Tuesday, February 23, 2010

CACTUS IN THE SNOW oil on board, 4"x6"

We have snow again, our third time this winter. It's really unusual for East Texas to have snow, and I'm so glad we do. This is a study I painted from a photo I took of our beautiful snow. I plan to paint a larger painting of this scene. I stretched a 16x20 canvas and will begin painting it tomorrow.

Friday, February 19, 2010

OFF BOXCAR ROAD oil on canvas on board, 6x8

This is a plein air painting I did this morning. The weather was beautiful--cool (about 60) and sunny. I didn't have to drive far from my home to find this place.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunshine Award

I am so honored to receive the Sunshine Award!!! Thank you, Becky Joy! The Sunshine Award is for creativity and positivity in blogging.

In order to accept the award, you must:

  • Link to the person from whom you received this award
  • Put the logo on your blog or within your post

  • Pass the award on to 12 bloggers

  • Link the nominees within your post

  • Let the nominees know they received this award

The following are my nominees, in no particular order.

  1. Jala Pfaff
  2. Susan Carlin

  3. Rob Ijbema

  4. Tom Brown

  5. Betty Dalsing

  6. Cooper Dragonette

  7. Alex Perez

  8. Lisa Daria

  9. Mary Maxam

  10. Laurie G. Miller

  11. Pam Holnback

  12. Xiangyuan Jie

FIRST SNOW oil on canvas on board, 5"x7"

This is a study I did yesterday from pictures I took a few days ago when it snowed. I'm working on a larger painting of this scene for a show this fall.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter Snow 8x10, oil on canvas on board

This is a plein air painting done from my back porch of some storage buildings in my back yard. We got a rare snow last night--about 3 inches. Everything is nice and white and beautiful. I'm glad I don't live where it snows a lot, but I do like snow once or twice each winter. This is the first time I've done a plein air painting in the snow and it was a little different. My fingers got cold, even with gloves on. I'll take a better picture when the sun comes out.

Friday, February 5, 2010

ALL IS WELL oil on canvas, 10"x8"

My mother-in-law, the sweet little lady I painted on June 30, passed away on Jan. 22 and we were gone to the Rio Grande Valley for over a week. We've been home for several days, now, and I've been back painting the past few.

This is a study I did and I'm now working on a big painting (48"x36") of the same scene, but I'm not finished with it, yet.

I'm also needing a bigger studio. I've looked at several places to rent, but... I'm now considering building a studio--well not me building it, but having someone build it for me. I'll let you know what I decide to do.