Friday, May 27, 2011

"South Texas Cattle"

OIl on panel, 8"x10"
I feel I am in a zone with the no. 8 flat brush now. This painting came off pretty quick and without fuss. The reference photo was one I took many years ago on a ranch in south Texas.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

"Cypress and Shallow Creek"

Oil on panel, 10"x8"
Another quick painting done in one session. Mostly done with a no. 8 flat then finished with a round sable for some of the tree limbs and sky holes.

Friday, May 20, 2011

"West of Marathon"

Oil on panel, 11"x14"
Another fast painting completed with a no. 8 flat brush. I took considerable liberty with color on this one.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

"On the Grapevine Hills Trail"

Oil on panel, 11"x14"
Another attempt at the Grapevine Hills in Big Bend. I am much happier with the results this time. This was painted much faster than the previous Grapevine Hills painting and almost entirely with a no. 8 flat. The large brush and faster pace kept me from painting undesired details and concentrating on the value and color.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Oil on panel, 16"x20"
This scene is in San Antonio.

Monday, May 16, 2011

"Till the Cows Come Home"

Oil on panel, 8"x10"

Painted from another of my old 4"x6" photo prints.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"Within the Valley"

Oil on linen panel, 8"x10"
Another view of Monument Valley from photos I took many years ago.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"Dancing Light"

Oil on panel, 14"x11"
This is a conceptual piece, started as abstract shapes and developed from there.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

"Just a Mitten"

Oil on panel, 8"x10"
Painted from a photo I took many years ago on a trip to the Grand Canyon and a stop in Monument Valley.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"Grapevine Hills"

Oil on panel, 11"x14"

Grapevine Hills in Big Bend National Park features monolithic uplifts, large boulders and desert sentinels resembling those in Arizona and Utah.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

"Chisos from the Desert"

Oil on panel, 16"x20"

This scene of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend is from the flat desert in the north region of the park.