Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hills and Clouds

I've been taking note of lots of local scenes to paint, but every once in a while my imagination carries me back to California, and I have to paint a landscape I remember from there.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

This is where I'm living these days, as I attend some Air Force training in the Washington, DC area. Today was one of the first warm days of Spring and I got to use the screen door for a change. The painting in the chair is my current project.
Got troubles? Take a nap. Everything will be better after a little rest. It seems to work for cats, at least.

I've been thinking of basing a painting on this photo. Lots of textures to play with.

Catnap

My family visited recently. My wife, our son, our daughter, a yellow lab, and three cats made the camper seem a lot smaller, but I wouldn't have traded it for anything. Here's a picture of our son taking a snooze with one of the cats.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Sweet Gum Pods


Lately I've been thinking a lot about painting these seed pods from the sweet gum trees. They present lots of challenges.

Distant Train


When I was driving across the country in December I caught sight of a distant train crossing the prairie. It was rainy and foggy and the far-off mountains were shrouded in low cloud.

Pasture

Here's a little painting I did a while ago for my wife, Susan. It was almost exactly 5 years ago that she told me I should start painting. The last time I disobeyed her I got struck by lightening, so when she said "Paint." I painted. Like always, her advice turned out to be good.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Windmill

It's been a while since I've posted; I've been doing some traveling for work and even when I've had time to paint, I haven't gotten a moment to show you what I've been up to. Here's one example. I'll try to do a better job of keeping you current.