Nature Calls!  (...for painting!)

When fall finally brings a welcome break from the Texas heat it’s prime time for painting outdoors on location.  Named “Plein Air” painting, it is a special moment for landscape artists to observe light, shadow, and color directly from nature.  Very inspiring! - and challenging because there are a lot of lights, shadows, and colors to sort through.  With sunlight changing, simplification based on fast decisions is key.  Here are two 9x12 plein air paintings with more posted in New Paintings under the Artwork tab.  In fact, check out all the artwork since a major update has finally been made.



 The March-April issue of Southwest Art magazine has a great write-up on Chuck, which you can see by clicking here.


My first painting video!  All the preparation for a Quick Draw that didn’t happen turned into a perfect opportunity to make a fast-paced video.  Check it out below.  The painting took about 45 minutes in real time, but this was sped up in the movie for entertainment value.  For those artists and friends who would like to know more about the process, please click here for a pdf that explains it all.