painting: colorful horse

dazzle 11″x14″

I let all the colors flow organically, without any planning. Or, which is to say, I started with a little bit of planning but that fell apart right away and it just painted itself. I love how it turned out. I painted from a reference photo shared by Nadi Spencer

11″x14″ oil on cradled wood board, available in my Etsy shop. πŸ™‚

painting: cottontail

bun run 9″x12″

I think when I started this bun, I expected him to turn out more brown. Somehow all the blue/gray crept in. Funny how that happens, all on its own. Sometimes I’m just as surprised how these turn out as are you. πŸ™‚ I painted from a reference photo shared by Linda MacMillan.

9″x12″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. Thanks for looking! πŸ™‚

painting: mama & me llama

mama & me (llama) 8″x8″

I painted with a very free style, trying to capture the fuzziness of these alpaca. Yes, it strikes me now that they are alpaca and not llama. Sigh. Any opinions which one they are? I painted from a reference photo shared by Bari Padgett.

8″x8″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. πŸ˜€ SOLD, thank you!

painting: hare

hop to it 6″x12″

I bought a lot of these wood boards to use just before the price of wood started skyrocketing. When I went to replenish my supply, I saw they are being hit by the price increase. Believe me, I am not pricing these higher than canvas paintings just because I think I deserve a raise–the wood really does cost more. If wood keeps going up, I’m going to have to switch back to canvas-only, because even medium-sized wood board is getting crazy expensive. Too bad, because I’m really liking the texture of painting on wood.

I painted from a photo shared by Alison Ingram. Didn’t she capture him in the most captivating moment?

6″x12″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. πŸ™‚ SOLD, Thank you!