The Old Mill

"The Old Mill"
16" x 20"

I've been waiting for the right opportunity to paint this old mill in Grapevine, Tx. I did make two other attempts, but both went south on me for various reasons. I was leaving the new convention center, looked up and caught the perfect orange light streaming across the mill. It was around 8:30 pm and it was the last minute of light from the setting sun. The mill was aglow with beautiful blues and oranges. I painted this in my studio in one sitting the next day.

I used a quick grid to help me draw the layout and then I washed in Indian Yellow and Phthalo Red Rose. Both are translucent colors. I wanted to maintain the glow from the board shining thru for as long as I could.
 Midway point. Every things blocked in and I'm happy with it so far.

In the home stretch. I waited as long as I could before laying in the juicy thick orange glow.


GAP Members Show

 My painting "Waiting for You" won top honors in the Grapevine Art Project ( GAP ) Juried membership Exhibit that is being held in conjunction with the National Watercolor Society's traveling exhibit. I had five paintings juried into the show. This show is being displayed at the new Grapevine Conv. & Visitors Bureau and will run thru June 15th.

"Papa's Truck" is one of my other paintings on display

Note - I have been very busy in my studio working on several large pieces that I hope to share very soon!