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.
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.
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.
Thanks for visiting my blog featuring my most recent oil paintings. I have an art degree from Southern Methodist University and spent about 10 years marketing my paintings through museum art shows, decorators and representation at the Dallas Decorative Center. I put the paints aside for a few years to pursue other business and design interests, but most recently have returned to oil painting. If purchase information is not listed, email me personally if you are interested. Thanks for visiting my blog.