Monday, April 30, 2012

Cactus And Thistle In Bloom

9"x12" oil on linen panel
I painted this at Twin Lakes in Cedar Park, Texas on Saturday around 11 a.m. It was hot and humid for an April day. 
This is kind of a breakout painting for me. I started it differently than usual and used some of the techniques I learned at the convention in Vegas. Honestly, it may not look it, but this is one of the most successful paintings I've done so far since painting outdoors in the 90's.

Gnarly Oaks

9"x12" oil on linen panel
After my Vegas trip, I couldn't wait to get out to sling some paint. I chose to paint these live oaks, or they chose me.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

2012 1st Annual Plein Air Convention

Here are some highlights from the 2012 Plein Air Convention I participated in last week. That's me painting close to the end with the blue cap and black and white rain-suit in 40 degree weather with wind, rain and sleet pelting my easel! 

Monday, April 9, 2012

SW Gallery - 2012 OPS SW Plein Air Salon

April 7th
I was honored to have 3 paintings selected for the 2012 Southwest Plein Air Salon at SW Gallery in Dallas sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society. The judge was the renown artist John Budicin. I met some great people and artists who I truly admire. You can see all the paintings in the show at

Monday, April 2, 2012

Up The Hill

9"x12" oil 
Met with some painters from Powerhouse Animation at Longhorn Caverns in Burnet on Saturday morning. I took them to Inks Lake where I've painted a number of times. It was a clear day with temps in the 90's. Kind of muggy for a spring day.

Inks Lake paintout, 3/31/12

Ronnie Williford, Bruce Tinnin, Evgeny Lubaev, Frank Gabriel