Friday, July 29, 2011

"Approaching the Chisos"

Oil on panel, 8"x6"

Just Back from Big Bend where I did some plein air work. It was extremely hot but that did not keep me from my appointed task. This is a rock formation north of and facing the Chisos mountains.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Oil on Raymar linen panel, 6"x8"

After the labor of that last large landscape painting, I felt I needed a fast paced small painting. This image of a seagull on the Galveston beach "totally fit the bill". This painting was completed using only burnt sienna, ultramarine blue and white.

"On the River"

Oil on linen canvas, 24"x30"

This is the larger version of this scene I recently painted. I have a very difficult time getting a usable photo of anything over 12"x16". The color is dingy and washed out. I had to shoot it outside which created a blue cast over the entire photo, which I attempted to correct. My camera just isn't good enough and eventually I will have to invest in a much better one.

Monday, July 18, 2011

"Weathered Barn"

OIl on panel, 8"x10"

This old weathered and wind damaged barn is near Roundtop, Texas.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Oil on panel, 9"x12"
Another close up view of bluebonnets. I manipulated the design quite a bit in this piece, painting and deleting detail before I liked the overall composition.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

"Late Afternoon Fenceline"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"
This scene was inspired by photos I took near La Grange, Texas.

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Oil on panel, 8"x8"
This is a close-up view of bluebonnets south of Austin.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"On the River" Study

Oil on panel, 9"x12"

This scene is near Basalt, Colorado. I painted this as a study for a larger version of the same scene. I am hoping I can bring a little more life into it on a larger scale.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Daily Painting by David Forks "3.5 Miles to the Mulies"

Oil on panel, 5"x7"
Been a while since I have painted this small. This is a view of the Mule Ears Peaks in Big Bend National Park.

Friday, July 8, 2011

"Persimmon Gap"

Oil on panel, 9"x12"
This scene is near Persimmon Gap in Big Bend National Park.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"On the Sunny Side"

Oil on linen panel, 8"x10"
Another painting of my sunflowers. I might try another before they wilt and die.

"Mountain River Flow"

Oil on panel, 11"x14"
This scene is from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado where snow melt has created a mountain river.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"Lazy Creek"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"
Another small creek scene in the Hill Country.


Oil on Raymar linen panel, 8"x6"
I have been wanting to paint some sunflowers and hadn't painted any in a while so I went to the store and picked some up, set them up in the studio and have started a couple. This is the first but I may retouch the background after it dries.