Saturday, December 20, 2008

Lesson's Learned

16 x 6 Glass beads

I created this tree from beads I made that just didn't make the cut. Some were brokened and forgotten about, so I recycled them into this Christmas tree. Part of our large family tradition is to have an organized competition on Christmas Day. This year we will all cover styrofoam trees. This is not the tree I will enter but give the family a look at what I am up to.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Poinsettas and a Pear

8 x 10 oil on canvas

I painted this from my table decoration at the art show at Celebration Hall in Granbury last weekend. Thanks to everyone that came out to see the show. I had a great time and managed to create two new paintings during the event. It was nice to see all my pictures in one location and hear some good positive comments. I appreciate everyone that came out. Thanks again.

Sunrise on Peak Rd
5 x 7 Oil on canvas
I liked how the sun coming up made the trees glow. The fall colors continue exposing the landscape with beautiful scenes like this not far from home.

Fall Colors

5x7 Oil on canvas

This was inspired from my painting travels in an area close to home. The fall colors were displayed for an extended time this season. Just beautiful in our area.

Slay the Dragon

8x10 oil on canvas board

We all face our challenges and when we see all the effort was worth it we feel we have slayed the dragon.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Red Barn Red Trees
5 x7 oil
Painted Nov 16, 2008
I photographed this barn on an early fall morning. The sun had that beautiful morning light that made this barn glow. Once I saw the photograph I knew I had to paint it.
It was a fun painting.