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Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Saga of the Cattle

Believe it or not, I am getting close to finishing the cattle. I have one more head to go, a horn and then some touch ups. This work is so tedious I have to get away from it every once in a while and paint something like a palette knife – messy! I really like…

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Manila, the P.I.

I use to live in the P.I. The look of the cities influenced me in this work, Manila especially. This is oil, 30×36. The hazy look suggests the city air, the perpetual heat. The telephone and electric lines are overcrowded and tangled, representing minimal safety management. Enjoy and stay tuned.

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Redo and Loving it

This is a rework of a painting I did a few months ago. This is oil, 36×36. The top photo is the after, the bottom, the before. I really love the after. I added broken gold tile and gold leaf. I saturated the color – Phthalo and Prussian Blue – the combination is so rich…

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Elephant Ear

This is a 30×40 oil I started about 2 weeks ago. I am working from my photo that is on top of the canvas. I was in my studio one morning at about 6:30. I noticed the sun coming through my elephant ears right outside on my front porch. I got this shot of the…

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Abstract buildings

This piece is a 30×40 oil, palette knife. I have done it for the Cattlemen Baron’s Ball in April. It will be auctioned off. It is an abstract of downtown buildings. I was influenced by the art of Leger in the early 1900′s. I have enjoyed adding all the details of the buildings. The background ended…

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Cattle painting

I am getting there on my cattle painting. Man, that’s a lot of fur! It’s funny, I sometimes don’t notice details until I start painting. The fur! It has been challenging. I am working from one of my photos. I’ll just say, I always work from my own photos. I have that one last cow…

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Prickly Pears are done!

I finished the prickly pear painting!!! Ta-Da! The measurements are 48×48. It is oil. I absolutely love it. I worked from one of my own photos I took at Cap Rock State Park, outside Turkey, Texas. This painting is going in my show in March at Peachtree Gallery in Lubbock. I will have a total…

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