Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"The Pedernales Falls" 24x18 oil

This is how I want to remember Pedernales Falls, when it was
most dramatic and powerful.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Lake Travis View" 15x8 Oil

Went back to the same location, this time with
more anticipation of how the scene would play out:

Monday, August 22, 2011

"Lake Travis, Taylor Cove" 12x9" oil

Across Lake Travis, from my vantage point
along Taylor Cove, I watched as the light
played along the distant bluff:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

"Lake Travis, Giles Rock" 12x9" Oil

After finally finding a path along the
cliff wall, and down the rocky shore
I was ready to paint this unique area
of Lake Travis:

Friday, August 12, 2011

"Placid Waters" 14x11 Oil

Found a pleasing area of the river towards evening,
the sky was bright, like light through ground
glass and the water was calm and peaceful.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Enchanted Rock-"East Vista" 15x8" Oil

I normally don't favor noon as a time to paint outdoors
because of the white hot sun saturating the ground, not
to mention the incredible heat, but today I thought I'd
give it a shot. It is challenging enough for me to try
and get the essentials down of a scene, and it doesn't
help to have strong gusts of wind battering the easel
while the sun beats down, but perhaps these things
remind me to get the important idea down, fast.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

"Pedernales, Boulder View" 10x8" Oil

Spent the afternoon down at Pedernales, at a pretty
bend in the river with a few distinct boulders to
study. Since the water level is so low I was able
to setup my gear right in the middle of where a
strong current had once been. A good vantage point:

Oh, I had painted this scene with my canvas in full
sunlight(as opposed to painting in the shade which I
try to do) so I decided to photograph it as I had seen
it, right off the easel, so please excuse the glare from
direct sunlight: