24 December, 2011

12"x12" Mission San Jose $225.00 SOLD

This will begin a new series of the San Antonio Missions.  This is Mission San Jose.  We ran into a little glitch trying to photograph this mission. I figured that the afternoon light would be lovely between 5 and 6 pm that day.  I like a late afternoon light because it makes for long dramatic shadows and if you hit it just right, you get a golden glow just before the sun goes down.  Unfortunatley, the mission doors CLOSE at 5 pm!  So we arrived just in time for some beautiful light but very limited access to see the mission.  Obviously this view is from outside the walls, but ever the optimist, I tried to make lemonade from a lemon of a photo shoot--plan to go back soon!

13 December, 2011

River Barges at Night 6"x6" $145.00 SOLD

The Riverwalk paintings are selling well and I am struggling to keep up.  Must stop for some Christmas shopping!

05 December, 2011

Night Umbrellas 5"x7" $125.00

Am trying to get a few more of these Riverwalk paintings done before Christmas.  Still need to take pics of the new Xmas lights they have installed--so much to do-so little time-life is good!

02 December, 2011

NIght Stroll 6"x6" $125.00 SOLD

Have decided to do more of these little Riverwalk paintings.  I love the way they force you to simplify as there simply isn't much room for detail.  And yet you can achieve a good sense of space by paying attention to the main shapes, the values and the highlights--and that is what creates an exciting image--not the details!