The Juice Well

November 17, 2014

The Juice Well12 x 24; oil on stretched cotton canvas

I am not going to make excuses for why I have not been posting on my blog. If it had not been for getting a comment from a fellow artist I probably would not be here now. This is just so hard for me to keep up. I have been painting. This one I painted this summer. I was at a succulent plant place in Austin and saw this little boy with his red cape sitting on his Dad’s Airstream. He was spending his Saturday in a world of his own imagination.

cows in shadow

January 14, 2014

cows in shadowThese are the same group of cows from Rittiman waterhole. This was about the time I got back in the jeep. I really did not like the way they were looking at me. My favorite part of this painting is the light shining across the grass.

 

Rittiman waterhole

October 22, 2013

26 x 48 oil on stretched cotton canvas

26 x 48 oil on stretched cotton canvas

I finally finished the painting done on the canvas I stretched myself. Back in July I posted about my unhappiness with the surface on the canvas I stretched myself. The next batch of canvases I did differently. I really love the way they came out this time. The paint goes on like “butta” . It has a little tooth to it, but the surface is smooth enough I can easily get the blending and edges I want. I like stretching my own canvas not only to get the surface texture I like but I can make the canvas any size I want. Since I make my own floater frames too, I don’t have to worry about only using standard size canvas to fit standard size frames. I like painting cows. My husband and I were on the way home from spending the day in Fredericksburg and drove up on this scene. I got out of the jeep to take some photos. After snapping a few pics, they began noticing me and walking towards me. At that time I decided I had enough photos.

roosting in Luckenbach

October 3, 2013

11x14  oil on stretched cotton canvas

11×14 oil on stretched cotton canvas

I really had fun with this one. As Waylon and Willie and the boys say, Lets go to Luckenbach Texas  ain’t nobody feelin no pain. The chickens and rooster on the stage with old license plates nailed to the post just screamed “Paint me!” It was just one of those spur of the moment, inbetween paintings that just had to be done. Don’t you just love those kind especially when  they work out?

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