30 April, 2012

Mission San Juan 12"x12" $225.00

I think painting bright full sunshine is hard.  The colors have to be very high key.  This was the case with this painting.  I'm also still learning to paint trees.  The limbs always get slimmer as they get longer and new growth of foliage is always lighter in color.  So everything gets lighter and airier(?) as it branches out away from the core tree trunk.  I love these Live Oak trees in Texas.  They seem almost oriental like a big Bonsai tree with all their twists and turns.

26 April, 2012

Lake view 11"x14" $195.00

Can't say this is my favorite painting. Sometimes its best to just stop and go on--I do love this particular tree but the overall design of this one does not make me happy.  I think its because the water doesn't tie in with the rest--maybe too much action (tree and docks) on one side?  Anyway, I gave it a few sessions and now am just messing it up so will stop!

21 April, 2012

Autumn Colors 10"x20" $325.00

I painted this one pretty quick-in two 4 hour sessions.  Made myself stop and not over work it.  I am finding that suggestion is the key to keeping a fresh look.  Sounds easy but it is really hard to make the right choices so you don't have to re-paint --I guess that is where experience comes in--painting alot and often!!

19 April, 2012

Taking a Rest 10"x20" $425 SOLD

I am back to lake paintings for awhile.  I love the change of scenery.  Being around water is just so relaxing, it feels like vacation time all the time.  It was that same restful, peaceful sensation I wanted to convey in this painting.

05 April, 2012

Riverwalk Wonderland 10"x20" $375.00

You may have to live in San Antonio to know what this painting is about.  At Christmastime they decorate the Riverwalk with many tiny lights.  Last year was the first year that they wrapped the trees in lights.  It was a dramatic change and I think it turned everything into a sparkling wonderland.  I loved it!