Friday, December 12, 2014

Stockyards Cowboys

Cowboys are still around at the Fort Worth Stockyards (Cowgirls too).

Saturday, November 1, 2014

State Fair

I used an acrylic undercoat with watercolor on top to make this State Fair scene.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I'm pleased to announce my watercolor painting "Girl with a Bun", was awarded the H. K. Holbein, Inc. Merchandise Award in the 2014 SWS Membership Exhibition. The Exhibition is being shown at the Eiseman Center in Richardson, Texas. Juror Fealing Lin had a difficult time as there were so many excellent peices to judge. Congratulations to all the membership that got in the show.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Jenny Lee's

A window restaurant sign that I thought made a very nice pattern.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

At the Wake 2

A slightly different view of an image I did a few months ago.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Susan and Mary

No time to paint lately due to long hours at work requires me to go to images which are not my favorites.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Katie with a Bun

The different values and the brush strokes of blue add to the overall image.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Volley Ball Girl sketch

                              On an Arches quarter sheet with some blended shapes.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Paris Street

Another attempt of this street in Paris.  I included the motorcycle this time and tried to adjust my darker values.  

Friday, March 28, 2014

dave bown project

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Trader Sam's

                                               An image from Trader Sam's bar.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

A small image from a London street.

A 20 x 16 image which had a surprising power.  More like a sketch but I enjoy the offbeat visual.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Katie at the airport.

The second attempt of this image.  Less red in the face this time.  A 15 x 22 image.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Transparent Flowers 2

My second attempt of the "transparent flowers".  A look like viewing through plastic wrap with "boxy" shape and design patterns.  On an Arches half sheet cold press w/c paper. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hotel at Laguna

Our beach hotel at sunset from a few years ago.  I tried to make the palm trees a more painterly stroke and was only partly successful.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

K at DFW

This was done in Michael Holter's workshop back in Dec.  I'm not fond of the reds under the lip.  This is on an Arches watercolor board 16 x 20.  It was a smooth surface which the paint reacts differently than if the paper has any tooth.  Since I did this in a workshop, it cannot be entered in any shows.  I believe another attempt would be better anyway.

Friday, February 7, 2014

A night walk in Savannah.

The moss became very block like abstraction in this night scene in Savannah, GA. A 12 x 16 image. 

Friday, January 31, 2014

Jazz Monsters

A blurred vision of dancers to the music of the Jazz Monsters.  I left a lot of pencil marks and it might look unfinished but I thought it was done enough.  The image is on a 15 x 22 arches paper.

Friday, January 17, 2014

A market in Cambridge.

A lot of yellow on this 20 x16 painting.  This was an outdoor market in Cambridge.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Centered Katie

Katie with an abstracted pattern and another girl.  She looks to the viewers left wondering what is next. On an Arches half sheet.  This to me is a strong piece but it has been rejected by two national shows, the AWS (today) and the NWS.  Once I found out it was rejected, I entered it a third, The Texas National.

Friday, January 3, 2014