Friday, January 21, 2011

White Plate with Orange

8"x 10"
Oil on Canvas Panel
These clusters of blueberries are lovely this time of year. The small white plate makes a dramatic addition with the dark background and colorful orange.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cowboy for life

10"x 8"
Oil on Panel
Another wonderful model from our Monday morning drawing group at the LGAA Shanley House. I painted this portrait later in my studio from drawings and photo I did that morning. He still dressed the way he did when he was younger. A working man, a cowboy for life.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Interior Study

Oil on Canvas Panel
This study was the last set up in a workshop which centered on strong color and dramatic light.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Road to Pearl, Texas

Oil on Canvas Panel
I was with Terri, a painting buddy, and we were driving away from Pearl. With the storm behind us, it felt like we were out running it. I used a pallet knife to express the stormy sky and dark green landscape.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


10"x 8"
conte crayon on paper
On Monday mornings, I join with a group of artists who meet at LGAA in Granbury to draw from a live model. This is a conte crayon drawing from one of our wonderful volunteer models.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Fall on the River

Oil on Canvas Panel
I used both a pallet knife and brush to add texture and color to this interesting place on the Paluxy River.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


14"x 11"
Oil on Canvas
I have taken two one day intense workshops from James Spurlock ( ) on painting portraits. This is a study done in his second class. He is an excellent teacher; I learned so much. Now I want to do more portraits.