Sunday, December 12, 2010

Early December

Early afternoon. 8X10 oil on canvas board.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Giving Thanksgiving

Saturday after Thanksgiving, I took advantage of the crisp temps and painted this 2 hour plein air.

The leaves are brown on some trees, gone on the others, and turning on the oaks. Still have a few weeks of beautiful colors!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dry Creek Bed in Autumn

No matter the places I try to paint, I always find myself back here about 2 blocks from my house. Unfortunately, all the creeks in the area were devastated by the floods a few months ago, and still bare the scars and debris. I'll post a better photo soon.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Autumn Sycamore

8X10 Oil on Canvas Board

I painted out at Bull Creek Park yesterday, just before the clouds moved in. I've been meaning to catch the Sycamores turning. Plus, I love painting near creeks so Stella can take in a swim.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Afternoon

8X10 oil - plein air
The day was so warm and inviting.
Had to get out and sling the paint!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

October Plein air paintings

9x12 and 8x10 oil on board, Late Afternoon Light.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tressle On Brushy Creek

When The Texas State Capitol was being built in the 1800's, pink granite was hauled from Marble Falls to Austin by train. There was a wreck here and tons of the granite was left under the bridge. One of my favorite spots, it's also a great swimming hole for my dog, Stella. This was at sunset with the sun facing me. 8x10.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Grand Old Men

18x24 oil on linen canvas.
First studio painting I've had time to do in awhile.
Really struggled with this one!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Last of the Wildflowers

I painted this early afternoon. Was looking like a storm brewing.
Obviously, quite humid. Had to position myself in a tunnel of shade under the oaks.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Late Afternoon Oak Trees

This is the area I take Stella for walks. We had a doe staring us down and staying closeby.
I forgot my camera. 8x10, oil on canvas board.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Inks Lake

Painted this 9x12 on Sunday. It was 95 degrees in the shade, breezy, and I was fighting with a cheap umbrella. Another reason to buy quality! This is a decent frame work for a larger painting. I may take one of the boulders in the center out. We call it twinning in animation.

Friday, May 28, 2010


I had just arrived home after work, gave Stella her treat, and decided to grab my paints and hike into the far depths of my backyard and record nature at her finest. Or something like that...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thistle Field

I came across this field with wonderful cloud patterns
and purple thistle flowers while riding my bike,
hustled home and immediately packed my easel
and dog and headed back before sundown.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New 10x12 Open Box M!

Just got my 10x12 Open Box M easel on Friday.
Took it to Becks Preserve for a test run on Sat.
This is a 1 hour 8x10.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Beck's Preserve

This is a preserve named for the Beck Family
who aided in the growth of Round Rock, Texas.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sharps Sunset

I did this from a photo taken at Chris and Debbie Sharps lodge in Mississippi

9x12, oil on linen.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Golden Field

12x20, oil on linen canvas

Afternoon Light

This is a 9x12 I painted in a field near my house.