Thursday, June 26, 2014

Texas Hay Bales

A small plein air study done in the heat of the day.  It was probably around 1pm and 90 degrees when I started this. Unfortunately, I didn't bring any sunblock with me but I kept on painting.  I was thinking I need to come back at different times and seasons just like Monet did.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Marble Falls, TX.

Marble Falls, TX.  oil on Linen Panel    12x16"

Molly and I took the kids up to Marble Falls on Monday.  We stayed in a nice hotel, picked strawberries, and fed goats.  Unfortunately it was raining so we didn't get to pick many strawberries. We started sliding and getting stuck in the mud.  I got to leave the hotel for a couple of hours and do some plein air painting.  This is the first time I painted cactuses.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tree Study, Karnes City, Tx.

I participated in the "Paint the Town" event in Karnes City, Tx.  Sponsored by The Coppini Academy.

Friday, March 28, 2014

New Braunfels, Tx.

I found this off FM 3009, Natural Bridge Caverns Rd.  I was initially attracted to this scene because of all the color changes in the foreground.  This painting would not have been created if I didn't just jump in my car and go look for potential paintings.   This time it worked out.  Usually I'll drive around looking and waste gas and time.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mentone, TX.

I started this before work one day.  Originally I was waiting for a hazy day and not full sunlight, but time was running out.  I arrived 2 hours early on the lease road. It was one of the warmer days about 70.  The wind was starting to pick up.  I had to hold the painting on the easel so it didn't tip over.  The dark brown on the Derrick (mast) means they are tripping pipe.  Tripping pipe is coming out or going in the hole.  I was hoping that the other crew had finished tripping back in the hole but I guess we'll have to do it :).  I finished this in my studio.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Sonora, TX.

This was painted on the way to the oil rig. I drove down Caverns of Sonora road till it became a dirt road.  I saw this and stopped to get my canvas and paints out.  I really love this.  A few things were added when I got back to my studio two weeks later.