is what drew me to this image.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Highway House 1

Years ago when I didn't drive I would sit in the passenger seat and take photos during trips home. Every once in a while I would get something to work with. I have painted this scene for years.

Monday, April 16, 2012

911 Operator

Another painting from the Nicole Turner trial in the 427th Judicial District Court. The charge was injury to a child. The child did not survive. The jury returned with a verdict of guilty and recommended a sentence of 35 years incarceration today. The center person is the 911 operator. To the left and right are the prosecutors.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lower Falls Plein Air

I'm sure everyone that paints in McKinney Falls State Park has painted the lower falls. Water was plentiful and that's a good thing her in Texas. This was completed on the first day maybe the 3rd painting

Monday, April 9, 2012

More Branches

I can really drill down my scene in the landscape vision wise. What really drew my attention was the lack of branches. Refocus time.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Onion Creek in progress

I started this one last week at the gallery. I'm posting this for analytical purposes. I'm not infatuated yet with it so stay tuned.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

King of the Corner

The man in the green shirt is what attracted me to this image. In Austin every corner has an inhabitant pf some sort. Some preach, make music, display themselves, etc.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

McKinney FallsPlein Air 3

This was started in the field but completed in the studio. This was the upper falls area of the park. The water reflections were amazing and constantly changing. I think the trees are cypress.

Monday, April 2, 2012

McKinney Falls Plein Air 1

This is the first of the plein air sketches completed at McKinney Falls State Park in March of this year. I think it reflects the nervous energy one has in the initial minutes of starting a painting session outside.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunset Reflected

Sometimes if you wait long enough you can get the sunset reflected in the surf. This was inspired by a photo taken in Fort Bragg, California from the balcony of the Beachcomber Motel. This was the second painting completed during my day of gallery duty. I really couldn't get my paint on as people were picking up and dropping off paintings for shows coming down and going up. I soldiered on anyway.