Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Evening Gathering

Evening Gathering, 8x10

Here is a piece I started last Friday on our trip to Bryan. It required some tweaking, which I wasn't able to get to until today. Summerville Lake is a slight detour to the south from the route between Austin and Bryan, about halfway between Caldwell and Brenham, Texas. The picturesque scenery, ample shade and a nice breeze made for a nice opportunity to paint.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Save The Queen

Save The Queen, 10 x 8

Hello, everybody. My postings have been few and far between the last several weeks, but they will be back on a more regular schedule beginning with this post. This piece was done in Bryan on Saturday, as part of Plein Air Austin's participation in a promotional paintout put on by the Forsythe Gallery. The Forsythe is presently exhibiting the work of PAA members through July 31 and they invited us down to join in with locals interested in trying their hand at painting en plein air. The turnout was good and we all enjoyed the trip. Bryan is undergoing a renaissance of its downtown area and they are fortunate to have many wonderful old buildings to work with. The Queen theater is one of its most unique and one most in need of repair. I was happy to hear the city has recently secured funding for the restoration of this magnificent structure.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

2010 Plein Air Austin Show at Forsythe Gallery

FYI, from now through July 31, the work of Plein Air Austin members will be on display at the Forsythe Gallery in Bryan-College Station, Texas. For anyone interested in attending the opening, it will be this Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00. The address is 110 N. Main Street in Bryan.

If you're unable to make it out to the Brazos Valley for the exhibit, you can view a web album of the accepted entries here. Click the "slideshow" button near the top left corner of the page.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Front Gate

 Front Gate, 22 x 28

Here is a large studio version of a plein air study I painted last summer at Laguna Gloria. The original 6 x 8 study is posted below.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Light Traffic

Light Traffic, 6 x 6
This morning I painted at a street corner in the Riata mixed-use neighborhood in north Austin. It's a place full of beautiful little landscapes, all within walking distance of my apartment.