Friday, July 6, 2018

July Morning

July Morning, plein air, oil on canvas on panel, 12 x 9 inches.  This is another park painting, but I used "artistic license" to add water where there was no water.  It was a beautiful morning to be painting in the Grace Dunn Richardson Park. 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Beside the Lake


Beside the Lake, plein air, oil on panel, 12 x 9 inches.  What a beautiful day it was!  Three of us met at the Ellen Trout Zoo Lake and painted until it got too hot.  Here in East Texas, it gets hot pretty early this time of year. 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Desert Willow at Brandon Park

Desert Willow at Brandon Park, plein air, 8x10 inches,oil on panel.  It was a beautiful spring morning at Brandon Park!    This tree with the pink blossoms caught my eye, and I had to paint it. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Path



The Path, plein air, palette knife painting, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches.  I was so mesmerized by the beauty of the morning that I painted a second scene in Herty Park.  There was no one else around except for one man who walked on that path while we painted.  It was such a pleasant place.

Herty Park





Herty Park, plein air, oil on canvas on panel, 12 x 16 inches. The weather was perfect this morning as we painted another park in Lufkin.  Herty Park is hidden in a neighborhood.  You would never find it if you weren't looking for it.  It's a beautiful, quiet place.  I loved the 8:00 am shadows and had to work quickly to establish the shadow pattern before it changed.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Watercolor Sketches

Wildflowers, watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 inches.  Sketching with watercolors is always fun and relaxing.  I love oil paints, but using watercolors to sketch is very freeing (is that a word?).

Spring Flowers, watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 inches.  I worked quickly on this one to get a fresh, painterly look.