Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Springs

This is another painting completed in the Grapevine Springs Preserve.  I plan to paint a lot more in this natural preserve as long as the beautiful weather holds out.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Bayou Boat

This rugged old boat was painted at the dock in one of the many inlets that lead to the Gulf of Mexico.  There is a large fishing industry in this community.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sam Houston Camped Here

In my committment to painting daily, I sought out this historic preverve in Dallas County called Grapevine Springs.  Today it is surrounded by urban growth, but it was at one time part of a vast wilderness.  In 1843 Sam Houston camped here while negotiating a treaty with local Native Americans. 

The rock wall in the foreground was built by the Works Progress Administration in 1938.  

Monday, April 4, 2016

Shadows on the Teche

This old, old oak was painted on my recent trip to New Iberia, LA.  It is on the grounds of Shadows on the Teche, which was built in 1834 and is listed as a National Trust Historic Site.  It was a wonderful experience painting on these historic grounds in such a beautiful setting.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Avery Island Bird Sanctuary

This is a painting I did in my recent workshop with Roger Dale Brown.  It was actually painted in the Bird Sanctuary on Avery Island where Tobasco Sauce is made.  You know that famous and wonderful sauce.  I am so grateful for having had the opportunity to study with Roger, a Master Artist and true gentleman.  What I learned in this workshop will benefit me for a long time to come.  I have made the committment to paint everyday, for whatever amount of time I can afford.