Sunday, September 14, 2014

First Set


First Set
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Waves at Galveston can get good, real good. However they don't last to long before they crumble. Every once in a while you'll get clean sets coming in but that requires some special conditions. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Sea Before Me



The Sea Before Me
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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King of Frame: Arroyo Gold

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Survival Tree


The Survival Tree
8 x 10
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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I thought I'd share a painting I did recently called "The Survival Tree". The Survival Tree is a tree out in California, a lone tree on an LA mountain top, and a survivor of fires. It has became a popular place to have prayers placed near it, and was started by a daughter who's mom had breast cancer. Note the word had, that's nice to hear. The daughter's name is Paige Lewis who started "The Prayer Box" and anyone can add a prayer into it. To learn more about it visit her website here Project Prayer Box.



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Last Hour


Last Hour
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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The Last Hour, 
by Randall Cogburn

As the sun sinks further far west
One can see a shifting light 
Across a pass onto distant shores
Lies the monuments of men
On guard, with two swords.

Before the sun takes sight
They withdraw, Shore up 
And light, Spiraling fires   
An astounding hour leaves
A Shore so true well into the night. 




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Surf or No Surf


Surf or No Surf
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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A little different take on this painting with some abstract thrown in the mix. Ever have those days you are set out to do something and even if the circumstances are not in your favor you do it anyway? Surf or No Surf, I'm going anyway. 

I've been surprised by doing this and it turned out great, even when the surf cast was to be chop suey, I hanged out for about hour and the surf straightened up into some nice clean clear sets. I was the only one out, but not for long.  

A Busy Scene


A Busy Scene
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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I'm having a lot of fun painting this scenes. Summer time toward Fall we have the best clouds as the weather churns them up and they grow big a puffy. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

On Course



On Course
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Coburn

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King of Frame: La Paz

Monday, September 8, 2014

Out from Within


Out from Within
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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I wonder how many wave a per day crash on the beach, or in other words, roll up the beach, wash up it etc. What about big surf days versus little surf days do you think it's the same number of waves rolling up the beach? Interesting thought, I thought. I'll take a sum what guess at it. I'm thinking a wave every 2 seconds, so that makes it 30 waves a minute. Ok hold on let me get the calculator out.... so that's 1800 per hour and finally 43,200 waves in a day. Wow that would be a lot of waves. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Flying By


Flying By
Galveston Island, Texas
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Where there's seagulls or other seabirds circling around in an area there's sure to be fish around. Especially around a shrimp boat, they love those boats. Shrimp, fish and scraps for the pickings. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Offshore



Offshore
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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King of Frame: Rancho

I've only been offshore a handful of times. Twice in Key Largo Florida snorkeling the John Pennekamp State Park and one or two times here at Galveston fishing. I have been in the gulf in a kayak about 100 yds offshore once and was fun to bob up and down in the waves. Dolphins or Porpoises, not sure which, but they do like to play around Galveston and I've seen them in the ship channel before. I had two pop up about four feet away from the kayak, now how cool is that? I felt like I was in a National Geographic Special. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Uncalm Sea



Uncalm Sea
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Seascapes are back, will be doing a bunch this month. 47th Jetty and some nice waves.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Clear Surf



Clear Surf
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Lately the surf has kicked up a notch at Galveston so I'll be doing more seascapes this month and throw in some other painting also, like cows etc. Sometimes it gets clear at Galveston, you just have to have the right combination of weather patterns, one is a good stretch of no rain, the other is calm days and then a good push of some offshore swells and a high tide make for some interesting days. If you really want to see some good clear water in Texas you must take a trip to Chorpus Christi, and South Padre Island. Freeport can get good and so can Matagorda and Rockport. The further north you go of South Padre Island the more shallow it gets to the coast and that means more sand in the water. Other than that a trip to Florida would be a good one. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Shore Break


Shore Break
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Ever have sunburn so bad when you were a kid from playing out in the surf or beach to long? I did, oohh it was bad. I was on one of those lounge float deals and we were a place at the beach I don't remember to much about. It did have a dock and a roof type hut out the end and we spent the day out there fishing. I lucked up and caught the biggest flounder, I mean big but also got the burn real bad. When your out having fun at the beach it's all to easy to get sunburn. 

The Flats



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

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Some parts of Galveston Island have some pretty big beaches, lots of sand and this part, which is the south end has probably the second biggest area. The North side I think has plenty more but this spot has the dunes.

On a nice windy day or somewhat windy day you can sail those sand buggies with sails. My dad built one a long time ago and I can remember riding it around in the sand, lot of fun. I don't think we rode on this are of the island we mostly rode on the North side. On a side note my dad was friends of one of the guys who first built one of the first sandrails in Texas and quite possibly the first sandrail in Texas. He helped him build his and then built his own and of course added a VW engine to it. On his he added the roll bar and yes it climbed the dunes in Matagorda lot of fun that was but I was to little to drive it at the time, only ride. So this painting goes out to all who enjoy the beach days and playing in the sand. The Flats, 8x8 Oil on Panel, Galveston Island, Texas near San Luis Pass.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pelted by Rain



Pelted by Rain
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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The photo here doesn't quite capture the depth of the shadows in this painting, it was a hard one to capture and trying to adjust all the settings took a while. This is a local cow in one of the fields next to the surf. I've been avoiding black cows since they are so hard to get right. It was raining pretty good on the island on this day. The rain was coming from offshore and if you can look closely you can decipher which way the beach would be.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

Baiting the Hook


Baiting the Hook
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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There's always time to fish especially if you are near the gulf. Grab a real, some bait, walk out at the end of one of the jetties and chunk it. This guy's fishing for reds. 

Cabin Cruiser


Cabin Cruiser
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

September is Portrait Month!!




8x8 Oil on Panel

September is Portrait Month!!

To kick off September I will be doing Portraits for a super price of $45(for 8x8's). I'm only doing it for the month of September for this price. The original price for portrait commissions is $150 for 8x8's so this is an incredible deal. 

Make it Fun!! 

Have a cool hat to wear, baseball cap, bunny hat, cowboy hat, colorful ribbons, bonnet, earrings, funky sunglasses, 50's, 60's, 70's hair style etc, college photo's, have fun just accessorize! Posing for a pose? How about a sleeping pose, 3/4 pose, sunlit, dim light, straight on pose, profile, gesture poses, laughter, smiling, etc. Have fun with it.  

If you wanted a portrait done who would it be?

Wouldn't it be great to have a custom painted oil painting of a family member to hang on your wall in your living room, bed room, or even your office at work. How about as a gift for birthday, retirement, wedding gift, or an anniversary present.

Your photo's don't have to be formal, and could be any photo that would represent a day in the life of the person. Some Examples could be vacation photo's, son/daughter outside playing, husband/wife, girlfriend/boyfriend, candid photo's, dressed up, or the above example, out for a day fishing. 

These portraits will be in an abstract realist style like the above so any photo ref. you have could turn into an awesome portrait. These portraits will be painted on 8x8 oil on panel. Shipping is not included and will be approx. $10 depending on your location. 

Send me your photo(s) and your shipping address using my email. My email is off to the right of the webpage. I'll send you an invoice through Paypal to make payment. Credit cards are also accepted through Paypal. Money orders are also accepted. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Scrub Plane Circa 1800's


Scrub Plane
Circa 1800's
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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King of Frame: Arroyo Gold

My Scrub plane. It was a smoothing plane but converted it to a scrub plane so i can really hog off some wood 'lickity split'. It's seem some use for sure. The iron is a Spear and Jackson Iron that I reground into a concave, slightly rounded edge. When you take shavings from your stock it more or less scoops it out.This one is about 6" long and weighs about 3lbs I guess.  

Sandy Break


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

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Nothing like seeing a nice clean set of waves coming in to shore especially on a nice summer day. Just off the 47th jetty.