Sunday, July 26, 2009

All about Fredericksburg Texas

Fredericksburg Farmhouse
Fredericksburg Farm
These Paintings will have there last hours at The Upper Crust Cafe today. The Group will be taking them down after lunch time closing. It is always a great pleasure to have you painting hanging in an establishment that has a lot of traffic. I would like to thank the management of Upper Crust for allowing us to display there. It was fun to be able to visit with friends, grab a snack and look at wonderful works of art all at the same time. All these opportunities only make my paintings stronger, I always strive to create new and inspiring work. To have them work with each establishment or with the group of paintings that it is being hung with; yet really pop, if that makes any sense. We are working on the next showing, coming to you soon.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Challenge for WildCats

Alone At Last
Also, yesterday I completed the above painting that was a challenge from the WildCats of Provence Group. Deborah had taken this photo of Red Bud Isle last Oct., and challenged the group to paint it in any style, medium, and using our artistic license to crop or change for our own painting experience. So, I cropped and changed a few things to create this lovely scene. What do you think?
Fredericksburg River II

This past week I recieved a letter from Bosque Art Classic ( aka Conservatory Art Classic), the above painting has been accepted into the competition!!! YEAH :) I have not entered a competition in about a year because you know how life is, it gets in the way of your passions sometimes. Anyway I am soooooo excited. This is such a great honor for me, and I want to thank you for your support (you know who you all are).

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vineyards of Suzette - France 11 x 11 Oil - Canvas on Birch
Sometimes when you are painting you get absorbed into the landscape or object you are painting you just loose yourself. That is what happened here, in a very short time I didn't notice the heat, sun or others conversing around me; a place that I will not forget anytime soon.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Kayak Shack Port Aransas Tx - 12 x 12 Oil - Canvas on Birch - Palette Knife
This trip was great and I had to change the colors of the kayaks to create more drama. Details are hard with a palette knife, at least for now. I am still learning to create shapes and texture. I love painting every stroke is a learning process and it is never boring.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's been awhile since I said Hello

The Shack and The Vineyard France 8 x 10 Oil - Canvas on birch
When in France do as the French and paint plein air. Well this was done in France except the vineyard. So last week I completed this lovely scene. One the back mountain to the right there was the a monestary and a monk was walking by that would have made a fantastic picture or painting, however he refused to be part of the photograph. I have been very busy with the garden-pulling weeds and watering in this Texas heat with some time to compelete some paintings from the past. I hope you enjoy this painting as with all my paintings they are for sale - if you are interested please email me at