Saturday, November 19, 2011

Still Lifes - Fruits and Vegetables in the Old Masters Method

These are 9"x12" oil paintings.  It was my first time trying out the old masters geezer method. Starts out with painting several layers of transparent paint. The last stage is putting on the opaque paints. This method brings out the oil paints luminosity.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Texas Pond..

Texas Pond 9"x12" oil painting on stretched canvas

This is Buffalo Wallow Pond in Abilene State Park. It is up for Auction at Ebay starting at 1 cent. Click here to bid.

I remember the first time I visited this pond. It was very hot and humid day. The Park Ranger told me to park at the visitors parking so I could see the scenic route. I was sweating more than broken water main.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Gals are back in Town

The gals are working hard on their masterpieces.
She is adding the last finishing touch to her masterpiece.


She is camera shy!

She is a true free spirit painter.

Beautifully done.
She has her painting in a "travel box" that I make for my students so their cars won't be messed up with oil paint. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Iris Flower Painting

The students want to paint an iris for their class in August. I painted this on an 18"x24" canvas that is ready to hang. The students have set for their painting lesson goal is to learn how to make "frilly froo froo" flower petals. The day was spent trying to figure out how to communicate "frilly froo-froo" onto the canvas for them. Guys to understand froo-froo think of lace or freshly clipped poodle.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mill Town

This painting is about ready to start its journey to its new home. It is a real pleasure working with the father and son team.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Texas Cowboy

I don't know who this is. I was hoping to take fabulous cow faces pictures at the fair. This was the first cow face I saw that day. Turns out when I had the filmed developed, there was an arm in front of the cow face. Otherwise, the cows were in their stalls showing off their rears.