Friday, August 26, 2011


A very nasty virus worm known as "Blaster" infected my computer two weeks ago. It essentially brings all computer operations to a dead stop and wipes out most anything that's important. So I had to wipe off the hard drive and reinstall all new software. Talk about a major pain in the behind. Did some research on "Blaster" and lucky to say that the 18 year old little twerp that invented it is in jail.

Now it is time to get back into the swing of things so I'm starting off with a new Ebay auction item.

"Stonewall Creek" 8" x 10" oil/linen

SOLD on Ebay!

This painting was done along Loop 1 outside of the Lady Bird Johnson Park near Stonewall, Texas. There's a brief two week period each Fall when the trees turn brownish red right before losing their leaves for winter. For those of us who paint Texas regularly the color shift is a signal that we can finally put away all of the green paint we have been using the last five months and start using some ochre, oranges and yellows before ending the year with a bunch of gray on our palette.

Loop 1 is one of my favorite places to paint because of the farmhouses, old churches and barns that dot the road. You can always see deer and wild turkey roaming about too. And when lunchtime hits the best BBQ in Texas is only a few minutes away. If things go South and it is obvious that painting is not going to be a good way to spend the day, a short drive into Fredericksburg means stops at Whistle Pik and Insight Galleries for some much needed inspiration.

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