Archive for August, 2010

Accepted Lake Granbury Art Association Juried Show and Exhibit

August 31, 2010

Caboose-Edgewood, TX 
With Attitude-Alba, TX
Tracks-Waxahachie, TX 
My watercolor paintings above have been accepted into the Lake Granbury Art Association Fall Festival Art Juried Show and Exhibit. The Exhibit will be at The Shanley House Gallery, 224 North Travis , Granbury, TX 76048 Sneak preview of show on Friday, September 24th during Granbury’s Last Friday Gallery Night. The Shanley House is open until 9pm that evening along with several other venues around town.
Awards reception will be on Saturday, September 25th starting at 6:30pm. Presentation at 7:15pm.


“Behind The Net”

August 30, 2010

This is a painting I call “Behind the Net” and is a scene from my grandson’s first soccer game last Saturday. Nicholas is the tallest in the white shirt and a member of the Mavericks Team. Their team uniforms were not ready so they played in white tee shirts, which I liked better for the composition of my painting. This is a watercolor on arches 140# cold press, 12″x16″.

2010 State Fair of Texas Watercolor Awards

August 27, 2010

Good News, I was notified today that I won the two awards below:

  • 2010  State Fair of Texas 1st place watercolor – landscape category – for my “Lake Fork Lilly Pads”
  • 2010  State Fair of Texas 2nd place watercolor – Building Scene category – for my “Grand Saline, Texas Rusty Cotton Gin”

Busy-ness, Cisco Texas

August 22, 2010

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While on a road trip recently to Lubbock Texas, we traveled US Highway 6 and went through Cisco, a small west Texas town. This abandoned office warehouse building got my attention first with all the unusual shapes, secondly for the interesting shadows. The painting is watercolor on paper and is a full sheet, 22″x30″.

Southwestern Watercolor Society 47th Annual Exhibition 2010

August 20, 2010

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My painting “Rogers Bridge Bikers” has been selected for the  2010 Southwestern Watercolor Society 47th Annual Exhibition

Gallery Location:
4017 Preston Road # 544
Lake Side Market
Plano, Texas 75093

Gallery open dates and times:
Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm 
Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm 
Saturday 10 am – 2 pm 

Show Facts:
497 paintings were submitted by 186 artist from the around the USA. 81 paintings were selected for this show by national watercolor artist, Katherine Chang Liu.

Black Knight

August 17, 2010

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This scene is from the train museum at the Texas State Fair.

“the Arts Neighborhood, the Centers of Interest”.

August 10, 2010

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This watercolor painting is  a new format size of 9 2/3″x28″ for me and it was a new world trying to fit a composition into a long horizontal rectangle. The scene is on Ross Ave., looking south. My goal is “How my art work relates to the Catholic Foundation Plaza and the Arts District”. I named this painting “the Arts Neighborhood, the Center of
Interest”. This is an accumulation of my life experiences growing up and living in Dallas, regularly attending ART District exhibitions and performances, and attending and being confirmed at Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. We attended the broadway play “Superman” at the Wiley last month, which was my 4-year-old grandson’s first live performance.  

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