I decided to experiment with mixing metals with acrylics. I used some copper leaf on the canvas and followed with acrylics. This is another one of my tiny pieces - 4x4.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I got to thinking about Cowboys the other day which reminded me of horses . . . so I decided to paint a horse. Even though I used to raise Quarter Horses, I've always like the sculpted shape of Arabian heads. This was also a color mixing experiment. I used only the 3 primary colors plus brown and white to paint this. It was a challenge mixing the colors, but fun all the same.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Every year we drive to the quaint town of Strove. There's a wonderful restaurant there which we can never remember the name, so we call it "yellow chairs" restaurant. Everyone knows where we're going. This is a building we pass on the way to the restaurant. We arrived when the shadows were good, so I decided to paint it. Please remember that there are 4 of us exhibiting right now at the Daily Grind Coffee House in Round Rock. It's in the strip center next door to Bank of America at Great Oaks & 620. Please stop by if you can.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
This is a new type of melon I found in the store the other day. It's kind of late in the season for melon, so it must be shipped in from some exotic place. Decided to paint and eat it. I will let you know if it's any good.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This was a painting I started in Italy and finished this weekend. I had it all blocked in, but had not gone back to put on the final coat of paint. I painted this on our second rain day before we used the ingredients to make dinner later that night.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I think I'm through with the peppers for awhile. These will be cooked soon and will be gone. Think I'll start another abstract series. I have one of my friends in town from the Italy trip and we have been in my studio for the past 2 days painting. Needless to say we are having a wonderful time.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
This Saturday my traveling buddies will be gathering at the lake to have a Italy reunion. We will all bring a favorite Italian dish, great wines, deserts, share our photos and just reminisce about great times. These peppers are going to be part of the dish I'll bring. One of my favorites; Italian Sausage & Peppers over penne pasta.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I've been doing a lot of grocery shopping lately and have decided to start painting some of my purchases. With the current prices, they may now be considered valuable items. I had to paint the red pears first because they are extremely ripe and need to be eaten immediately.