Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Roughing It


Roughing It
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fresh Air


Fresh Air
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Sample of the above painting

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wave Rider


Wave Rider
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn
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Having some fun painting these surfing scenes. Playing with tone, warmth, contrast, sharp edges, lost edges, cool colors, composition all good fun. I've been listening to some Flamenco Guitar music while painting which kind of gets me going and enthused. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

HIghlight


Highlight
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn
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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Seascape Demo, and 2 Books Left...


The Seascape Demo
at
Galveston Art League

This is the only pic of me I have painting during the demo. Last Saturday was a lot of fun. We had quite a group show up even during all the rain we've been having. I want to thank all who came out, and enjoyed talking art and having fun. Here I am putting some strokes down on some foreground figures on the beach. Not quite finished with this painting yet and will post later on this week after noticing some areas that could be improved upon once I took a fresh look at it.  

Seascape Books....

I have two of my Seascape Books on hand if you would like one email me. It has 64 pages full of my seascape paintings. The book is 8" x 8" and I just now realized that if you multiply those two figures you get 64, lol. More about the book on the link to the right of my blog. The book is $35 including shipping.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Surf Inside


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

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Monday, December 16, 2013

The Ride at Indo, Diptych






The Ride at Indo
Seascape
Diptych
2 8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn
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This is my first Diptych, two paintings that go side by side. Ever heard of a Triptych? Yes, that's right, three paintings side by side. Not sure if I will go for one of those or not. I tried to make these two paintings be able to stand on there own as separate paintings in there own right and I think I chose a scene that does just that. Obviously the top painting goes on the left side of the bottom painting. Also, if you don't know, Indo is short for Indonesia.





Saturday, December 14, 2013

Free Ride


Free Ride
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Morning at Indo


Morning at Indo
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn
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Surfing Indo


Surfing Indo
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn
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Monday, December 9, 2013

Going Deep


Going Deep
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn
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Friday, December 6, 2013

Orange Halo


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

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Had these awesome oranges today, my favorite to eat. So I decided to set one up and paint it next to the easel. I didn't add any special lighting and painted it as is except for the background which of course needed to be greatly simplified. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shallow Reef


Shallow Reef
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Had to toil away on this one. It started all from a simple sketch of a boat and some references of some water scenes all compiled to make this painting work out. Had almost two times I was about to call it finished however after taking a break and coming back to it I knew it needed more work. After halfway through I realized it was looking sort of similar to Edgar Payne's work and I mean loosely. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New Seascape Book now Available



Randall Cogburn
Seascapes and related oil paintings
8 x 8
Professionally Bound
64 Glossy Pages
Softcover, with Spine
$35
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Sample Pages from the book.







Back Cover

Monday, December 2, 2013

Pelicans in Fog


Pelicans in For
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Peter Pan



Peter Pan
Galveston, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dec 21's Seascape Demo

On Saturday December 21'st I'm having a seascape demo at the Galveston Art League. This is an Indoor event, no need for supplies just show up and enjoy the refreshments served. I'm painting an 18x24 seascape of Galveston and will take it from bare canvas to finished painting. I'll answer any questions you might have during the demo and after and feel free to chit chat and watch as I paint.

Saturday, December 21'st
Galveston Art League: 12pm to 4pm
Refreshments Served
Cost is $15 per person.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Catching a Wave


Catching a Wave
Galveston, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sea Impression


Sea Impression
Galveston Island, Texas
On Location
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to let this painting go since it's a first of first's type of a painting. But first, before I get into what I mean by that, let me briefly explain why I decided to put it up for sale. Like all artists we love looking at other artists work. It's at least one way to get inspired. On this occasion an artist in the November Issue of Plein Air Magazine, named C. W. Mundy, had a nice article about his passion for paintings to have an abstract quality to a scene, an impression. His style reminded me of this painting I did and made me think that others might enjoy seeing it as well.

This painting is a first of first's. More like the first of few. On a trip to paint on the 27th Jetty, the day seemed more wet and hopes of the rain clearing seemed iffy. Gearing up for possible rain I trekked down the seawall to the beach and soon realized I had left, at the house, my brushes. Oh, geesh! I have left things before on trips, like turps, a palette and yes my brushes. I was determined not to give up and if I had to I might have just used my fingers and rags if it was not for having with me my palette knife. So this painting became my first seascape painting done with my palette knife. 

To make things even more challenging it started to sprinkle. I was soon battling drops on my palette halfway through the painting. As you might know water and oil don't mix. Lucky me I stuck it through to the end and came home with a nice impressionistic painting.  

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fisherman at Sea


Fisherman at Sea
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Sail at Sunset


Sail at Sunset
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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One of the harder views in my opinion to pull off is a view down the coast where the waves are more irregular shaped. 


Paddling For It


Paddling For It
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Evening surf can be dramatic but even more interesting with some fog rolling in. Ever watch Endless Summer 2 the surf movie? One of my favorite surfers in there is Pat O'Connel. The guy was always hyper and loving every wave. This guy remember me of him, paddling like crazy and bouncing all over the wave. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Heading Out


Heading Out
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Surfing on a cold day during some fog. A wetsuit day for sure this time of year.

Down the Coast


Down the Coast
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Drifting


Drifting
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Spending the evening surfing during some fog and waiting for the second set to roll in.  


Monday, November 25, 2013

Sounds of the Sea


Sounds of the Sea
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Ever been in some thick fog while in a boat? I've been in that situation a couple times and it's kind of nerve racking having to look all around an make sure you don't get hit by another boat. This is a view from the 53rd jetty during the fog overtake of Galveston Island.

Sunset at Seawall


Sunset at Seawall
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Really lucky to be here at the right time right day. Not to far from the 61'st jetty during a really foggy evening. 




Saturday, November 23, 2013

Seawall Blvd.


Seawall Blvd.
Galveston Island, Texas
Urbanscape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Driving the sea wall late one evening during some major fog coming in. On this day I lucked up and the sun was able to beam through the fog and was amazing. 


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Wandering the Coast


Wandering the Coast
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Ever decide to go to the beach just for fun? Oh wait, that's probably how most vacations start right? You drive down to the beach, go surf, swim, fish, search for shells on the beach, or whatever floats your boat. Not wanting the day to end you decide to make that trip down further south along the coast to Freeport. Have the munchies, get a snack at Valero at Surfside. Then you realize you stayed out in the sun to long without enough sunscreen, or it will be twelve o'clock midnight before you have to wake up fiver hours later to go to work. But it's all good because you love the beach. Go wander on the beach the next time you go out and have fun. 




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Channel View


Channel View
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Rnadall Cogburn

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Two ways to get to Bolivar Peninsula where this lighthouse still stands. One way, I call the long way, all the way around through Houston, Baytown down I-10 and off to High Island, hang a right and head down the long road to get to the lighthouse. The second way by ferry from Galveston Island. Take your pick they both have there pros and cons. One by sea the other by land. To get this view you go by ferry. A fun trip if you haven't been on a ferry for a while.



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Friday, November 22, 2013

Randy Higbee 6x6 Show

Great news! I'm excited to announce I will have three paintings in the Randy Higbee 6x6 show out in Costa Messa, California. The event is an Exhibition and Sale by a Collection of some of the Finest Artists from around the Country. Gala Artist’s Reception:  December 7th and the show is open for viewing until the 20th.



Floaties
6 x 6
Oil on Panel
Framed: King of Frame, La Paz Floater
Randall Cogburn

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Longboarder
6 x 6
Oil on Panel
Framed: King of Frame, La Paz Floater
Randall Cogburn




Misty Morning
6 x 6
Oil on Panel
Framed: King of Frame, La Paz Floater
Randall Cogburn

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Here's a short video of the Randy Higbee Gallery



The Atlas


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

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One of the local tug boats that work the channel between Pelican Island, and Galveston Island. Lots of boats coming in and out. This one is called the Atlas. 



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Sailing in Fog


Sailing in Fog
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Sailing around in Galveston Bay during a lot of fog and heading out the channel to the Gulf Of Mexico. Ever wonder where some of these sailboats are going. A cruise out and back, sail down the coast to another city like Corpus Christi, or how about a sail to one of the Caribbean Islands.


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At The Beach


At The Beach
Galveston Island, Texas
Seascape
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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Surf Day at the beach at Galveston Island, Texas during a fog roll in. Really cool to see surfers out in the fog. 


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Arroyo Gold

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Break


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

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Framed Example
King of Frame
Arroyo Gold Floater