This one looked so good I cut it up after I finished painting and the side toward to lamp was so hot, it was spoiled. I ate it anyway. So these are truly one of a kind, because each one is eaten after the painting session.
Fall is apple season, and these two were so classic that I had to paint them. These quick studies are not as quick as I had planned, but I am getting back in the zone of painting. It really is a discipline.
I am a pastel painter living in Austin, Tx. I graduated from UT with a Fine Art's Degree, majoring in studio art in 1974. I have studied with Bob Rohm, Richard McKinley, Desmond O'Hagan, and Steve Napper.
I've been a member of Austin Visual Arts Assoc., Austin Pastel Society, Portrait Society of America, Pastel Society of America, and International Association of Pastel Societies.
I've taught at the Art School of Austin Museum of Art
Art is a learnable, teachable skill. Most of art making is just doing it, work, and only a tiny part is talent. What a relief for someone like me who never had the courage to really give myself to my process of making art, fearing I didn't have the talent I saw in others. Then I decided to just do it anyway, no matter the outcome. And the biggest success has been that I have not quit. To stop making art is the only failure.