Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lost Creek

Lost Creek, 10 x 8

This morning, the plein air group was at Lost Creek, in southwest Austin. The creek is way down, and while this kept some views from being worthwhile subjects for painting, it allowed us to reach other vantage points we couldn't have otherwise.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Sunshine, 24 x 24

Apologies for the sparse postings of late, but I've been helping my son get his new-used car ready to head out of state for his sophomore year of college; and also spent nearly two full days rounding up various documents from all over Austin for my daugher's learner's permit exam. Check and check. He's hopefully in Knoxville, TN by now, (please, God) and my daughter passed her test. Locals, beware of the latter.

I met this bright-eyed beauty on a horse farm in northwest Austin. There were several others I took pictures of, but this one — I'm calling her Sunshine — loved the camera. There are two other poses of her I hope to paint in the next week. This painting is my first attempt using only palette knives, which I really enjoyed and will continue to explore.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Neighborhood Bridge

Neighborhood Bridge, 11 x 14
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Our paintout this morning was on the grounds of the Elizabet Ney Museum in central Austin. This bridge spans Waller Creek, which continues south through the UT campus and downtown, before emptying into Town Lake.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch, 11 x 14

I was running too late for this week's plein air paintout, so I worked inside, on this still life.