White Rock


                   5 x 7 " Acrylic on stretched canvas

A Bountiful Harvest

                      
                
               "A Bountiful Harvest"    18 x 24"  Watercolor

Off the Texas Coast

5 x 7"  Oil on gessoed  canvas board
                       

Lime & Apple Reflections

                                          5" x 7"   Oil on Canvas Covered Ampersand Board

Koi Garden

                                    5" x 7"   Oil on Canvas Covered Ampersand gesso board

Quiet Morning

                                                   5 x 7" Oil on Ampersand Gesso Board

Almost Dark

























20" x 18"  Acrylic on gesso board
Not really a funnel cloud, just a creative sunset caught in motion.

Letters From Home



















18 x 24"   Acrylic on Gesso Board
This work was definitely 'a Take On a
Different Drummer'

Five Cows



                     16 x 34" Oil on gesso board

I had to paint these cows but oh my, those expressions...
So i did my best and it worked out fairly well, but it
felt like they were judging me. lol.
(The one on the far right is like, "Who are those guys
and why are they in my field...?")

Quince

18 x 24"  Acrylic on canvas   - Private Collection
The real color on the painting is more vibrant than
this photo, I love the naturally bright coral color of the
Quince bush, with the dark, almost black branches.
Hope the painting did it some justice.

Leaving the Coast

                                         16 x 20"  Oil on plastic canvas -  Private Collection
With darkness fast approaching I caught a cool
photo of this high contrast scene behind me.
Leaving the SE  Texas coast from Mustang Island.

Stevie Ray


48 x 30" ~ Acrylic on Double Supported Canvas
My rendition of Stevie Ray in concert.  Painted as an
experiment, as most of my work is, but with a definite
vision of the finished piece.  The color here is not 100%
accurate, jeez I need to figure out how to use this
camera! but gives a decent idea of the appearance.

Sugar Maple Grove

   8 x 10"  Oil on Canvas
A redo from an older watercolor of the same subject,
interesting to switch media and see the different effects.

In Season

5 x 7" Watercolor 
Special memory of picking blueberries just outside Houston.

Good To Go


8 x 10 Oil on Gesso board  
This is how they really grow, upside down, new to this
northeastern transplant!   Private Collection

Birds On Wires

Snapped this perky scene about a block from where I live,
stopped at a traffic light right before noon.
Looks like either a committee meeting or waiting in line- They Enjoy.

Dreaming

9" x 12", Watercolor
This is a take done from a lesson in a UA grad school drawing course.  The assignment was on line and "form" on paper with cursive text integrated onto the image  -  color was permitted which blurred the lines, literally (in a good way) between drawing and painting.  Subject inspired by a southern bayou in the late evening light.

Independence Day














5 x 7"  Oil on panel          Sold
This was fun to paint on this holiday.  Catching up on
some of these plans that I wait for 'someday' to do.
It's true the time must be carved out.

Orange Pansies

5 x 7"  Oil on panel                Sold
This is the first year I've really noticed these orange
pansies.  Germany's regulatory board approved them
to be used for health benefits, and they're edible.  I, uh,
 haven't tried that - yet. But they do look good enough
to eat.

Gathering















5" x 7"  Oil on board
Variation on the traditional still life theme.

Poppies In The Yard















5 x 7"  Oil on board   Sold
Painted in the Georgetown TX poppy season.

A Bowl of Cheer















5 x 7 Oil on panel   Private Collection              
Spring comes bearing gifts everyday.

Late Spring















5 x 7"  Oil on board          
I haven't posted for ever, busy with a month long
exhibit for my painters, and teaching. But glimpses of
these roadside scenes catch me still.

Fence-Row Poppies















5 x 7" Oil on board                 Sold
Lots of wildflowers here this spring because of the rain.
Each turn of the bend, a new painting comes into view.

Flower Binge

5 x 7"  Oil on board                 Sold

Flowering quince and forsythia are like sister plants,
they're both bushes, both blossoms are so much alike,
both warm pastel colors.

First Blooms



















7 x 5"  Oil on board           Sold
I'm using a new kind of  board that is a
plywood with foam adhered to it to deter
warping, then a sealer / primer  applied,
with several coats of sanded gesso over
the whole thing.  I like it because it's very
lightweight, sturdy and almost an inch
thick, fitting well within the frame.  It
looks and feels good, we'll see.
 

Medley d'Art




















12 x 12" Oil on canvas   Sold         

A painting from Qiang Huang's workshop last month,
in Cedar Park.  It was a wonderful experience getting
a lot of help and direction - I'll go again.

Leaning for the Light




















7 x 5"  Oil on board
                       
This is a little vignette of  a geranium
sturdy enough in its pot to lean out for
a better light, or maybe just a better
view out of the window. ; )

A Spring Mix















5 x 7"  Oil on panel          Sold

With forsythia in bloom and cyclamen so bright and
perky, it is hard to resist spending time with these
creatures that have as a primary purpose to be
lovely and  beautiful.

Mariners

 
5 x 7" Oil on board..........Sold 
A pleasant memory (and photo) of Lake Erie, PA.   

6th St. Rains




















6 x 8"  Oil on panel

This painting is from a recent photo
of a wind and rainstorm on 6th St.,
downtown Austin - more is happening
with the reflections than with the actual
stuff...psychological, eh?

Congress Avenue Rain

















8 x 10" Oil on Panel

It's been raining here for over 2 weeks, and the
reflections are everywhere all the time.  The real
word is 'relief' though, amid summer droughts,
never complaining about rain in Texas.

Christmas Bear




















6 x 8" Oil on Panel
A 'happy stuffy' picture, in the planning
for months, whose time had come.

Grazing Friends
















8 x 10" Oil on panel
Grazing longhorns near Llano TX.

Night Reflections

















8 x 10" Oil on panel                 

An almost dark painting of the Oriental section of the
Botanical Garden at Zilker Park in Austin.  Started this
awhile ago, but needed a better perspective, so it has
been renovated...then finished today.  The wispy plants
on the left were tricky, the blue reflections worked.

Angela's Girls




















16 x 20"  Oil on canvas       Sold

I had the pleasure of painting this portrait
of two of the most beautiful little sisters.
While I was painting the baby's face,
well both of their faces really, I felt like
I was painting faces of dolls, unreal.
Thank you, Angela for this opportunity!

Slide Show of Resident Painters and Their Work

This is a short slide show of my resident students and
their work during my Residential Art Program.  The 
degree of focus and productivity that these participants
display is awesome, especially considering the limits to 
transcend at this point of their lives. The paintings that 
emerged showed sensitivity, persistence and an 
incredible degree of real talent. 


Under a Spanish Roof















5 x 7"  Oil on panel  
This type of scene is so commonplace around the
area of my home and invited me for a second look.

Water Garden

8 x 6" Oil on panel

This just looks cool on this hot day and
the temp felt cooler looking at it &
painting it.  So, yay, Zilker Botanical
to the rescue.
                       

Summer Blooms
















6 x 8" Oil on panel                    Sold *

I found a photograph of a bunch of white lilacs gathered
and set out.  No time like the present for the making of
a painting.  Poor photo of an otherwise bright painting.
                            

Simple Things

5 x 7"  Oil on Gesso board           
  Sold

Small Town Summer














   
6 x 8" Oil on panel                  Sold
From a photo of my hometown, Herminie, in southwestern
PA.  The small mining town is usually so quiet that the
biggest commotion is when the wind blows.

Blanco River Heat Wave















6 x 8"  Oil on panel -  Sold *
Even with the river down from the recent heat wave
here, it still shows beautiful compositions around any
bend or turn.

Texas Capitol Rotunda




















20 x 16" Oil on canvas
This is an older painting that I re-worked
to clarify some things and brighten it up
a little.  What'ya think?

Grape Espresso
















6 x 8" Oil on panel          NFS *
Back to my espresso series, finding a little repetition
 fun.  I could go on and on with this one. Poor
photo, bright picture.

Opening Up















6 x 8" Oil on panel            Sold*
Magnolia's are almost finished here, but a few are
still blooming.