Saturday, October 4, 2008

First Place in Paint Out

Well, it was a good trip to Corsicana the past 2 days and a successful paint out. I won 1st Place with my painting of "Palace Playbill". "Olsen Feed Store" and "Palace" are 11" x 14", watercolor. Both paintings will be on display (and for sale)at the Corsicana, Texas Chamber of Commerce for 2 weeks. Enjoy!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Another Paint Out!

Today, I traveled south about 45 miles to Corsicana, Texas to participate in a 2-day paint out. After checking in, I drove around the historic downtown area and came upon an old feed store. The sunlight was filtered by a haze so I opted to get my drawing in place and return tomorrow, hoping for better light conditions. Check back in a couple of days; I'll have at least 2 new paintings to share!


Last week, after returning home from Hawaii, I spent 3 days with two girlfriends from high school.  We've been pals for over 50 years.  Anyway, while the other two were napping, I gathered up my plein air gear (I'm never without it) and walked a few yards away and painted my friend's home.  This is a view of her back porch, looking from across the golf course fairway #17. Outside my family, Ginny is my biggest fan; she has my paintings hanging from floor to ceiling on 2 walls in her home....a "Tina Bohlman Collection" .  

"Doug & Ginny's Hilltop Home"
Good friends are a joy....and when friendships span more than 50 years,it's truly a blessing!