Thursday, February 12, 2009


This crow was spotted last spring around Dallas' Whiterock Lake. One of several that I have painted, but the first time to paint one this fast. I love the way the light hits the feathers revealing their blue color. I haven't attempted plein air painting yet... but since this is from a photograph.... is it called digital plein air?

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

One Stroke Mango

This a painting I did while attending a Carol Marine workshop. It was and exercise of loading your brush one time to make one stroke. We were instructed to not mix on the canvas. After each stroke was laid on the canvas we took our brushed back to the palette to either grab more paint or mix more paint. It was terribly hard to not go with my natural tendancy to blend.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Three Mangoes

The mango fruit is one of my favorite fruit to eat. As well, I enjoy looking at them whether in a painting or on my kitchen table. Each mango seems to be unique with its color variations. You can expect many more mango paintings on this blog.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

New Mexico Sage

The photo I painted from was taken out from Taos in November. The sage bushes are beautiful at the time.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Study - Lemons and Limes

I painted this while attending the Carol Marine workshop in Salado. It was a quick study I painted before class started. There are a lot of things wrong with it, but for some reason I really like it.


This painting of jalapenos was one that I did during Carol Marine's workshop at Andreeva Portrait Academy.

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Arroyo Seco Mercantile Truck - Taos, NM

This painting was done from a photograph I had taken while in Arroyo Seco, NM. The truck is a landmark at the Mercantile Store. If you have visited Arroyo Seco, you have seen this truck.