Friday, May 06, 2016

WEST Austin Studio Tour

"Iris Lady" 8x8 acrylic on Panel

This year I'm doing something I've wanted to do for a long time:  I will be showing my paintings 
in the 2016 WEST Austin Studio Tour,

May 14 & 15
May 21 & 22

Hours: 11 am — 6pm all days.

Guest artist of Phillip Wade
1202 Lorrain St. 
Austin, TX 78703

# 159 in catalog

I'll be showing with 3 other wonderful talented artists: Phillip Wade, Eve Larson, and Gloria Xydes. Phillip and Eve are painters, and Gloria is a ceramic artist.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Snack Time

Title: "Snack Time"
Medium: Acrylic on stretched canvas. wired and ready to hang.
Genre: Animals
Size: 6x6 inches

After I painted the frog, it seemed as though he was looking intently at something. The painting didn't seem completed.  What better to capture a frog's attention than a big, fat, juicy fly.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Teacup and Rose - Theresa Taylor Bayer

Title: "Teacup and Rose"
Artist: Theresa Taylor Bayer
Medium: Acrylic on panel
Size: 8x8 inches
Genre: Still Life

A family member gave me some flowers for International Women's Day. The bouquet included some delicate pink roses, which just begged to be painted.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Partial Knowledge

"Partial Knowledge"
Medium: Acrylic on stretched canvas
Size: 9x12

The Fish is curious about the key, but if he swallows it, it won't do him any good, and being metal he probably isn't interested in eating it. Meanwhile the Seahorse is studying the keyhole, but his snout isn't going to unlock it. Perhaps the Octopus will help them out.

I wasn't sure about the title, but this is good enough for the time being.

Watermark is NOT on the original painting. I've recently started putting subtle watermarks on my work, to help with marketing. And with other things.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Owl Be Your Friend

"Owl Be Your Friend"
Acrylic on panel

This was a different palette from what I'm accustomed to using with viridian, alizarin crimson, and napthol crimson taking prominence. It's produced a very cool looking ambience, and that's something else that's new to me. Usually I'm into the warm palettes

Friday, February 05, 2016


"Flapper" 8x10 acrylic on canvas. This one has a soft burnt sienna glaze over the whole thing, to soften the look of it.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Delicate Manners

Title: "Delicate Manners"
Medium: Acrylic on linen panel
Size: 8x8 inches
Genre: Still Life

Started this painting with my artist friend Eve Larson. She supplied the pansies, the vase, and the little gold dish off to the side, and I supplied the china teacup and saucer. It's great fun to paint with a buddy-- artists painting together give each other energy and inspiration.  Took pictures of it, then finished it at home.

Both china and flowers are delicate, but they make an strong and lasting impression on our senses.