Archive for the ‘Alba Texas’ Category

State Fair of Texas 1st Place – Landscape

October 4, 2010

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Lilly Pads
24″x36″ Framed
First Place Landscape
State Fair of  Texas 2010
Currently on Exhibit at the Fair in the Arts Pavilion


“With Attitude” won the “Award of Excellence” at the Granbury Art Association Juried Fall Show

September 26, 2010

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Judge’s critique: “Nice wet in to wet technique; Nicest sketched seen in a long time; White jumping out at you and you are lead into the dense background; celebrates the use of the media; captures lushness of the area”
Show Stats: 151 Paintings Submitted, 51 Paintings selected for the show.

“with attitude” – Lake Fork Crane

July 4, 2010

This is a scene in our favorite fishing cove on Lake Fork. I was fishing with my son last Friday afternoon when this snow-white crane landed on a fence near us. He was screaming wanting us to leave. I painted this in my studio from a photo I took. I used Aureolin Yellow, Dragons Blood, Ultra-Marine Blue and Burnt Siena. The painting is on Arches 140 lb cold press paper 16″x20″

Lake Fork Pelicans

June 27, 2010

Lake Fork Pelicans
In the fall of 2009 my son and I went fishing at Lake Fork in East Texas near Alba Texas. While fishing around Mustang Marina in “Big Mustang” we ran across a flock of white pelicans living on a peninsula. I was amazed how bright white and beautiful these giant birds were. They appeared to be safe and very comfortable on their sanctuary. Then one day in early winter, they were gone. They had migrated south looking for warmer weather. We look forward to their return next summer.

Lilly Pads – Lake Fork – June 12, 2010

June 17, 2010


The watercolor above is  a scene from a Lilly pad covered cove on Lake Fork in East Texas. My son and I went on a bass fishing trip this morning at day break.  We fished plastic worms and top water chug bugs around and in the Lilly Pads as well as the moss beads. My son caught a four pounder.  I was fascinated by the light and the dark shadows of the Lilly pads. The wind created movement, causing the pads to move in all directions.  I was fascinated with the bright white flowers against the dark shadows, they were stunning. The different greens of the pads were amazing. The pads up in the air were translucent. It was a great father/son fishing day. We wrapped up by noon and headed home. The temperature had reached 98 degrees.

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