Monday, October 28, 2013

#126 - Somewhere in Utah

12"x16" oil on canvas panel - studio piece
Photo reference provided by James Swanson.

Friday, October 18, 2013

#125 - View From Lost Mine Trail

Another in a series of Big Bend National Park paintings.

12"x9" oil on gessobord

Sunday, October 13, 2013

#124 Old City Park Fountain


11x14 oil on panel. Studio piece of the Dallas Heritage Village. Late morning sunlight creating some interesting shadows, and I liked the way this fountain's mist was back-lit.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"Brush With History" People's Choice Award

This past Friday I had the pleasure of attending the opening reception for "Brush With History: Following Frank Reaugh", a juried plein air show at Dallas Heritage Village in Old City Park. Paintings from 15 participating artists were on display in Browder Springs Hall.

I was surprised to find out yesterday that one of my entries had won the People's Choice Award which had been voted on by patrons attending the show.

This may be a bit of humble bragging, but there were dozens of excellent plein air works in the show so winning this award really meant a lot to me. This has been a really good year. God has blessed me beyond my expectations.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

#123 View From Emory Peak

Previously I have posted several paintings from slides I made while hiking in the Chisos Mountains many years ago in Big Bend National Park. This latest work is from high above the basin where it's easy to see how this was, at one time, a volcano. The Chisos are the southern-most tip of the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. I believe that the small tree growing out of the rocks is juniper that is common in the higher altitudes of the Rockies, but not so much in the surrounding Chihuahua Desert.

12"x9" oil on panel.