Adobe Corner

This is a corner of one of the adobe farmhouses that are still standing (more or less) in Big Bend National Park. It’s the first in a projected series that has as it’s theme the contrast between the right angles and geometry of man-made structures and the shapes of the surrounding landscape. A right angle, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Second Thoughts

This is a recently completed acrylic piece. It was significantly reworked from its initial state, which gave it its name. I’m pleased that this one has been juried into the TVAA’s upcoming show, Abstracted Redacted, which will run from May 1 – 31 at their Plaza of the Americas gallery in Dallas. Thanks to juror […]

Wait

This is a new one, fresh off the easel, so I’m pretty excited about it and think I will do some more pavements. Not sure yet how the titles for these will be themed, but I’m pretty sure the name for this one will stick. Wait – 8×8 inch acrylic on panel $165 plus $10 shipping […]

Garden Falls

This is another view of the Japanese Maple falls and pond at the arboretum. It would be easy to mistake the bright spring color of the maples for autumn.   Garden Falls – 6×6 inches, acrylic and oil on panel

Poppies

North Haven Gardens kindly invited me to do some painting at their nursery today. There was a gorgeous abundance of blooms, as you would expect. I thought I’d better hurry up and paint the poppies first, before they are over. I’ll be going back again for more blossoms. Poppies – 6×6 inches, acrylic and gouache on […]

Enchanted Rock

The title of this painting doesn’t suggest a fantasy landscape. It’s a real place, and Enchanted Rock is its real name. Enchanted Rock – 6×6 inch acrylic and oil on panel.

Garden Spring

This is a little waterfall in the Dallas Arboretum that is surrounded by Japanese maples. I wanted to bring out the vital freshness of the new spring growth in those water plants. They glowed. Garden Spring – 6 x 8 inch acrylic and oil on panel