Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Austin Summer" - SOLD

I painted this today with my buddies out by the lake. This was painted alla prima (painted all at once) and was still very wet when I photographed it. There' a little glare on it. This is a pretty piece of land located in back of the 4-Seasons hotel on Lake Austin. Perfect place for a picnic - don't you think?

Friday, June 25, 2010

"Back Yard Fountain"

It's that time of the year when you want water around you to stay cool. I was inspired by this little backyard fountain and kept the air conditioning on high while I painted it. So I guess it's a cool painting.

Monday, June 14, 2010

"Snail Fountain" - SOLD

I've been hearing some grumbling that I don't do enough landscapes (you know who you are). So last night I painted this one Alla Prima (all at once) with oils. It's from our trip to Vancouver several years ago when we visited the Butchart Gardens on Victoria Island in British Columbia. The gardens are beyond description; they are so stunning. I haven't had my oils out for awhile and really enjoyed using them again.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Waterfall Abstract"

This is a long 12x24 acrylic on canvas. I was really into the colors on this one when I started painting. After a couple of hours I began to see a waterfall, hence the name.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Arkansas Bend" - SOLD

Thank you Lois for purchasing this painting. I'm thrilled to have met you and hope to see you in the future.
This is a small plein air painting of Arkansas Bend at Lake Travis. This year it has beautiful water. Last year you could walk across it. Love that rain!

Monday, June 7, 2010

"Mechanical Thinking"

This is another large abstract I painted right before my show at ArtSpace. It's all done in transparent watercolors. This type of painting takes much longer to paint than an oil painting. I think this one took about 4 days to complete.
On a personal note - the new hardwood floors are in and I've chased most of the dirt and dust from the renovation. I feel like I can get back to painting without so many interruptions. Yea!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


This is a 16 x 20 pastel I painted of a sunset at Lake Chapala, Mexico. The original trip was to Ajijic, but Chapala was just a short distance away and was such a colorful fun town. Since I probably won't be returning to Mexico any time soon, I thought I'd paint one of my fond memories.