Thursday, November 30, 2006

Bloom Ripples___________click here to bid

"Bloom Ripples"..........oil.................6 x 8

A little water lily I painted this fall at my church. THis was a practice painting I did before a demonstration for Plein Air Austin, a great group of painters in our area. I will probably paint some more of these this weekend at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. I'll be showing some new works at their Christmas Event Saturday and Sunday. The event is inside and the venue is warm and cozy! Please come see me there! I don't know what cold weather does to water lilies, but we will find out!.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Rockport Cloudline.....Click to Bid

"Rockport Cloud Line"..................................................................6 x 6 oil

This was painted last week on location in Rockport, TX. We marveled that the clouds stayed like this for a couple hours! Really! I learned from Caro, a local who has sailed the world, that the clouds come off the water and build up along the shore as they hit land...Great to know, if you are a painter painting "moving targets" (our theme that day). I have been teaching a workshop series: one Saturday each month in the fall. Please join our great painting group "en plein air" for the last Fall class on Sat. Dec. 16. *note to my class....see how much better it looks with the figures on the beach?

"Blackwater in Color"......Click here to bid

"Blackwater in Color" ...............6 x 6.....oil on linen
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I painted this in Maryland last week at the Blackwater Wildlife reguge... Scroll down to see the eagle that landed there. I painted him the day before. I will start selling these small works soon, and if you want this one today, I will let it go for $100. Soon I will let all my mail list know about the little ones for sale, but for now, only you faithful bloggers know :) Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 27, 2006

Maria Memory__________Click below to Bid

"Maria Memory".....................................6 x 6 oil on linen

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Maria is our awesome Labrador retreiver. We live on a farm and people have often dumped unwanted pets nearby. Over the years we have rescued dozens of dogs and cats. But Maria is one that my son saved for and bought with his own money.
copyright 2006 V....Vaughan

Sunday, November 26, 2006


11-26-2006...........................Last Year on the Farm

As I painted this morning, I noticed that most of the green is gone from our pastures...We sure need rain. Thisa was a glorious mild Sunday morning before church. I hear that very cold weather is on the way. I will try to paint it!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Blackwater Greens

"Blackwater Greens" 6 x 6.......................$100 TODAY
If you are looking in for the first time today, scroll down for other paintings from the Blackwater Refuge in Maryland. I painted there a couple weeks ago. At just the right moment as the sun rose, the water in the distance actually looked minty green! It felt strange to "apply" that color, and I did not like the painting that day, but now, it is one of my favorites, lately! This one is available.

"Maria Memory"_______________CLICK here to bid

"Maria Memory"...........................6 x 6 oil on linen
Maria is our awesome Labrador retreiver. We live on a farm and people have often dumped unwanted pets nearby. Over the years we have rescued dozens of dogs and cats. But Maria is one that my son saved for and bought with his own money.
copyright 2006 V....Vaughan

Friday, November 24, 2006

Twin Towers

11 - 22 - 2006..............................Last Year on the Farm

This part of our farm is "the bottom" is the gathering place for fog this time of year. I call this little painting "Manor's Twin Towers" because I included a couple of the water towers in nearby Manor. ....Yesterday was Thanksgiving...
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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

11-23-2006...............................painted this morning

It was foggy early, so I enjoyed painting this...It set the mood for Thanksgiving. This is my favorite Holiday, because it is simple and all about giving THANKS....I thank God for this last year on the farm. I am determined to enjoy every moment!
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Rockport Afternoon

"Rockport Afternoon"..................6 x 8..................$250
please e-mail if you are interested in this little painting

This was my last painting on Saturday in Rockport. I taught a workshop there with eleven wonderful painters and friends. If any of you are looking in today, I'll bet you are surprised by the painting I chose to post first! This was the one I liked the LEAST that day! It often works like that....the one I liked the best looks like a cartoon to me, so I will play with it before I post it tomorrow.....maybe.
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Monday, November 20, 2006

Travel Morning

11-17-2006 Last Year on the Farm
A few days ago I painted this before taking off for Rockport, and another one-day workshop. What a great Saturday it was after a strong front blew through. The weather was SO bright, clear and calm. This painting reminds me of the whole weekend! Except for the moon, each morning has been this clear and beautiful. I will post a few paintings from our workshop in the next few days...stay tuned!
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Friday, November 17, 2006


11-16-2006 ................................................Last Year on the Farm
Just after sunrise on a cold crisp morning...
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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Quiet House

11-15-2006 Last Year on the Farm

So, this morning there was no light on in Nana's house. See yesterday's post for a similar painting. I have been in Maryland and wondered if Aunt Nancy had programmed a light to come on in the house, since Nana lives away, now. This morning only the driveway street-light was on, as usual. Nana's house looks lonely....a fitting symbol as we prepare to move away, too.....not for a few months, though! More farm paintings to come!
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

11 - 14 - 2006 Last Year on the Farm
Today is WINDY and much colder than when I painted this yesterday....This is Nana's house as seen from my studio. There have been no lights on this early since she left to live in an assisted living place. I used to see lights on SO EARLY every morning as she and Pa, dairy farmers, were used to being up before the sun....Their daughter, Aunt Nancy, now runs the farm. She must have had the light on this morning. It was good to see it! Our fall colors are best noticed in the grasses...starting to turn orange and an artist. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


"Blackwater Eagle" 6 x 6 available
I am back in Texas after a great long weekend in Easton, Maryland.....Had a great time with new friends and old, painting every morning at the Blackwater and then selling the art in the afternoon. This one was painted on location and , after the initial sketch, from memory. It has that "Impressionist" look....another word for "painted in a hurry before the eagle flies!" The eagle landed a few hundred yards away, but someone there loaned me their scope for the sketch.
Please send me an e-mail if you are interested. This is indeed a small work, measuring 6 x 6 inches
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Sunday, November 12, 2006


"Black Profile" sold

One more dog...Mr. Black....Posting today from the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland. It ahs been a great long weekend and I have enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new ones...I enjoyed painting at the Blkackwater Wildlife Refuge each morning. An AMAZING place to view birds! I saw Bald Eagles, Kingfishers and TONS of Canadian Geese and ducks which serenaded us the whole time. I painted with Adele Earnshaw, Joe Garcia and Melanie Fain, three of the best wildlife artists in the USA. ....go see their work and websites...I will post those "Refuge" paintings soon!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

"Golden Light" sold

Good Day from Maryland's Eastern Shore!

I'll be back inb Texas on Tuesday.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Art from the Wildlife Show

"Maria's Couch" sold

Here at the Waterfowl Festival, I am reminded about why we have Maria....My son fell in love with Labs right here in Easton, MD 2 years ago. He met Skeet, the beloved yellow lab belonging to the Milhorns of Kingsport, TN. Scroll down to see Skeet on my Oct. 25 posting.... So we got Maria for my son, and now Maria owns OUR furniture!


"Golden Fetch" sold

I am still in Maryland. Our Benefactor Reception is tonight at the Waterfowl Festival. Please come if you are in the area! There is lots of good food and good art and good dogs everywhere!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Easton, MD

"Eight Friends" 12 x 24 Giclee (Original available)

I found a computer while I am traveling today and was JUST NOW able to post this...This is a painting I did a while ago...our hunting "helpers". It's titled "Eight Friends"....Since this is hunting season, I thought I would recycle it, because I brought the original with me to Easton. I will be here through Sunday, showing at the Waterfowl Festival. Come see some GREAT wildlife art and landscapes....p.s, we still own all those jeeps, but some of the dogs are gone...

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Almost Like Troy

"Like Troy" for Laura 6 x 8

I didn't know Troy personally, but I heard a lot about him.
The Waterfowl Festival is Fri. Nov 10-12.
I hope to see some old friends and meet new ones while I'm there! Tell all your friends on the Eastern shore and in Baltimore and D.C....I will be in the Elks Gallery venue. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 06, 2006

Wildlife Preview

"Cool Rox" 6 x 6 available

This is a cute little Lab mix that I caught after a swim laying on the cool rocks...that explains the painting title! At the end of the week and over the weekend I will be showing my latest paintings in Easton, MD at the Waterfowl Festival. This is a great wildlife event with artists and wildlife people from all over the country. I will be at the ELKS Gallery. Please come see me there, and tune in this week fopr more previews of my show work!
The Last Year on the Farm Series continues "off blog" this week. AN AMAZING THUNDERHEAD CLOUD-TOP catching the early morning light this morning....I will e-mail the image to you if you want to see it.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Cold Farm Morning

11 - 03 - 2006 7:10 - 7:30 am
So cold this morning! I painted this in about 20 minutes....brrr..... It is another day of our "Last Year on the Farm"....toll roads are here, neighborhoods surrounding us and we will be leaving for more!
Let me know if you are interested in any of these works .

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Ducks Flew In

11 - 02- 2006 6:50 - 7:15 am
As I painted this morning (in the Freezing - for Texas- cold!) these ducks flew in to land on our tank. A "tank" is Texan for pond. We call them stock tanks because the cows take water there. I will paint the tank this afternoon!
Two days ago I painted in it is very chilly!....that is our new TOLL ROAD in the distance....just opened yesterday. The farm is changing....

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Boys

"The Boys - Jake and Miles" 12 x 12 sold

Cavalier King Charles "gentlemen". Painted especially for K and C.
Finished and delivered this morning!