I can’t say how good it feels to complete a painting, even if it is just a sketch. I haven’t done anything art wise since before Peyton graduated from high school last June. Now I have several ideas for paintings. I am looking forward to next week’s event in Wilson County…….This will be my first year to participate. I have several of my paintings reproduced as cards and Giclee reproductions. Their are 17 venders involved in this year’s Once A Year holiday market. I will probably be tempted to spend more than my profits on all the beautiful things that will be for sale. That’s OK ! Click here to find out owl about my paintings!!!!
I should say handsome in pink. With a combination of rose dore madder, naples yellow red and a touch of blue/grey and titanium zinc white, I added the background color that I like to compliment Wellie’s black and white curls. I can always go darker if needed. His Mom, Debby e-mailed me yesterday and we were talking about the same shades, so hopefully this is it! Just a little more time before it is finished……
Here is the finished painting……..What do you think?
She’s not a mean cow, she has just been poked and prodded so much, she wonders what next. She lost her calf and almost died of heartbreak and the stress of a cesarian surgery. We poked her with needles and stuck tubes down her throat, but now she is happily munching on lush coastal hay, cattle cubes and looking forward to having a healthy calf to raise……
This is an oil painting that I am working on. It is on canvas. The original is 8×10 inches.
Julian Onderdonk is coming to the Witte Museum in San Antonio, September 18, 2008. Not Julian himself, but his wonderful Texas landscapes will be there and so will I. I may get arrested for drooling on them, but hey, I have friends in low places that will bail me out. He has inspired me to paint in his incomparable impressionistic way, as Andrew and Jamie Wyeth continue to inspire me to paint detail and honest realism.
A visit to San Antonio would not be complete without a dinner at Rosario’s restaurant. I have just been commissioned to paint a series of San Antonio’s finest attractions and Rosario’s is first on my list. We recently sampled their new menu and were as usual, impressed with the food,ambiance, service, everything. It is a family tradition with us and should be with everyone….
I took my sketch book with me and found a great view from the intersection of Alamo & South Presa for a plein air painting……
I painted this pastel based on three reference photos taken on the same day. That day we had a serious out of control wild fire. The horses and ponies were running around snorting and freaking out. I think mostly they sensed my fear as horses always are aware of. Their survival is based on their sense of smell and sight, but my guys know me and being as they are enclosed behind fences, they can only flee so far. They can tell by the way I walk across the pasture, if I am having a bad day (rare in this paradise) or if we are going for a long trail ride……I look happy carrying the saddle and bridle, but that doesn’t necessarily thrill them…..This day I was carrying my cell phone and calling 911 and the fire department….
This is my interpretation of the way the Pelicans must feel during a major hurricane. We love going to Rockport and Port Aransas and of-course I fall in love with all the birds.