Friday, October 24, 2014

Hutchinsen Island, FL

           Going to the beach to paint as the sun came up was definitely a highlight of my Florida trip.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


This is my Dad's new dog.  Molly and I immediately fell in love with him during our visit to Florida.  For my Dad's birthday, I painted this for him.

Coppini Academy Juried Art Show - Greenhouse Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

Very happy to be a part of this show.  The portrait of the woman in the hat is my Aunt Janet, who so graciously sat for me so I could do her portrait.  The Japanese Chin was a painting of
lola, Molly's dog from years ago who went to live with her mother-in-law, Adela.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

End of Summer Sunflower

I love the abstract qualities of flowers.  I tried a bigger painting of sunflowers yesterday and ended up not liking it.  I woke up this morning and painted this single sunflower.  It's a good day.

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.