Monday, December 31, 2007
Cherry Homestead"....a commission through Up Against the Wall Gallery, Kingsport, TN....sold
We are on the slopes at Wolf Creek and staying in South Fork, Colorado....the coldest part of the country right now, I think. Tonight it's supposed to be 25 below ZERO. Amazing cold which I will try to paint tomorrow!
This painting above was a Christmas commission through my gallery in Tennessee. A farm I really enjoyed painting. Here is a word about my latest farm happenings...
REMINDER: See Dec 29 BLOG about my new book "Last Year on the Farm: A Story of Change". You can order them RIGHT NOW, and they will be delivered at the end of January.
I take checks , Paypal and Credit cards.
Please look for the Paypal button on the BLOG SOON, but till then, you can e-mail me(email@example.com) if you want to do the credit card, or just drop a check in the mail.
The price is $29 for now. It might go up a few dollars, but I will also throw in the shipping and tax for this intro time :)
Here's my address:
2606 Starling Dr.
Round Rock, TX 78781.....be sure to send me YOUR address!!!
Sunday, December 30, 2007
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Thursday, December 20, 2007
"Seven Stroke Shrimp"....8 x 10 oil on linen...$150includes shipping for the first one who wants it!
I painted this one as a TV demo in California in October.
It's nice and juicy, and taking up space in my studio, so I am putting it into my "Studio Sale". I am glad that many of you have responded and are helping me find good homes for these little gems...clearing the way for new works in 2008.
Here is the latest on the "Last Year on the Farm" show...
Iam typing this from York , NE, on th eway home from delivering all the framed farm paintings.
Those of you who have purchased your "dibs" painting will love the show! If there is ANY way you can get up to Lincoln's GreatPlains Art Museum , you will be so impressed by this great space for art. I am sincerely humbled to have my art hanging there from now until March 14, 2008. The reception is Jan 4. I will be flying in from Albuquerque after a family trip. I hope to see you there.
More details and a SURPRISE in the next few days! Stay tuned...Merry Christmas!!!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Rockport Reflection"....6x8...oil on Linen Panel....$150 to the first to ask!
Merry Christmas! Free shipping on this one. It's a demo I did at my November workshop in Rockport. I wanted to show how its COLOR that gicves the impression of "wet". It was a drizzly afternoon and the dock was wet, the sky was wet and the w ter was wet!
I will give a series of one day workshops in Rockport, TX next year. Each one will build on the last oone and my goal is to SEE improvement in my students each time, and to equip YOU to grow as a painter!
The first class is January 19. We will have a long and SERIOUS day of DRAWING....using some pencil but mostly, preparing the drawing before you paint and using a brush. I like to say that pencil drawing uses LINE, brush drawing uses SHAPES....we will explore perspective, scale and proportion. I hold nothing back and give all my "secrets"...Before becoming an impressionist, I was a photorealist, able to draw with precision. My strength is drawing and I LOVE to pass on all the great shortcuts I know.
PLEASE plan to come to the January workshop! Contact the Rockport Center for the Arts for more info.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
My Art Studio Sale continues in a strange way...Yes, I the teatotaller have an official beer pitcher from the famous Armadillo World Headquarters. Here's how it happened:
Saturday, December 15, 2007
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
"Colorful Austin"....appx 17 x 22 framed print....$75 framed, $20 unframed, 12 x 16 , includes shipping!
If you remember back that far, Austin used to be pretty cool! And, the tallest buildings here were the Capitol and the UT tower. That tells you what we thought was most important, back then!
This art was a commercial project done years ago. Most of the BEST Austin icons are here: The hills, 360 bridge, moonlight towers, lakes, sometimes islands, sixth street....nothing is labled, so you have to have a clue about Austin to see it all with appreciation. Otherwise...it's colorful!!! My favorite icon here is our farm house up at the top right, with the cows coming home!
I have a few dozen of these prints, but only one framed one. It's a fun one! Take your pick!!
One framed one at $75 Unframed $20 Includes shipping.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
"Distance"....appx. 12 x 14...an old, original, hand-pulled drypoint print....UNFRAMED $50, includes shipping
Inspired by "Chariots of Fire", I did this a number of years ago. The drawing is a drypoint, done on a zinc plate, then the plate is inked and rubbed and pulled through a printing press.The printmaking process is very involved...so I am a painter now! Clearing my studio! This is a good deal, but I will take it out of this frame to ship to you (see the broken glass?...this is why I am an oil painter!
Friday, December 07, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
This looks a LOT like yesterday's painting, but it's Primroses instead of Paintbrush with the great Texas Bluebonnets. Here is the same info from yesterday...
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
I frequently paint there, (these days in oils). But I got my start at The Wildflower Center painting wildflowers in great detailed watercolors. I even have a personal letter from Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson, complementing me on my primrose painting (I will BLOG that painting in a few days). It is a cherished memento, along with photos of her with me and my children. She was a VERY nice, warm and gracious lady who I was pleased to meet a number of times.
The painting above is one of these fine originals that needs a good home as I make room in my new studio.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
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It will be a long time before they see green like this in Colorado where this one was painted last summer. I was with DM, TS and JS and we each painted a different view of this beautiful area, and we met the owners of the Edgewater Cabins resort near Winter Park and Lake Granby.
I'm still making room in my studio, so stay tuned this month. Next week I will clear out a few big watercolor wildflower paintings WITH THE FRAMES!! These are FAMOUS paintings, too. I'll explain later...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
"Fallbrook Knob"......6x8 oil on linen panel......First one with $100 gets it!
I painted this in Fallbrook, CA a few months ago. Since then, there have been horrible fires there, and some of the lovely places I went are burned down completely. I wonder what this knob looks like now? This little painting is a dramatic sky vs landscape...my "studio sale" continues...
Thursday, November 29, 2007
"Outgoings of the Morning"...24 x 30 HUGE oil on linen....reg $3500 unframed...TODAY $900
This one has a frame on it that I REALLY need for something else, so I am sort of "giving" the art away to the first one who needs a BIG painting. See price... and see detail below...
The Conejos River valley in Southwestern Colorado is our summer stomping ground and this is what it looks like that time of year. The elk come down to the river, but as soon as the morning leaves, so do they. The title of this comes from a place in the Psalms referring to God's majesty..."...You make the outgoings of the morning and the evening rejoice."...I forget which psalm, but can look it up if you want to know.
I will take this to my gallery in Colorado next month, if I do not hear from anyone, but I'd like to offer it first to "my gang", since I am clearing things out this month!...
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The best part about this little bird was his YELLOW FEET, and how his bright white feathers contrasted the deep blue surf....a painting from my Rockport travels. Next workshop day is Dec. 8. We'll paint the PEOPLE working the oyster catch...beautiful rugged fishermen! Please EMAIL me if you'd like to join us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
"Buscando Kid".....oil on linen panel....8 x 10.....$150 to the first who wants it
My "studio sale" continues...I am not selling "studies" or practice paintings...these are my "usual" works, but ones that I have had for a year or more. I paint a LOT, and really don't like having too much laying around! So, Happy Holidays! Have a nice piece of art for a GREAT price and help me fit into this smaller studio! I won't do this for long....just till Christmas ;)
Next workshop is in Rockport, (where "Buscando Kid" was painted..."Buscando,", by the way, means "searching"). The workshop is on Sat. Dec. 8 . We will start early as usual at Cove Harbor, then we'll paint at the docks by Charlotte Plummers, trying for people this time. They are unloading lots of oysters these days and there are wonderful asian people wearing those cool hats and working with the catch....Bring cameras and sketch books! Let me know if you want to carpool from Austin!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
"Norton Ears"....12x12....oil on linen panel......$150
A couple months ago I taught a workshop in Shreveport, LA. There is an amazing art museum there called the Norton gallery. This is a MUST SEE if you like American msterpieces: Bierstadt, Moran, Remington, Russel...HUGE rooms full of these great artists.
The museum has wonderfully landscaped grounds, too, so I took the class there to paint. This one above was a demo I did. It's a nice study of the "greens" in a water garden. Another one priced to "Make-room in-the-studio".
Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
"Lady Birds"...........14 x 11 oil on linen................$150
Another special price as the studio cleaning continues!...
I post this today, mainly for the title...Our beloved dog "Lady Bird" died in her sleep at the new house yesterday. Many of you met miss Lady Bird at the Farm Reception in October. She was the last of MANY stray dogs we adopted over the years, and was the one dog EVERYONE liked. We think she had a hard life before coming to us. Lady Bird had only been at the new place for a couple of days. I will paint her soon :(
But I painted the above bluebonnets and mocking birds at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center a couple years ago. Thus, the title....
Monday, November 19, 2007
"Limes and Lace _Giclee" .....9 x 12 stretched canvas.....2 available $50 each
As I unpack boxes at the new house, I am cleaning out room for a studio and will have some great art "on sale" for the next month. Watch for a real special price on a B I G painting of ELK and Mountains...
The painting above is still available(I think) at one of my galleries. If you are interested in the original, please let me know and I will track it down. It would cost $ more...the giclees shown above are FINE reproductions on canvas, ready to frame. Only 2 are left in this edition.
Happy Thanksgiving week!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
"On the Choptank River".........6x8.........sold
This week I will FINALLY be leaving the Farm, physically…I have a lot of news to share about that, so stay tuned, please J
The above painting was painted from the bank of the Choptank River near Trappe and Easton, Maryland. The sun was low and it was a BEAUTIFUL morning in the Schulte’s front yard…THANK YOU Robert and Allison!!!!
I am glad to be back in Texas, and will be teaching a one day workshop in Rockport on Saturday….gather up your paints and join me if you can! We will chase the shrimpboats near Charlotte Plummer’s after a sunrise demo at Cove Harbor…Click here to E-mail me if you think you can come!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
From "Last Year on the Farm - Summer Day, 24 paintings in 24 hours"
I am still in Easton Maryland...what a great place and a great show: the Waterfowl Festival.
I hear it is warm in Texas, and so this painting is what I am imagining...cloud shadows skipping over the farm.
When I return Monday afternoon, I will be packing the last few boxes to complete our move to Round Rock....and preparing to paint our 'Last Fall Day on the Farm"...this will be some day next week, 24 paintings in 24 hours. The last time I will do this at our farm.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
"Last Year on the Farm 10-16-2006".....available now
These Three seemed to be telling secrets.
I miss the black cows but I am really enjoying the WHITE cows here...They were taken away this week to have AI...that means there will be little ones here in a few months! Maybe I will come back to paint them!
More on that, later...I am travelling to Maryland today for the easton Waterfowl Festival..come see me if you live out that way! I will try to post new paintings from the Blackwater wildlife refuge...if I can figure out how to do it...stay tuned...