Friday, May 30, 2014

Robert Genn...





For those who might not know of him, Robert Genn has passed, rest in Peace my friend. He's been quite an inspiration to me ever since I started painting and to thousands of painters all over the globe with his paintings and even more so his twice weekly letters. His daughter Sara is continuing with the tradition of the letters with her take along with Roberts previous letters that could last over 27 years worth, just amazing. I'm in one of his letters about a couple years ago, so to help spread the word jet on over to his website, there's a ton of reading and you'll be inspired for sure. 



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sur Le Tableau



Sur Le Tableau
Still Life
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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"Sur Le Tableau", French for 'On the Table'. One of the few french phrases I know from way back in French Class in college. This view is in my kitchen and it just caught my eye after using half a lemon I thought I'd not waste this half and use it as a subject to paint. Glad I did on this impulse and will do more in the future. The lights in the kitchen were off during the day and it kind of had a neat color going on and the abstract view appealed to me which I like and will try and introduce more into my paintings. 



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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Poseidon's Sea


Poseidon's Sea
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Lookout


The Lookout
Manvel, Texas
Landscape
8 x 10
Oil o Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Late in the evening out in a local field a cow bird on post looking out over his domain. Probably a young cowbird as they really have flourished around these areas. 




Bay Access


Bay Access
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 10
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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One of the many ways to get to Galveston Bay. This one is mainly for Kayaks since it's pretty shallow in these small channels leading into the bay.  

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Away from Shore


Away from Shore
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blue Water Adventures


Blue Water Adventures
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 10
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Fishing on a Whim


Fishing on a Whim
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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One of the few fisherman on the beach at Galveston Island, Texas surf fishing on the Gulf Coast.

Man and Sea


Man and Sea #1
Freeport, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Awesome weekend for going to the beach and hope you had a chance to get out of the house and do something fun. Getting warmer down here in Texas. How about that freak cold spell recently,what was up with that anyway? I had a space heater I put in storage thinking we were done with the cold weather, oops guess not lol. 

Will have tons of scenes to paint in the coming month keep checking back going to be a blast this summer along with some bigger paintings in the works.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Orange Pekoe


Orange Pekoe
Still Life
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Once in a while I break out the tea and have a cup and late at night a well deserved cup at 1am to get through with this painting. Twinnings of London has been a good brand so far. The Earl Grey, Jasmine Green and Oolong and of course the Pekoe all are good. I haven't tried loose leaf tea yet and might give that a try in the future especially if there's fresh available. This was painted as it sat on my desk with a plastic three drawer storage box in the background. My GymBoss is in the second tray. Nice timer for use in exercising etc. 

Since a cold snap came through lately I've been running through this box of Ceylon Orange Pekoe Tea. Has a nice color and taste. I sometimes use Organic Stevia or the combo Cane Sugar/Stevia with filtered water nuked in the microwave. This painting took a while to paint. I painted it freehand while listening to a YouTube documentary on the most expensive paintings and sipping some Pekoe while contemplating my next stroke of paint.  


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Washed Ashore


Washed Ashore
Freeport, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Fishing for Specs


Fishing for Specs
Galveston Bay, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Fishing at Galveston Bay on a nice day for some Speckled Trout. As far as I can remember the first time I fished was at Galveston. Lot of memories and fun times. Some not so fun but those are for good laughs. Do you have any fishing stories?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Pirate Radio


Pirate Radio
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Boy and Seagull


Boy and Seagull
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Life at the beach. This year I'll try and depict some interesting views of life on the beach. This is a start and have some more in the bag. 


Monday, May 5, 2014

Shifting Sands


Shifting Sands
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Another take on the same day and included some ever so popular floating seaweed heading for the beach. Yes, it's on the beach a lot of it. Even the seagulls are annoyed when they get there webbed feet tangled up in it.

Windy Day


Windy Day
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 10
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Very windy yesterday at the beach. The water was nice looking and turquoise in the distant. 


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bay View


Bay View
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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