18 October, 2019

Jester

I picked this leaf up when I was taking photos of some trees for larger paintings. Brought it home and painted its dramatic portrait from life.



















Jester
watercolor and graphite on panel
6 x 6 inches

Artwork is varnished and can be displayed without glass.

$82.00

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16 October, 2019

Live Oak Twig

One of my favorite things to do is picking up random things off the sidewalk and making studies of them. This can be done any time of the year, but is particularly rewarding in autumn.











Live Oak Twig
acrylic, watercolor, carbon pencil, graphite, and colored pencil on archival panel
5 x 7 inches

$78.00

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09 October, 2019

Water Music

I 'm lucky to live close to the Dallas Arboretum and go there often to paint. In this view, I liked the way the curves of the water in the burbling fountain echo the curves in the gateway sculpture.

Water Music
watercolor on 100% rag paper, matted
10.5 x 7 inches

$128

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Rocky Beach

I have been lucky enough to make a trip to Iceland. This is one of the many memorable views from that visit. A person can really feel inner strength in a lonesome and cold place.

Rocky Beach
watercolor on 100% rag paper, matted
8 x 11 inches

$142

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White Rock Elder


White Rock Lake is a wonderful oasis in the middle of Dallas. Trees surround the lake and some of them, like this one here, have been standing a long time and have weathered many storms.

White Rock Elder
watercolor on gessoed 100% rag paper
11.5 x 8 inches

$142

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03 October, 2019

White Rock Lake Artists' Studio Tour

I'm very pleased to be included in this year's White Rock Studio Tour, a first for me! If you are in the Dallas Area, come over to White Rock Lake and visit us. A lot of artists live in this part of Dallas and there are 38 studios on the tour this year.

The even is October 12 & 13, from 10-5 each day.

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I'm number 23 on the map and will have heaps of artwork on display, plus I'll have several things in progress. You are invited to stop by and visit!

24 September, 2019

Dorgan House Window

Thank you, Vlad Yeliseyev, for selecting this piece for an award in this year's Southwestern Watercolor Society's membership show. Vlad put together a great show, taught a workshop, and gave a demo for our group. I was not able to attend the workshop, but some of my friends who did were very pleased. They said Vlad really put everyone at ease, so that they were really able to absorb the lessons and take on feedback.

Dorgan House is one of the adobe homes that can still be found in Big Bend. What is left of them can still be found, that is. The windows of this house are unique: extra large with arched timbers above the openings. Through the window you can see what the family used to see. I kept the palette extremely limited and the value range narrow to enhance the still and quiet mood.








Dorgan House Window
gouache on gessoed archival paper
14.5 x 10 inches

$380, matted and framed

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