Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Park Composition #1

Oil on Linen Canvas
This is a studio painting of a park in Brushy Creek where I take my dog, Stella, to walk. It's about a 1/2 mile from my house.

Monday, June 18, 2012


oil on linen panel
This area was down a county road outside of Coupland. I've been going there a lot these days.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Texas Cropland #1

oil on gallery wrap linen canvas
This is the first of a series I plan to paint of the farm and ranch land in Texas. It's a little different than my past paintings as I'm trying to simplify the shapes and play with compostion and color.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Twin Lakes Cedar

oil on linen panel
I've been wanting to paint this little cliff for some time, so I went out Saturday morning and this is the result. 

Bull Creek Fugue

oil on linen canvas

When I read that Len Chmiel felt he would have been painting like Richard Diebenkorn had he not seen his work, I felt that it was a sign for me to try a new direction. I started college as a representational painter but was turned on to the abstract expressionists and pop artists. I remember my favorite teacher, Randy Shoults, chiding me in my junior year about all the reading I was doing and not working. It was a very inspirational and liberating time for a country boy living in Mississippi. When I moved to Arizona in the 80's, I went back to representational art while working in Joe Beelers bronze foundry in Sedona.  In the late 80's I was showing my abstract constructed paintings at Elaine Horwitch Galleries in Sedona, quite a reverse. I do that, I shift all over the place. I've learned to go with my emotions and simply shrug. Life is short.

Studio work

18'X24" oil on linen canvas

"East Texas Cloudscape"
oil on linen gallery wrapped canvas
I've been trying to stretch the ol' painting muscles and go outside of myself to see what's inside.