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new introduction video is out (the part where I say howdy), and my
first two instructional videos are scheduled for production. Thank you
so much to those who have been waiting patiently for some time. You may
recall my first attempts at amateur filming in the studio, the
interesting interjection of unfortunate pug noises and the story of
Hubby as Director. (Okay married ladies, we all know that was a
hazardous role reversal). To make a long story short, if you want a job
done right, finished ahead of schedule, and completed on an exacting and
professional level, hire a woman!
Just a quick update note... There are so many wonderful people in the drawings each day for the 12 Days of Christmas... I am going to offer a few more drawings coming soon. I will keep your names in the drawing if you were not a winner, so watch for some new pieces available for you to win.
I started this painting several weeks ago and shared two images in progress. I am JUST now getting back to it and this would be the next image as I blocked in the horses with charcoal. Again if this does not work the painting evolves into something else. That is how man survives, if something isn't working, you have to evolve to live another day.
When you give birth to a child, you never know what lies ahead for them in their lives. You raise them up right and true and in His word. Sometimes you forget they are an individual person and they will evolve and live life as they want to live it. You pray what you have taught them will guide them in their life.
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” Luke 1:32-33
River Beach Grasses
8x10 oil on canvas
This is from the Brazo's River in Pecan Plantation, a gated community in Granbury.
It is a quite and peaceful way to spend an afternoon. I was fortunate to get out and enjoy the mild temperatures. Today we are covered in ice and frozen in place.
This is available for purchase. $200.00
Sailing around in Galveston Bay during a lot of fog and heading out the channel to the Gulf Of Mexico. Ever wonder where some of these sailboats are going. A cruise out and back, sail down the coast to another city like Corpus Christi, or how about a sail to one of the Caribbean Islands.
My daughter is studying German as a freshman in high school. Last night, she put one of her cowboy boots (yes, we live in Texas) by the fire for Sankt Nikolaus--announced that December 6th is St. Nicholas Day--and wondered (aloud--several times) if it would be filled with goodies overnight. Of course, I studied German for 6 years and was prepared. Sankt Nikolaus filled that boot with treats, sweets AND a new package of dental floss! What a guy....
During one of our plein air painting workshops that we lead in Santa Fe, we chose this beautiful location near Georgia O'Keefe's home of Ghost Ranch. I loved the way the sun illuminated the rocky cliffs and the robust, fluffy clouds that drifted above us. Reaching for the sky, hopeful and steadfast, this one lone tree persevered despite the odds.
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The sumac are always so beautiful in this spot which I
visited three times this fall with my painting buddy, Sheri Jones.However, the first two times I had painting
“wipe outs”. The last visit Sheri and I painted here I had a “keeper”.However, I had to finish it in my studio. I
am happy with the results because it has the scruffy look of the place.I used the pallet knife which is such an
advantage for me when painting a plein air piece since I can get strong colors
on fast before the light changes too drastically.
Well, it looks like this might be the last of the fall color paintings for this season. The winter weather has arrived here in north Texas and it is cold and icy. I guess the next few days will be spent in the studio working on still life paintings, perhaps glancing over at these last few fall paintings and remembering the warmer weather. Currently the weather prediction is that we will break out of our below freezing temps around Tuesday. Yikes! Now what did I do with those long johns...?