Saturday, April 23, 2016
We had a great sunset here in San Antonio. Luckily I was out there to catch it. I think about all the sunset opportunities I've missed. Mostly it's a distance thing. I don't want to drive 20 miles out of town to paint a sunset and risk not finding a place. As pretty as San Antonio is, I think the Hill Country is a lot prettier with mountains off in the distance. The Hill Country is closer to Austin. I just need to find more places close to home. This painting was done almost a block away from where I live.
I used a different linen than I normally use. That's why it probably looks different than my other work.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
This is my red onion version of the last onion painting. I set them up virtually in the same way. It's been over a week since I bought these and set them up to paint. However, I've been working on other things like cleaning my studio.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
This was a 30 minute sunset study at Mission San Juan in San Antonio. I was trying to paint the Mission when I decided to stop and paint this tree instead for half an hour.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
This was long before the San Antonio hail storm that happened at 10:00pm. I was out painting around 5:30pm and got back home at 7:00pm. I was originally going to wait for sunset but I figured the storm clouds would cover it up. We had a windshield break on our car and some damage to the car exterior, but luckily that was the worst of it.
Monday, April 11, 2016
The first time I painted from life, I chose onions. Now I've been painting onions off and on for 10 years. They remain one of my favorite subjects. I think you can tell by this painting how much I enjoy painting them. I was going to crop this to a 6"x6" but decided to keep it the original size of 7"x7".