Sunday, January 29, 2012

"Nash Farm Tractor"

9 x 12
oil on hardboard

The Outdoor Painter's Society met for their monthly paint out in Grapevine, Texas yesterday and a big thanks goes to Randy Saffle for organizing the cold weather "paint in" with live models and still life setups, and also giving lots of suggestions for painting outside. Guess about half stayed inside while the other half painted outside in colder temps than we would have liked. This tractor was one of the many old pieces of farm equipment at Nash Farm, an old homestead preserved from the early settlement days of Grapevine. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Drop A Line"

6 x 6
oil on hardboard
$65.00 + 4.95 s&h

The Seated Figure Challenge posted by Dana Cooper for the Daily Paint Works is this week's painting challenge. Check out all the other entries for a fun art show!
This was painted from a photograph taken this past summer in downtown Estes Park, Colorado. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

"Sailboats Near the Shore"

9 x 12
oil on gessoed panel

Met several other artists at White Rock Lake yesterday, a perfect day for plein air painting, 77 degrees and sunny. That's Texas weather for the 40's today!

Friday, January 13, 2012

"White Rock Stables"

9 x 12
oil on gessoed panel

Another plein air piece painted in the White Rock Lake area of Dallas. Finding stables and horses not far from this large city makes us realize that we aren't totally a "concrete jungle".

Just found out that two of my paintings have been accepted into the Plein Air Southwest Salon 2012 at Southwest Galleries here in Dallas, a show that is sponsored by Outdoor Painters Society. The opening is April 7th. Mark your calender and plan to attend. Excited and very honored to be listed with this group of very talented artists. Below are the accepted paintings.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"Misty Morn"

9 x 12
oil on gessoed panel

Painted en plein air at the Corinthian Sailing Club on White Rock Lake in late December when we had unusually mild temperatures.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

"White Rock Lake Cove"

8 x 10
oil on gessoed hardboard panel

One of the scenic lakes in Dallas is White Rock Lake with lots of jogging and biking trails, and always perfect for a plein air outing. Caught this scene late one Fall afternoon just as the trees were starting to change colors.