Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Grace Ranch Longhorn

10x8" Acrylic on canvas panel
$35 (email me at teveman2@yahoo.com)

A few weekend ago, I was helping my uncle out at Grace Ranch and taking reference photos for longhorn paintings.  Just before I left, this longhorn bull stopped and posed just right.  This is a study for a future larger  painting.  You can see the reference photo I took here.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Farm to Market Views

6x8" Acrylic on canvas panel
Just past the exit to Engle, TX, I see a big traditional style red barn my way out to the ranch on FM2238.  I added a few modifications to help with the design, but you'd recognize the barn, trees and fenced in area right away. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Waipu Cove

6x8" Acrylic on canvas panel
This scene of Waipu Cove in New Zealand, was painted in an online workshop on how to paint more loosely.  It was also timely, because I was supposed to be aboard the Carnival Triumph ship destined for the Caribbean. That cancelled and now has waste running over the decks (yuck). I needed something clean, loose and beechy. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Fer Rent, Purty Views

6x8" Acrylic on canvas panel (sold)

Every time I turn onto Gebert Dr in Muldoon, TX, I see the most patched up, dilapidated, rickety barn, but it has a million-dollar view.  As an artist, I had to put a "Fer Rent" sign on it.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Texas Country Highways

6x8" Acrylic on canvas panel
When leaving Weimar, TX down old Holman Highway, this view is unmistakable.  Seeing the huge oak, windy road and the Texas Highway sign...it composed itself.  I just painted. The reference picture is here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ol' Muldoon, TX Church

6x8" Acrylic on canvas panel
This is an old church in Muldoon, TX, which had it's peak population of 200 in the 1940's. This is part of the remnants of the booming metropolis.  Still, the steeple stands tall and almost straight.  

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Nature's Song

12 x 16" Oil on canvas panel
This is a fall painting I've worked on for quite a while. It a scene similar to what you'd see at Dana Peak Park in Central Texas overlooking Belton Lake with Whitetail deer.