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.