Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lake Moods #2

Lake Moods #2
Oil and Cold Wax on Cradled Panel

I live on a hill over looking a lake.  Truthfully, it is a pretty boring lake but the skies can be very dramatic.  This painting started out being clouds but I kept telling myself "so what."  When I started adding the dark side and the red shapes, I started saying "oh, goodie!"  For me, sometime, too much organic stuff needs some good hard edges.  It add some spice.  

This painting and 2 others will be in the Rockwall Art League's Spring Membership Exhibit on May 2-4 at The Harbor. 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Canyon Wall

Canyon Wall
Oil and Cold Wax on Panel

I thought I would show something a little different today -  Canyon Wall hanging in my foyer.  This is my main location for "trying out" art.  The natural, indirect lighting is just perfect.  Plus, it is a great location in my house to view whatever is hanging from different angles, at different times of the day or just to catch a view out of the corner of my eye.  A lot of paintings have been tested here.  Some pass the test and others get more work.

Canyon Wall has passed the test!  Next week it will be going to the Rockwall Spring Membership Exhibition at The Harbor.    

Monday, April 14, 2014

Framed Paintings Available at The Gallery at Round Top

Today, I thought I would post some images of the 7 framed paintings that are hanging at The Gallery at Round Top.  This beautiful gallery is in the central Texas town of Round Top, population 99.  It is owned by Karen Vernon and Ken Muenzenmayer.  I have shown my watercolors with them for years.  Now, they have graciously accepted my oil and cold wax paintings, too.  This is a little stretch to be showing abstracted landscapes in a part of the country that expects to see recognizable cows, horses and hay bales.  So, please, go by Karen and Ken's gallery and support the diverse art community in Round Top!

And speaking of the diverse art at the gallery, make sure you check out my friend, John Pinkerton's, paintings, too.  They will really surprise you!  I'll bet you will be smiling as you enjoy each of his paintings.

201 East Austin Street

(Please excuse the quality of the photographs.  Art under glass is always a problem for me to photograph)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rockwall Art League's April Demo by Doris Vasek

I hope you will come to my demo for the Rockwall Art League's April meeting.  It will be Wednessday, April 30 at 7:00 at Harry Myers Community at 813 E. Washington.

April Meeting Presentation by Doris Vasek

Doris Vasek's "Days End"
At the April 30th meeting, Doris will be demonstrating how to paint in the oil and cold wax medium, including the products and tools required and tips on how to use them. While Doris uses the medium in an abstract manner, she insists that the effects she achieves could also be very helpful to painters of realism or other disciplines. If you’ve seen the luminosity and texture of her paintings, you’ll realize she’s right. For more information click here for see Doris Vasek's Bio.
You can see Doris’ work at her website: www.dorisvasek.com
 at her blog: dorisvasekart.blogspot.com
As usual, the meeting will be held at the Harry Myers Community Center. The doors will open at 6:15, business begins at 6:30, and Doris' presentation will follow. If you can arrive early to help set up, please do so for those who can’t.

Monday, April 7, 2014

October in the Canyon

October in the Canyon
Oil and Cold Wax on Panel

NOW, I say it is finished!  My previous post for October told me the painting still needed something.  It turned out to be rather obvious…It needed lighter values to highlight the cottonwoods on the canyon floor.   I wish you could see it up close and personal, like I can. There are more of the little places I call Jewels.  These are the places that make me so happy.