Thursday, September 25, 2008

"Bountiful Harvest"

Anyone for pumpkin pie? This is a new technique for me. I originally intended to paint this with brushwork, but the background needed a different approach to texture, so I picked up a palette knife & started painting. It was so much fun that I just continued to cover the canvas with paint. The colors were so luminous that I couldn't stop painting! It was the old tractor combined with the surface of the pumpkins that challenged me to paint another way.
24 x 30...oil on canvas (sold)

" Bluebonnet Spring"

The state flower of Texas is the bluebonnet. In mid-late spring, these flowers grow in mass profusion in North and Central Texas. There are many places to see these fields of intense "cobalt blue" flowers and regions that host designated tours. There are many artists who focus their paintings on just this genre. I always delight to go to Fredericksburg during this time & paint these flowers in plein air. Needless to say, this is not the time of the year for this, but I hope you will enjoy this painting of an abandoned German farm whose fields were abundantly growing with Texas bluebonnets.

16 x 20..oil on canvas..(sold)