Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Sunday, November 17, 2013
(Carolina Wren) 6"x6", oil on gallery wrapped canvas. This little guy was just singing up a storm one morning. This is also in the exhibition at the Museum of East Texas.
For information, call 936-639-4434.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Oil on 6"x6" gallery wrapped canvas. This is another of the little bird paintings in the Museum of East Texas exhibition (for more information, call 936-639-4434). This little Eastern Phoebe is holding a grasshopper in its beak. I loved painting these birds! It was fun and challenging painting the 1 1/2" deep sides of these canvases.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Oil on 6"x6" gallery wrapped canvas. This is another of my birds in the four person exhibition at the Museum of East Texas (for more information, call 936-639-4434). I watched this little Eastern Phoebe (a type of flycatcher) dart around near the ground catching bugs at our farm in Central Texas.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A Rufous Easter--9x12 oil on canvas. I guess you thought I had dropped off the face of the earth...nope. I've just been very busy and haven't had much time to paint. Its like being without water and gasping for breath...not being able to paint every day. Painting is what I've always wanted to do, at least since I was 16, and that was a long time ago.
There has been an adult male Rufous hummingbird at our house since Christmas. I believe Dec. 26 was the first day we saw him at the feeder. This is the first time I've ever seen a hummingbird here in East Texas in the winter, but Rufous has been here all winter. I've taken numerous pictures of him and painted this for a sale on Palm Sunday at the Museum of East Texas. I wanted to do something a little Easterish, but not too Easterish... So, I decided on the plain eggs in a basket.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
9"x12" oil on canvas on panel plein air painting: I also did this one at my dad's farm last week. It's such a peaceful, beautiful place. This view is from the back of the house down the hill toward the pond, the opposite direction from the road.
9"x12" oil on canvas on panel plein air painting: I went to my dad's farm in central Texas last week and painted this one afternnoon from the deck of the house. The horizontal row of trees and bushes is along a fence beside the road. From this view on the hill, you can't see the road. This huge old oak tree is beside the driveway which goes down to the road. The weather was beautiful and it was so nice to be able to paint en plain air.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Thursday, October 6, 2011
32"x40" oil on canvas. I painted this about a year ago. It is a combination of places. What inspired me to paint this is the shape of the trees on the right side. I used several photos I took at diffenent places and put them toghether.
Monday, September 12, 2011
8x10 oil on panel. I just finished this little painting. I began it a few weeks ago as a demo while teaching a painting class at the Museum. I looked out the window and saw this lone group of trees after most of the area had been cleared to build a parking lot. I'm glad this little family group was left.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Oil on canvas on panel, 4x6. A friend brought me some strawberries, so I had to paint them before I ate any of them. I thought I'd use a palette knife and squint a lot and here's the result.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
16x20 oil on canvas. I painted this from a photo I took at my dad's farm. I love to go there and I have done many paintings there and from pictures I've taken there. It's just a beautiful, peaceful place that has so many wonderful memories.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Plein air, 9x12 oil on panel. This is a beautiful day! It started out cloudy and I was afraid my plein air painting trip to SFA University's arboretum would be a wash out. But I met my friend, Karen Lostrocco there and the sun came out and we painted most of the afternoon. The dogwood and azaleas and many other trees and flowers are blooming and it is a beautiful place. It was almost 80 degrees--feels like spring.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Plein air, 9x12, oil on canvas on panel. This is another painting I did on the Port Aransas paint out. It is very interesting painting shrimp boats. We saw these across the harbor from where we were set up in Aransas Pass.
Plein air, 9x12, oil on canvas on panel. This is the first painting I did when I went to Port Aransas on a paint out with the Outdoor Painters Society in November. The day was cloudy and very windy. It was difficult to keep everything from blowing away. We found a windbreak and painted in Aransas Pass that afternoon.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Oil on canvas, 16"x20". Here is another painting that's in my show at the Museum of East Texas (936) 639-4434. I painted this from a photo I took in Illinois. Last summer, I took my dad and went to Woodstock, Illinois, for my niece's wedding. Woodstock is about an hour northwest of Chicago. On our way home, in central Illinois, it had been raining and was just beginning to clear from the left. You can still see the rain on the right side of the picture.