Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Painter's Cabin

"The Painter's Cabin" (10x8 inches) gifted

This is the charming little house in Kerrville TX that I stayed in last weekend. I was in Kerrville to do caricatures at a festival in the evenings, so in the daylight hours I painted in this aptly named abode! (Many of this week's little paintings were completed here.) It was such a creative atmosphere that I was inspired to gift the owner with a portrait of her house...

Since plein air is not my favorite preference, I took some photos, and picked this view to paint. I had brought some random sheets of stuff, anticipating that I might do some experimental work. I painted the house on some pink sanded paper which unfortunately I can't remember what it was, but it had a very bumpy texture that worked quite well with the impressionistic style I was striving for. I wanted to keep it loose enough to at least look like it might have been done en plein air.

Pastel under painting washed in with water.

If you're curious about the house, you can reserve it for your next Hill Country stay on Airbnb or on VRBO.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Cara Cara

"Cara Cara" (pastel, 7x5 inches) click here to bid or buy

This Miss Cara is named for her orange coat. The Cara Cara is a type of navel orange, sometimes marketed as a "Power Orange."

See progress shots:

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Monday, May 28, 2018


"Flourish" (pastel, 8x16 inches) $410 unframed for a limited time, or $495 framed.

This might be the mama from "A Future Promise" when she was younger. Can't recall offhand what folder the reference photo came from, but it kinda looks like her, hamming for the camera!

how Flourish will look framed

Saturday, May 26, 2018


"Mondo" (pastel, 8x6 inches) $230 unframed for a limited time, or $300 framed. just told me that Mondo is a synonym of Big. I Thought it fit this beautiful bull.

Mondo in his frame
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Friday, May 25, 2018


"Vanta" (pastel, 7x5 inches) $200 unframed for a limited time, or $265 framed

This Vanta is not nearly as dark as Vantablack, the man-made substance that's blacker than black made from carbon nanotubes, but I'm really stretching out for black names these days.

Here are some progress shots of Vanta:

How Vanta will look in her frame
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


"Shady" (pastel, 6x6 inches) $200 unframed for a limited time, or $265 framed.

Starting to get up a good head of steam in the studio. This weekend I do caricatures at the Kerrville Folk Festival, which is evenings, so in the day I'm staying at a cute little VRBO house called The Painter's Cabin (Perfect, huh?!) and will be working on several more little paintings for next week.

The Painter's Cabin, Kerrville, TX
For now, here're some progress shots of Shady for you:

"Shady" framed
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