Monday, July 19, 2010

Red Maples - 2010 redux

Sometimes an artist is not quite satisfied with a painting after it is framed and hung somewhere on view. After living with this Red Maples for a while and having it shown in galleries, I decided it was too dark. So I went back into it to lighten it up a bit. I am very please with the results. It is framed in a mesquite frame image size is 17"x 21" looking for a home.

Red Maples - 2010

Sometimes an artist will complete a painting, but it is just not quite right. This piece was an example of that case. I went back in to do a little reconstruction and make it brighter. I am very happy with the results. This piece is 17"x 21" in a nice hand made mesquite frame. Looking for a home...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Evening Above the Frio-Garner State Park

The scenic overlook at Garner is just one of my all time favorite views in Texas. I have painted this scene many times and never get tired of painting it. I will be posting other new paintings of this part of Texas in the next few weeks. Our hill country views are similar to other locales around the world, but just knowing this is the real deal THE hill country, makes all the difference.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Blue Door- Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is just my perfect place on earth. Weather, golf, food and of course art. I completed this little pastel piece this morning. Worked on it yesterday with my friend Regina Calton Burchett. The light in Santa Fe is exquisite and the cast shadows on the adobe walls are just magical and colorful. Cheryl and I will be in New Mexico at the end of this month, can't wait!