Friday, August 28, 2015

Primarily Peppers

It's funny how a snippet of a scene can bring back the memories of a whole day. Fall, food, friends, and family.
This is the second attempt of this composition. The partially completed canvas was leaning on a table leg while the sun shone through the back of the canvas and created beautiful light streams that had to be painted.

Trio Trio

Another scene from the old Texas ranch - the chicken coop, the dairy barn, and the ranch hand's home. The center building was originally a train depot that was moved and repurposed.

The Red Door

This building is part of a ranch in Texas where I got some old barn wood to make a table for my studio. It was a beautiful place and I will be reminded of it every time I see my table.

Change In The Air

A front came in from the north and made a beautiful mark on the sky.


A better name might be Reflection, but this painting is more of an idea of a place. I have simplified the surroundings and let the color be intuitive.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Verde Vista

My largest work so far, measuring 60" wide x 40" tall, is painted on a textured hardboard. This painting isn't all about greens, but how they relate to each other. They took me on quite a journey.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

My Kind of Town

If you know Chicago, you know this place. I used gouache in this painting, which is an opaque water-based paint. It has the workability of watercolor and the coverage similar to acrylic paint. I plan to do a series of Chicago scenes like this one. I'll post them as they become available.