Friday, November 30, 2007

Fallbrook Knob

"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 "studio sale" continues...

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Outgoings of the Morning, and detail

"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

DETAIL from "Outgoings of the Morning"....see info above

White on the Rocks

"White on the Rocks"....8 x 6 oil on linen panel...$75 to the first to ask!
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.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Guadalupe In Kerrville

"Guadalupe in Kerrville"........9x12 oil on linen panel............$100 to the first who asks!
I am haviong fun finding good homes for the MANY plein air small canvases I have accumulated! My studio at the farm was nice and spacious and I could keep lots of things around, but this new studio is smaller, so I am making room by finding a place for some overlooked gems....for a small adoption fee you can claim the one above!...Merry CHRISTmas!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

San Jose Mission

"San Jose Mission"...........6 x 8 oil on linen panel............$100
Happy Thanksgiving weekend!
After I painted this, a big group came out of the mission, which still has a Mariachi Mass on Sundays...They played guitars and sang (loud) : "Ay, ay, ay, ay, canta y no llores. Porque cantandan se alegran cielito lindo los corazones...." (correction of my Spanish is welcomed! I speak it, but don't speel too well) :)
...and I vowed to do more paintings of this JOY from the photos I took.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Buscando Kid

"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 Greens

"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

Rusty Giclee

"Rusty"......9 x 12....giclee on canvas...only a few left....$50 each
More from the big (small!) studio sale...I do not often make reproductions of my work, but when I do, the edition size is VERY small. Because I PAINT A LOT, I ALWAYS have new works, and the "old" ones tend to annoy me if they are here too long. One sure way to get annoyed is to have a BIG edition! So I am down to just a couple of these nice canvas giclees. Let me know if you want one!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Lady Birds

"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 - 2 Giclees left

"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

Pond Bud

"Pond Bud"........9 x 12.......$100
My "Clean-out-the-studio-Sale" continues! First one to want this one, gets it!
Please EMAIL ME if you want this one ( postage)
I will be in Rockport teaching on Saturday, so a reply might be slow !
Watch for more...I am making room in may smaller studio, and hoping to give my friends some real nice art at a really low price.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Bluebonnet Anvil

"Bluebonnet Anvil Study"............12x9.....$100 plus shipping !
OK, Y'all...This moving 30 years of stuff from the farm is really depressing. My new studio is smaller than the one at the farm so, I have decided to REALLY CLEAR out old paintings and make this place new....The painting above will be the first to go to the first good home who wants it.
It's a study I did for a large painting about 5 years ago! Found it in a box!
THERE ARE LOTS of studies in the box. Nice enough that I didn't scrape them off, but needing to be "liquidated" asap. I will post a bunch from now till Christmas, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Year Ago The Light Was On

"Last Year on the Farm 11-14-2006"..........sold
A Year ago today I painted this one....we are nearly cleared out of the farm, now....took down the front door today....some of y'all who came to the art show made a comment about the front door. It's a nice one with stained glass and it will now live with us in Round a wall hanging :)
This painting has not yet been claimed, so let me know if you are inteterested

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

Skipping Shadows

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 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...

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The OLD Well

"Last Year on the Farm - The Old Well"
This well is hidden "at the bottom" of the land that we had for years, across Parmer Lane on the far end of the farm. Gilleland Creek runs through, beside this well, and there are some HUGE OLD pecan trees there.
Pa and Leonard (his right hand man for 58 years who shared the farm with us) would toss dead calves here to keep coyotes from hanging around...that means the well was full of old bones. I used to take my kid's respective soccer teams on midnight hay rides, telling scarey stories along the way. They were already freaked out by the time we got to the well, and seeing the bones stirred them up even more. The finale was when they were gathered around the well with flashlights, leaning over, peering down and not noticing that I was about to launch a soccer ball into the trees above them....crashing...Imagine 12 year olds in that scenario !
Please look at the website next week. We will post the WHOLE series (except the LAST 24. The paintings that are still available will be noted. There are MANY available still, and now you can claim them! God Bless you all!

Monday, November 05, 2007


"Brightness" ....Whistlepik Christmas Miniatures Show........presale begins Nov. 16
This poppy painting will be one of mine on display at the Whistle Pik Christmas Miniatures Show in Fredericksburg, TX. Click the link above to see the MANY artists and 'masterpieces' to be shown. This is the best gallery in the USA, as far as I am concerned, and I am honored to be showing at this event for the 6th, if I could just get them to let me in for the other 11 months! :)

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Buzzard Hour

"Last Year on the Farm - Summer 24- Buzzard Hour"........available
A few weeks ago, I painted 24 paintings in 24 hours - a full "Summer Day Last Year on the Farm". This was the painting I did while the buzzards were hanging around, circling while eavesdroping on me. I was listening to the Longhorn vs. Central Florida(?) football game on the radio, and painting away!
Next week I will be in Easton, MD for the Waterfowl Festival and painting at the Blackwater Wildlife refuge with my buddies Adele Earnshaw and Joe Garcia and Melanie Fain...
When I get back I will paint our "Last Fall Day on the Farm". I am hoping for a good cold drizzly, typical fall is all symbolic for me, now, and I NEED that, to put this era in its "place" in the history of my life....and to move on HAPPILY. God Bless Y'all!
Please look at the website next week. We will post the WHOLE series (except the LAST 240. The paintings that are still available will be noted. There are MANY available still, and now you can claim them! God Bless you all!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Life Goes On

"Last Year on the Farm - 10-28-2007.......available
(Before I continue... PLEASE DO NOT HIT "REPLY"...rather, please reply to my e-mail address...otherwise it goes to the whole group! I apologize to all of you who have been getting the extra's my fault for not including this link to my e-mail)
Now, about these white cows. They have been my comfort this last two weeks on the farm! They represent "Life Goes On!". All summer I watched the farm get overgrown: all life had moved away, no farming was taking place, the fields were getting weedy and my "company" was the drone of millions of new bugs finding refuge in the tall grass.
The new owners told us the other day that they will NOT develop this land any time soon. They are leasing it to farmers again and now we have these white cows...LIFE GOES ON!!!
Please look at the website next week. We will post the WHOLE series and the paintings that are still available will be noted. There are MANY available still, and now you can claim them! God Bless you all!

Friday, November 02, 2007

"Last Year on the Farm 10-23-2007"....available
Here we enter our LAST WEEK on the farm.....they are having to PEEL me off of this place I love so much :)

Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Kitchen Light

"Last Year on the Farm...Nov 14, 2006"
Last Year about this time I painted this one. Probably the last time there was a light on in Nana's kitchen.
We are the last to leave the farm...I will put the last paintings on the blog starting this weekend.
I am notifying the "DIBSERS" now that they can BUY their choices , so if you haven't been contacted yet and are wondering about it...e-mail me
I have a few more to send and you might be in the last batch :)