Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Jog of the year

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Last jog of the year out at the Lake Grapevine bike trail.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Edge fishing

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This is the view from the other side of the hill that the tree from the last painting, is located.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lake side tree

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       This was a tree along the bike trail next to the lake. You can see a little of the lake in the back there. Not too long before the tree is eroded down the side of the hill.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Bike trail 02

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Another from the bike trail.

Bike trail 01

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Out to the bike trail yesterday.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Along trail

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Along the trail out by lake Grapevine. I kneeled down to get the grasses to show up higher in painting.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rock tossing

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Tossing a rock out at Lake Grapevine.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Red Hat Balance

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Balanced on a log with red hat. This is out at Grapevine lake.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lake Grapevine hike

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Out to Grapevine lake to check out this horse trail.

Friday, December 10, 2010


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Just up the road from the last painting. Landscape is looking rusty now in the fall.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Girls field


Girl in field. This is south of Ft. Worth.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rancher's silo

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Rancher out checking the fields. That's a half size silo.  It was up to 64deg. today out there in the country.  Just a few miles south of Ft. Worth, TX.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Odd bird out


                     Getting those birds a chance to be in the picture.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Passing through

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                        Saw an old painting on line and thought i'd see how it felt to copy the feeling.

Friday, November 12, 2010


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                          These man made structures are to tricky to get right with out making them too sharp.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fishing solo

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                Good day to fish. It was 76 today.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Watching the creek

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                         Checking out the creek out by Millsap.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Surveying the ridge

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                        At the top of the ridge.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fishing under the little bridge

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            Small bridge out side of Millsap. It's closed to traffic now.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Millsap, TX. hike


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Hiking up the road out side of Millsap. It's right next to the river painting and the road painting.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

hiking the road

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                   Moving it along the road.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Heading for Lake Palo Pinto.

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            Heading for lake Palo Pinto there in the back ground. This is the 500th painting since starting this blog.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


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                 Across the road from the silo painting.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Creek Berm

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                    A bend in a creek with a big berm and a guy fishing.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


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               Just a little south of Mineral wells.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


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       Another from the country.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

At the Pond

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          Another from the country side over by Brazos.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lonely Field

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         The field seemed lonely here. It's 90 deg. from the painting with the building in it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

On the Bluff

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                        Up on a hill looking down on this homestead.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Creek side

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            By the creek side out in the country, up on the bluff from yesterdays painting.

Highway 4

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         Out in the country today. Bunch of red headed turkey vultures floating around. I went to this area because it has a cut in the landscape to show some nice cliffs.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


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                               A little practice on the portrait for today.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Misty sailing

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                                                     Click this cool Raven link

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Agave flowers

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                                Saw this agave today and thought that i'd give it a shot.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hello Higgins

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                Thought that it would be good to paint Higgins.

Friday, September 10, 2010


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                           Saw these flowers and thought that i might be able to get a gestural painting out of them. 
               Very challenging to come close, but fun to move paint around. The red came through the flowers and into the cast shadows.  I'm thinking i might like to try to be more realistic but the flowers are wilting even though i've got them in water. Maybe i'll do just one blossom.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Oregon beach stroll

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               Little painting of the beach up in Oregon way.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

On the move

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                  Chicken on the move.

Cosway pond

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                                 Saw this crow at the edge of the water checking out the shadows.

Monday, August 16, 2010


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                                           The field next to cable crossing. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sand Beach trail cliffs

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                       Little cliff around the corner from Sand Beach. Just down from the sea ducks.  That's Otter cliffs across the way.

Sea ducks

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                               Saw these sea ducks floating off the rocks around the corner from Sand Beach.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Passing rain

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                        At the cable crossing looking at the mountains across the harbor.

Robin's other flowers

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                         Tried another view of some flowers.

Robin's flowers

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                            Trying out a pot of flowers.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Roses painted with Zorn palette

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                       Painting the last post with the Zorn palette.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday Roses

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                          Had a rose ref for this Saturdays paint along.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Corner flowers

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                Some flowers in the corner of mom's yard. I think the morning fog is not the best back drop to show off the blooms, because they don't pop out.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Taking 5

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                     Saw this cow taking a rest one day a while ago in New Hampshire.  I'm thinking her friends are a little sketchy.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Umber monochrome

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                              Using just umber and white.  Working on those values.