Tuesday, March 24, 2009

St Patricks Day Painting

Zilker Park on St Patrick's day oil on linen 8x12 
Here is one that I painted on St Patrick's day in downtown Austin. The day was beautiful with the spring green is really starting to come out. 
   I also wanted to let everyone know that this weekend I will be participating in The Marble falls Bluebonnet Music and art festival. There is a plein air paint out as part of the festival with a silent auction of the works on Saturday night.  What could be better than good music and art. This is why I love Texas.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Island Palm Sketch

"Island Palm study" oil on canvas panel 6x8in
This is a little plein air of a palm tree on South Padre Island I painted on Friday morning. I ended up painting a larger version for my demo. I brought studies and photos of other stuff but I really like how this turned out so I decided to enlarge it. I have also decided to sell some of my small plein air works on ETSY. For those unfamiler ETSY is like EBAY but only offers handmade or vintage goods. If you are interested in purchasing just click on the link or the gallery on the side of my blog. PS I am having a problem getting the image on ETSY so it should be up as soon as I get it fixed.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mcallen Art Walk Demo

Yesterday I gave a demo for my gallery in Mcallen Tx for their Friday night art walk. The whole event was a lot of fun but I forgot it can be a little nerve racking painting with so many people watching. Being a plein air painter I am used to onlookers and questions but there were several hundred people constantly coming thought the gallery. The art walk here is pretty amazing I have never seen one where so many people come out for it each month. Anyways the painting came out well. I did a larger version of a study I did on South Padre in the morning.  My thanks too Becky Guerra, Aimee and the rest of her staff. They did an excellent job and made me feel very welcome. 

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sunset Finished!!!

"Laguna Madre Sunset" oil on linen 16x20
I got this one done just in time to take it to my gallery in Mcallen. If was not for taking them to a gallery I would probally still be working on them most of the time. It seems there is always somthing you want to fix. I remeber hearing once of a famous artist who took his work back from a collectors house because he saw somthing that he needed to fix at a dinner party. Well here it is. I hope my demo goes well. If you are in Mcallen please stop by and check it out. I will be painting from 6-9 

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sunset in Progress.

I am doing a demo in Mcallen Tx on friday night for there art walk. This is a sunset over the Laguna Madre that I am working on right now. Its almost done but I want to go in work the clouds a bit more. Its a 16x20 in Linen.