Friday, July 17, 2009

Plein Air Show Downtown

"The Red Chicken Coop" Oil on Linen 8x10 in.
I am pleased to be particpating in a wonderfull show with Plein Air Austin in the Chase Bank building.   I saw the show last night and its a great selection of work all painted from life. If your in downtown Austin please stop by and see the show.

"In the Plein Air Tradition: Art on Location"
July 12th – September 13th, 2009

Corridor of Arts, Chase Bank Building
700 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas

Monday, July 13, 2009

Another from Michigan

North of Charlevoix, Oil on Linen 6x8
I painted this on a pretty cloudy and grey Michigan day and temps were only in the low 70's. That weather feels strange after living in Texas. As I painted the sun came out in the distance which I tried to capture in the piece.  I was up there delivering a painting for the Crooked Tree Art's center's De Art auction. They are a great arts center that does a lot of promote and teach art in that area. If you ever get up to Northern Michigan the Petoskey Charlevoix, and Harbor Springs area is really nice with many nice galleries and beautiful views of Lake Michigan.  

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Up in Michigan,

"Bridge Study" Oil on Linen 6x8 in. 
I am up in Northern Michigan for a week of painting and hanging out where I grew up. After living in Texas for a few years its fun to come back and paint the area that first got me hooked on landscape painting. Yesterday I went out painting with a good friend of mine Ken Cadwallader. He is a really fine painter who still works the old fashioned way doing all of his work from life. I went out with him while he worked on a 30x40 of a bridge at a Grand Rapids park. He goes out and works for a few hours on day on each piece while the light is good then returns consecutive days until he is done. I took the easy route and just did a little 6x8 study of the bridge.