Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday, October 6th Galveston Plein Air Workshop





Saturday, 9/29 4pm, Galveston Jetties, Stormy and big waves.



I would label this painting Stormy on a Deep Blue Sea but hey, no deep blue seas near here.

Bookmark your calendar, and wipe it clean because Saturday Oct. 6th is this months Plein Air workshop series. Two classes morning and evening. We meet at the Galveston Art League at 8:30 to 9am before departing to the location of the day. If your coming let me know as soon as you can.  

Fall Plein Air Series Locations in order:
Oct 6 - Galveston State Park
Oct 13 - 61st at Offats Bayou
Oct 20 - 8 Mile Point
Oct 27 - The Fort on Bolivar Peninsula

Stormy Day, but dry inside.....

Woke up early this morning to a gusher of rain on the last day of this months Still Life Workshop. We just finished the still life workshop for this month and what a blast we had. Thanks for everyone coming out and having some fun. We covered a lot of ground. Thank you for everyone who attended including those who couldn't make today. Up next is the long awaited Plein Air Workshop hope to see you there as it's going to be a lot of fun.


Still Life Workshop, Mary-Lou, Peter, and Billie braved the weather
this morning to paint.




Thursday, September 27, 2012

Blue Water Boat, Galveston Harbor


Fishing Boat, Galveston Harbor
6 x 6
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn
Framed: La Paz Frame, Gold Lip, Floater
Price: $160 includes shipping
Unframed: $70 includes shipping
To Purchase Click Here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Galveston October Plein Air Workshop

During the Month of October on each Saturday I will be teaching an Oil Painting Plein Air Workshop for beginners and those who are more advanced. 
  • The Beginners Workshop is setup to learn in stages, each class builds on top of the previous class so try not to miss one. If you do it's still ok you will learn more from coming than not. 
  • The Advanced Workshop class we will be focusing on improving our abilities to paint better. Each person has there areas that could improve and we will learn what they are and figure out how to overcome them.
  • Note - We might have a figure model for the advanced class for the beach scene which will be an additional $10 model fee paid to the model. This will be on October 6th. More info on this to come.
We will be painting all over the island including Bolivar. Here is a list of the locations:
  • October 6 - Galveston State Park, beach side, we get the sand, surf, and beach goers
  • October 13 - 61st street near Offats Bayou at the bridge, neat location there's usually a sailboat moored nearby as well as the opportunity to paint small sailboats sailing around.
  • October 20 - 8 Mile Point on West End of Galveston Island, nice location with fisherman and a shrimp boat that's moored there as well as views of the Bay
  • October 27 - Fort Travis Bolivar side - Need I say more, a ferry ride, and some really cool spots to paint at Fort Travis
I decided this time to make available two classes on the same day, one for beginners and one for more experienced painters. To help you decide which one to pick here are some simple that might help you figure it out. If you still are not sure contact me.

Beginner's 
  • Never painted outside
  • Your a good painter indoors, but every time you paint outdoors you make frisbees instead
  • You don't paint however you sketch outside a lot
  • If a 16 x 20 scares you, then take this class instead
  • Your a slow painter and have trouble finishing
  • You have yet to conquer your fears of painting outdoors
Advanced
  • Everywhere you drive you look for something to paint
  • You can paint outdoors and have painted in the past
  • You want to learn how to paint more freely
  • You can make a painting within an hour or so and still feel like making another
  • You want to paint bigger, will be going bigger this time up to 12 x 12 - 16x20
  • Painting quickly is not that big of a deal for you anymore

Materials to Bring to each workshop: 
  1. Paint - Try to use Artist Grade Paints, I like Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue those are my everyday colors I use. I also use Thalo Blue, Violet, and a grey
  2. Brushes - Long Handles, chunking bristle, hog hair, all flats some big brushes, No 10, some No. 6's some smaller brushes No. 3, and small round for thin lines
  3. Odorless Mineral Spirits, a snap lid can any art store usually has them
  4. Your painting medium of choice, or simply refined linseed oil
  5. Rags, or paper towels
  6. Ony need two of these per day. Some panels 6x8, 8x8, 8x10, for advanced class 12x12 to 16x20
  7. Easel or Pochade box tripod etc, palette, palette knife
  8. Small sketchbook, pencil
  9. Mosquito Repellent, sunscreen, hat shade eyes. water etc.
  10. Camera take some pics


Little Mermaid, Galveston Seawall


Little Mermaid
Galveston, TX Sea Wall
6 x 6
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

Framed: La Paz Frame, Gold Lip, Floater Frame
Price: $160 includes shipping
Unframed: $70 includes shipping
To Purchase Click Here. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sea Bound, Galveston Island, East Channel


Sea Bound
Galveston Island, TX. East Channel
6 x 6
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn
Framed: La Paz Frame, gold lip, Floater frame
Price: $160 includes shipping
Unframed: $70 includes shipping
To Purchase contact me here.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX


Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX
6 x 6
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

Randy Higbee Gallery
Contact for Availability
1-800-506-7624

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Strand, Galveston, Tx


The Strand, Galveston, TX
6 x 6
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn
Framed: La Paz, with gold lip, floater
Price: $160 includes shipping
Unframed $70
To Purchase contact me here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Vintage at 2am


Vintage at 2am
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

Sold


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Market St. Galveston, TX


Market St. Galveston, TX
6 x 6
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn
Framed: La Paz, with gold lip, floater
Price: $160 includes shipping
Unframed $70
To Purchase contact me here.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

More 6x6 series....


Galveston House
6 x 6
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn
Framed: La Paz Dark, with gold lip, floater
Price: $160 includes shipping
Unframed $70
To Purchase contact me here.



Galveston Wharf
6 x 6
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn
Framed: La Paz Dark, with gold lip, floater
Price: $160 includes shipping
Unframed $70
To Purchase contact me here.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Galveston Bay


Galveston Bay
6 x 6
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn
Frame: Catalina Gold Frame, Floater
Price: $160 includes shipping
Unframed $70
To Purchase contact me here.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Still Life Workshop....Sketching Meetup...

Still Life Workshop:
The month of September I'm teaching a still life Workshop. Will be using oil's and painting from life of things you would like to paint. Every Saturday beginning on the 8th and more on that at the Galveston Art League's website. Early registration gives you a $20 discount. Each session runs for 4 hours so we have plenty of time for at least a couple paintings each session to learn from. We will have lighted setups giving a nice contrast to work from and will be a blast. This is more of a basics approach to still life working on some fundamental topics.

Sketching in Galveston:
I started a sketching meetup that's to be held after the Still Life Workshop in Galveston and will be going to various places to sketch on the island. More info at the Galveston Art League's website. I have a correction the contest will be held on Saturday 22nd instead of the 29th do to the entry date for the October show is before the 29th.