Saturday, June 27, 2009

Slim Fiddler for Peace

I just finished this portrait of an Austin musician named Slim Richey. He always wears the white-framed sunglasses and will be easily recognized by other Austin musicians, most of whom he's probably played with at one time or another.

Currently on display at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Giclee prints available at

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Wimberley Valley Art League Juried Show

Last night was the opening of the Wimberley Valley Art League Juried Show where my painting, "Well?" placed third among the 2-D entries (behind 2 photos). It was the only painting that placed above an honorable mention. Having seen the delivery of many of the entries, a lot of them very good paintings, I was very surprised that there were not more works on display.

The process for juried shows was explained to me by a fellow Art League member, shedding some light. The League asks a different gallery owner or art expert unassociated with the League to be the sole jurist for each juried show. The jurist for this particular show owns a contemporary art gallery in Johnson City.

A Feral Cloud

This week I've been working on this painting of the feral cat who's been "ours" since she was born under our porch. The dappled afternoon light gave added interest to the subject.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Garden and Windmill at GenHaven - SOLD

These paintings were a commission I've just completed. The location is a beautiful country property not far from where I live. It was so hard to choose what to paint that I painted a second view as well.

SOLD. Giclee prints available at

I used my daughter as a model for this but it's not a portrait. Next week I'll submit a few paintings to a juried show at the Wimberley Valley Art League.