Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Desert Haze"

Oil on linen panel, 8"x10"

A bright haze over Big Bend softens and mutes the desert colors.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"Sanderson Canyon"

Oil on canvas, 16"x20"

Sanderson Canyon crosses back and forth across highway 90 for what seems like more than 15 miles in and around Sanderson, Texas.

Monday, December 28, 2009

"Mountains and Clouds"

Oil on panel, 9"x12"

I love the views of cloud shadows over the mountains, exposing shape and form as they pass by.

"Pronghorn Sketch"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"

Another painting of a pronghorn antelope. I am thinking about doing a larger painting with several pronhorns.

"Hoping for Rain"

Oil on panel, 5"x7"

Clouds in Big Bend offer hope for some possible rain.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Late Afternoon Whitetail"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"

Late afternoon sunlight and a whitetail deer.

Monday, December 21, 2009

"High Plains Drifter"

OIl on panel, 8"x8"

One of my favorite animals is the North American Pronghorn Antelope. They are speedsters in the open prairie and very beautiful.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Oil on panel. 5"x7"

A whitetail buck in the hill country.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"A Day in the Bend"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"

Another view of mountains from the desert in Big Bend NP.

"Day in the Desert"

Oil on panel, 5"x7"

Another scene from Big Bend NP.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Oil on panel, 7"x5"

'Tis the season... a mug and a few stray marshmallows.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"Purple Mountain" revised

Oil on panel, 5"x7"

The final revised piece I am posting today. These paintings needed more work on them, they just seemed like I had initially hurried through them. The next post will be something new and appropriate for the season.

"Shark Tooth" revised

Oil on panel, 5"x7"

Another painting I have revised since last posted.

"Volcanic Landscape" revised

OIl on panel, 8"x8"

This painting has been revised since last posted in August.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Oil on panel, 9"x12"

A man made shelter in the hill country offers escape from the elements, possibly for bedding or feed.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

"Hills and Valleys"

Oil on panel, 5"x7"

Another scene from the hill country. The sun is to the left, that is a cloud shadow on the hill to the right.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"In the Aspens"

Oil on masonite panel, 30"x24"

I am just not going to get a good picture of this painting. There is a lot of glare on it, it is dark today and I have the painting near the window to allow for as much light as possible but also getting reflections in the surface. Anyway, this is a larger version of the aspens painting done and posted to my blog a couple weeks ago.