Friday, August 26, 2011

4 Paintings Accepted into the Dutch Art Gallery Show in November

The paintings below have been accepted into "The Spirit of Texas, Artist of Texas Show" at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Nov. 5 - Dec. 31, 2011.  This will be my first showing with the Artist of Texas group.

 Cedar Waxwings on the Nandina, Oil, 24x12
 Cedar Waxwings in the Pyracantha, Oil, 24x12
 In the Spotlight, pastel, 12x24
Matagorda Beach Bird, pastel, 10x18

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Long Hot Summer

I am discovering that during this incredible drought and heat that all of my painting have water in them. And the one that didn't has a misty blue mountain in the background. Several of the artist I paint with have felt like they are slipping into a depression because of lack of energy to paint, but I think it is just this never ending heat. Some day it will rain again and cool down to 70 degrees and all will be well.

 This is a painting of a "The Goat Herders" I did for a fundraiser for Africa's Promise Village. It's a group of former educators who are supporting an orphanage, school and fresh water wells in Arusha, Tanzania. For more info on ATV go to

Aaah! Misty cool "Ironbridge, England". This was where the first iron bridge was built.

"The Teal & Teak Sailboat" is docked in Lake Travis not far from where I live.

"Matagorda Beach Bird" I love mornings and evenings at the coast as much as the birds.