Sunday, January 18, 2009


"Big Red" 9" x 12" oil

Big Red (my name for him) lives on a working
farm in Stonewall, Texas a few miles east of
Fredericksburg. I say working farm when it is
actually a living museum where the family
occupying the farm live life as it was found
on a typical Texas homestead at the turn of
the century.

They wear period dress, have no running water,
raise their own farm animals and vegetables. It
is a great place to paint and collect photo reference.
I have four to five paintings still to do from
this location.

Big Red struts his stuff around the barnyard
with an attitude. It is obvious after watching for
over an hour as I painted that he rules the roost.