Saturday, May 29, 2010

Blue Solitude

12x12 oil on cotton canvas panel
$180 (email me if interested)
Today I hung my first show ever! I have thirteen of my Texas landscapes at the Bulverde/Spring Branch Library. They will be there the month of June. It feels good. I kind of liked the way they looked hanging together. There seemed to be a cohesiveness in the collection.

As every Texas artist knows, tis the season for bluebonnets (if I had been organized and posted this when I finished the painting it would of been when the bluebonnets were blooming but I am about a month late) I would not of seen this less traveled trail if I had not pulled over to take a picture of something else.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Dancing Cypress on Frio River

20x24 oil on stretched cotton canvas
$600 (email me if interested)
I really wanted to emphasize the cypress roots in the water so I thought by putting the horizon in the top part of the painting I could use majority of the space on the water's edge. I am really pleased with the outcome using this composition. I have been preparing to hang some of my paintings at Magnolia Cafe in Austin the first of June. I am making my own floater frames. This is very time consuming with cutting, assembling, painting and sanding. I am ready to be finished so I can get back to painting. I have some ideas for paintings in my head I am anxious to get started (hopefully soon).