Thursday, October 30, 2014

On the Rogers' Ranch

Oil on panel, 8"x16"

Another scene painted from photos taken on the Rogers Ranch in Montell, Texas north of Uvalde. I took liberty with the composition and added the bluebonnets.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Montell Creek on the Rogers Ranch

Oil on linen canvas, 24"x30"

Painted from a photograph I took on the Rogers Ranch north of Uvalde in Montell, Texas. I did one plein air piece while visiting the ranch, which helped me in completing this piece. The frame is not permanent, but it looked nice so I photographed with the frame.

Spring Creek (revised and completed)

Oil on linen canvas, 24"x30"

I have finally completed this piece after letting it rest then repainting portions of it. Still not sure about my photograph, it was taken outside so I think it appears a little blue and washed out. Hard to judge because monitors have their own color issues. But looking at the original i would say this does not do it much justice.

Monday, October 20, 2014


Oil on linen panel, 14"x11"

Not my usual subject but it's good to break out of the norm and paint something different every now and then. Sunflowers were my mom's favorite flower. They are right up there, pretty high on my list too alongside the Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush. Fun to paint, I may do more.

Battered Barn

Oil on panel, 16"x20"

Once again I have revised this piece. It just was not up to par with what I wanted. I felt it had a few areas I could improve upon so I repainted several areas. I tried to keep a spontaneous feel while adding a little more detail in areas.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tall Oak (revised)

Oil on panel, 11"x14"

I have brought this piece a more to a finish than the previous post which was more of a study. I felt it had some potential if I put a little more time into it. I have repainted just about the entire piece and have included a couple detail images to show the looseness of the brushwork. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Deep Blues

Oil on panel, 10"x8"

I have not posted much lately but I have been busy working on several large pieces besides a few small ones. Some reworks and others are new works hopefully to be posted soon. This is a simple but fun painting of spring bluebonnets with a small cactus patch. A recurring theme for me, no doubt. Paint what you love they say.