Friday, October 24, 2014

Warming Up


Warming Up
8 x 10
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cool Evening


Cool Evening
Manvel, Texas
Plein Air Painting
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Miles of Coltrane


Miles of Coltrane
Herman Park, Houston, Texas
October 18th
Plein Air Painting
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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At Herman Park today painting the above painting. Quick summary: A Sax Player, Trains, Curious lady and a light fading faster than a baby could crawl. Oh and a movie reference. 

A lady asked me while I was painting the above "Is this what's called plein air painting?" I said "Yes, it sure is!" Not to far from where I was painting, I'd say about 100 yards, is the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Recently they had an Impressionistic show of paintings from Masters such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, Vincent Van Goh. Which brings up this question, how many people have actually seen a plein air painter? I've only seen one person out drawing and that was when I was into art. 

In the park run some small trains that take kids for rides around the park. The trains have a nice loud whistle to warn others of its approach. The whistles had reminded me of the Impressionist's movie the late 19th century painters Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir just a few to name of many. The trains in that period had just started to become popular and new tracks laid down throughout the countryside to link the cities together. They gave city folks the ability to travel, faster and more convenient. For artists it opened there view wide open to endless views of inspiration.

The light at this late hour was drifting fast, faster than a baby could crawl. It was definitely enjoyable to paint and there was a guy playing some of my favorite tunes of Coltrane and Miles Davis on the Sax. Which made this title all the more fun to figure out, "Miles of Coltrane". Miles as in Miles Davis, the Jazz player, Coltrane, again the music reference but also "trane" for the train reference at the park and the role the trains played in the 19th century and how it effected the artists way of exploring. It's hard to travel on foot, or wagon carrying your gear but if you have a train, your flying.  


Memory in Rain


Memory in Rain
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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This one is by far the most interesting one I've done in my opinion. I went for a blurry look. After thinking more about the mother in this painting it does remind me of my mom. She used to where a bonnet when she was younger. I think bonnets are cool by the way. They need to make a come back.

It took me quite a while to come up with this title. Twenty minutes is about right. Sometimes I have to take a break and later it will hit me. Other times I know right off the bat before I even paint. And most come to me as I paint. Lucky so far, I haven't used the dreaded "untitled". 


Friday, October 17, 2014

Lime Light


Lime Light
Manvel, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Basking in the noon day sun. Better soak it up because it's going to get colder soon. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Farside


Farside
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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The weather today is awesome and I set up behind the Jeep as it cast just enough shade to paint under. A view of our yard plot next to the house and a view of the neighbors. The grass in this area we let grow some and it really makes for some interesting habitat besides a flat lawn in need of watering as it can really bake in the summer time here. Maybe next year will have a garden planted in here. I had one in the backyard but the trees have since outgrown the area making it to shaded. Our compost pile on the right, mostly branches and twigs.   

Threshold


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

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Horns Ablaze


Horns Ablaze
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

High Noon


High Noon
Manvel, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Gathering under the trees on a hot day in the Texas heat. The brown cow just so happened to be the only brown one around. Kind of the odd one out of the bunch. 

7 Mile Storm


7 Mile Storm
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Monday, October 13, 2014

On Time


On Time
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Smith Field


Smith Field
Manvel, Texas
Nocturne
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Last Wave


Last Wave
Galveston Island, Texas
18 x 24
Oil on Canvas
Randall Cogburn

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Warm Day


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

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Towels


Towels
Galveston Beach
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Field of Many



Field of Many
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Voyager


Voyager
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Seawall Blvd


Seawall Blvd.
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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One of the locals walking back to the surf shack on a sunny day at Galveston Island on the Seawall Blvd. 

Rock Piles


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

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Outer Reaches


Outer Reaches
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Here's a Close up, 
to better explain the title. 
Big wave and a surfer on it. Outer Reaches.