Summer Sail

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper

“To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Whatever port you want to reach this summer, remember, you won’t get there by drifting or staying tied to an anchor.

Field of Summer

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper

“‘Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” -John Mayer

Last day of school is when summer starts in my book! Today is the beginning…

Shotgun Storm

10″ x 8″ pastel on sanded paper

Beautiful thunder clouds across West Texas. I captured them from my shotgun studio.

Time is a funny thing. People have a way of discounting big blocks of time as unavailable. Much of my art is made in these blocks. I take full advantage of waiting time: waiting for appointments, planes, soccer teams to warm up before the game, and ballet classes to finish. Travel time is also a great time to create art, if you have a wonderful spouse (like I do) who not only prefers to drive, but also operates a motor coach as if it were on rails.

After the fires last week, I was so happy to drive through these clouds.

Rio Chana

Pastel, and wind on sanded board. 11×14

Beautiful day. Beautiful river. I felt a bit like I was riding a bull trying to keep my easel in the ground.

Cork and Canvas

Cork and Canvas Painting Sessions

You don’t have to be an artist to go and try something new, and have fun! Bring your favorite buddy, some of your favorite photos, a snack, and something to sip, and walk away with real art that you created! You will be making your own art from a photo! We will be working in pastels on sanded paper which is a wonderful, vibrant, forgiving medium. All materials provided.

These classes are offered on three Saturday evenings in June. Each of the three evening sessions will be slightly different, and you will learn important art fundamentals such as value, color, composition, and texture.

Try one session, or come to all three! Discount offered if you purchase all three sessions. Click the buttons below for more information, and to purchase!

Dates: June 2, 16, and 30, 2018

Location: Sunnyvale Texas (about 15 miles east of downtown Dallas)

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Let’s Take This Side Road

8″ x 10″ pastel on sanded paper

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” -Erol Oman

We are driving across West Texas today. The wildflowers have been delightful! I love all to imagine what is down all those side roads. And to further imagine what would, or could happen when we get off the beaten path whether it be the highway, or just the course we are heading.

My lap studio.