Morning Plein Air

It is 82 degrees and I’m up and out to do some color studies before the sun screames against my skin.  Cove Harbor, Rockport, Texas.  A dolfin at my feet below the wooden platform palapa that where I have set up my easil.   Some gray pelicans have greeted the...

Painting is for everyone

Earlier this week I taught a fun “play in the paint” class for artists and non artists at Port Aransas Art Center. We painted a grid of 5 x 7 rectangles that can later be cut and pasted on 5 x 7 card stock and used as original greeting cards (which were...

Getting out there

I had a mishap about 2 months ago and lost my heavy duty plein air tripod that holds my easel when I’m out plein air painting. I have replaced it with a lighter version of the same brand, and really like it. I used it for the first time yesterday at Conn Harbor...

Painter’s Block

I’ve never really had a “painter’s block” until now. Over the past year we have traveled and moved into another time zone. I’m now pretty much settled in our new home and studio, but don’t have a lot of desire or energy to paint. I...