Saturday, January 31, 2009

Green Apple

This is a size 5 x 5, Oil on Panel (gesso ampersand panel). The last day of Carol Marine workshop was very informative. It was a great workshop. I highly recommend it.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Retaliation - Crazy Artists

If you can't read the shirt on the guy on the far left, it says "Dump Her". On the back it says,"Abecrombie and Fitch. The ladies of the class seemed to take offense.

An apple a day...

This painting is 5 x 5 oil on panel (gesso ampersand). $30.00 Day 2 of Carol Marine’s workshop. Our assignment for this painting was to paint an object by loading a paint brush with a color and making a brushstroke, we had to load the brush with a different color. Every brushstroke is a slightly different color. It was a good exercise. It was hard.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Alla Prima Tomatoes

This painting is 6 x 8 Oil on Panel. I did these tomatoes today in the Carol Marine class. I haven't done much still life and these were done in one setting wet into wet.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Watching Ian

This painting is 5 x 7. Oil on Panel. This is my friend Nina who meets me out around Austin to plein air paint. She was watching Ian Roberts demo at the Texas State Cemetery. It was really cold out that day!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Different Strokes Challenge

I would not have picked this subject myself but it is this week's different strokes for different folks challenge. Website on the right hand side under "my blogs". A different picture is posted every two weeks and all different artists will draw or paint the image. They are all posted under each other in this blog. This week was definitely a challenge. My image is 5 x 5. Oil on panel. It's a lot of fun to see how other artists interpret the same image differently.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Huston-Tillotson College

This is a painting of Huston Tillotson College in East Austin. Oil on Panel. 8 x 8.

Plein Air Deborah

Not the most flattering photo (not the fault of the photographer)... It was FREEZING. Okay so it was about 40 degrees and that's just darn cold to a Texas girl. I had on about 5 layers of clothing. We were at Bull Creek Park, which is actually very beautiful, however it will be a while before I go back there. The last 2 days, I have painted at Laguna Gloria. The weather has been beautiful. Of course, it happens the week after our Plein Air instructor, Ian Roberts leaves. I learned a lot last week and now I'm being very concious of the intensity of color, as well as hue and value. My Mother took the photo. She came out and visited us and brought hot beverages to everyone's delight. The focus the first part of the week was on composition and we did a lot of sketching. Plein air (outdoor) painting is a lot more difficult than painting in the studio. However, I find that I learn a great deal from painting outside. Plus, it takes me to places I wouldn't normally visit.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My Baby

This is my baby reno. 6 x 6 Oil on linen. He is orange and I love to paint him.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Texas State Cemetery

This painting is 5 x 7 Oil on Panel. This painting is of the Texas State Cemetery. I love old cemeteries. This cemetery is not real old but it is historic and it is beautiful.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Rex squared

This painting is a 5 x 5 Oil on Panel. This is a Devon Rex cat named Rex.

Monday, January 19, 2009

St Martin's Lutheran Church

This painting is an oil on canvas. 8 x 10. I played in this playground as a child. It must have been daycare. I like it's interesting architecture.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


This is a small painting of a little town in Provence called Suzette. It made a great small photo. I also have a picture of this location with a friend Suzanne in it with her umbrella. I think I might do it in a bigger size.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


This is a painting that I did a while ago. I made some changes/improvements. It is an 8 X 10. Oil on canvas.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Just Because

This painting is 10 x 10 Oil on Canvas. My husband brought me flowers "just because".

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Laguna Gloria

This is a 6 x 8 Oil on Panel. Today we painted at Laguna Gloria luckily it was a sunny day.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Grass Fire

Okay this is humorous... Today I was plein air painting in Bull Creek. I don't have a painting for sale today because I was trying to push the composition, it's not one of my best paintings. I learned alot. But after lunch I looked at my painting and the orange grass in the top looks like it's on fire. We all got a good laugh.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Cat Nap

5 x 5 Oil on Panel
You can purchase this painting for $50. This is one of my babies. Her name is Bailey and she is a sweetie. She likes to curl up. She's a black cat but when the light hits her, she's all colors. I painted this using no black paint. It's painted in complements of burnt sienna and ultramarine blue.
This week: I am taking a Plein Air workshop with Ian Roberts. We were at Bull Creek Park today doing composition sketches. It will be tight getting a painting a day in this week.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


This is a 6 x 6, Oil on canvas (2 inch cradle). You can purchase this for $50. This cowboy was wearing his cowboy hat and black nike tennis shoes! You can't be an artist in Texas and not paint the "cowboy hat".

Saturday, January 10, 2009


This painting is a 8 X 16, Oil on Panel. Here's another Golf subject. My husband and our Uncle and Aunt golf every Saturday and then we go to lunch. They think my art should be all golf, all the time. I tell them that art and golf are a lot alike. You go to paint or golf and you never know if it's going to be a masterpiece or you're going to fall apart. If you learn something new, you have to start from scratch as if you're starting over. It's a passion. It's an obsession. You love it and sometimes it makes you want to scream.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Jefferson Memorial

This painting is an Oil on Panel, 5 X 7. This painting was done from a photograph provided on the blog Different Strokes From Different Folks, where artists are encouraged to paint or draw their own interpretations.'

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Golf Cart

This painting is an 8 x 8, oil on canvas. This was one of my husband and his fathers many golf trips.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Let it snow, I'm ready

This painting is a 5 X 7, Oil on Panel. $50. This is in honor of all the cold weather we've been having.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Ladybird Lake Recreation

One of the best places in Austin to take pictures of people at play is Ladybird Lake, formerly Town Lake. This painting is 8 X 10, oil on panel. $100.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


This painting is a 5 x 7. Oil on Panel. $50. My father had his pilots license and used to fly my family on our vacations on a small plane. I remember it was so noisy, you couldn't hear anyone even yelling at the top of our lungs. I never remember being scared of flying.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sunny Rose

This is an 8 x 10 Oil on Canvas. It is my niece, Sunny Rose. She lives in Maui.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Tabby Cat head

This painting is 4 x 4. Oil on Canvas (2 inch cradle). This is my cat Reno. He is fun to paint. The painting $50.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Rob Fishing

This is size 8 x 10. Oil on Canvas. Okay, get this.... Rob is my husband's cousin's Father-in-Law. Every year my husband and his cousins take their grandfather deep sea fishing. One of the grandkids had to have foot surgery so Rob filled his spot on the trip. They had a great time, as always!