Saturday, March 17, 2018

Church Shadows

I had finished work on this painting for the night, so I put it away and started playing with ink. The next day I couldn't find it. I shrugged it off and went about the day. Later on I lifted my clipboard to find this piece stuck to the back with black ink. It came off surprisingly easy. I liked the resulting image. Thus, the title. The subject is the church that I grew up in. It was torn down years ago.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Sunrise Impression

This is another sketch inspired by my morning commute to work. My goal was to keep the painting loose and abstract. I like how the lights reflect on the surface of the road. The sky drama is always a treat for the eyes.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Commute Beauty

One of the nice things about going in to work early is that you get to see the sun rise. Another advantage is less traffic. This is a little gouache study that I completed before the pastel version I posted on Instagram yesterday. It's a view of part of the Austin skyline as the city starts its day.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Inquisitive Eyes

This is a new addition to our family. He is my sisters first grandson. Of course he is being spoiled rotten. I caught a shot of him as he was being held by his grandfather. His eyes are what drew me to the image.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Snow Covered Bales

My workout partner shared a few pictures of his ranch in the snow. Of course being obsessed with hay bales I had to do this little painting. I liked the fence lines too. This is a little trading card image. I really like working small. Its a challenge to put in detail. My intent is to frame up a few of these little jewels for my gallery. They don't take up much space and I think they draw your attention.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Just Look Down

I did this painting from a thumbnail on my computer. It was one of many images I had taken over at Redbud Isles. I also used an ACEO as my surface to force me to minimize details. Water is a great surface to paint because it reflects, deflects, distorts, etc. All in all a great mystery to constantly explore.
Another face for you.
One more. I'm using artist tiles that are 3.5 squared. Easy for all kinds of sketching.
Last one. Enjoy the snow day. I am.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Judgement Time

This is another painting to go into my portrait project. I enjoyed using color in this painting. I focused also on the surface texture of my brushstrokes. It is one of our many retired judges that still sit in when the presiding judges can't. If my memory serves me correctly, this is from the yogurt shop murder proceedings.