It's important to think ahead and plan for tomorrow, but an artist must also be in the moment...the now.
Monday, July 4, 2016
Red Barn - 2 seasons, 2 mediums
Sometimes I forget that my best source for a new painting is probably laying around in my studio - I often paint small watercolors or oils then set them aside to begin another project. The Red Barn painted with fall colors in watercolor was my source for another Red Barn in spring colors - this time in oil. They're both similar, but very different because (a) different medium and (b) different seasons.
Each has it's own beauty; the top is the watercolor - the bottom is the oil. If I had to choose a favorite, I don't think I could. What about you?
I'm a full time artist; native Texan, self taught and work primarily in the medium of watercolor. Painting daily, I prefer to work en plein aire (on location), and I'm often seen working in the historic districts of Waxahachie and throughout the North Texas area. A member of several arts organizations including Outdoor Painters Society (Signature Member), Contemporary Fine Art International (Signature Member), Artists of Texas, Professional Artists in North Texas, International Plein Air Painters, Landscape Artists International,DeSoto Art League and Ellis County Art Association. Painting professionally for over 35 years, my originals are in private and corporate collections in 34 States, as well as Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Scotland, Portugal, Germany, and Republic of Benin, West Africa.