Sunday, July 17, 2016

Cat by the Window


I found this to be an excellent way to explore the abstract side of art.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

Sunset in New Braunfels


I braved the 97 degree heat for this one.  This painting was done on a low traffic county road in New Braunfels, TX. 

Off the Trail



For a change I turned around from the sunset and painted the beautiful light on the trees.  As soon as the sun set, I got the red fiery warm light across the trees. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Between the Trees


I woke up this morning and quickly got my painting supplies ready.  I got in the car and headed to this one place I picked out previously.  I parked the car and set up my easel.  In the beginning stage of a painting, I'll do a wash and loosely block in certain shapes.  A wash is just mineral spirits and a color I choose to tone the canvas, this time I used raw sienna.  When the sun was at this point, shinning through the trees, I moved my easel so I could paint without the glare. This painting looks abstract but it truly is a loose interpretation of what I was seeing.
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