Friday, March 26, 2010

4 New Little Cows



These 4 new ones have a deliberate color harmony to fit into some lovely, classy old-wood frames with linen liners. These went with me to Dallas last weekend, so needless to say, they will also be going with me to Salado this weekend! Hope they find new homes there!

At least it looks to be a gorgeous weekend!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mini-Winter Weekend in Dallas

The Artscape Art Fair at the Dallas Arboretum this past weekend was quite an experience! Not of the high-sales variety, ...although there were a few die-hard buyers roaming on the cold and wet Saturday, none of them were for me.

Ah, well... Sunday morning dawned like a fairy tale winter wonderland, and somehow I was not able to hold a grudge with God for destroying any hope of a sale.
Since the festival officials were allowing us to pack up at our leisure, I spent the morning roaming the grounds with my camera, trying in vain to keep my fingers warm as every 20 seconds or so I just had to snap another shot!
Here I've posted a few of my favorites.

It was truly an enchanted hour.

The crunch and squeak sound and feel of stepping in fresh snow brought back childhood in a rush of feeling.

By noon it was all slush, and by 3pm was all but a memory...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Quick-Draw with the Texas Wild Bunch

It was a fun weekend in Kerrville with the Texas Wild Bunch for their annual art show and sale at the YO Ranch Resort Hotel. My friend and fellow pastelist Steven Napper invited me to participate. Saturday at 5 was the Quick-Draw event, with more than a dozen talented artists each completing a painting in one hour, which were then auctioned off. The proceeds benefited the Former Texas Ranger Foundation.
Here I am with my one-hour pastel painting of a flower seller from the Texas Renaissance Festival.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Brags and New Works!

My Latest new work in my 6x8 Renaissance Portrait Series, "The Birthday Locket" (left) has a Third Place in Pastel at the New Braunfels Art League Special Show "Art in Bloom" showing through April 6.
See here for info about the show.

"The Note" has an Honorable Mention in The Pastel Journal's Annual "Pastel 100" Competition and is in the April 2010 issue now!

I have a new addition to my ongoing large cow series; "The Gossips", 32x32, which was started at the S.A. Rodeo as a demo, will be coming with me to Kerrville this weekend for the Texas Wild Bunch art show and sale at the YO Ranch Resort Hotel.
See here for more info about the show!