Sunday, September 27, 2009


When I laid eyes on this policeman, I was fascinated by his exceptional beauty and all the colors in his skin. He was surprised when I asked his permission to paint him, and may have ended up the butt of some teasing by his fellow officers.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Prepared to Wait (16x20)

I revisited this painting a number of times and the top image is it's current stage.

First iteration:

This one has taken awhile. It's painted on 16X20 stretched canvas. And, of course, the model is my daughter, Laurel.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My first true plein air painting

It's only 5 X 7, much smaller than I'm used to painting, but the Texas weather was finally cool enough to spend a few hours outside. Since it was a wonderfully rainy day (if you don't live in central or south Texas, you can't imagine the significance of this!) I set up my easel on my front porch. This was a trial run for the equipment I'm planning to schlep to France with me next month, and it functioned very well.

Austin Visual Arts Association Juried Show

I finally submitted some pieces for the annual juried show that Austin Visual Arts Association holds at the Dougherty Arts Center. My painting, "The Man from the Valley" was selected for the show, a very eclectic mix of interesting works of art.