Monday, April 21, 2014

Crater Woods


Crater Woods
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Approaching Lemon Day


Approaching Lemon Bay
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Vintage at 4am


Vintage at 4am
Folley 332 Automatic Saw Retoother
Still Life
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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A late night of painting, I'm beat for sure. This is a view of my Foley 332 Automatic Saw Retoother. Not run by motor but a hand crank, going old school here. It will cut teeth into a hand saw blade. There are models of this that have the motor but this one is a hand crank which is even harder to come buy these days. One of these days I'll get it going, has some missing parts. This scene was painted under a normal 75 watt bulb and some in the distance fluorescent lighting. 

Here's a video of one being used at the Woodwright's School in Pittsboro N. C. where Roy Underhill teaches woodworking. Would love to go there some day, awesome stuff.

I plan on painting some of my vintage woodworking tools I have in the future so check back for more.



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wave of Soul


Wave of Soul
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Ever sit on the beach and just watch the waves come in wandering if the next set will be bigger or not. Surf at Galveston Island, Texas to the left of the 39th jetty. 


Monday, April 14, 2014

Outer Reach


Outer Reach
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunshine


Sunshine
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Another in the surfing series. I like how even in a back like subject there are subtle shades of color. 

Spring Rain




Spring Rain
Manvel, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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A nice Spring Rain right out the front door overlooking a nice view across an adjacent field near the house. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Water over Sand


Water over Sand
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tropical Wave


Tropical Wave
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Grog


Grog
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Frame Example
King of Frame: La Paz with gold lip

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Staying Cool


Staying Cool
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Tropics


Tropics
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Frame Example
King of Frame: Arroyo Gold



Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Bridge Over


The Bridge Over
Manvel, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Frame Example
King of Frame: La Paz, Gold Lip

One of the local Rice Canals running through the town of Manvel, Texas. Heard there's fish in them. I've never fished in them but seen others fish off bridges and catching some. If you just have that urge to go fishing and can't get to the gulf then I guess it's better than nothing. I can remember stories of my dad's fishing tales up in East Texas. He used to fish with his uncle named Buster for bass out on his property. If you can get into some creeks that might have overflow from ponds sometimes you can get a nice bass that's lived in it and got big or hungry and real feisty. He once had a bass jump straight out of the water at least a couple feet and come splashing down and grabbing his popper bait, scared the heck out of em. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Straight and Narrow



Straight and Narrow
Manvel, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Frame Example
King of Frame: La Paz

A little dreary today. Rainy and mucky but that doesn't mean those days aren't spectacular to paint because they usually are the best ones to have some fun with. This one not to far from the house with a rice canal to the right. I might paint that one some day. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Saturday, April 26th, Spring Plein Air Workshop



This Spring I'm teaching the plein air workshop at Moody Mansion and possibly there Oleander Garden. We have special permission to paint there and it will be a lot of fun with some interesting viewpoints. This workshop is geared up for anyone new to plein air painting and for those who have painted before but find it difficult. I'll be going over some simple to do steps that will help you on your way. This one day workshop is designed to give you an overview of what it takes to plein air paint and also give you an actual demonstration of how to go about doing it. Class is open to all members and non members of the Galveston Art League.

My simple material list is as follows, Most if not all can be fit into a back pack:
Easel/Pochade Box with tripod
Brushes long handle bristles about 3-4 or what you normally use, sizes 6 flats, and a small round or rigger brush.
Oil Paints artist grade Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Cadmium Red Light, Ultramrine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Orange
Small Palette Knife
Small can of brush Cleaner: Odorless Mineral Spirits or what you use
Can for the brush cleaner
Rag/Towels
Plastic Bag for dirty Rags/Towels
2 small panels 8x10 in size
Pencil 2b/ sharpener
Small Sketchpad approx 8x5 in size doesn't need to be big.


Saturday, April 26th
Class meets at : 9:30am at the Galveston Art League for signup and register
We will start around 10:15am at Moody Mansion and will last until 2:00pm
We will have a break in between and a demonstration as well.
Cost of this Workshop is $40
For directions to the Galveston Art League click here.
For directions to the Moody Mansion click here.

Any questions feel free to email me. My email is on the right side of the blog page. 

If your in need of a Pochade Box I can make one for you for $100 but please let me know a week before the 26th. Payment can be made using PayPal I can send you an invoice to make payment using credit card. The boxes I make can be mounted on a sturdy camera tripod with your tripods quick release plate. These boxes are very sturdy made of Birch and oak, have a removable palette and simple way of securing your panel/canvas using a bungee chord, and adjustable lid support. It's lightweight, and built like a tank. 


Close up of the pochade box


underside of the box and tripod quick release


Rough waters as seen in Plein Air Magazine interesting
read.


Galveston State Park painting Group


Late evening on the Jetty


First day's a cold one


East Beach Painting Group


In process of doing a value demo during one of
my longer workshop's. 









Saturday, March 29, 2014

Grog


Grog
8 x 8

Working on this one, first go around. Will be adding color later. The cup is made from a longhorn antler. The bottom of it has a wood base and the handle is peeled back portion of the horn. This is the way they made them on the range/ranch 1800's in Texas. I'm sure this isn't the first time horn's were used as cups.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fogged In


Fogged In
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Frame Example
King of Frame: La Paz

In the Harbor


In the Harbor
Freeport, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Frame Example
King of Frame: Tuscan

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fisherman's Way


Fisherman's Way
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Frame Example
King of Frame: Arroyo Gold

At the jetties fishing at Galveston not to far from the Pleasure Pier. A man stands and waits for a fish to take a the bait. 


Stalling


Stalling
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Frame Example
King of Frame: Santa Cruz


It's been a while since I've painted Galveston surfers. Here's one pulling in on a wave that fizzled just off of the 51st jetty if I remember. Late in the evening when the sun was pulling in behind causing the the surfers to be back lit. I like this type of light and it's interesting to attempt pulling the effect off in a painting as it's always different.