Sunday, January 25, 2015

Harborside East


Harborside East
Galveston Island, TX
6 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Last painting of the day facing away from the sun looking towards the Galveston Bay Channel that leads out into the Gulf. Galveston is on the right and Pelican Island on the left. Below is a shot of the painting as I painted it. Not a lot of traffic in the channel except this one massive ship that passed by and a tug you can see in the photo. Couple of ships were docked in the distance in the painting.



Friday, January 23, 2015

South View



South View
Manvel, Texas
6" x 8"
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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The clouds on this day just started to open up late evening. The photo below of the setup doesn't show that as the camera blew out the sky, bright white as the focal length was pretty short. However, your in luck as I painted it just like I saw it and tweaked it from memory once I got home. Mostly just to tidy it up a bit. Yesterday it was a gusher for this area and a lot of fields were flooded and still are as the ground was still pretty wet from the previous week. This usually doesn't happen this time of year that I know of, usually summer or fall. 


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Board Room


Board Room
Still Life
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Once in a blue moon I'll do an interior painting. This just caught my eye the lighting hitting the floor with some boards laying down and some other misc stuff off to the side. Below is a shot of my easel while painting the scene. I tried to keep the light that I used from lighting up the scene I was painting but I needed some light to see while I was painting so it made for a bit of a lighting challenge. I could tell the light lightened up a little bit of the scene but for the most part it is pretty close. 





Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Passing Storm


Passing Storm
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

Monday, January 19, 2015

Lemon Drop


Lemon Drop
Still Life
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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I've had this cup in a painting before a while back and just remembered I had it. It's a brass tea cup from England. Inside is a Green Tea Bag and a Kumquat that I used in a previous painting. Below is the setup I used this time just on the table so I could see the Lemon Drop. 


Saturday, January 17, 2015

East Coast



East Coast,
Galveston Island, Texas
6 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Enjoying getting out to paint as much as I can which is few to less. This painting and the painting in the next post were painted today. I'm showing the best of the bunch. There was one other I liked but didn't quite pull it off so I will save that spot for another day. This view is right on top of the Seawall which basically goes all the way down to the end of the island. Further down into the background is where I painted the next painting called "Beach Road". I didn't even make it to the beach this day to many good views to paint.


Beach Road


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

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Kind of a wet day as in the aftermath of a rain storm. Today was dry and nice blue skies once in a while. This is at East Beach and the road was pretty much drenched from the rain. Below you can see some vehicles as they passed. it didn't take to long for the water to settle after each one drove by which made it kind of interesting since it was a rush to capture some of the light before the water was disturbed. 


Dragon Tea



Dragon Tea
Still Life
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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On this one you can see in the photo below something is different. On this one since I pretty much ran through all the ideas I had I decided to make a warmer painting and call it Dragon Tea. I suppose you can say this is a Gamut Mask but I didn't choose colors specifically on make a pile to only use those, I just ran with it. The photo below is at an angle so it really doesn't show what I was looking at perspective wise, just showing the two side by side. I had the board tilted up at an angle this time and mad it a lot easier to paint and it gave it more of a definite shadow. 



Foul Play


Foul Play
Still Life
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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This one is a different viewpoint than the others, can you tell? I was going to do a similar view point that I've done before but it just wasn't exiting. After moving some things around on the desk I looked over at the stack of boxes and saw this viewpoint. Ahaa!! I then stacked it up to head level balancing on some cardboard boxes while I painted it. This is a Kumquat, they are popular over in Orient and from what I've learned should be eaten whole as the skin is sweet. I haven't tried this one but I will find out...Below is a photo of the setup, Stacked way up high.



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mandarin and Tea



Mandarin and Tea
Still Life
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Mandarin's the small orange. They are pretty good. I have had better. There's one similar in size called a Halo which is really good when there in season. Believe it or not, there's a Mandarin Tea out there. Below is a shot of the painting while I painted it. I'm using just some boxes to raise them up to about shoulder high. I've been standing up to paint these which in of itself is a challenge but it's paying off since I can step back move around a bit to refresh my view.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lemon and Tea


Lemon and Tea
Still Life
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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I'm definitely a tea drinker who likes lemon in his tea. Especially Iced Tea. Born and raised on it. I don't use lemon that often only if it's during the summer or eating out and organic is the one to get. Meyer lemons are great. This one I cut and halved the slice paired with a green tea. Below is the setup I used this time raised about foot and half from the normal perspective and a black sketch book as the background. 


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ginger and Tea


Ginger and Tea
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Fresh ginger, sliced smells really good. Take a bite and your in for it. Spicy, no, hot, yes! You can definitely get teas out there with Ginger in them. I tried one that had lemon, not good. Maybe it was the brand. Really like the ginger though, smells great. Below is the setup I used as I painted. This time I propped up the still life so it wouldn't be a view more or less looking on top of it. I like it better like this and wish I did the peppermint the same. Although I don't think the peppermint would stay in one spot. The ginger was also a surprise to see the bright yellow in the middle. Really cool.




Monday, January 12, 2015

Peppermint and Tea


Peppermint and Tea
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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This one was a challenge to do. Looking more over the top than the previous paintings and the candy was a tough one. It took me a while just to get the candy to sit up without rolling but finally found the sweet spot. Below is a photo of the setup I used, simple but takes time to get it right. 


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fig and Tea


Fig and Tea
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Lucked up on the figs, hardly ever do you see them raw in the store. Since they are nice and short if fit well with the tea bag theme going on. I didn't expect that figs would be flavor for bagged tea but wouldn't you know it is. Figs are favorite of mine raw sliced up on toast, makes for a great substitute for jam and great for you too.


Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Hummingbird


The Hummingbird
Galveston Island, Texas
Painted on Location
6 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Today was wet and rainy and cold. Not as cold as yesterday but pretty close to it. These guys are oyster catchers I believe. Not sure where they are from, maybe Louisiana as last year there were some that stopped by. I had a nice spot, well, lets just say out of most of the wind. I avoided most of the rain on my palette thanks to an overhang but that had it's downfall. The worst part is the roof runoff. It hit the dock which was not that wide, and soaked my legs. I didn't realize it until I finished that both my shoes were soaked and pants legs too. 


Guava Tea


Guava Tea
Still Life
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Yep I Googled it lol. Guava and Tea! I'm not sure if it would taste good or not, they do come in tea bag form. Each time I do one of these Tea Themed paintings I mull it over on what I might like to see composition wise. Sometimes it takes a while for me to find one I like. When I was figuring out this one I chopped up a couple of them and found out they were pretty bland inside as far as color. I've seen some that were red/pink inside will try to find one of those one day. I decided after all that I would just use it as a whole. It looked great but then I had a great idea of just zooming in on the Guava as you see here. I'll probably do another version one day of the whole Guava in it. They are quite small as you can see in the below photo of the setup as I painted it. 



Friday, January 9, 2015

Wild Bend


Wild Bend
Brazos Bend State Park
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Super cold today and rainy. Out painting at Brazos Bend State Park. Here's one view of one of there fishing ponds. The foreground trees are on a really long peninsula. Below is a photo of the painting on site. I lucked up in this spot under some trees, but it still got the palette pretty wet while I was painting and the wind was pretty breezy. I touched it up a little after getting it home. The rain clouds I guess you could call them, almost misty low flying blobs dumping dribble on you, would sometimes open up and let the sunlight in. Also the wind picked up every so often and when it did it ruffled the waters and you can see in the reflection how it made a nice highlight. 


Hot Tea


Hot Tea
Still Life
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Hot Tea anyone?? This one I thought would be fun playing on the theme of tea being hot and the chili pepper called a Habanero. Recently I heard there's a new pepper on the top of the least called the Carolina Reaper and it's red. This one was a challenge but I since I did the last one they are getting a little easier but still quite the challenge.   


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cherry Tea


Cherry Tea
Still Life
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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This one was fun, Mixing it up with the flavor theme. I like cherry's, and add that to tea and you got me. This one took a while to finish and was a challenge, but I think I'm getting the hang of it. Painting from life has it's own challenges but they are very rewarding. Below is a photo of the painting on the easel as I painted the setup on my desk. 


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sitting Up


Sitting Up
Still Life
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Another in the series of the tea theme. Liking the big size versions here. I fudge the tags on here do to copyright so they are a bit scrambled up. On this one I had a hunch that standing the tea bag would become an interesting one to paint and getting the feel that it is standing up was quite a challenge. Will be doing more.