Saturday, January 30, 2010


Another crow to add to this series. I got this shot at a great time of day. The light and shadows were perfect. A flock of crows had just flown in to this spot and allowed me to snap several shots of them.

I feel like I am improving with these crows. I really like my soft edges, which is always a challenge for me.

This might be might favorite crow.

Friday, January 29, 2010

A View en Plein Air

Suzy Moritz, Kay Wyne and I spent a beautiful day at the Dallas Arboretum painting. (We couldn't convince anyone else from the studio to join us for a plein air day.) This was a new experience for me. Painting en Plein Air. It was a lot of fun... but a whole new challenge. I attempted another painting with a LOT OF STUFF going on in it.... it was a "wiper". So I moved to another location which allowed a more simple view that was of White Rock Lake. Using a pallet knife, I chose to do an abstract of the lake. I know.. this is REALLY simple, but come on... I'm new at this and have had no formal instruction.

I did enjoy the experience and can't wait for the next outing. This day was a beautiful day at the Dallas Arboretum even though there was very little in bloom and most trees were bare.

I will improve because I will persist in getting it with plein air. I will eventually paint a painting that has detail in it.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Crow on The Green

Well.. I seem to be back in the groove. I would like to do a series of more crows. I do love painting them.

After my last crow "Struttin'"... I am thinking this guy needs to be redone.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

San Miguel de Allende - The End of the Day

My my.... I haven't posted since October. I have worked on some paintings that I haven't been pleased with.. but mostly I have been working with this new painting.

This is a painting I have been trying to develope for several years. The photo is one I took while in San Miguel de Allende. I quickly took the photo ... afraid I would lose this woman with SO much character as she turned the corner. I had no idea of the scene... just the woman. When I looked at the photo, I was amazed at the whole scene. The colors you see are the true colors of that scene. The light cast on the wall is what we, as artists, are always looking for.

San Miguel de Allende is one of the most beautiful cities I have visited. I wander who is in charge of the pallet used to paint the city's buildings. Obviously, an artist.

24 x 36 oil on canvas