Wednesday, June 4, 2008

An Introduction to My Blog

Hello, and welcome to my first attempt at getting a presence on the WEB. I have included a photo of a prize winning painting of mine for you to look at in this first effort. This piece won the Best In Show award at last fall's River Art Group Fall Show in San Antonio. I was thrilled to win such a prestigious award, especially since it was up against not only other oil paintings, but watercolor, mixed media, sculpture, wood carving, jewelry, pottery and some other art forms. It was a great show with lots of good work in it, so to win the whole shebang was a real thrill.

This piece was actually painted "plein air", which means I did it on location. This is an old farmhouse on Evans Road on Cibolo Creek near my home. The house is still lived in, but hasn't seen a coat of paint in the nearly thirty years I've lived by it so it is quite picturesque. I plan to use the painting on my blog for a while, but keep in mind, it's for sale!

See if you can email me back with comments on the site and please be positive. I need all the support I can muster to try this new fangled method of communication. Let me hear from you.