Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Katrina Benefit

When Katrina happened Austin musicians put on multiple benefit concerts for the people impacted by the tragedy. I was out with my camera of course and snagged this image. I need to give more details about the bands but neglected to document it. My thoughts are with the people of Mississippi and Louisiana.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Vista 2

The second small watercolor inspired by images taken in Big Bend National Park. On my next visit there I intend to do a lot of plein air work.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Bridge Cover

Years ago I did a lot of alternative process photography. This is a combination of polaroid film transfer and pastel on watercolor paper. When I had access to a darkroom I was around people who still shot with film and were very process oriented. I really should continue to explore photography more. Maybe when I retire from the day job.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

An Elder

This family friend used to be kind of the neighborhood kid sitter. He kept an eye on all of us and made sure we didn't get into trouble. He would also come by my parents house to hang out and give out his morsels of wisdom. This is from a black and white photo I took of him during one of his visits.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Baby Steps

This little one was in its moms lap in front of me on the plane. He/she had the cutest little feet. Squirmed around quite a bit.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fell Asleep

Once this fellow passenger was assured that the plane had been properly inspected and not likely to crash she fell asleep. Sleepers beware when I'm around.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Just Outside El Paso

I was looking through old photographs last week and came across this image. The photo was from a trip to Big Bend that I took with some friends in 1995. We were just outside El Paso when I saw this distant storm and double rainbow. We stopped and took a few photos and headed on our way.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

From The Plane 1

During my most recent plane ride I took out my Koi paints and my watercolor trading cards to capture the view from above the clouds and clouds. We had a good pilot because storms were everywhere and he managed to minimize the bumps.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sassy Girls on the Corner

These are people celebrating SXSW during the day. I can't imagine what the nightlife is during the festival. I probably wouldn't survive it.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Big Bend Vista

This little painting was inspired by a road trip which included Big Bend State Park here in Texas. I think this was the ghost town area.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

China Camp Play

As I was painting this structure again, a local school/camp dropped in with a busload of kids. They proceeded to splash around in the water, screech and play. I managed to get a couple of them into this sketch.