Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Holidays 2008!

12" x 9" watercolor on watercolor canvas
Season's Greetings to you and your's!Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 12, 2008

See-Thru Garden

9" x 12" Watercolor on 140lb. cold press
A transparent view of a floral garden looking into a landscape.Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Collage Party#1

9" x 12" Gouache on 140lb. cold press
An abstract view of a fun time making collage art. Two of my favorites - abstracting and using gouache!Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bottle and Tomato

9" x 12" Watercolor on 140lbs. cold press
A late-night still life that just had to get out.Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 08, 2008

Patio Corner

22" x 15" Watercolor on Arches 140lb. Rough
A view of my patio corner on a scorching summer day.Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 18, 2008

An Early Snowfall

9" x 12" Watercolor on 140lb. Cold PressPosted by Picasa

Abstract 7/18

8" x 10" Gouache on board
Abstract of the day 7/18/08Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sea Side Surf

10" x 8" Gouache on boardPosted by Picasa

Water Works

9" x 12" Watercolor on Canson 140lb Cold PressPosted by Picasa

Friday, June 27, 2008

Fractured Tales

9" x 12" Watercolor on 140lb. Canson Cold Press
Another "color patching" painting using Frank Webb's neat technique. The ability for the color patches to fuse edges without merging too much is accomplished on damp, not fully wet paper. After sponging clean water on both the front and back of the paper's surface, a soft towel is rolled and used to squeeze excess water out. It is much like rolling out a pie crust or cookie dough. After this, patches of color can be applied and butted up to each other. Because the paper is damp (but not soaking wet), the edges merge slightly. A really neat effect. It does take practice to get it down, though. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Antiques & Apples

9" x 12" Watercolor on Canson 90lb. Cold Press
Table top view of some still life subjects. Lots of color, granulation, negative
painting techniques in this one. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Up on the Roof

9" x 12" Watercolor and gouache on illustration board
A rooftop cityscape in the setting sun.Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 09, 2008


9" x 12" Watercolor on Canson 140lb.
A scrubby, shrubby desert scene. This one was fun to paint and just flowed in about 20 minutes. I love it when designs and shapes just seem to flow from the brush. It feels like sheer magic!Posted by Picasa

Friday, June 06, 2008

Abstract 6_05_08

7" x 5" oil on canvas panel
Hadn't done an abstract in a very long time. I miss doing them, so I think I will give them another shot!Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Forest Rock

7" x 5" oil on canvas panel
A rock appears peaking out from the edge of a shadowy forest.Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Big Town

12" x 9" watercolor on 140lb. Arches hot press
An abstracted view of a "Big Town"!Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 02, 2008


12" x 9" watercolor on illustration board
Layering of warm and cool colors rule here. Hard, soft and lost edges and interesting shapes are the main ideas here.Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 01, 2008

In Dry Dock

9" x 12" watercolor on 140lb. Arches hot press
A made-up harbor scene. Patch against patch sky is a wonderful technique I've learned by following Frank Webb's books and videos.Posted by Picasa

Monday, May 05, 2008

May Flower Love

12" x 9" watercolor on 140lb. Canson
Another watercolor floral. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Mother's Day - 2008!

Happy Mother's Day 2008!
I posted this picture last year of my dear Mom and I. She was a truly genuine, loving, kind woman and I miss her more with each passing year. To all out there who are fortunate to still have their Mothers around, please never take her for granted! When she is gone, it is a very empty feeling in your world. Enjoy every day with her!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Canyon Light

5" x 7" oil on canvas panel
A colorist-type rendition of an interior canyon scene. Brilliant sunlight bounced off the mountain formations and deep, violet/blue shadows made a nice contrast.Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 07, 2008

Jungle Bird

12" x 9" oil on museum board
I started this one off with a warm orange/red underpainting. After the basic structure and values were put in, I followed with thick/impasto applications. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Hawaiin Sunrise

7" x 5" watercolor on Ampersand aquaboard panel
Was a nice, warm day here in Dallas yesterday, so wanted to do a warm painting. This one is the result. Again, shape and negative 'cut-out' painting rule here.Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 04, 2008

Texas State Bank Show

These six pieces were selected to be shown in the local display at Texas State Bank. C/W from top left: 'Companion', 'Different Worlds'. 'Central Park, Lewisville, TX', 'NYC: Foggy View', 'Boats at Dawn', and 'Morning Stroll'.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

March Madness II

7" x 5" watercolor and gouache on Aquaboard
A different interpretation of my March Madness from the other day. once again, going for interesting shapes and negative painting concepts.Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


12" x 9" watercolor on 65lb. sketching paper
Another quick study for a (hopefully) larger painting later on.
Right now just working on large shapes and playing with color more than subject matter.Posted by Picasa