18″x24″ pastel in sanded paper
Fall in Texas 6/100. Thursday morning-sprinklers, skipping, and splashing. It was a lovely, if slightly damp, walk to school.
24″x18″ pastel on sanded board
“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” -Henry David Thoreau
Fall in Texas 5/100
7″x5″ oil on panel
“The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win.” -Phil Mickelson
Fall in Texas 4/100
7″x5″ oil on panel, Plein air. Fall in Texas 3/100.
I love that Sycamore Tree!
I could used to this “art cart”!
36″x24″ oil on canvas
Fall in Texas 2/100
Two of my goals this years are to paint the seasons where I am, and to paint bigger.
10″x8″ oil on panel
White Sands,NM en Plein Air
“Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.” – Sharon Draper
“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
This is just an old adobe gate that intruigues me. It is on the road to El Rito. I don’t know who lives beyond this gate, but I know when I pass it I am almost there…to a dear friend, who has dinner waiting on the her rooftop patio. “Dinner is waiting” is such a good feeling. This scene is a great reminder.
10″x8″ oil on panel
“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” -Earl Nightingale
8″x10″ oil on panel
There is a contemporary Dutch painter I really like named Roos Schuring. She paints en Plein Air in all kinds of weather, including horrendous rain storms. Unintentionally, I got my own taste of painting from life in a downpour today. I took my chances on a 40% chance of rain after 2pm. It was pouring at noon, I knew it was a gamble. It was cold for August, but not scary cold. So I painted and got wet. I think I will look into getting one of Roos’s wedding umbrellas, they are clear and domed – perfect for painting out a storm.
A photo of my ducklings hiking out in the rain.