Barn Movie

MACH SPEED!

 

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.

Works on Paper

A collection of pencil drawings and watercolors.  Silverpoint drawings are so noted.

Notes on silverpoint:  These silverpoint drawings were made using a silver stylus, which is a narrow rod of pure silver metal held in a conventional mechanical pencil.  Marks were drawn on an acrylic ground specially formulated by Golden® for silverpoint.  This ground was coated onto either birch plywood directly or onto Bristol board paper, mounted on plywood.  The initial marks are gray, but will gradually turn darker as the silver undergoes its normal tarnishing.  Drawing with silverpoint is similar to pen & ink; the marks consist of thin lines which cannot be erased.  Silverpoint emerged as a popular drawing medium in the early Renaissance, but soon gave way to the graphite pencil we all know today.  Fortunately, the medium has found enough practitioners over time to keep it alive and well.

 

Prices

Here is a sampling of Chuck's current, typical gallery prices for his framed oil paintings:

 

Size

Price $

30 x 40

5500

24 x 36

4000

22 x 28

2950

15 x 30

2250

18 x 24

2150

16 x 20

1650

14 x 18

1350

12 x 16

1100

11 x 14

900

9 x 12

700

 

Please contact Chuck for prices for other sizes.  All sales are made through the galleries.

Art of the West

Here are some comments for the images below:

[A]  Painting for three full days in Guadalupe Mountains National Park was indeed an awesome experience for Chuck and Barbara.  While the park is very isolated in far west Texas, once there, the main mountainous features, like El Capitan and the highest-in-Texas Guadalupe Peak, are easily visible from the highway and visitor centers.  Desert flora is the norm, from the flat surrounding plain and on up the rocky slopes.  Sunlight produces wonderful patterns of light and shadow which make painting a delight.

[B]  Zion National Park in southern Utah is well known for it's stunning scenery of sheer rock cliffs that line the sides of the canyon formed by the Virgin River.  A brief visit to Zion in December 2016 provided Chuck and Barbara the opportunity to do some plein air painting in and around the park.  Mornings were cold, temps in the teens, but bright sunlight warmed up the days.  Unlimited compositions were easily accessed from parking areas and pull outs, a major plus for this awesome park.

[C]  Chuck and Barbara made a fabulous trip to Tucson back in November, 2015, where they painted outdoors for several days and attended a sensational artists' reception for the very prestigious Mountain Oyster Club Show and Sale.  Plein air painting was aided by perfect weather.  The desert scenery around Tucson was interesting and very fun to paint.  Plant life was richer and denser than expected; colors muted but beautiful.  Greens seemed much cooler than the norm for central Texas.  The scenes are from Saguaro National Park (Tucson Mountain District and Rincon Mountain District), Tucson Mountain County Park, and outside our rent house.  The two paintings with the Native Americans were done in the studio.

Works on Paper