14X11" Zion Park 2013
I really learned a lot about doing the rock on this one. And the intense sky and rock color is what I was trying to learn...darker, intense, vivid color. The trees are still a mystery to me. More practice. But I like this one.
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.