Monday, July 6, 2015

Storm and Light


Storm and Light
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn



Pushing the colors considerably on this one. This one was ref. from a Monotype I did a while back but this time on panel. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Tiny Shell Beach


Tiny Shell Beach
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn


One of my favorite spots to visit is the south end of Galveston Island. Although not when it has been super dry the sand becomes fluff and easy to get stuck if your not careful. Four wheel drives recommended down here. After a rain though the sand get's packed down some then cars can drive around. Fortunately the Jeep takes me whenever I want to go. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hollington


Hollington
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 10
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Looking Back


Looking back
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Sandy Beach


Sandy Beach
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jousting for Light


Jousting for Light
Still Life
Series #3
Painted on Location
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Lots of sunlight beaming in through the window today. Painting today a stuffed Elephant. At first I thought I didn't have enough time and it was to late and missed my chance for the day, bummer. I pondered a bit on doing one anyway without the magnificent light show that I've been seeing this month and almost decided to move on and do something else. 

Oh wait, what's this, sure enough it showed up with a vengeance. I literally had to set up in under a couple minutes trying to fully think ahead, grabbing my easel, a panel, my tripod for my pochade box setup on my right. Grabbed my scraper since I found out I forgot to scrap the palette, grabbed the brush container, oh paper towels, add more white and blue to the palette, walnut oil set out to make my paint flow like butter, positioned the panel so it was pretty much next to the scene, gloves on, standing and ready to do battle. I commenced to sketch out the form using a pale purple mix and noting where the highlights were going to stay, oh it's a rush!! Filled in the shadows and color in the form, chair seat, highlight on the form some minor attempts to get the hat correct, was not easy. By now it's about 15-20 minutes into the painting, no time to think about time, not even on my radar, everything is oblivious to me at this point. The light of course has dramatically shifted by now as well as all values, glad I locked it in at the first. Oh wait a minute, I had laid in the banding on the chair cushion that ran from bottom right to left and up the left side to the middle of the panel. I thought it would add a nice touch but quickly decided it didn't add to the composition so I knocked it out, and signed bottom left, "Kirby". A much simpler composition that looked great. Now you see the completed painting, "Jousting for Light" in under 25 minutes I'm guessing. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Floating About


Floating About
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Journey Home


The Journey Home
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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South end Waterhole


South end Waterhole
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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On the South end of Galveston you can see the best sand dunes it has to offer. There are some on the North side but not as sandy. The further south you travel down the coast the bigger they get. Freeport has some big ones, the Matagorda and finally the big ones on South Padre, the best that Texas has to offer. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cooling off


Cooling Off
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Umbrella Day


Umbrella Day
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Out from Under



Out from Under
Galveston Island, Texas
Painted on Location
12 x 12
Randall Cogburn

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Photo of the finished painting
on location. From under the Murdoch's Pier.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Spirit Beach


Spirit Beach
Galveston Island, Texas
Painted on Location
12 x 12
Oil on Canvas
Randall Cogburn

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A view of the painting as I painted it on Galveston Island.
Pretty hot that day and sunny with quite a few clouds.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Plan


The Plan
Still Life
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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The Messenger


The Messenger
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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North Sail


North Sail
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 10
Acrylic on Panel
Randall Cogburn 

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Surf at Trancoon


Surf at Trancoon
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 10
Acrylic on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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I normal paint using oil's but on this occasion I used professional quality Acrylic Paints, same quality as my oils. 

Just Mowed


Just Mowed
Painted on Location
Manvel, TX
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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View as painted. Nice sunny day. Just noticed
the cardboard with some fruit stickers on it. Cardboard
was used to shade the painting as the light was right behind me.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Delivering the Bait


Delivering the Bait
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Hat


The Hat
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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