Monday, April 30, 2012


I 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


I 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

"Country Road"

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

'Cactus High"

Arizona 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

"Oriental Vase"

Just 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

"Garden Stairway"

The stairs where made of sandstone very uneven and awkward. Quite a challenge one I wanted to take.The light and dark's are what really caught my eye. Again where is it leading you was the question I asked myself. Had to follow the light all the way up? Love rocks hopefully will get them down will see.