Monday, August 15, 2011

"Mountain Stream"

9 x 12
oil on gessoed hardboard

More landscape practice in preparation for some plein air painting in Colorado. Cooler weather coming soon! Painted from a photograph from a previous trip to Estes Park.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

"Aspen Pathway"

9 x 12
oil on hardboard

Hoping to do a little plein air painting on an upcoming trip to Colorado and New Mexico, so am trying my hand at landscapes again for a little practice with the greens and earth colors. Am mainly sticking with a limited palette of cad yellow light, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue and white. I earlier did an extensive color chart with just these three tubes of paint and white and amazed myself with the broad range of color. Now if I can only translate them into a painting. The painting journey continues!
This was painted from a photograph taken on a hike in Estes Park a couple of years ago. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Hill Country Thistle"

9 x 12
oil on gessoed panel

While visiting friends in the hill country of central Texas, I spotted this field of thistle on an early morning walk this past Spring. There is a painting around every corner in that area so I know to always have my camera with me. Painted this on a red ground in hopes of subduing so much green.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

"'Holy Cow"

oil on moleskin

This is painted in Kay Wyne's moleskin book, with the theme of Holy Cow. What a wonderful collection of cows she will have at the end of this project. If you haven't checked out our Texas Moleskin Round-Up in awhile, be sure to see some of the most recent entries.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Do Not Disturb"

16 x 20 
oil on stretched canvas

Can you really train a dog to not get on the furniture, even when you're not looking?