Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Oak in the Mist"

Oil on Raymar linen panel, 8"x6"

Saturday, December 25, 2010

"Sky and Mountains" revised

Oil on panel, 9"x12"
This painting was originally posted 7/24/2010. I have repainted the sky and immediate forground, removing detail.

"Daydream" revised

Oil on panel, 10"x10"
This painting was originally posted 2/05/2009.

"Late Afternoon Marathon"

Oil on panel, 5"x7"
A small painting that I used quite a bit of artistic license with the reference photo. I see I will have to rephotogragh this piece... the color is washed out in this pic.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"Oaks & Cactus" revised

Oil on panel, 9"x12"
This painting was originally posted on April, 14 of 2010. This scene is north of Fredericksburg, Texas just as spring is arriving in the hill country.

"Iron Mountain" (From behind Joe's House) revised

Oil on panel, 8"x10"
This was originally posted Nov. 4th of this year. I am currently revising several old paintings I wasn't happy with... it's either improve them or trash them. I will continue this trend for awhile and also begin new works simultaneously. This particular piece I have toned down quite a bit, pushing the mountain back and softening the foreground as well. The sky is now mostly cloudy as it was in the actual photo.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Setting Sun" redo

Oil on panel, 8"x10"
Another of those pieces I just wasn't happy with and felt I rushed it along just to get it done. I reworked it with a new vision and now I'm pleased with the results.

"On the Hillside"

Oil on panel, 14"x11"
This painting was inspired by the change of season.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Evening Calm-The Bend"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"
I almost threw this painting away a couple days ago. But I left it alone then came back to it this morning with a new vision for it. I am glad I did.

"High in the Desert" redo

Oil on panel, 8"x8"
Often times I look back on paintings I've done and wonder... "what the heck?". This was one of those paintings... I also call them my mulligans. A chance to repaint something and put a different twist on it. The idea is to make it better (of course). I like this much better than the effort a couple weeks ago.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Above the Estacado"

Acrylic on linen canvas, 18"x24"

Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Texas Color"

Acrylic on panel, 8"x10"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"Del Carmen Sundown"

Acrylic on panel, 8"x8"

"Oak and Hills"

Acrylic on panel, 5"x7"

Monday, November 29, 2010

"Tule Mountain"

9"x12" acrylic on panel.
Tule Mountain is in the western portion of Big Bend National Park.


9"x12" Acrylic on gallery wrapped linen canvas

Friday, November 19, 2010

"Setting Sun"

Oil on panel, 8"x10"

"Autumn Reflections"

Oil on panel, 8"x10"
This is a made up scene and almost painted itself.


Acrylic on canvas, 18"x24"
This is an experimantal piece, sort of an alter ego. It was fun to paint and I might do more.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Oil on panel, 16"x20"
This is the repainted version from a few months ago. The smaller study in the previous post helped me to get the light and shadow colors the way I wanted them. The the scene was in total cloud shadow in the photo I used and the intial painting was flat and had too much foreground detail. I painted out the foreground and made it secondary to the mountains.

"Chisos" study

Oil on panel, 5"x7"
This is a prelim for a redo of a painting I completed some months ago but was totally unhappy with. Thought I would workout the light and shadow on the mountains in a small version before I repainted the larger version.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"High Desert"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"
A scene from the Ross Maxwell scenic road in Big Bend National Park.

"Home in the Hills"

Oil on panel, 11"x14"
Another made up scene, maybe a place I would like to live.

Monday, November 8, 2010

"Rolling Hills" ...in Progress

Oil on panel, 11"x14"
This painting is not quite complete, it is something I had in my mind and painted pretty quick but want to view it online before I make any adjustments.

Friday, November 5, 2010

"Juniper Canyon Overlook"

Oil on panel, 11"x14"
Occassionally a painting rolls off your fingers as if it's meant to be. This was one of those. The view is of Juniper Canyon from the Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Iron Mountain - from behind Joe's House"

Oil on panel, 8"x10"
This is Iron Mountain north of Marathon. The view is from behind my brother Joe and his wife Adrienne's house.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Summer Trees"

Oil on panel, 8"x10"

This scene is from photos taken near Roundtop, Texas. I added the background hills.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Oil on panel, 8"x8"
Another scene made up from initial abstract shapes.

Monday, November 1, 2010

"Trees and Field"

Oil on panel, 5"x7"
This is a conceptual piece that started as abstract shapes and developed from there.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Cow and Calf"

Oil on panel, 5"x7"
This painting is from a photo taken on the Traylor Ranch circa 1982.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"Portrait #2"

Oil on panel, 7"x5"
Another portrait sketch, I am way out of practice drawing people, but I will continue to do them and hopefully improve greatly!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Ghost Town Memories"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"
An old rock home from the Ghost Town of Terlingua, Texas.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Chicken Shack and Cattle outside La Grange"

OIl on panel, 8"x10"
This is a chicken shack and cattle on a ranch just outside the infamous town of La Grange, Texas.

"Just let me know, if you wanna go, to the home out on the range...."

Monday, October 18, 2010

"Outbuildings - La Grange" By David Forks

Oil on panel, 9"x12" ~ 125.00 + 12.50 shipping SOLD

I see these little buildings on ranches and wonder their purpose. Some most likely storage for pumps and what not. It's the what not I wonder about.

Friday, October 15, 2010

"Cattle near La Grange"

Oil on panel, 11"x14" ~ 250.00 + 15.00 shipping SOLD

These cattle were grazing on a sunny spring day outside La GRange, Texas.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Easy Road" completed

OIl on panel, 16"x20"
You may not notice much difference from the image of this from last week but I did spend over an hour making small adjustments to this piece...but nothing major.

"Three Pumpkins"

Oil on Raymar linen panel, 6"x8"
A carryover from yesterdays theme, I have painted small pumpkins again.

Monday, October 11, 2010

"Two Small Pumpkins"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"
In honor of fall and cooler weather, these small pumpkins are fun to paint and nice household decorations as well.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

"Rocky Slope"

Oil on Belgian linen panel, 8"x10"
This view is near the dinosaur bone exhibit in Big Bend National Park.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Easy Road"

Not Complete.....
Oil on panel, 16"x20"
We all could use an easy downhill ride from time to time. And, isn't the view nice from the top? The painting is not quite complete but I wanted to post it and view it online before making final adjustments.

Monday, October 4, 2010

"Dry Wash"

Oil on panel, 8"x10" $100. plus 10.00 shipping

This is a dry wash in Big Bend National Park

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Oil on panel, 8"x8" ~ $99.00 + 10.00 shipping

This is a Mexican Pinyon tree growing in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park.

Monday, September 27, 2010

"Days End"

Oil on panel, 8"x10" $50.00 plus 12.50 shipping

This is a scene in the Big Bend just before sundown.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Morning Creek"

Oil on oil primed linen panel, 10"x10" 175.00 + 12.50 shipping SOLD

I have painted this scene before but felt it needed more attention this time and painted it a little larger as well. This creek is near Lost Maples State Park.