Troublesome Wind

"Party Wagon" 9" x 12"

A farm next to my house was giving free rides with a tractor and wagon. This farm is always my default painting location when I don't feel like going very far. The wind was very troublesome that day and my pochade and painting ended up taking a nose dive face down into the dirt. Broke my tripod and sent turp all over me and my car. I was mad for a minute and then realized a bad day painting is better than a good day at my 8 to 5.

I plan on trying out a new brand of paints I just bought..."LeFranc". I have heard many people rave about them, especially their White. They are very affordable. I also added Viridian Green and Yellow Ochre to my palette. Common on many peoples palette but new to me. I will let you know.


Granny's Biscuits

"Granny's Biscuits6 x 8

    My wife was very excited to find this flour sifter at a yard sale that was identical to the one her Granny used. It filled her with so many memories that she had to have it. Her Granny is responsible for teaching her to cook. They were making cream gravy and biscuits together by age three. I never got to meet her Granny before she left us, but I would love to thank her for making my wife a wonderful cook.


Botanical Garden Gazebo

"Botanical Garden Gazebo" 9 x 12

I recently spent a fun day at the Fort Worth Kimball Art Museum with several painter friends. I was able to see paintings by artists like Guercino, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Monet, and Renoir, among others. They even had Michelangelo’s first known painting, The Torment of Saint Anthony on display. After a few hours  a couple of us actually pulled ourselves away to do some painting. This was a little Gazebo at the Botanical Garden. The light left me quickly and I was pretty beat up from the cold and windy conditions, but I was very happy to be outside!

I am also happy to report I am now a featured artist on "I love Grapevine Texas" web site. I am proud to help represent Grapevine and too have this opportunity. Please visit  the site and learn more about our great city and see more of my fellow artists.