Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Blue in Green


Blue in Grean
Galveston, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Blue in Green titled after one of Miles Davis songs. The blues and greens are better seen in person but hope you can get a little taste here. 



Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Seagulls


Seagulls
Galveston, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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You know your near the beach when you here Seagulls making those characteristic calls. If you never been to the beach to feed them it's a must. A loaf of bread can go fast. Down near San Luis Pass I took my dad for a trip one day and a loaf of bread to feed the Seagulls. When we arrived there were a couple dilly dallying around and once we started throwing the bread out more and more came over to join in the fun. A good day at the beach. Here's a quick fact Seagulls don't always stay at the beach, I've seen them thirty miles inland before so you might not have to be near the beach to hear Seagulls gawking. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Galveston Plein Air Painting Workshop....

Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop on the BEACH!!

Coming this April on Saturday the 20th and 27th I will be teaching a Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop at Galveston Island. The past year was a blast and hope to kick off this year with some great painting on the Island.

Plein Air Oil Painting - Galveston Island, Texas
Dates: Saturdays April 20th and 27th
Registration/Meetup at Galveston Art League, 10-10:45am cost $40 each session*
Time: 11am to 4pm

Day 1 Saturday 20th: We will be at Galveston Island State Park on the beach. Sketching and Painting the surrounding area with tips and questions answered.

Day 2 Saturday 27th: We will be near the new Galveston Pleasure Pier Sketching and Painting the surrounding area with tips and questions answered.

I try to keep these classes simple, since painting outdoors can be very challenging especially for beginners. If you don't already have a plein air painting setup I do make them and there's a photo of my setup below. This makes painting very easy and free's your hands up, plus you don't have to worry about your setup blowing over. Make sure to contact me at least a week before April 20th.

*Taking each session is not mandatory but recommended since the more you paint the more you learn.

Materials recommended:
Pochade box, easel/tripod, a way to weigh your setup down, 10lb weight or bag fill with sand
Oil paint Plenty of White, and at least a yellow, blue and red.
Brushes: Size 2,4 flats long handle at least three of each and couple rigger type brushes
OMS: mineral spirits
Medium of your choice
Rags/paper towels, Rags proffered
Couple Panels or canvases to paint on 8x8, 8x10 etc. a panel holder(not required but really handy)
Hat
Sunscreen
Drink water etc.
Snack
Sunscreen


Last year at Galveston State Park, check out the clouds.


This is my setup above. Easy and quick but very steady. During this day the wind was blowing pretty good and it didn't even budge, Nice!!


Last year at East Beach near the Galveston channel me in the grey shirt and hat.


Having fun painting on East Beach, a typical classic oil painting easel, got to love em.



Group shot last year in March on a cold day.








Sailing By


Sailing By
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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I had some requests for adding in boats so here is the first sailboat of the series. This is a yacht called a cutter and the mainsail is gaff-rigged as most sailboats have a triangular main sail this one is cut off at the top. A cutter this size can be upwards of  90 feet long. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Afternoon Break


Afternoon Break
Galveston, Texas
8 x 8 
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Anyone enjoy reading while at the beach? I tried once and failed miserably. I'm one of those guys that has a short attention span and sometimes while reading a book I can go over a couple pages without even following what I read. Mix it up with being at the beach and I have no chance of getting through not even one chapter. I think it has to be a good book and I've read some good ones that I couldn't put down and once stayed up until 5am to finish a book. It's been a while since I read any since, I wonder why lol.

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Chase


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

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Another salty air sea scene by the sea shore where Suzy sells sea shells on the sea wall lol. The Chase, two sailboats sailing around off Galveston Island, Texas.

Oyster Boat


Oyster Boat
Galveston, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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These guys were from Luissianna going out and harvesting some Oysters. The particular area these guys were at was a marina next to the Galveston Causeway on Galveston Bay the Island side.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Inside Break


Inside Break
Galveston, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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These evening paintings are tough and hope you get a since of in this painting. The new Galveston Pleasure Pier is off in the distance. When it used to be the Flagship Hotel before the Hurricane messed it up you could  drive out and there was a fishing shop at the end of the Pier and the lower platform you could walk out and fish on. Some surfers used to jump off the top part into the water a pretty big jump. 



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Salty Air


Salty Air
Galveston, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Love that salty air once your at the beach or even around salty water. It's a nice reminder that smell of the sea.



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sea Breeze


Sea Breeze
Galveston, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Kind of Blue


Kind of Blue
Galveston, Texas
8 x 8 
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Anyone like Jazz music? One of my favorites is Miles Davis and the title of this painting comes from one of his Albums "Kind of Blue", and one of the songs on there I like is called "All Blues" to here it on the big tube click this link: Miles Davis: "All Blues" 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mellow Yellow


Mellow Yellow
Galveston, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Rip Tide at 27th


Rip Tide at 27th
Galveston, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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The outgoing rip tide at 27th a little strong that day.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Evermore


Evermore
Galveston, TX
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Most of what I'm painting is towards the evening in case your wandering. The waves just keep rolling in, evermore, evermore. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

27th Break


27th Break
Galveston, TX
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Off in the distance a barely seen ship going out to sea. Maybe bound for an Atlantic crossing. Which do you prefer Dole or Chiquita Bananas? Thinking of Bananas, ever notice that the organic ones taste better? 



Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Black Out


Black Out
Galveston, TX
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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I'm taking the punches one at a time, it's tough going but I'm liking it so far.



Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Sea Grows Angry


The Sea Grows Angry
Galveston, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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"The sea grows angry lad's, by the minute. We wait for daybreak." Another day at the beach on Galveston Island. 


Monday, March 11, 2013

Down to the Sea


Down to the Sea
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Nice view from the 27th jetty and in the evening. "Down to the Sea Jamison, tonight we fish for the big one, host the Main!"

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Sea Beckons


The Sea Beckons
Galveston, TX
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Coburn

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I really like painting these waves, so much fun and there's endless compositions. More to come, "Hang on lads, they be waves a comin!"


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Waiting for a Nibble


Waiting for a Nibble
Galveston, TX
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Sometimes the hours sure pass while fishing. Watching the cork bob up and down and wandering what and when if anything will take your bait. Now the waves play tricks on you sometimes and if your unfortunate and your hook gets hung on a rock or oyster reef, which we do have down here, your buddy next to you is going to think you have a really big one on the pole. That won't last very long you see he knows what's up. Then there's crabs they like to take your bait and walk with it making you think something fishy is going on and your right there is. Rarely do you catch a crab since they either take your bait or let go after getting a ride. Still waiting for a nibble....



Friday, March 8, 2013

In Coming


In Coming
Galveston Island, TX
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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A little surf action to the right of the 29th Jetty or was it 27th not sure which one now Galveston has quite a few jetties on the Seawall. 



Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rough Waters Ahead Lad


Rough Waters Ahead Lad
Galveston, TX
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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"There's rough waters ahead lad and there's no turning back!" A nice stormy sea on a winter's day.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Evening at the Beach


Evening at the Beach
Galveston, TX
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Not everday at the beach is filled with color however there's still color on those grey days. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

29th Break


29th Break
Galveston, TX
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Lucky to get this one just to the left of the the 29th Jetty off the Galveston Island SeaWall.

Monday, March 4, 2013

A Peeler


A Peeler
Galveston, TX
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Another surf painting in the lineup, this time a peeler. A peeler is a wave that curls and just peels ever so slightly nice and smooth as it breaks. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Outer Banks


Outer Banks
Galveston, TX
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Occasionally on good days the surf breaks farther out. This one is another evening view and the light caught the white water just right as the sun was going down behind the many buildings along the sea wall.