Wilson Circle and Square

This is another of the paintings based on old homes in Big Bend. I was lucky to have visited the Homer Wilson Ranch location at a time of day when the shadows made a strong graphic statement. The strong geometric shapes of the voids in the walls made this view irresistible to me. Wilson Circle […]

Dorgan House Window

This is another of the old residences within Big Bend National Park. I’m particularly pleased with the quiet, subdued colors in this one. Dorgan House Window – 10×14 inch watercolor and gouache on gessoed paper. $308

Big Tex Says Howdy

I painted this piece specifically for the Southwest Watercolor Society’s fundraiser. When asked to contribute a painting, I was concerned that my usual non-descript subjects in quiet colors wouldn’t generate a lot of auction action. Big Tex was the answer. He kept me true to my “painting local” theme, and also fit right in with […]

The Gainesville State

The Southwestern Watercolor Society’s fall paintout was held in Gainesville this year. I did a few small plein air paintings and also did an on site sketch of their restored movie theater. This painting was done in the studio, using the sketch and some photographs for reference. The making of this painting was documented as […]

30×30 results

Last blog post I was planning a personal 30×30 challenge and here are the results. The intent was to experiment with watermedia every day, and I did a little of that, but mostly I ended up with studies for things I intend to paint again in a more considered way – those are the suburban […]

Fall Chrysanthemums

Last November I did a daily plein air project, going to the Arboretum every day. One day the place was full of containers of the most brilliant chrysanthemums. This piece captures some of that clear autumn light and the fiery color of the flowers. It is painted in gouache, which is a kind of opaque […]