Some Easel Paintings
|From photos we took in Europe and around our village of Hamm in Germany. Oils. 1977-1980
Castle on an island in the middle of the Rhein river. 1978
A Huhner Hof, or chicken yard, in the little hamlet of Hamm
Windmill in Friesland
Another Huhner Hof- I still like chickens
and keep them for the eggs. 1979
This is the view from the new section towards the older
section of Hamm, uber den Garten Platz und Friedhof.1980
It was a challenge to copy this 17th century
French painting. We saw it in a museum and
I wanted to see if I could make my own copy.
Breckinridge Stables in San Antonio Texas. 1983
Made-up view of old Texas farmstead. 1984
A very good year for my Christmas
cactus in our San Antonio home. 1985
Most of these next subjects were
taken from reference photos as we
toured our new home state of Texas.
These are two of my favorite paintings.
Reference photos for both were taken on
the same day as we were touring
Fredricksburg and the Johnson Ranch.
yard- this time at
This porch in
caught my eye and
the brakes were
slammed on for a
photo. The cat and
geraniums are mine,
but the rest was
already for a picture,
or a painting.
My Odalesque is
while I was at the
art. We had a live
model and I was
trying to be a
possible. . . for
watercolor of a
Violet I had
growing in the
house. It was a
tiny plant, and it
was fun to blow it
all out of
This is another
time of a back
alley in the local
town of Lockhart,
This acrylic is of the
Lockhart Texas just
before it was
painting is now in the
collection of the Dr.
Library, in Lockhart.