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

Vacation Home

This is closer to my current usual subject matter: typical suburban landscapes. I noticed this birdhouse with the winter tree branch pattern when walking the dog early one morning. At that time the house was empty. I like my results when I come at shapes kind of sideways, either by removing paint or by negative painting, […]

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, […]

second trunk in watercolor

Here is another tree trunk with some knots due to pruning. I really enjoyed doing the final calligraphy on this one, and layering wet on dry glazes. Palette on this one included manganese blue, ultramarine,quinacridone burnt orange, viridian, and lunar black.