I was fortunate to take a great workshop from Joan Fullerton using mixed media. I think it may totally change the way I work! Let me know what you think of this new direction. I know one thing for sure. It sure is fun and freeing not to paint from a photograph.
I worked and worked on this one and had to finally say "it's done." Sometimes you reach a point where you can't look at a painting anymore... Moving on to the next one!
Just finished this painting, "Hey, Bud" that will hang beginning Thursday at Dr. Price's office in Wimberley. Fun to do. Probably not as dark as it appears here. Moving on the the next one!
The Wimberley Valley Art League has a show coming up this weekend called the Cool Art Show. I painted Coolcumbers for the show, and thought I would also enter this mixed media (mostly encaustic) piece that I call Blanco Blooms. Both were a lot of fun to paint. Have a couple more I am entering, but you'll need to come to the show to see them. Come Friday, 7/7 from 5 to 7 and enjoy libations, appetizers, and watch the ice block turn into a work of art. For more info, wimberleyartleague.org is the place to visit. The Cool Show is the place to chill.
I wanted to paint something I could hang over my fireplace. After stewing about it for months, I decided to paint a large agave and incorporate many of the colors in my home. Just to get some outside opinions, I entered it into a show. It sold. So now I'm thinking about what I can paint next for my fireplace. Who knows? This time, I won't put it in a show!
Just finished this painting for the annual Show and Sale which will be on November 20-22 in Wimberley. This one is quite large; 40 x 30 and was a good exercise for me in perspective. It's based on a photo I took of a very old building in Tallinn, Estonia that had been turned into a Texas cantina. Who would have guessed? Texans are everywhere!
This is a painting I did for a show that featured art about the Blanco River in Wimberley which flooded last May, causing deaths and damage. The river was like a tsunami; water came from upstream in the middle of the night. While I did not witness it, this is how I imagined it would have looked. (BTW... the painting didn't make the show. But I like it anyway!)
Here is a series of paintings I am donating to the 100@100 Artists Helping Wimberley art benefit on 6/27. We have over 200 pieces of art that have been donated and they are just $100 each. I finished these four paintings a number of months ago and can't remember what I called it. So now I'm going with "Strung Up on Cacti." If you want to buy it, it will be just $100. If I got any of the proceeds, which I won't as it is going to Barnabas Connection, I would be making WAYYY below minimum wages. But I had such a great time painting these so I'm happy to see them get a new home.
I recently finished this commission. It was a fast project as the painting was needed for a birthday present. I had just a few days to do it, but Maggie spoke to me and we got it done. I worked; she lazed about.
Just finished this portrait of Cowboy, a long-haired dachshund. I smiled the whole time I painted him as he is so cute. He'll go under the Christmas tree for a special lady.