Posts Tagged ‘texas’

I have a plan for that

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

I recently got Adobe Fresco and needed to play with that. I stayed with basics by drawing a cartoon. Some of it is a little rough but it was fun experimenting.


Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Temperatures had been in the 80s. The day I left Dallas for a weekend with the grandkids a front came in and dropped temperatures into the 20s.  When I got back things were back up into the mid-60s.

I did a good part of this cartoon sitting in the airport or on the plane. I didn’t have access to all my editing tools.

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West Texas

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Forty days. Forty nights. Still no sign of rain.

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Monday, April 3rd, 2017

It’s too complicated. There are too many words. But I drew it anyway.

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Paint Your Wagon

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Granted, many of you won’t have a clue what this is about.

Way Out West Forecast

The Lone Ranger and….

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Lone Ranger and Toto

Las Palmas

Friday, July 4th, 2014

It’s summer so I decided to post a vacation drawing. One of those relaxing vacations – just sit around and don’t do much. Lots of lollygaggin’. With sketchpad on my lap I took the time to sketch the walkway over the dunes to the beach. This is on Galveston Island, Texas.

Las Palmas

Pencil on paper, 8″ X 5″

That Trestle Painting

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

I hope this doesn’t upset any of you but the painting doesn’t look exactly like the photo that inspired me. I took a bit of “artistic license.”

On the top is the original photograph. I took four or five photos and picked this one to go by. The others were handy for reference. Next is the blank canvas with my charcoal sketch of where I wanted things to be. I envisioned a few minor changes; for example, I replaced the brown egret with the white one from the shore.

Then we have the initial stage of the painting. Obviously, I enhanced the color. Acrylic paints dry fast so I generally work top left to bottom right just like I would in a drawing. I go back later after it’s dry to add detail or touch up.

And finally, on the bottom, the finished painting.

Trestle progression


Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Each time I make the drive to Houston to visit my grandkids, a few miles south of Corsicana I get a quick glimpse of an interesting view of a swampy stream running under an old wooden railroad trestle. I kept thinking I’d like to take a picture of that. Finally, on one return trip I took the time to stop. This is a painting based on one of my photos.


Acrylic on canvas, 20″ X 24″

Mockingbird on Barbed Wire

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Symbols of Texas: the Mockingbird and barbed wire.

Mockingbird on Barbed Wire

Charcoal, chalk and pencil on paper, 12″ X 18″