Rooftop Palapa with Palm Trees, Mexico

The next installment for Mexico Week–this little 5 x 7 (oil on board) painting of yet another view from the rooftop.  Go here to bid; click here to see more...

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Rooftop Palapa, La Penita, Mexico

Mexico week continues!  Another rooftop view in La Panita, Mexico.  This one's 8 x 10, oil on board. Click here to bid and go here to see some more...

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The View from La Penita

As I said yesterday, it's Mexico week!  A couple years ago, I took my paints with me to a friend's house in La Penita, a lovely town just north of Puerto Vallarta.  This was our view from the roof. 8 x 10 on thin masonite panel.  Click here to bid, and go here to see more...

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La Penita at Night

It's Mexico week!  I have a little stack of paintings I did while I was in La Penita, just north of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico.  Looking at them now, they each remind me of some little moment of our trip, the way a postcard would. So here they are–my postcards from Mexico. This is 8 x 10 on thin (1/16 inch) masonite board.  Click here to bid, and go here to see more...

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The Daily Specials, Paris

I remember this morning in Paris so well.  I was very grumpy, because (believe it or not) I was tired of eating pastries for breakfast.  (I know, nice problem to have, right?) I wanted some eggs and toast, or even some oatmeal.  And I didn't want one of those tiny cups of coffee–I wanted a giant latte, or a waitress who walked around endlessly filling my cup. So. I was in a foul mood over this silly little thing, and...

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Rue de Seine, Paris

Another Paris scene, also from the same rainy night as the painting I posted a few days ago. This was on the Rue de Seine, at the Boulevard Saint-Germain.  There was a huge parade of motorcycles going by that night, and everyone on the sidewalk turned to watch them.  Might as well; it was too loud to talk until they all passed. This is 8 x 10 on a thin (1/16 inch) masonite panel.  Click here to bid.  Go here to see more...

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On Earth as it is in Austin

On Earth as it is in Austin

I am just ridiculously happy with this painting. I won’t say it’s a perfect painting, but it just came together all at once, with absolutely no fussing or reworking. I was in a gloriously happy mood when I took the photo–just so pleased to be back in my native Texas, wandering around my alma mater (UT), taking pictures in the gorgeous October sunshine.  And then I was also gloriously happy to be back home, a couple months...

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Rue Saint Denis, Montreal

Rue Saint Denis, Montreal

I spent a little time in Montreal in August.  It’s a beautiful city, and while it is very French, it’s very North American, too.  Sometimes I felt like I was in Seattle, or New York, or San Francisco–and then there are those moments when it feels very much like Paris, or Lyon. Either way, it’s a lovely place, and I’ve had a lot of fun making paintings from the photos I took there.  Here’s one of...

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Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

This was our best night in Paris.  We’d been wandering around the Latin Quarter where our hotel was when it started to rain. So we ducked into a doorway, and I pulled out my camera and shot pictures of people running around under umbrellas. The light really was as purple and blue as it is here. Those are the Gothic spires of the Saint-Séverin church in the background. This is actually a study for a larger painting. If you’d like to...

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Old Town Alley

Old Town Alley

The alleys are the most interesting part of Old Town, painting-wise.  If you get there at the right time of day, the light just slides in between the old Victorians and creates all kinds of lovely shadows.  Sometimes, I even manage to have a camera in my hand when that happens. At the end of the alley is the North Coast Co-op, our local grocery store. Just in case you were wondering. This is 8 x 10, oil on board, in a frame.  Please read all...

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