A great year ahead!

 Art-wise, nothing could be much bigger than Oil Painters of America coming to Fredericksburg in May – and having their annual juried National Exhibition at R. S. Hanna Gallery.  Events now include a “Wet Paint” competition based on work produced by OPA members during a few days of plein air and studio painting before the convention starts.  It will be a very special treat to see the interpretation of the local hill country landscape by some of the best painters in the world!

 Speaking of hill country, late afternoon sun on the Sabinal River inspired this new 36 x 48 painting.



 The March-April 2019 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.