Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Haunted History

I was drawn to the structure because of the mysterious upper porch in the shadows. This painting is part of my Charleston, South Carolina series of structures and people.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Listen Bro

One of our twins trying to talk to the other while I am taking photos of them. The sketchbook practice has been very influential in my more serious work. I feel as if it has freed me to play and experiment more.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Unstable Storm

This is an older painting that was inspired by northern California. Its an oil on copper piece. I was taken with how the storm stirred up the surf and the sturdy rocks.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Garden Glads

Another painting inspired by Pam's gardens. These gladiolas were growing out front. I liked the new blooms and the variations in color on the petals.
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Austin Spring Light

This painting is finally ready for a new home. When you paint on copper you have to make sure that the painting is protected from the elements. When dry, it has to be treated with a combination of Galkyd and odorless mineral spirits. I made this painting at the botanical gardens here in Austin. One of many painted there. I was attracted to the spring light on the path and trees.
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Transformer Sunset

I painted this little piece while standing in Pam's kitchen looking out the window. I like including transformers as they are part of the landscape and are evidence of humans. I was attracted to the colors of the sky as the sun was setting.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Diners Needed

When I had to give this painting a name I immediately thought "no cows". Thus the title. Those of you who follow this blog know that I love hay bales. When I was home recently I actually stood out in the bot sun to sketch hay bales. I was drenched in sweat when I got back to my car. Yes I wore a hat. The scene is from Northeast Texas. I like how the copper peeps through the paint.
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