Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"Into the Sun"

Oil on panel, 5"x7"

Another imaginary scene. This is a scrub oak on a hillside with the sun setting behind it. I have a few more of these in the works then I might switch gears again and move to some portrait and figurative works and maybe even some still life setups. Who knows, who cares?

Monday, September 28, 2009

"Rolling Hills"

Oil on panel, 5"x7"

An imaginary scene reminiscent of the rolling hills between Bandera and Boerne, Texas.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Viva Castolon"

Oil on panel, 6"x8"

I was going through a stack of my paintings the other day deciding which to throw away and which to keep when I came across this painting and decided it had potential but I wasn't happy with it. So, it is almost entirely repainted and barely resembles the original attempt. Rather than starting over I realized the composition would work and what I had done would serve well for an under painting.

Monday, September 21, 2009

"Steep and Rocky"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"

A scene from a very steep, rocky and treacherous mountainside in Big Bend National Park.

"New Mexico"

Oil on Archival linen panel, 8"x10"

This is a painting I did a few months ago that I painted over. I felt the initial effort was lacking in many areas and liked the scene enough to give it another go. I think it is better now than it was.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Oak Tree"

Oil on panel, 5"x7"

A quick change of pace back to the Hill Country and an Oak tree with some distant hills.

Monday, September 14, 2009

"Dry Arroyo"

Oil on canvas, 24"x24"

What have I been doing the last 10 days? Well, I started this painting months ago and never completed it. I decided I would finish it and after painting in detail then painting out detail over and over again, I have finally decided to leave it alone and get on to the next. I loved this scene of erosion channels, rocks, dirt and silt in a dry arroyo in Big Bend National Park.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"Casa Grande from the Basin"

Oil on panel, 11"x14"

This is a scene of Casa Grande from inside the basin. A frequent camping spot for my family as my kids were growing up, the Basin offers views of the Chisos Mountains in 360 degrees.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


oil on panel, 8"x8"

This is a similar painting to yesterdays post. Painted from the same reference photo but altered for compositional purposes and painted very loose.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"Mountains and Sky"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"

A modified scene of the Chisos from the road beginning the ascent into the basin.