Monday, February 28, 2011

"Tuff Canyon"

Oil on panel, 14"x11"
This was painted from a photo I took in 2007.

Friday, February 25, 2011

"Big Bend Afternoon"

Oil on panel, 8"x10"
This was done pretty fast, a couple hours start to finish.


Oil on panel, 8"x10"
I'm having fun with these little hill country scenes.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Oil on panel, 9"x12"
This is another painting done from a thumbnail sketch.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Through the Hills"

Oil on panel, 11"x14"
Painted from a thumbnail sketch of some composition ideas.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Ocotillo and Opuntia"

Oil on linen panel, 12"x9"
Painted from one of my Big Bend photos.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Oil on linen canvas, 30"x30"

This is a commissioned piece.

"Hill Country Home"

Oil on stretched canvas, 18"x24"

Monday, February 14, 2011

"Solitary Oak"

Oil on oil primed archival panel, 8"x10"
This oak is between Fredericksburg and Llano.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Desert Cactus"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"
The reference photo for this piece was taken in Big Bend under complete cloud coverage... it was difficult to discern between light and shadow in areas so I had to punch the color and contrasts to give the impression of some sunlight.

"Cuts Near Bakersfield"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"
There is very little detail to this painting, it is entirely a mood piece set at dusk with dramatic light on highway cuts near Bakersfield, Texas.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Afternoon Blues"

Oil on Belgian linen panel, 9"x12"
Another Hill Country scene. The cold and dreary winter has my mind on spring and warm temperatures.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011