Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I grew up on a farm in Collinsville, Oklahoma with cows, shetland ponies, chickens, dogs, etc. It was a great place to play. We had a holstein cow with a heart on her forehead, named Gertie, that let me and my three siblings ride on her. So, I have a very soft spot in my heart for cows.
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Sunday, October 31, 2010
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Saturday, September 18, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
10x8 oil on canvas
Rosita's bridge in just a short walk from Susan's Gallery. It crosses the San Antonio River to the Arneson River Theater which is a popular performance stage for cultural dancing. The river boats are a fun and informative cruise on the San Antonio River through downtown.
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Saturday, July 10, 2010
8x10 oil on canvas
My Alpine, Arizona friend and I took some great long drives in the forests around where she lives. This painting is from a photo I took on our way to "The Blue," as the locals call it. It's a little town named Blue in the Apache Forest. It was a beautiful cloudy day and I loved the icy blue bushes along the side of the road. I tried to find out what the name of them was but couldn't find it in the "Plants of Arizona" book. If anyone knows, let me know!
The painting is for sale. If interested, send me an e-mail.
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Thursday, July 1, 2010
6x6 oil on panel
I painted this before I left on my trip in early June while I was watching the gallery. The shiny places are where I just made some corrections and signed it. I'll take a better picture after it's dry and the rain has stopped outside.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
8x10 oil on canvas, framed
I'm trying out this new "floater frame" on my latest Texas landscape. It's nice in that you see all of the canvas. With a regular frame you loose about 1/4 inch all the way around. I painted all the way around the edge of the canvas because it is visible in this frame.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
20x16 oil on canvas
This painting went to live with folks in Florida last week. I started out painting it with a brush but at some point picked up a pallet knife and kept going. When Spring rolls around I'm heading out to capture more Texas country.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I'm working the gallery (Susan Carlin's Art Studio and Gallery) this beautiful Spring-like San Antonio, Texas Saturday. The sun is shining, it's 70 degrees, and the wind is blowing the dry leaves around.
There are three artists represented here: my sister Susan, Bonnie Mann and me. We all have original paintings, prints and cards for sale.
A happily "just engaged" couple from Albuquerque, New Mexico came in this morning and took away one of my Arneson River Theater prints as a souvenir. Lots of happy people out roaming the river today.
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Friday, January 22, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I dropped my son Lyle at the Airport this morning. He is off to Los Angeles to meet up with his band, The Faceless, and then they're off to Europe for a five week tour.
What does this have to do with art? Being a part of my children's lives is the most creative thing I've ever done. I didn't paint a thing over the holidays but I did take some reference pictures.
One of the most important things I did this holiday season was to connected with some old and new friends. I was reminded that the essence of me is music. So besides painting, going to school full-time this Spring, I'll be playing the piano and remembering that I'm a songwriter.
Here is wishing everyone a wonderful new year filled with events that alter and illuminate our lives.
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