Saturday, February 27, 2010

Chisos Snow

On Tuesday, it snowed in Big Bend National Park and guests in Chisos Mountain Lodge were advised the road in and out may be closed due to icy conditions and the absence of snow management equipment.  In Terlingua, where I was, it snowed in the morning and rained in the afternoon.  Snow did not last there, but in the higher elevations of the Chisos Range, it stayed for several days so we caught a glimpse on Wednesday when this 11x14 plein air  study was done.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Hill Country Highlight

This 9x12 study was painted last year on a creek North of Fredericksburg.  I was able to stand on a spillway behind a six foot dam in the river so that the water was at my eye level as the reflections from the cliff in the late afternoon reflected directly to me.  It’s unlikely I’ll find that sort of vantage point in another location.  This painting was recently part a group exhibition of Nomadas del Arte at Southwest Gallery in Dallas.