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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Painting Texas!

I've been on the road now since the end of March, Florida, Georgia and now here in Palo Pinto, TX for the past few weeks.  This is my second painting trip here and it's even more inspiring than during my first trip.  I've been busy and also have had a hard time connecting to the internet, so posts have been few and far between.  I'm planning on heading to New Mexico in a couple of weeks, so I hope to keep things more up to date.

"Brazos River Ranch" oil on linen panel  8 x 10  SOLD
 


Saturday, March 1, 2014

DAY 28: Hay Fields At Turkey Creek

DAY 28:  "Hay Fields At Turkey Creek"  8 x 10  oil on panel  
SOLD
Turkey Creek has many places to paint, so the name will be recognized by many as I've been painting out there for years.  This piece was done in August, and the hay fields were not too far from being ready to cut.  Turn 180 degrees from this spot and there's another fantastic painting waiting for the brush!

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Friday, February 28, 2014

DAY 27: Spring On Henry Lane

DAY 27:  "Spring On Henry Lane"  
16x 20  oil on panel  
SOLD
Here's a little bigger painting to shake things up.  The color red is not often come across here in Western NC, but on this day, there it was, a field of brilliant poppies.  The poppies are what initially caught my eye and made me stop, but as I was setting up I became more and more focused on the old house and barn, and I loved the tractor under the shed, repeating the song of red sung by the poppies. 

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

DAY 25:  "Olive Oil Pitcher with Lemons"  
14 x 11  oil on panel  
SOLD 
Todays addition features a little Italian olive oil pitcher, antique bottle with oil and lemons.  I particularly loved the pattern on the pitcher and the echo of the lemons on the table.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

DAY 24: Rabbit Ham Farm

DAY 24:  "Rabbit Ham Farm"  12 x 16  oil on panel   
SOLD
I've driven past this old farm on numerous occasions, heading back into 
some of my favorite painting spots.  One day, as I was driving past, I hit 
my brakes and thought "that's it!"  With a somewhat stormy late spring 
sky, there was an opening of light that created the most dramatic effect, 
field in partial shadow, spots of light and shade here and there.  The 
challenge was that it was like a kaleidoscope, everything was moving, 
yet I had to keep that first impression fixed, and I loved painting it..

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Monday, February 24, 2014

DAY 23: Myers Lemon, Teapot and Porcelain Box

DAY 23:  "Myers Lemon, Teapot and Porcelain Box"  
8 x 8 oil on linen panel   
SOLD
Another piece with my favorite little porcelain box, this time paired with a teapot and contrasting Myers lemon.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

DAY 22: Morning At Brush Creek

DAY 22:  "Morning At Brush Creek"  11 x 14  oil on panel   
SOLD
This painting was done in the early summer, and this beautiful old farm is one of my favorite places, where I wouldn't mind living!  The area is named after the stream that meanders alongside the roadway, Brush Creek.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

DAY 21: Silver and Grapes

DAY 21:  "Silver and Grapes"   8 x 10   oil on panel   
SOLD
Objects with a reflective quality always fascinate me, and in this addition, I've used one of my favorite little props, an antique silver creamer along with an old green bottle and black grapes.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

DAY 20: Dockside

DAY 20:  "Dockside" 8 x 10  oil on panel   
SOLD
Dockside is from a trip to the coast where I found this 'ready for painting' subject, illuminated with the late afternoon sun which created the most striking reflections of the little sailboat.  I love boats and hope to be painting lots more of them soon!

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

DAY 19: Garden Pearls

DAY 19:  "Garden Pearls"   11 x 14    oil on panel 
SOLD
This painting, which I've always been fond of, is what I like to consider an arrangement in white.  It was painted using these lovely pearls onions (they were big pearl onions really) along with a vase of wild Cherokee Roses that bloom in profusion on my property in the spring, filling the air everywhere with the most quintessential rose perfume.  This painting was also exhibited in 20011 at the Bascom Museum in Highlands, NC during their American Exhibition where it received an honorable mention.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

DAY 16: Winter At Turkey Creek

DAY 16:  "Winter At Turkey Creek" 9 x 12  oil on panel   
SOLD
This little plein air painting was done on my birthday... it was a wonderful scene to paint, though my fingers took a chill.  It was one of the best birthday's ever! 

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

DAY 15: Red Onion

DAY 15:  "Red Onion" 8 x 10  oil on panel   
SOLD
Red onions have a wonderful quality, almost iridescent and reflective at the same time.  Day 15's addition features a single red onion paired with a little crock and this wonderful little amber bottle that has been waiting for its part to show up

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

DAY 14: The Azalea Garden

DAY 14:  "The Azalea Garden" 10 x 8  oil on panel   
SOLD
Here is a plein air painting from an earlier spring... this is in the Azalea Garden, showing the steps leading up to the greenhouse at George Vanderbilt's home. 


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Friday, February 14, 2014

DAY 13: Ramshackled

DAY 13:  "Ramshackled" 11x 14 oil on panel 
SOLD  
I was intrigued by this old tattered house for a number of years... one day, the light was just right and I quickly set up and painted as fast as I could.  On a later outing, and not long after this piece, I was stunned and saddened to discover nothing but an empty field where this old soldier once stood.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

DAY 12: The Old Depot

DAY 12:  "The Old Depot" 11 x 11  oil on panel
SOLD
 Day 12's addition is a plein air painting I did a couple of years ago.  This little town is like a step back in time... reason being, it's located with a river on one side and a steep mountain/cliff on the other... it really can't grow and sprawl like so many places, there's a unique character here that I really like.

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