Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Glen Rose Plein Air

#122 Glen Rose Feed Store - 10"x8 oil on panel.
Last weekend I crashed the Outdoor Painters Society get-together in Glen Rose, Texas. After lunch a few of us set up at this old feed store. While I painted, my wife and son ventured over to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center a few miles south of town. It was a great day all around.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

#121 Fort Worth Live Stock Exchange

Plein air from the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.

7"x5" oil on panel

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Progressive Coastal Painting




#118 Tazmanian Coastline - 9x12 oil on panel
I referenced this scene from a photo provided by Ro Lovelock of Melbourne, Australia via paintmyphoto.ning.com. Below are a few progressives photos.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Two from Mustang Creek

Revisiting some photo references from Mustang Creek near our home in Waxahachie. The limestone, or caliche, is amazingly white. So white that it looks like snow in a painting unless you include a few clues to tell the brain that it's Summer. Like bright green grass growing along the top of the ravine, an easy solution.

On a historical side note, this area of town was once home to a zoo and a horse racing track in the late 1800s. Today, there is no evidence that either existed, but exploring the creek, I can see how this would be a great location for locals to visit.

#117 Mustang Creek - 16x12 oil on panel

#116 Mustang Creek - 8x10 oil on canvas