Monday, July 25, 2016

Plein air by Night

pastel on board 5 x 7
Plein air by night. Overlooking the beach from the condo balcony when the crowds have dissipated and the sound of crashing waves replace the cacophony of voices and bird cries.  I think I may like the beach even better at night than during the day. Peaceful and not as hot, a place to unwind and let life's responsibilities float away.

Friday, July 22, 2016


Daily painting
5x5 pastel on paper

There's nothing like a day at the beach to relax and read and just chill from the weeks events - or in my case the years events. Any beach requires almost a full day of driving from Dallas, TX, but once I arrive, I leave my troubles behind. Even with crowds and sweat, it's worth the effort. Hot, crowded and sandy but good for the soul.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fit to be Fried #1

"Fit to be Fried #1"
Daily painting pastel on paper
5 x 5".
I love green tomatoes! I was so happy to find these at central market. Just a few more paintings from them before I can fry them up! Maybe dinner tomorrow night.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


pastel on board 5 x 7 inches
The fleeting clouds just before the wind blows them out to sea captured from the hotel balcony. My last day here on the beach and just enough time to gather more images and memories of the ocean view with the crashing waves and calling gulls. The brown pelicans do the occasional fly by, patrolling the neighborhood and maintaining the order of the beach scene.