Thursday, October 23, 2014

A demonstration tonite for WAL

I will hopefully turn this 20 minute sketch into a finished piece of art for my demonstrations for the Woodlands Art League tonite.  Wish me luck.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

section of new painting

I simply cannot get the color photo correct on my new paijting so am including just a section.  It is Austin Canyon 3

Thursday, October 2, 2014

What to enter?

Am trying to figure out which painting to enter in the membership show at the Watercolor Society.  It would really be a bummer not to get in.  Vote?  I have others. This is Galveston 2.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Great day with Gloria

It has been so long since I did Gloria, was so happy to get the opporunity to draw her again.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

a favorite model

a rare treat when Josianne shows up.  She is such a pro, you can't go wrong. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Moral Ambiguity

This piece will be showing at Winter Street  at the opening of "Moral Ambiguity", beyond Black and White.
It is large 30" x 40" and hope that it gets a good reception.  I am taking it down tomorrow, show opens later.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

Watercolor Society workshop

I did a Collage Landscape workshop at WASH this past weekend.  Everyone had a great time and enjoyed something new.  This is one of my demos, not finished but oh well, good start. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Challenge

am attempting to do tatoos, now that is a challenge.  They need to move with the body, not just sit on top of the form.  Interesting.  

Monday, August 11, 2014

Under the weather

Have been laid up for
a week with a bad back.  Reworked this piece for
next class. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Art Expo

For those who figured I would never finish it, here it is, finished...there was some great work in that class.  Wish I could see it all.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Another Fish

Can't resist doing the fish.  I would love to have a specimen of every fish in the ocean. That could take a while.  This one has ancient Dutch Maps in the background. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Art Expo at the Marriot

 twenty seven students at the Art Expo class, not sure I ever got to talk to them all.  It was alot of fun and alot of good art was being produced.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Galveston Palm tree

This piece is on canvas26 x 28" mind seems to be at the beach.

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Got to draw Michael yesterday, he is a really fun guy to draw and enjoyed it.  This piece is just one that I did trying to make a composite of him.  

Friday, June 20, 2014


Anyone who draws at the Watercolor Society recognizes Josianne.  Fabulous Model.  

Tuesday, June 17, 2014



I have so many things in the works, and none finished.  I also have a couple of landscapes and a couple of abstracts waiting completion..  Have been working alot, but still am way behind.  Tomorrow and Thurs are more model sessions, which I don't want to miss , however guess I better stay home and paint awhile after that..  It is not a bad problem, have had nothing in the works before, and that is a whole lot worse.  FYI am doing a landscape collage workshop at the Houston Watercolor Society in August, if you are interested.   Also a shorty 4 hour one for Art Expo in July.  Contact me at if you are interested.   

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Realized I have neglected posting, am going to get right again

 I started a critique group called "Art Discourse".  We had a great time.  We had about 12 artists with all kinds of art and art thoughts.  It was really rewarding to find a really good group and think we will all benefit from it. 

 THis piece is completely covered in collage.  Before I started painting at all I covered it all with various papers, etc.  I visited my daughter in Austin and she lives on a nature preserve, it inspired this painting.  It is on canvas 24 x 36",  am wanting to do canvas pieces all of the time, but size restrictions prevent it when I travel around.  Am thinking I will enter this in the Archway open show in July.

THis is a a quick sketch of Josianne from last week.  Like this one and will finish it.  I have been busy, but need to get back in the groove and post work.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

My landscapes from Colorado/ Tomorrow starts "Art Discourse"

 Took a landscape workshop from Gerald Brommer in Colorado, I had beach pictures for my references, so I did beach pictures. I had to come home and actually finish the pieces, we were to do 2 a day and had about 4 hours in which to do this.  Did not work for me.  Anyway the first is my favorite, but found it dull when I got home. I put a transferred fish on it to make it more interesting.  The idea was to do the same picture in bright light and night light.  Was not overwhelmed by this idea, but straight ahead.  I was the only person there using collage but others were interested.  I have a lot of ideas for more landscapes and am having a lot of fun with them. However, I am really bored with small paintings on paper and want to move onto large canvas.  Guess I can do both. 

A friend of mine wanted me to do a critique session downtown.  I finally agreed and we had a tentative meeting which was a lot of fun. Tomorrow is the first "official" meeting and we have 12 or 13 people total.  That is probably as many as we can do in the 2 and 1/2 hour format.  At any rate, should be a lot of fun and a lot of different art.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

We have started a model session at the Conroe Art League

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It is alot of fun to have a good model session so close to home.  I am hoping they have the support to keep it going.  I love drawing from the model.  

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Went to Galveston yesterday to meet with Susan Tyler.  She has a wonderful art studio called Tyler Gallery where people can gather and paint together as well as just kick back and relax. It is an ideal place as she has workshops, shows will have a permanent collection as she goes.  . I have agreed to do a show in June 2015, as well as a workshop.  Sally Anderson was there,
 what a couple of fun ladies.  Happy to see them pulling this together.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fabulous new model today

Really a good model at the Watercolor Society today.  I will share with others, and as a bonus she lives in Conroe, close by.  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Went to the Watercolor Society today, not sure what kind of athlete this guy was supposed to be.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

some quick sketches from this week

I have a new favorite drawing tool, it is watersoluble carbon square by ArtGraf.  It is great for putting in some really dark darks .  I use that as well as watersoluble graphite stick, again by ArtGraf.  Fabulous.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Demonstrations from Wenmohs Ranch

I am getting a new camera this week, the quality of my pictures is so poor, I apologize.