July 31, 2009

Bench Painting before Wild and Wicked Weekend

Escaping for the weekend, so a quick post of another bench painting before the crazy, busy weekend begins. This is an oil on canvas. I feel a little bit guilty about playing this weekend, then again, it is LIFE and I really need to LIVE IT! How about you?

July 30, 2009

Park Bench 2 and the Late Night again-oops!

Does anyone else notice there just are not enough hours in the day. I really dig leaving deeply though. Life is a blast! Today I got glasses, wow! wish you could see what I have been missing. Then again, my world is soft and fuzzy without these new glasses. This weekend is a party at Mecca on Main in Aubrey AND I am going camping. Can life get any better than that? Tonight's painting is an 8x10 park bench from the Dallas Arboretum.

July 29, 2009

Begin the Bench Series

Showing the large and finished work before the study this time. This is a 36x48" oil with bright delicious colors and many hidden icons and images throughout. My apologies for the late night and exhausted posting tonight. I guess this is just the way it is.

July 28, 2009

Flowers on the Steps - Vacation's Over

Well, I was not really on vacation, but I took a break from the Blog to get fresh again and work my schedule to get new artwork inspiration, and artwork ongoing. I also went to visit with some artist and to look at their art. I forget how invigorating and inspiring that is.
Had a conference for most of last week in San Antonio. WOW! Very Hot, but the walk around the river with all the rocks and water, and landscaping was great. There was also a section I want to go back and visit when I am not working all the time....I think it was called La Villita Historic Arts Village. It sure was cool but I did not get to visit when the Artists were there and working. I guess I will have to go back.
Now I did get some great images, and some stamped into my brain. And I DID get to visit the McNay Art Museum and see the private art collection of Mr. Tom Slick. Awesome!
Then I had a whirlwind gig in Austin on Wednesday of last week. That kind of timed out my week. The good part about it was how close it was to the Laguna Gloria Austin Art Museum. Anyway, I got some paintings on the easel, and time to get busy with the Blog again and maybe the website revamping too!

July 13, 2009

Art Weekend

WOW! I cannot wait to live this life full time. I took off work Friday and went to the Galleries and Openings. I visited with the other Artist that are working hard to survive in this economy. It's a tough row to hoe right now, but they all have smiles on their faces and sure seem like they enjoy what they do. I also appreciate the support for one another. I want to be that person. Then on Saturday was that person and I spent the whole day at Mecca on Main re-arranging the Studio there. That was a lot of fun, and it looks so much better. Mecca is really growing and evolving. I am happy to be there. Tonight's posting is a large 18 x 24" pastel on black paper, the Austin Lotus. I took a lot of images of this subject in San Angelo last year. I need to get those out and start working on them. I am also strongly encouraged to paint some of the lighthouses I have visited in the last few years. Several friends collect light house paintings. Hey, those will also make great ATC's - Art Trading Cards. I HAVE got to get that going at Mecca. I want it to be a place to trade our cards too.

July 10, 2009

Stella the Boxer -Friday!

Well, today is a little diversion from the Macro-Floral series. Today is Stella's day. She is a lovely little boxer that I met at the Fort Worth Buffalo Boogie. The Buffalo Boogie occurred in May and is a fund-raising event for the Fort Worth Nature Center and Dogs and Cats everywhere. Stella's human thought it would be cool if she was immortalized, and so she is. Stella is painted in oil on a 5x7" archival wood panel.

July 9, 2009

Peachy Iris- Thursday Evening

Beautiful pastel of a Peach Iris...

July 8, 2009

Fuschia Flower on Wednesday Evening

Not many words tonight, just a quick post of a pastel rendering of the Fuschia Flower. Tomorrow will post the commission piece of this beautiful Boxer.

July 7, 2009

Oxide Gallery Opening in Denton on a Summer Night

It feels right to be getting back out and visiting the Galleries, attending the Openings, browsing and supporting the local artists. How cool is this, no wait! It is hot summer, and I am doing cool stuff. Ha, joking! My fingers seem to have a mind of their own tonight...some strange effects from that are occurring. Guess we better keep it short and sweet.
Tonight is time to launch a series that will run for a very long time. This is the Macro Florals...I love to put my eyeballs right up to the heart of the flowers, then I like to try to emulate that feeling and sensation on a 2 dimensional surface. I am so enamored with everything about this wonderful eye candy of Life.
Let's begin with a bright red Spring Tulip, 18x24" pastel on paper.

July 6, 2009

Motivational Mondays-Moving Forward! Last of the Western Series~

Here we go with the end of the Western Series. One of the "running buffalo" works. Oil on 16x20 canvas. Now this week we are going to have to crank up another series. I need to get busy photographing new works, too. I have a commission from the Buffalo Boogie, and I just completed my first Fallen Soldier Tribute painting. I am available for more, as it is most certainly, the right thing to do.
This study of the Buffalo shows the special marks that conceal the secret messages in my work. Can you see them?

July 3, 2009

Work Harder-Work More!

It's a large oil painting of Taos Pueblo. The colors are quiet unique, and the light was just right