Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Hill Country Creek"

Oil on panel, 11"x14"
I love painting scenes like this. Maybe because I love these rugged and beautiful places in the Texas Hill Country.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Near Ft. Davis"

oil on panel, 20"x30"
This scene near Ft. Davis, Texas is from a photo taken by an old friend, Glen McGovern. Thanks Glen for the great reference material.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

"Mountain and Clouds"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"
Another scene from Big Bend National Park.

"Rosillos Afternoon"

Oil on panel, 5"x7"
This was a quick, small study of the Rosillos mountains in the distance flooded by afternoon light.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Near Bulverde"

OIl on panel, 8"x8"
I have been working on couple of larger pieces lately and feel I haven't gotten much completed so I painted this small piece this morning. I am hoping to finish the Peaceful Morning painting in the next couple of days.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Steep and Rocky"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"
This painting is a revised and totally repainted version of a piece posted on 9-21-09. The scene is in Big Bend National Park on a very steep mountainside.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Peaceful Morning" IN PROGRESS

Oil on panel, 16"x20"
I'm not quite done with this piece. I want to bring out a few details in the water and forground before I call it complete. This photo has a terrible glare on the left side which is also where the light is coming from in the painting. Hopefully I will get a better finished image when all is said and done.


Oil on panel. 8"x8"
Not my normal landscape but I have done several still life pieces in the past. This is from one of a couple of sketches I did that I wanted to bring to a finished painting. Ultimately and soon, I am hoping to attempt a much larger similar painting.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"Big Oaks"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"
This scene is entirely made up. It started as more of a pastoral type scene but as it progressed my vision became a little more clear, I ended up with this rather typical Texas hill country scene with nice big oak trees.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"Casa Grande from the Basin"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"
Another daily painiting of the Chisos mountains. This one is a close up of Casa Grande from within the Basin in Big Bend National Park.

Monday, January 3, 2011

"Along the Creek"

Oil on linen panel, 11"x14"
Another creek scene, this one with a few bluebonnets scattered around.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

"Panther Peak"

Happy New Year to all!
As is my recent tradition on new years day, I have done a small daily painting to kick off the year. This time I have picked one of my favorite places, Big Bend National Park and done a symbolic painting for the upcoming year. I will attempt to reach new heights with my skill level and rise to the challenge of obstacles before me.