Saturday, July 15, 2017


I am happy to announce that I have been asked to exhibit my work at the Franklin County Arts Alliance in Mt Vernon, Texas.
I have 33 pieces of art selected to go to the exhibit.  Works from Abstract to Impressionism will be featured and my mediums 
range from Oil, Pastel and Watermedia.  All works will be for sale.  I hope all of you that are in the North Texas area will come by.

7/14/2017 - 8/18/2017 
Reception: 7/14/2017  11:00 am to 2 pm
Franklin County Arts Alliance Cultural Arts Center
100 North Rusk St
Mt Vernon, Texas 75457
United States
Franklin County Arts Alliance Presents:


FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017

11 AM - 2 PM


100 RUSK ST.
(One block west of courthouse)


 Best times to view the show after the opening reception is on Fridays.
The Center is open on Fridays.
Other times please call ahead 903.305.8023

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Steps Through The Process

Pastel Painting

How to Use a Large Abstract Shape to Begin The Design

Working on Wallis Sanded Paper
Blocking in a loose abstract shapes which contrast light and dark.
I am using an abstract block letter Y on this one.
The block in is using nupastels  in a dark green, a dark blue and a violet red.

Now I lightly worked alcohol into the pastel underpainting to set it in. 
I also let it drip and run together to create some beginning textures.

At this step,  I just wanted to create some more texture with some marks. 
I used a palette knife to do this.

At this stage I added color.  Loose board strokes to suggest more than describe.
In a small study,  I probably would have stopped with this.  I think it describes a mood and
gives enough information to describe the scene.

At this point,  it is time to stop and look.
I like to place a mat around the painting and walk off.
I will come back and look with a fresh eye to evaluate my design.

"Beside the Lake"

Pastel on Sanded Paper



Friday, February 17, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Artists of Texas Spring Exhibit H20 2017

2017 Spring Exhibition "H2O"

March 15 - April 29, 2017
Kucera Gallery
 Art Center of Corpus Christi
 100 N. Shoreline Blvd
 Corpus Christi, TX 78401 

March 22, 2017
5pm to 7pm

Artists of Texas

Announcing H2O Selections

Professor Joe Pena has announced artworks selected for the
 H2O 2017 Spring Exhibit to be hosted in the
 Kucera Gallery by the Art Center of Corpus Christi.

1. Ann McCann, "Great Island Dunes" oil 5x7
2. Ann McCann, "Rio at Big Bend" oil 20x24
3. Barbara Mason, "Juicy" pastel 28x23
4. Barbara Haviland, "Two Boats" oil
5. Carolyn Walker, "Preparing for Turtle Release" acrylic 19x23
6. David Blow, "Morning Mist" digital photo 16x22
7. Ed Crumley, "Rocky Mountain Falls" oil 16x20
8. Judy Wilder Dalton, "Surf" oil 11x14
9. Julie Wileman, "Poured Out" oil 9x12
10. Kristine Kainer, "Of Tides That Never" oil 20x10
11. Kristine Kainer, "The Fathomed Sea" oil 20x10
12. Linda Dumont, "L3"
13. Linda Dumont, "L6"
14. Marcy Villafana, "Just Jellini" 23x42
15. Melissa A. Torres, "Free Flowing" acrylic 19x25
16. Neva Rossi, "Cavassa Creek" pastel 11x14
17. Neva Rossi, "Grand Canal Venice" 11x14
18. Niki Gulley, "Along the Shoreline" oil 14x18
19. Niki Gulley, "Following the Leader" oil 24x12
20. Stephen Fisher, "50 Shades" photograph 12x18
21. Stephen Fisher, "Red Sky in the Morning" photograph 12x18
22. Susie Kelly Flatau, "Migration" (triptych) acrylic 33x14
23. Susie Kelly Flatau, "In the Moment" acrylic 24x24
24. Tina Bohlman, "If Wishes were Fishes" watercolor 24x10

I am honored to have my piece "Surf" included in the show.
I invite you to see the show and come by for the reception.


oil on cradled panel

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hill Country Workshop in August

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hill Country and Bluebonnets

"Bluebonnet Hill"

on sanded paper
12" x 16"

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I painted this from my photos from last March's trip to Marble Falls, Llano, and Burnett.
My friends and I are planning this year March trip to Big Bend.
So many beautiful places to visit in Texas!
I will be back in the Hill Country in August giving a workshop on Abstracted Landscapes.
I will post more information and links in the coming weeks.
But I do know the dates are August 25, 26, and 27.
Save those dates and join me.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Studio Classes Beginning for 2017

I am offering studio classes tailored to fit your needs.  From beginners to more advanced students that want to hone skills or try a new medium.
Students will work in the medium of their choice,  pastel, oil, watercolor or acrylic.
A perfect plan to try a new medium without investing in a ton of supplies.  I will furnish supplies to use in class for a small supply fee each lesson.
Of course since this is in my studio, this class is right for those within the local area.  I am looking forward to having some great students in the studio with me.

I am continuing to post small (almost daily) works to DailyPaintWorks.  All paintings are listed in the auction as they are added to DailyPaintWorks and the auction runs 3 times for each painting or until it is sold.  Here is the link for my auction paintings.   At this time,  I am only posting pastel work.  For other works please visit my website.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Daily Paintings in Pastel

Pastel 5x7

Farm and Field
Pastel 5x7

Summer Grasses
Pastel 5x7

Gravel Road
Pastel 5x7

Daily Painting in Pastels
are available for a limited time in the DailyPaintWorks auction.
Save the link to my DailyPaintWorks gallery and auction and check in often.
Auction prices will save you about 50% but are time limited.