Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
What a great opportunity to blend our talents to capture that feeling. With color shape and texture talents only he can give us. Just love this gem hope you enjoy as well. Happy New Years & be safe.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
More fun with perspective and color. I'm such a fan of Franks Serrano's Natural ability to capture atmospheric distance in his work. Thought I would give it a true with king of the hill.
Taking these picture outside sure has improved the true colors of these painting. Check out my blog and see the difference in my photo's of : " Lighting The Way ".
Let me hear what you are thinking . Have fun and keep those brushes wet.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
SOLDHaving fun with size and color . One of my first 6X6 canvas board.
Painted just before all the foliage started to change color and fall. I didn't want to paint all the cars on the road I was fascinated with the twisted road and the obvious distance.
On a separate note think I got rid of the yellow photos. This was taken in natural outdoor light. I'm liking it much much better.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
SOLDThis is one of the most exciting paintings I have done in a while. What I mean by that everything I did worked and worked Ala Prima. This is what I strive for and this is the desired result.
Done in one sitting one stroke at a time with the exact color needed. Take a close look and let me know your vote.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
I thought it odd to serve ice tea in a beer mug, as I looked at it next to my water w/ lemon it started to glow. The restaurant was dart however the light over the table made both look as if they where on fire. Love a challenge to paint here's one with 2 of my favorites glass and light.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
BeforeThere's a change in the air that will start to empty the beaches.
Fall is on its way and here is my attempt to show it.I see this scene as the sun struggles to send us the last of the summers rays. As you know I love the beach and the sunset hope you do as well. :o)
AfterIt truly is a shame this photo is so yellow the original painting isn't. I need some tip's on capturing the real copy of my images. Reg lights in a home are to yellow, I'm thinking to take the picture in the natural day light. maybe that will help capture the real colors. This is what the picture really looks like big difference.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
SOLDComposition, color, design or just plain luck. I love to paint you just never know how a painting is going to turn out until its done. We have the basics and all the skill and it still may not work. I feel like you are very lucky as a artist with a God given gift when they do. You be the judge. Thanks.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
To be more exact Jersey Shore. Painted from a picture sent to my by my sister. She said this is a Doug picture so here it is. Layers of color to real yet true to design. This is the type challenge I love to paint. What you think?
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Looking westward and seeing another gift of a beautiful sunset.
Mauve and beige what a subtle yet powerful combo. This view with just a break of light throughout. The open range and all the possibilities beyond the imagination. I'm sure by now you can guess that I'm on a conquest to capture the sun and its effects. My thought today was, you can take what some might think to be a bad view of the landscape and add the magic of a beautiful sky . It speaks for itself. Thanks for you kindness , Doug C.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
SOLDAn Artist friend of mine gave me this picture of this great looking car and said "I saw this and knew it was for you to paint." It sure caught my eye, so many curves to capture the light catching the top and the reflections . My favorite is the old trunk. Now you know where we get the name from. Enjoy. Have a Great day :o).
Monday, September 17, 2012
SOLDI'm sweating just thinking about how hot it was painting this. I'm so glad that the nights are getting cooler. There where so many things in this spot had to decide what was interesting and made for a good picture. Loved the colors and the feel of the cooler hills in the back ground what a play on colors.
Monday, September 3, 2012
SOLDDonated to the "Wounded Warriors Art Auction " . Scene is in Atlanta Texas. The way the streets all had Flags everywhere at each corner. People working to support their family's. It was all to inspiring to take in . a lovely spot and a typical small town setting.
GOD BLESS AMERICA. Just saying. Enjoy.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
SOLDCould not pass this buy fresh melons. I have to admit looks good and they where. This scene is what fascinated me about art you can take something you see every day. Create a painting and capture it for ever and it works. The two way sign the crates by the door and all those watermelons . Love it hope you do as well. Get a melon while you still can.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
SOLDThis Jewel is down town Atlanta TX. I have been wanting to paint some everyday down home everyday seines. And hopefully show the object in a more painterly artist fashion. Art can and is in the eye of the beholder and with a little help from above. Translates into something of beautiful like little yellow caboose. "
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
SOLDLove water we are naturally attracted to it . Blue is so calming and peaceful to the soul. We need more peace in the world we live in. Now is your chance to escape like I did when painting this one.Showing a sail boat in the far distance. The only draw back is the heat and bugs that come with such a scene. Hope it does the trick Enjoy the moment as I did.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
SOLDWanted to work on the dimension of distance in this study. I feel i could have added more distance to the back foliage. However I think I'm on to something here. Again it sure could have been a better picture still working on that. Have a great week and have fun Enjoy.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
SOLDWater by itself has no color , It gets its color by reflecting things about it. The sky and a sunset sets the mood and the colors used.
As you can see the color of blue is in the shy however its only obvious in the darker shadows of the small rippling waves. The light which is the sun glows of yellow filled the pure white. The far banks are grayed and blurred by the distance of atmosphere. I love the challenge of water the reflections of objects sky light and atmosphere. Give it a try you can go to the same spot and paint and have a different painting each time by the changes of the day, time and conditions. Wanted to share some water thoughts with this quick study.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
SOLDThis old mill was in the Road show and art appraisal fair. Was inspired by a artist friend and here she is. Someone just had to take it home SOLD. Thought you might wan't to take a look and see.
We raised allot of money at the sale for Breckenridge Village.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Someone said that I must enjoy reflections and light . I think this may be true because of the challenge of capturing the effect. I'm still in the process of the craft God has given me. I'm certainly enjoying the journey of Art. I would be encouraged and enjoy your thoughts and feedback. Thanks and Enjoy.
.Want to let you know we where able to raise a lot more money than I could imagine. Breckenridge put the funds in a account they started to raise money for a new van.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
SOLDStill on my adventure to improve my landscape skills. I will say that I'm loving the results of this one. Warm blue skies and cool blue waters. Their where allot more birch trees than what I painted way to cluttered. Let me know what your thoughts are on this one.
Friday, May 18, 2012
This little barn if you can call it that was capturing the light and my eye. However the sky and background was somewhat subdued. I also thought how strange to have a light/white barn and a red roof and the cause for the title. I mention in a earlier barn post how these jewels are just disappearing one time I see it next it is gone.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Wanting to work on Still Like paintings. They seem to come to me easier. Maybe not the design but the subject matter and options are limitless.This is a old Percolator from GE my brother started percolator Sunday its stuck and is fun to remember family quarks. The blue in the reflection is actually my shirt reflection. This one is a keeper will love to here feedback. ;o)
Sunday, May 13, 2012
I'm just thinking about a moments with mom and a cup of tea. If you are able to stop and sit for a while with her and enjoy it would be wonderful. Love the setup and the moment it represents please enjoy with me. Tea cups and hearts.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Here is another Studio Piece called beach palms. I was fascinated by the sky and the subdues rolling clouds with just a touch of sunlight. It sounds like I'm describing a fine wine interesting. Well you can get lost in this one enjoy. This is a 30 X 40 also a gallery wrap any interest just e mail me.
SOLDWanted to share some of my studio pieces of art. This one is on Lake Palestine here in East Texas. You can see the light starting to come on the other side. It was so very peaceful I wanted to capture it as best as anyone could. This is a Gallery wrap 24X36 this is the very size I enjoy painting. If you are interest in purchasing please drop me a E-mail listed above.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Rockwall . Found this little jewels sitting all by its self on top of a rolling hill overlooking I think toward Heath TX. Loved the shape contrast and most of all the view. Only thing missing was a few horses well maybe next time.The yellow tops where up to my knees we have had allot of rain this year. It sure shows considering the drought past year. check out the view and let me know?
Monday, April 30, 2012
SOLDI was painting 8X10 stretch canvas until one of my favorite painting got damages in shipping. Lately as you can see I have started painting 8X6 canvas on hard boards. I love the size because it is close to the same rectangle size as before. However my question is is this a good size for framing. I know allot of people use 5X7 to me thought this is way to small. Its amazing what a inch will do when you are used to painting 30X40.
Well enough on that this is another still life I did over the weekend.
I have always been fascinated by glass especially different color glass. Glass that is clear and have a tint of color like the big one in the middle my favorite. Then the lights and reflection enough said got to love it.
Enough blabbering take a look.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
SOLDI set up two still life's today wanted to do something different. I have this stainless pitcher and my wife has been enjoying these mini oranges. They taste great by the way and are now gone thanks to me.
I set it up on the mantel of my fire place because i wanted it at eye level. And through a piece of cardboard behind it a more neutral color. The most fun and challenging was the tea bag and where to place it. Of course the silver pitcher is just glowing with light and reflections. Both from the spot light and a natural blue light from the windows . Will be posting another one tomorrow see what you think.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Its been a while mainly because major problems with access to my blog computer problems. Well after trial and error and more error here I am.This is the same garden as the stairs just a couple of posts back. This was during the azalea season this year In Texas.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Blue bonnet where in high swing this year. and with the beautiful days we have been having you can see for miles . like the vies here in the hill country. This however is a first for me and not as used to painting bluebonnets. Oh well the bath will take you on a adventure of a lifetime.send your comments and thoughts enjoy.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
SOLDArizona had the pleasure of painting this cactus from a picture sent me. Man how I wish I was there to see it live . These things are amazing and the sky and the earth everything screams color and man do I love it. Had the challenge of so many greens greyed blue warm etc. Like how it turned may have to keep this one to myself. let me know your thought. Updated version.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
SOLDJust finished a show at the "Woman's Building" Tyler TX. I wanted to paint something and it was raining on and off so this "Oriental Vase" caught my eye on the mantle. Their was a back glow of the blue off the vase and a warm glow from the window. To a artist that's the magic you are looking for and it was right there set up and ready to be painted so here it is enjoy.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
SOLDAs you can tell this is a companion painting to the last one. I was playing around with this composition and fell in love with it. It may not be for everyone however it is certainly a different view. Again 6X8 canvas on hardboard. I have learn the hard way you cannot ship stretch canvas without taking a big risk. Let me know how you feel about this one. :0)