Monday, September 24, 2012

Last Of The Trumpets

Oil on linen panel
I had plans to paint "in the field" this weekend, but I kept being lured away by other projects. Not wanting to miss out on the great weather, I decided to grab my pochade kit and travel into the deep jungles of my small backyard for a quick study. I have to admit, sometimes there's nothing more pleasurable than your own quiet places.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012


These are some quick marker sketches I've been doing at work on my breaks.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Cotton Bales

oil on linen canvas
The farmers have finished harvesting. I painted this in Hutto, Texas about 10 yards from a "No Trespass" sign. I was on the "legal" side.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Field And Stream

oil on linen panel
I decided to get out on Sunday morning despite the heat to paint and rid myself of the plein air cobwebs. I found a great spot under cedar trees, (note the limb on the left), and a cool breeze kept me quite comfortable. As soon as paint hit the canvas, I was reminded how much I love direct painting from nature.