Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hay There

Here is a pair of barns, setting in a field of blowing grains. I don't remember where the picture was taken, but I'd like to paint it again. The painting wasn't about the likeness to the landscape, but about the variations of color and shape. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Old Blue

This is a small road painting, just 8x8, but still has all the elements of my larger works. I enjoy the journey that my paintings take me on while I work on them. This had sold, so good-bye Old Blue, enjoy your new home.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nine Heads are Better Than One

I don't consider myself a floral painter, so of course I had to challenge myself when a rogue sunflower sprouted up in my garden. The flower head was painted on an 8x8 canvas panel. I was satisfied with it, but during the process, a lot of "what ifs" came to mind. I painted it 4 times and liked the process of grouping them together. Then I kept going, completing 12 panels. This painting is an arrangement of my nine favorites, with the rejected ones getting a nice whitewash.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Field with Greens

This painting was from a drive in Will County, Illinois. There are so many interesting barns and the farm fields go on forever. The colors weren't as vivid as they are painted, but I love to push the color green. It is always mixed from an assortment of blues and yellows, often with a touch of red or orange.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Farm to Market

The title of this painting, Farm to Market, is taken from the name of small highways in Texas. This road passes quickly through a small town in Hood County.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Road Goes on Forever

During road trips I started taking photos of landscapes from the car. Split second views of whatever caught my eye. Back in my studio, when I painted the scenes, the road became as important to the story as the landscape. Soon I became known for my road paintings. This is where I will start my blog.