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

In the Shade

Another one of the little landscapes. This is another of those “spontaneous” landscapes. I kind of think the spontenaity is in the way the paints arrange themselves, not in me. I can’t help but see things I recognize in the shapes the water and paint make. In the Shade – 6×6 inches, acrylic and oil. $108 […]

Little Landscapes

Lately I have been working on some little landscapes using acrylic and water soluble oils. They really are little – this one is only 5×7 inches. Acrylic is great for establishing a base painting with lots of watery flow. Then a layer of the oil was sloshed on and the painting completed by wiping out, scratching, […]

watercolor trees

Watercolor is the perfect medium for a series of paintings that has been percolating for a few years now. The subject matter is tree trunks, and how they show or heal over damage from insects, parasites, chainsaws, and so on. A title for this series is giving me a little trouble. “Scars” is too full […]