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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Friday, December 21, 2007
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...