Sunday, December 6, 2009

Garner State Park ~ 2009

We made our annual trip to Garner State Park again this year. Fall is the perfect time to see the park without many other visitors. We almost had it to ourselves with beautiful weather and perfect scenery. We ate, drank, slept, played and of course painted. I got these 4 nice little pieces in pastel. We rejuvenated our souls and lifted our spirits as we have for the past 52 years of my life. God Bless Garner!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Recycling is a Beautiful Thing

I have been working in oils lately and have enjoyed pulling out painting started years ago and putting my 2009 slant on them. Today I did that with apiece I painted in 1998. The subject is the Wild Flower Center back road to an area that is now covered with homes. The first time I painted the scene was as a pastel which I have since sold. The title then was "Subdivision Land". Now it is the ghost of subdivision land or aka. recycled painting.'s a sweet little piece.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

West Texas Sunset

This is one of Cheryl's favorite paintings. Until yesterday it hung in her little study along with her other favs. Now it is in the Heritage Art Auction Gallery for the December sale. I promised I'll paint another, promise..;-)

Onion Creek Fall - unfinished

This place is one of the most beautiful hill contry scenes I have painted. It is a place Gordon Fowler took me to where Onion Creek sort of begins. Not too far from Henley, the family that owns this property only visits occassionally form , I think Houston. I know they must wish they came here more often. I have done several small pieces on these grounds this is the first significantly sized painting. I will be finished with it next week. It probably won't look much different to anyone but me. If you like it I'll help you have it!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Frio River - Garner State Park

This scene is a view from our regular campsite looking at the dam from upstream. I have painted this little view many times and enjoy doing it everytime. The park service does a great job keeping this camp grounds in good shape. Several years ago there was a huge flood and this entire area was devastated, you would never know now. Cheryl and I will be there in a couple of weeks. Come join us!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Painting Grey Rock Golf #13

I have played so much golf on this beautiful Grey Rock Golfclub I always love the way the light comes through the trees at the end of the day. This little piece is an example of the beauty we see daily as golfers. When the world finally becomes so over crowded that we have only golf courses as parks we'll remember what it was like to tee it up on God's Green Acres!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Lost Maples Creek II

This piece began as a demo for the Central Texas Pastel Society last year. It was done at the Windberg Gallery and art school complex in Georgetown. There were about 25-30 artists present, fun way to spend a Saturday morning. Recently, my wife, Cheryl injured her shoulder and had to have surgery. I went with her to an follow-up appointment to see the surgeon, Richard Schram. While there he told us about moving in to new offices in a couple of weeks. Well, this painting now hangs in his new lobby and waiting room. I-Phones are so handy for showing art to people...;-)