Clouds Floating By

8″x4″ oil on panel

Plein air – New Ulm, TX

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. -John Lubbock

Teal and Away

8″x4″ oil on panel

Plein air, New Ulm, TX

I am so happy with the way this one turned out. I love the highlights on the cows, they didn’t photograph great. Beautiful little specs of color that just delight me. Also, the horizon shouldn’t work this high, but, somehow, it does!

Truths and Roses

7″x5″ pastel on sanded paper

“Truths and roses have thorns about them.” –Henry David Thoreau

April is transplant month. I got to paint with all the transplant nurses at Baylor! Without exception, they are amazing, delightful, miracle workers.

Hope Blooms

4″x8″ oil on panel

Lady Bird Johnson:” Where flowers bloom so does hope.”
At the end of my street is a small park, with amazing bluebonnets. I should dedicate a workshop ton painting these beauties.

Ghost Ranch Pastel Workshop

Pastels in the Painted Desert. Only a few days left to sign up!!!

Come paint on location the glorious landscapes of Ghost Ranch. All levels of experience welcome. Through demonstration and individual instruction you will be guided through a process to help you obtain confidence and pleasure from painting outdoors and in the studio. Paint the rich colors of the mesas, sunsets and O’Keeffe’s red hills. Learn how to capture the changing light through value, color and composition. Sign up NOW! The only way to sign up is through my website (you cannot sign up through Ghost Ranch’s website). Sign up closes 20 April, 2019. I am teaching oil painting and landscape sketching this July at the ranch (sign up through Ghost Ranch website). This is my ONLY pastel class at the ranch all year.