|Me painting in plein air at Tandy Hills, in east Fort Worth.|
|The beautiful hills and wildflowers at Tandy Hills.|
In addition to painting in Plein Air I have been really enjoying the Impressionist exhibit at the Kimble Art Museum. This exhibit has over 70 paintings. There is a large group of Renoirs as well as paintings by the other great French Impressionists and artists from other countries including Belgium, Italy, and the USA. My friend Beatriz Welch gave us a tour of it recently, and it was a wonderful experience.
|My Arabian Horse Sculpture.|
|Arabian horse at my friend Sabine's.|
|Me sculpting a jaguar in the Fort Worth Zoo.|
I have been going out to the Fort Worth Zoo which has been a challenge because the nice weather has really been bringing out the crowds. I started a smaller jaguar in the winter and decided that I was really enjoying it and wanted to make a larger version. This one is going fairly fast. I still have a long way to go but I'm looking forward to finishing it and having it cast.
|My jaguar sculpture as a work in progress.|
People are always so nice and encouraging when I'm out sculpting. They always say things like " That looks really good" or " I could never do that." What is embarrasing is that they say that even when I'm just stating out and it looks like something a five year old would make. Oh well, I know that they mean well, and that's what counts.