I am a painter working in pastels, with some oils, and acrylics. I sketch in pen and ink. As an artist my original paintings are influenced from living in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Bolivia, Peru and Chile, and travels throughout much of Canada and all our fifty States.
This is my spot for posting paintings and sketches, to muse mostly about art, life and a little about UT Baseball.
It was a beautiful day today. We went to the golf course and played a while. The weather was perfect. Here are a few photos to give you an idea and make you folks that live in the deep freeze up north a bit jealous. The snow is beautiful to see ..... from here ..... in photos and paintings.
Some of the turtles on hole number eight.
And a crow sitting and flying away. This is mainly for Chuck Law. He likes crows. He is a great artist that is pursuing plein air painting at present. I started reading his blog some time back when he was painting sunglasses in the sand, I think. He did a series of shell fish and feathers. Some highly detailed items, too. Check out his website, cool stuff!
And, Gene chipping on hole number eight.
When we got home, I decided to try my new Golden Open acrylics. I got one of my NEW canvas boards and headed out to the deck. I painted one of the bird feeders. The paints are interesting. They stay wet longer than regular acrylics and when they start getting tacky if you put new paint down they go wet again. This is new to learn .... not like acrylics that dry before you can blend and not like oil as you disturb the first stroke more easily. At least, I do. I did a small painting, probably about two hours. Gene came out to see what I was doing and took off on his bike, so I enjoyed the quiet time in the late sun. I tried taking a photo with my new lights, but the paint was still tacky and reflected too much. It was too late to take a photo outside I will try some real daylight tomorrow.
I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar)
"I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." --