Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pesto Sauce

Here is today's humble effort.  I love working with my very limited palette: more ochre, alizarin and ultramarine.  This 12 x 12 seems unified and light.  May try glazing after it dries.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Waiting My Turn

These little boaters on the very edge of Lake Redcloud are waiting their turn to go canoeing.  What a beautiful sunny day it was.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Come a Little Bit Closer

Today's 6 x 6 is another practice with ocher, alizarin and ultramarine.  There are countless variations in tone and hue available.  I'm wildly excited just now having heard that my piece previously posted here has received First Place in the Midland Arts Association Spring Show.  The painting is entitled En Pointe.  What a thrill opening my mailbox to see such news.  A little encouragement goes a long way with me!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My Efforts of Late

Lately, I have done quite a few still life paintings.  This one presents it own challenges.  Somehow on the photo, I can see where I went wrong.  And now I've been exposed.  I'm calling the one on top Shorty.

The butter dish is study/deep practice #2.  Both are 8 x 10, using yellow ocher, alizarin crimson, French ultramarine blue and white.  This one is Sit Still.  Trying to discover the secret of luminosity. 

Friday, March 11, 2011


The REAL Gallery opened last night with a very good turnout.  Thank you to all my friends who dropped by to see.   My friends Deborah Thomas and Ann Seago were exhibiting also.  The show will last until Sunday, March14 at this pop-up location.  When you're in for SXSW, please stop by at 912 Congress. I hear there is an
Apple Store pop-up right down the way, introducing the new iPad! Hurry downtown for all the

Thursday, March 10, 2011


You are invited this evening to a reception for Second Thursday on Congress Avenue at Real Gallery. The gallery is located at 912 Congress. Refreshments will be served. Please come check out my work.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

White on White

This little 6 x 6 is a very quick exercise.  I'm working on a few of these to see how my three primaries work: yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, French ultramarine blue.