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.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Iraan, TX. River Road, I10


My goal was to do a painting on the way to the rig. The weather was perfect so I pulled the car over and started setting up my easel. The spot I found allowed me to work right out of my car. I listened to some Frank Sinatra. This took an hour and a half and then I got back on the road. No reworking just laying down paint and leaving it. I made sure I squinted at my subject. This is also the first time I used Rosemary and Co. brushes.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Coppini Academy Small Works Show


Annuals 8x10", oil on Linen


Market Roses 8x10", oil on Linen