Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
"Cowgirl Tara_16X12 _____by V....Vaughan_ click to bid
Our lesson today at the Western Art Academy was portraiture, etc....Here is my "demo" of our model, Tara. She is great...this is another "bigger" painting, but still a demo...
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
“Drive By Coleman”….6 x 8 oil on fine linen panel……CLICK TO BID
I do not offer to sell m(any!) of these “drive-by” paintings, because I am holding them for a show.
Since this one is my favorite of the summer, so far, I just HAVE to share it…(And I did not paint today, and needed something to post! J
A “Drive-By “ painting is just like it sounds…I paint while in the car (husband driving) and capture the “moment” as it moves by…We took the pick-up truck to Colorado a few weeks ago, and when it was my turn to ride in the back (under the camper shell and on a nice soft mattress with Maria the dog), I painted this one outside of Coleman, TX.
Tomorrow I begin a 10 day journey of teaching some great high school award winners about oil painting. We’ll be at the Western Art Academy, Museum of Western Art in Kerrville ,TX
I have some paintings on display at a Sitric House and Home. Come celebrate the Grand Opening of their unique concept in building/remodeling and decorating! On THURSDAY, July 24, 6-9 pm. In Austin at 3401W. Slaughter.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
In a few hours I leave for Gadsden Alabama. My 365 paintings of "Last Year on the Farm" are there, now. The folks in Gadsden are buying them right and left, and I will bring home what's left, and start delivering the "Sold" ones! If you bought one, or want to CONFIRM your dibs, NOW is the time to do it. I have a lot of people wanting them and I will be selling them off unless you have a deposit...OK??
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I teach a lesson in my workshops, which I call a "Chicken Clinic". The step-by-step process helps "chicken" painters be brave.
This is the biggest one I have done as a demo, (so far), and the title, "Se Acordo Pedro" means "Peter remembered"...I like this title, because my maiden name was "Pedro". Since it was a demo, the price is low for one this size!
After the demo, I made some subtle changes, including the slight silhouette of a background form...could it be Peter?
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Monday, July 14, 2008
"Drive By_20 Miles From Santa Fe"....6 x 8 oil on fine linen...$100
Oh, I am sorry, I promised to show the completed Chicken Clinic from the weekend workshop. We had a birthday celebration and 2 baseball games and I lost my daylight before I could photograph it...So I will post this one for a few hours and replace it with the completed FAT CHICKEN from yesterday!.....note the special price on this drive-by painting . I did this one as we approached Santa Fe late in the afternoon a few weeks ago....it has a juicy sky!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
"Chicken Clinic CS"....8x6....$150 to the first to ask!
Well, this one is not on par with yesterday's "Jake", but here is the "fruit" of my last "Chicken Clinic". I teach workshops and somethimes we begin with a "Chicken Clinic", a step-by-step lesson where we get our brushes loosened up and take the white off the canvas...it's fun and helps you understand how oils work, guaranteed to make you BRAVE (not "chicken", get it?) and in the end you get a nice chicken (OK, a rooster) to take home...Next clinic: Saturday with a great group of artists in Austin!....get ready, y'all!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
"Down From Espanola"....6 x 8 oil on fine linen...$150 to the first one who asks!
This was a great New Mexican sky outside of Espanola, NM last week. I paianted as my husband drove and then we drove right into this rain storm!
We had the big billows like this in central Texas today, as I hauled a car-load of high schoolers to the nearby water park called "Schlitterbahn". After a couple hours the skies let loose and we ended up getting WETTER at the water park! ha! Happy birthday to my youngest son, Samuel!
Monday, July 07, 2008
Just as we wrapped up our workshop a few weeks ago, this thunderhead built up, being illuminated by the sun late in the day.
Rockport , TX is wonderfully HOT this time of year. The July 4 Rockport Art Festival is one of Texas' great events. Next Rockport Workshop will be in September.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Saturday, July 05, 2008
"Palo Duro Detail".....6x8 oil on linen panel...click to bid http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140247052375
In May I taught a one-day workshop at Texas' great Palo Duro Canyon. Here is one I WANTED someone else to paint, and when she chose another scene, I decided to paint it....Click the image to see it big.